Nathan Hurdle

Nathan Hurdle

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

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  1. Tommy Banks

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Nathans Family. I was blessed to start my working career with Nathans business. He was a very dedicated business man and a great person. He treated me great when I was there. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity he gave me. May he rest in peace.

    Tommy Banks
    South Mills

  2. Lou Godfrey

    Nathan was a wonderful, kind, loving person who was loved and respected by all who knew him. Nellie, he was the light of your life and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lou and Gary Godfrey

  3. Tommy and Linda Tilley

    Dear Nellie and Family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. The Albemarle area has lost a good friend. He will surely be missed.

  4. Allan Asbell

    Nellie, sorry to hear of Nathan’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Nathan was a fine man and your time together was a blessing for which your family can be thankful.

  5. Will and Scarlett newbern

    Dear Nellie and family. So sorry to hear about my good friend and “buddy” Nathan. I thought he was doing so much better when we had the card game a week or two ago. As you know, we are in Thailand and will not be able to attend the funeral.
    We all will surely miss him, his dry humor and easy going ways. God Bless……..Will and Scarlett.

  6. Curtis and Darlene Brooks

    Please accept our heartfelt sympathies in the loss of Nathan. Amber Sue you are always in my heart…

  7. Don and Shirley Crabtree

    Such a nice man who played an important role in our lives, gone too soon. Our best to Nellie and family.

  8. Linda Speight

    We are so sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

    Linda, Darren and Hannah Speight
    Doris Ferrell

  9. Kay Acurio

    Thinking of all of you during this sad time. Sending my sincerest condolences to all of you. In His Love, Kay Acurio

  10. William Kight

    Nellie and family, I am saddened to hear of Mr. Nathan’s passing, Today heaven has a new angel and star, and we all know he is watching over your family. We all can hope that we too will all meet again with God’s Grace. May God comfort you in the days, months, and years to come, As always, If you all need anything, just let me know.

    William Kight, Hersey Kight, Anita and Bruce Topping

  11. Roger Kidwell

    We are so sorry to hear of Nathan’s passing. We only met him a few times but his reputation of being a kind, generous person certainly manifested itself in our relationship with him.He will surely be missed by all who knew him.
    Rest in peace Mr. Hurdle

    Roger and Diane Kidwell

  12. Darien and Dylcie Daughtrey

    Sorry to hear about Nathan. He built two of our houses. In that time, I came to know him and soon discovered that he was an honest and true gentlemen. May God be with the family in these trying times.

  13. Kevin, Dara, and Josh Snell

    Dear Tracie, Jeff, Savannah, Tanner, and Scarlet, and the Hurdle family, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. We know this is such a sad time for your family and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathy.

  14. Butch Hampton

    Fair Well My Friend & Brother, You Will Be Missed My Your Family & Friends, But Your Pain & Suffering is Over.
    Long May Your “Big Jib Draw” as You “Cross The Bar”

  15. Rita Gregory and David Gregory

    David and I did not know that Nathan was sick. I wish that we had been able to see him and his family. We pray that you will be at peace knowing that Nathan is with our Lord Jesus. God bless you and comfort you. Rita and David

  16. Rhonda & Jesse Wood

    Tracie & Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

    With our sympathy,
    Rhonda,Jesse & Derek Wood

  17. Susan Gagnon

    To each of Nathans children, I want you to know how proud a “POP” he was of all you. I have had alot of good talks, great times, and wonderful memories. My thoughts are with each and everyone of you. And Nellie,you will always have Nathan with you, as he is, your solemate. Today is Nathan’s actual Birthday day……So a big Happy Birthday to my buddy Nathan.. Your good to go now.

  18. Mark & Melissa Harnly

    Shellie, Joyce, Stacy and family~So sorry for your loss. We hope you find comfort in your happy memories and remember the good times you shared with your Father. You all have become successful, caring adults; this is what every father hopes for their children.


    Melissa and Mark

  19. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

  20. Lethicia Boyd

    Hurdle Family,

    I am deeply saddened to hear about Mr. Nathan Hurdle. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Lethicia Boyd
    EC Gardens

  21. Bobbi White

    Nellie and family-
    Wayne and I are so very sorry for your loss. You have many, many wonderful memories of Nathan to keep close to your heart. Let those good times sustain your love for him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  22. Danna and Darren Saunders

    Ms. Nellie,
    We were sorry to hear of your loss. We know how much you meant to each other and hope that your memories will eventually ease the pain. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Anita Whitehurst

    Dear Nellie and family,

    I am deeply saddened to read of Nathan’s passing. He is in a better place now and that is a blessing for him. You all will miss him greatly but rejoice in his love for you and the wonderful memories you shared. May God be with you and keep you in his loving arms giving you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

  24. kim burgess

    I am so sorry. Just found out about your dad today. Thinking of you and your family.
    kim and bret

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