Pansy Gurley DeViney

March 14, 1927September 26, 2019

Pansy Gurley DeViney, age 92, wife of Coleman Ray DeViney, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Born in Mecklenburg County, she was a daughter of the late Cleveland and Annie Mae Gurley. Mrs. DeViney was employed with Union Carbide and retired in 1972 after 25 years of loyal service. She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church. She had a strong faith and read her Bible every day until she lost her vision. She loved her family and loved to bake. It was her joy to make cakes (including wedding cakes) for her family and friends and covered dish suppers at her church.

In addition to her husband of 41 years, Mrs. DeViney is survived by her daughter, Vernie Hollifield (Larry) of Charlotte; five step-children, Kenneth DeViney, Grant DeViney, Roger DeViney, Anne Munsey, and Jean King; a sister, Thelma Matthews; a daughter-in-law, Dianne Seago of Orlando, FL; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Richard Seago; and three siblings, Bea Mullis, Jake Gurley, and Essie Gurley.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Forest Lawn West Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant United Methodist Church, 6824 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28214.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, October 2, 2019


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Vernie Hollifield

October 1, 2019

Every time I visited her, she asked if I had brought her any chocolate balls (Lindt truffles).

Darlene Seago

September 29, 2019

I have a lot of wonderful memories of maw maw. She used to take us skating on Saturday mornings, she would jump rope with us (even with double ropes). When we would spend the night ( at the other house ) she would let me sleep in the “red” bed as I used to call it in the back bedroom. We used to play dress up in her carina lens. She would sing silent night to me because it made me sleepy . I loved hearing the stories about Daddy and Aunt Vernie when they were little and when maw maw was little. She would sometimes fall asleep during the story and I would wake her up to finish the story. Those were great times and I will always cherish those memories.

Carrie VanDuzee

September 28, 2019

I have so many memories of MawMaw but one that really sticks out in my mind is when she would draw on our backs while we were going to sleep and tells us story of Mama and Uncle Richard as children. She also told us many stories of life on the farm.