Betty Marlene (Wright) Hurst, 76 of Princeton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton.

She was born Jan. 13, 1937 in Gibson County to Donald and Pearl (Brown) Wright.

She was a graduate of Princeton High School, class of 1954 and served on their reunion committee. She lived in the area all of her life. She worked at the former Myrick’s Drive In as a teenager and had worked at the former Potter & Brumfield Mfg. and also the Princeton Daily Clarion where she was composing supervisor for over 20 years. She had been a member of First General Baptist Church in Princeton, where she sang in the choir and then Vertical Church in Ft. Branch (formerly Ft. Branch G.B. Church).

She is survived by her husband, Warren Hurst of Princeton; a daughter, Anita (Jerry) Hurst Simpson of Ft. Branch; a grandson, Andrew (Romina) York; 2 great grandchildren, Lukas and Lily York; 4 step-grandsons, Jason and Scott Garrison also Jeremy and Brad Simpson.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother; parents; a sister, Rhonda Abran and a son, Gary “Gator” Hurst.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Steve Akins and Rev. Jack Eberhardt officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Sunday at Colvin Funeral Home.