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Francis Marion Hardee: Loris

1933 – 2018

     Francis Marion Hardee of Loris passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Embrace Hospice House of Myrtle Beach surrounded by his loving family. He was 85.

     Mr. Hardee was born March 3, 1933 in Loris to the late George Melton Hardee and the late Bertha Barker Hardee.

     Mr. Hardee served his country with courage and honor in the 82nd Airborne division of the U.S. Army, after which he worked as a salesman with Frito-Lay until his retirement. He was also a longtime active member of the Loris First Presbyterian Church.

     His hobbies included woodworking and gardening. His biggest passion was helping others and his faith in Christ.

     Survivors include his two daughters, Penny Chestnut and husband, Jerry of Longs, and Frances Lynn Clark and husband, Stewart of Clarkton; two granddaughters, Kristen Chestnut and Kelly Chestnut both of Longs; one brother, C. Wesley Hardee and wife, Susie of Loris; three sisters, Maxine H. Bellamy and husband, Dot, Verna Ford and Helen Soles and husband, Lloyd all of Loris.

     Mr. Hardee was predeceased by his wife, Barbara C. Hardee; two brothers, George W. Hardee and Norwood G. Hardee; sister, Rosa H. Finkle and brother-in-law, Wayne Ford.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Loris First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Osment officiating, committal services following at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service at the church.

     Memorials may be made to Thornwell at 302 S Broad St., Clinton, SC 29325.

     A guest register is available here.