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Daniel M. GurleyApril 6, 1945 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 72)
Dan Gurley, age 72, of Spruce Pine, passed away at his residence on Sunday, January 7th, 2018. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Lewis Gurley, who passed away before his birth, Kate Stewart Gurley Conley and his step-father George Conley. He was also preceded in death by granddaughter, Alicia Gurley and sister, Louise Burleson.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Etta Buchanan Gurley; two sons, Daniel L. Gurley of Raleigh and Kevin B. Gurley and wife, Marquita, of Boonville; grandchildren: Keagan and Kelbi of Boonville; special great-nephew, Logan Buchanan of Burnsville; special adopted son, Terry Cartrette and wife, Robin, of Whiteville and siblings: Eugene Gurley of Bakersville, Doris Burleson of Burnsville and Joyce Tipton Boone of Spruce Pine.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services in Burnsville. Pastor Don Ford will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lily Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Bakersville. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the services.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Bobbe, Dr. Bryant and Associates, Dr. Larson, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, The Clinic, Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, Smoky Mountain Equipment (Joel) and all the nurses for their loving kindness. Flowers are appreciated; memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge at 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.