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Margaret F. Hurst

Posted By Hall-Wynne On October 1, 2016 @ 9:14 am In Durham,Obituaries | 6 Comments

DURHAM: Margaret Francis Hurst, 87, died Wednesday at Hock Pavilion after recent years of declining health. She was born in Durham May 20, 1929 to the late William B. and Louise (Brown) Francis. Margaret attended Durham schools and graduated from Durham High School. She spent her entire career in banking and retired from Wachovia at age 62. Margaret was married for 65 years to Ralph R. Hurst until his death in 2014. A devoted churchwoman, she was a longtime member of Asbury United Methodist Church and the Ralph Mitchell Sunday School class.

Margaret was known for her strong character, dedication to work, high energy and deep caring of others. Margaret and Ralph enjoyed a wonderful marriage, sharing their love of family, church, travel and yard work.

Surviving are her children, Teresa Knight and husband, John, of Durham, and Durwood Hurst and wife, Marsha, of Calabash, NC; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and her brother, Robert M. Francis of Ft. Washington, MD. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her siblings, William B. Francis, Jr., Marvin “Skeeter” Francis and Martha F. Brown.

The funeral will be 1:00 PM Monday from Asbury United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Alice Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church parlor from 12:00 until time of service.

Memorial donations may be made to Asbury Church, 806 Clarendon St. Durham 27705. The family wishes to thank Brookdale of Durham and Duke HomeCare & Hospice for their exceptional care of Margaret. Arrangements are with Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.

Condolences for the family of “Margaret F. Hurst”

Condolence from Tammie Franklin on October 2nd, 2016 8:54 am

Dear Durwood and Marsha,
My thoughts and prayers are with the two of you during this difficult time.
Durwood, your Mom is at peace and with your Father. If there is anything I can do for you both I am here for you.
My Deepest sympathies to you both.

Condolence from Marsha Hurst on October 5th, 2016 7:46 am

Tammie, thank you. You are part of our family. Love always, Marsha

Condolence from Kathy Haas Franklin on October 3rd, 2016 9:28 am

Durwood and Marsha……..Our sincere condolences in the passing of Mrs. Hurst . Keeping your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy Haas Franklin and Connie Haas Chappell.

Condolence from Marsha Hurst on October 5th, 2016 7:45 am

Kathy, you mean the world to me. Thank you, dear friend. Love, Marsha

Condolence from Marsha Hurst on October 5th, 2016 7:48 am

Connie, you are a wonderful friend. I love you, Marsha

Condolence from Janet Davis-Snipes on October 3rd, 2016 4:56 pm

I remember Mrs. Hurst when I was a child & my parents did business with Wachovia on Ninth Street. Later in my life, I got to work with her @ Strawbridge Studios. She always had a pleasant smile for everyone. I thought of her often. I now your loss is great, but I also know she is happy to be in heaven with your dad. May God surround you with his love as you face the days ahead. With my deepest sympathy. Sincerely,
Janet Davis-Snipes

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