03/05/12 — GURNEY L. CHASE

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Nov. 11, 1931-March 3, 2012

SNOW HILL -- Mr. Gurney Lee "Bud" Chase, 80, died Saturday evening, March 3, 2012, at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.

A native of Greene County, Bud was born Nov. 11, 1931, the son of Oscar and Dora Vaughan Chase.

He retired with Cherry Hospital, where he worked in maintenance, and together with his wife, operated Ruby's Curtain Room for many years.

Bud was a member of Free Gospel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service, with the Rev. Terry Heath officiating. Committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Snow Hill Cemetery.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Ruby Turnage Chase, Oct. 3, 2006.

His surviving family includes his daughter, Beverly Chase Howell and husband, Gary, of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Elizabeth Ashley Ross and husband, Ronnie, of Walstonburg, Tammy Rena Owens and husband, Mike, of Snow Hill and James Christopher Adam Howell of Snow Hill; great-grandchildren, Makayla Brooke Owens, Michael Dylan Owens and Ashton Cole Ross; and a sister, Grace Smith of Princeton.

The family will receive friends Monday evening following the service, and other times at the residence, 2942 Gurganus Road, Snow Hill.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylor-tyson.com.

Arrangements are by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service.


Published in Obituaries on March 5, 2012 1:50 PM