Gurney Lee Williams, age 107, passed away at Autumn Care of Biscoe on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Until 2019, he resided in the Eagle Springs home where he raised his family. On his recent birthday, Gurney enjoyed celebrating with the many people who participated in a vehicle parade.


Gurney, the oldest of 13 children, was born on July 23, 1913 in Moore County to Lucas Kelly and Blanche (Morgan) Williams.ย 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Annie Allen Williams; brothers, Madison, Sherman, Hubert, Roby, Worthy (Sugar Tom), Earl, and Wilbert Williams; and sisters, Louvene Brown, Irene Hussey and Arlene Brewer.


He is survived by two siblings, Elwood Williams and Peggy Oakley, and all eight of his children: Jessie Love of Pinehurst; Virginia Saunders, Ralph Williams (Marie), Fred Williams, Wanda Allred (Michael), and Dexter Williams, all of Robbins; Louise Lewis of Charlotte and Geraldine Snider (Mahlon) of Siler City.


Gurney is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great grandchildren. His grandchildren are: Dianne Mullis (Silas), Karen Britt (Richard), LaDonna Tucker, Tony Saunders (Becky), Randy Saunders (Vickie), Terry Lewis (Andrea), Duane Lewis (Erin), Charlene Lewis, Ricky Williams, Ron Williams (Nina), Nina Williams, Melinda Morgan (Jamie), Beth McCullough (Derrick) and Sonya Dunn.


A graveside service will be held on Sunday afternoon, August 16, 4:00pm at Pleasant View Friends Church, officiated by Pastor Quint Dunlap and Pastor Jacelyn Jones.


His body will lie in state at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins from 8:00am until 2:00pm on Sunday, August 16, 2020.


Memorial contributions can be made to the Pleasant View Friends Church Cemetery Fund, 13942 NC Hwy 24/27, Eagle Springs, NC 27242.


Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Williams family.


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  1. Sending heartfelt prayers for the family. Holy Spirit bring the peace and comfort only you can provide at this time of loss and grief. Love to you all.

  2. It was an honor and a privilege to have know Mr. Williams and his sweet family! He is already missed and will continue to be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. So very sorry for your loss. How blessed you all were to have your father for so many years. Prayers for strength and peace for the days ahead.

  4. Prayers for the family. Gurnie always had a smile and kind word when I would see him at Autumn Care. He will be deeply missed.

  5. To the family of Mr. Williams,
    Kim and I are grieved to learn of your loss of Mr. Gurney. What a life and legacy he leaves. You are all in our prayers. May God cradle you in His loving arms in your grief now and in the days to come. God bless you. We love you. Bruce and Kim Williams

  6. Prayers to all of our family. He will be missed. I am sure he went home on Eagle’s
    Love to all,
    Sarah Crabtree Lawn

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  8. We will miss Uncle Gurneyโ€™s smile ,his wit , friendship and our wonderful neighbor. May God give all his family grace at this very sad time ,we love you all very much.

  9. With Heart-Felt Sympathy, Love and Prayers. “As long as we live and remember, our loved ones live on in our hearts.” May God hold each of you especially close through this difficult time.

  10. Dear Wanda and other family members,
    So sorry for your loss of a good man who loved his family well.
    Praying for you as you walk through the next difficult days.

  11. I am so sorry for yours and your families loss. Do you now have an amazing guardian angel watching over you and your family. We love you Ricky.

    Jennifer Brown

  12. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I have so many good memories from the day I started 1st grade on! You all have a special Place in my heart. Cherish the memories and keep your chins high and you will meet again one day in the sky!

  13. Jessie:

    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  14. Gurney was a great example of what a man should be. Always smiling and inspiring and joking with you and enjoying life and other people. Hardworking and happy!

  15. I will forever keep the Faith the Love & Honesty in my Heart..Thatโ€™s what you Shown and Lived By…Thanks for speaking silently in my heart…Love Jan Lilly

  16. To the family: Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love,
    Harold, Pat, & Misty Clark
    Psalms 116:15

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