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Omer Gene Gurley

April 11, 1929 ~ November 17, 2018 (age 89)

Omer Gene Gurley, 89, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 in a local health care facility.


Mr. Gurley was born on April 11, 1929 in Tellico Plains, TN to the late Dave & Neppie Freeman Gurley.  He had spent the greater part of his life in the Chattanooga area and retired from Hertz-Penske with more than 40 years of service.  Omer was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Lowe Gurley, son, James Gurley, daughters, Barbara Ann Gurley & Mary Byas, great-granddaughter, Lauren Smith, five brothers and five sisters.


Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Linda & Rodney Higdon of Ringgold; granddaughters, Tammy Bond, Melanie Alexander, Amanda Cash & Misty Hudson; seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.


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Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the Archville Baptist Church Cemetery in Reliance, Tennessee.


The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 20th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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