HART FAMILY NEWSLETTER
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Hi and Merry Christmas to everyone from the folks here in the Bootheel of Missouri
& other places around the Country.
Here it is time for another Hart Family
Christmas Newsletter. Canít believe that this
is the 28th Annual Christmas Letter that I
have compiled. The first one was not really a
Christmas Letter but an invitation to our
friends and relatives to the Annual Hart Family Reunion.and was only one page long.
A Note from Charisse (Goldsmith)
Bryant, Malden, MO
Sun, 4 Feb 2007
Hey! How is everyone? We are fighting the
flu bug here. But we are better this week. You
can send our Newsletter either way is best for
you. I just love receiving them. Some of the
family I don't even know, but I feel like I do
after reading what is going on in their lives. I
will try to make it to the reunion in June. Take
care. -----Our Love, Charisse and Tom
(Note:Clarisse is the daughter of the late
Kenneth & Clarice (Hart) Goldsmith.) Clarice
was our first cousin.
A Note from Carla Sue (Hankins) Tenbarge
Hi M.A. - I am the daughter of Auburn
Hankins and the granddaughter of Vera
Melton. I have 2 pieces of info for your
Emily Tenbarge graduated from the F. J.
Reitz High School in Evansville, IN on May
24th, 2007. Emily is the daughter of Carla
(Hankins) & Dan Tenbarge of Evansville, IN
& granddaughter of the late Auburn & Pauline Hankins.
--- Congraulations Emily & we wish you the
best in the future.
Carlaís brother Eldon Hankins & wife
Dorotha Hankins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 1, 2007. Their
children held a luncheon at the Old Mill
Resteraunt in Evansville, IN on May 5th for
family and friends.
-- Congraulations Eldon & Dorotha Hankins.
Eldon is the son of the late Auburn & Beaulah Hankins.
(Note: Auburnís mother, Vera (Melton)
Hankins was a sister to our Grandma Hannah
I. (Melton) Hart. If some of you cousinís will
remember, Aunt Vera lived in White County,
Illinois back in the 1930ís & 1940ís & would
come to Dexter and visit with Grandma
Hannah I. (Melton) Hart.)
- Berry Jordan Hart graduates from the
Branson High School in Branson, MO on
May 18, 2007. Jordan is the son of Perry &
Mary Hart & grandson of Jerry & Doris
Hart, Branson, MO. Congraulations Jordan
& we wish you the best in the future. (Note:
Jordan is our nephew..)
San Diego, CA.
- Karis Don Ferguson graduates from Vista
High School in San Diego, CA, June 7,
2007. She is the daughter of Donnie &
Tamara (Hart) Ferguson of San Diego, CA &
grand daughter of Richard (Dick) & Sharon
Hart of Essex, MO. Congraulations Karis &
we wish you the best in the future. (NoteL
Dick is our Auctioneer at our Hart Reunion.
Oklahoma City, OK
- Joseph Andrew Burns finished four years
of Collage at the Oklahoma University, in
June. He will graduate in November 2007.
Congraulations Andrew & we wish you the
best in the future. Andrew is the son of
Jason & Sharon (Hart) Burns of Blanco, OK
& the grandson on the late James (Vick) &
Norma (Beck) Hart. (Note: Andrew is our
A Note from Karla Aslin
Austin, TX - 13 May 2007
Hello, I have heard that my father's condition is getting worse. I hope to get to visit
with him soon.
I wish I could be able to make it to the
reunion but I will be in class around the
beginning of June.
In other news I am getting married this
September and will send you pictures very
soon. I am very excited. Talk with you more
(Note: Karla father Gary Aslin that she referred to
above passed away on June 5th, 2007. Her grand parents
was the late Raymon & Clara (Hart) Aslin.)
- Alex Noble married Claudia, 16 Feb 2007
in Germany. Alex is the son of Mike & Jill
(Jennings) Noble, St. Charles, MO. & the
grandson of Ruth (Hart) Jennings of Dexter,
MO. the late Jack Jennings. Congraulations
Alex & Claudia & we wish you the best in
- Janet Fay Wilkinson & Thomas Dale
Belmont were married 21 April 2007 in
(Janet is the daughter of Patsy (Aslin)
(Wilkinson) Lucas & step daughter of Jim
- Lucas or Vidor, TX & granddaughter of the
late Clara (Hart) & Ray Aslin.
