Spencer Robert Hurst


from the Bainbridge Post-Search Light, December 31, 1931 (note
spelling, punctuation, grammar and capitalizations are exactly as
printed in the obit):

A gloom was cast over Seminole county and surrounding section on
Christmas day, when it was learned that Mr. Spencer R Hurst, of near
Iron City, was enroute to Desser to spend the day with his son who
resides there.  They were joined by friends in Iron City and upon
leaving there Mr. Hurst cranked his car without knowing it was in gear.
 He was instantly knocked down and dragged underneath the machine for
several feet.  Friends who witnessed the scene rushed him to the local
hospital where an X-ray revealed several broken ribs and other internal
injuries.  After only a few hours the end quietly came, he having
recognized friends and relatives until the last.

Mr. Hurst, who was 73 years of age, was born on May 21, 1858 in Jackson
County Florida.  When quite a young man he he came to this section and
located on a farm near Iron City.  He was later married to Miss Piety
Perry who survives him.  [my note: this is incorrect; her name is
Hattie S. Perry]

Mr. Hurst was a charter member and Deacon of the Red Hill Holiness
Baptist church which is quite near his home.  For a long number of
years he lived the life of a devoted Christian, always having the
interest of his church and community at heart, and in his untimely
passing a distinct loss is suffered.  On all occasions Mr. Hurst was
the same cheerful Christian gentleman and his unusual personality won
for him friends of everyone with whom he came in contact.  It can truly
be said of him that none named him but to praise.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Red Hill
Church in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and
relatives.  Rev. Walker, pastor of Red Hill Church, conducted the
services and was assisted by Rev. E.C. Williams and Rev. A.P. Norris.
A quartet composed of Mrs. L.C. McElvey, Miss Dorothy Ward, Mr. D.H.
Alday and Mr. E.R. Ward, very beautifully sang "Abide With Me", "Safe
In the Arms of Jesus" and "Sweet By and By."  They were accompained at
the organ by Mrs. Wallace Robinson.  Interment followed in Red Hill
cemetery the pallbearers being Messrs. Archie Perry, Glenn Perry, Irvin
Perry, William Perry, Newton King, and Frank Spooner, nephews of the
deceased. J.J. Edge Funeral Home directed the service.

Besides his wife the deceased is survived by two sons, Alva Hurst, of
Desser, and Montie Hurst, of Augusta; the children of his deceased son,
Ed Hurst, who are Conrad Hurst, of Spartanburg S.C., and Miss Vernice
Hurst, student of Brenau, Gainesville Ga., a number of other
grandchildren nieces and nephews.

[my note:  Spencer was the son of Hiram Hurst Sr., b. GA abt. 1856/27,
and Piety Stewart, b. FL 25 Feb 1830; Hiram died during the Civil War
at Petersburg VA, and aft. 1870 Piety and her children moved to
then-Decatur Co. to farm]

Submitted by Irene Merrill <hurst_gen@yahoo dot com>


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