Montine (Hardigree) Merritt

Born: Wed., Aug. 17, 1927
Died: Tue., Dec. 15, 2015


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Dec. 17, 2015
Location: Liberty United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Dec. 17, 2015
Location: Liberty United Methodist Church

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Montine Hardigree Merritt

Montine Hardigree Merritt, age 88, of the Liberty Community died on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at her residence surrounded by loved ones. Montine was born in Union Point, GA on August 17, 1927 the daughter of the late John Henry and Mary Lou Lewis Hardigree. She attended Union Point High School and on December 20, 1946 she married Jack V. Merritt of the Liberty Community.  She was a homemaker who was an excellent cook and seamstress and enjoyed working in her yard and flower garden.  She was a loyal and faithful member of Liberty United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir.  Montine was a wonderful, wife, mother and grandmother who thoroughly enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Merritt of the Liberty Community; children, Joyce Strickland (David), Jackie Carlton (Guy Kay), Jeffery Merritt (Jane), Darrell Merritt (Melinda) and Rhonda Eaton (Allen); brothers, Robbie Hardigree of Washington, GA and Larry Hardigree of Macon, GA; 8 grandchildren, Michael Strickland, Kevin Strickland, Dana Hayes, Hank Carlton, Ryan Merritt, Pam Merritt, Morgan Hardigree and Melissa Davis; 13 great grandchildren, Collin Strickland, Jackson Strickland, Conner Strickland, Hayden Strickland, Rebecca Bashore, Taylor Hayes, Kate Merritt, John Ryan Merritt, Matthew Davis, Makayla Davis, Madalyn Davis, Charlotte Hardigree and Makinley Hardigree;  special friend of the family, Jack Phares; and her wonderful caregivers, Donna Higdon, Nicole Reid and Tameika Daniel.  She was preceded in death by her siblings, Victor Lewis Hardigree, James Hardigree, Earl Hardigree and Peggy Jo Holcomb.   

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678 with Rev. Tom Compton and Rev. Randy Godbee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers are grandsons and great grandsons: Michael Strickland, Kevin Strickland, Ryan Merritt, Hank Carlton, Hayden Strickland and Collin Strickland.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time for the service at Liberty United Methodist Church.  The family request that any memorials be made to the Liberty United Methodist Church, c/o Dede Smith, 1691 Bramlett Road, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Pastor Lyle
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
Please know that we are thinking of all of you and praying for each of you. I have a lot of fond memories of each of you. Pastor Lyle and Carroll Allen

Dale Temple
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
So sorry for your loss, what a great lady. She left you with so much knowledge and great memories.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Tue December 15, 2015
You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Debbie Lindsey
   Posted Wed December 16, 2015
I am so sorry. I am praying for you and your family. With Love, Debbie Lindsey

Melvin and Linda Bone
   Posted Wed December 16, 2015
To Mr. Jack and his family,
During this difficult time please know that everyone shares your grief but words are inadequate to express what Miss Montine has meant to so many. Her love of her family and friends positively shaped so many lives in her church, her community and beyond. Her thoughtfulness and generousity will be missed but never forgotten. Love to all of you.
Melvin and Linda

Linda Norton Whitehead
   Posted Wed December 16, 2015
Praying for your family during this difficult time.

Kent and Melinda Walker
   Posted Wed December 16, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Randy and Lisa Shuman
   Posted Wed December 16, 2015
We are so sorry about Ms. Montine. We know you all will miss her, she was a very special lady.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
Mr. Jack and Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the
days and weeks to come.

Ana Williams
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
We are never prepared for the loss of our love ones, please accept my condolences.
Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial
tombs will hear his voice and come out. Earthly Resurrection.
John 5:28,29

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, and in the days ahead.

Winsome Williams
   Posted Thu December 17, 2015
My sincere condolences to the Merritt family. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of times spent together and have comfort in God's promise of seeing your love ones again through the resurrection. John 5:28,29). My deepest sympathy to you all.

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Fri December 18, 2015
We extend our deepest sympathies to all your families affected by the passing of Montine. We know how very much you will all miss her. Hope you have a happy Christmas despite your loss.