Manford L. Hart, 70

OCT. 4, 1942-FEB. 23, 2013

February 26, 2013

Manford Lee Hart, age 70, of Pectonville, Md., died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Oct. 4, 1942, in Pectonville, he was the son of the late Franklin M. Hart Sr. and Daisy Margaret McCarty Hart.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam Conflict.

He was retired from the Washington County Roads Department.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was a member of James W. Bowers Lodge 173 AF & AM, and he was a 32nd Degree Mason as member of the Scottish Rite with the Cumberland Consistory; a member of Berkeley Chapter 77 Order of the Eastern Star; Western Maryland Sportsman’s Club; and Joseph C. Herbert Post 222 American Legion, Clear Spring, Md.

He is survived by his loving companion and best friend, Peggy Joan Moore, of Pectonville; one sister, Deana M. Hart Weller and husband, Floyd, of Pecktonville; stepchildren, Cealie Smith of Hancock, Md., Tina Kefauver of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Vonn B. Moore of Windham, N.H.; one step-grandson and one step-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews; and three special great-nephews, Christian, Dylan and Cayden Weller.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Franklin M. Hart Jr.

A service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock. Pastor Scott Summers will officiate. Burial with a military graveside service by the Tri-State Honor Guard will be in Parkhead Cemetery, Big Pool, Md.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., where a Masonic service by James W. Bowers Lodge 173 AF & AM will be held at 6:30 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for Leukemia Research, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or at

Online condolences will be accepted at

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