Mervin "Art" Hardin, 93, 0f Camden On Gauley, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 with his family by his side, after an extended illness. He was born June 7, 1920, in Jackson, KY., son of the late Enos and Laura Davison Hardin. He was retired from Gauley Industries of Camden On Gauley and was a man of all trades including carpentry, masonry, auto mechanics, gardening and many others. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on just about anything and taking care of his family.
Art is survived by daughter; Evelyn Long of Camden On Gauley, brother; Junior Hardin of Fla. sisters; Martha HArdin of Jackson, KY., Hattie Marshall of Boston, KY., Emaline Howard of IN., grandsons; Freddie Hardin and Billy Long of Camden On Gauley, Steve Hardin of Rockford, ILL., granddaughters; Patty (Mike) Martin of Summersville, Dawn (Mike) Gore of Rockford, Ill., Tara (Jeff) Hamrick of Camden On Gauley. He was also blessed with 14 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Goldie Hawkins Hardin, son; Warren Hardin, brothers; Roger, Lewis Earl and Elmer Hardin, sisters; Sylvie Calhoun, Inie Prater, Druse, Mary and Bitty Hardin, granddaughter; Tina Marie Long.
Friends may join the family for visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen. Service will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with his brother-in-law officiating Rev. George Peyatt. Interment will follow in Alex Williams Cemetery Camden On Gauley.