MOBILE, ALA. — Marshall Howard Hart, 85, native of Mobile, Ala. and widow of Marion H. Hart, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the J. F. Hawkins Nursing Home.
Born on July 3, 1927, in Mobile, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Judge Alex T. Howard and Cecile Morrissette Howard.
Mrs. Hart was a member of the class of 1953 of the Presbyterian Assembly’s Training School in Richmond, Va. (now Union PSCE). She enjoyed the summer of 1952, when as a student, she served on the staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, N.C. She began serving at the Aveleigh Church in Newberry in September of 1953. During the years prior to her retirement, she served as administrative assistant and D.C.E. of the church.
Following her retirement, she served as an elder and clerk of session. She was member and teacher of the Neil Truesdell Sunday school class and a member of Circle, Presbyterian Women.
During her husband’s Army career, she held leadership positions in the chapel programs at Ft. McPherson, Ga., USAEUR Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, Ft. Shafter, Hawaii and Ft. Jackson where she served as president of the Protestant Women of the Chapel.
Surviving are sons Robert Howard Hart of Columbus, Ga. and Brett Marion (Macey) Hart of Flower Mound, Texas; granddaughter, Madison Rebecca Hart of Phenix City, Ala.; grandsons, Brett Marion Hart Jr. and Bradley Hayden Hart of Flower Mound, Texas; brothers, Rev. Robert C. (Eleanor) Howard of Jackson, Minn. and William E. (Melba) Howard of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and sisters-in-law, Anne (Alex T.) Howard of Mobile, Ala. and Anne (P.J.) Howard of Daphne, Ala. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Cecile Howard Gardner and brothers, Judge Alex T. Howard Jr. and Dr. P. J. Howard.
The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Aveleigh Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Mitchell Van Metre officiating. Interment followed in Newberry Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was at Whitaker Funeral Home on Monday prior to the service from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Pallbearers were Steve Armfield, Pete Coleman, Bobby Hamby, Rhett Frazier, Trent Purcell, Jim Talbot, Otis Taylor, Bert Kennedy and Randolph Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Neil Truesdell Sunday school class.
Memorials are suggested to Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, 1211 Calhoun Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.