Services for Martha Louise Clayton Hursey will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m., at St. John Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hursey, 63, of Meridian, died Friday Jan. 4, 2013, at Anderson Regional Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Billy Hursey Sr.; four children: Dorothy (Mose) Sturdivant, Belinda (Tyrone) Davis, Billy Hursey Jr., Don Hursey; Precious Hursey, and Angel Richard (whom she raised as her own children); grandchildren: Princess, Heather, Kistoff, Destiny, Hailey and Gabrielle; great-grandchildren: Justice and Mariah; siblings: Earl Clayton, Yvonne Gray, Obie Clayton, Greg Clayton, and Jeanette Harris; half-sister, Rubie Neely; and, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother; two sisters: Frances and Lela Clayton; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hursey; two grandchildren: Princess and Billy III; special sister-in-law, Helen Clayton; brother-in-law, Benny Gray; sisters-in-law: Ruby Boston, Mattie West, and Doris Ellis; and brother-in-law, Wheeler Ford.
Visitation will be Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the funeral home, and one hour prior to services at the church.