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Newton Rolland McCurry
© Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

A graveside service for Newton Rolland McCurry, 84, formerly of Blackwell, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, in Blackwell Cemetery, Blackwell. The Rev. Susan Southall will officiate. Arrangements are by Roberts and Son Funeral Home, Blackwell.

He was born July 1, 1924, in Fairfax to Andrew Rolland and Ida Louise Newton McCurry and died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Integris Bass Baptist Hospital.

He grew up in Burbank and Pawhuska, then moved to Blackwell. He graduated from Blackwell High School in 1943. He then enlisted in the Army Air Corps as a PBY flight engineer in the Air Sea Rescue during World War II, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. He married Betty Jo Hiten Triplett April 7, 1945, in Blackwell, where they made their home. He was a postal service route carrier many years before becoming superintendant of mail. They moved to Nowata in 1977, retiring in 1981, when they moved to Lake Eufaula. She died April 15, 1999. He moved to Enid in 2004. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he attended Friendship Sunday School Class. He resided at Greenbrier and Sterling House Assisted Care.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Sawyers of Enid; one stepson, David Triplett of Checotah; two brothers, Glenn McCurry of Blackwell and Robert McCurry of Keiser, Ore.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Alzheimers research.

Condolences may be made online at www.robertsandsonfh.com.

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