HERNANDO

John Hardy Douglas, 79, of Hernando, passed on Dec. 24, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto. John Hardy Douglas was born Aug. 4, 1937 in Hernando, to Andrew and Florence Wilson Douglas. Known as Hardy to everyone, he had a love for life and family. He loved to be a part of the antiquing business and anytime you were around him, you were bound to hear him singing. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Busby Douglas of Hernando; daughter, Lorrie Blount of Hernando; son, Paul Douglas of Morena, Calif.; brother, Wilson (Buddy) Douglas of Hernando; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Florence Douglas, and sister, Helen Morris. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hernando Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at Grays Creek Baptist Church in Hernando. Interment will follow in Grays Creek Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Hernando Funeral Home.