WATERTOWN – Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 at the Watertown First Baptist Church for Mrs. Hardin, 65, of Lebanon. Born May 24, 1944 in Lebanon to the late William Herschel and Bessie Lee Vaughn Montgomery, the homemaker died Dec. 7, 2009 at her residence.
A member of Webbs Chapel Baptist Church, Mrs. Hardin was a 1962 graduate of Lebanon High School.
The family will receive friends 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown and from 12 Noon until the service Wednesday at the church. Services will be conducted by Rev. Jack Sprinkle and Rev. Don Mathis. Burial will follow at the Poplar Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: husband Herman Hardin of Lebanon and children Lydia (Dennis) Banks of Mt. Juliet, William (Angie) Hardin of Watertown and Renee (Joseph) Dodd of Lebanon.
Also surviving are grandchildren: Whitney and Rachel Hudson, Shelby and Chase Hardin, Bailey Dodd and Logan Banks; siblings: Ogeal Carpenter, Mabel Stephens, Shelia Edwards, Neal Montgomery, Charlie Montgomery, Grady Montgomery and Billy Montgomery – all of Lebanon; Wilma Jones, Betty Ricketts and Doris Smith – all of Mt. Juliet; Johnny Montgomery of Watertown and David Montgomery of Knoxville – as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hardin is preceded in death by Loetta Wrye and Christine Napier and brother Tamer Montgomery.
Active pallbearers: Brian Montgomery, Eric Montgomery, Ronnie Wrye, Stephen Napier, John Edwards and Scott Jones.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.
By BEN DUDLEY
The Wilson Post
It was Dec. 7, 1941, “a date that will live in infamy,” said President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was an unannounced military strike conducted by the Japanese navy against the United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor on a Sunday morning, which later resulted in the U.S. becoming militarily involved in World War II. It was intended as a preventive action to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from influencing the war the Empire of Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia against Britain, the Netherlands and the United States.
The week-long celebration of Kwanzaa begins Dec. 26, but children and adults can enjoy an afternoon of pre-Kwanzaa festivities on Sunday, Dec. 13 in Lebanon.
“This will be a real learning opportunity,” said Mary Harris, president of the Roy Bailey African American History Museum and Wilson County Black History Committee, organizers of the event. “It’s a program geared toward young people, but everyone is welcome.”
The pre-Kwanzaa celebration, which will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church, will include food, praise dancers from the community and other entertainment, a question-and-answer opportunity and remarks by Pastor Robert Jordan. State Rep. Brenda Gilmore will be the special guest at the occasion. The event is free and open to the public.
Pickett Rucker United Methodist Church is at 633 Glover Street in Lebanon. For more information about the event, call 360-8279; the Roy Bailey African American History Museum, 449-2911; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.