Henry Edward Hurst, son of the late Henry B. and Rosana Kercher Hurst was born on June 30, 1931 and died on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at the Northbrook Care Center in Jackson, Tenn. at the age of 72 A native Peoria, Ill., he served four years in the United States Army and was self employed in the lawn care industry. Survivors include eight children: Dennis E. Hurst of Illinois; Kathleen Lindsey of Medina, Ohio; Doug Hurst of Dudley; Joyce McIllwain of Jackson, Tenn.; Patricia Williams of Dexter; Lisa Sides of Puxico; Charity Hurst of Bloomfield; and Christopher Hurst of Parma; the mother of his children, Delores Hurst of Dexter; and twelve grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Melvin Hurst. Visitation was held on Saturday, July 5, 2003, beginning at 11:00 a.m.. at Arrington Funeral Directors. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003 at the Chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors with Tracy Lindsey officiating. Cremation followed at Arrington Crematory.