James Herbie Hardy, 70, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, August 13, 2016, in his residence. He was born Monday, September 17, 1945 in Winnsboro, to the union of his parents, J. D. and Joyce Llynn Crawley Hardy. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Good Pine Baptist Church with the Revs. Brandon Poole and Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay Freeman Hardy of Jena; his son, James David Hardy and wife Stacy Yvette of Pineville; a daughter, Rebecca Ann Verzwyvelt and husband Vincent of Pineville; brothers, Robert L. Hardy and wife Pam of Dry Prong, George C. Hardy and wife Iris of Jonesville and John D. Hardy of Jonesville; step-brothers, Gene Branch and wife Debbie of Sicily Island, and Jimmie Smith and wife MiMi of Brookhaven Miss.