In Memory

Eva Matthews (Hardison) - Class Of 1945

SPRING LAKE - Eva Matthews Hardison, 89, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. She is preceded in death by her husband, David Hardison and her parents, Melvin and Gertie Raynor Matthews. In her younger years she attended Worth Business School and was a secretary with the law firm Blackwell and Blackwell in Fayetteville, NC. She was a charter member and oldest living member of Liberty Baptist Church in Spring Lake. She was a faithful prayer partner with the Liberty Ladies Prayer Group and also served on the Mission’s Board. She and David frequently hosted missionaries in their home, many of whom are still supported by Liberty Baptist Church today. A celebration of life was held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Liberty Baptist Church with Dr. Andrew Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery on Fort Bragg, NC. A visitation for family and friends was held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Adcock Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra H. Rowe (Duane); sons, David Michael Hardison (Peggy); Jeffrey Hardison (Debbie); sister, Lena Stewart; three brothers, George Matthews, Bobby Matthews and Larry Matthews; grandchildren: William Michael Hardison, Crystal Hardison Corbett, Duane Shaw Rowe, Jr., Megan Elizabeth Rowe McIlwain, Jeffrey Wyatt Hardison, David Ethan Hardison and Darren Michael Hardison; great-grandchildren: Noah, Kyle, Hannah and Caleb Hardison; Charlotte and Pierce Corbett; David and Isaac Rowe; and Madeline and Emmaline McIlwain.