Curtis Alonzo Hurst, 95, passed away March 29, 2016, in Marlow, Oklahoma. He was born on February 6, 1921, in Gotebo, Oklahoma, to Oscar and Hattie Belle (Harris) Hurst. Curtis attended school in Gotebo and was saved at the age of twelve. He served his Country in the United States Army as a Artillery Gunnery Sergeant in WWII during the Battle of the Buldge. Curtis went on to graduate from OU, OSU, and SWOSU with a Master's Degree. He married Beatrice Aldridge in August of 1940, and she preceded him in death in 2005. He later married Melba Dickerson on August 24, 2011, in El Centro, California. He was a member of the Gotebo Baptist Church. Curtis is survived by his wife Melba, of the home; son, Curtis "Merl" Hurst, of El Centro, California; sister, Phyllis Breckley, of Mountain View, Oklahoma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beatrice Aldridge; three brothers; and three sisters.