Lena Mae Thrower Hurley

March 5, 1929March 6, 2018

Lena Mae Thrower Hurley, age 89, of Conover, NC, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC. Born March 5, 1929 in Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Carl E. Thrower and Lillie Seals Thrower. Lena was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Newton. She retired after 25 years from Kroger. Lena was an active church member and known for sending cards to all. She never met a stranger.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Oscar Raymer “Ray” Hurley Sr.; son, Kenneth Wade Hurley; brother, Eugene Thrower; sisters, Peggy Walker, Lillian Isley, and Christine Dean.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Oscar Raymer “Ray” Hurley Jr. and wife, Patricia; William “Bill” Carl Hurley and wife, Ginella, Frederick “Fred”Alan Hurley, Timothy Dean Hurley; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Trinity Baptist Church in Newton with Pastor Brant Hoots officiating. Burial will follow at Conover City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the Hurley family at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4, 725 West 13th St., Newton, NC 28658.

The Hurley family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


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Carl and Carol Hooker

March 10, 2018

Ray, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Sending hugs and white light your way. We love you.

Harold McCall

March 10, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Lena Mae's death. We always enjoyed seeing her at family reunions and when she would come to visit my mother, Flora McCall.

Verena and Harold McCall
Richmond, VA

Tim Herman

March 8, 2018

Just know our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Having lost my mother two years ago, I can still relate to the emotions you are going through and will be going through for a while. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work with Ms. Lena doing Physical Therapy & if you asked me where she was as far as my favorite patients, she would rank in the top 3 easily. We laughed & cut up during the therapy & she would even call me up to a year after I finished treatments with her as Tim would leave some kettle corn there & I would go by & visit a few minutes, pay her for the kettle corn & leave. Such a sweetheart of a woman, & I can't wait to see her again one day. God Bless you all during this time.