Mr. Thomas James Harden, lovingly known as “Noochie”, was born March 8, 1949 in Elgin, AL to Mr. Walter Harden and Ms. Clara Mae Coffee Butler. He was reared by Mr. Henry Coffee (Daddy) and Mrs. Roxie Fuqua Coffee (Mama) on Coffee Acres in Elgin Crossroads. He attended East End High School and graduated from Lauderdale County High School in 1969. In 1971 he married Ms. Allene Benningfield Harden and to this union two children were born. He departed this life on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at North Alabama Medical Center in Florence, AL. He confessed faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and united with Goodsprings Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America. There he was a devoted member where he served as an Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member and numerous positions in the Florence Presbytery. He retired from the University of North Alabama after 41 years of service as a Manager of Environmental Services for the Art, Music, and Norton Auditorium buildings. After retiring, he continued to do independent lawn care services throughout North Alabama. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ms. Clara “Put” Coffee, his brother Preston “Scooter” Hill, Sr., two nephews: Gregory Hill and Kyle White. He was a very kind, loving, and hardworking person. He enjoyed watching football, basketball, and wrestling. He also loved farming, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
Those left to cherish his memories are two devoted daughters, Ms. Pamala Harden, Leighton, AL; Ms. Monica Harden, McCalla, AL; his father, Mr. Walter Harden, Killen, AL; one devoted grandson Mr. DeKairius Harden, Mobile, AL; one great granddaughter, Janae McKinney, Pensacola, FL; his children’s mother, Ms. Allene Harden, Town Creek, AL; one sister-in-law, Ms. Evelyn Hill, Detroit, MI; two devoted cousins “like a sister”, Ms. Jimmie Sue Smith, Indianapolis, IN; “like a brother”, Mr. Dexter Warren (Brenda), Killen, AL; one Aunt, Mrs. Louise Evans, Pocatello, ID; two nephews Preston Hill, Jr. (Stacey) Warren, MI; Montoya Hill, Florence, AL. A host of cousins, other relatives, friends, and his Goodsprings Presbyterian church family.