Elizabeth Williams Hurst passed away peacefully on
December 10, 2012, surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Connie and
Hettie Stevens Williams; sisters Ruth Williams, Lucille Campbell, Emma Owens,
and Maudella Owens; brothers J. C. Williams and LeRoy Williams; brothers-in-law
Harold Campbell, Stanley Owens, Cy Owens, Charles Shaffer, Charles Johnson,
Boyd Watts, and Max Johnson; sisters-in-law Shirley Shaffer and Mary Williams;
and father-in-law and mother-in-law Allen and Isa B. Hurst.
She is survived by her husband Harold Hurst; sons and
daughters-in-law Terry and Renee Hurst and Mitchell and Alice Hurst; and
daughter and son-in-law Marcia and David 'Bunny' Hill. Elizabeth was devoted to
her family and especially cherished her grandchildren: Katie (Jamie) Proffitt,
Sara (Hans) Faust, Ryan Hill, Chad Hurst, and Kristen (Alan) Garland. She had
four great-grandchildren: Bo and Ellie Proffitt, Vivienne Faust, and Karma
Elizabeth is also survived by her sister and
brother-in-law Doris and Wayne Smelcer, brother and sister-in-law Wayne and
Helen Williams, brother G. D. Williams, sister-in-law Elizabeth Williams;
brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Marjorie Hurst; sisters-in-law Nancy
Johnson and Peggy Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth was past president of the PTA and then a
substitute teacher at Newport Grammar School for 39 years, where she touched
the lives of many children. She was a loyal member of First Baptist Church,
Newport, where she served in a variety of ways including as chair of the Pulpit
Committee. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Newport
Theatre Guild. Those who knew her will remember how she loved to shop and go to
UT football games.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ken Johnson and the
caring staff at Newport Convalescent Center.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday,
December 13, 2012, in the chapel of Brown Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Boggan
and Chaplain Glenn Bradley officiating. Graveside services will be held at
10:00 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, at Union Cemetery. The family will
receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday prior to the services at the
Friends may register online at
Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hurst family.