Betty Jo Hardy

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Mrs. Betty Jo Hardy of Jackson went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. She was a resident of Jackson for 16 years, where she was an active member of First Baptist Church. She had many friends that she dearly loved.

Mrs. Hardy, a native of Columbia, Tenn., was the daughter of the late Ronald Thomas Sharp and the late Ona Sharber Sharp. She was the widow of Robert Walter Hardy.

A very gifted writer, she wrote columns and news for four state newspapers and won three awards from state associations. She also authored an inspirational book entitled, “His Children’s Children.”

In Memphis, Mrs. Hardy was a member of the Shelby County Republican Women’s Club and the Memphis Germantown Art League. She also did volunteer work for the Stephen Alford Institution of Biblical Preaching.

In Columbia, she was a member of the Annie White Circle of the King’s Daughters and Sons and was a volunteer for Hospice of Highland Rim. She also wrote a column for The Daily Herald.

Mrs. Hardy is survived by her two daughters, Amy (Ken) Hundley and Lisa (Mike) Langley; brother, Ron (Becky) Sharp; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service for Mrs. Hardy was conducted Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 2:00 p.m., at Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Tenn.

Condolences to the family may be extended online at

The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 214 College Avenue, Jackson, AL 35645 or Alabama Children’s Home, 2681 Rocky Ridge Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216.

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