Jay Courtney Hurt, 70, of Nokomis, Fla., died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013.
He was born February 16, 1943, in Morganton, N.C. His mother, Edith Hurt, died Aug. 26, 2013, at the age of 104 years old. He was also preceded in death by his father, Joe Hurt; brother Carlton; and his beloved dog, Joshie.
He is survived by his brother Bill; sister Jo-Anne; and several nieces and nephews.
Jay was active in school sports and Boy Scouts and was a member of De Molay. He graduated from Venice High School, class of 1961, and attended Middle Georgia College.
Services: Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at Ewing Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Jesse Knight Cemetery. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice, 1925 South Tamiami Trail, Venice FL 34293.