Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt

M, b. August 1886, d. 15 March 1953
     Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt was born in August 1886 at Washington Co., TN. He was the son of William H. Hunt and Mary A. Keefauver. Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt married Tommie Mae DeVault, daughter of Thomas Montgomery DeVault and Lydia Ann Douglas. Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt died on 15 March 1953 at Morristown, Hamblin Co., TN, at age 66.

Child of Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt and Tommie Mae DeVault

Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt Jr.

M, b. 14 September 1918, d. 26 March 2005
     Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt Jr. was born on 14 September 1918 at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt and Tommie Mae DeVault. Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt Jr. married Mary Ann Kyker, daughter of Dr. Charles Hartsell Kyker and Minnie M. Erwin, on 25 June 1943. Rev. Earl Gladstone Hunt Jr. died on 26 March 2005 at Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, at age 86 OBITUARY - United Methodist News Service - News Archives

Bishop Earl G. Hunt Jr. church ‘giant,’ dies at age 86
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (UMNS)—United Methodist Bishop Earl Gladstone Hunt Jr., 86, a leader in the church and in world Methodism, died March 26 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C.
Elected to the episcopacy in 1964, he led annual (regional) conferences in the church for 24 years before retiring in 1988.
During his 46-year career, Hunt served at all levels of the United Methodist Church and was active in the World Methodist Council. He also was widely respected as an evangelist, earning the top awards given for outstanding evangelism in the denomination.
“He was a strong, articulate, passionate voice for the spread of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ,” said the Rev. H. Eddie Fox, director of world evangelism for the World Methodist Council in Nashville, Tenn. “…When he stood to speak, everyone listened.”
Fox, a fellow Holston Annual Conference native, knew Hunt for almost 50 years. “Whether it was on the world scene (or) whether it was in the Council of Bishops, he was certainly a giant.”
Hunt was born in Johnson City, Tenn., on Sept. 14, 1918, the son of Earl Gladstone and Tommie Mae DeVault Hunt. He earned a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University in 1941 and a divinity degree from Candler School of Theology in 1946. He was ordained a deacon in 1944 and an elder the following year.
He began his pastoral ministry at Sardis Methodist Church in Atlanta as a student pastor. Returning to his home conference in 1944, he served churches in Kingsport, Chattanooga and Morristown, Tenn. In 1956, he was elected president of Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., where he served for eight years.
He became a bishop at age 46, when the Southeastern Jurisdiction elected him and assigned him to lead the Charlotte (N.C.) Area. During his 12 years there, he appointed the first black pastor to serve as a district superintendent in the Southeastern Jurisdiction and he organized a lay advisory council.
In 1976, Hunt was assigned to the church’s Nashville (Tenn.) Area. There, he began his writing ministry, producing several books on theology and evangelism. At the time of his death, he was working on his last book, An Open Door.
Four years later, Hunt became leader of the Florida Area, where he served until 1988. While in Florida, he led the denomination’s Committee on Our Theological Task. The committee spent nearly eight years perfecting a document addressing the church’s theological task in the world. In 1988, the General Conference adopted the document, which is still contained in the denomination’s Book of Discipline.
Hunt was the keynote speaker for the 1976 World Methodist Conference in Dublin, Ireland. He served 10 years on the council’s executive committee and was awarded the World Methodist Chair of Honor in 1988.
Upon retiring, he moved to Lake Junaluska, N.C. There he served as president of the Foundation for Evangelism, an affiliate ministry of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship. In 2002, the foundation honored him as a Lifetime Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church, a rare honor. Other recognition included the Philip Award, given by the National Association of United Methodist Evangelists.
“Bishop Hunt was larger than life in so many ways,” said Bishop Richard Looney. Looney, president of the Foundation for Evangelism.
Hunt’s arrival at the foundation in 1988 came at a critical time, Looney said. “He brought real strength and credibility in moving the foundation forward. … He gave so much energy, and that helped to renew the foundation’s vitality.”
Hunt gave his energy to numerous other organizations during his career, including the General Council on Ministries and the governing board of the National Council of Churches. He led the United Methodist Bicentennial Planning Committee, the Board of Higher Education and Ministry, and the Council of Bishops, and served as a trustee for 10 colleges and universities.
The bishop is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Kyker Hunt; and son, Dr. Earl Stephen “Steve” Hunt, and daughter-in-law, Edeltraut Hunt, of Bethesda, Md.
Funeral services will be March 30 at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lake Junaluska. Principal speakers will be Bishop Ken Carder and James C. Logan. Bishops Looney, Charlene P. Kammerer and J. Lawrence McCleskey will also participate. Looney will lead a committal service later that day in Johnson City.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Foundation for Evangelism, P.O. Box 985, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745; Given Estates Resident Supplementary Assistance Fund, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803; or Emory & Henry College, P.O. Box 947, Emory, VA 24327.
*Hand is director of communication for the United Methodist Church’s Western North Carolina Annual Conference. Some information used in this obituary was obtained from the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times newspaper.
News media contact: Tim Tanton, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5470 or

