Dianne Sisk Hardy

Dianne Sisk Hardy, 68, of Lake Burton, GA, passed away on April 9, 2021, after a 15-year battle with cancer.

Dianne was born on the 3rd of November in 1952 to Laymon and Moderee Sisk of Homer, GA. After graduating from Banks County High School in 1970, she went on to study mathematics and education at Piedmont College and the University of Georgia. Dianne dedicated 47 years of her life to education, teaching high school mathematics. She used her love of math to reach and influence countless students over the course of her career. In 1980, she married Warren Hardy, and with him, raised three children, Tom, Andy, and Jenny. Dianne loved spending time with her family and friends, enjoying social activities with people from all walks of life. She loved her Banks County farm roots and she loved her home on Lake Burton.

Dianne was preceded in death by her father, Laymon Sisk, her mother, Moderee Sisk, and her father-in-law, John Hardy.

She is survived by her husband, Warren Hardy, her daughter, Jenny Hardy, her son, Andy Hardy, her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Sandi Hardy, her brother and sister-in-law, Dock and Nan Sisk, her mother-in-law, Mildred Hardy, and her five granddaughters, Grace, Sarah Beth, Hannah, Haven, and Britton.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM on Friday, April 16, 2021, at the McGahee-Griffin Stewart Funeral Home in Cornelia, GA. A memorial service will be held at Mt. Olivet Church at 822 Mt. Olivet Rd., Homer, GA on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to the Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Fund, in care of Dock and Nanette Sisk, P.O. Box 308, Homer, GA 30547, or to a scholarship fund in Dianne’s honor at Mountain Education Charter High School, in care of Dianne Hardy, Habersham Scholarship, 1963 Tom Bell Rd., Cleveland, GA 30528.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Habersham Crematory, both of Cornelia, Georgia are in charge of arrangements.

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