Ruth Granger Hurst, 86, of Cottonwood Shores, Texas, and former resident of Orange, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Scott White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Jay Thomas, pastor of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Nibletts Bluff Cemetery in Louisiana. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home in Orange. Born on September 23, 1925, in Nibletts Bluff, Louisiana, Ruth was the daughter of Alvin and Verdia (Pinder) Granger. She taught Sunday school at MacArthur Heights Baptist Church and never missed a Sunday for 38 years. Ruth worked at Sabine Supply and was an assistant administrator at O.C.A.R.C. for 20 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bubba Hurst and brother, Wendall Granger; Ruth is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Robert Broer of Marble Falls, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Donna Hurst of Vidor; grandchildren, Jerry Mills, Jr., Collin Carter; and great-grandchild, Devin Carter. Serving as Pallbearers will be Robert Broer, Jerry Mills, Jr., Collin Carter, Al Granger, Tom Hare, and Jerry Mills, Sr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MacArthur Heights Baptist Church, 3502 Nightingale Street, Orange, Texas 77630.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 6, 2012