David H. Hardigree

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, May 21, 1926
Page One

Mr. D.H. Hardigree Passes Away At His Home Near Town

Although in declining health for several months, shocked indeed were the friends of Mr. D.H. Haridgree on yesterday morning when told that this good citizen was dead, having breathed his last at one o’clock Thursday morning at his home just below watkinsville (sic). Mr. Hardigree took to his bed hardly more than a week ago with an attack of flu and this together with an ailment of long standing no doubt hastened the end.

Mr. Hardigree was 73 years of age and besides his faithful wife he leaves four children, Mrs. F. Emory McRee, of Oconee; Mrs. H.B. Ward, of Palmetto, Florida; Walter C. Hardigree and Postmaster Clarence G. Hardigree of our town; one sister, Mrs. Ruth McRee, of Central; a brother, Mr. W.B. Hardigree of Rose Hill and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives.

The pallbearers will be six nephews all sons of Mr. W.B. Hardigree, as follows: H.W., W.O., D.T., J.O., H.L. and Ray Hardigree. Interment will be in the family cemetery near the house and the funeral exercise in charge of Rev. E.L. Shelnutt. Final funeral arrangements cannot be completed until communication with distant relatives may be had and it is probable the burial may not take place before Saturday.

“Uncle Henry,” as the deceased was known to his many friends, was indetd (sic) one of God’s noblemen – quiet, unpretentious, attending to his own affairs, the same day in and day out, and his like will not soon pass this way again. The county can ill-afford to lose such men and wt (sic) sincerely mourn his passing. His life is a priceless heritage left his loved ones and they will only have to tread his pathway which some sweet day will bring them face to face in that world never ending.