September 19, 1930 - September 1, 2021
Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Gurley, 90, of Columbus, GA (formerly of Bainbridge) died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Spring Harbor Memory, Columbus, GA. Mrs. Gurley was born September 19, 1930, daughter of Kate Oma Day and Lewie Emerson Alford. Jimmie Ruth was an elementary school teacher for over 26 years, having received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and performed all of that service in the State of Georgia. She was retired from Decatur County Schools after teaching at Elcan-King Elementary for many years. She was a lifelong member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Professional Association of Georgia Educators. Jimmie and her husband Jim (deceased) were married in 1948 and enjoyed 60 years of marriage before Jim’s passing in 2008. They and their two sons spent many years in Thomson, Fitzgerald, Bainbridge and Columbus before retiring. Jimmie Ruth was Presbyterian by faith. Survivors include her two sons, James Ross Gurley and Frank Omar Gurley (Cynthia); one sister, Ellen Ross Jennings; three brothers, Fred Alford(Deena) of Bainbridge, Tom Alford(Phyllis) of Savannah and Larry Nichols of Bainbridge; two granddaughters, Alicia Ortiz McGlamory (Gary), Lindsey Gurley Power (Brett); and four great grandchildren, Alex Drew Owens, Weldon Lee McGlamory, Harper Ann Power, and Hadley Elizabeth Power. Nieces and Nephews are; Tami Alford Sani, Tonya Alford, Ed Alford, Kelly Alford, Leslie Jennings, Roslyn Jennings, Patti Alford, and Jan Alford. Deceased brother; George Robert Alford (Jo) Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Restlawn Memory Gardens in LaGrange, GA for family members and burial will follow. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice Columbus in memory of Jimmie Ruth Gurley. To sign the online registry and celebrate the life of Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Gurley please visit www.shlagrange.com Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706-884-8636).
Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Gurley, 90, of Columbus, GA (formerly of Bainbridge) died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Spring Harbor Memory, Columbus, GA. Mrs. Gurley was born September 19, 1930, daughter of Kate Oma Day and Lewie Emerson Alford. Jimmie... View Obituary & Service Information
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