Nathan Shelton Hurdle, Jr., 67, of 112 Juniper Landing, Elizabeth City, NC died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at his home, after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born in Pasquotank County, NC, he was the son of the late Nathan Shelton Hurdle, Sr. and Sally Twine Hurdle and was the husband of Nellie Furlough Hurdle. As well as a builder, contractor and real estate developer, Mr. Hurdle was the owner of Hurdle & Webb Construction Company and was a member of the Home Builders Association. He was a member of the Perquimans Lodge #106 AF & AM, member and past President of the Elizabeth City Shrine Club and member and past Exalted Ruler of the Elizabeth City B.P.O. Elks Lodge 856.
In addition to his loving, devoted wife of twenty-seven years, Mr. Hurdle is survived by six daughters, Joyce H. Abeyounis and husband Tony, Tracie M. Simpson and husband Jeff, Shellie E. Hurdle, Elizabeth B. Melendez and husband Steven, all of Elizabeth City, NC, Stacie C. Hurdle of Greenville, NC and Amber F. Dunn and husband Edward of Clayton, NC; a son, Nathan “Nate” Shelton Hurdle, III of Raleigh, NC; two sisters, Kathleen H. Meads of Elizabeth City, NC and Belinda H. Long and husband John of Hertford, NC; a sister-in-law, Kay Hurdle of Hertford, NC; two brothers-in-law, Dalton Furlough of Edenton, NC and Woodson Furlough and wife Teresa and Washington, NC; and ten grandchildren, Savannah, Kennan, Connor, Tanner, Seth, Kira, Sydney, Scarlet, Kyndall, Addie and his beloved Great Dane, Delilah Rose. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Twine Hurdle and Jack Ronald Hurdle; and a granddaughter, Haylie Abeyounis.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Masonic Rites and the Rev. Jim McGee officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at all other times at the residence. Flowers are always appreciated, or memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 935, Moyock, NC 27958. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Hurdle family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com