Hildred Ellis Hardin

Published 10:02 am Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hildred Ellis Hardin of Cleveland, Tenn., formerly of 111 Broad Street, Elizabethton, Tenn., went to be with her Lord, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. She was 102 years old. Hildred was born on February 13, 1914 in Carter County, Tenn.
Hildred was employed until her retirement with North American Rayon Corporation, Elizabethton. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton, Tenn. She loved the Arts, antiques, dolls, growing a beautiful flower garden and watching the birds from her kitchen door. She was a wonderful mother and her greatest love was her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Austin Ellis and Hattie Carroll Ellis; two brothers, infant Glen Ellis and Thomas Edward Ellis; two sisters, Margaret Ragen and Helen Kelly; and her son-in-law, Rev. Justin Nave.
She is survived by her two children, Richard A. Hardin (Donna) and Barbara Hardin Nave; five grandchildren, Danielle Nave Gentry (Bill), Elisa Nave Peoples (Alvin), Tina Nave Robinson (Rev. Keith), Rev. Brian Nave (Carol), and Wes Nave; four nieces; three nephews; and her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
A special thank you to all of the caregivers at Deer Ridge Senior Apartments and especially her nurse, JoAnn and David Zopfi.
There will be no visitation per her request. A graveside service will be held at Sunset Memorial Garden, (The Cross), Cleveland, on Thursday, September 29, at 2 p.m. Pallbearers will be members of her family.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hardin family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.

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