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Shirley Ann Brafford Hart

February 18, 1935 — March 4, 2024


Shirley Ann Brafford Hart, 89, of Goldston, passed away Monday, March 4, 2024.

Shirley was born in Durham, NC on February 18, 1935, to R.F. and Gertrude Black Brafford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Marvin W. Hart; son, Duane Hart; and great-granddaughter, Chloe Stevenson; and brothers, Tommy and Dale Brafford.

Mrs. Hart was a member of Meroney Methodist Church where she served faithfully as a Sunday School teacher and treasurer for the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She was a graduate of Goldston High School class of 1953. For many years Shirley worked along side her husband on their poultry farm all the while being a wonderful homemaker. Shirley was a member of the Goldston Lions Club and the American Legion.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Hart Pettit and husband, Don of Siler City; son, Gary Hart and wife, Rosana of Goldston; daughter-in-law, Peggie Hart, of Bear Creek; grandchildren, Donna Stevenson and husband, Scott, Tammy Everett and husband, Rob, Jeremy Hart, Beth Hamm and husband, Justin, Hannah Sirls and husband, Josh, Will Hart and Mia Hart; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Caleb Stevenson, Matthew and Christopher Everett, and Mason and Emily Hamm.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Meroney Methodist Church, 10568 NC Hwy 902, Bear Creek, NC, with Rev. Linda Yow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00-1:45 PM in the fellowship hall and other times at the home of Peggie Hart.
 Memorials may be made to Goldston Lions Club, P.O. Box 455, Goldston, NC 27252 or the Meroney Church Cemetery Fund, care of, Eleanor Moses, 604 Dewitt Smith Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Hart family.

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