Grace C. Hardison

Published 7:26 pm Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mrs. Grace Carawan Hardison, age 84, a resident of Chocowinity, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Edwards Cemetery, Possum Track Road, Chocowinity, conducted by Nelson Koonce.

The following will serve as pallbearers: Ricky “Bubba” Hardison, Kelvin Hardison, Jason Hardison, Timmy Beddard and Fonzie Schwartz.

Mrs. Hardison was born in Pitt County on Jan. 12, 1934. She was the daughter of the late Riley Bonner and Retha Wainwright Carawan. Mrs. Hardison was a homemaker. In her spare time, she enjoyed working puzzle books, adult coloring books and watching Game Show Network.

On April 2, 1955, Mrs. Hardison married John Taylor Hardison, Sr., who preceded her in death, March 21, 2007. She is survived by one son, John Taylor “Ricky” Hardison, Jr., of Chocowinity; two daughters, Judy Elaine Hardison, of Blounts Creek, Patricia Hardison Tetterton and her husband, Les, of Chocowinity; two grandchildren, Christina Hardison, Ricky “Bubba” Hardison; four great-grandchildren, Briana Small, Zachary Sutherland, Hunter Hardison, Colton Hardison; and several nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Hardison was preceded in death by a son, Charles Thomas Hardison; four brothers, Willis Carawan, Wilford Hall Carawan, Dalton Earl Carawan, and Robert Carawan; and one sister, Betty Pearl Hardison.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington and other times at the home of her daughter, Patricia Hardison Tetterton, 375 Hardison Road, Chocowinity, N.C. 27817.

Memorials may be made to the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital, 2102 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, N.C. 27834 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Hardison family.