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Fannie Rose Barrow Hardy

Mrs. Fannie Rose Barrow Hardy, 91, formerly of 3743 Roberts Riding Rd., Shelby, NC died Friday, November 7, 2014 at Hospice of Melville in Melville, NY.  She was born on June 15, 1923 in Philomath, Georgia to the late Shadrach and Nancy Glenn Barrow and was the eleventh born of their twelve children.

At age 11, Fannie was baptized at Eskridge Grove Baptist Church in Shelby, NC becoming a witness to the Lord while attending Sunday school and eventually becoming a teacher and a member of the choir.

After marrying her husband and having their only child, Carolyn, Fannie relocated to Providence Rhode, Island where she became a member of the Olney St. Baptist Church.  She then moved to Albany, NY becoming a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church where she remained until her retirement .  In 1987, she moved back to Shelby and reunited with Eskridge Grove Baptist Church where she was a member of the Sanctuary Choir until her health began to fail.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Zee L. Hardy; seven brothers and three sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, her daughter, Carolyn Frye of Brentwood, NY; four grandchildren, Charlene and Michael Frye of Whitehall, PA and Leesa and Rodney Frye of Brentwood NY; two great-grandchildren, Louis Michael and Leilani Rose; one sister, Mrs. Emma Scott of Shelby, NC; four sisters-in-law, Essie Hardy, Loulean London, Brenda Hardy and Lou Jean Barrow; two brothers-in-law, Louis Hardy and Mack Hardy and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Eskridge Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Strickland Maddox officiating.  Burial will take place at Cleveland Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM until 1:00 PM at the church on Saturday.  Condolences can be expressed online at www.enloes.net.  Enloe Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

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