Hurshel Moss, 81, of Hot Springs, formerly of Laurel, Miss., died Monday (Feb. 16, 2004) at National Park Medical Center after a brief illness with cancer.
Born May 5, 1922, in Laurel, he was the son of the late Monroe and Nancy Moss.
He worked for many years for Norris Dispensers in Laurel before being transferred to Hot Springs in 1959. He later retired from the Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center where he was an instructor. He was an Army Air Corps veteran who served in the Chine-Burma-Indian theater of war, flying the "Hump" and was a member of the Hump Pilots Association and member of the Masonic Lodge of Sandersville, Miss.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Moss; and two sisters, Jewel Johnson and Sunnie Perry.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Beulah Ann "Dolly" McEachern Moss; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Marsha Moss of Hot Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Bud McConkie of Conway and Pamla and Bryce Dalke of Roland, Okla.; a sister, Winnie Lou Hosey of Laurel; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There was a private family service with his grandchildren serving as pallbearers, Andy Moss, Neal Moss, Matthew Dalke, Jonathan Dalke, Joshua McConkie, Olivia McConkie and Steven McConkie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, Ohio, 44720 and National Park Medical Center Auxiliary, 1910 Malvern Ave. Hot Springs, Ark. 71901.
Arrangements were by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs.