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BERTHA LOU HARDWICK, 61, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away on Monday, August 23, 2010, at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was born on May 23, 1949, in Huntington, a daughter of the late Don and Adrian Wilcoxen Higginbotham. She is survived by her husband, Samuel E. Hardwick; mother and father-in-law, Samuel and Rosalee Hardwick; two sons, Christopher E. (Robin) Hardwick and Gregory S. Hardwick and his special friend Maya Lane, both of Huntington; Robin's parents, Donald and Sylvia Reed; one brother, Donald W. Higginbotham of Mountain Home, Ark.; sister-in-law Patty (Larry) Fowler of Florida; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; life-long friends, Sue Ann Withers, Tonya Damron and Kay Ball; and many other friends. Bertha worked for Chase Bank and was a member of the Seventh Avenue Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 27, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Pastor Bob Withers officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary. Online condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.beardmortuary.com