Funeral services to honor the life of Mrs. Waldrop will be 12:00 PM Noon, Friday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Lonnie Ruth Hardy Waldrop, the light of our world, passed away on to her heavenly home on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at her residence surrounded by family. Born in Iva she was a daughter of the late Clarence Alfred and Lizzie Mae Gaines Hardy.
Her cooking was legendary and her love for family will be told in story after story for years to come.
Surviving are her lifelong love, Melvin Jack Waldrop for 66 years; she also leaves behind 4 daughters, Jackie Messer (Eddie), Tina Elgin (Rick), Ramona Waldrop, and Susan Hostetler. The joy in her life came from her 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
She was the oldest of 8 children, and is survived by two sisters, Barbara Jean Chapman and Judy Messer, and three brothers, Kenneth, Jerry, and Douglas Hardy.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Joyce Waldrop, two brothers, Jimmy and Raymond Hardy, and one great granddaughter, Jenna Jones.
The family will be at the home. Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements