Ervin Wesley Hart
E. W. Hart
Funeral services were conducted at the Little Brick church in Senath for Ervin Wesley Hart by the Rev. Virgil McElyea of Kennett, assisted by Rev. G. P. Johnson and Rev. Jonas Chandler. The Senath McDaniel Funeral Home was in charge, with interment in the McGrew Cemetery west of Senath.
Mr. Hart entered Presnell Hospital Sept. 25, and passed away Sept. 30, 1960.
Ervin Wesley Hart was born January 9, 1881 to Ezekiel Hart and Jane Presley Hart in Tennessee. He came to Missouri in 1904. In 1905 he was united in marriage to Miss Inez Grimmett. To this union six children were born. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Hart united with the Baptist Church in 1908. In 1925 he transferred to the Pentecostal Church where he was a faithful member until death. In the church he was called affectionately 'Pa' Hart.
He was a farmer in the Beech Corner and Cardwell communities until his retirement. He then moved to Caruth. While living at Beech Corner he was married to Bessie Lee Baker Long.
Active pallbearers were James Alsup, Gary Alsup, Lynn Morgan, Elton Bost, Hutch Chailland, and Nobby Chilland.
Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Chilland, George Crites, J. W. Reed, Percy Hemingway, Tom Hemingway, Jake Robinson, Lowe Chailland, Milford Compton, and Lowell Monroe.
Ervin Wesley Hart is survived by his wife, Bessie, son, Tommy Lee Hart of the U. S. Navy, stepson, James Long of Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Dovie Lou Phillips, Mrs. Lulu Johnson of Senath, and Mrs. Flossie Austin of Fresno, Calif.; stepdaughters, Mrs. Ruth Fox, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Letha Schurig of Wheeling, Ill.; Mrs Virginia Keenan of Chicago, Ill.; and Mrs. Mary Lou Chilland of Caruth; two brothers, the Rev. Sid Hart of Marysville, Calif. and Charlie Hart of Bald Knob, Ark.