Urgent Prayer Requested For Mary Hurst, Mother Of Steve Hurst

stevehurstandmomPrayers are requested for Mary Hurst, the mother of renowned vocal coach Steve Hurst. Mrs. Hurst is in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital after suffering a stroke earlier this morning while at the Steve Hurst School of Music in Cleveland, Tenn.

Surgery today to remove a clot in the brain was unsuccessful. Mrs. Hurst remains in the intensive care unit. The family is consulting with doctors about the next course of action, and requests privacy and no visitors at this time.

“Mom is a fighter, and we know God is in control. He has His hand over her, as well as the doctors and staff who are attending to her,” Hurst said. “Thank you for your prayers on our behalf.”

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The Unthank family are now involved in the site, as well as the addition of over two dozen staff writers. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to The name change allows them to cover news items of not only Southern Gospel, but also Country Gospel, Inspirational, and Black Gospel.

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