Congraulations Janet & Thom & we wish
you the best in the future.
St. Louis, MO
- Russell Lee Roy Mansfield & Stephanie
Leah White were married 7 July 2007 at the
Church of the Open Word, St. Louis, MO.
Russell is the son of Douglas (Doug.) & Judy
Mansfield of Pacific, MO and grandson of
Neal & Christine (Hart) of Dudley, MO.
Congraulation Russell & Stephanie & we
wish you the best in the future.
- Sarah E. Hart & Jeremy Pearsons were
married 1 Sept 2007 at the Prayer Mountain
Chapel, Branson, MO. Sarah is the daugher
of Perry & Mary Hart & granddaughter of
Jerry & Doris Hart of Branson, MO. Jeremy
is the son of George Pearson & Terri Pearson
& grandson of Kenneth & Sandra Copeland
of Fort Worth, TX Congraulations Sarah &
Jeremy & we wish you the best in the future.
Cocoa Beach, FL
- Karla Aslin & Andrew Hughes was married
23 Sept 2007 at Lori Wilson Park, Cocoa
(Karla is the daughter of the late Gary Aslin
& granddaughter of the late Raymon & Clara
(Hart) Aslin. Andrew is the son of Sam &
Elaine Hughes. Congraulations Karla &
Andrew & we wish you the best in the future.
Pleasant Grove, UT
- Robert Arthur Roussel Jr. & Tara Boucher
were married 7 Dec 2007 at the Mount
Timpoanogos Utah Temple in Pleasant
Grove, Utah. Robert is the son of Robert &
Pattie Roussel of Gilbert, AR. & grandson of
Marie (Hart) Roussel of Chandler, AZ. Tara
is the daughter of Lt. Col. William &
Marybeth Boucher. Congraulations Robert
& Tara & we wish you the best in the future.
- Ruby Jane Hart arrived 13 Feb 2006 in
Longview, WA to Seth & Erin Hart.
Congraulations to Seth & Erin. Seth is the
son of the late Michael Hart & grandson of
the late Ezra & Geneva (Hankins) Hart.
Note: Sorry that I didnít get Ruby Jane in the 2006
Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
- Cole Allen Swallows arrived at 4:38 p.m.
28 May 2007 at the Andrews Air Force
Hospital, Maryland, weighing in at 7 lbs. 11
oz. 19 1/2 inches long to Travis & Diana
Swallows , Alexander, VA.
- Congraulations to the parents Travis and
Diana, the grandmother Donna Mansfield
and great grandparents, Neal & Christine
(Hart) Mansfield of Dudley, MO. Cole was
born on Memorial Day, on a Military Base
to Military parents. Both Travis & Diana are
in the U. S. Air Force.
- Kobey Allen Yates arrived at 9:34 a.m. 31
Aug 2007 at the Paducah Hospital in
Paducah, KY, weighing in at 7 lbs 4 oz & 21
inches long to Emily (Teitlof) & Kyle Yates
of Smithland, KY. Congraulations to Emily
& Kyle, the grandparents Mickey (Hart) &
Terry Teitloff of Smithland, KY & the great
grandmother Earlene Hart of Smithland, KY.
Kobey is the great grandson of the late
Charles Henry Hart.
A little boy was walking down a dirt road
after church one Sunday afternoon when he
came to a crossroads where he met a little
girl coming from the other direction.
"Hello," said the little boy. "Hi," replied the
little girl. "Where are you going?" asked the
"I've been to church this morning and I'm
on my way home," answered the little girl..
"Me too", replied the little boy. "I'm also on
my way home from church."
"Which church do you go to?" asked the
"I go to the Baptist church back down the
road," replied the little girl. "What about
"I go to the Methodist church back at the
top of the hill," replied the little boy.
They discover that they are both going the
same way so they decided that they'd walk
They came to a low spot in the road where
spring rains had partially flooded the road so
there was no way that they could get across
to the other side without getting wet.
"If I get my new Sunday dress wet my
Mom's going to skin me alive," said the little
"My Mom'll tan my hide too if I get my
new Sunday suit wet," replied the little boy.
