L ester Hurst, age 84, of Jasper, Florida, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at Lake City VA Medical Center in Lake City, Florida, following a brief illness. Hurst was born in O'Brien, Florida on December 16, 1919, to the late Wiley and Geneva Hurst. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Morgan of Jasper; two step-sons: Hollie (Grace) McDonald and Dwayne (Dorothy) McDonald; a step-daughter, Gloria (Leon) McGauley; two brothers: Hubert Hurst, Darien, Georgia, and Billy Hurst, Live Oak, Florida; three sisters: Dorothy Vanosdol, Gladys Hand, and Pauline Hogan, all of Jasper; one grandson, Keith (Melissa ) Morgan; two great-granddaughters: Brittney and Brandy Morgan; 11 step-grandchildren, 15 step-great-grandchildren, and 5 step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27, 2004, in the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home with Pastor Bill White officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Jasper, Florida.

Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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