Young’s Funeral Directors

508 Champagnolle, El Dorado, AR


Shirley Hurley

Shirley R. Hurley, 85, of El Dorado passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at her residence.

Born March 2, 1935 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Thomas Julian and Margaret Horne Richards. Happily married to Ed Hurley for over 50 years, Shirley was a homemaker and member and Elder of First Presbyterian Church.

Shirley attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where she was a Razorback Beauty and a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Shirley was happiest outside, whether playing tennis or golf or pulling weeds in her yard and loved contributing to her community through her Master Gardener’s group, especially at Hope Landing. A long-time supporter of UCAPS, she was passionate about animals, from turtles in the yard to hummingbirds at her feeders. Many dogs and cats were part of her life and she loved them all.

She worked tirelessly as the Hospitality Chairman at First Presbyterian Church, hosting countless receptions and feeding hundreds over the years. As past president of the El Dorado Charity League (El Dorado Service League) and a member of the Silver Kickers, Shirley was all about having fun and doing good.

Her positive energy was an inspiration to her family and friends. Her kindness and infectious smile was happily offered to all she met. Affectionately called Mammy by her four grandkids, her greatest source of pride was her family.

Thanks be to God for Shirley Hurley!

Preceding her in death along with her parents were her husband, Louis Edward Hurley, Jr. and a sister, Jean Falkenstein.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Harper (Dr. William) of El Dorado and Annette Hurley (Candi Grace) of Little Rock. Surviving grandchildren are Caroline Hardin of Conway, AR, William Harper, III, Annaleigh Harper both of Little Rock and Suzannah Harper of Hope.

Private entombment services will be held at First Presbyterian Church Columbarium.

Memorials may be made to UCAPS, 1000 Sunset Road, El Dorado, AR or to First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main St. El Dorado, AR 71730.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.youngsfuneralhome.com


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Shirley Hurley

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Mike Bottoms

July 7, 2020

So sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing. She was always a sweet lady and funny. A class act. She will be missed I know. My condolences to all the family.

Jleanne Baumgardner

July 6, 2020

Shirley was a beautiful lady, inside and out.

Linda McCuistion

July 4, 2020

Shirley was a beautiful "Southern Lady" and I was so blessed to have her for a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. I cherish the memories of our times together

Vivian Tucker

July 4, 2020

I will miss seeing your smiling face. You were a good painting student, and I enjoyed our Line Dancing together. Vivian

Jan White

July 3, 2020

To all the family, my deepest sympathy to each of you ! Shirley was a priceless personality, who brought smiles to all who knew her. May God hold you in His strong arms!

J Parks Hammond

July 3, 2020

Shirley will be sorely missed. My condolences to her family.

Sharon Williams

July 3, 2020

Shirley was beautiful both inside and out and was loved by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. I cherish the wonderful times that we shared for over fifty years. I will hold her in my heart forever. She will be missed.

janis and worth camp

July 3, 2020

Shirley was a precious friend whose memory I cherish. Our close friendship began at the university of Arkansas in 1955 during sorority rush and continued when she married Ed and moved to El Dorado. For the last several years she line danced next to me three days each week. I have many happy memories of times together. I shall miss her.

Charlotte Steinman

July 2, 2020

I just shared a memory and forgot to sign my name. I definitely want the family know how much I enjoyed being with Shirley , Always a good time.

Charlotte Steinman

Charlotte Steinman

July 2, 2020

Shirley was a delight and a pleasure to be with. She had a beautiful soul! My deepest sympathy to her family!