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Louie Hardesty

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Louie Hardesty, 80, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis, Tenn.

Born Feb. 26, 1928, in Mississippi County, Ark., son of the late Charles Alfred and Mary Bessie Odom Hardesty, he was a retired building contractor, and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caruthersville.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean Trainor and husband, Mike and Rebecca Poche and husband, Perry, and Reta LaDeen Ayers, all of Caruthersville; two brothers, William Owen Hardesty and wife, Doris, of Elaine, Ark., and Joseph Hardesty, of Tyler, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Margaret Johns and husband, Herman, of Belleville, Ill., and Delores Jones and husband, Leon, of Blytheville, Ark.; four grandchildren, William Scott Ayers, Jr., Christopher W. Ayers, and Matthew C. and Amanda K. Trainor and three great-grandchildren, Megan, Andrew and Haiden Ayers.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Thomas, Earnest and David Hardesty.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 16, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caruthersville with Father Randy Tochtrop officiating.

Burial was in the Pemiscot Memorial Gardens near Caruthersville.

Pallbearers were William Scott Ayers, Jr., Christopher W. Ayers, Matthew C. Trainor, Chuck Hardesty, Doyle Woods and Jackie Hubbard.

John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.