Lonzie Wheeler Hurst was the son of Loren McLouigah Hurst and Laura Mae Johnson. Husband of Ina Edith Pritchett and father of Jimmy Dayton, Hooper McKenely and Roy Mitchell Hurst.
He enlisted on 19 April 1944 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He was killed in action in Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 28 March 1920
- County: Fentress
- Hometown: Jamestown
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Battle of the Bulge
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Taylor Place Cemetery, Jamestown, Fentress County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Top Panel
- Sponsored by: John B. Romeiser
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