John "Sonny" Burford McCurdy, Jr., 78, of Monticello, GA, passed away on August 31, 2012. Sonny lived most of his life in Stone Mountain and spent many days at The Rock. He attended Stone Mountain High School where he met the love of his life. He served in a number of different roles at Stone Mountain First Baptist Church and was the one who could always calm the unhappy baby in the nursery. Sonny retired from Krafts Foods after 30 years of employment. He loved to garden and fish and had a special passion for Georgia Tech football. None of this compared to his love for his family – his legacy will long be remembered for his unselfish love for his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. He is preceded in death by daughter, Belinda Carol McCurdy. Sonny is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Smith McCurdy; children Celina Chris Garrett of Lilburn, Rhonda Huey Vanderford of Hoschton, Carl Carolyn McCurdy of Conyers, and Tanya Jeff Hicks of Buford; grandchildren Brandon Emily Garrett, Benjamin Garrett, Blair Garrett, Bailey Hicks, McKenna Hicks, Ansley Hicks, Samantha McCurdy, Kaylee McCurdy, and Alyssa McCurdy. Sonny's siblings include Alice Garrison, Robert McCurdy deceased, Dan McCurdy and Don McCurdy. Services will be held on Sunday, September 2, at 1:00 p.m. at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA, 30083. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service in the funeral home parlor. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the following: New Rocky Creek Baptist Church, attn. General Youth Account, 190 Rocky Creek Road, Mansfield, GA, 30055 or Abbey Hospice Foundation, P. O. Box 68, Social Circle, GA, 30025.

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  1. My precious Cousin Carolyn:

    No words can describe the way we feel on the passing of your beloved husband, Sonny. I have known Sonny since I was a little girl and he was one of the kindest people I have ever known and was always there when someone needed him. We pray that in the coming days that God will shelter you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time. Be assured he’s out of his suffering and walking on those “Streets of Gold” with our maker and we shall meet him again. May God be with each and everyone of you…

  2. Tanya…I am so very sorry about your Dad. Hopefully the sweet memories of him will help you get through the difficult times. Please know I am thinking of you and your family and I will keep you in my prayers.

  3. I remember Sonny McCurdy as the friendly and polite young man who worked behind the soda fountain counter at Stone Mountain Pharmacy back in the olden days. I am sorry that he has passed away.

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