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Grace Dawson Hardy

October 24, 1947 January 12, 2018
Grace Dawson Hardy
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Obituary for Grace Dawson Hardy

Seven Springs-Grace Dawson Hardy, 70, was called to her Heavenly reward on Friday, January 12, 2018. Grace was born October 24, 1947 in Lenoir County to the late Clinton Adam Dawson and Della Pelletier Dawson.

Grace’s love of children served her well during a 31 year career with Wayne County Public Schools. A proud two time cancer survivor, her warm smile and positive attitude were an inspiration to many. Grace enjoyed life to the fullest and had a special way of making everyone feel better about themselves when crossing her path.

Grace enjoyed being at home and was an avid bird watcher. She enjoyed cooking and was always eager to try out a new recipe. Grace developed a love for painting and found great enjoyment in painting land and seascapes.

A lady of strong faith, Grace was a vital part in the ministry of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. She has served as lay reader, teacher, youth advisor and loved singing in the choir. Heaven has truly gained a special lady.

A service to celebrate and honor Grace’s life will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11 a.m at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Grace is survived by her devoted husband of fifty years, Bryan Hardy; a special niece Grace thought of as a daughter, Darlene Eason Pendergrass; a special cousin and friend, Cora Creech; along with a number of other very special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by three siblings, Merle Eason, J.B. Dawson and Roger Dawson.

Family and friends will be received Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at Memorials may be made to Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 6861 Highway 55 West, Seven Springs, NC 28578. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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6:00 PM 1/15/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/15/2018 8:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Service Of Remembrance




11:00 AM 1/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
Holy Innocents Episcopal Church

6861 Highway 55 West
Seven Springs, NC 28578

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church
6861 Highway 55 West Seven Springs 28578 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

107 North Forbes Street
La Grange, NC 28551

107 North Forbes Street La Grange 28551 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church

6861 Highway 55 West
Seven Springs, NC 28578

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