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“And God will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on
the breath of dawn make you to shine like the sun and hold
you in the palm of His hands”.
Conley A Hurd, 94, beloved husband, dad, papaw and friend
passed away peacefully at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical
Center Sunday, May 12, 2013, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN.
He was born September 27, 1918, and raised in Hancock Co
TN. He retired from the AFG Glass plant. He was a master
carpenter, loved to hunt, fish and worked the family farm
until 1995. He was saved in 1949 at an old time church
revival and faithfully attended Lynn Garden Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe and
Dora (Garber) Hurd; brothers, Earnest Hurd, Roy Hurd,
James M. Hurd, Jr., and Charles E. Hurd; and sisters,
Rettie Alsup, Ruby Hall, Hazel Blalock, and Elizabeth Light.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Beulah (Miller)
Hurd; son, Carroll D. Hurd and wife, Sharon; grandson,
Mark Hurd; granddaughter, Deana L. Hurd; great grandson,
Jacob Charles Hurd; sister, Juanita Horton; sister-in-law,
Ann Hurd; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Our family wishes to thank Wellmont Holston Valley
Hospital 4th floor and the 3rd floor Wilcox Hall staff,
nurses and doctors and Amedisys for their wonderful
support and care.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 14, 2013,
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Lynn Garden Baptist Church.
A celebration service will follow with Rev. Tiger Brooks,
Rev. Carl Strickler, and Rev. John Coates officiating.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013,
at 11 a.m., at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends
who wish to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home
at 10:15 a.m., to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mark Hurd, Jacob Hurd, Joe Fleming,
Tom Horton, Mike Young, Michael Young, Randy Livesay, and
Chris Rickman. Honorary pallbearers will be Hal Livergood,
Kenneth Miller, Boyd Alsup, Jeff Luethke, Harold Horton,
James Worley, and Greg Tyndal.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lynn Garden Baptist
Church, 301 May Avenue, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport, is serving
the Hurd family.