Phyllis Elayne Shrewsbury Hurd
Phyllis Elayne Shrewsbury Hurd, 90, of Columbia, SC, formerly of Welch and Blacksburg VA passed away peacefully November 25, 2019, in Columbia, SC.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Directory at 654 Athens Road in Princeton, West Virginia. A funeral service at the same location will follow on Saturday, December 7, 2109 at 11:00 a.m. with burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.
Phyllis Hurd was predeceased by her parents, Riley Martin and Lois Rock Shrewsbury, and brother Paul Shrewsbury. In 1954, she married John Franklin Hurd, with whom she spent a loving 41 years until his death in 1995. Phyllis leaves behind a son, John Martin Hurd (Lauri) of Wake Forest, North Carolina and daughter, Ann Kathryn Hurd Pauley of Columbia, South Carolina. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Ann Hurd Wilson (Jim) of Richmond, Virginia, grandson John Hurd of Wake Forest, North Carolina, granddaughter Jennifer LaSovage (Jacob) of Columbia, South Carolina and great-grandson Brayden LaSovage of Columbia, South Carolina. She has two nephews, Riley Martin Shrewsbury of Roanoke, Virginia and James Wilson of Dallas, Texas, and a niece, Jane Wilson Hiser, of Richmond, Virginia.
Phyllis graduated from Welch High School, then completed her undergraduate degree at Concord College in Athens, West Virginia. She taught school at Welch High School for 30 years. Phyllis was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Welch, Blacksburg Baptist Church and North Trenholm Baptist Church. She was a wonderful, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her loving presence will be missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Society, church or library of your choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The Hurd family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on December 3, 2019


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Edward & Mary K Mosko
Dec 07, 2019
Our condolences to Kathy and John . Hour mom was a good teacher and wonderful person. May she rest in peace.
Mary Dalton Green
Dec 05, 2019
Mrs Hurd was very soft spoken. She was a wonderful and patient teacher. Too bad we don't have teachers like her today, our kids would be so much better off. I was lucky to have had her, and to have known her. RIP Mrs. Hurd, you will be missed.
Maria (Longo) Riddle
Dec 05, 2019
Mrs Hurd was one of my favorite teachers.
Melissa Warf
Dec 05, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Mrs.Hurd was a wonderful teacher! Prayers to all of the family.
Kim Lyall Davis
Dec 04, 2019
Prayers for the family. Huge loss. She was such an amazing teacher and a very kind woman. I loved her and have thought of her many times throughout the years. She believed, encouraged and cared for a time in my life that I couldn’t do those things for myself. Love and prayers!
Teresa Burks
Dec 04, 2019
One of the best teachers I have ever had!
Patty Duncan Patton
Dec 04, 2019
One of the best teachers EVER! Loved learning from her— May she RIP.
Dec 04, 2019
My favorite teacher. Always a smile