Obituary for Frank G. Hardister

Frank G. “Jerry” Hardister, age 87 of Georgiana, Alabama, formerly of Southern Pines, North Carolina died September 19, 2022.

Jerry was born January 5, 1935 to the late Bettle Frank and Julia Byrd Hardister. He was also preceded in death by his brother.

He served his country in the United State Army in Panama.

Jerry was a member of the Southern Pines Jaycees, Southern Pines Rotary and the Elks Club.  He attended many local coffee shops in the area for breakfast with the coffee groups over the years.  Jerry was a Mason and Shriner.

He was a past President of the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association and former owner of Powell Funeral Home.  Jerry joined Ashley Heights Baptist Church at the age of 9.  He was a former member of Brownson Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Georgiana, Al., as well as the Georgiana Masonic Lodge.

Jerry is survived by his wife Pamela Hardister, of Georgiana; sons: Shawn Hardister (Pam), of Georgia, Frank Hardister (Anne), of Virginia; grandchildren:  Matthew. Jennifer, Elizabeth.

Cryptside services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in the Chapel at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Interment will follow in the mausoleum. 

Flowers accepted or memorials to Georgiana Masonic Lodge #285, 248 Jones Street, Georgiana, AL 36033.

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