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Joe Lum Gurley

November 5, 1942 — October 20, 2022

Joe Lum Gurley

Mr. Joe Lum Gurley, 79, of Bowersville, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Madison Health & Rehab in Madison, Georgia.

He is preceded in death by his children: Bridgette Gurley Carlton, Barry Lyn Gurley, and Rebecca Gurley Rice; parents: Linton Lee Gurley and Madge Porter Whitworth Gurley; and siblings: Johnny Gurley, Frank Gurley, Dwain Gurley, Alvin “Buster” Gurley, Bobby Gurley, Kathryn Wells, Betty Duncan, and Leon Thomason; and wife, Ann Stovall Gurley.

Survivors include his son-in-law, Marc Carlton of Elberton; grandchildren: Christopher, Clay, Breanna, and Cory; four great-grandchildren; sisters: Shirley Green of Bowersville and Helen Terry of Clemson, SC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

The youngest of eleven children, Joe was a graduate of Hart County High School and a member of Cross Roads Baptis Church. He was an excellent mechanic and loved to race and work on cars. A man of great artistic ability, Joe loved to draw and paint.

Memorial services celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, October 23, at 3 o’clock at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Rev. Sean Payne and Mr. Fred Greenway officiating. The family is at the home of Shirley Green, 68 Gurley Road, Bowersville.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is assisting the family of Mr. Joe Lum Gurley.

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