I would like to think it's pronounced "hard - e - e - villey, but I'm sure I'd be disappointed. I'd settle for "hard - evil - lee," with the accent on the first syllable.
Your hosts were Owen & Stanley Fulghum. Apparently neither Owen nor Stan asked the guy with the pickup to move before the shot was taken. Maybe he'd paid a week in advance.
A Howard Johnson's now. Or not: Google says it's closed.
For the best, perhaps.