E.C. Ned Hardin, Jr., 96, of Grady died November 10, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Hardin was a founding member of the Grady Lion’s Club. He was appointed Revenue Agent in December of 1954 by then Gov., Orval Faubus. He served on the Grady School Board, the County School Board, and the Draft Board. He was a member of the Grady Hunting Camp on Big Island, and was Lincoln County Circuit Clerk for 22 years. He also served in the Army, attended Gulfport Military Academy and attended to Business School in Tyler, TX for two years.

Mr. Hardin was born March 21, 1918 at Grady to the late E. C., Sr. and Josephine Ryall Hardin.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hardin was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Hunter Hardin and a sister, Evelyn Allmon.

Survivors include two sons, Ed and Brenda Hardin and Randy and Debbie Hardin, all of Grady; four grandchildren, Rodney Hardin, Jody Hardin, Josh Hardin and Jennifer Hardin; four great grandchildren, Garret Hardin, Landon Hardin, Sara Hardin and Miriam Hardin; two great great-grandchildren, Caroline Hardin and Hudson Hardin; and niece, Lynn Smith.

Funeral s will be held November 13 at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City with Bro. Lee Zuehlke and Mrs. Katherine Keahey officiating. Visitation is November 13 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Grady Cemetery. Pallbearers are Rodney Hardin, Jody Hardin, Josh Hardin, Garret Hardin, Landon Hardin and Curly Mejia.

Memorials may be made to Grady United Methodist Church, 809 S. Main Street, Grady, AR 71644.