The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 11, 2013 at the Mt. Pleasant/Travelers Rest C.M.E. Church, 315 Norris Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Reverend Sidney L. Kendrick, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at 12:00 noon in the Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Hiram was born July 18, 1943 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Jesse Lockhart and Ella Mae Webb Lockhart. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie Ben and Mary Towns Sutton and William Bill (Ellen) Lockhart. He joined the Mt. Pleasant/Travelers Rest CME Church under the leadership of Rev. Maurice Cherry, where he served as a faithful member on the Steward Board and was very active in Sunday School. He loved his church and before his health failed. He and his wife, Barbie Ann, would make sure the church was clean and ready for Sunday Service.
He was educated in the public school system of Macon County and his favorite subject was English. He served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969 and he also served in the National Guard for three years in Combat Engineering in Macon County. He was stationed in Paris, France from 1967 to 1968. Following his military career, for nine years he was employed with Kodak Camera in Rochester, New York. Hiram left New York and came home to Georgia in 1984. He was a truck driver for the Concrete Company, Cargill Company, and the American Logistics Company. He also worked for Walter Matthews’ Funeral Home for several years.
He leaves to cherish his memory his newly devoted wife, Barbie Ann Patterson Lockhart, Montezuma, Georgia; two daughters, Jackie Ollita Lockhart, New York and Renee Lockhart, Atlanta, Georgia; two sons, Jay Scott Simms (Sharon) and Hiram Lockhart, Jr., both of Rochester, New York; eleven grandchildren, Tony Lockhart, Ebony Victoria Lockhart, Jay Sims, Jr., Jaden Sims, Joshua Pradia, Monique Pradia, Latoya Johnson, Patricia Johnson, Jovan Johnson, Sarah Lockhart, and Katrina Starkes; one sister, Dr. Jacqueline Webb Richardson (Joseph), Plymouth, Minnesota: one brother, Emmett Preston Lockhart (Maggie), Warner Robins, Georgia; four brothers-in-law, Bobby Patterson, Montezuma, Georgia, Joseph L. Richardson, Minnesota, Horace Lee Patterson, Charlotte, North Carolina and Robert Patterson (Margaret) Bronx, New York; nine nieces and nephews, Dorothy Reynolds, Dallas Anderson, Larry Hicks, Preston Lockhart, Valerie Lockhart, Diane Brooks, Trenton Lockhart, Jolawn Ollita (Richardson), Victor and Jimmy Lockhart; two sisters-in-law, Dr. Martha Milo-Avery, Hampton, Virginia and Claudette Miles, Americus, Georgia; and a host of other relatives and friends.
- Sandra & Samuel Eskridge(Sunday, March 10 13 08:34 pm EDT)
At this most difficult time in your life, please know that there is a whole host of people who have you and your family in their prayers and thoughts.
Our time here on earth has a beginning and an end, and in that time we are fortunate and blessed to build many relationships. In the days to come may much of your thoughts be be filled with the wonderful time that you and Hiram shared.
Be comforted in the knowledge that in due time, God will give you, as well as your family, peace and joyful hearts.
- Greg & Diane Busbee(Sunday, March 10 13 05:14 pm EDT)
Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this time of loss. We thought the world of Hiram. He was a great friend.
- Patricia Haugabook(Saturday, March 09 13 04:11 pm EST)
So sorry to hear of your loss, Hiram was a great cousin, we always talked about him introducing us to pineapple sandwiches we will always love you Hiram
Our condolences to your family
God be with you all
Lande, Trelle,"Ticki", Beth and Jimmy
- SARA CLEMONS(Thursday, March 07 13 11:54 pm EST)
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AS YOU GRIEVE THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE.YOUR PAIN MAY LAST A LIFETIME,BUT SO WILL YOUR MEMORIES.[MAY YOUR FAMILY DERIVE A MEASURE OF COMFORT AND PEACE FROM THE PROMISING WORDS OF THE RESURRECTION HOPE.(ACTS 24:15)