James Lawton Harding

August 27, 1924January 5, 2013

August 27, 1924 – January 5, 2013 James Lawton Harding went to his heavenly home on January 5, 2013 after battling a 20 year illness. He was a member of Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Johnnie W. Harding; his daughter, Donna Harding Marsh; sister, Marie Williams; and nephew, Joe Neal Sirratt. Survivors include: Robert “Randy” Harding (Carol), Karen Harding Fromhold (Steve), and Ronnie Parnell (Linda); Grandchildren, Amy Marsh Sertell, Ashley Marsh Britt (Michael), Beth Harding Reeves (Jay), Whitney Harding Pilgreen (Kevin) and Nicholas Fromhold; Great grandchildren: Garrett and Brooklynn Sertell; Lynnley, Elsie and Evan Britt; and baby Pilgreen due in June; Brothers: Bobby Neal Harding (Doris) and Charles Harding (Peggy); Sisters: Irene Sirratt and Margaret Dellinger (Claude); and numerous nieces and nephews. He proudly served in the 89thrd Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations during World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal. Visitation will be held at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel on Sunday, January 6, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, with funeral services on Monday, January 7, 2013, beginning at 1:00 PM at the funeral home


  • Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2013

James Lawton Harding

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victor Lawton

January 5, 2014

Hi Karen
Just surfing the net Unusual combination of names.
One of our ancestor's was an Edward Harding Lawton.
Think the Lawton's came from England. a Church Lawton and the near by Harding woods, Quite an interesting history there, if there is a connection.
Vic Lawton

Andrea Forrester

January 8, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We loved Mr. Harding dearly.
Andrea Forrester, Alacare Home Health
Brett Brooks, Alacare Home Health

January 7, 2013

Karen, I was sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. I will be praying for you and your family.