Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Donald Gray Hardister III

Donald-Gray-Hardister_WEBDonald Gray Hardister III, 44, of Albemarle, NC passed away on Tuesday, September 1st 2015.

His funeral will be Sunday, September 6th at 4pm at the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Burris officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30pm at Stanly Funeral Home prior to the funeral service. Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 2pm in Stanly Gardens.

He was born October the 13th 1970 in Stanly County, NC to Donald G. (Don) Hardister Jr. of Charlotte & Myra Lowder Spikas of Winston-Salem, NC. Mr. Hardister was employed by Nance Auctions & formerly attended Fairview Baptist Church in Albemarle. He loved fishing, motorcycles and was an extremely good guitar player.


  • Nancy Blalock McMillan Posted September 4, 2015 9:40 pm

    I used to work at Allison Knitting with Gladys Hardister! So sorry for your Family’s loss. My heart aches for what U ALL must be going through. You are such a good person and U and Don were such Good Grandparents! May God Bless You and may your Memories bring you Comfort ????❤️

  • James Russell Posted September 4, 2015 10:48 pm

    Don….so sorry to hear about the loss of your son.. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family..I remember spending alot of time at Gladys and Don’s house as a kid. I always looked up to you.. So sorry for your loss..

  • Tammy DelSanto Posted September 5, 2015 3:10 pm

    Ive known Gray now for over 29 years he was my best friend , my heart ..he had the biggest heart , smile always was there for me as much as his family and friends he will be missed so much im lost without him and i know you the family is like me missing and grieving him Gray ill always love you till we meet again

  • Kathy edwards Posted September 5, 2015 8:06 pm

    So sorry for the loss Jack Hardister !

  • Rev. Ted & Rachel Riedel Posted September 6, 2015 8:04 am

    So sorry to hear about Gray. Remember him at Millingport Christian school. May God be with you and your family.

  • Michele Thorpe Mills Posted September 6, 2015 12:48 pm

    We are so saddened by Grey’s passing. He always had a smile and a kind word each time we saw him. May God’s peace provide you comfort now and in the days ahead.

    Michele Mills and “Mac” McIntyre

  • Anafaye Horne Posted September 6, 2015 2:39 pm

    I love u soooo much grey rip my friend

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We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.