Saturday, February 20, 2016

Community mourns Hardin's passing

Crittenden Countians and beyond are mourning the loss of Gareth Hardin, one of the community's greatest ambassadors, business leader and civic champion.

Hardin, 67, died Saturday afternoon at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah due to complications from cancer surgery. He leaves a wife and two grown sons, and their families.

Arrangements are incomplete at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

A former president and CEO of Farmers Bank and Trust Co., in Marion, Hardin had also been chairman of the Crittenden County Economic Development Corporation and served in a number of other capacities during a long and esteemed career as a community leader and banker. He was also chairman of the Farmers Bancorp and a member of Marion United Methodist Church where he served in a leadership role.