Robert “Claud” Hurst age 88 of Marietta went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, November 24, 2013. He was born on March 23, 1925 in Temple, GA to the late David Hurst and the late Emma Bolton Hurst. He was raised in Marietta where he has resided since the age of five. He attended Roselane Baptist Church, and was of Baptist faith. During his lengthy career in retail sales, he was employed as a manager with Western Auto where he retired after 35 years. Precision Sales and Service where he worked in sales and management, he then retired after 10 years. Smith Appliance he worked for 10 years in sales. He is preceded in death by brothers, Bruce Hurst, Lee Hurst and Frank Hurst, sisters, Grace Hurst, and Jeanette Hurst McMaster. Also preceded in death by beloved niece, Judy McMaster Wright and husband, Romas O. Wright. He is survived by several cousins and a host of close friends. He was loved dearly and will be missed by all. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta. Interment will be in Cresthill Cemetery in Marietta. Family will receive friends 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.