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Obituary: Ralph Gilbert Curry, 80, Columbia, KY

Mr. Curry was a highly regarded citizen of the Vester Community in Northeastern Adair County, where he was a merchant for many years. His marriage to his loving wife Helen Burton Curry endured 59 years. He was a member of the Bearwallow United Methodist Church. He was a retired Adair County School District School Bus Driver. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of VFW Post 6097, Columbia, KY.

Ralph Gilbert Curry age 80 years of Liberty RD, Columbia, KY, passed away Monday,July 19, 2010 at 1:08pmCT, at Westlake Regional Hospital Emergency Room, Columbia, KY.

Funeral service Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. CT at Bearwallow United Methodist Church, 6090 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Troy Long and Bro. Caleb LaFond the officiating clergy. Interment in Bearwallow Cemetery with full Military Honors by Columbia VFW Post 6097, who will be saluting their comrade in a ceremony Mr. Curry participated in at so many funerals for his other fellow veterans, while he served as a member of the VFW Color Guard. Visitation will be after 3:30pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

Ralph Gilbert Curry, 80, Adair Co., KY

He was the son of the late Avert R. and Fannie L. Corbin Curry. He was born on April 25, 1930 and died Monday, July 19, 2010, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 80 years, 2 months, and 24 days.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Helen Curry, , of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One daughter: Mary Curry of Columbia, KY

  • One son: Mark Curry and wife Peggy of Bowling Green, KY

  • Four brothers: Raymond Curry and wife Doretta of Columbia, KY, Marshall Curry and wife Marie ofLouisville, KY, Kenneth Curry and wife Jean of LaGrange, KY, and Lewis Curry and wife JoAnn ofof Columbia, KY

  • Two sisters: Beulah Carter and husband Stanley and Eulah Helm and husband Charles of Columbia, KY

  • Five Grandchildren: Christa Curry, Kimberly Curry, Drew Curry, Allie Curry and Erin Curry

  • Three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law: Jean Gray, Tricia Holt, Kay Thomas and Kelly Burton

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
He was a member of Bearwallow United Methodist Church.

He was a former merchant at Vester, KY and was a school bus driver for the Adair County Board of Education, a Veteran of the United States Army who served in the Korean War. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 6097, Columbia, KY.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation for Gideon Bibles or Bearwallow Cemetery Fund and can be made at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY in charge of funeral arrangements.

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