Emma J. Hurst, 77, of Vidor died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, at Del Rose Cemetery in Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the funeral home. 

A native of Lake Luzerne, N.Y., she has lived in Vidor for 30 years. She loved to play bingo, and was a homemaker. 

Emma was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Hurst III; and her brothers and sisters. 

She is survived by her sons, Raymond Vernum Jr of Vidor, William Gary Vernum of Saratoga, N.Y., Brian Thomas Vernum of Livingston, Brett Ryan Sonnier of Hankamer, Kevin Brendan Sonnier of Huntsville; stepson Jeffrey Hurst of California; daughters, Sheryl Flores of Vidor, Melanie Manriquez of Odessa and Brenda Danos of Vidor; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.