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Mount Vernon News
December 13, 2012 10:32 am EST


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CENTERBURG — Melvin N. Hardin III, 57, of Centerburg, died suddenly of a heart attack Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at St. Ann’s Hospital.

Melvin was born May 3, 1955, in Springfield, Mass., to the late Melvin N. and Louise Amason Hardin Jr.

A graduate of Whitehall Yearling High School, Melvin had a passion for working on automobiles. He was a master mechanic and owned and operated BJ’s Muffler in Columbus. Melvin served as president and trustee of the Centerburg Conservation Club. He enjoyed fishing and making and restoring antique furniture.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patty; son, Melvin Joseph (Carmen) Hardin IV “Joe;” daughter, Elizabeth A. (Rusty Hill) Hardin; all of Centerburg; grandchildren, Christian Jacob “CJ” Hardin and Samantha Nicole Harris; brother, Michael Hardin; sisters, Terri Cook and Melissa Henthorn; niece, Danielle Rossey; nephews, Matt and Tony Bickel; the last of a long line of 4-legged companions, Jake and Emma; and last but not least, “PawPaw’s little pal, Presley.”

In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Hardin; and grandson, Ryan.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 Columbus Road, Centerburg. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury is assisting the family with arrangements. Donations in Melvin’s name may be made to the Centerburg Conservation Club, P. O. Box 521, Centerburg, OH 43011. For condolences, visit

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