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James Hurst

December 27, 1956 — February 4, 2022

James Keith Hurst, 65, of Camden-on-Gauley passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Born December 27, 1956 in Richwood, he was the son of the late Herman and Betty (Hinkle) Hurst.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Faye Cox; and his son-in-law, Daryl Morland.

James lived most of his life in Webster County and was a very well-liked man.  He enjoyed being on the farm and was a family-man.  He loved children, especially his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Mary (Prater) Hurst; children: James Edward (Shelley) Hurst of Camden-on-Gauley, Loretta Morland of Craigsville, Joanie (Adam) Chapman of Camden-on-Gauley, Frank Andrew (Libby Culver) Hurst of Camden-on-Gauley, and Annie (companion, Leon) Hurst of VA; eleven grandchildren: Kayla, James Matthew, Alexis, Alex, Ashton, Ian, Hayden, Macy, Paidon, Natasha, and Brittany; 2 great-grandchildren: Isabella and Maria; siblings: Genelda (Woody) Hickman, Frank (Linda) Hurst, Joe (Rose) Hurst, Irene (Chuck) Cooper, Frances Hurst, Bill (Libby) Hurst, Dorothy Hurst, Herman (Deloris) Hurst, Lisa Hurst, Mary Jean Hurst, and Hermanetta Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A gathering of friends and family will be held 2pm-4pm, Monday, February 7, 2022 at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen.

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Adams-Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hurst family.

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Monday, February 7, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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7000 Webster Rd, Cowen, WV 26206

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