Bradwell Institute alumnus and former Tiger star athlete, Ross Curry III, died on Sunday, April 14, 2019, after being hit by gunfire, according to online news reports. Curry was at a friend’s house in Fayetteville, N.C., when gunfire erupted. Police arrived on the scene to find Curry wounded. The 25-year-old was rushed to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he later died, according to WTVD. Montez Lofton, 19, and Amonte E. McDougald, 18, were apprehended in relation to the crime though Fayetteville police are still looking for information on what happened, the Fayetteville ABC affiliate reported.
Curry ran track and played football for the Bradwell Tigers, at which time he also won a multitude of awards. After graduating high school, Curry joined the United State Army. He served for five years before he was honorably discharged, and began work as a dispatcher for a masonry company.
Curry is survived by his parents, three siblings, his fiancée, four young children and numerous other relatives and friends. The former soldier will be laid to rest at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville, Ga. Interment will follow funeral services at Dorchester Funeral Home in Midway, Ga.
More information about Ross Curry III can be found in his Coastal Courier obituary on page 5.