Wilma Curtis Hardin, 83, a resident of Foley and a former resident of Florence, died Sunday, April 15, 2007.

She was born in Hardin County, Tenn., near Shiloh National Military Park. She graduated from Shiloh High School and Draughon Business College in Nashville, Tenn.

She moved to Florence in 1943 and lived there for 58 years, moving to Foley in 2001. Since May, 1944 she had been a member of Florence First Baptist Church. She loved her church family and especially the members of the Ruth Sunday School Class.

She retired from Shoals Chamber of Commerce after more than 34 years of dedicated service. Upon her retirement the late James E. Frost, mayor of the city of Florence, on behalf of the city council, proclaimed Tuesday, June 28, 1988 as Wilma Hardin Day in the city, a special honor to her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanford Albert Hardin, her father, William Moses Curtis, mother, Ollie Lamber Curtis, sisters, Arie Curtis and Honar Curtis, and brother, Daniel Curtis.

Survivors include two nieces, Sue Curtis Phillips of Foley and Jane Curis Carter of Hiwassee, Ga.; three grand nieces, one grand nephew, three great-grand nieces and three great-grand nephews; and sister-in-law of more than 70 years, Gertrude Curtis.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at Elkins Funeral Home in Florence. Graveside services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Wright officiating.

Pallbearers will be the deacons of the First Baptist Church of Florence. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Ruth Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Florence.

Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 430, Florence, AL.

Arrangements are by Pine Rest Funeral Home Inc., Foley.