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Florence Ann (Fleener) Gurley, 69, Franklin

Florence Ann (Fleener) Gurley, 69, Franklin, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 2013, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. By her side were her loving children and family. 

Ann was a mother with strong family values and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ann was born in Franklin Feb. 18, 1944 to the late Dale and Katherine (Zook) Fleener. She married John O. “Johnny” Gurley June 14, 1974 in Brown County. John preceded her in death Dec.r 21, 2011, after 37 devoted years of marriage.

Ann is survived by her children, Betty (husband, Jeff) Clephane of Fort Stockton, Texas, Peggy (husband, Ronnie) Lambert of Bean Blossom, Jeannie (husband, Kenney) Hildebrand of Franklin, Mary (husband, Raymond) Harris, Bobby (wife, Dana) Fowler and Jim (wife, Carolyn) Fowler, all of Brown County. She will be remembered by her siblings, Kathy (husband, Rick) Pitcher of Brown County, Shirley (husband, David) Patterson of Franklin and Jack (wife, Carla) Brown of Brown County; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.                                    

Ann was preceded in death by her first husband, Elesmalee Fowler; and a brother, Bruce Fleener. 

Ann was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Trafalgar and volunteered at the Hickory Ridge Senior Center. She was a loving wife and homemaker who loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Ann enjoyed sewing, crocheting and working puzzles. She was a collector of bells and wind chimes and was known for her ability to remember special dates, such as anniversaries and birthdays of her family and friends. 

The Rev. Jim Albertson will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at Meredith–Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends can call from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday, Jan 4 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Young’s Creek Cemetery in Franklin.

Condolences can be made to the Gurley family at

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    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
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  • November 25
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  • November 26
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    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
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    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
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  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
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  • November 29
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  • December 2
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  • December 3
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