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James R. Hurst
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1931
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2012

"The Opelika Auburn News" - June 22, 2012:

James R. Hurst, a resident of Opelika for over 50 years, passed away June 20, 2012. James was born in Chambers County, Alabama on August 15, 1931. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Naval Reserve. He lived an accomplished life, receiving B.S. and M.S. degrees from Auburn University in Agricultural Economics, and a Juris Doctorate from Jones Law Institute in Montgomery. His career spanned both the private Agricultural Industry and over two decades of serving as an Agricultural Economist at Auburn University. "Pops", as he was affectionately known to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, considered his family as his greatest achievement.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Peggy Bibby Hurst; two children, James B. Hurst (Corinne) of Opelika, and Susan H. Thiele, of Atlanta, GA; two grandchildren, James B. Hurst, Jr. of New York, and Ashley Hurst Underwood (Phillip), of Opelika; two great-grandchildren, Phillip M. (Tripp) Underwood, III, and Turner H. Underwood, of Opelika.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Lon and Louise Pilkington Hurst, his brother Jack Wayne Hurst, and his son-in-law, Hans W. Thiele.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m. at Frederick's Funeral Home, with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Frederick's. Rev. Rick Lane of First United Methodist Church of Opelika will officiate.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Big House Foundation, P.O. Box 230, Opelika, AL 36803.
Fredericks Funeral Home is directing.
Family links: 
  James Lon Hurst (1903 - 1977)
  Frances Louise Pilkington Hurst (1910 - 2000)
  James R. Hurst (1931 - 2012)*
  James R. Hurst (1931 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: AHurst
Originally Created by: Churchwell
Record added: Jun 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92439749

In Memory.
- Churchwell
 Added: Jun. 23, 2012

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