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Elma Gourley

Monday, April 28, 2008

Elma Arbutus Gourley, 83, of Chesterfield, Mo., died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Garden View Care Center in Chesterfield.

She was born June 15, 1924, in Supply, Ark., daughter of the Rev. Albert Jesse and Zella R. Pierce Johnson. She and the Rev. John Gourley were married Nov. 8, 1940, in Corning, Ark. He died Sept. 9, 2001.

She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Cape Girardeau.

She is survived by two sons, Nathanael Gourley of Bridgeton, Mo., and the Rev. John Mark Gourley of Homosassa, Fla.; two brothers, Leroy Johnson of Phoenix, and Deon Johnson of Lincoln, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, a daughter and a grandchild.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at First Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. Darrell E. Faire Sr. officiating. Entombment will be at Cape County Memorial Park and Mausoleum.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.