Gaynelle Riley Hardy, age 70, of Norcross, GA, entered into eternal rest on November 9, 2008. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 11:00 am at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel. Burial will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park, Norcross. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 11, 2008 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Gaynelle was born on October 3, 1938 in Columbus, GA to Otis and Alma Riley. She graduated from Columbus High School in Columbus, GA. In May of 1956, Gaynelle married Don Hardy, also of Columbus. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a follower of Christ who loved her Lord, her family, and her friends dearly. God gave Gaynelle many talents that she shared generously. She was a wonderful cook, a gifted maker of quilts, and a friend and counselor to many. Gaynelle is survived by her husband of 52 years, Don Hardy of Norcross; sons and wives, Steve and Betty Ann Hardy of Duluth, Michael and Ruth Hardy of Lawrenceville, Greg and Trinia Hardy of Dacula, and Chris and Crystal Hardy of Gainesville; grandchildren, Trevor, Leah, Jaclyn, Tyler, Josiah, Alex, and Logan Hardy; brother and wife, Bill and Peggy Riley of Eatonton; sister and husband, Faye and Charles Pickett of Columbus; sister-in-law and husband, Frances and Tommy Gwaltney of Cumming; stepmother, Mary Riley of Americus; several nieces and nephews; her sisters in Christ, Betty McKelvey, Hennie Neuman, Kathleen Strait, and Carolyn Ward, and a host of dear friends. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions to Peachtree Christian Hospice, 3430 Duluth Park Lane, Duluth, GA 30096, (770)232-7727. Express online condolences at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home, Norcross, GA (770)448-5757.