Edna Evelyn Hunt

F, b. 4 March 1842, d. 31 August 1900
     Edna Evelyn Hunt was born on 4 March 1842. She married William Shelton Keefauver, son of Nicholas Keefhaver Jr. and Nancy Dicey Bacon, on 15 January 1865. Edna Evelyn Hunt died on 31 August 1900 at age 58.

Children of Edna Evelyn Hunt and William Shelton Keefauver

Edwin Summerfield Hunt

M, b. 9 December 1902, d. 13 September 1973
     Edwin Summerfield Hunt was born on 9 December 1902 at Osage Nation Co., Indian Territory (now OK). He was the son of Jacob Hunt and Emily Elizabeth Broyles. Edwin Summerfield Hunt married Novella Watts, daughter of Jesse J. Watts and Annie Sullivan, on 12 May 1926. Edwin Summerfield Hunt died on 13 September 1973 at Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX, at age 70. He was buried in September 1973 at Moore Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX.

Eliza C. Hunt

F, b. 18 December 1854, d. 1 February 1888
     Eliza C. Hunt was born on 18 December 1854 at Illinois. She was the daughter of Thomas Hyder Hunt and Rachel Mary DeVault. Eliza C. Hunt married John Samuel Lindsey, son of Stephen Jones Lindsey and Hannah Elizabeth Lindsey, on 5 February 1879 at Barton Co., MO. Eliza C. Hunt died on 1 February 1888 at Carthage, Jasper Co., MO, at age 33.

Children of Eliza C. Hunt and John Samuel Lindsey

Elizabeth Ann Hunt

F, b. 20 December 1919, d. 26 August 2001
     Note: Did not marry. Elizabeth Ann Hunt was born on 20 December 1919 at Tulsa Co. (probably), OK. She was the daughter of Elton Ballinger Hunt and Olive Eagleton. Elizabeth Ann Hunt died on 26 August 2001 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 81 dates per SSDI.

Ellen M. Hunt1

F, b. 28 January 1868, d. 2 January 1949
     Ellen M. Hunt was born on 28 January 1868 at Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL.1 She married Baker P. Bowsher, son of Russell B. Bowsher and Mary Catherine Range, on 27 February 1889 at Macoupin Co., IL. Ellen M. Hunt lived on 4 June 1900 at Bois D'Arc Twp., Montgomery Co., IL, farming.1 She died on 2 January 1949 at Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL, at age 80. She was buried in January 1949 at Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL, Findagrave #144642920.

Children of Ellen M. Hunt and Baker P. Bowsher


  1. [S4944] 1900 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 331; FHL #1240331.

Elton Ballinger Hunt

M, b. 24 May 1886
     Elton Ballinger Hunt was born on 24 May 1886 at Lamar, Barton Co., MO. He was the son of Jacob Hunt and Emily Elizabeth Broyles. Elton Ballinger Hunt married Olive Eagleton, daughter of William Eagleton and Martha Sanders. Elton Ballinger Hunt lived in January 1920 at Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK. Occupation: Attorney at law at Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.

