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Elvin Limuel Hart


Elvin Limuel Hart, 86, a lifetime resident of Granville County, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his home. A native of Granville County, he was the son of the late Joseph Spencer Hart and Lula Beasley Hart.

Elvin was a faithful Christian, Husband, Father, Son, Brother and Friend. He worked hard to support his church, his family and the community, He served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955, and was in the Army Reserves for 6 years, He drove a tanker truck for Pine State Creamery for a number of years and was a Research Technician at the Tobacco Research Station until his retirement. After his retirement, he worked part-time as a courier for the Granville County School System.

Elvin was a member of Peace’s Chapel Church and served as a Deacon, Trustee, Sunday School Teacher and in any capacity to support the congregation and community. He taught Sunday school at Toney Rest Home for about 9 years and spent many Saturday mornings sharing his faith at the prison in Oxford. He was a member of Gideon’s International until his health no longer permitted him to serve.

Elvin was always a hard worker and did whatever was needed to support his family. He taught by example about loyalty, commitment, finishing the job at hand and always putting God first. He loved farming and always had a huge garden that was shared with friends in the community.

Surviving are his wife of sixty-six years, Nell Howell Hart of the home; a daughter, Judy Hart Thomas (Gary) of Durham, two sons, Bruce Hart (Betsy) of Kittrell, David Hart (Crystal) of Creedmoor; a sister, Gladys Godsey of Oxford; five grandchildren, Daniel Hart (Brandi), Joseph Hart, Lauren Thomas, William Thomas, Ethan Hart; and one great grandchild, Liam Hart. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Graham Hart, Calvin Hart and by three sisters, Irma Hart, Irene Gresham, and Edna Godsey.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church by Rev. Bruce Brooks and grandson, Joseph Hart. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 – 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church and at other times at the home.


  • Cory Woodall Posted January 5, 2020 9:22 pm

    Nell and family I sm so sorry for you alls loss

  • Becky Carpenter Posted January 6, 2020 1:19 am

    Crystal, So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family during this time.

  • Sherif Mikhael Posted January 6, 2020 4:06 pm

    Praying for comfort and healing for you all. He will carry you through this.

  • Gail Lane Posted January 6, 2020 9:11 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Hart. He was a great man and it shows in his entire family how much he loved them and his church. If I can do anything, please let me know.

  • Harold and Dorothy Posted January 6, 2020 10:39 pm

    Nell and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Elvin, such a great leader in the church and the community. He will be missed by all of us too. May God confort all of you!

  • Maurice & Polly Hester Posted January 7, 2020 8:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

  • Brenda Brogden Posted January 8, 2020 11:55 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Hart. I know you have many fond memories to cherish. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kathie W. Harris Hamm Posted January 31, 2020 8:37 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Hart was a fine Christian man that I respected greatly. He will be remembered for his many acts of kindness and service to our Lord. May God continue to bless you with His comfort and peace.

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