Laura Lee (Feldman) Hardy, 59, of Russellville, died Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock. A daughter of Harry and Lauretta Ann (Myatt) Feldman, she was born December 11, 1960, in Fort Smith. She attended West Ark Community College in Fort Smith, and worked as an agent & producer in the insurance industry for more than 10 years. For the past couple of years, she was an administrative assistant for Murdock Portable Toilets & Septic Tanks Service in Russellville.
Laura married Dexter Alan Hardy, on March 31, 2007 at Fort Smith. She was a former member of the Eastern Star Chapter #505. She was a member of the Grand Ave. Baptist Church of Fort Smith, where she was involved in mission work in her younger years. After moving to Russellville, she and Alan attended First Baptist Church of Russellville and Moreland First Baptist Church. She loved to travel, was an enjoyable “people person,” and dearly loved her two grandchildren and her five canine companions.
Laura was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Karl "Daddy" Leding; her father-in-law, James "Jim" Hardy; and a brother-in-law, Mark Hardy. She is survived by her husband, Alan; two sons, Christopher Fairfield (Melanie) of Little Rock; and Louis Alan Hardy (Felicia) of Russellville; two grandchildren, Brayden Alan Hardy and Annabella Hardy, both of Russellville; a brother, J. Harry Feldman (Jackie) of Wilmington, DE; three sisters, Kaye Gardner (John) of Franklin, TN; Deanna Lux (Bill) of Fayetteville; and Libby Brodie (Wendall) of Fort Smith; a brother-in-law, Randy Hardy (Teri) of Dover; her mother-in-law, Marilyn Whorton (Jerry) of Russellville; and a number of nieces & nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate Laura’s life will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, December 16, 2019, at Humphrey Chapel. Rev. Greg Sykes and Rev. Rick Smith will officiate. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 pm, on Monday, prior to the service. Memorials may be made to: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 424 East 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128-6804. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.
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