Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
James “Jimmy” Gulley, Jr., age 51, of Ewing, Virginia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at home while surrounded by his loving family.
He was born October 3, 1972 in Middlesboro, Kentucky, son of the late James Gulley Sr. and Carolyn Ball Gulley who survives.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Thomas S. and Anna Yeary Gulley, William Edward Ball Sr. and Margaret Lee Harris Ball, and brother-in-law Larry Asher.
Jimmy, as he was affectionately known by many, had a love for meeting new people and spending time with his beloved family. He never met a stranger and always found an opportunity to witness to others every chance he got. He enjoyed going to church and listening to music, especially Gospel. Jimmy also had a love for 50’s music and Elvis Presley. An avid fan of classic cars, he loved to watch the Dukes and Hazzard and the General Lee. He was also a huge Big Blue fan and enjoyed rooting for the Kentucky Wildcats. Above all though, Jimmy loved the Lord with all his heart and looked forward to going to Heaven. All who were blessed to have known Jimmy or simply cross paths will forever remember his sweet spirit and loving heart.
Left to cherish his memory, loving mother Carolyn Ball Gulley, sisters Angela Gulley, JoAnna Gulley Edds and husband Jeff, Jackie Asher Smith and husband Jamie, nieces and nephews Stephanie Winnet, Jeffrey Edds Jr. and wife Ashli, Jessica Edds, Lance Asher and wife Laurel, Rachael Asher Moore and husband Zac, Shayla Wilson and husband Andrew, great nieces and nephews Morgan and R.J. Winnet, Raelynn Edds, Hallerin Rose Asher, Asher Jane Moore, and Baylor Wilson, personal care givers Pam Phillips, Patsy Warf and Lana Davis, as well as a host of many aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends too numerous to name but all who will miss him so dearly.
The family of James ”Jimmy” Gulley will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2023 at Green Hills Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2023 at the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Irving Gipson, Rev. Lance Asher and Rev. Ray Collett presiding. Music will be provided by Irving Gipson, Ray Collett, Crystal Brooks, Thelma Goodin Lance Asher, Rachael Moore, and Zac Moore.
The family requests that if you would like to, wear blue or white to honor Jimmy’s love for the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Graveside Services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the Green Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel. Family and friends will meet at Green Hills Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. to follow in procession.
Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Edds Jr., Jeff Edds, Lance Asher, Jamie Smith, Proctor Hensley, Andy Yoakum, Matthew Johnson, Grayson McReynolds, Chris Gulley, Zac Moore, Jeff Ayers, Jesse Hoover, Alva Floyd Ball Jr., Lindsey Phillips and Daune Phillips.
Honorary Pallbearers will be James R. Littrell, John David Curran, Philip Ball, Boyd Gulley, Everett Gulley, Otis Gulley, Jim Otto, Jerry Williams, Charles Potter, Reuban Messamore, Harold Bailey, Dr. C.A. Moore, Boyd Middleton, Jonathan Gidens, John Gidens, Roger Boatright, Matthew Messamore, Ricky Lambdin, Lemual Ayers, Brian Mosley, James Beeler, Dr. Jacob Barton and Dr. James Wilson.
Green Hills Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is honored to serve the Gulley family.