Mr. Oliver J. Hardin of Williamson, Ga., died at his residence on April 11, 2005.

He was retired from the U.S. Army, having served during World War II and the Korean War. He was a Mason for 50 years. He was a member of Riverdale Lodge 709 for 35 years.

A chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Doug Langford will officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Hardin; daughters, Lou McCard of Griffin and Ann Taylor of Williamson; sister, Laura Davis of Union Grove, Ala.; brothers, William M. Hardin of Grant, Ala., James T. Hardin of Grant, Ala., Larry G. Harden of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Carol McCard, Jean Peck, Jimmy McCard, Lisa Shepard, Teresa Taylor and Kevin Taylor; and great-grandchildren, Wesley McCard, Nick McCard, Daniel McCard, Taylor McCard, Nicole Howard, Tiffany Shepard, Storm Shepard and Skye Shepard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Riverdale Lodge 709 F&AM, Ga. Highway 85, P.O. Box 961272, Riverdale, Ga. 30296. The phone number is (770) 997-7420.

Horis A. Ward Funeral Homes Tara Chapel, Jonesboro, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.