Obituary: Annie Earl Hardison

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Annie Earl Hardison, 90, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at NHC-Oakwood.

A native of Marshall County, Mrs. Hardison was the daughter of the late Luther VanBuren Cathey and Janie Harber Cathey. She was married to the late Elgie Hardison, who died in 1994. She formerly worked at CommonWealth Empire Pencil Company and was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, A.G. "Jack" Cathey and R. L. Cathey, and two sisters, Louise Davis and Maggie Thompson.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret (Anthony) Hall of Columbia, Betty (Steve) Lancaster of Lewisburg, and Mary Ann (Roy) Gilley of Murfreesboro; seven grandchildren, Lori Holt of Lewisburg, Carla Clayton of Lawrenceburg, Kelley Lancaster of LaVergne, Greg Lancaster of Lewisburg, and Michelle, Michael, and Natalie Bailey of Rutherford County; two stepgrandchildren, Dusty and Shane Gilley of Columbia; special nephew, Frank Cathey of Madison, Tenn.; and special niece, Peggy Warden of Lewisburg.

Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Graveside services for Mrs. Hardison were conducted Tuesday, May 18, at Lone Oak Cemetery. Special friend David Holder conducted the service.

You may sign Mrs. Hardison's online registry at

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.