Funeral arrangements announced for Wayne K. Curry

Viewing and funeral arrangements have been announced for former Prince George’s County executive Wayne K. Curry, a key figure in the region’s politics and one of the first African Americans in the nation elected to lead a county.

Curry, who died from lung cancer on July 2, will lie in state at the Prince George’s County Administrative Building from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wed., July 9. The building is at 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive.

A public viewing will also be held at the First Baptist Church of Glenardern on Thursday, July 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The church is located at 600 Watkins Park Drive in Upper Marlboro.

A service will follow the viewing at 11 a.m. The internment will be a private ceremony for family only.

Curry was elected Prince George’s County executive in 1994 and served two terms. He helped transform the county into one of the nation’s wealthiest black communities. He was 63.

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