Children of Elton Ballinger Hunt and Olive Eagleton

Elton Ballinger Hunt Jr.

M, b. 28 July 1922, d. 5 June 1999
     Elton Ballinger Hunt Jr. was born on 28 July 1922 at Tulsa, Tulsa Co. (probably), CA. He was the son of Elton Ballinger Hunt and Olive Eagleton. Elton Ballinger Hunt Jr. died on 5 June 1999 at Marquette Co. (probably), WI, at age 76 dates per SSDI, last residence Montello.

Gladys Hunt

     Gladys Hunt married Alvin Hartman.

Child of Gladys Hunt and Alvin Hartman

Helen Hunt

F, b. 18 March 1878, d. 11 January 1966
     Helen Hunt was born on 18 March 1878 at Pacific Junction, Mills Co., IA; daughter of Seth M. and Martha A. (Prather) Hunt.1 She married Abraham Alexander Gilmore, son of William Clay Gilmore and Mary Catherine Landes, on 1 December 1896 at Mills Co., IA. Helen Hunt lived on 21 April 1910 at Glenwood, Mills Co., IA, widowed, own income.2 She died on 11 January 1966 at Salinas, Monterey Co., CA, at age 87. She was buried in January 1966 at Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Mills Co., IA, Findagrave #181348339.

Children of Helen Hunt and Abraham Alexander Gilmore


  1. [S1159] 1900 Federal Census, Mills County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 448; FHL #1240448.
  2. [S5552] 1910 Federal Census, Mills County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 413; FHL #1374426.

Henry Hunt

M, b. 30 May 1813, d. 17 October 1907
     Henry Hunt was born on 30 May 1813 at Muhlenberg Co., KY. He married Mary Hudson on 16 February 1838 at Warrick Co., IN. Henry Hunt died on 17 October 1907 at Warrick Co., IN, at age 94. He was buried in October 1907 at Crossroads Cemetery, Chandler, Warrick Co., IN, Findagrave #30734658.

Child of Henry Hunt and Mary Hudson

Henson Hunt

M, b. 1841, d. 14 August 1865
     Henson Hunt was born in 1841 at Tennessee. He was the son of Thomas Hyder Hunt and Rachel Mary DeVault. Henson Hunt began military service Civil War, Union Army. He died on 14 August 1865 at Jefferson, Marion Co., TX, died while in military service, cause of death not known.

Henson Hunt

     Henson Hunt married Mary Pope.

Children of Henson Hunt and Mary Pope

Howard Hunt

M, b. 25 June 1926, d. 10 June 1999
     Howard Hunt was born on 25 June 1926. He was the son of Warner Franklin Hunt and Rosa Elizabeth Short. Howard Hunt began military service WW II service, U.S. Navy. He married Barbara Jean Lane, daughter of Harry Mervin Morris Lane and Gladys Adeline Parrett, in 1949. Howard Hunt died on 10 June 1999 at age 72. He was buried in June 1999 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN, Findagrave #83376241.

Children of Howard Hunt and Barbara Jean Lane

India Hunt1

F, b. July 1886, d. December 1938
     India Hunt was born in July 1886 at Ohio headstone shows 1885.1 She was the daughter of James Hunt and Sarah (?)1 India Hunt married John Loath B. Windell, son of Anthony W. Windell and Elvira Binkley, after April 1910. India Hunt died in December 1938 at Harrison Co., IN, at age 52. She was buried in December 1938 at Hillgrove Cemetery, Corydon, Harrison Twp., IN.

Children of India Hunt and John Loath B. Windell


  1. [S1237] 1900 Federal Census, Lucas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1298; FHL #1241298.

