Walton Hardin (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

WASHINGTON, Ga. - Walton Hardin, of Washington, age 86, died December 11, 2007. He was the son of the late Lena Walton Hardin and the late Henry Grady Hardin of Wilkes County. Survivors include his son, Walton (Chip) Hardin, Jr. and daughter-in-law Debbie; his daughter, Joni L. Hardin; and his son Ken Hardin and daughter-in- law Claudia; along with several cousins including Garland Hendricks of Kinston, North Carolina, James Roy Smith, Jr., of Charleston, South Carolina, and Garland Darracott of Rayle. He was a Veteran who served in the Eighth Air Force in World War II, a patriot who proudly supported his country. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1944. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia's School of Business, Stetson University Law School, and Duke University Law School. He was a retired Lawyer, a member of Bethel Methodist Church, the Washington Rotary Club, the State Bar of Georgia, the Toombs Circuit Bar Association, and the Wilkes County Cattlemen's Association. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 14, 2007 at 3 p.m. at Bethel Methodist Church with Revs. Fran Connell and Calvin Ward officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Bethel Methodist Church in Washington. Please sign the family's personal guestbook at www.beggsfuneralhome.net . Beggs Funeral Home, 200 May Ave., Lincolnton, Ga. 30817. (706) 359-4117. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-December 13, 2007