Manford “Pete” Hartzog

Published 4:03 pm Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Graveside services for Mr. Manford “Pete” Hartzog were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at Cliburn Cemetery in Silver Creek.

Mr. Hartzog, age 84, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021, at his residence in Silver Creek, with his family at his bedside.  Rev. Mike Grenn officiated. Saulters-Moore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were John Rowells, Rusty Rowells, Bryce Hartzog, Garrett Thornton, Nick Hartzog and Daniel Hartzog.

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Manford “Pete” Hartzog was born May 9, 1936 in New Hebron, to Dailey Hartzog and Ella Martin Hartzog.  Pete was a former Lab Technician at Lawrence County Hospital as well as a Physicians Assistant for Dr. Pace.

Later, he served as Rig and Safety Training Representative for the Zapata Corporation.  Perhaps “Pete” and his wife Joan were best known as owners of the Hollytree Farms where they supplied many happy families with Christmas Trees for the holiday season.

Pete enjoyed playing Chess and was an excellent cook.  He immensely enjoyed his family and traveled the United States and Canada on motorcycle with his beloved wife, Joan.  Pete was a member of the Monticello Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Walsh Hartzog of Silver Creek; three Sons, Rick Hartzog of Silver Creek, Robert Hartzog (Jewell) of Hattiesburg and Randy Hartzog (Cheri) of Florence; one Daughter, Becky Dawsey (Mark) of Silver Creek and one Sister, Lola Peavey of Silver Creek.

Pete also leaves behind 15 Grandchildren and 18 Great-Grandchildren with one on the way.  He was also preceded in death by his son Rusty Hartzog and his granddaughter, Amanda Grace Hartzog.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Bereans Children’s Home, 1180 Berea Trail SE, Bogue Chitto, MS 39629.