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Claude Hardee: Clarendon

    Major Claude P. Hardee, Retired Assistant Chief, Whiteville Police Department, died Thursday, Nov. 20 in his Clarendon home. He was 81.
    Born Aug. 17, 1933 in Horry County, he was the son of the late Charles Gleaton Hardee and Ruth Powell Hardee.  
    In addition to his wife, Eloise Gaskins Hardee, he was preceded in death by a son, Greg Hardee; four brothers; and three sisters.
    He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a MP in Germany for two years. He also served as an officer with the Whiteville Police Department for 28 years.
    He is survived by three sons, Retired Major Sanford Hardee, Columbus County Sheriff’s Department (Ann) of Tabor City, Andy Hardee (Christie) of Clarendon, Mitchell Hardee (Sandra) of Clarendon; daughter in law Ann Hardee of Clarendon; eight grandchildren, Anthony Hardee, Nicholas Hardee, Timmy Hardee, Christy Blanton, Caroline Hardee, Evan Hardee, Austin Hardee, Blake Hardee; eight great grandchildren, Charlie Hardee, Ethan Hardee, Cameron Hardee, Gracie Hardee, Katelyn Hardee, Callie Hardee, Alyssa Hill, CJ Hill; and special friend Ann Hill of Hallsboro.
    Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 in Inman Ward Funeral Home of Tabor City.
    Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 in Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, Tabor City, with entombment following in Twin City Memorial Gardens, Loris.
    A guest register is available here.

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