The Valdosta Daily Times
Sue Ann Rehberg Hardin, 74, of Valdosta died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at South Georgia Medical Center. She was born on March 28, 1939, in Valdosta to the late Edwin Alfonso and Ethel Arnold Rehberg. A lifelong resident of Valdosta, she retired from the Personnel Department at South Georgia Medical Center after 28 1/2 years of service, where she held the positions of Administrative Assistant, Personnel Assistant and Benefits Coordinator. Mrs. Hardin graduated from Valdosta High School and Perry Business College and attended many classes in Learning in Retirement at Valdosta State University and attended Valdosta Technical College.
She was a past member of Valdosta Business and Professional Organization, where she held numerous offices including two terms as President, during which time she was a nominee for Woman of the Year. She was a member of the Camellia Garden Club where she was previously first vice president and currently serving as President and recently won Blue Ribbon table design at the Valdosta Garden Center Spring Flower Show at the Crescent. She was a member of the Valdosta Literary Guild, Readers Review, and Wymodausis where she held the Office of Corresponding Secretary, Red Hat Society where she held the office of Vice Mother, United Daughters of the Confederacy Captain James Monroe Briggs No. 2582, Second Vice President, Daughters of the American Revolution Colonel Ebenezer Folsom Chapter 3120-GA, and a Silver Star with Triple Crown Hometown at the Chamber of Commerce and several bridge clubs. Mrs. Hardin served on the executive board for the Woman’s Building and The Garden Club, Inc.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served on the “We Care” and “C.D.” committees and the John Langdale Sunday School Class where she was the Social Chairman. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and helping better the community in which she had always lived. She enjoyed playing bridge, helping in her church and volunteering in community affairs.
Survivors include her husband, Dupont Fomby Hardin Sr. of Valdosta; daughter and son-in-law, Trena Sheree and Bill Yeomans of Quitman; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dupont Fomby Jr. and Katie Hardin of Quitman, Edwin Dirk Hardin of Valdosta; three grandchildren, Lew Thompson, Amber Thompson, Kathryn Ann Hardin and her fiancé, Jonathan Surrency; two step grandchildren, Noah Buehrer and Melinda (Travis) Brown; two step great-grandchildren, Sam Brown and Cheyenne Brown.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mona Celest Hardin; and a brother, Edwin Al Rehberg Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Benny Olliff officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Pearlman Cancer Center, P.O. Box 1727, Valdosta, GA 31603. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home