Hardy White Sr.

Published 11:14 am Wednesday, June 29, 2011

YAZOO CITY — Hardy White Sr. died Monday, June 27, 2011, at his daughter’s home. He was 85.

Born in Holmes County, Mr. White was a Yazoo City resident. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He had worked as a farm mechanic for Peaster Tractor Inc. and was a veteran of the Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy L. and Oma Wigley White.

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Survivors include his wife, Claudine Seale White of Yazoo City; three daughters, Geraldine Gray of Vicksburg, Betty Belin of McGee, Ark., and Wilma Thornton of Fort Worth, Texas; four sons, Hardy White Jr. and Billy White, both of Yazoo City, Charles T. White of Fort Worth and Mickey White of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Helen Hilderbrand of Tinsley; and 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City with the Revs. David Humphries and Ray Freeman officiating. Burial will follow at White Family Cemetery in Yazoo County. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1:30 p.m. Thursday until the service.