Charles Wesley Hardwick 'Charlie' Stewart
June 11, 2005
Funeral for Charles Wesley Hardwick "Charlie" Stewart, 95, of Hartselle was Monday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Hartselle with the Revs. Harold Thompson and J. T. Copeland officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
Burial was in Hartselle City Cemetery.
Mr. Stewart died Sat., June 11, 2005, at his residence. He was born Aug. 20, 1909, in Morgan County to James Franklin Stewart Sr. and Clarence Hardwick Stewart. He was a Hartselle merchant in business for more than 60 years. He graduated from Morgan County High School in 1929, and attended Auburn University. Retiring to West Hartselle, he farmed, gardened, made wooden boxes for his friends and family, and was an avid hunter. He was a member of First United Methodist Church for more than 84 years.
Mr. Stewart loved his family and enjoyed their visits, often times singing and joking with them. He loved to laugh, and said that this was the reason he lived so long. He loved his dog, Booger, who returned his love very much. It has been said by many that his knowledge of the growth and history of Hartselle was invaluable. Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by his siblings, Lucy Bennett, Gladys Peck and James Franklin Stewart Jr. The family expresses their appreciation to Hartselle Medical Center, Dr. Vakharia, caregivers Charlene Murphy and Barbara Wynn, Alacare Home Health and Hospice.
Mr. Stewart is survived by his wife of almost 73 years, Hettie Pitman Stewart; one daughter, Betty Jane Prince and husband Paul of Hartselle; five grandchildren, Anne Walker and Mary Paul Hendry, both of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Becky Tankersley, Carolyn Prince and Charlie Prince, all of Hartselle; nine great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charlie Prince, Joe Ed Tankersley, Wesley Tankersley, John David Blackwood, Fred A. Bennett, Frank Stewart, Robert Peck, Rob Hendry and Joshua Hendry.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons or First United Methodist Church of Hartselle.