"I tell you what I think I'll do," said the little
girl. "I'm gonna pull off al my clothes and líll
hold them over my head and wade across."
"That's a good idea," replied the little boy.
"I'm going to do the same thing with my
So they both undressed and waded across to
the other side without getting their clothes
wet. They were standing there in the sun
waiting to drip dry before putting their
clothes back on when the little boy finally
"You know, I never did realize before just
how much difference there really is between
a Baptist and Methodist."
30th Annual Hart Family Reunion
The descendants, relatives and friends of the
late Martin Allen and Hannah (Melton) Hart
family celebrate their 30th Annual Reunion
at the American Legion in Dexter on 3 June
2007. Relatives from ten states were in
attendance this year.
A short business meeting was held before
the noon meal. This year the reunion made a
donation to the Hagy Cemetery Association
for the maintenance of the Cemetery.
Alan Hart of Advance gave the blessing on
the food and everyone enjoyed the home
cooked food. Thanks to cousins Harold and
Vivian Hart of Bell City and Larry and Sandy
Hart of Cathlamet, WA for cooking the
chicken and ham. Also want to thank all the
other good cooks that we have in the Hart
After the noon meal, group pictures was
taken and a lot of visiting. Our cousin and
auctionier Dick Hart from Essex, held the fun
auction and we all had a lot of fun and raised
money for the expenses for the reunion. John
Hannah of Newport, AR brought some CD of
the James Hart Family and the proceeds from
those was donated to the Mount Hermon
Cemetery Association in Bedford County,
Those in attendance this year was Don and
Gloria Musin, Sparta, TN, who was first time
visitors. Jim amd Patsy (Aslin) (Wilkinson)
Lucas, Vidor, TX, Janet (Wilkinson) and her
husband Thom Belmont, Huntington, TX,
and he was a first time visitor. Dan Wilkinson
and his wife Lynn, Beaverton, OR, and she
was a first time visitor. Kimberly Hart,
Philomath, OR, and she was a first time
visitor. Kay (Hart) Patterson and David
Patterson, Portland, OR, Larry and Sandy
Hart, Caltlamet, WA, James and Rosa
Lockeby, St. Jacob, IL. Neal and Christine
Mansfield, Dudley, MO, Brad Swallows,
Dexter, MO. Doug Mansfield, Pacific, MO.
Vera (Hart) Ross, Dexter, MO, Ruth (Hart)
Jennings, Dexter, MO. Sam Hart, Tucker, GA
and his son Dudley Hart, Columbus, GA,
Mary Sue (Hart) and Gene Fulks, Camp
Verde, AZ. Bill and Mary Hart, Chandler,
AZ, their daughter Nancy (Hart) Morgan,
Jim Morgan and their son Clinton, Benton,
KY. Nancy, Jim and Clinton was first time
visitors. . Leroy Dees, Zeigler, IL and
daughterís Sylele Dees, of Sesser/Valier, IL
& Kathy Young of Sesser/Valier, IL Sylele
and Kathy was first time visitors. John
Hannah, Newport, AR. Christine Walters,
Livingston, TN, Aunt Ora Hart, Advance,
MO who was the oldest relative attending.
Dick and Sharon Hart, Essex, MO. Mitchell,
Mary Hart and grandson Irie, Advance, MO.,
Harold & Vivian Hart, Bell City, MO.. David
and Shirley Ryker, Advance, MO. and they
were first time visitors. Rick and Karen Hart
Dexter and their daughter Jessica Hart,
Poplar Bluff, MO and she was a first time
visitor. Vera, Wilma Staggs & Virginia
Young, Dexter, MO. Alan and Della Hart and
granddaughter Bethany Scherer, Advamce,
Shelly (Hart) Young and daughter Sierra
Young, Bloomfield, MO, Corey Hart and son
Dalton and daughter Keylea, Dexter, MO.,
Kim and Brenda Hart, daughterís Stephenie
Gee and Amanda Hart, grandson Ryan
Thrower who was the youngest to attend.
Dexter, MO., M. A. Hart, Dexter, MO. Eloise
was ill and could not attend This was the
first reunion she has missed in 30 years.
Our next Annual Reunion will be held at the
American Legion in Dexter on June1, 2008.
Received the following from Fleeta Guffey
a member of the Catlin Family.
