Evelyn Wade McCurry, age 84 of Newnan, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She was born July 12, 1931 in Atlanta, GA to the late James Wade & Clara Hale Wade. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandchildren, Matthew McCurry & Amber Schroeder.
Mrs. McCurry grew up in Atlanta where she met her husband and became sweethearts at age 12. They began their life together marrying at age 17. She and her husband founded Calvary Temple (Heritage Baptist Church) where he served as senior pastor for many years. Mrs. McCurry was an active pastor’s wife serving in many capacities including church organist, secretary, and ministering alongside her husband. They moved the church from Atlanta to Sharpsburg in 1988 and later changed the name to Southpointe Church. She and her husband founded Heritage Christian School (Central Christian School) in 1965 where they made a difference in the lives of many children over the past 50 years.
The funeral is Monday, August 17, 2015 at 2 o’clock at SouthPointe Church, 3613 Highway 34 East, Sharpsburg, GA with Pastor John Weaver officiating. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Newnan. The visitation is Sunday evening between 6:00-8:00 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St, Newnan.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations to Central Christian School, 3613 Highway 34 East, Sharpsburg, GA 30277. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mckoon.com
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Pastor Robert McCurry of Newnan; sons, David McCurry, Pastor Ron (Pam) McCurry; grandchildren, Rob McCurry; Natasha McCurry; Joshua McCurry; Nathaniel McCurry; Jarred McCurry; Jessica McCurry, Andrea McCurry and thirteen great- grandchildren.
McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory 770-253-4580