Funeral for Wayne Curry Held in Upper Marlboro

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Mourners will say final goodbyes to the first African-American Prince George's County Executive as Wayne Curry is laid to rest Thursday. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Mourners will say final goodbyes to the first African-American Prince George’s County Executive as Wayne Curry is laid to rest Thursday. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Mourners have gathered at an Upper Marlboro church for the funeral of former Prince George’s County Executive Wayne Curry.

Curry’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro. A public viewing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m.

Curry had lung cancer and died last week at the age of 63.

The Democrat was elected in 1994 as Prince George’s first African-American executive. He served for eight years.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has ordered that state flags fly at half-staff Thursday in Curry’s honor.

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