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Mabel Sutherland Hurst, age 96, of Newport News, Virginia passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Newport News, Virginia.
Mabel was born on May 29, 1921 in Haysi, Virginia to the late H. Clint and Myrtle Hay Sutherland. Mrs. Hurst was known for her strong faith, love, and service to her church, family, and community as well as her smile, wit, and warmth.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude "Pete" Hurst; her sisters, Brenda, Joyce, and Charlene Sutherland; and brothers, Gene Sutherland and Kerry Sutherland.
Those left to cherish her memory include: Daughter Rebecca Yost and husband, Harry of Rockville, Virginia; Son Kerry W. "Pete" Hurst and wife, Brenda of Hampton, Virginia; Sister Opal Ashworth of Blacksburg, Virginia; Brother Larry C. Sutherland and wife, Marty of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She is also lovingly remembered by seven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mabel Sutherland Hurst will be conducted at 1 PM on Friday, January 26, 2018 at Buchanan First Presbyterian Church, 21223 Riverside Drive in Grundy, Virginia with the Reverend Brad Napier and the Reverend Alan Ashworth officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock, Virginia. Pallbearers will be Caleb Hurst, Josh Hurst, Jake Hughes, Dave Parker, Whit Harvey, and Bart Thrasher.
Friends may call at the church from 11AM until the time of the funeral on Friday.
In remembrance and in lieu of flowers, those who wish to donate may make contributions to the "Ruth and Mabel" Outreach Ministry at Buchanan First Presbyterian Church or to the Buchanan First Presbyterian Church's Capital Campaign.
Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com
Published on January 24, 2018
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