Manly Bowie Curry of Alabama
Appointed from Georgia, Major, Additional Paymaster of U. S. Volunteers, 3 June 1898
Honorably discharged 20 May 1901
Captain, Paymaster, U.S.A., 8 February 1901
FUNERAL TODAY OFMAJOR CURRY
Services Will Be Held Here and Body Taken toWashington
ATLANTA, December 21, 1907 – Funeral services over the body of Major Manley B. Curry, who was killed in an automobile accident Thursday night, will beheld at 10 o’clock this morning at the First Baptist Church and body taken at noon to Washington for burial in Arlington Cemetery. It will be a military interment. Dr. W. W. Landrum will conduct the services here.
Senator A. O. Bacon of Georgia, father-in-law of Major Curry, has arrived in this city to direct the civilian end of the funeral while the military details are being cared for by the officers of the Department of the Gulf, in which Major Curry was a Paymaster.
A Battalion of the Seventeenth Infantry at Fort McPherson has been designated as a military escort for the body.
Eight non-commissioned officers will be selected from the battalion to serve as body bearers, while four fellow officers, in arms, will act as the military pallbearers to serve with four civilians in private life to be named by the family.
The civilians are: San D. Jones, Frank M. Hughes, Dr. W. P. Richardson and Arthur Rigley.
The officers are: Majors Payson and Goodier, Captain L. S. D. Rucker and Lieutenant Jack Hayes, all of the United States Army.
World has been sent to the War Department in Washington to arrange for the funeral and burial at Arlington. The family and an escort will travel with the body from Atlanta to Arlington. The party will leave Atlanta on the noon train, and the burial will take place in Arlington on Sunday.
CURRY, MANLEY B
- MAJOR PAY DEPT US ARMY
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/18/1907
- BURIED AT: SECTION EAST SITE LOT1068
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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