George W. Hardman - Grantsville

George W. Hardman, 79, of Grantsville, West Virginia, passed away May 6, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

Born in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late Frank ans Artie Cunningham Hardman. He was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Company. He was a US Army Veteran of WW II and was a retired Sargent First Class from the US Army Reserve Military Police. A dedicated Christian he was a member of the Beech Valley United Methodist Church and taught Bible Study at Broomstick and Norman Ridges Churches.

Surviving are his wife, Docie Ellen Frederick Hardman and a son, Nathan G. Hardman of Grantsville; daughter, Carol Sue Nicholson of Grantsville; two sisters, Jean Smith of Cortland, Ohio and Armetta Shedl of Warren, Ohio; a brother Tom Hardman of Hixon, TN; 2 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Audrey, Freeman, Clifford, Ronzel and Junior Hardman; and 6 sisters, Lena, Nina, Belle, Alta, Betty and Caroline.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Reverends Jack Seabolt and Rick Metheney will officiate. Interment will be in the Big Springs Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday