Sarah Lou Curry was born on April 21, 1942, in Traskwood, Arkansas, to Ruth and Arlin Landreth. Sarah was raised in a large family with eight brothers and four sisters.
Mom was a caring and loving woman. She helped many people when she could and she tried to plant enough flowers to make the whole world a better place. She had so many flower beds to mow around that it would take two days just to get the yard mowed.
Mom absolutely loved to go fishing anytime with anyone that would go with her. It was proven throughout the years that she could out-fish Dad, but he didn't care, that was their time together away from the rest of the world and they went as often as possible. It also gave mom a good excuse to have a family fish fry and bring all the family together.
She was the mother of three and stepmother to two. She loved to have family parties. She was known for her dinner rolls. This was her way of getting people there early so they could be the first to get that first batch of hot rolls from the oven with a hefty bowl of butter just waiting to be slathered on them. They were definitely worth arriving be the first line to get one. I was almost 50 years old before she shared her secret recipe with me. Her secret recipe was, Get in the car, drive to the grocery store and go to the freezer section! She pulled one on us!
Mom loved taking going for rides in the car. No place special to go just riding around looking at the countryside. Of course, there always seemed to magically be a garage sale or two jump in the way and cause us to have to detour and slow us down. We weren’t looking for them or anything like that, they just seemed to appear out of nowhere. Ah, but one of her favorite thing’s to was making the ride across the river to the casinos. She loved the awesome music those machines would make. She also loved the idea of getting a free soda, it was after all the perfect excuse to stay longer. Who doesn’t like free soda. She always brought back more money than she took with her and she would share it with her friends. Since she was the winner, she would buy the hamburgers on the way home.
Mom always made a really big deal at Christmas time for everyone. She spoiled her kids along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The house was always decorated and shiny bright. Early December was also the start of the candy factory that was set up in the kitchen. Candy, candy ... Sooooo much candy. She had one bedroom at the back of the house that was fully devoted to storing all those luscious treats. Candy, cookies, fudge, and numerous other sweet treats. She made enough sweets for everyone to have more than they could eat or take home. What treats were left over after our Christmas party she would take into town to the bank, funeral home, fire station, and nursing home or any willing soul that glanced her way.
Mom also sold tons of vegetables out of her garden to make a little extra money and she also made a lot of extra friends this way. Mom never turned anyone away that needed a little help. She was very helpful with the neighbors and would assist them any time they needed it.
That’s Mom in a nutshell. Of course, we all have our own individually memories that we keep private to ourselves and await the day we get to share them with her again in Heaven.
Sarah was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Arlin Landreth; six brothers, Albert Landreth, Leonard Landreth, Jerry Landreth, George Landreth, Kenneth Landreth, Jack Landreth; and one sister, Shirley Shelton; along with her husband, Rodger Curry. Sarah was survived by two brothers, Bobby Landreth of Benton Arkansas, Roy Landreth of Traskwood, Arkansas; three sisters, Mary Sue Hulsey of Irving, Texas, Jo McCutcheon of Lawton, Oklahoma, Elizabeth Pearson of Malvern, Arkansas; her five children, Dennis Sheridan of Parker, Texas, Jimmy Sheridan of Anna, Texas, Tracy Dahir of Wylie, Texas, John Curry of Caddo Mills, Texas, and Stephen Curry of Dallas, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. July 15, 2020 at Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel with pastor Jim Jake Templin officiating. Burial will follow at the Van Alstyne Cemetery. A come-and-go visitation will be on July 14, 2020 from 3-8 p.m. The family has requested for the funeral services to be recorded and will be posted the following day on Sarah’s obituary wall for family and friends to view.
Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne, Pkwy.,Van Alstyne. You may sign the online register book at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com.