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George Allen Hurst

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — George Allen Hurst, 86, of Beaver Dam, passed away on Jan. 10, 2023, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born on Aug. 23, 1936, to the late Kermit “Jim” Hurst and Mildred Richardson Hurst.

George was a member of Beaver Dam United Methodist Church and was a United States Army Veteran. He retired from Peabody Coal Company where he worked at Riverview Mine and Ken Mine. George had a love for golf and played every time he possibly could. He was a charter member of the Ohio County Country Club. George won the Men’s Club Championship several times and the Men’s Invitational once.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Judith A. Hurst and Phyllis Shown, and a half-brother, Jack Lane.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 59 years, Frances Oller Hurst, of Beaver Dam; one daughter, Andrea (Stephen D.) Slack, of Maceo, Kentucky; two sisters, Faye (Keith) Swanson, of Morrison, Colorado, and Diana (Jon) Hogan, of Griffin, Georgia; brother-in-Law, Bob Shown, of Beaver Dam; one granddaughter, Hannah Slack, of Owensboro, Kentucky; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Beaver Dam United Methodist Church (302 N. Lafayette Street, Beaver Dam, Kentucky 42320) with Rev. Jeremy Ruegg officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with George’s family from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of a donation to Beaver Dam United Methodist Church, 302 N. Lafayette Street, Beaver Dam, Kentucky 42320. Envelopes will be available at the church.

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