Services for Bobby Lee Hardy were held Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. from McClain-Hays Chapel.

The Rev. Mack Alford officiated. Burial followed in Coldwater Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hardy, 78, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Atwood Personal Care Home in Philadelphia.

He was a native of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of the Coldwater community. He was a retired painter and formerly worked in maintenance at Philadelphia High School. Mr. Hardy was a member of Coldwater Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Hodgins of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; son, Steve Hardy of Springfield, Va.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and brother, Claudie Hardy of Philadelphia.

Mr. Hardy was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian; his parents; and five brothers.

Pallbearers were Mark Stovall, Ricky Hardy, Larry Hardy, Phil Thomas, Clay Byars, Riley Hardy, Will Hardy and Barry Richardson.