Mrs. Retha McCurley, age 79, of Forrest City, died late Friday evening, Dec. 2, 2016, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 10, 1937, she was the daughter of Raymond Brown and Verna Lee Holman Brown. She worked at General Industries for 25 years and was a nurse at Crestpark Retirement. She was a member of the Forrest Chapel United Methodist Church in Forrest City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Toney McCurley Sr., and five brothers, Rudolph, Morgan, William, Jack and Pete. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Martha.
Mrs. McCurley is survived by three sons, Billy (Debbie) Ficker of Forrest City, Gene (Kathy) Ficker of Jackson, Tenn., and Toney (Sheila) McCurley Jr., of Forrest City; one daughter, Sarah (Alan) Thomas of West Memphis; one sister, Faye Hixon of Pine Tree; five grandchildren, Amy Thomas, Joseph Ficker, Lauren Baker, Toni Bradshaw and Catherine Brown; three great-grandchildren Livvi Clair, Caitlin Thomas and Devin Thomas and two great-great-grandchildren, Bryden Scott and Jensen Thomas.
Funeral services for Mrs. McCurley are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at 10 a.m., at Morgan Chapel with Bro. Glenn Pettus officiating. Burial will follow at Barnishaw Cemetery at Pine Tree under the direction of Morgan Funeral Home.
Visitation with the family of Mrs. McCurley will be this evening, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Morgan Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Forrest Chapel Methodist Church in Forrest City.