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Prince George's County, Maryland

Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry to Lie In State at County Administration Building on Wednesday, July 9


For Immediate Release: 7/7/2014 5:40 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson, Press Secretary / Deputy Manager of Communication 240-619-9400

County to pay tribute to its 5th County Executive

UPPER MARLBORO, MD -  Today, the Office of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III announced that former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry, who passed away last week, will lie in state at the Prince George’s County Administration Building, (CAB) 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro, MD on Wednesday, July 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The event will begin with brief remarks from Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin (D-District 9) Judge Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, Administrative Judge for Seventh Judicial Circuit and Circuit Court for Prince George's County, and Reverend Perry Smith. Attendees are encouraged to park at Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave, in Upper Marlboro, MD. 

Wayne K. Curry served two terms as Prince George’s County Executive from 1996-2002.  As Prince George’s County’s first African American County Executive, Mr. Curry was a visionary who was devoted to the County and raised the standards of its profile locally and nationally.  From National Harbor to FedEx Field, Wayne Curry laid the foundation for modern-day Prince George’s County.  Wayne K. Curry is the first Prince George’s County Executive to pass away since the County changed to an charter form of government in 1971.  To learn more about the life and legacy of Wayne K. Curry please watch "Changing the Face of the County, the Wayne K. Curry Story" by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne K. Curry to Lie in State
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Prince George’s County Administration Building, (CAB), 1st Floor Lobby
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD

8:30 a.m.: Arrival of former County Executive Curry’s casket on Courthouse side of CAB
9:00 a.m.: Remarks by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin (D-District 9) Judge Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, Administrative Judge for Seventh Judicial Circuit and Circuit Court for Prince George's County, and Reverend Perry Smith
9:20 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Public visitation   

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, a funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, 600 Watkins Park Drive, in Upper Marlboro, MD.  Public viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m.  For questions about the funeral, please contact the First Baptist Church of Glenarden at 301-773-3600 or email to fbcginfo@fbcglenarden.org.