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Ronnie Gale (Prince) Hardwick

December 15, 1946 ~ March 6, 2021 (age 74)

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Whiteville, NC

Ronnie Gale Hardwick, age 74, died Saturday, March 6, 2021 in UNC Hospital Chapel Hill, NC.

Born in Columbus County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Ollie Rockwell Prince. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Darcey Elwood Hardwick, one brother, Wayne Prince.

She is survived by two sons, Daryl Hardwick and wife Velvet of Nakina, NC, Chris Hardwick and wife Misty of Whiteville, NC. Three brothers, Vernon Prince of Dunn, NC, Bobby Prince of Whiteville, NC, Ed Prince of Whiteville, NC. One sister, Bonnie Prince of Whiteville, NC.

Four grandchildren: Autumn Suggs, Meredith Hardwick, Ty Hardwick, Joel Hardwick and one great grandchild Charley Mae Suggs.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City, NC. Family will receive friends following the service in the cemetery.


Services will be livestreamed starting at 10:55 AM Tuesday on the Inman Ward Funeral Home & Crematory Facebook page.


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Graveside Service
March 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Hwy 701
Tabor City, NC 28463

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