Duncan Berrien Cu ;y.
r; Duncan Berrien Cu tv w;u
) b>rn near Bninlrdg:, Decatur
County, Georg : a, Feb ua ,- y 2nd,
1845, and was the eldest son of
Calvin A. and .1 me F,. Curry,
His parents were of tlie sturdy
Scotch stock— his lather being n
ruling elder in the Old Mineral
Springs Presbytc rb.n Church.
He was reared in a home where
the highest Christian ideals were
taught and practic ‘d. and his
character and life were moulded
by th? influences of his home.
While yet a lad of fifteen, the
war clouds of civil strife over
shadowed the land and as soon
as he was old enough he enlisted
in the service of his country
1 He served a while cn the sea
board of his native state, and
then his command was attached
t) the army tf Virginia, where
he continued faithfully and
bravely to serve his country’s
cause to the end of the war,
without furlough or sick Itave
passing through many battles
without a wound, and surrender
ing with honor under Gen. Joseph
E.Johnston at Greensboro, N. C.
On his return home from the
army, he resumed his studies
and was seriously considering
devoting his life to the service of
God in the Gospel ministry, when
the death ol his father devolved
on him tiie management of the
plantation and the care of a
widowed mother, a sister and
four younger brothers. To this
j task he gave himself with rare
fidelity, unselfishness and devo-
, tion. To these younger brothers
he was at. once a brother and a
He wns married Dec. 10th,
1878, to Miss Jessie Ann Davis
of Mt. Pleasant, Fla., who sur
vives him. To this marriage
were born two sons and four
daughters, and he lived to see
them all grown and useful mem
bers of the church.
As a citizen he stood for the
best things always and was a
ibutwAi'k against wrong and evil
'Of *every kind. He was deeply
interested in educational matters,
land served effectively for a num
ber of years on the Board of Ed
ucation of his county.
As a neighbor he was kind and
unselfish to an unusual degree,
and there are few of his acquain
tances who will not remember
him for some kindly service ren
In his boy hood he gave his
heart to God ' and accepted
Jesus Christ as his Savior. This
meant more to him than to most
men; it meant the entire sur
render of his life to his Lord.
He followed Him conscientiously,
often at great cost to himself.
While yet a young man, he was
made an elder in the same church
in which h s father and grand
father before him were elders.
As an elder, he caue up more
fully than .'8 usjal in this day
and time to the apostolic stand
ard for eldeis, viz; “Take heed
unt. yourselves and to all the
Entertainment at Ba i Air
Another brJlinnt soc T1 event
was added S .turJiy to th» a'-
readv large number of the sea
son tor Bain bridge. That Satur
day was given by Mrs. B. D.
Fudge at the Bon Air Hotel in
honor of Mrs. L. O. Benton, of
Monticello, Ga. ’Excellent re
freshments were served through
out the afternoon. About 75
guesls were present to enjoy
the occasion, which was one of
the most delightful of the sea
The entertainment was given
the name of the “Button Party”.
All guests were supplied with
large needles and thread and
I urteen tables held a number of
buttons in the center. The la
dies were requested to hold their
right hand close to their side and
string buttons with their left
hand. Miss Nan Philpot won
the prize. Mrs. Benton received
the guest prize. Standing in
the recicving line with Mrs.
Fudge were Mrs. Benton, Mrs.
Ben Lee Crew and Mrs. May.
Among those present to enjoy
the delightful occasion were
Mesdames Carl Minor, Boen Bel
cher, Clifford Haddon, Don
Boozer. Walker, of New York;
Roland Bower, J. W. Calla
han, Gordon Chason, David
Cohen, W. C. Cox, Ben Lee
Crew, of Atlanta; D. C. Gurley,
A. M. Ramsey, Julian Ehilich,
II. B. Ehrlich, Ben Ehrlich, Will
Krause, J. D. James, Davis
Tonge, Laurell Tonge, Carroll
Graham, G. B. Toole, Arthur
Townsend, C. C. Willis, E. M.
Collins, W. M. Harrell, Glover,
of Americus; Morhman, of New
York, R. I], May, L. O. Benton,
of Monticello, Ga.; Geo. Fields,
Wm. Pray, of Boston, Mass.; C.
G. Barney, Frank Dillon, Chis
holm Ausley, Tom Ausley, L. D.
Uaggs, Ottinger, of New York;
Walter Anthony. Melvin Nuss-
baum, Max Nussbaum, M. E.
O’Neal. Cha8. Parker, A.
Parker, E. J. Perry, Jno. R.
Sharpe, Donovan, of Atlanta;
White, of Atlanta; J. I. Subers,
C. C. Harrell, J. F. Thomason,
W. E. Gardner, Mrs. O’Brien,
Mrs. Parnell, Mrs. Graves.
Misees Nan Philpot and Everge-
f.ock over which the Holy Ghost „ . , . , . ,,
hath made you overseers, to feed sufTer,nK and teach,nK:
the church of God which He hath
pure •: sed with his own blood”.
The poor and th? troubled will
miss bis help and his sympathy;
in him th *v always found a
friend ready alike with wise
counsel and generous aid. To
the color, d people in whose wel
fare he had a deep interest, he
donated ample frwnl for a
church and for a graveyard and
used h s influerc ■ or their moral
and leligious uplift. In his
dea h ih se humble peoplerealiz
ed >h it they hi d lost a true friend
as c vine id by th* large number
of them that attend id his burial,
Besides the se & large concourse
of friends from different parts
of the cot nty, and some from
adjoin'ng counties, were j resent
to piy th * r last respects to this
noble man of God.
His piety was preeminently of
the Scriptural type. His home
was one in which the fires on
^ the ft m'y altar and of private
■^^devotion never died down, and
|f||Bfc which the forces of love an I
wore finely conuningl .*d
H > loved the house of God and
his place there was never vacant
when it was possible for him tc
be present. The Sunday School
was the object of his care and
love, and for many years of his
life he was in it either as super
intendent or as teacher ot the
Bible class, filling the latter po
sition at the time of his death.
He was faithful as a presbyter,
and in the meetings of the
church courts which he often at
tended, his consecrated judg
ment was highly valued. He was
faithful to the unbelieving world,
for with Holy courage he was
brave enough to ‘ ‘reprove, re
buke, and exhort with all long
speaking the truth in love with
such tenderness of voice and
heart that it wounded onlv to
the ultimate healing of the soul.
Verily he was a workman that
needed not to be ashamed.
In the late afternoon of Dec.
4th, 1912, after a hard day’s
labor, and while still busily at
work, the call to a higher sphere
of service came to him and he
obeyed. He was ready on i
moment’s notice. He “walked
with God and he was not, foi
God took him.” He was faith
ful unto death and has received
the crown of life.
On the following day his body
was laid away in the family bury
ing ground by th? side of his be
loved parents and near thos? of
his grandparen s to await the
•'Solitier of U! ri»t, *t I done!
Praise be thy now o >i 'oy,
Awl while eterimi uifi>» run;
Kent in joy,”
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