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Tuesday October 24th, 2017
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Saturday October 28th, 2017
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Saturday October 28th, 2017

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Robert Calvin Hurst

Robert Calvin Hurst, 69, of Shelby, NC, formerly of Belmont, NC passed away Thursday October 19, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Hurst was born on December 26, 1947 in Clarksdale, Mississippi to the late Willie Lester Hurst and Ruth Nall Hurst. He is also preceded by his sisters Beverly Wood, Joyce Goff and brother Jackie Hurst. Robert was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion Post 82 in Shelby, NC. He was an avid lover of the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a family man and loved all his family and especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his loving wife Joan Sanford Hurst. Children; Sunny Glenn and husband Neal, Christian Caldwell and wife Shannon, Lisa York and husband Brian, Michelle Sanford and Jason Sanford. Sister; Elizabeth “Liz” King and Brother; Larry Hurst and wife Wanda. Grandchildren; Jourdan, Morgan, Gabe, Maya, Sabrina, Makenzie, Matthew, Ethan, Harrison, Isaiah, Lydia and Elliott.  Great Grandchildren; Alayna and Raelyn.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews and many loving friends. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Tuesday Oct. 24 at Benson Funeral Services in Mt. Holly. Services will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home, 314 E 2nd St, Clarksdale, MS 38614.  Rev. William Opie Hurst will be officiating.  Interment will follow with Military Honors at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Clarksdale, MS.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr, Shelby, NC 28950 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hurst

Your loving daughter, love you much, daddy Apr 16 2018 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences. May God be with your entire family to strengthen and comfort you during this time of sorrow.
(Matthew 5:4) Friend

Dec 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hurst

Brigitte and family Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and loved ones. He has gone to be with Jesus with no more pain. We knew Robert and went to school together in the 50s. GOD BLESS

Nita and Billy Wayne Gullick Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Joan and Family, Liz and our special friends Larry and Wanda,

Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathy during this very difficult time. May you feel God's arms around you, the comport of the Holy Spirit and the peace of knowing Robert is with Jesus and that you will all see him again one day. We will continue to pray for all of you and ask God to bless you in a special way.

In Christ,
Tom and Donna Harmon

Tom and Donna Harmon Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

Joan & family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Robert was one of the nicest and most caring men I've ever met in my life. I feel very fortunate to have known him for such a short time, and I will forever cherish those memories.

Trent Franklin Oct 23 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Pam & Charlie Ginder Oct 22 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hurst

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A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hurst

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A candle was lit in memory of Robert Hurst

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