Jackson Isaac Hunt1

M, b. 15 March 1853, d. 20 July 1907
     Jackson Isaac Hunt was born on 15 March 1853 at Warrick Co., IN, per 1900 census, or 1852 per other sources.1 He was the son of Henry Hunt and Mary Hudson. Jackson Isaac Hunt married Sarah A. Hudson circa 1886 at Warrick Co., IN, A Warrick County marriage record exists, but shows only Isaac's age and the name of his mother.1 Jackson Isaac Hunt died on 20 July 1907 at Warrick Co., IN, at age 54. He was buried in July 1907 at Crossroads Cemetery, Chandler, Warrick Co., IN, Findagrave #223923422.

Child of Jackson Isaac Hunt and Sarah A. Hudson


  1. [S359] 1900 Federal Census, Warrick County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 411; FHL #1240411.

Jacob Hunt

M, b. 13 August 1843, d. 13 June 1925
     Jacob Hunt was born on 13 August 1843 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Thomas Hyder Hunt and Rachel Mary DeVault. Jacob Hunt began military service on 19 October 1864 Civil War, Union Army, 8th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Mustered in at Jacksonville, Illinois, mustered out 26 October 1865 at New Orleans. He married Emily Elizabeth Broyles, daughter of Andrew Coffee Broyles and Louisa Ann Eliza Hunt, on 20 January 1885 at Chucky Valley, Carter Co., TN, From a letter written by Rev. E. Hubert Broyles to Dorothy DeVault Bicknell dated May 24, 1953:
"Betty and her sister Mollie were married in a double wedding ceremony. Mollie will be 95 next Tuesday the 26th. Not at all well, but still goes around some."

Jacob Hunt died on 13 June 1925 at Alex, Grady Co., OK, at age 81. He was buried in June 1925 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady Co., OK.

Children of Jacob Hunt and Emily Elizabeth Broyles

James Hunt

M, b. 8 August 1838, d. 26 November 1860
     James Hunt was born on 8 August 1838 at Tennessee. He was the son of Thomas Hyder Hunt and Rachel Mary DeVault. Cause of death: on 26 November 1860 Childhood injury. James Hunt died on 26 November 1860 at Macoupin Co., IL, at age 22. He was buried in November 1860 at Reader Cemetery, 4 miles NE of Chesterfield, Macoupin Co., IL.

James Hunt1

M, b. January 1855
     James Hunt was born in January 1855 at Indiana.1 He married Sarah (?) circa 1879.1

Child of James Hunt and Sarah (?)


  1. [S1237] 1900 Federal Census, Lucas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1298; FHL #1241298.

Jamie Lee Hunt

F, d. circa 1972
     Jamie Lee Hunt died circa 1972 at Indiana.

Julia D. Hunt

F, b. 5 April 1864
     Julia D. Hunt was born on 5 April 1864 at Illinois. She was the daughter of Thomas Hyder Hunt and Rachel Mary DeVault. Julia D. Hunt lived in 1900 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.
Note: About 1905 Julia became separated from her family. She was last heard from in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Kara Lea Hunt

F, b. 1957, d. 1957
     Kara Lea Hunt died in 1957. She was born in 1957. She was the daughter of Howard Hunt and Barbara Jean Lane. Kara Lea Hunt was buried in 1957 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN, Findagrav e#83376260.

Katherine Cleveland Hunt1

F, b. 17 December 1892, d. 14 March 1957
     Katherine Cleveland Hunt was born on 17 December 1892 at La Cygne, Linn Co., KS.1 She married John Robert Stanley. Katherine Cleveland Hunt died on 14 March 1957 at Fairway, Johnson Co., KS, at age 64. She was buried in March 1957 at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS, Findagrave #15581910.

Child of Katherine Cleveland Hunt and John Robert Stanley


  1. [S5297] 1940 Federal Census, Johnson County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1237.

Leon C. Hunt

M, b. September 1899
     Leon C. Hunt was born in September 1899 at Oklahoma. He was the son of Bruce Hunt and Alice A. Varner.
Note: no children (Leon's wife was a widow with two adult children.)

