Fred Hurst

August 22, 1950 ~ August 9, 2021 (age 70)

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Saltillo – Mr. Jimmy Fred Hurst, 70, died Monday, August 9, 2021 from his residence following an extended illness.  He was born August 22, 1950 in Adel, Georgia to the union of Arthur Hurst and Evelyn Jordan Hurst.  Fred worked many years as a truck driver for various industries, later retiring from J B Hunt. His CB handle was Bojangles. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and was an avid NASCAR fan.  His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren

A service celebrating his life will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.  Visitation will be from 5 PM-7PM today (Tue.) and from Noon-service on Wed. at the funeral home.  Those who cannot attend the services may view the services at 2 PM Wednesday or anytime thereafter at

Fred is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Hurst of Saltillo; three daughters, Lynn West (David) of Mantachie, Stephanie Blaydes (Peter) of Apopka, Florida, B J Gann of Plantersville and step-daughter, Kaye Dill (Preston) of Tupelo; one brother, Horace Hurst of Valdosta, GA; four sisters, Carol Sue Cubino and Joyce Cantrell (Buddy), both of Hahira, GA, Mary Alice Spriggs of Valdosta, GA and Diane Roberson of Valdosta, GA;  twelve grandchildren, Brittany Smith, Gabby West, Joel West, Ben West, Wayne Huffman, Hope Huffman, Alyse Dill, Sylas Dill, Lane West, Dustin Strickland and Daniel Strickland; eleven great-grandchildren; Levi, Case, Avery, Braxton, Rylee, Carlee, Paxton, Elliana, Talon, Sarah-Lynn and Hudson; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bobby, David and Tommy and four sisters, Jewel and Faye and two infants.

Honorary pallbearers will be his six great-grandsons.

Memorials in memory of Fred Hurst may be sent to the Mississippi Chapter of the American Lung Association, 438 Katherine Drive, Flowood, MS  39232.  Condolences to the family may be posted at


August 10, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Holland Funeral Directors
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38801

Funeral Service

August 11, 2021

2:00 PM
Holland Funeral Directors
5281 Cliff Gookin Blvd.
Tupelo, MS 38801

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