Catlin Reunion, June 24, 2007
Herald, IL -
Dear M. A. & Eloise,
Over 80, attended our reunion yesterday
and we ďtalkedĒ about all of you.
I will put these in order of families except
for a few that Iím not sure where they belong.
Children of Chester & Caroline (Wilson)
Catlin & their descendants.
1. Fannie Catlin - Imogene and son Paul
Pankey. Carol & Phiillip Klein are step
relatives of Fannie Catlin.
2. Ivy Catlin - Mable Fouts, Daniel & Phillis
Fouts, Herschel, Margaret & Larry Catlin,
Cathy Harrington, Carol Hudson.
3. Lora Catlin - Laura White, Rosilyn
Powell, June VanGampher, Kenneth & Pat
4. Mae Catlin - Fleeta, Henry & Crystal
Guffey, Junior Williams, Bob & Melba
Williams, Leon & Margaret Hale, Pat
& Eugene Oneal & Danny Williams.
Children of Chester & Laura (Hendrix)
5. Judd Catlin - James O. & Minnie Catlin,
Tim & Anita Catlin.
6. Otto Catlin - Dwight, Stella Knowles,
Aubrey Catlin & sons, Guthrie & Miriam
Catlin, Linda Russell, Steve Catlin, Muriel
7. Ethyl Catlin - Albert & Lodema Brown,
Otto & Anita Brown.
8. Edyth Catlin - Charlotte Roark, John &
9. Lottie Catlin - Orley Bryant, Veda, David
& Cheryl, Roger, Mary Ann Stewart, Jerry &
Bonnie Holman, Howard, Karen, Devin,
Allen, Diara, Danielle & Kay Young, Phyllis
& Mike Stokton, Glenda & Larry Maynard,
Lee & Naomi Frymire & Grandsons.
10. Charles & Ann Melton, Charlie,
Jeasnetee Melton, & Barbe Melton. Charlesí
dad was Julian (Jack) Melton & his dad was
Charlie Melton who was a step son of
Chester Catlin & son of Laura (Hendrix)
Mary Baker, Barb & Jim Hall are from
John Reeves Catlin Family & John was a
brother to Chester Catlin..
Betty Chapman that takes care of the Museum.
Rose Newcomb from the Tennessee Bend
Baptist Church organization that is trying to
preserve the building.
We had a good shower of rain which was
needed & enjoyed by everyone.
The little museum is very interesting &
really needing more room.
Everyone says hello & hope you can attend
again. We really had a good time. So many
of us grew up right there at Herald & the
others visited often. Even the ones that
attended and had not been there before
enjoyed the ďstoriesĒ.
Hope you all are in better health & come
Warrenton, MO - Julie A. Bowden
Julie A. Bowden, died Apr. 24, 2007 on the
Charbonier Road near Warrention, MO of
injuries in an automobile accident. Julie was
born Dec. 20, 1987 in Florissant, MO to
Billy & Ellie Bowden.
Surviving are her parents & two brotherís
Jeffer-son Bowden of Kansas City, MO &
Brian Bowden of Warrenton, MO her grandmothers Iona Clark of Horseshoe Lake, AR
& Chloe York of Paris, TN.
(Julie and her Dad and Mother attended our
Hart Reunionís in 1993 when Julie was six
years old. Julieís dad, Billy is related through our Melton
Paul A. Goforth Carmi Times, II
NEW HAVEN, IL, Dec. 27, 2007
Paul A. Goforth, 72, New Haven, died
Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 at his home following an extended illness.
He was born March 8, 1934 in New Haven,
the son of Clyde and Flossie (Melton)
Goforth. He was married to the former Judith
Brown, and she survives.
Surviving are his wife, Judith of New
Haven; two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula
and Glen McNeilly of Grafton and Teri Lynn
and Steve Dozier of Enfield; a son and
daughter-in-law, Scott and Deborah Goforth
of Alton; 10 grandchildren; seven great-
grandchildren; three brothers, Harlis Goforth
and Kenny Goforth, both of New Haven, and
Donald Goforth of Emma; and three sisters,
Delores Cathey and Linda Upton, both of
New Haven, and Patsy Phillips of Evansville,
Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents;
three brothers, Carl, Burtis and Larry
Goforth; and a sister, June Goforth.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Thursday at Union Ridge Presbyterian
Church, northwest of New Haven, the Rev.
