Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ann Catledge Hardwick

FORT WORTH -- Mrs. Ann Catledge Hardwick, 82, residing in Fort Worth, Texas, died on Saturday, March 5, 2011 in the home of her niece with whom she had lived for the past several years. Funeral services will be held at Celebration Community Church on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 11 am. A visitation will be held in Louisville, Mississippi on Friday, March 11 from 10:00-12:00 at Porter Funeral Home with a graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery in Louisville at 1:00. Shannon Funeral Home in Fort Worth and Porter Funeral Home in Louisville are in charge of services. Special appreciation is extended to Ann's caregivers, Linde Kosch, Kim Livingston and her staff at Home Care Extended, and the staff at Community Hospice of Fort Worth for their compassionate care. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice, Winston Academy or the American Heart Association. She was the daughter of Albert L. and Minnie Shields Catledge of Louisville, Mississippi. She lived in Louisville for many years prior to her move to Texas. She was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women where she majored in English. She married Joe Hardwick of Louisville, Mississippi in the First Baptist Church of Louisville on December 10, 1950. They had one son, Michael Craig. Joe preceded Ann in death in 1975 They were living in Durham, North Carolina at that time. When Ann and Michael returned to Louisville, Ann worked at the Bank of Louisville until her retirement. She was an enthusiastic tennis player and she and her sister, Margery C. Brown, competed successfully in several tennis tournaments in the Louisville area. She was an accomplished pianist and member of the First Baptist Church of Louisville. Ann is survived by her son, Michael Craig Hardwick and his wife, Deborah, of Oxford, Mississippi; two granddaughters, Kelsey and Mary Michael and one great-grandson, Branson. She also leaves her sister, Margery C. Brown, nephews, Richard R, Thompson, Al Thompson, and Dave Thompson, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Banks Abernathy of Louisiana; nieces Susan B. Bulla of Fort Worth, Texas, Pamela Catledge Kirk and her husband, Ben, Marsha Catledge Fulcher and her husband, Jerry, Nell Abernathy Skiles of North Carolina, Sue Abernathy McNeil, Betty Jean Abernathy Ford, and Nancy Abernathy Fischer, all of Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Albert L. Catledge, Jr. and one sister, Mary Frances Thompson, and nephew Dennis Flynn Catledge.