Cody Hardy, age 38, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Memorial Mission Campus in Asheville, North Carolina.

He was a native of McDowell County, North Carolina, born on May 6, 1981. He was the son of Ealfounza and the late Drucilla Hardy. Cody was preceded in death by his grandparents, Samuel and Mary Avery, and Henry and Minerva Beard. Cody enjoyed fishing, and was known for making people laugh. He loved all people in general. Cody had a big heart and was a wonderful story teller.

Along with his father, Ealfounza and his stepmother Jeannie, Cody is survived by two stepchildren, Victoria Effler and Matt Effler; siblings, Demethria Hardy, Terrell Hardy (Christina), Donaiel Allen (Eris), Michelle Freeman (James), Dawn Lynch ( James), Gabriel Avery; stepsiblings, Barry, Doug and Anzell Burgess; aunts, Jimmie Wilkins (James), Beverly Carson, Catherine Bernard ( Theston), Gracie Jackson, Shirley Lynch (Don), Mildred Littlejohn and Vida Blocker; great-aunts, Ruth Swepson, Joyce Ann Pertiller; uncles, Paul Avery and Kenneth Avery; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A service to honor Mr. Hardy will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service. Interment will follow at McDowell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Beam Funeral Service is assisting the Hardy family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website,, or call (828) 559-8111.

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