NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Charles Lynn Gurley, husband of Frances Harmon Gurley, entered into rest May 11, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home, with Rev. Sherrell Dunn, Rev. Chris Griggs and Dr. Nancy H. Womack officiating. Interment will be at 4p.m. in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, Forest City, N.C. Mr. Gurley will lie in state at Bethany Baptist Church from 3:00 to 4p.m. Pallbearers will be Eric Bridges, Heath Bridges, Bob Fogle, Steve Gurley, Terry Lawson, Jack McMahan, Bryan McNally, and Roy Scarborough. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Adult Five Sunday School Department of Curtis Baptist Church. Mr. Gurley was a native of Forest City, N.C. and was a member of Curtis Baptist Church and the Mens Sunday School Class of Adult Five. He served in the Merchant Marines, U.S. Marine Corps, World War II, Marine Reserves and active duty during the Korean War. Mr. Gurley was a graduate of U.S. Marine Institute, Washington, DC and attended Howards Business College in Shelby, N.C. He received meat market training with the Winn-Dixie Stores in N.C. where he served as Meat Market Manager for several years. Later he moved to the Augusta area as Market Manager for Gurleys Super Market and later owner and operator of Charlies Super Market in North Augusta. He retired in 1990 from Gurleys Super Market. Additional survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ginger G. Foster and Bill Foster of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; four brothers, John Gurley of Forest City, N.C., Russell Gurley of Greenwood, S.C., Henry Gurley of North Augusta, S.C., and Donald Gurley of Titusville, Fla. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8p.m. or they may call at the residence. Memorials may be made to "Build the Vision Campaign," c/o Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901, or to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle May 13, 2002