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Lillian J Gurley

April 28, 1933 — August 31, 2012

CAMBRIA - Lillian J. Gurley, 79, of Cambria, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012 at her residence. Lillian was born on April 28, 1933, to William A. and Stella (Cox) Davis, in Carbondale, IL. She was united in marriage with Paul E. Gurley on October 17, 1958, in Dongola, IL. He passed away on September 20, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sharon King; son-in-law, Virgil King; two brothers, Chester & William H. Davis; and two sisters, Ada Gentry and Verda Larwence. She was a member of the Carbondale Church of God and a seamstress for twenty four years at Selemar Peerless and Candy Cane Cleaners. Lillian is survived by one daughter, Paula (Gordon) Denham of Cambria, IL; one step-son, Dale Gurley of Mayfield, KY; two step-daughters, Shirley (Charles) Kent of Mt. Vernon, IL and Farol (David) Bailey of Tucson, AZ; two brothers, Martin and Raymond (Diane) Davis of Marion; one sister, Wanda (Fred) Schlenker of Buncombe, IL; five grandchildren, Robin & Brian Driemyer of Lake St. Louis, MO, Gary Gurley of Blairsville, IL, Steven King of Marion, IL, Scott Denham of Cambria, IL, and Jay Denham of Cambria; ten step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and thirteen step-great grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Carbondale Church of God, Carbondale. Interment will be held at Pleasant Grove Memorial in Murphysboro, IL with Rev. Roger Moore officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale. To leave an online condolence, please visit,


11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Carbondale Church of God Carbondale, IL


5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Meredith Funeral Home Carbondale, IL

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