Mr. Edward Gregory Hurley — 1921-2019

Published 3:50 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mr. Edward Gregory Hurley, the son of Vincent John and Marie Burdett Hurley and widower of Jane Kamack Hurley, died Nov. 19, 2019, at age 98 after a brief illness.

He was born March 8, 1921 in Atlanta, where he lived until he moved to West Point, in 1962. He lived there, raising his five children with his beloved wife, until moving to the Vernon Woods Retirement Community in LaGrange, Georgia in fall 2018.

Prior to his retirement, he served as Vice President-Traffic and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chattahoochee Valley Railway. He was a member of the West Point School Board for 12 years and volunteered extensively for the school system, including by driving the band bus. He was the organist of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lanett, and Immaculate Conception Church in Roanoke, for more than 40 years. He coached Little League baseball for seven years. A self-taught musician who played by ear, he played the piano for Vernon Woods residents on Sunday afternoons. 

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He was married to Jane for over 57 years, until her death in 2013. Survivors include their five children, John Hurley; Anne (Mike) O’Brien; Cecilia (Steve) Raville; Christine (Graham) Deriso; and Stephen (Amy) Hurley. Survivors also include eleven grandchildren, Elizabeth (Joseph) Antoine, Brandon Floyd, Stephen Floyd, Gregory (Taylor) Deriso, Jeffrey Cook, Michael Floyd, Julianne Deriso, John (Peyton) Cook, Benjamin Hurley, Nathan Hurley and Elizabeth Hurley. He also is survived by five great-grandchildren, Isabella Antoine, Alexander Antoine, Dane Deriso, Emerson Deriso and Molly Deriso; as well as several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.

Mr. Hurley was immensely loved by his many family members and friends and will be greatly missed.

A Mass and memorial service, officiated by Frs. Gali Balaswami and Bruce Krause, will be held Friday, November 29 at 11 a.m. EST, preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 705 North 3rd Avenue, Lanett. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, GA 30240.  

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Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett.