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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – After a long courageous fight with cancer, Patricia Ann McNair Hardbeck, 62, of Savannah, Georgia, wife of Jim Hardbeck, died Wednesday morning, September 16, 2009, at her home under the care of Hospice Savannah. Her husband Jim was by her side at the time.

Born in Whiteville, North Carolina, on August 22, 1947. She was a daughter of Ralph and Connie Plyler McNair. After graduating from high school she attended college at Kings College in Charlotte, North Carolina. She then worked as a secretary for Thompson’s Orphanage in Charlotte. It was in Charlotte that she met her future husband Jim. Pat and Jim were married in Bad Tolz, Germany in January 1969. Thereafter, she went with Jim wherever the Army sent him, including Germany, Ft Bragg, Los Angeles, Ft Rucker, Al, Ft. Campbell, Ky, and finally Hunter AAF in Savannah. She had a long and distinguished career working at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital for the past 28 years as an administrative assistant in the Risk Management Office. She was a member of White Bluff United Methodist Church and was an associate of the Sisters of Mercy.

Pat always had a smile for you. She had a good heart and a generous soul. She was someone you would not soon forget.

She was preceded in death by her father Ralph. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jim, son Christopher, daughter-in-law Sheri, grandson Evan, granddaughters Ansley and Avery, sisters Cheri and Laura, brother Bobby, and mother Connie Singletary.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11 o'clock Friday morning at White Bluff United Methodist Church.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock Friday morning in White Bluff United Methodist Church conducted by The Reverend John A. Haney. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances may be sent to Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190, or the J.C. and Nancy Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion – 225 Candler Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31405.

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  1. Beverly and Jack Stegall says:

    So sorry when we heard about your beautiful wife. Jack and Beverly Stegall

  2. Robyn Howard and Staff @ New Attitudes Hair Studio says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim and the family. We will truly miss Pat’s smiling face and always joking with us. She was so giving. She will be missed.

  3. Rev. Jeanette Purvis says:

    Dear Jim and family, I know how you have struggled with Pat’s long illness and now in her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s love and peace be a comfort to you in the days ahead. Love in Christ, Jeanette and Richard Purvis

  4. Rev. Jeanette Purvis says:

    Jim and family, Your family and all who loved Pat so much, are truly in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s peace and comfort be with you in the days ahead.Love in Christ, Jeanette and Richard Purvis

  5. Andrea Laster says:

    Jim,I am so sad to hear of your great loss. I am praying for you and your family.Andrea Laster

  6. Marty and Don Debacher says:

    Dear Jim and Christopher and family,We are heart-sick that you have lost your dear Pat. She was, indeed, a good and generous soul. We will always remember the joy she brought to us when you visited us in our ice cream store. I am sad for the grandchildren whom she adored, but I’m sure you will keep her memory alive for them. Please accept our sincere condolences and prayers,Don and Marty

  7. Ken and Leslie Chestnut says:

    Jim and family,We mourn your loss and lift your family up in prayer. May God ease your pain.

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