Kathy Dunn officiating. The family will
receive friends at 1 p.m. at the church Thursday. Burial will be at Union Ridge Cemetery,
near New Haven.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Cox & Son Funeral Home in
New Haven. Memorial contributions may be
made to either the Visiting Nurse Association
or Union Ridge Presbyterian Church in Mr.
(Paul is related through the Melton Family )
Jean Bryant - Carmi Times, Jan 2, 2006
NORRIS CITY, IL
Jean Bryant, 79, Norris City, died at 3:30
a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006 at her winter
residence in Sun City, Ariz.
She was born March 13, 1927 in Oklahoma,
the daughter of Tom E. and Emma (Ragan)
Bryant. She married Orley Junior Bryant on
June 14, 1947. She was a homemaker and
had been a beautician. Mrs. Bryant was a
member of Norris City First Southern Baptist
Surviving are her husband of 59 years,
Orley Bryant of Norris City; two sisters and
brothers-in-law, Beverly and Melvin Partridge of Mt. Vernon, Ill. and Betty Lou and
Dan Hizer of Murrieta, Calif.; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Dolores
Bryant of Woodland, Mich., and Duane and
Glenda Bryant of Mt. Vernon, Ill. She was
preceded in death by two sons, Michael
David and Ronald Eugene Bryant.
Funeral services for Millie Jean Bryant,
Norris City, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan.
5, 2007 at First Southern Baptist Church in
Norris City, the Rev. Dennis Reed officiating.
Darla Chappelle was the organist. Pat
O'Neal sang "Victory in Jesus" and "In the
Sweet By and By." Pat Eveland sang "Serenaded By Angels." Burial was at Plainview
Cemetery near Norris City.
Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City was
in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Children's
(Paul is related through the Melton Family)
The Daily Register, Harrisburg, IL, 17 Feb
John L. Hart
Funeral services for retired Maj. John L.
Hart, 84, Lawton, Okla., will be 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 in the Becker Funeral
Home Memorial Chapel, Lawton, Okla.
Major Hart died Thursday in an Oklahoma
Burial with full military honors will be in
Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Okla. The family
will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 at the funeral home.
He was born on January 10, 1923 in Carrier
Mills to Dr. A. E. and Annie (Hetherington)
Hart. He graduated from Western Michigan
University with his bachelorís degree and
earned his masterís degree in 1948 from
Drake University. He married Wanda Lee
Wilkins on March 14, 1943 in Jackson,
Missouri. She died August 19, 2003 in
Survivors include a son and daughter-inlaw, Mike and Suzanne Hart of Columbia,
Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca
Ann and Phillip Curtis of Annandale, Va.;
four grandchildren, Kirk Hart, Stephanie
Hart, Travis Curtis and Sidney Curtis; and
two great grandchildren, Frannie Hart and
His wife, a grandson, John Robert Hart, his
parents, three sisters and a brother preceded
him in death.
John L. Hart is a half Uncle to John Wayne
Tanner & John Has attended several of our
Hart Reunionís here in Dexter in the last 28
Sikeston Standard, Sikeston, MO. 1/31/2007
LILBOURN, MO. Ruby Rosalia Tope, 87,
died Jan 29, 2007, at Beverly Healthcare in
Born May 9, 1919, in Catron, daughter of
the late Ralph and Ethel M. Riggs Tope Sr.,
she was a retired school teacher and principal from Lilbourn Elementary School, a
lifetime member of First Baptist Church in
Lilbourn and a member and past worthy
matron of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include: one brother, Ralph
ďBlackieĒ Tope Jr. of Lilbourn; three nephews, Paul Ralph Atwill of Olive Branch,
Miss., Tony Tope of Cordova, Tenn., and
Tracy Tope of Lilbourn;í and one niece,
Jackie Sullenger of Lilbourn.
She was preceded in death by two sisters,
Hazel Garner and Virginia Atwill.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at
Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn. Services
will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First
Baptist Church in Lilbourn with the Rev.
Paul Hicks, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mounds Park
Cemetery at Lilbourn.
