Fletcher Curry Obituary

Published 2:02 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 14 for the late Deacon Fletcher Curry at St. Paul  Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville at noon. Rev Dennis McCant, Pastor and Min. Alfred  Barganier Eulogist. Burial followed in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Georgiana. Hudson Funeral Service Directed. 

Deacon Fletcher Curry was born December 4, 1916 in Red Level to the late Ed and Roxie Reg gie Curry. To this union eight children were born; he was the last survivor of eight siblings. On July 10, 1938 he and Ellen Crenshaw were married in Bolling. Ellen became known to him as “the girl.” To this union four daughters were born. This marriage lasted 58 years until  Ellen’s death in 1996. 

Fletcher and Ellen became members of Christian Light Baptist Church in Industry. They served faithfully there until 1946 when they moved their family to Greenville so their children could attend school. Soon, he and Ellen placed membership with the St. Paul Baptist Church.  Fletcher served in various ministries. Years later he was ordained as a deacon and served in this capacity  until his declining health prevented him from fulfilling his deaconship duties. One daughter, Betty Jean and two granddaughters, Kimberly Pate and Wanda Pate Thagard preceded him in death. 

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The legacy of his life of loving, sharing, caring, gardening, a master of “Hymns and hours of daily Bible  reading will forever be a part of the memories to his survivor which includes his loving and devoted  children. Annie Lois Stone, Mary Ellen Grimes, both of Greenville, Alabama and Juanita Ann Andrews, Enterprise, Alabama. Eight grandchildren, Minister Alfred (Willie Mae) Barganier, Garod Stone  (Friend, Annie Herbert), Broderick (Erika) Andrews, Kista H. (Eric) Starks, Derrick (Erica) Andrews  and Cedrick Andrews. He had 13 great grandchildren, 20 great, great grandchildren, and one great, great, great  grandchild.