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Nell Ray Hardesty

Nell Ray Hardesty, age 86, of Grace Care Center in Olney, Texas, went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2019. Nell was born, the youngest of nine children, on August 23, 1932 in Graham, Texas to Bill and Leoma (Gilmore) Cole. Nell was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Billie Joe Hardesty and a grandson, Christopher Hardesty. Nell is survived by her children Billy Hardesty of Abilene, Texas, Cherilyn and Thomas Roane of Alvord, Texas, and Dana and Stan Clay of Corinth, Texas. Nell was blessed with nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 110 West Elm Street, Olney, Texas with Reverend Harrell Braddock, Jr. officiating. Burial followed at Restland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church (Food Pantry), P.O. Box 305, Olney, Texas 76374.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.

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