Sikeston Standard, Sikeston, MO.03/19/07
LILBOURN ó Ralph ďBlackieĒ Tope Jr.,
80, died March 17, 2007, at the Golden
Living Center in New Madrid.
Born March 11, 1927, in Lilbourn, son of
the late Ralph and Ethel Riggs Tope Sr., he
was a member of First Baptist Church in
Lilbourn. He had been a star route postal
carrier and had held several positions for
Federal Compress. A U.S. Army veteran, he
served during World War II and delivered
ice to homes upon his return home after the
On July 11, 1951, he married Maxine
Cravens who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Tony
Tope of Cordova, Tenn., and Tracy Tope of
Lilbourn; three grandchildren, Christy Tango
of Hampton, Va., Heather Tope of Sikeston
and Justin Tope of Cape Girardeau; and two
He was preceded in death by: three sisters;
one grandson, Jason Tope; and one great-
granddaughter, Sherry Cuff.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at Ponder
Funeral Home in Lilbourn where services
will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The
Rev. Paul Hicks, pastor of First Baptist
Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Mounds Park
Cemetery at Lilbourn.
Palestine, Texas -5 June 2007
Gary Leon Aslin was born 25 Aug 1940 at
Vancouver, WA and died 5 June 2007 at
Tennessee Colony, Palestine, TX. at the age
of 66. He married Geralda Prado in Oct.
1974 at Reno, NV and two children were
born to this marriage, Raymon Alvin Aslin of
Moore, OK and Karla Raquel Aslin of
Austin, TX.. He attended High School in
Eugene, OR. He served in the US Air Force
for 20 years and retired in 1980.
He is also survived by two children,
Raymon Aslin of and Karla Aslin, one grandson Ethan Beckett and one step granddaughter Makalyn Kowalik, two sisters, Patsy
Lucas of of Vidor, TX, Susan Sundins, of
Gresham, OR., two brothers, Bob Aslin of
Chester, VA. and Jim Aslin of Loveland, OH.
He was preceded by his parents, Raymond
Aslin & Clara (Hart) Aslin.
The family held a Memorial Service in
Memory of him in Oklahoma City, OK on
Longview, WA - Michael D. Hart 1949 - 2007
Michael David Hart, 58, of Longview died
June 24, 2007, at St. John Medical Center.
He was born March 4, 1949, in Dexter,
Mo., to Ezra and Geneva (Hankins) Hart and
moved to the local area in 1961.
Although he had no formal higher education, Mike was known for being mechanically minded and worked throughout the
years in the auto and paper businesses. He
enjoyed computers and gadgets and was
once active in local ham radio organizations
and search and rescue groups.
He is survived by his daughter, Kim Hart of
Philomath, Ore.; two sons, Seth Hart of
Longview and Gabriel Hart of Moxee,
Wash.; four grand-children, Scott, Dylan,
Logan, Ruby Hart, two brothers, Larry Hart
of Cathlamet and Steve Hart of Coupeville,
Wash.; two sisters, Kay Hart and Jean Hart,
both of Portland; his former wife, Julie
Woodriff of Longview; and many nieces and
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jody
Tucker; and his parents.
A service will be planned for a later date.
Columbia Funeral Service is in charge.
Carmi, IL 10 July 2007
H.L. "Spud" Poshard, 88, died at 11:45
a.m. Monday, July 9, 2007 at his home near
He was born Feb. 15, 1919 in Heralds
Prairie Township, the son of Louis Fredrick
and Margaret Almeda (Givens) Poshard. He
was married Sept. 5, 1945 to Helen Louise
Browning, who survives. Mr. Poshard was a
grain and livestock farmer, a World War II
Army veteran and a member of American
Legion Post 106 and the Veterans of Foreign
Wars. He served on the White County Board
for ten years and was on the Emma Township school board. He was a Pentecostal, an
avid high school basketball fan and a pinochle player.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Louise;
a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and
Danny Williams of Norris City; three sons
and two daughters-in-law, Jim and Sharon
Poshard, and Steve and Ann Poshard, all of
Danville, and Stan Poshard of Carmi; 10
grandchildren, Shannon Mendonca, Vicki
Blake, Bethany Ideus, Jeff and Tony Williams, Tammy Musgraves and Stephanie,
Carmen, Daniel and Kimberly Poshard; and
11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by four sisters, Sarah M., Idabell and
Altonia Poshard, and Nellie Mae Harvey;
and five brothers, John George "Curley"
Poshard, Louis Ezar "Lib" Poshard, Robert
Stewart "Chalk" Poshard, Roy Edward
"Carnie" Poshard and David Rudolph "Pete"
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at
Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City, the
Rev. William Jackson officiating. Burial will
be in Union Ridge Cemetery near New
Haven. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home. Military
graveside services will be conducted by
members of American Legion Post 109 and
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3851.
