Lawna Mae Harkrader Hurd, age 92 of Pulaski died Saturday May 9, 2009 in Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 29, 1917 in Pulaski, and was the daughter of the late Frank B. and Janie Smith Harkrader. She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church, a graduate from Pulaski High School Class of 1935, and was a former employee of Wallner Mills and Pulaski Drugs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nat H. “Ape-Eye” Hurd, Jr., a brother Frank B. Harkrader, Jr., a sister Margaret Peacock, and a son-in-law Barry Wayne Akers. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Nat H. Hurd, III and his wife Fran of Smithfield, Va.; David A. Hurd and his wife Joy of Draper and one daughter, Janie Hurd Akers of Pulaski; grandson; Jeffrey S. Hurd and wife Denise of Yorktown, Va.: one granddaughter; Sara Danielle Hurd of Draper: three great-grandsons; Jasper Aiden Hurd of Draper, Jackson Luke Hurd and Jonathan Cole Hurd and one great-granddaughter; Bailey Grace Hurd all of Yorktown, Va.. She was also blessed with step-grandchildren: Shannon Custer of Christiansburg, and Shawn Custer and his wife Kristen of Mineral, Va.: step-great-grandchildren; Dorian Custer of Draper, Tori and Nathan Custer of Christiansburg, Thomas Ashton Custer, Mineral, VA, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews, great-great-nieces, nephews and many loving friends and neighbors. The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Kenneth Pendergrast, New River Internal Medicine and its staff, and Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center for the care of Mrs. Hurd.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas M. Seagle & Sons. Entombment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1 until 2 p.m. Memorials expressing sympathy may be made to the Daily Bread or to the First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.