Pauline Davidson Hardin, 94, of Peaceful Hill Farm in Auburntown, TN, went home to be with her God on August 30, 2009, while in Jacksonville, FL. Born June 5, 1915, in Bakerville, Humphreys County, Tennessee.
She was a 1932 graduate of the Fanning School of Nashville, TN. Truly a renaissance woman, a student of life, friend to all creatures, gardener, farmer, lover of life, avid reader, caretaker to the sick, infirm, and elderly, mentor and life-long Democrat.
She was also a devoted member of her beloved Auburntown Church of Christ.
She was predeceased by her parents, Hal and Martha Mayberry Davidson, her husband of 52 years, James Clifford Hardin, brothers Bowen, Porch, Thurman, Bryant, Droke Davidson, and sisters, Virginia (Sis) Mallard, Laverne Krida, all originally from Bakerville, TN; and grandson J. Allen Hardin, Jr.
She is survived by her brother Lynn “Dave” (Olga) Davidson (Nashville), and sister Doris Thornton (Waverly). She is also survived by sons Joel A. Hardin (Huntsville, AL), and Hal Hardin (Susan) (Nashville and Louisville), daughters, L. Carolyn (John) Nickens (Howey In The Hills, FL), and M. Gale (Robert) Sloan (Orange Park, FL); twelve grandchildren: Brandon & Cade (Tammy) Hardin (Huntsville, AL); Davidson (Bari) Hardin, John Hardin, and Delia (David) Hardin Darst (Nashville, TN); Dan (Ann) Nickens (Howey In The Hills, FL), Don (Debbie) Nickens (Melbourne, FL), Sheran (Sam) Cotton (Middleburg, FL); David Nickens, Paula (Earle) Pierce, Todd & Craig (Deena) Faulkner (Jacksonville, FL); nineteen great-grandchildren: Briana & Jasmine Hardin, Anna & Monica Hardin (Huntsville, AL); Carmen, Millicent, & Peter Darst (Nashville); and Rebecca (Jonathan) Hacker, Ryan (Carrie), James “Marc” & Chris Nickens (Melbourne, FL); D. Michael Nickens & Jennifer (Kyle) Moore; Joshua & Matthew Pierce; Tyler & Dylan Faulkner; Carson & Abigale Faulkner (Jacksonville, FL); Christopher Lanier (Middleburg FL); one great-great-granddaughter: Bailey Moore (Jacksonville, FL).
She is also survived by her friend of 70 years, Ruby Derryberry (Nashville, TN).
She is also survived by Rio the Wolf Dog, Freddie the Pup, Snowy the Cat, Henry the Frog, Thomas the Crane, The birds, deer, and little rabbits on Peaceful Hill farm, along with innumerable other beings and creatures of all walks and ages.
The family will receive friends while she lies in repose at Peaceful Hill Farm in Auburntown, Tennessee, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2009.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2009, Auburntown Church of Christ, 15 West Main Street, Auburntown, TN presided by David Dunn. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Derryberry family and Members and Friends of the Auburntown Church of Christ.
Interment will be at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville Tennessee, immediately following services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in her honor be made to the Auburntown Church of Christ, c/o David Dunn, 250 Knob Hill Road, Auburntown, TN 37016.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 504 W. Main Street, Woodbury, TN, will be in charge of arrangements.