Paul Douglas ''Doug'' Hardy

Paul Douglas ''Doug'' Hardy of Roanoke Rapids, son of the late Brenda Dickens Hardy, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Doug is survived by his wife, Donna Ramsey Hardy, and his daughters, Kayla Hardy Pittman and her husband, J.C., of Roanoke Rapids, and Paula Hardy of Roanoke Rapids. He is also survived by his father, John Paul Hardy Jr. and his wife, Jackie, of Scotland Neck; his sister, Flora Beth Butts and her husband, Marvin, of Roanoke Rapids; his niece, Addyson Butts; his nephew, Marvin Butts; his mother-in-law, Helen McCoy Ramsey, of Franklin, NC; his sister-in-law, Debi Vinson and her husband, Dexter, of Franklin, NC; and a brother-in-law, Michael Ramsey and his wife, Candy, of Franklin, NC.

Doug was a great daddy, husband, father and brother. He loved coaching his girls in basketball and softball. Doug was an active member of First Christian Church where he served as an elder and a Sunday school teacher. In its existence he was a member of the Roanoke Rapids Exchange Club.

A Scotland Neck native, Doug was a 1982 graduate of Hobgood Academy and graduated from Western Carolina University in 1986 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was a Chief Probation and parole officer for Halifax County. Doug was an avid hunter and a UNC Tar Heel fan.

The family will receive friends at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 30, 2013 at First Christian Church in Roanoke Rapids with Reverend Bane Angles officiating. Burial will follow in the Baptist Cemetery in Scotland Neck.

Arrangements are being handled by Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids.

In lieu of flowers, if you would like to, please make donations to the family for Paula’s college fund.

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