Imogene Gurley Capps

Imogene Gurley Capps

November 7, 2022, 82, Princeton –

Imogene Gurley Capps, 82, of Princeton, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. Imogene was born in Johnston County on May 20, 1940, to the late Carl Roberts Gurley, Sr. and Martitia Holt Gurley.

In addition to her parents, Imogene is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Eugene Capps; brother, Bob Gurley; and sister, Peggy Thompson.  

Imogene is survived by her son, Johnny Capps and wife Delaine of Princeton; daughter, Julie Capps of Princeton; grandchildren, Heather Woodard and husband Josh, Nikki Daughtry and husband Dillon, and Holly Capps; great-grandchildren, Whitney Woodard and Lane Woodard; sister, Connie Oliver of Pine Level and several other family and friends.

Imogene was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She attended and was a member for most of her life at Princeton United Methodist Church where she taught bible school, Sunday school, sang in the choir, and served on many of the church committees. Most recently she began attending Rains Crossroads Original Free Will Baptist Church of Princeton. She helped and operate Capps Corner and enjoyed her hobby of painting. She painted several portraits under the guidance of Dorothy Hooks in Smithfield. Most importantly she loved spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed but precious memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.   

The funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Rains Crossroads Original Free Will Baptist Church with Reverend Johnny Sullivan officiating. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Rains Crossroads Original Free Will Baptist Church in Princeton. The burial will be held in the Princeton Cemetery on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 11:00 am.

Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Woodard, Dillon Daughtry, Tim Woodard, Tyson Radford, Ashley Rains, and Jamey Wilkinson.

Although flowers are welcome, the family suggests memorial donations be made to The Free Will Baptist Children’s Home. or PO Box 249

Middlesex, NC 27557-0249

Casey Funeral Home and Cremations is honored to serve the Capps family.

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