(Carolyn & Danny attended our Hart Reunion in
2002 & Danny is related on Grandma Hartís side of the
NORRIS CITY, IL -13 July 2007
Ruth Catlin, 90, Norris City, died at 5:30
a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007 at Wabash
Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.
She was born Aug. 29, 1916 in Iron, the
daughter of Vay and Ola (Murphy) Buttry,
and was married Jan. 29, 1938 to Dwight
Wayne Catlin, who survives. Mrs. Catlin,
was cook for WCRC for 31 years and a
member of Ditney Ridge Baptist Church near
Also surviving are a daughter and son-inlaw, Stella and Paul Knowles of Imperial
Beach, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law,
Aubrey and Sue Catlin of Carmi; a sister,
Dorothy Johnson of Evansville, Ind.; a
brother and sister-in-law, Starlis and Kathryn
Buttry of Evansville, Ind.; six grandchildren,
Kevin Wayne Hutchinson, Karlton Wesley
Hutchinson, Curtis Lynn Hutchinson, Brian
Catlin, Mike Catlin and Troy Catlin; 16
great-grandchildren; and 14 great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by
a sister, Ulon Buttry, and a brother, Othel
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris
City, the Rev. Dennis Reed officiating. Burial
will be in Ditney Ridge Cemetery near
Norris City. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Note: Ruthís husband Dwight Catlin is related on
Grandma Hannah I. (Melton) Hartís side of the family.
Shelbyville, TN, 27 Aug 2007
James Thomas Hart
Funeral services for James Thomas Hart,
79, of Shelbeyville, who died at Bedford
County Medical Center, will be at 10: a.m.
Tuesday Aug. 28th at the Hillcrest Funeral
Home with the Rev. Tedder offic- iating.
Burial will follow at Hellcrest Memorial
Gardens. A native of Huntsville, Ala., He
was the son of the late David Samuel and
Exie Odell Batt Hart. He was a retired mechanic of Cartwright Trucking Co., and
attended the Victory Baptist Church. Surviving is his caregiver, Virginia Gassaway of
(James is listed on page #121 of the James Hart &
his descendants book. )
Eldorado, IL, 23 Feb 2007
Lester Feuquay, 88, of 1137 Lincoln St.,
Eldorado, died 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20,
2007, at Ferrell Hospital.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
25, 2007, at Watson Funeral Home in
Eldorado with the Rev. David Mays and the
Rev. Jack Holloman officiating. Burial will
be in Wolf Creek Cemetery with military
rites. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
24, 2007, at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Eldorado to
Frank and Myrtle (Forrester) Feuquay. On
May 29, 1938, he married the former Iris
Widick, who survives.
He worked in sales for Federal Wholesale
and Scot Lad. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the 71st Infantry, 44th Division, including the Battle of the Bulge. He
was a member of the Eldorado Church of
God, VFW and a life member of the
Eldorado American Legion.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by
two sons, Marty (Donna) Feuquay of Harrisburg and Les (Myra) Feuquay of Tucson,
Ariz.; a daughter, Saundra (Marty) Patchett
of Sesser; a brother, Charles (Mia) Feuquay
of Murray, Ky.; a sister, Marie Bennett of
Eldorado; 12 grandchildren, Angie and Jack
Kincaid of Tucson, Ariz., Derek and Kathryn
Feuquay of Portland, Ore., Jane and Keith
Barker of Houston, Texas, James Pritchett of
Colorado Springs, Colo., Ross Rayburn,
Rebecca Mitchell of Carrier Mills, Tracy
Dailey and Jeff Bonora of O'Fallon, Mo.,
Dawn and Chris Gulley of Harrisburg, Brad
and Abbie Miller of Marion, Mesha Fox of
Carbondale, Jeff and Mary Patchett of Oblong and Lindy and Isaiah Stonecipher of Ft.
