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Funeral Services for Mother Sarah Jane Butler Gurley will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 1 p.m., at St. Luke Primitive Baptist Church, 140 St. Luke Lane Cairo, Georgia. Elder Freddie Anderson, pastor, Elder Moses Harrison officiating. Interment will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, Georgia. Active pallbearers St. Luke P.B. Church Deacons and Nephews. Sarah Jane Butler Gurley was born on July 4, 1935 to Mr. Walter Butler, Sr. and Mrs. Leo Harvin Butler in Gadsden County, Fl. She departed her earthly life on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at her residence, in Reno, Ga. At a very young age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her lord and savior and joined the Saint Luke Primitive Baptist Church of Reno, Ga. She was a faithful church member serving under the leadership of Elder T.L. Geter, Elder Moses Harrison, Elder Larry J. Brown and Elder Freddie C. Anderson, Sr. Mother Sarah Jane served as Chairman of the Mothers Board, Church Financial Secretary. and Vacation Bible School coordinator. Mother Sarah Jane was employed with the W. B. Roddenberry Company as a quality control inspector. She had a very kind, loving, and gentle spirit. She had several nicknames, some being Say, Sa-Jane, and most affectionately Nane-Nane. Mother Sarah Jane was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Willie OC Gurley, Sr. She leaves to cherish her very precious memories: A loving, caring and devoted husband of 63 years, Deacon OC Gurley, Sr., Reno, Ga; children, Nettie Williford and Doris Corker, Cairo, Ga., Ginger Gurley, Willie Ette Gurley and Willie OC Gurley, Jr., Reno, Ga.; Grandchildren; Marilyn (Osie) Smith, Camilla, Ga., Latoisha (William) Brown, Carlos (Andreka) Williford, Kevin (Malicia) Corker, MarQuelle (Alphonzo) Hopkins, Cairo, Ga. and Allendria (Cedric) Adams, Greenville, Nc., Sister; Hattie (Odell) Helms, Tampa, Fl., Sisters and Brothers in-laws; Ocie Butler, Tampa, Fl., Mamie L. Addison, Whigham, Ga., Harry Gurley, Albany, Ny., Lois Gurley, Reno, Ga., Emmaline Gurley, Calvary, Ga., Rosa Gurley, Tampa, Fl., Alice Gurley, Betty (Luke) Lurry, Billy (Helen) Gurley, Betty Gurley, Tommie (Jerry) Copeland, Cairo, Ga. Laura Mae Gurley and Charlie (Bettye) Gurley, Havana, Fl., Godchildren; Regeina Lidette (Mike) Butler Smith, Tampa. Fl., Latanya (Alton) Gurley Goethe, Havana, Fl., Wilson Glenn, Thomasville, Ga. and Fred (Kanova) Wilder, Cairo, Ga.; A host of Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, Relatives and Friends.
Published on December 18, 2017
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