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Douglas Hurst

Douglas Lee Hurst

Monday, February 13th, 1967 - Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Douglas Lee Hurst “Big Central”, 53, of Weaverville, came face to face with his Creator on February 29, 2020. Doug was born in Buncombe County on February 13, 1967. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish, hunt, dig ginseng, and was an expert marksman. Doug was loved by many, but no one loved him more than Jesus Christ. On Christmas Day 2019 he accepted Christ’s love and asked Him to be his Savior. He was proceeded in death by his beloved grandparents, Dallas and Chloie Riddle and his dad, Robert Hurst.

Doug is loved by “the family that God gave him”: his faithful companion “Caroline” Lewis; “the gang” Jessica and Daniel Harwood, Josie and Robert Bradley, and Joey and Jennifer Lewis; his grandbabies, Phillip, his hero and best buddy, and Lily, Preslea, Lainy, and Lydia, whom he was so proud of. His mother, Joan Raby and her husband Bobby; brother, Kevin Raby; sister, Pam Dailey; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on March 2, 2020 at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Reverends Kevin Raby and Robert Bradley, Jr. will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions to help with funeral expenses can be sent to PO Box 321 Marshall, NC 28753.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Monday, March 2nd, 2020 3:00pm
    Piney Grove Baptist Church
    20 Piney Grove Rd
    Marshall, NC 28753
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    Rev. Robert Bradley, Jr.
  • Interment

    Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
    20 Piney Grove Rd
    Marshall, NC 28753
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Haley Harris

Posted at 08:29am
Uncle Doug was always one of the coolest uncle's anybody could have ever asked for. I know he was no saint but he was the kindest most loving uncle a girl could have and I was so lucky and blessed to have him in my life. I could go on for days and weeks about the memories we shared but instead I'm going to hold those memories close to my heart and never let them go. Saying goodbye to you is something I never even dreamed of but that was the reality yesterday. Until we meet again central.... I loved you then, love you now, always have and always will ♡

Caryn Cogdill

Posted at 03:34pm
So sorry for your loss. Doug was a good guy, always spoke kind words and very polite. He will be greatly missed. He’s with Robert and all the loved ones gone before him. His time on earth was short but God must have needed him more. Rest In Peace till we see you again.

Diane Raby

Posted at 02:08pm
I'm sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Diane Raby

Hope Nichols

Posted at 12:40pm
I love Doug very much and will miss him more than words can say. He was a good person and so many memories he gave us. Will love you forever and always your momma, Joan Raby

Aunt Kathy

Posted at 09:09am
Rest In Peace my sweet nephew and know you will be missed but heaven just gained another beautiful soul. You are loved.
Aunt Kathy

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