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“To Frances, David, Mark, and families, We were all saddened to learn of Mac's passing-Mom especially. We all share such good memories of him. His...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Laura Monroe Harris

“Dear Frances, David, Mark and families, I was sad to learn of Mac's passing. I have such wonderful memories of being neighbors in Tarboro. My...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn M. Worden

“Dear Frances, David, Mark and families, I was sad to learn of Mac's passing. I have such wonderful memories of being neighbors in Tarboro. I hope...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn M. Worden

“I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you find peace in the many years of having time together. Bill Holliday AP Exhaust Products Goldsboro,...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Bill Holliday

“Dear Frances, David, and Mark, I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Mac. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. All my love,...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Virginia G. O'Brien

“Dear Frances, David and Mark, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is such a difficult time, but God will bless you and get you through...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Lou Yeatts

“Frances, I was so saddened to hear of Mac's passing. I have such fond memories of your family while you were living in Tarboro. My thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jane Gurley Harper

“Dear Mark and Judy, Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and the entire family at this time. Mr. Gourley had such a lovely face...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Gillie and Riddick Revelle`

“Aunt Frances, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Aunt Lynne shared a memory of Uncle Mac having to leave the room while watching...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ella Moyer

“Frances, may God be with you and your family during this time of loss. Sue Keadle ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Sue Keadle

“God be with you Frances. We are sad to receive the news of your loss. Ed and Phyllis Kelly ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Phyllis Kelly


Malcolm Lee (Mac) Gourley, 86, of 106 Powers Court, died Monday, May 10, 2010 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Thursday at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Harry, officiating. Honorary pall bearers will be members of the St. Paul UMC J. Paul Edwards Sunday School class and members of the Golden K Kiwanis Club. A private inurnment will be held in the St. Paul UMC Columbarium.
Born June 19, 1923 in Spray (Eden), North Carolina, he was the son of the late Fitz Lee (Tobe) and Mozelle Hobson Gourley. He was preceded in death by brothers, Willard and Melvin Gourley of Virginia and half-sister, Jane Gourley of Washington.
Mac served in WW II in the European Theatre as a member of the Army Signal Corps. He was a graduate of NC State University. His career was in textiles and personnel management in several plants in North Carolina and Virginia. He retired from J. P. Stevens as Personnel Manager and from Southco Distributing. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where he was a member of the J. Paul Edwards Sunday School Class and served as an Usher and formerly a member of the United Methodist Men. He was Past President and member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club. He was formerly active in Boy Scouting serving as Scout Master and Cub Scout leader. Mac was an avid Wolfpack fan and golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances Hundley Gourley of the home; and sons David (Cheryl) Gourley of Wake Forest and Mark (Judy) Gourley of Goldsboro and Fayetteville; grandchildren Brian Gourley of Greenville, Stephen Gourley of Denton, Texas and Mary Frances Gourley of Greenville; brothers Wallace (Carolyn) Gourley of Southern Pines and Frank (Alice) Gourley of Henry, Virginia; Dennis Batts, care giver, and canine friend, Rowdy. He also leaves behind many other relatives and special friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wayne Opportunity Center, 619 South George Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or to St. Paul United Methodist Church - Bereavement or Pipe Organ Fund, 204 E. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530. The family will greet friends in the St. Paul UMC Parlor, immediately following the service and at other times at the home.