The year was 2001. Philip Hardy and his wife, Debbie Tripp Hardy purchased Horne Funeral Home from the Horne Family. The Horne's had been in the funeral business since 1946 on College Street in Eastman.
Philip along with Jimmy Hendrix and others operated Hardy Funeral Home until 2003 when Hardy joined forces with Rick Towns of Towns Funeral Home in Alamo, Ga. They joined forces and operated both locations from then til now.
In January of 2009 Hardy-Towns Funeral Home moved to a new Funeral Home on Oak Street in Eastman. This funeral home is second to none, anywhere. We are very proud of our facility and our staff, as we can handle any service, no matter how large or how small it may be.
Philip has served this community and others for over forty years. He is a graduate of Dodge County High School and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is married to Debbie Tripp Hardy and they have three children and two grandchildren. He is a member of First United Methodist Church.
Andy also has over forty years experience serving the community. He and his wife Carol are members of Bethlehem Baptist Church and have one son, Lance.
Lisa is the daughter of Philip and Debbie and the late Lynn Taylor Hardy. She is a perioperative RN at Taylor Regional Hospital in addition to her duties at the funeral home. She is a member and pianist at Eastman First Methodist Church. Lisa is a 2010 graduate from Ogeechee Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Funeral Services.
Craig is the son of Vicki and the late Glenn Dominy. He is currently attending Ogeechee Technical College pursuing a degree in Funeral Services.