Matthew and Whitney Hart

Mr. Matthew Cody Hart, 29, and Mrs. Whitney Samantha Sanford Hart, 28, of Carnesville, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at their home.

Mr. Hart was born in Royston, March 3, 1988, and Mrs. Hart was born in Dalton, July 31, 1989.

Mr. Hart was a farmer and rancher and was a member of Peniel Church, the Georgia Cattleman’s Association, the Sportsman Gun Club in Bowman, the Red Hill Gun Range, the NRA and the Sandy Cross Volunteer Fire Department.

Mrs. Hart was a personal banker having worked with Pinnacle Bank and was of the Baptist faith.

They’d been married for 10 years and were the loving parents of Levi and Kimber Hart.

In addition to their children, survivors include Cody’s parents, Mark and Tammy Hart, of Royston; brother and sister-in-law, Colt and LeAnna Hart, of Royston; niece and nephews, Jolee, Briar and Sage Hart; grandparents,
Havard and Marlene Ayers Hart and Janice Grubbs Phillips; uncles and aunts, Brian and Lesa Hart, David and Tina Hart, Marla and Kyle Peeples, and Tina Phillips; cousins, Barkley Hart, Morgan Martin, Peyton Hart, Makayla Peeples Pulliam, Weston Peeples, Erica Chappell, Mitchell Felty, Jerico Brown, Nicholas Bowen and Bella Carey.

He is preceded in death by grandfather, Jerry Phillips.

Survivors also include, Whitney’s parents, Scott and Therena Sanford, of Carnesville, and Terry Lynne Randall Sanford, of Martin; brother, Elijah Sanford, of Carnesville; grandparents, Barbara Sanford and Gene and Frances Randall; stepgrandparents, Carroll and Jo Cook; uncles and aunts, David and Jan Randall and Barry and Carolyn Cook; cousins, Madison Randall and Jacob Randall.

She is preceded in death by grandfather, Charles Sanford; and great-grandparents, Thomas and Della Sanford, Woodrow and Kitty Pierce, J.R. and Sue Randall and Hoke and Gertrude Gilmer.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Bert Synan and the Rev. Andy Bond officiating.

Interment followed in the Peniel Church Cemetery in Royston.

Memorials can be made to the Levi and Kimber Trust Fund at any Pinnacle Bank location.

Condolences can be made at

Pruitt Funeral Home in Royston was in charge of arrangements.

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