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Mr. Zant Hardy

Zant-HardyFuneral services for the late Mr. Zantelyterrio Antonia Dewayne Hardy also known as Zant Hardy will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the St. John Missionary Baptist Church at 1922 Satilla Road in Wray, Georgia. Rev. Herbert Coney is the host pastor, Rev. Melvin D. Harper will officiate, minister Olivia Gooden will deliver the Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Ocilla Cemetery on Valdosta Ave, in Ocilla Georgia.

Mr. Hardy will lie in state at the Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 10:00am to 7:00 pm  The family will receive friends at the repass to be held at the Old Irwin County High School cafeteria after committal services.  The Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla has charge of the Arrangements.

Please sign our guest register before leaving our sight, or call us at 229-468-5300. You may contact the family at 402 Aron Street, Ocilla, Georgia 31774.

Life Reflections

Zantelyterrio Antonio Dewane Hardy, known to all as “Zant” or “Zan”, was born in Irwin County on June 30, 1973 to Veronica E. Wilcox and the late Benjamin James Smith, but was raised by Veronica E. Wilcox and the late Isaac “Coon” Wilcox.
At a young age Zant joined First Baptist Church, Ocilla, Georgia. Zant graduated from Irwin County High School in 1992. He attended college. He held several jobs but upon his death he was employed by Home Depot in Valdosta, Georgia. Zant was a jack of many trades of which he learned from his dad, the late Isaac “Coon” Wilcox. He was a hard worker and provider for his children, whom he loved dearly. If you knew Zant, to him, everyone was special to him in one way or another.
Two fathers preceded him in death, Isaac “Coon” Wilcox and Benjamin James Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Veronica E. Wilcox of Ocilla, Georgia; five daughters: Zanieca K. Hardy, Jordan Stewart and Destiny Daniels, all of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Jailyah Hardy and Ziniya Peoples of Albany, Georgia; three sons: Jakeir Moody of Atlanta, Georgia, Zantelyterrio A. D. Hardy, Jr. of Albany, Georgia and Zant also called Zant’s Junior brother Tunt his son; seven sisters: Olivia (Steven) Gooden of Gainesville, Georgia, Coretta (Joe) Battle of Ocilla, Georgia, Dana (Kensley) Palmer of Jacksonville, Florida, Bridget Anderson of Orange, New Jersey, Valnevia Simmons of South Hill, Virginia, Keisha Marshall of Douglas, Georgia and Kiki Wells of Lexington, Kentucky; ten brothers: Donta Hardy and Corrie (Jamie) Wilcox of Ocilla, Georgia, Tyronne Fuller of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Benjamin James Simmons of Newark, New Jersey, Kenny (Alicia) Moses of Ocilla, Georgia, Ramone (Shonda) Moses of Tampa, Florida, Brian (Mardana) Moses of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Corey Jordan of Valdosta, Georgia, Casey Moses of Atlanta, Georgia and Douglas (Yolanda) Moses of Atlanta, Georgia; two grandmothers: Alice Hardy of Ocilla, Georgia and Sudie Smith of Fitzgerald, Georgia; special families: the Wilcox, Alvin and Odessa Wells (mom and dad) and the Wells family, the Livingstons and the Moses; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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#66 Mike and Nee 2014-11-09 01:51
It is still hard to believe..but we have to let you go.
Forever in our hearts you will be. You got wings now...be free. Gone to soon but never forgotten. Love ya! Prayers of peace and strength to your fam.
#65 Kiki Gaulden 2014-11-08 21:47
You were a great person! We laughed and argued every time we were in the presence of each other!!! You will truly be missed!! May you R.I.P. May God continue to strengthen your family!!!
#64 Myraio & Shera 2014-11-08 17:04
We know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.

Myraio, Shera, Kiara & Kiana Mitchell
#63 Rita Styles Campbell 2014-11-08 14:43
Praying for the family of Mr. Zante Hardy , you will b missed..
#62 pie 2014-11-08 03:26
To the hardy family, my deepest sympathies to you all. Zant you will be truly missed. May you rest in peace. Glad to get to know you.
#61 Sheronda Powell 2014-11-07 17:05
Zantelyterrio Hardy will forever be missed by many. He was like a brother to me and always trying to make me smile even though I was trying to be firm with his silly self but he always got that laugh or smile out of me. Gone but never forgotten Zant. God give comfort to the family in the days to come.
#60 Vanessa Harris 2014-11-07 12:55
May God continue to strengthen your family. R.I.P You will be missed especially being in the parades. You always made sure you was riding something whether it was that motorcycle or the car..
#59 Trish Wells 2014-11-06 06:02

May God continue to give you the comfort you seek and strengthen you as time moves on.
#58 Latoya Dixon 2014-11-05 15:18
I'm going to miss that beautiful smile of yours. I will always remember you; my uncle in heart.....words can't express the sorrow I feel for your family and most your daughters. You were a great man of humble spirit.....I will never forget you and as I look up to heaven i know you are smiling down on all of us.....*tears* Love you Zant......hate I couldn't tell you in person!
#57 Lazarus S. Carver Jr 2014-11-05 01:48
To the Hardy Family,

May God be with each of you as you all go through this transition, and may you all find strength, peace, and healing in the days to come. Let us remember that Earth has No sorrow that our God can not heal.
Humbly Submitted:
Lazarus Carver & the entire Carver Family
Fitzgerald, Ga

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In light of the Corona virus (Covid-19) outbreak, Davis Funeral Home of Ocilla Georgia will be taking the following steps to insure the health and well-being of our staff and our community as a whole.  We have communicated with other funeral homes in our surrounding area, and have been in contact with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) for insight and guidance for conducting our day-to-day businesses.  These are the recommendations that will be implemented by Davis Funeral Home:

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