• 37°

Hardin W. Williams, 83

Hardin W. Williams, 83, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

The family will have a private graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Antioch Cemetery near Courtland.

Hardin was born January 19, 1937, in Panola County,to the late Ray W. and Annie Thedford Williams. He was a member a faithful member of Tocowa Baptist Church. Hardin gave 27 years of service to Panola County as road manager. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed raising cattle and woodworking in his shop.

Hardin could also be found operating heavy equipment throughout the Panola County area. Most of all, Hardin enjoyed many memorable trips with his wife of 64 years to Mt. View, AR.

Hardin’s caring and loving memory will be cherished by his wife, Ann Brister Williams of Batesville; a son, Michael Ray Williams (Deborah) of Batesville; a daughter, Pam Williams Stubblefield (Bill) of Batesville; a sister, Mavis Hawkins of Batesville; 10 grandchildren, Angie Campbell (Jeff), Wayne Williams (April), Emily Speights (Dustin), Elizabeth Ingram (Joseph), Tyler Lightsey (Kristen), Daniel Lightsey, Kathleen Stubblefield, Jonathan Figueredo, Matthew Figueredo (Laquia), Sarah Figueredo Garrison (Parker) and 15 great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Hardin was preceded in death by his sister, Robbie Ann Williams Murphree and his brother, Travis Ray Williams.

Hardin always had a special place in his heart for children, and for this, the family would like to ask that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be sent to the Batesville Jr. Auxiliary or the Panola County Food Pantry.