Mrs. Ethel Skipper Hardee, age 90, passed away Sunday, June, 2, 2013 at her home following an illness. Ethel was born on December 1, 1922 in Loris, SC daughter of Mr. Robert James Skipper and Mrs. Addie Lezette Hardee Skipper. Mrs. Hardee was a member of the Simpson Creek Home Demonstration Club prior to opening Ethel's Antiques in 1972 and a longtime member of Simpson Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son, Harold Hardee and wife, Judy of Loris, SC; two daughters, Annette Wallace and husband, Hal of Longs, SC, and Joyce Freeman and husband, Ken of Loris, SC; three grandchildren, Kevin Davidson, Alan Freeman, and Greg Hardee; three great-grandchildren, Macey Freeman, Heather Hardee and Blake Freeman; one great-great granddaughter, Emily Grace Mayhew; three step-grandchildren, Carey Moe, Amy Brumbles and Steve Moe; seven step-great-grandchildren, Hunter, Cole, Clint, Dylan and Tyler Moe and Logan and Justin Cribb; one sister, Allene S. Floyd of Longs, SC and many nieces and nephews and special caregiver, Judy Faye Johnson.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hardee was predeceased by her husband, Liston Thelton Hardee; three brothers, Allen Venoy Skipper, Alton James Skipper and Clyde Skipper and two sisters, Bertha S. Cox and Loraine S. Nobles.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Simpson Creek Primitive Baptist Church with burial following at Carter Cemetery. Services will be officiated by Elder George Paul, Elder Ernest Duncan and Reverend Carl Harris.