Montine (Hardigree) Merritt

August 17, 1927 ~ December 15, 2015 (age 88)

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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