James Cecil McCurry, 84, of Snowberry Road passed away Sunday August 4, 2013. He was the son of the late Virgil Monroe and Lily May Johnson McCurry; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Iona Mae West McCurry, and son Jimmy McCurry. Mr. McCurry is survived by his daughters, Joyce Slagle, Vanesa Slagle, and Kathy Beichner; sister, Barbara Ward; special friend, Vicie Testerman; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of Happy Valley Baptist Church. Funeral services for James McCurry will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday August 7, 2013 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave., with Revs. Ivory Hunter and Perry Burke officiating. Interment to follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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  1. Cecil Was a very dear friend for many years. He and Jimmy Help me with many projects. Working with them was always so much fun. All of you have my most heart felt sympathy. Jean

  2. Papaw, it is very difficult to know that a huge part of the hill will now be missing. Your caring attitude and willingness to lend a hand represented the type of man you were. You were slow to anger and always gave the benefit of the doubt. Your love for your children, grandchildren and entire family was evident in all that you did. Papaw, you will be missed…but you are not forgotten, and although the hill is missing a part of it…your memory will always be reflected in the lives you touched.

    I am sure you are having a wonderful family reunion with all our family members…it will seem like a twinkling of an eye when we are all rejoicing in Heaven together.

    I love and miss you Papaw.

    – Your grandson, Tracy

  3. Joyce,
    Please accept my condolences for your loss. I know how difficult it is to lose a parent, especially one that has had such an influence in the lives of everyone they have had contact with. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help even if you just need someone to listen.

    Sherri Goodlake

  4. I did not know him personally but Vanesa is a very good friend. My prayers go out to the family.
    May God bless and be with you.
    Joyce Baines

  5. Vanessa and family, sorry for the loss of your Father. He was a great man. Always friendly and kind. I know he will be missed. Praying for you.


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