Valdosta Daily Times


February 19, 2014

Brother William (Bill) Royce McCurdy Sr.

VALDOSTA — Brother William (Bill) Royce McCurdy Sr., 78, of Lake Park, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. Born in Irwinville, Ga., to the late Bob and Mildred (King) McCurdy, he attended school and graduated from high school in Irwinville. He went on to continue his education at Valdosta State College and Luther Rice Seminary. Mr. McCurdy served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was a Mason. He owned Studstill Lumber in Madison, Fla., for many years and also was the owner of Southside Hardware in Valdosta.

Brother McCurdy was a member of Sardis Baptist Church in Echols County, serving as Sunday School teacher and deacon. Later on, he pastored Sardis and Macedonia Baptist in Echols County and served as associate pastor of Valley Haven Baptist Church in Banner Elk, N.C., for several years.  

Survivors are his wife, Jeanette George McCurdy of Lake Park; daughters, Cindy McCurdy Monk of Symrna, Ga., Cathy and Joe Guzay of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; son, Bill Jr. and Brenda Weaver McCurdy of Lake Park; six grandchildren, Richard and Barbara Braswell, Wes and Heather Guzay Pounders, Eric and Michelle Guzay Howard, Brett Guzay, Blake and Kayla Jackson McCurdy and Danielle McCurdy; five great-grandchildren, Kayla Braswell, Riley Braswell, Jax Pounders, Emmie Howard and Ryder Leo McCurdy; sister, Evelyn Hiers of Echols County; and a number of nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Carter Cemetery. The Rev. Garvie Nichols, the Rev. James Young, and the Rev. Mickey Corbett will officiate. The family received friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the McLane Lakewood Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Pearlman Cancer Center, 2501 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31602. Condolences may be made online at — McLane Lakewood Funeral Home, Lake Park

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