Leona Ruth Hunt

F, b. 22 June 1914, d. 16 May 2007
     Leona Ruth Hunt was born on 22 June 1914. She married George Franklin Creger. Leona Ruth Hunt died on 16 May 2007 at age 92. She was buried in May 2007 at Good Hope Cemetery, Grayden, Fayette Co., WV, Findagrave #193680502.

Child of Leona Ruth Hunt and George Franklin Creger

Louisa Ann Eliza Hunt

F, b. 23 May 1838, d. 27 March 1906
     Louisa Ann Eliza Hunt was born on 23 May 1838 at Tennessee.1 She was the daughter of Warrington Cary Hunt and Maria Catherina DeVault. Louisa Ann Eliza Hunt married Andrew Coffee Broyles, son of Jacob Franklin Broyles and Lucinda Broyles, on 6 August 1857. Louisa Ann Eliza Hunt died on 27 March 1906 at Monmouth, Warren Co., IL, at age 67 while visiting her daughter, Birdie King.



Mrs. A. C. Broyles, formerly of Knoxville, died Tuesday at Monmouth, Ill., her home, after a brief illness. She was 67 years of age. The remains will be brought to Tennessee and interred in Jonesboro, where the deceased resided years ago. A husband and seven children, including one daughter, Mrs. S. H. Ballard of Knoxville, survive her. Other relatives also reside in Knoxville. Besides Mrs. Ballard the children are: Dr. Frank Broyles, of Bethany, Mo; Hubert E. Broyles, of Tulsa, I. T; William M. Broyles of Denver, Col; Robert S. Broyles, of Table Rock, Neb; Mrs. Jacob Hunt, of Skiatook, I.T., and Mrs. W. R. King, of Monmouth, Ill.

OBITUARY - Jonesboro Sentinel, April 1906


Special to the Sentinel.
Jonesboro, April 2. - The remains of Mrs. Andrew C. Broyles, who died in Monmouth, Ill., March 27, were brought here Saturday, this being her home for many years. The funeral services was held in the M. E. Church, south and many friends and relatives were present. The remains were accompanied here by the husband, A. C. Broyles and the children. Rev. and Mrs. W. R. King, of Monmouth, Ill; Mrs. Jacob Hunt, of Skiatook, Indian Territory; Dr. F.H. Broyles, Bethany, Mo; and Mrs.S. H. Ballard, of Knoxville. The other children are: R. S. Broyles, Tablerock, Neb; W. M. Broyles, St. Louis, and Rev. E. H. Broyles, Tulsa, Indian Territory.
Mrs. Broyles died at the age of 67 years. She was the mother of nine children, two dying in infancy. She was a member of the Broad Street M. E. church, south, Knoxville and was a sincere christian, a devoted mother and true and faithful wife. Her disposition was sweet and sunny and she made friends everywhere. She has many friends and relatives in Tennessee who mourn her death.

She was buried in 1906 at Old Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Louisa Ann Eliza Hunt and Andrew Coffee Broyles


  1. [S1251] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1277; FHL #805277.

Louise Henrietta Hunt

F, b. August 1847, d. 17 August 1918
     Louise Henrietta Hunt was born in August 1847 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of Thomas Hyder Hunt and Rachel Mary DeVault. Louise Henrietta Hunt married Oscar Hannah in 1879 at Lamar, Barton Co., MO. Louise Henrietta Hunt married Frank Barrett in 1881 at Lamar, Barton Co., MO, six children born, three living as of 1900 census. Louise Henrietta Hunt died on 17 August 1918 at Saskatchewan (probably), Canada.

Children of Louise Henrietta Hunt and Frank Barrett

Martha Hunt

F, b. 17 April 1734
     Martha Hunt married Isaac Carpenter, son of Thomas Carpenter and Hannah Alsop. Martha Hunt was born on 17 April 1734.

Mary Hunt

     Mary Hunt married Samuel Bryan, son of William Bryan and Mary Boone, on 5 October 1775 at North Carolina.