Age: 67 Address: Celo Community Date of Death: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services.
Details: Dan "Dexter" Gurley of the Celo Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 19th. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Paul and Breida Parker Gurley. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Wade, Jim, and Morris Gurley; sister, Texie Geouge; special niece, Merinda Gurley and nephew, Charles Geouge, Jr. He loved fishing, his dog, Sheba, but mostly loved his family. Dexter attended Gethsemane Freewill Baptist Church in Marion.
Surviving are his loving wife of 13 years, Sarah Ayers Gurley; step-son, Brian Fox; step-daughter, Kimberly Fox both of Celo and sister, Millie Silvers and husband, JB, of Micaville; special nephew, Garell Brinkley. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21st in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Ralph Reep will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Gurley Family Cemetery. At all other times the family will be gathering at the home of his sister, Millie, at 103 Ransom Silvers Road. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.