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Elton Mal McCurdy | 1927-2013

Published Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Elton Mal McCurdy

Elton Mal McCurdy, 86, a farmer and rancher, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Decatur.

Funeral is 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at First United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Zach Landis officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Pallbearers are Yates McCurdy, Cole McCurdy, Tommy Blessing, Bubba Blessing, Rocky Holland and Jarrett Blessing.

Elton was born July 7, 1927, in the Blewett community in Wise County to Rufus Cal and Ava Elizabeth (Chambers) McCurdy. He married Wanda Grace Cox Dec. 31, 1952, in LaGrange, Ga.

Elton was a charter member of the Wise County Sheriff’s Posse; a member of Decatur ISD school board for 15 years; and a member of the Farm Service Agency Committee from 1990-2003. He earned his FFA Lone Star degree and was a past state FFA officer. Elton served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda McCurdy of Decatur; sons Bill McCurdy and wife, Karen, of Aurora and Pat McCurdy and wife, Beth, of Decatur; brother Floyd McCurdy and wife, Peggy, of Rhome; grandchildren Yates, Lauren, Cole and Andrea McCurdy; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Elton was preceded in death by his brother, Allan McCurdy; and sisters Beatrice Moore, Calva Holland and Dorothy Blessing.

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