William James "Jim" Curry

Born: Wed., Jan. 31, 1940
Died: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
Location: First United Methodist Church/Swainsboro

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
Location: First United Methodist Church/Swainsboro


Location: Forest Lawn Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William James "Jim" Curry, age 78, of Swainsboro, GA on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, GA

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Unkles and Rev. Wayne DeFore officiating.

Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dellwood GA.

The family will receive friends, at the church, Saturday February 17, 2018 from 9:30 till time of service.

Pallbearers are Johnny Price, Donny Garrett, Hal Hall, Bill Price, Aaron Clark, John Torpy, Ashley Denney and Joey Hood.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Leroy Williams Sunday School Class and Greg Newsome.

Mr. Curry was born January 31, 1940 in Dublin, Laurens County, GA to the late Marion Dunaway and Ella Mae Garrett  Curry and lived the majority of his life in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA.  He was a graduate of the Swainsboro High School Class of 1957, served as president of his graduating class, later attended Georgia Southern receiving a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and was a member of Kappa Phi Kappa Fraternity. Mr. Curry was Co-owner/operator of Badcock Home Furnishing (formerly The Home Shop) for 40 plus years.  He served on the Board of First Federal Saving and Loan, was a member of Rotary International, and Gideons International.  Mr. Curry was a active member of the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church serving on numerous committees and a member of the Leroy Williams Sunday School Class.

Survivors include:

His Wife of  56 years:  Cherry Kea Curry of Swainsboro, GA

One Son: Marc D. Curry (Kerry) of Swainsboro, GA 

Two Grandchildren: Lynnsey R. Curry Denney (Ashley) and Cassidy LeElla Curry.

Several close cousins and extended family.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donation be made to Gideons International, P O Box 365, Swainsboro, GA 30401 or First United Methodist Church, 319 W. Mains St., Swainsboro, GA 30401 or VFW Lanier/Moore Post 5745, 103 Oak Chapel Rd., Kite, GA 31049

Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mr. William James "Jim" Curry of Swainsboro, GA

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John Martin
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
Cherry and family...Please let me express my condolences for the passing of Jim....I always enjoyed talking with him at Rotary and elsewhere. I know you will miss him. In Christian Love, John Martin

Kristi Moore
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss Mrs. Cherry and Marc

Barbara Oglesby Lewis
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
Mrs. Curry, I was a student of yours at SHS when you were doing your student teaching.

I am so sorry for the loss of your husband! God bless you and the rest of your family!

Barbara Oglesby Lewis
Evans. GA

Vicki Hodges
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
I am very sorry for you loss. Mr. Jim was such a kind and gentle soul. He was also a great friend to my parents. He will be missed greatly. I will be praying for you Miss Cherry and Marc.

Patsy and Wayne Kersey
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
So sorry to hear about Jim. He was a good man and one that we always considered a friend. He will really be missed in Swainsboro and I know that all of you will miss him as well. May God be with all of you at this time and days going forward.
We love you all,

Alta Buckley
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
Cherry, Craig called me this morning to tell me of Jim’s death. I have treasured your and Jim’s friendship.

I pray that you will be comforted with the knowledge that Jim was loved
And respected by so many.

Blessings to you

Connie Scott Cholar
   Posted Sat February 17, 2018
So sorry to hear of Jims death, my sincere condolence to Cherry and family.

Wade and Pat Bedingfield
   Posted Sat February 17, 2018
Our Love, Thoughts, and Prayers are with you and your family.

Shelva Jean Sherrod
   Posted Sat February 17, 2018
Cherry I am so sorry to hear about Jim. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

LaRose E Tapey
   Posted Sat February 17, 2018
Cherry and family, I am so sorry I was not able to attend the service today. Jim was a very fine man and I know you will miss him terribly. Please know you have been in my prayers and thoughts throughout this time of sorrow.