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Ghost Sign #1 - Muncie Hurds Country Store
Do you ever notice faded signs painted on walls? Some people call these ghost signs. Many of them are well preserved and some have different signs layered over one another. These were hand painted using lead based paint which is part of the reason they are still visible. This one is found on Wheeler Avenue near the old flashlight factory location in Collinsville, VA. Muncie Hurd ran a feed and seed store here not too many years ago. Archie France was one of his store employees. Seems like I can remember buying baby chicks there.

Muncie H. Hurd Sr. Obituary
Muncie Herbert Hurd Sr., 90, owner and operator of Hurd's Country Store on Wheeler Avenue in Collinsville, died Friday, Dec. 27, 1991 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County.
Hurd lived at 121 Knollwood Drive, Collinsville.
He had been a retail merchant for 70 years, first in Martinsville and for many years in Collinsville. He was a member of Calvary Christian Church.
Born Jan. 30, 1901, his parents were the late Rufus Hurd and the late Ocie Hurd. He also was preceded in death by two sons, James rufus Hurd and Muncie Herbert Hurd Jr.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William R. (Hetty Wray Hurd) Dandridge Sr. of Charlottsville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Roselawn Burial Park with the Rev. Arthur Beam officiating. Arrangements are by Stone Funeral Home.

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