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Harvie Ludson Hardie / March 30, 2020

Harvie Ludson Hardie died at his Mount Laurel home on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the age of 88.

Mr. Hardie was born in Halifax County on December 18, 1931, to Henry Hardie and Arline Newbill Hardie. He attended Hampden Sydney College, was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Mount Laurel United Methodist Church, and a founding member and longtime treasurer of the Mount Laurel Pool. Mr. Hardie owned and operated the family cattle farm and the Mount Laurel country store where he particularly delighted in giving candy to the children in the community. He was an avid golfer and hunter, raising and keeping English Setters for bird hunting. His favorite times were those spent with friends and family including his nieces, Eleanor Knowlson, Judith Burton, Roberta Mimmack, Carolyn Felix and nephew Steve Wilburn and their families. In recent years, he was lovingly assisted in his home by caregivers, Doris Davis, Connie Carrington, Tamika Jackson, Rosa Morton, and Rosa Dixon.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Barbara Roller Hardie, his devoted sister, Norma Connell, daughters Lydia Wheelock (Frank), and Nancy Leonard (Matt), and five grandchildren, John Wheelock, Ann Franklin Wheelock, Paul Wheelock, Hans Leonard (Viviane), and Olivia Leonard.

A private graveside service is planned with a memorial service to be scheduled in the future.

For memorials, please consider the Mount Laurel Ruritan Club, c/o Mark Yates, 2068 Bellevue Road, Halifax, VA 24558 or the Mt. Laurel United Methodist Church, c/o Becky Irby, 4233 Mt. Laurel Rd., Clover, VA 24534.
Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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