The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


December 19, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012


Reba S. Harding

Reba S. Harding, 68, of Glen Daniel, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at 4 p.m. at 876 Coal River Road.

Friends may gather Thursday, December 20, 2012, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

Amy Lou Holstein

Amy Lou Holstein, 38, of Arnett, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012.

She was born July 11, 1974, at Beckley, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert L. and Alice Kinder Holstein. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Don “Luttie” Holstein and AL ”Betty” Stacey along with several aunts and uncles.

Amy is survived by two daughters, Harleigh Gregory of Conover, N.C. and Shelea Rae Bradford of Arnett; one brother, Robert L. Holstein Jr. “Geneva” of Arnett; three nieces Brittany, Patricia and Samantha; one great niece Kylee; two great nephews, Johnathon and Mason and a host of cousins and friends.

Service will be noon Thursday, Dec. 20th, 2012, at the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with Brother Forrst Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Holstein Family Cemetery at Arnett.

Friends may call one hour before the service.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Rev. Juddy Hurst

On Monday, Dec. 17th, 2012, our beloved, Rev. Juddy Conway Hurst of Fairdale, went to be his Lord Jesus Christ following a short illness. He was in his 84th year.

Born on April 6th, 1928, Rev. Hurst was the son of the late Connie Hurst and Hanna Farley Canterbury. His brothers, Bobby and Norman have preceded him in death.

Rev. Hurst was raised in Cove Creek. It was there he would meet the love of his life, Bertie Daniel. Bertie was his friend, confidant, biggest supporter and mother of children. They would be married for 29 years until her passing in May of 1977.  

Rev. Hurst and Bertie would settle in Fairdale in 1963, where they would raise their three children.

Rev. Hurst was a retired UMWA coal miner, retiring from Westmoreland Coal Company.  He had 37 years of service in the coal industry.

In 1959, Rev. Hurst was called to serve the Lord and went on to become a preacher. He started preaching the word of God at Cove Creek Church and from there served Horse Creek Church, Naoma Church, Stickney Church, Stevens Church, Coal Marsh Church and retired from Akers Church as assistant pastor.

Those left to cherish his memories are his sons, Jerry Hurst and his wife, Pamela of Richmond, Ky., Randy Hurst and his wife, Shelia of Fairdale and Kathy Daniel and her husband, Steve of Saxon; he was the dear grandfather of Todd, Kimberly, Tammie, Amy and  Matthew; the proud great grandfather of Madison, Bobby Allen and Mason.

Rev. Juddy Hurst lived a blessed life for the Lord and tried to be an example for everyone. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. We, his family are so appreciative our father’s neighbors who always kept a watchful eye for him. 

On Thursday, Dec. 20th at 1 p.m. we will remember the life of this good man with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Ardith Bailey will be officiating. Rev. Hurst’s final resting place will beside his beloved Bertie at the Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the mortuary and one hour prior to the services on Thursday. The honor of carrying Rev. Hurst has been given to Mark Riffe, Keith Bailey, Nolan Dinsmore, Carlos Allen, Dwain Bunch and Craig Daniel.  

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Inc., Beckley.

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