E. G. Hurst
Mr. E. G. Hurst, age 85, of Sheffield, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. His graveside service will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Sheffield Oakwood Cemetery with Jim Holland officiating.
Mr. Hurst was born in 1927 to the late Molly and James Nathan Hurst. On June 20, 1947, he married the love of his life, his precious Virginia and they were married for 64 years before her death. He was a loving husband and devoted father.
E. G. "Slim" was a member of York Terrace Baptist Church and a Mason of Sheffield Lodge No. 503 F and AM for over 55 years. He served in the U. S. Navy on the USS Hornet CZ12 Aircraft Carrier during World War II
until the end of the war.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ginger Ann Hurst; brothers, Wright and James Hurst; sisters, Etta Hurst, Bessie Springer and Grace McDaniel. He was the last living sibling in the Hurst family.
Survivors include his son, Gene Hurst Jr. and wife, Julie; and grandson, Gene Harrison Hurst III. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Holland Jr., Gene Hurst Jr., Gene Harrison Hurst III and Bill Grissom. Morrison Funeral Home of Tuscumbia is directing.
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