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Jesse Jacob Ray Hurd Sr., 78

June 30, 2009

SEPT. 28, 1930-JUNE 28, 2009

Jesse Jacob Ray Hurd Sr., 78, of 16900 Lakeview Court, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Sept. 28, 1930, in Security, Md., he was the son of the late Gladys P. Wentz Hurd and Elmer L. Hurd Sr.

He and his wife owned and operated Jesse R. Hurd Painting for more than 40 years. Previously, he was a painter for Home Construction and G.M. Gehr Painting.

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He was a member of the Hagerstown East Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

He was a loving husband and father who will be greatly missed by his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Genevieve E. Hurd; three daughters, Belinda Mae Grove and husband, Braden, of Greencastle, Pa., Rose Marie Wood and husband, Steven, of Hagerstown, and Kitty Elizabeth Lynn and husband, Cecil "Woody," of Hagerstown; two sons, Jesse R. Hurd Jr. and wife, Colleen, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Wesley Cole Hurd Sr. and wife, Barb, of Waynesboro, Pa.; six sisters, Gloria J. Hurd-Heard of York, Pa., Kitty D. Kline of Clear Spring, Md., Sandy L. Miller of Funkstown, Md., Nellie R. Sodergren of Hagerstown, Jenny L. Smith of Hagerstown and Dinah K. Palladino of Maugansville, Md.; one brother, Elmer L. Hurd Jr. of Hagerstown; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Lesley P. Hurd; one sister, Sharon B. Dibert; and one brother, Roger G. Hurd.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall, 30 Nottingham Road, Hagerstown, with James Rivers officiating.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Jehovah's Witnesses.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagers-town.

Online condolences are accepted at www .minnichfh.com.

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