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Verna Louise Hurd

Verna Louise Hurd, age 91, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Luther Craig and Flossie Atkins Hurd. She received her Bachelor Degree from East Tennessee State University and a Master Degree from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Following her graduation she taught at Unicoi County High School in the later 1940’s for 10 years then for 35 years at Watauga High School, Boone, NC. Ms. Hurd was a member of First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Verna is preceded in death by two sisters; Virginia Caroline and Dorothy Hurd Ashby.

Ms. Verna Louise Hurd has left behind to cherish her memories:
Nephews: Carroll Ashby of San Fransico, CA
Richard Ashby of Jacksonville, FL
Niece: Margaret Irvin of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Several close friends including: Mildred Moore of Erwin, TN

Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Verna Louise Hurd through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.