Tifton Gazette

Obituaries

December 24, 2012

William G. ‘Bill’ Hardin Jr.

ASHBURN — Funeral services for William G. “Bill” Hardin Jr., 84, of Ashburn was held Sunday at the Ashburn First Baptist Church and internment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashburn. Mr. Hardin died Saturday at Tift Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Mr. Hardin was born in Irwin County and had lived in Ashburn since 1951.  He was the son of the late William G. and Hazel Rish Hardin Sr. He was a former teacher, basketball coach, principal at Turner County High School and retired as Superintendent of the Turner County School System after 39 years. In 1979, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.

He was a member of the Ashburn First Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon, serving as Chairman for many years. He was a Sunday School teacher of the Bill Hardin Sunday School Class. He served as church moderator and served on the Turner County Library Board. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and working in his yard.

He is survived by his wife, Doris W. Hardin of Ashburn, his son and daughter-in-law, Vick and Tame Hardin, Bangs, Texas; and his daughter and son-in-law, Cecelia H. and Jim Costley, Conyers. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Rett Blanton, Conyers; Mitch Costley, Atlanta; and Victoria Hardin, Bangs, Texas.

Flowers will be accepted, however, for those who wish in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Ashburn First Baptist Church.

You may sign the online guest book and share your special condolences and memories with the family by visiting Perry Funeral Home Chapel’s website at www.perryfuneralhome.com.

Perry Funeral Home of Ashburn is in charge of the arrangements.

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