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Published June 1st, 2012 10:14 pm

2nd Timothy 4:7-8: “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
ELIZABETHTON — Bessie Taylor Hardin, 86, Elizabethton, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, June 1, 2012, where she had been constantly surrounded by the care of her loved ones since her illness.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Jess Thomas and Maggie Kress Taylor. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Edith Hardin Watts; grandson, Clinton Watts; brothers and sister: Dude Taylor, Chig Taylor, Vernon Taylor, Jay Taylor Gilbert Taylor and Edie Taylor Garland.
Mrs. Hardin was a former employee of Dino’s Restaurant and had worked there for 27 years. She also had worked at North American Rayon Corporation, Giant Supermarket and Corner Market. She had lived in Elizabethton all of her life. She was a member of Beck Mountain Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years: Calvin Hardin; Son: C.B. Hardin and wife, Candy, of Hampton; Son: Lt. Col. Chris Hardin (Retired) and wife, Cindy, of Knoxville; Daughter: Dena Hardin Korczyk and husband, Steve, of Conyers, Georgia; Grandsons: Matthew Hardin and wife, Tanya, Scott Korczyk, Jack Hardin and Joshua Hardin; Granddaughter: Stevi Korczyk Wheeler and husband, Ben; Great Grandchildren: Gavin Hardin, Ian Hardin and Lindsay Hardin; Sister: Annis Taylor Deal, and brother: Lemmie Taylor and wife Sandra, all of Elizabethton; Several nieces, nephews & Cousins; A special caregiver: Pat Ingram; and loving friend, Jennifer Fleenor Sizemore and her family.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Rev. Doug Hardin officiating.
Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be: Matthew Hardin, Dwayne Taylor, Randy “Chopper” Ingram, George Miller, Justin Miller, Jessee Joe Buckles, Phillip Nave and Tony Sizemore.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.