Silas and L. Odessa Howell Hardin
Silas Hardin, son of John Henry
Hardin and Mary Melissa Spurill, husband of Odessa Howell and Curdie
Susan Anne Abernathy.
L. Odessa Howell, daughter of
Richard Howell and Susan Alice Elliott, wife of Silas Hardin.
Silas was the son of infamous
Georgia moonshiner John Henry Hardin. His brother Paul made national
headlines in 1932 when he murdered his wife and four children before
turning the gun on himself.
Daily Tribune (Bartow County) December 09, 1991
Silas Hardin, 86, of Green Street, Cartersville, died
Friday, December 06, 1991.
He was born August 11, 1905 in Cherokee County, a son of John Henry
and Mary Malissa Spruill Hardin, a retired farmer and of the Primitive
Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Odessa
Surviving are his wife, Curdie Keys Hardin, Cartersville; daughters,
Frances Garland, Lavane Sutton, both of Cartersville; son, Doug Hardin,
Cartersville; stepchildren, Diane Couch, Wallace Keys and Doug Keys,
all of Dallas; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, sisters Jewell
Abernathy, Adairsville, Ruby Moore, Snellville; brother Joe Hardin,
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 8, at 2 p.m., from the
chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Elders Wayne Peters and Marty Smith
officiating. Interment followed in Old Macedonia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Les Sutton, Allen Garland, Vance Keys, Tony Bryant,
William Smith, Eldon Watts, Allen Juhan, Terry Mathison, Al Willingham
and Raiford Cantrell.
L. Odessa Howell Hardin
Weekly Tribune News (Cartersville, Georgia) January
Mrs. Silas Hardin, 59, Route 4, Cartersville, died
Monday night in a local hospital following a short illness.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Garland,
Adairsville, Route 3; Mrs. Lavane Sutton, Cartersville, Route 4; one
son, Douglas Hardin, Cartersville, Route 4; three sisters, Mrs. B.T.
Abernathy, and Mrs. John Abernathy, both of Cartersville; Mrs. E.R.
Abernathy, Adairsville; one brother, Jesse Howell, White; eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock
at the Macedonia Baptist Church, with Elder Willie Howell and Elder
Davis officiating. Interment was in the Old Macedonia Cemetery.
Owen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Her sisters are:
Mrs. B.T. Abernathy – Mary Howell (wife of Bardy Thomson “Tompie”
Mrs. John Abernathy – Darley Arizona Howell (wife of John Thomas
Mrs. E.R. Abernathy – Susan Naomi Howell (wife of Elihue Richard
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