Ruthie Hester Hurst, age 79, of Speedwell, born on May 28, 1940 and passed away Monday, January 6, 2020. She was a member of Speedwell Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, Freeman and Milda Capps Pierce; infant brother, Charlie Pierce; sister, Wilma (Pat) McNew.


Husband of 61 years Rev. Jim Hurst

Sons: James Hurst
Randy (Linda) Hurst

Grandchildren: Rainbow Brown, Heath Hurst, Heather Hurst and Chelsea Anders

Step Grandchildren: John Thomas and Hali (Nathan) Sangphim

Great Grandchildren: Amaiya, Tahja, Jadria, Halaya, Quinn and Kaon Brown, Weston Hurst and Skai Anders

Step Great Grandchildren: Adilynn and Eliana Sangphim

Sister: Virginia Fortner

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 9 PM Wednesday at Speedwell Freewill Baptist Church.

Services 11 AM Thursday at Speedwell Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jeremiah Bean and Rev. Lonnie Lyke officiating with the interment to follow at Greasy Hollow Cemetery.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home