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Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
Kay Curry stands beside a portrait of her great-grandfather, J.W. Curry, the founder of J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home. J.W. Curry took the train form his home in Princeton, Ky. to Newbern, Tenn., where he caught a stagecoach to Dyersburg and began his own furniture and undertaking business. Over 130 years later, while cleaning out the attic of the historic funeral home on Sampson Avenue, Kay Curry found this Masonic sword. The heirloom is believed to have belonged to her great-grandfather when he served as master of Hess Masonic Lodge for a total of seven years in the late 1800s and early 1900s.