Worth, Texas; 16 great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers,
two brothers-in-law and a sister.
For those who desire, contributions may be
made to the Eldorado Church of God home
(Lesterís wife Iris Widick is the daughter of Ola
Dell (Catlin) (Kyle) Widick & related on Grandma
Hannah I. (Melton) Hartís side of the family. )
Mariam Maxine Newman Catlin
Mariam Maxine Newman Catlin, 84, of
Louisville, formerly of Hodgenville, died
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007.
Survivors include her husband, Guthrie
Catlin; two daughters, Linda D.
Russell and Patti J. Toole; and a son, Stephen
The funeral is at 10 a.m. Friday at
Levelwoods Methodist Church with
burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at
Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in
Hodgenville and continues at 9 a.m. Friday
at the church.
(Mariamís husband Guthrie was related on grandma
Hannah I. (Melton) Hartís side of the family.)
Aunt Ora Hart fell on July 8th at the Advance Nursing Home where she is a resident. She spent several days in the hospital at Cape Girardeau & had shoulder
surgery. She returned to the Nursing Home where she has had a long recovery.
Notes from Cousins and Distant Cousins
Talked to Christine (Hart) Mansfield & her
brother Bill Hart who lives in Ariziona is
having some more health problems.
Cousin Helen (Hart) McClintick who lives
in West Virginia & her husband Bill is having health problems.
Had an e-mail from Phyllis Dees in Sesser,
IL & her husband, Leroy Dees is having
some health problems. Leroy & Phyllis have
attended some of our Hart reunions in the
past few years.
Our distant cousin Margueretta Powellís
husband Dean has had several treatments for
cancer this year. Margueretta is related to our
Coats family in Texas County, MO.
Our heart goes out to all of these family
members & we will keep you all in our daily
Our distant cousin Lilly Bridgemanís husband Kelly has been having health problems
for some time & at this time he is in a
healthcaare center in Carmi.
Eloise was in the Dexter Hospital in April
for four days with back & stomach problems,
Then back in the Hospital for nine days in
May. Had back surgery the 15th of June &
therepy after that, but still having back problems. Then on Oct 15th she had a PET Scan
at the Hospital in Cape Girardeau & we got
the report on Oct 19th that it was Cancer in
the bones & in the right lung. Since then she
has had a biopsy on the lung on Nov. 1st, saw
another Dr. on Nov 9th. Since then, we have
seen other doctors, and she started radiation
treatments on Dec. 4th.
Famous Relative Revealed!
For those that may not know how Robert
S. Duvall (The Actor) is related to the Hart Family,
Chris Walters posted the following information on the Hart
Website (here it is as I know it).
Robert S. Duvall ( 5 Jan 1931 San Diego CA
Mildred Virginia Hart Aug 1901 St. Louis MO married Wm. Howard Duvall
Felix Stanley Hart 1866 LA - 1928 married Sarah Elizabeth Graham
Robert Johns Hart 9 Dec 1834 AL - 3 Jan 1907 AL married Martha Elizabeth Stanley
Derrell Hart 9 Mar 1789 SC - 6 Sep 1855 Chambers AL (Brother to our Henry Hart)
Robert Duvall has always been one of my favorite actor, from his role in the GodFather to the cowboys he's always playing.
He's getting old like me now, but he's still got it.
Alan Hart receives
The Vietnam Medal
Photo courtesy of The North Stoddard Countian, Bloomfield, Mo.
A U.S. Army colenel (right) presents the
Missouri State Vietnam Medal to Alan
Hart (left) as Stoddard County Military
Honors Guars members look on. The
ceremony was held 10 Nov. 2007 at the
Stars & Stripes national Military Museum and Library in Bloomfield, Mo.
Alan is the son of M.A. & Eloise Hart of
Be sure and send me any new eventís that
take place in your families,
from now until Dec. 2008,
so that it can be included in the Newsletter.
Do You Have An E-Mail Address ??
I will be emailing the Hart Family Christmas Newsletter in the future.
If you have an email address, please send it to me
Please keep me posted if you change your email address.
Love & Best Wishes,
M.A. & Eloise Hart