We learned of the death today of Lena Ruth Willis Hardison, 79. Our prayers and condolences go out to her family. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., February 6, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Ray Lewis officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorial contributions be made to Craven County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC 28561, or Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church, P. O. Box 381, Grantsboro, NC 28529.