Mr. Perry Hurrye
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"Let not your heart be troubled, I have gone to be with my Savior"
“Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” -Psalm30:5
PERRY HURRYE, a dedicated family man and Korean War Veteran was born March 10, 1929, the 10th child and last one born to the union of the late Arthur and Dossie Broughton Hurry of Monroeville, Alabama. Perry privately endured a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease and quietly slipped away Saturday evening, March 13,2021, at Englewood Healthcare Center in Monroeville, Alabama. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting game in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Monroeville.
Perry confessed Christ at an early age and joined Antioch Baptist Church No.3 in Monroeville, AL. After relocating to Toledo, Ohio, his faith in God remained steadfast; and he joined Calvary Baptist Church. With a heart devoted to Christian service, he regularly attended the Indiana Baptist Church and Church of God and Christ in Toledo, Ohio, before retiring and moving back home.
Perry graduated from Bethlehem Industrial Academy (BIA) in 1948. He was a member of The Pirates Basketball Team at BIA and honored for being its most talented senior boy athlete. After high school, he worked at G.E. Curry Sawmill located back of Limestone Community near Limestone Creek 1948 to 1950.
On November 13, 1950, he was drafted into the United States Army and honorably served his two required years of active duty. In November of 1954, he reenlisted and served a total of five years, eleven months, and 14 days in the United States Army before being released from service in October of 1956, with an Honorable Discharge.
While in the service, Perry was an artillery man attached to the Honor Guard and received the Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, and Primary Leadership Development. After his military service, he worked for the government in shipping and receiving for two years. Prior to completing the American Firearms Training Academy’s Private Security Training Program in 1997 and working as a security guard, he was employed as a machine operator with Ford Motor Company in Monroe, Michigan. In December 1994 he retired from Ford Motor with 25 years and 7 months of service.
In addition to his parents, Perry was predeceased by his nine siblings: four brothers, Ira Hurry, Otha Hurry, Alvin Hurry and Onnie Hurry; and five sisters, Maggie Davidson, Earlean Johnson, Selena Cheese, Serena Watson, and Erma Hurry-Riley. He leaves to cherish his memories: a devoted niece, Edith Denise(Robert) McCovery, Moss Point, MS; a devoted nephew, Ronald Hudson, Lynwood, IL; devoted caretakers: friend Otis Daughtry; niece Earlean Fountain; and attentive cousin, Paralee Broughton, all of Monroeville, AL; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends to cherish his love, legacy and memory.
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