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Born: December 27, 1930

Death: November 23, 2012






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Carroll W. Hardesty, Sr.

    December 27, 1930  -  November 23, 2012
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Carroll "Governor" Winterson Hardesty, Sr., 81, a lifelong resident of Edgewater, MD died at Anne Arundel Medical Center on November 23, 2012.

Born December 27, 1930 to the late Marvin Dixon and Ella Dawson Hardesty, Carroll attended Anne Arundel County schools. Carroll was co owner of C.W. Hardesty Custom Builders since 1973; building hundreds of homes throughout Anne Arundel and Queen Anne's County. He was a skilled carpenter and taught many apprentices in the carpentry trade, including his four sons and grandsons. Carroll enjoyed crabbing, boating, sporty cars and he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Carroll never retired and considered working one of his hobbies.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Leona V. Dove Hardesty, whom died on November 5, 1999; two siblings, Marvin Jack Hardesty and Georgetta Monroe; and grandson, Mark Hardesty, Jr.

Carroll is survived by his four sons, Carroll Hardesty, Jr. and his wife, Cynthia of Stevensville, Dale W. Hardesty of Edgewater, Mark Hardesty of Stevensville and Christopher L. Hardesty of Annapolis; two siblings, Joy Rolen of Edgewater and Margaret Turner of Chester; six grandchildren, Steven H., Greg D., Stephanie, Jennifer, Taylor and Belinda Hardesty; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to Carroll's Life Celebration on Wednesday, November 28 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 29 at 11am. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens.