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“Please know my prayers & thoughts are with you during this difficult time.I knew Mr. Hardin when i was a child growing up & he was a kind personto...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Joan McClellan - Powderly, KY

“Dear Betty and family, Just learned of James' passing, and our hearts go out to all of you. We wish we could have got to know him better, but the...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Reedman & Charlene Vaught - TN

“So sorry to hear of the passing of James. He was a sweet and loving person. May e rest in peace. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Carolyn McElvain-Friederichs - AZ

“James Hardin became my Step Father when he married my Mom. He loved her and all of us. He will be missed, but not forgotten. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: John Bratcher - Romeoville, IL

“James Hardin became my Step Father when he married my Mom. He lived her and all of us. He will be missed, but not forgotten. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: John Bratcher - Romeoville, IL

“Betty, so sorry to read about Jim's passing. We were co-workers at Gibraltar Coal Corp. He was a good man and will definitely be missed. I moved to...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Bennie Laster - Mt Washington, KY

“Luba couldn't have said it any better...Mr. John as I called him...was just one fine gentleman....May God give his family what they need in this...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sandra Whitworth - Central City, KY

“Seeing this breaks my heart. Mr. Hardin was one of the kindest men and best neighbors I ever knew. I loved him dearly. Praying for you Betty ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Luba Baxter - Central city, KY

Central City- James G. Hardin, 93, of Central City died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. He was born March 2, 1924 in Hopkins County. He was a retired UMWA Miner of 30 years and a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of World War II where he received the Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon, American Defense Service Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the Bronze Star. He was in the American-European Theater battles that were engaged in France on August 4, 1944. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Lethie Hardin; brothers, Richard, Odie Willis, Oscar, and Edward; sister, Nobel Hardin. James enjoyed working in his yard with his John Deere. He enjoyed his beloved pets Pepe and Cicero. He was grandfather to neighborhood children, nieces and nephews. He often shared his home with children from the children's home. He dearly loved his church and church family.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hardin and several nieces and nephews; he was also the step-father of John Bratcher, Thomas England, Ben England, and Paul England.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Bro. Michael Graber officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at