William Faulkner McCombs Hardy

Obituary Notice

    William McCombs Hardy, Sr. age 90, formerly of Little Rock, died January 14, 2005. He was born in Little Rock later graduating from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, before graduating Suma Cum Laude from Princeton University, with a B.S. in Geology. After school he joined the United States Army Air Corps serving during World War II. After the war he began his career as an independent consulting geologist in the oil and gas industry, having done extensive work in Tennessee and Kentucky while residing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was married to Francis Scarborough Hardy who died in 1966. Mr. Hardy was a Presbyterian and a past member of Rotary Club International. 

    He is survived by his present wife, whom he married in 1970, Phynis Laneita Stewart Hardy of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two sons; William McCombs Hardy, Jr. and wife Victoria of Miramar, Florida, Mosley Wilson Hardy, II and wife Leslie of Charlotte, North Carolina, and 4 grandchildren; William Christopher and John Paul Hardy, and John W. and Jenna Shirey. 

    There will be a graveside service Wednesday afternoon at 2pm at Roselawn Cemetery officiated by Reverend Ann Russ. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com

    Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital.

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  • Dear Phynis, I send my love to you at this very sad time. Mac was a very special person, and I have many wonderful memories of the times spent with all of you. Please know that others grieve with you. I am holding you, Mosley, Bill and all your family closely in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy:
    Gloria Wallace Bulmer 
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Email: globul3@GONOWMAIL.com
  • Jim O'Lee Holt 
    and the family of Dr. L. Gordon Holt 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • I will miss caring for my old friend, Mr. Hardy.
    Tony Maloney 
    Incare Home Health 
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    Email: smaloney@sc.rr.com