Cynthia Lynn "Cindy" Curry was born in Marietta, Ohio to N. Jeane and Earl W. Curry, Jr. on August 29, 1960. She was bright and had a zest for life. She attended West Virginia University and West Virginia University - Parkersburg, and in May 1984 graduated from Marshall University with a bachelor's degree in business administration. People remember Cindy as one who strove, brought out the best in others, and encouraged others to be their best selves. She brought joy and happiness to all with whom she came into contact.
After Cindy was killed by a drunk driver in August 1984 while visiting Mrytle Beach, SC, her parents created the Cindy Curry Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor her memory and to give her the legacy that was taken away from her that night. The late Mrs. Jeane Curry wrote, "We feel this scholarship is a fitting tribute to Cindy's memory and symbolizes the cornerstone of her visions, ideals, and dreams for others as well as herself."
Mrs. Curry felt that Cindy looks over the scholarship recipients like a guardian angel. "So many who have received this scholarship have had such good fortune since receiving it," she said. "Our joy is in seeing Cindy's dream realized in the young people who receive the scholarship."
Jeane and Earl Curry, Jr. were in the furniture, industrial moving, storage, warehousing, and handling business. The business was started by Earl's grandfather at the turn of the century with a horse and buggy. Earl's parents restarted the company in 1947 after many years of letting the moving rights go unused. Mrs. Curry passed in June 2016, following a brief illness.
The Cindy Curry Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors from any Wood County high school who are also Wood County residents. Recipients are also selected on outstanding academic achievement, community involvement, involvement in extracurricular activities, and character. Recipients must be planning to attend a West Virginia college or university full-time, must have a minimum high school 3.0 grade point average, and must have strong motivation to pursue their education.