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Harold Allen Hurst

Published: 02/11/2014

Harold Allen Hurst passed away peacefully February 9, 2014.

He retired from the United States Postal Service after 38 years of service.

He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Newport, where he served as Deacon. He was currently attending Southside Baptist Church.

He was proud to have been a Seabee in the United States Navy.

He enjoyed life, hunting, fishing, and making old things like new. He never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elizabeth Williams Hurst, parents Allen and Isa B. Hurst, and sister Shirley Ann Shaffer of Kingsport.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Terry and Renee Hurst and Mitchell and Alice Hurst, daughter and son-in-law Marcia and David ‘Bunny’ Hill. Harold cherished his grandchildren: Katie (Jamie) Proffitt, Sara (Hans) Faust, Ryan Hill, Chad Hurst, and Kristen (Alan) Garland and his great-grandchildren Bo and Ellie Hurst, Vivenne Faust, and Karma Garland.

Harold is also survived by his sisters Nancy (Watts) Johnson of Newport and Peggy Johnson of Fairfax, Virginia and by his brother Bob Hurst of Newport.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charlie Boggan officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:00—6:00 p.m. prior to the services.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Union Cemetery.

Friends may register online at

Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Hurst family.

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