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Sept. 17, 1937-May 4, 2011

Needham Ray Gurley, 73, passed away Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home with the Revs. Ernest and Juanita Hollowell officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home on Saturday evening.

Mr. Gurley was the son of the late H. Howard and Peggy M. Gurley, and was married to Frances C. Gurley. He attended Cricket Ridge Free Will Baptist Church, and was retired from DuPont as a yarn spinning operator. Mr. Gurley was a veteran, having served 17 years in the North Carolina National Guard.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Gurley is survived by a daughter, Loretta Gurley Sladden and husband, William, of Goldsboro; three grandchildren, Jonathan Gurley and Kathy and Tiffany King; great-grandchildren, Khristopher Little and Tristan King; three brothers, Lester and Mildred Gurley of Warsaw, Owen and Joy Gurley of Hope Mills, and Henry "Hank" and Annette Gurley of Warsaw; and two sisters, Nannie Holloman and Adell Anderson and husband, Leonard, all of Warsaw.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Gurley Family, and online condolences can be sent through www.shumate-faulk.com.


Published in Obituaries on May 8, 2011 11:17 AM