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Bonnie Hurst

July 10, 1948September 11, 2021

Bonnie Gibson Hurst, age 73, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 11, 2021 peacefully in her home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. There was nothing more important to Bonnie than family, and she will leave a legacy of love. She was a member of Bells Chapel Baptist Church. Bonnie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Bobby Lee Hurst; infant son, Bobby Lee Hurst, Jr.; parents, Henry and Lucy (Dykes) Gibson; sister, Ruby; brother, Raymond; brother-in-law, Greg. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Barbara , Beverly, and Belinda (Brian) Hill; grandchildren, Ricky (Heather), Brittany (Jesse), Brandon , Chelsie (Brandon E.), Brianna (Raymond), Bobby, Blake, Baily; great-grandchildren, Mickinleigh, Laney, Layla, Grayson, Lakelynn Kamdyn, Kaydyn; special nephew, Kenny (Tiffany); Special friend Lucy Holmes; several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. She will be missed by many. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Bells Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor David Gibson Officiating. In lieu of flowers, make someone a meal in her memory, as she was known for her cooking and fed everyone she could. Online condolences may be made at


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Brittany Mccarter

September 21, 2021

Mamaw, I miss you so much it hurts. I talked to you on a daily basis and I was just down the drive way from you, I miss waking up and calling you, I miss you calling me to make sure I got kin off to school, and you calling me to remind me that you will go down and get her off the bus. I have so much to say, I know I've told you a million times but I'm going to tell you again. Thank you for everything that you have done for me, kin and Jess we truly appreciate it. You always said that papaw was the one who spoiled me, and I'm sure he did.... But you sure spoiled me too. I know kin sure dose miss her mamaw. And so do I. I love you mamaw. You're watching over us now. Give papaw a hug and a kiss for us. And tell him that we miss him. Rest easy mamaw, you deserve it.

Daniel Gibson

September 21, 2021

Aunt Bonnie always made sure that I was taken care of when I was a around her I remember we was killing hogs and she was worried I was get cold and she made sure I came in and sit by the wood stove to warm up I miss and love you aunt Bonnie is was like second mother to me

Beverly Hurst

September 15, 2021

You were my partner in crime. We got into so many messes that I cant even think of them all. There was nothing you wouldnt try. You were fearless. You kept an eye on us all too. Kept us in line. Kept us fed. And just dared us to keep up with you. Your energy and eagerness to help others amazed me. Never wanting anything in return. I dont know what I'm going to do without you here to keep me on my toes. I never knew what you would get into next. You were a force to be reckoned with. I'll miss our talks. I'll miss our evenings playing our games. I'll miss trying to work on mowers and anything else broken. I'll miss trying to keep up with you. You left me to soon. I'll do my best with the cooking but we know how that's going to go. Give daddy a hug for me. And I'll see you again one day. Then I can try to keep up with you again. I love you momma.

Mary Kivett

September 13, 2021

So many memories of Bonnie I have. Weekends at the lake. Rummage sales, going to Walmart when the guys were playing cards. Being down in garage with everyone. Laughing cutting up. I miss those Hurst guys. She got to go to hers before the rest of us. Fly high Bonnie. Be with the man you loved! I will miss you. Love your sister in law