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McDowell Memorial Park
Wednesday June 23rd, 2021

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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Wednesday June 23rd, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am

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Wednesday June 23rd, 2021
11:30am

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Gurthie Hunter

Gurthie Morgan Hunter, 94, of Marion, North Carolina, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, June 18, 2021 at Fair Haven Home in Bostic. Gurthie was born April 13, 1927 and grew up in Glenwood. She started working in the hosiery mill before her and her husband, Roy, started Hunter’s Livermush in 1955. She worked there until she turned 70 years old. Even then, she still wanted to be the boss and gave her input and knowledge to her children to run the business. Her whole life was her four children, Hunter’s Livermush, and God. She always talked about God and making it to Heaven. The Bible says you are rewarded with years if you love and worship God. For her to make it to 94 tells it all. She often said age is just a number and that she didn’t feel 94. She also said she never thought she’d live this long. A few weeks before her passing, she said she understood why you have to die. The world changes so that its not your world, and you are lost, so you might as well go Home. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Roy Hunter (2008); her son, Jerry Lee Hunter (2019); a son-in-law, John Johnson (2012); and four sisters and one brother. Survivors include her three daughters, Carolyn Hunter Johnson, Louise Hunter Rumfelt (Ray), and Phyllis Hunter Brackett (Michael); a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Worley Hunter; seven grandchildren, Nicole Neubauer (DJ), Elizabeth Brooks (Paul), Rebecca Edwards (Eugene), Anthony Corn (Jessica), Jonathan Corn (Amber), Christopher Harmon (Breanna), and Patrick Harmon; nine great grandchildren, Nicholas and Audrey Neubauer, Brittany, Kendell and Kerri Brooks, Kamie Hendley (Alex), Kirstan Edwards, Kelly Fay (Ashton), and Madison Corn; two great-great grandchildren, Jaysin and Jobe; and one brother, Gene Morgan, who faithfully visited her once a month, which she so looked forward to. She is also survived by special friends and caregivers, Vicki DePoyster and Tawnya Kagan who loved and cared for her for the past two years. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Reverends Kerney Wilson and Danny Peterson officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at McDowell Memorial Park.

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A candle was lit in memory of Gurthie Hunter

Kristine Peterson-Hupp Jul 25 2021 8:21 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your mom! I always thought that she was a very nice woman and I know that she has left a huge hole in your hearts!

Lakie Harris Arrowood Jun 27 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Hunter Family, Im sorry to hear your mother passed away. She and my mother, Betty Clark, attended the Church of God. Mom loved talking with your mother. I can see her now sitting on the row in front of us with her Bible. She was a blessing to so many people! I loved seeing the pictures of your family in the tribute video. Mrs. Hunter never changed! My prayers are with you all. Debra Clark

Debra Clark Jun 24 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Phyllis and family,I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing, she was a wonderful Christian woman and was a pleasure to talk with, sharing her faith and your family news. What wonderful memories you have and how blessed you were to have her these many years. May God comfort all of you.Ann Arney

Ann Arney Jun 22 2021 12:00 AM

Ray and Rhonda Price

Ray and Rhonda Price Jun 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gurthie Hunter

Elaine Reel Hartsock Jun 22 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for Mrs Hunters passing. Praying for your family.

Freddie Killough Jun 21 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Mrs. Hunter. I know this is the second Grandparent to be gone for Carolyn and Jerry's children. Praying for you all.

Denise Moore Cable Jun 21 2021 12:00 AM

Praying for you all in these difficult times.

Marcie Johnson (John's daughter) Jun 21 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Phyllis, Louise & Carolyn all the many time I was with your mother all she talked about was the love she had for yall and how much she loved her grandchildren. The biggest thing about Gurthie is the love she had for her church. If ever there was a prayer worrier that could pray for you through any situation she could. When I was in ICU with COVID-19 I called her daughter my best friend Phyllis and said please have your mom to pray for me because I think Im not going to make it and she prayed everyday for me and she told Phyllis I was going to be just fine. I will miss her and our talks about life. I love you all God BlessVicki DePoyster

Vicki DePoyster Jun 21 2021 12:00 AM

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