03/10/11 — J. ALTON GURLEY

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May 8, 1926-March 8, 2011

PRINCETON -- J. Alton Gurley, 84, died Tuesday morning at his home.

Born May 8, 1926, in Johnston County to the late Wiley Herman and Flossie Daughtry Gurley, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Olive Gurley, who died May 8, 2009.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Grace Williford, and a brother, Ralph Gurley, both of Goldsboro.

Alton was a United States Army veteran of World
War II, and a member of Pine Level American Legion Post 405.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Hephzibah Baptist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Matt Munday officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his sons, Jimmy Gurley and wife, Margaret, of Princeton and Dennis Gurley of Raleigh; sisters, Ruth Mathews of Smithfield and Linda King of Princeton; two grandchildren, Heath Gurley of Raleigh and Tara Hester and husband, Derek, of Princeton; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew Hester and Avery Hester.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Parrish Funeral Home in Selma.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 4633 U.S. 70 East, Princeton, N.C., 27569.

Condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com.


Published in Obituaries on March 10, 2011 1:48 PM