Chester Hodgson Curry, 76, of Coleman, Ga., died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Curry was born March 10, 1937, in Bypro, Ky., to the late Ukle and Bertha Little Curry. He graduated from Wheelwright High School in 1957 and attended Georgia Teachers College.
He began his teaching career in Mitchell County as a teacher and coach and also taught and coached at Albany Junior High School. After moving to Clay County, he became a successful farmer of Double C Farms. He participated in church league basketball teams and was active in Wesley Chapel Church, where he served as song leader. In 1993, he was honored by being inducted into the Georgia Southern Basketball Hall of Fame. He also served on the Clay County Board of Education and the board of equalization.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene “Charli” Curry of Coleman; a son, Chad Heath Curry and wife Pen; three step-sons, Rob Phillips and wife Linda of Greensboro, N.C., Brian Keith Phillips of Fort Walton, Fla., and Sean Phillips and wife Lynn of Pennsylvania; a stepdaughter, Dana L. Moreland and husband Ron of Blakely; a brother, Ellis Curry of Bypro, Ky.; three sisters, Orangie Curry of Bypro, Ky., Marilee Crase and husband Manuel of Union, Ky., and Melba Pippin and husband Paul of Winchester, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Cassie Marie Curry, Lauren Phillips, Kristopher Phillips, Noah Phillips, Madison Phillips, Reid Pierce, Ann Pierce and James Pierce and wife Amber; and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Martin Loyley, Rev. Garth Duke-Barton and Rev. Randy Stokes officiated.
Lunsford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.