Ethel Adams Hurt

November 22, 1915October 12, 2019

WEST COLUMBIA – Mrs. Ethel Adams Hurt, 103, formerly of Hyattsville, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2019. She and her daughter had just recently relocated to South Carolina to be with her granddaughter and great-grandchildren.

Born in Roanoke, VA, she was a daughter of the late Ellis Adams and Bessie Abshire Adams. She was the wife of the late Travis C. Hurt. Mrs. Hurt was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Marlene Joy Spicer, Gloria Majors (W.H. “Dub”); grandchildren, Marcey Edwards (John), Michelle Majors-Janota (John), Renee Majors (Ben Lay); great-grandchildren, Zack Edwards, April Edwards, Jacob Janota, Morgan Janota, Clayton Janota, Rebecca Overby, Ryan Lay; great-great-grandson, Locke Edwards and one great-great-grandson, Graydon Edwards “on-the-way.” She is also survived by two sisters, Bessie Bell and Jeanetta Badgley. Mrs. Hurt was preceded in death by her brothers, Woodrow Adams, Wilbur Adams, Russell Adams, Col. Edward “Ace” Adams (USA, Ret.), Robert Adams; sisters, Nellie Dyson and Helen Adams.

A private graveside service will be held in Ft. Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD.

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Rosemary Maxey

October 20, 2019

Joy and Gloria, I am so sorry that your precious mother has passed away, but what a blessing that God gave her so many years to be with you. I have many fond memories of her as a pretty young mother, and I looked forward to seeing her and you two when you visited your grandmother, my next door neighbor, in Roanoke, Va. You two, along with your cousins Norma and Clarice, were my friends and playmates, and I have thought about all of you down through the years and have wondered how you're doing. I would love to hear from y'all, and I can be reached at if you would like to contact me. I have lived in Mesa, Az. for the past 40+ years. May God grant you strength and peace in your time of sorrow.
Rosemary Argenbright Maxey

Shelby Parker

October 16, 2019

I remember Ethel as a "big" personality! I am sorry i did not get to know her better.
Shelby Parker