Gainesville–Noal Alvie (Bud) Hardcastle, 98, passed away Monday June 30, 2003, in a Gainesville hospital.
Graveside services for Mr. Hardcastle will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 3, 2003 at the Godley Cemetery in Godley, with Rev. Wayne McCoy officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Crosier-Pearson-Mayfield Funeral Home, in Cleburne.
N. A. (Bud) Hardcastle was born in Godley, Texas, January 1, 1905. He was the eldest son of Samuel Lafayette and Hester Ann (Hughes) Hardcastle.
Mr. Hardcastle, a retired thirty year employee of the Santa Fe, was a stalwart of the community and surrounding areas of Godley and Johnson County. He delivered to shut-ins their mail, papers, Meals-on-Wheels, government commodities, often purchasing groceries and picking up their prescriptions, taking them to doctors appointments and any other thing he could do to help as long as his health permitted. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Godley, being the longest living member of the church when it celebrated its 125th year, in 2003. Mr. Hardcastle was awarded a plaque for this honor.
He is survived by one daughter, Marjorie Earle and husband, Archie, of Arlington, TX; five sons, Samuel Edward and wife, Ettie Lee, of Clovis, New, Mexico, Harold Gwynne and wife, Mary Anne, of