Carole Hardy

Final Resting Place

2:00 pm
Friday, July 1, 2022
Mount Lawn Memorial Park & Gardens
521 Old East King Street
Boone, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Carole Annette Hardy

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Carole Annette (Parker) Hardy, aged 73, of Oak Grove Rd, in Boone, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Carole was born July 5, 1949, to the late Robert and Kathryn Parker in Camden, South Carolina. She was raised in Kershaw at the family home. After graduating high school, she attended the Southeastern Beauty school in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she met the love of her life. Their love story began as a blind double date, with Carole assuming the other gentleman was her date when it was Alvin L. Hardy. The young couple shared letters filled with love and promises while they both attended school and planned their dreams of sharing a life. Their wedding took place on November 28, 1968. Moving back to Alvin's hometown of Boone, NC, Alvin, a tool and die tradesman at heart, ran the family business, Ed Hardy Trash Company, and Carole worked as a beautician. She owned her own shop and worked at other salons in the Boone and Banner Elk areas. She worked behind the chair for 52 years. Carole loved her clients and enjoyed the friendships they shared. While Carole was Alvin's loving and devoted wife, she loved her children more than life itself. Their three beautiful daughters never questioned the love their mother had for them. While her firstborn, Rachel Ann passed away at only 11 months old, Carole gave her the best life possible. Carole's nurturing and motherly love for her other two daughters, Raven, and Amanda, was spread to the girl's school friends and other children in the community with whom she came in contact. She made every child she met feel like they mattered and were loved. Her two daughters grew up as time continued, and her beloved Alvin became ill. She sat by his side as she loved, nursed, and cared for him until he passed away after forty years of marriage. Carole carried on her loving nature and desired to give her grandchildren the best life she possibly could. Madison and Maddox were Carole's reason for living. Any time spent with them was precious to her. From playing with dolls and going to dance recitals to trading in the dolls for spiderman and Legos, Carole cherished every moment. Anyone that had the opportunity to know Carole knew what a sweet and caring person she was. She would help anyone if she could and always go out of her way to make you feel loved and appreciated. She was beautiful inside and out and always had a smile. She loved to laugh and to make others laugh. In everything she did, she gave 110% and trusted the Lord to see her through. Carole Annette (Parker) Hardy was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin L. Hardy, and Infant daughter, Rachel Ann Hardy. Brother, Robert "Bobby" Parker Jr., and sister Billie Deaton. She is survived by daughters, Raven Hardy Banner and wife Michelle of Clayton NC, Amanda Hardy Bevins, and husband James of Boone NC, Granddaughter Madison Lee Mast and grandson Maddox Callahan, sister, Beth Bray of Irmo, SC, her nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Garner, Paul Gantt, Allen Deaton, Zach Deaton and Elizabeth Jackson also of South Carolina. Also, she is survived by her Brother-in-law, Allen Hardy and wife Marie of Charlotte NC. Services will be conducts Friday July 1 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 with the service starting at 2. The services will be live streamed via the Oak Grove Baptist Church Facebook page for those who cannot attend. Austin and Barnes Funeral Home is serving the Hardy Family.
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