Elizabeth Fraunces “Fraun” McCurley Hardy, 69

Published 3:52 pm Thursday, July 18, 2013

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, July 18 — Elizabeth Fraunces “Fraun” McCurley Hardy, 69, of Brunswick County, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 of complications from cancer.

She is survived by her children, Julianna Marsh Hardy of Richmond and friend, Royce E. Charlton, III and John Fraunces Hardy (Page) of Farmville; stepdaughters, Sara Hardy-Baloun (Jeff) of Melbourne, FL, and Susanna Baker (Gary) of Abilene; six step-grandchildren, Laura Marie Baker Campbell (Robert), Kelli Dail Baker, Mary Virginia Baloun, Emma Lynn Baloun, Abigail Fox Baloun, and Ethan Scott Baloun; and a host of nieces and nephews. Allen’s children are Janece Kilpatrick Fredericks (Art), of Stephens City, Julia Kilpatrick Kannan (David) of Mechanicsville, and Graham Pointer Kilpatrick of Columbus, GA. Georgia’s children are Amy Hammack Turner (David) of Hillsborough, NC, Richard Heath Hammack of Richmond, and Laurence Kilpatrick Hammack (Brenda) of Roanoke. In addition, there are six great-nieces, two great-nephews, five great-great-nieces, two great-great-nephews, as well as sister-in-law, Lois Rilee Kilpatrick of Tappahannock.

Fraun was preceded in death by her husband, John Arthur Hardy, III, of Blackstone, her siblings, Allen Wilson Kilpatrick, Georgia Kilpatrick Hammack and brother-in-law, L.J. “Jack” Hammack, all of Lawrenceville, and her parents, John Fraunces McCurley, who was born in Buckingham Courthouse in 1891, and Troy Saul Kilpatrick McCurley, who was born in Ellisville, MS in 1899.

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A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville, where Hardy was confirmed and married. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery followed by a celebration at Brunswick Country Club.

The family requests that those wanting to make a donation in her honor can make it to the Brunswick Historical Society or the Meherrin Regional Library.

The family is also asking those attending the funeral to “wear bright, cheery colors because she was happy, fulfilled, and complete. She was ready to go, we were with her, and she was with us until the end. She beat cancer for over 20 years.”

Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, is handling arrangements. www.wmsfhva.com