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Mr. G. R. Harden

Gilroy (G.R.) McKnight Harden , 74, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville.
He was born in Cleveland on July 25, 1939 to James Curry and Beatrice McKnight Harden. He graduated from Cleveland High School and attended Mississippi State University . G.R. began farming in 1959 and was actively engaged in farming until his death. He was a member of Morrison Chapel Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was a founding member of the Mean Green Pulling Team Tractor Club. His hobbies included refurbishing John Deere antique tractors and collecting John Deere memorabilia.
Visitation will be from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. on Monday, February 24 at Morrison Chapel Baptist Church . Services are at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, February 25 at the church with interment following at New Cleveland Cemetery . Reverends John Thomas and Rick Lipp will officiate the services.
G.R. was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Boswell Harden, his daughter, Andrea Lynn Harden of Aberdeen , and his parents James and Beatrice Harden.
Survivors include one son, Gil Hunter Harden of Alexandria, Virginia; stepchildren, Wade Furniss of Pine Lake, Louisiana, Claudia Barrett, and Robert Milbrand of Cleveland, and Danielle Milbrand of Greenwood; brother, James Curry Harden Jr. of Starkville; and business associate and friend, Raymond Crossno of Cleveland.

Pallbearers will be Lee Wayne Flint, Ronnie Flint, Kenneth Flint, Jim Broom, Mike Easley, Bob Goodman, Terry Rocconi and Jeff Handly. Honorary pallbearers are The Mean Green Pulling Team.

Memorials may be made to Morrison Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund. 196 Morrison Chapel Road Cleveland , MS 38732 .

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net


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The City of Cleveland, in the County of Bolivar, in the Sate of Mississippi, in the United States of America lost one of it's greatest Citizens / Patriots. G. R. Harden, was a mans kind of man. A real Mississippi John Wayne. A man that was always true to his word and confirmed his word with a very firm hand shake. If he told you he would do something - you could consider it done.. The Flint family is fortunate to, not only claim him as a GREAT FRIEND, but as LOVED and RESPECTED MEMBER of our FAMILY. RIP G.R. HARDEN I HOPE YOUR HEAVEN IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT IT TO BE. SAY HEY TO BUD WHEN Y'ALL MEET AGAIN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON..

Ronnie Flint - February 23, 2014 at 07:42 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers with Family, Fellow Tractor Puller !Joe & Charlotte Ferguson

Joe & Charlotte Ferguson - February 22, 2014 at 02:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thursday February 20 @ 11:45 PM received a message from my eldest brother that:The City of Cleveland, in the County of Bolivar, in the Sate of Mississippi, in the United States of America lost one of it's greatest Citizens / Patriots. G. R. Harden, was a mans kind of man. A real Mississippi John Wayne.A man that was always true to his word and confirmed his word with a very firm hand shake. If he told you he would do something - you could consider it done.. The Flint family is fortunate to, not only claim him as a GREAT FRIEND, but as LOVED and RESPECTED MEMBER of our FAMILY. RIP G.R. HARDEN I HOPE YOUR HEAVEN IS EVERYTHING YOU WANT IT TO BE.SAY HEY TO BUD WHEN Y'ALL MEET AGAIN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON..The Ronnie Flint and his Brothers Lee Wayne, Kenneth, Stanley and Dallas.

Ronnie Flint - February 22, 2014 at 07:33 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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