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Horace Melvin Hurst

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Brookhaven forHorace “Big Daddy” Melvin Hurst, 79, who passed away on June 1,2010, at 5:15 a.m. at Lafayette General Medical Center inLafayette, La.

Mr. Hurst, a resident of Brookhaven, was the son of Clanton E.Hurst and the former Ruby Dell Kennedy. He started working in theoil field at age 15 and retired at the age of 55. He was known inthe oil field as “Big Daddy.” He played football in Brookhaven from1947 to 1949.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia S. Hurst, ofBrookhaven; his daughter, Becky H. Dunn and her husband Mike, ofLafayette; his son, Kenneth Hurst of Los Angeles, Calif.; hisgrandson, Chris Dunn and his wife Virginia, of Lafayette; hisgreat-grandchildren, Gabe and Aubrey Ann Dunn, of Lafayette; hissister, Juanita Watts and her husband Billy, of Houston, Texas; hisbrother, Glenn Hurst and wife Betty, of Brookhaven; and numerousnieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, baby Hurst;and one brother, Clanton Edward Hurst.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Hurst family atwww.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, is in chargeof all funeral arrangements.