Edward Hurst

84, died at 7:58 a.m. Feb. 22, 2006, at Lima Memorial Health System.

   He was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Bell County, Ky., to George and Roxie Barnett Hurst, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 24, 2004, he married Patti L. Ray, who survives.
   Mr. Hurst retired as a salesman from Easter Tire Co., after 16 years, and had worked at Lima Pure Oil Truck Stop. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post 96. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
   Survivors also include two sons, Eddie Dean (Kathy) Hurst and Raymond Dale (Sue) Hurst, both of Lima; a stepson, Phillip (Heather) Thornton of Lima; two daughters, Edna Sue (James) Jamison of Lima and Tina Sue (Jeff) Pugh of Dayton; a brother, Leo (Delores) Hurst of Hamilton; a sister, Robirdia (Roland) York of Middlesboro, Ky.; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a former wife, Eleanore Kerner of New Tazwell, Tenn.
   He was preceded in death by a son, G. Mike Hurst; six brothers, Cleston, Malcom and Hobert Hurst and three infants, Dorton, Dean and Doyle Hurst; and a former wife, Nellie Croft Hurst.
   Services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel, with military rites by VFW Post 1275. The Rev. Art Cotrell will officiate. Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Hurst Family Cemetery, Hutch, Ky.
   Friends may call from noon until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
   Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-laman fh.com.