Gurganus was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Gurganus; and brothers, Rufus Thornton, Winfield Thornton and Tom Thornton.
She was survived by her sons, Gerald Gurganus (Deborah) of Falkville, Carl Gurganus and Roger Gurganus (Suzie); sisters, Grace Draffin, Adeline O’Banion, Nola Mae Tyre, Geraldine Thornton, Flora Wolfe and Odell Wolfe; brothers, Hillard Gurganus and L.T. Gurganus; grandchildren, Gina Cooper (Bryan), Jason Gurganus (Kelly), Bryan Gurganus, Jimmy Gurganus, Kelly Gurganus and Emily Gurganus; great-grandchildren, Zane Gurganus, Ava Gurganus and Seven Cooper.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Gurganus, Carl Gurganus, Roger Gurganus, Jason Gurganus, Bryan Cooper, Bryan Gurganus and Jimmy Gurganus. Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews.