Funeral services for Seth Allen Hartin will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 at the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with Dale Page officiating. Interment will follow in the Mukewater Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

    Seth died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in San Diego, Calif. on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at the age of 25. He was serving in the United States Navy. His home is in Bangs. Texas.

    Seth was born on Sept. 16, 1984, in Brownwood, Texas. He graduated from Bangs High School where he learned music as a member of the band. Seth also graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas with a B.A. in Business. He joined the Navy afterwards and served for 10 months before his death. Seth attained the rank of Petty Officer Third Class. He was scheduled for deployment to Hawaii in September where he was to serve on the U.S.S. Destroyer RUSSEL.

    Seth was well loved by the many friends he made in his life. He was known as a fun loving adventurous young man who also showed great compassion for others. He is credited by some as being instrumental in helping them through hard times in their lives.

There were three great passions in Seth’s life; music, cars, and personal strength. He used his strength to help those less strong, his music to lift their spirits, and cars to fly through life. Like his namesake, Seth was a good son, a good friend, and a good man.

    Seth is survived by his parents, Gene Allen and Gwen Elaine Hartin; his sisters, Tracy Laine and Carey Lee Hartin; and a chosen brother, Sinuhe Sustaita. His nieces include Shelby and Haley Pitts, Kenedi and Trenedi Deal, all of Bangs, Texas.

He is also survived by his grandparents, Jim and Betty Burleson of Bangs, Texas, and Lou Hughes of Big Spring, Texas. Other relatives who live in the area are his uncle and aunt Danny and Cassidy Burleson, cousins Houston and Dylan Burleson, and many relatives and friends.

    Seth was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ernest and Nina Hughes and grandmother Jeannie Burleson.

    Friends and relatives may sign Seth’s online guest book at

    Heartland Funeral Home of Early is in charge of arrangements.