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NATHANIEL GURLEY SR

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  • GURLEY SR, NATHANIEL

Nathaniel "Ned" Gurley, Sr. FLORENCE - Funeral service for Mr. Nathaniel "Ned" Gurley, Sr. will be conducted 1:30PM Sunday, December 22, 2013 at St. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 3015 Saint Beulah Rd., Florence. Interment will follow at the church cemetery directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC. "Ned" as he was affectionately called by family and friends was born June 12, 1939 in Florence, SC, the son of the late Elbert Nathaniel Sr. and Alberta Anderson Gurley. He died on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at McLeod Hospice House after an illness. "Ned" attended the Public Schools of Florence County. He was employed with Price Carolina Aquatech Pools for 40 years and at Carnell Construction until his health failed. "Ned" was a dedicated member of St. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years where he served with the Senior Usher Board. "Ned" was preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Ann White Gurley; both parents; sisters, Louise Gurley, Janice Cobb, Evelyn Washington and Queenie Muldrow; brothers, Russell Gurley, David Gurley and Elbert Gurley, Jr.; and granddaughter, India Gurley-Eagleton. Survivors include his children, Mary White, Nathaniel (Hannah) Gurley, Jr., Faye (Frank) Eagleton, Cynthia "Von" (Ricky) Pringle, Cathy "Suzy" (Rob) Gurley, Annette Gurley-Wilson of Lowell, Mass, Tammy (Jeffrey) Timmons and Jeannette Gurley both of the home and Thomas "Duke" Driggers; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a special grandchild whom he raised as his own, Chastity "Chat" Gurley; siblings, Viola (Robert) Hines, Carrie (Bobby) Brailsford, Doretha (Henry) Kelly, James (Peggy) Thomas, Carol Gurley, John Gurley, Chuckley (Barbara) Gurley, Willie Gurley, Shirley Gurley, Phillip Gurley, Barbara Moody and Harry Brockington; Gurley, stepmother, France Brockington Gurley; devoted friends and caregivers, Stephanie Samuel, Jack "Deac" McElveen, Bryant "Bright" McElveen, Frank Eagleton and Debra Orange.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends at the home, 237 Laurel Lane Lot 18, Florence.

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3 entries:

  • Lady Dee posted at 10:35 pm on Mon, Jan 20, 2014.

    Lady Dee Posts: 3

    I am deeply sorry about the lost of my one time father, we all grow up like sisters on June lane in sealtest. No one told me Mr. Ned had past away. I send my sincere condolence to my people and they family. I am sorry it took me so long, but I just found out. May the lord thy God give you all comfort in your time of bereavement and know that Mr. Ned is looking down on you all. Remember 2 Corinthians 4:18, The things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. We will see him again, and what a grand day that will be. May the lord keep you all in his care, as I keep you all in my prayers. Love always from Deneen DuRants' Family.

     
  • Franklin posted at 8:46 am on Sat, Jan 18, 2014.

    Franklin Posts: 7

    Sorry for the late entry. I am the bus driver for Mr. Gurley or cool breeze he was called by some of the men drivers. I had extremely good conversations with Mr. Gurley for a few months. he use to call me "Bae" short for baby.That is what older ones would call younger ones. I really was brought back in time when I heard him say that. My uncle calls me that now before we hang up the phone. I really found out how it felt to have a grand dad again in my life briefly with Mr. Gurley. I felt the warmth and kindness from him. He would never complain even though I knew he was hurting. And when he was not able to ride the bus any day he himself would call me and tell me, "Hey Bae I an't going today."
    I will always remember Mr.Gurley. I truly made a good friend and will look to see my dear friend in the coming paradise. I trust the bible's promise from God that there will be a resurrection of the righteous (Acts 24:14). please allow the bible's promises from almighty God to comfort you also. (Job 14:13-15)

     
  • leaney posted at 8:54 pm on Sat, Dec 21, 2013.

    leaney Posts: 1

    You have our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one and prayers. Mr. & Mrs Daniel and Earlena Harrison