Edward Eugene Corry, Jr

Born: Sun., Feb. 1, 1931
Died: Fri., Jan. 26, 2007

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Edward Eugene Corry, Jr., age 75, of Union Point, Georgia, died on Friday, January 26, 2007 at Morgan Memorial Hospital. Son of the late Edward Eugene Corry, Sr. and Clara Nash Corry, Ed was born on February 1, 1931 in Philomath in Wilkes County. He graduated from Union Point High School and Piedmont College where he majored in Biology and Physical Education. He received his Masters and Specialists degrees in Education Leadership from the University of Georgia. Serving in the United States Army, he was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was devoted to his career in education and retired in 1992 as the Greene County School Superintendent. He was a member of the Greene County Rotary Club, Union Point Lions Club, Greene County Library Board, Greene County and Lake Oconee Development Authority and the American Legion. He was a loyal member of the First Presbyterian Church of Union Point, GA where he served as an elder and in many other capacities. Mr. Corry will be remembered for his dedication to education and his love for the children of Greene County.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Sorrow Corry of Union Point, GA; two sons, Edward E. Corry, III and wife Debbie and their children Lindsay and Lauren of Hobe Sound, FL and Samuel F. Corry of Atlanta, GA; a brother, Douglas Corry of Adairsville, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, January 28, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Union Point with the Rev. Dr. James Choomack, Jr. and Rev. Stephen Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Union Point. Serving as pallbearers are William Crutchfield and elders of the church, Dave Heffner, Tim Bramlett, Lanier Rhodes, W. H. Rhodes Jr., Sibley Bryan and J. Boswell. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Taylor, Evans Acree, Tom Haynes, John Osborne and elders of the church, Paulette George, Joyce Heffner, Carol Bramlett and Nancy Sanderson. The family requests that any memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, 201 Veazey Street, Union Point, GA 30669. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday night at their home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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David and Suzanne Sykes
   Posted Fri January 26, 2007
We are so sad to hear this news. We were in Greene County a couple of weekends ago and stopped by the house and there was no one home. We later learned that both of you were in the hospital. Our prayers are with the family and especially "Miss" Jane. We are thinking of you. Love always, David, Suzanne, Blake, Alex, Austin, and Margaret

Donna Strozier Vandiver
   Posted Sat January 27, 2007
Iam so sorry to hear about Mr. Ed. You are all in my prayers.

Jo Brown
   Posted Sat January 27, 2007
I'll remember what he always told me. "It will be alright." He always did his best in every situation to make things better. He will always be remember with respect and love. Very sincerely, Jo

Louise Bentley
   Posted Sat January 27, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Ed was a wonderful man. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Louise Cason Bentley Cason White

Patti Pinson
   Posted Sun January 28, 2007
I would like to send my deepest and sincerest sympathy for your loss. I worked with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Corry at Stewart Finance for many years. Mr. Ed was one of the nicest and friendliest men around. He will be truly missed. Everyone that knew Mr. Ed was very blessed to have known him.

jim gurley
   Posted Sun January 28, 2007
Jane, You may not remember me, but I served as a Regional Director for the State for Superintendent McDaniel and Rogers. I had the opportunity to work with the Ed so many times. He was a dear friend and a great School Superintendent. I enjoyed my visits to Greene County and especially Union Point. You will be in my prayers. Thank you and Ed for your service to the children of Greene County. Jim Gurley

David & Janice Kopp
   Posted Sun January 28, 2007
We are saddened to hear of the death of Ed. He was a good man who truly tried to do what was best for the children of Greene County. He will be missed not only by the members of his immediate family, but by those who were privileged to know him. May God comfort your family and grant you peace.

Sherri Hubbard
   Posted Mon January 29, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. Please Miss Jane if you need anything just give me call.

Jan Hallman
   Posted Fri February 02, 2007
To the Family of Ed Corry, Mr Corry will be greatly missed. Greene County has lost a special person. I heard many good things about him throught my aunt, Irene Gentry. Our sympathies og out to eah of you. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert

Marlene Ransom
   Posted Mon February 05, 2007
Jane and family, I was so saddened today when I received my Greensboro Herald Journal and read of Ed's death. As you may remember, I spent three wonderful years working in the Greene County School Superintendent's office with Ed and Ford Boston. Ed was a wonderful person and a good friend. May God's blessings be upon you and all your family during this time of loss. Marlene Ransom

Ruth and Jim Hendrix
   Posted Thu February 08, 2007
Jane ,Ed and Sam, Mr.Ed was a very gracious and southern gentlemen to have known. He will be missed.