|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1879|
|Death: ||Jul. 31, 1966|
Last rites were held Monday for Mrs. Lula Curry of Sikes, wife of the late T. J. Curry, who was one of the early merchants and postmasters of Ward Three.
Mrs. Curry, 86, died Sunday in a Winnfield hospital after undergoing stomach surgery twice during July.
Her husband died in 1953 [sic 1952] after suffering a stroke. They homesteaded in the Brister Community six miles south of Sikes at the turn of the century and opened a general store on the Buckskin road, later called the North Winnfield-Columbia Road. He kept the post office there (it was registered at Royal Post Office) from about 1906 until 1931. With the development of mercantile businesses in Winnfield and Sikes Mr. Curry in 1912-1914 closed his store but continued as postmaster and as operator of a telephone system he owned. This system had 10 party lines capable of handling 8-12 phones and until 1918-1920 it operated all lines connecting settlements in Wards Two and Three. The exchange was connected with Winnfield system.
During World War II, Mr. and Mrs. Curry entered semi-retirement on their homestead where he continued to farm small crops until his death.
Both were leaders in the now inactive Brister Baptist Church and in later years they became associated with the Hurricane Grove Baptist Church, about three miles south of Sikes.
Services for Mrs. Curry were at 3 p.m. Monday in the Hurricane Grove Church with the Reverends E. J. Yocum, C. C. Martin, W. A. Wimbs officiating. Interment was in the James Cemetery at Brister. Rites were directed by Southern Funeral Home.
Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise News-American, August 4, 1966
Thomas Jefferson Curry (1869 - 1952)*
Fannie Bertha Curry Brister (1897 - 1933)*
Earnest J. Curry (1898 - 1898)*
Ola Mertha Curry Abrams (1899 - 1981)*
Clara Curry (1900 - 1900)*
Drew Jefferson Curry (1901 - 1989)*
Vada Mae Curry Jennings (1902 - 1984)*
Mary Curry (1904 - 1904)*
Morris Webster Curry (1905 - 1988)*
S.K. Curry (1913 - 1992)*
Elton Norris Curry (1915 - 1999)*
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Jan 15, 2009
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