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Alton Roger Hart

A memorial service for Mr. Alton Roger Hart was held Monday evening, April 29, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Riverwood Family in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

Alton Roger Hart, 86, of Bogue Chitto, passed away at his residence, April 27, 2019. He was born Nov. 12, 1932, to Alton Hart and Edith Rose Cannon Hart.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. Mr. Hart also was the owner of A-1 Roofing and Sheet Metal. He was also a 32nd degree Master Mason, Bogue Chitto Lodge 260, for over 63 years and a member of the Wahabi Shrine Temple in Jackson, Mississippi.

He loved his family. He enjoyed owning and riding horses. He loved gardening and watching over the community. Mr. Hart enjoyed his grandchildren and would entertain them with scooters, animals and toys. He played the harmonica and sang and taught them to dance. His passion was Masons; He taught many men to obtain their degree.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Regina Lynn; granddaughter, Hannah Hart Smith; great-grandchildren, John Conner Rhinewalt and Emory Rose Smith; brother, Wendall Hart, Huey Hart and Lloyd Hart and a son-in-law, Donald Earl Smith.

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 63 years, Wyonzie S. Hart; son, Brett Hart and wife, Vicki; daughter, Debbie H. Smith; and sisters, Syble H. Lang, Christine H. Smith, Janis H. Landrum and Frances H. Davis. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Heather H. Rhinewalt and husband, Malcolm, and Rodney Sawyer Smith along with five great-grandchildren, Madilyn, J.B., Landree, Tommy and Georgia Rae and special friends, Jerry and Charlene Ryman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 397 Brookhaven St., Brookhaven, MS 39601.