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1941 James 2021

James Norman Hardison

February 16, 1941 — May 18, 2021

Mr. James Norman Hardison, 80, resident of Golf Club Lane in Columbia, died Tuesday May 18, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his wife and children. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Ricky Clay officiating. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends from 1:00 P.M. until time of the service. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born February 16, 1941, he was the son of the late John Turner Hardison and the late Mary Cothron Hardison. Mr. Hardison was a Central High School graduate of the Class of 1959. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 19. On June 29, 1967 he married Patricia Lynn Hardison. For 23 years, he worked in the maintenance department at Monsanto and went on to retire from the State of Tennessee Highway Department. Mr. Hardison loved fishing and the outdoors. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Lynn Hardison of Columbia; children, Tony (Nicole) Hardison of Lobelville, Cynthia (Ricky) Brown and Jeff (Kayla) Hardison, both of Columbia; grandchildren, Joshua Hardison, Casey (Travis) Majors, David (Emily) Brown, Maranda (Anthony) Butera, Carly Brown and Zackary Hardison; step-grandchild, Keeley Dewire; great-grandchild, Brooks Brown; sister-in-law, Edna “Snookie” Hardison; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy Ray Hardison, and David Hardison; sisters Mary Frances Carpenter & Elizabeth Hardison. Active pallbearers will be Zackary Hardison, David Brown, Joshua Hardison, Ricky Edwards, Terry Edwards, & Jason Edwards. Honorary pallbearers will be Monsanto Retirees, TN State Highway Department and American Legion Post 19. Memorials may be made to the Pineview Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 552 Lobelville, TN 37097. Special thanks to the Hospice Compassus nurses.

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