Melvin Hurt, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in a Bibb County Hospital, Macon, GA.
Graveside services for Melvin Hurt Sr., 87, were held on Saturday, April. 18, 2020 at WoodPlace Cemetery, Hwy 441, in Baldwin County with Rev. Tony Fraley officiating, his pastor of 40 years.
Mr. Melvin Hurt was native of Putnam County. Melvin was born on April 20th, 1932, to the late Lee Hurt and the late Lizzie Cartwright Hurt of Putnam County. He was one of 16 children reared in a God loving and fearing household. He met and married Annie Inez Thompkins on Nov. 23, 1950. Four loving children were born of their union. Melvin was a devoted husband, father and doting grandfather to his 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Melvin was a dedicated leader and follower of the Vaughn’s Chapel Baptist Church in Milledgeville, GA. He served faithfully as a Deacon and Treasurer until his health began to decline. Melvin retired from Central State Hospital after more than 30 years of services as Lead Cook. He owned and operated H&J Cab Company for more the 50 years. He was an amazing husband and “daddy” and grandfather to his family and exemplified Christian values that reached innumerable people. His is a legacy of love, and his memory is cherished and loved by many.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Inez Hurt of Milledgeville, GA; daughters, Sandra (Faye) Lall of Fairhope, AL, Anita Inez Updike of Mobile, AL and sons, Melvin Hurt, Jr. of Savannah, GA and Lorenzo Hurt of Savannah, GA. He is also survived by sisters, Alfreda Dennis of Milledgeville, GA, Bennie Jones, Helen Roberts, Hazel Dennis of Atlanta, GA and Gainelle Banks of Eatonton, GA; brother, Acie Hurt of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Hurt’s Funeral Home of Milledgeville and Eatonton were in charge of final arrangements.