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Eleanor Hartley

April 28, 1931 ~ July 5, 2017 (age 86)
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Eleanor Hartley, 86 of Franklin, NC and Wauchula, FL, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  She was born in Hardee County, FL, the daughter of the late John Bishop Searcy and Maude Estelle Hodge Searcy.   Mrs. Hartley attended the First Baptist Church of Wauchula and Coweeta Baptist Church in Franklin.  She was very active in Sunday School and active with the Mary‑Martha Sunday School Class in Wauchula, she loved crafts at Coweeta Baptist Church. She loved camping, fishing, gardening and canning and gave a lot away to the people she loved.

Survivors include her daughter, Paula Hartley of Wauchula, FL; grandchildren, Anitra Bruce (Patrick) of Bradenton, FL, Heath Owens of Cedartown, GA and Rhiannon Reese; great‑grandchildren, Taylor and Harley Owens of Cedartown, GA, Cameron Bruce of Bradenton, FL, R. J. and Dawson Reese of Cave Spring, GA; sister, Fran Sayre of Valdosta, GA; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hartley; daughters, Kathy Owens and Sharon Artz; sister, Lynell Stapleton and great‑grandson, William Reese.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Hartley family.  Online condolences may be made at


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