Mr. John "Dock" Sevier Hurst Deceased
After ____ months of suffering, Mr. J. S. Hurst breathed his last Jan. 8 (1905). He was twice married, first to Miss Amelia Seale in 1865, who died in 1889, then to Miss Atlie Freeman in 1893, with whom he lived until his demise.
Five of his nine children are left to mourn his loss. Brother Hurst was a consistent and faithful member of the Baptist church. Tuesday January 9, he was laid to his last resting place in the family burying ground three miles north of town near his home. Our departed friend and brother was ready to die.
With joy and full assurance he looked forward to the happy hour when he would see his Lord.
"Blessed assurance Jesus is mine;
O what a foretast of glory devine.
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of his spirit, washed in his blood"
The funeral services were conducted in the presence of relatives and friends who were of one mind. They all feel that a good man is gone--his body to the ground whence it came; his spirit to God who gave it.
Thomas Alexander Hurst Mr. T. A. Hurst, an aged and highly respected citizen of this city died Saturday night (3/17/1918) of heart trouble. He had been sick for some time, and a few days ago, was removed to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Drewy Gray, where he passed away. Mr. Hurst was 76 years old and is survived by his widow and several children besides a number of other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. J.W. Partridge, and the remains were laid to rest about four miles from the city.
contributed by Paula Hurst
Sources: The obituaries, I got from my cousin, Harold Miller, who lives in Russellville. The births and marriages were from many different sources including the tombstones at Robinson Cemetery, records from the Russellville Library, death certificates, my grandparents tombstones in the Decatur City Cemetery and their marriage record from the Courthouse in Russellville, I got some of the birth and marriage info from a book written by Robert Hurst, called "Hurst Families of Georgia" and from census records,family records, etc. I assume those obituaries were printed in a local Russellville newspaper. They are cut out of a newspaper but you can't see the name of the newspaper. My cousin Harold had them and I borrowed them and copiedthem. He found a trunk of his grandmother's which had a lot of pictures and letters, etc in it. He has the original family Bible of our GGGrandfather, Major Hurst. We are third cousins. He descends from one of my great grandfather's sisters. Paula Hurst