Macon, GA
Gurney D. Baines, passed away February 7th, 2013 at the age of 79 in Macon Georgia. His home was in Pinehurst North Carolina.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis, his daughter Pam Lacivita, of Glendale, Az, son Bryan Baines, of Wake Forest, N.C. , and daughter Kelli Boswell, of Macon, Ga. He is also survived by his sister Virginia Johnson, of Kernersville, N.C., seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Michael Lacivita, Blake Baines, Jonathan Lacivita, Judson Baines, Liam Boswell, Taylor Boswell, Dean Boswell, and Arabella Lacivita, as well as many friends.
Gurney graduated from Elon College , NC and served in the US Coast Guard for 2 years. He was a math teacher, an inventor with two patents to his credit and a jack of all trades.
A memorial service in Gurney's hometown of Pinehurst will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 9 at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home, 402 Saunders St., Carthage, NC. Committal with military honors will be at the Harris Family Cemetery, Harris' Crossroads. For further details, please contact Fry and Prickett Funeral home @ 910.947.2224.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org
Condolences to the family may be made at: PinesFunerals.com
Condolences: PinesFunerals.com

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  1. Dear Phyllis and Children,
    Just yesterday it seems, I met Guerney Baines when he was the Math teacher at West End High School. My condolences and sympathy to each of you in the loss of your husband and/or Dad. Guerney was a talented, able man, I am

  2. Dear Phyllis and Children,
    Just yesterday it seems, I met Guerney Baines when he was the Math teacher at West End High School. My condolences and sympathy to each of you in the loss of your husband and/or Dad. Guerney was a talented, able man, I am

  3. A gentleman and a scholar. We had some good times together, especially when it came to listening to great operatic singers. (I was honored to have sung at his daughter’s wedding.) Years go by too quickly, but good memories last. Our best wishes to the fam

  4. An incredible man who reminded me so much of my own father. Brilliant, witty & a fabulous story teller! Keep the fond memories of Gurney close to your heart. It will help you during this difficult time.
    Love you all – warmest regards – Billy, Mel

  5. Bryan ,Sharon,Blake and Judson The matthews family has you in our prayers. Bryan take time for yourself and be proud that you have been guided well from your parents.
    Yor friend , Alan

  6. Gurney does some years ago, yet hes in my thoughts tonight. I was young and green when I met him at Sandhills CMHC. He was older, kind and tough. He taught me some important lessons. Eventually, I ended up director of a state department of alcohol and dru

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