Muscogee County Superior Court Clerk Ann Hardman passed away Monday morning after taking a leave of absence to tend to an illness.
Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson released the following on Hardman’s passing.
It is with great sadness to announce that Muscogee County Superior Court Clerk, Ann Hardman, passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, March 19, 2018. Clerk Hardman recently had taken a leave of absence to tend to her resurgence of colon cancer. “We were very fortunate to have Ann in service to the city,” Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said. “She was a great lady.” Clerk Hardman’s family released a statement on Monday morning: “The family of Dr. Ann L. Hardman celebrates her life, legacy and faith, as she is now spiritually healed and home with the Lord,” it reads. “She transitioned from this life early Monday morning surrounded by her beloved family. A woman of integrity and unyielding faith was committed to her family, church families, local government and community.” Under Georgia law OCGA § 15-6-53, Shasta Glover, Chief Deputy Clerk of Superior Court, will lead the Clerk of Superior Court office until a permanent replacement is made. The Superior and State Court Clerk’s Office is open without interruption. A Special Election will be held pursuant to Georgia law on November 6, 2018 in conjunction with the General Election. A qualifying date will be set by the board of elections at their next meeting in April. “Ann was a mother of four children and a grandmother,” said Mayor Tomlinson. “She had ministered to legions and was a great leader. During her time in the Clerk’s Office we have seen an increase in functionality, efficiency and morale. We are so very appreciative of her leadership as a constitutional officer of our county.