Thelma M. Hardin

Thelma M. Hardin, age, 94, passed away on October 29, 2019, at Townsend Park Health and Rehab surrounded by her loving family. Thelma was born in Blue Ridge, GA to Green and Dora (Conley) McVey. After High School graduation in 1943, she worked for Lockheed helping build airplanes for the war effort. She was married to John L. Hardin in 1949. 

She worked as a bookkeeper /office administrator for Davis Chevrolet in Blue Ridge. The family  moved to Cartersville in 1967 and lived in the Roger’s Station neighborhood. Even though Thelma was widowed in 1972, she was actively employed by Shaw Industries from which she retired in 1994. She was devoted to her two children, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, gospel music and family gatherings. Thelma was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and son Larry Hardin, brothers, Hertis, Howell, Harold, and sisters, Shirley Norton, and Mary Sisson.

Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth (Sam); grandchildren, Autumn Barrett (Darrin), Marc Villegas (Jaime), Lisa Villegas Strater; Great grandchildren, Savannah, Madelyn, Dylan Barrett, Jules Villegas; brother, Jim and sisters, Helen Jones and Jo Jones.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Pastor Gregory Norton and Ed Sisson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The family expresses a special thank you to the staff of Townsend Park Health and Rehab and to Affinis Hospice.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave, 16th Floor New York, NY 10001. Please visit to sign the online register. Owen Funeral Home 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.