Hursel MilbourneSr. (1924 - 2012)

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Hursel Milbourne Sr.

DEAL ISLAND —On Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at 10:18 a.m. God called our beloved one, Hursel Milbourne Sr., to eternal rest. He was born Oct. 12, 1924, to the late Olbie and Mary Milbourne and was a lifelong resident of Deal Island.

He was educated in the Somerset County school system. As a lifelong member of the John Wesley Methodist Church, Hursel served faithfully as the church treasurer and as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Hursel loved life and was committed to his family and friends. His accomplishments and memberships included service to the VFW and the American Legion, and he also served as treasurer of the Somerset County School Bus Association. These accomplishments were in addition to his serving as a police officer for more than 20 years at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and more than 40 years as a school bus contractor for Somerset County. He was a dedicated member of the U.S. Navy who served in World War II.

Hursel was a dedicated Free and Accepted Mason: he belonged to the following Houses: East Gate Lodge No. 65 and the King David Consistory No. 284. He was also the Past Potentate of the Abulahab Temple No. 206, as well as Grand Inspector General of the 33rd Degree.

Hursel is survived by his wife, Mary, and six children: four daughters, Angelone Kennedy of Colorado Spring, Colo., Fawn Foreman of Laurel, Md., Henrietta Jones-Smith (George Smith) of Harrisburg, Pa., and Jennifer Evans (Todd Evans) of Okinawa, Japan, and two sons, Hursel Milbourne Jr., (Lee Kane-Milbourne) of Salisbury and Daren Milbourne of Ocean City. He was blessed with a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Quindolla Trueheart; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Monzella Brown, Novella Williams and Della Milbourne; and his first wife, Norma Lee Milbourne.

A funeral service will be held at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Princess Anne, on Wednesday at 1 p.m., where friends may call between 10-11:30 a.m. Interment will follow the service in Springhill Memory Gardens, Hebron.

All services are entrusted to Benniesmithfuneralhome.com (Princess Anne).

Published in The Daily Times from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2012
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