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Arnold Eduard Hardy
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1922
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 2007
Georgia, USA

Arnold Eduard Hardy, 85 years of age, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, departed this life on Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 at the Emory University Hospital of complications following hip surgery.

Arnold was born on February 2nd, 1922 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

Arnold was an amateur photographer who won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Photography after taking a picture of a woman plunging from a window of the burning Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on December 7th, 1946, his picture became the defining image of the fire that killed 119 people. At the time he was 24 years old and a graduate student at Georgia Tech.

He was survived by his loving wife, Lorraine Hardy; one son, Glen (and Margie) Hardy; one daughter, Nancy (and Clark) Cooper; three step sons, John F. Weber III, Warren D. Weber, and Keith D. Weber; five grandchildren, David Hardy, John Hardy, and Jennifer Hardy, John Weber IV; and Todd A. Weber; and several great grandchildren; and a host of friends who mourn his passing.

His family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7th, 2007 at the A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home which was the 61st, anniversary of the Winecoff Hotel fire.

Funeral services were held in the Chapel of the A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7th, 2007, with Dr. Frank H. Crumpler officiating.

Arnold was cremated and his ashes inurned at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, Georgia,


I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done. 
Family links: 
  Clarence S. Hardy (1892 - 1987)
  Eva Marburg Hardy (1898 - 1973)
  Miriam New Hardy (1923 - 1986)
Note: Obituary information courtesy of friends of the family.
Alta Vista Cemetery
Hall County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Nov 29, 2010
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Arnold Eduard Hardy
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Arnold Eduard Hardy
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Arnold Eduard Hardy
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