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Sidney Cross

Sidney Hardy Cross (Stripling)

Wednesday, July 17th, 1940 - Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Obituary

Sidney Hardy Cross (Stripling) met her Heavenly Father February 17, 2020, at the age of 79 surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of Agnes and Monroe Stripling. Born July 17th, 1940, in Worth County, Georgia.

Sidney married John Jeffrey Hardy on October 15th, 1961, in Worth County, Georgia. (who passed in 1983). She remarried on Dec 2nd, 1986 to James Cross in Cordele, Georgia. Sidney was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She graduated from South Georgia College and continued her education at Georgia Southern University with a degree in Secondary Education. Throughout her life, she was a member of First Baptist Tucker, First Baptist Cordele and First Baptist Social Circle. She never met a stranger and will long be remembered for leading children’s choirs, her time spent playing the autoharp, her beautiful singing voice and her sweet spirit.

Sidney is survived by her son, Jay Hardy (Teri) and her sister, Ann Stripling Hardin. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Morgan Hardy, and Markham Hardy (Gray). Sidney was preceded in death by her husband, John Jeffrey Hardy,1983, her son, Markham Lee Hardy, 1984 and James Cross, 2019.

Sidney’s celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Cordele. Interment will follow at Warwick United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation is 12:30pm to 2:00pm, prior to the service. Rev. John Smith and Dr. Page Fulgham will officiate, both lifelong friends of the Hardy family.

The family is especially grateful for the care and compassion Sidney received from friends and caregivers in recent months.

In lieu of flowers send to: ROAD Foundation, P.O. Box 2190, Statesboro, Ga. 30459. rockinoutalzheimers.org

Online condolences may be left at www.hughesandwright.com. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with these arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 12:30pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Cordele First Baptist
    Address
    137 Kelly Road
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Cordele First Baptist
    Address
    137 Kelly Road
    CORDELE, GA 31015
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    Officiant
    Dr. Paige Fulgham
    Co-Celebrant
    Dr. John Smith
  • Interment

    Location
    Warwick United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Address
    199 Magnolia Street
    WARWICK, GA 31796
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The Vining Family

Posted at 06:31pm
May knowing you are in hearts and thoughts of others help you and yours thorough this time of sorrow. We love you, The Vining Family
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Michael, Lori, Ashley and Jake

Posted at 05:54pm
We love yall and are so sorry for the loss of such a sweet Mom and Grandma. Praying for yall!
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SHEILA BARFIELD

Posted at 01:50pm
JAY, I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER,SHE WAS A VERY SWEET PERSON.I KNOW THERE WAS A CELEBRATON WITH HER AND MARK WHEN SHE ENTERED THROUGH THOSE PEARLY GATES OF HEAVEN.I PRAY THAT GOD WILL HOLD YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TIGHT IN HIS ARMS,GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.
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Charlyn Mulkey

Posted at 09:49am
Gone to be an angel....love, Charlyn & Mark
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Arleeta Henry

Posted at 01:45am
Jay, we are so sorry to learn of this sad news. We have such fond memories of Sydney from our times together here in Cordele. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now. Arleeta and Ferrell Henry
 
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DEBRA P PERRY Posted at 04:17pm

Sidney was one of the most beautiful & dearest people I have ever known. Her friendship truly blessed my life in a very special way. Prayers for her sweet family.
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