Margie Nell Hayes Gurley Wankel passed away on Friday, August 9th, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home due to complications of a stroke. She was born on September 10th, 1929, in Bristol, Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Marvin Mac Gurley, Sr. and Ronald A. Wankel, Sr. Her parents Marion and Belvon Hayes, as well as, sisters, Louise Reynolds, Cleo Blevins, Vivian Hodges, and brother, Norman Hayes.
She is survived by daughter Vickey G. Richmond and husband Toby; and Son, Marvin Mac Gurley, Jr. and wife Kimberlyn. She is also survived by loving grandchildren, Missy Rader Clouse, Trey Gurley and wife Beverly, Heather Gurley Cross and husband Brandon, Sabrina Duffield Somerby and husband Chad, Chad Richmond and wife Devon, Tai Ford and husband Patrick, Hunter Richmond and wife Adrienne; Great Grandchildren, Gavin and Brianna Clouse, Olivia and Harper Gurley, Colton and Kellen Cross, Victoria Somerby, and Parker Richmond; Step-children Ronald Wankel, Jr. and wife Cecelia, Bruce Wankel, Molly Wankel and Daniel Wankel.
Margie lived a long and beautiful life. She loved God and her family. She loved singing and dancing and was always the life of any party. Margie was an accomplished interior designer. She and her husband, Mac, owned the fourth Ethan Allen Gallery in the nation. They also owned Gurley’s La-Z-Boy Showcase Shop in Johnson City, TN. She was also involved in many civic clubs and generously supported her community with her giving heart. She was a devoted member of Central Holston Christian Church and Avoca Christian Church for many years.
Her “Coming Home Celebration” will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 2:00pm at Central Holston Christian Church with Minister Bob Robinson and Rev. Jeremy Sears officiating followed by graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday, August 12th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Weaver Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.