Barbara Joan VanMerkestyn McCurdy

Published 10:00 am Monday, January 6, 2014

Barbara Joan VanMerkestyn McCurdy, 78, of Century, Fla., passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at her residence.

She was the owner/operator of the Village Flower Shop for many years. She was born on Dec. 21, 1935, in Century, and was an active member of the Century United Methodist Church.

Those who preceded her in death include her parents, W.S. and Inez Huggins VanMerkestyn; her biological father, Nathan Mashburn; and her husband of more than 50 years, Herbert McCurdy.

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Survivors are two brothers, James (Carolyn) Mashburn and Michael (Paula) Mashburn, both of Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Donna (Coy) Register of McDavid, Fla.; special nieces, Erica (J.B.) Nelson of Century, Fla., Belinda Gouveia of Pensacola, Fla., and a great-niece, Rainey Nelson.

Funeral services were held at noon Monday, Jan. 6, from the Century United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Janet Lee officiating. Interment followed in the McCurdy Cemetery in Century.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Century United Methodist Church.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of all arrangements.