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A funeral service was held for Peggy Corley Gurley, 83, of Walton Community. Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in the chapel at Eubank Funeral Home with Bill Gurley and Billy Gurley Jr. officiating.

Peggy, beloved wife and mother, returned to her Heavenly Father Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Tyler.

She was born July 20, 1937, in the Phalba Community to Miles Lecil Corley and Rosa Leota Jackson Corley.

She was a member of the County Line Baptist Church but attended China Grove Baptist Church. Peggy’s favorite Bible verses were John 3:16 and Psalms 46:10. She graduated from Athens High School. Directly out of school, she went to work for the Employers Casualty Company and The Company Credit Union for 35 years before retiring. Peggy’s favorite vacation place was the northern California and Oregon coasts where she and her sister, Hazel, searched for sea glass, sea shells and small pieces of driftwood. Peggy loved riding horses, water and snow skiing, baseball and volleyball. Most of all, she loved her family John, Twila, Charley and all her extended family. She loved to laugh, tease and debate (otherwise known as argue) and she could embellish any story for the good or bad.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents Miles Lecil and Rosie Leota Jackson Corley; three brothers, the Rev. William A Corley, F. A. Corley and Richard Corley.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John H. Gurley of Walton Community; daughter Twila and son in-law, Charley Reynaud also of Walton Community; four adopted grandchildren, Brandon, Leigha, Clay and Haleigh; seven adopted great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Montgomery and Joan and Donnie Hutchinson; two sisters-in-law, Ruby Corley and Virginia Corley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Interment was at Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton.