Edwards Funeral Home


Joyce Ann Hardin

27 October, 194717 September, 2021

Joyce Ann Hardin, 73, of Fort Smith, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 in Fort Smith. She was born October 27, 1947 in Cartersville, OK to the late John and Hazel Richards. She was an office manager at Graham Hearing Service in Fort Smith.

She is survived by her husband, Loyde Hardin of the home; a daughter, Amy Partain of Centennial, CO; two sisters, Shirley Washburn of Van Buren and Carol Campbell of Fort Smith; a brother, Jerry Richards of Fort Smith and three grandchildren.

She will be cremated under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, AR.

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Dortha McCollum

20 September 2021

I keep seeing her smile and hearing her laugh. One time when she and Loyde visited us in Colorado we took a day trip to sight see. Our son Dean was sitting between us in the back seat of the car. At the end of the day he said his ears hurt from all our talking. Joyce and I both laughed about his poor ears. We would never run out of things to talk about.

One of Joyce's claim to fame in our family was that she was the only grandchild that got to meet her Grandpa Dean Avery (my father). In this picture he is holding her shortly before he died in 1949.

Susan DuBois

19 September 2021

Always a smile when ever you visited with Jerry at his shop. Jerry and families, our prayers are with you all.