Warren Seaborn Curlee
Warren Seaborn Curlee BARNWELL – Warren Seaborn Curlee, 93, passed away June 26, 2012, in Barnwell, SC. He will always be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor, his friendliness, dedication to his church and family, and his love for ACC sports, especially his beloved UNC Tarheels. Warren was born June 12, 1919 near New Salem, NC to Seaborn and Mary Smith Curlee. He received a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina and as a member of the greatest generation, served in the Army during WWII attaining the rank of Master Sargent serving in England. He retired in 1989 from the Savannah River Laboratories after 46 years and was primarily involved in the production of Californium sources for medical research. A longtime member of the Barnwell First Baptist Church, he frequently taught Sunday school and served on several committees. He is survived by his son, Robbie (Suzanne) Curlee of Barnwell, granddaughter Jennifer (Mark) Leaptrot of Macon, GA, Brother Dr. Lewis Curlee of Lincolnton, NC, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife Jenny Diamond Curlee, daughter Jan Curlee Cowles, brother William R. Curlee, and sisters Mary Sue Baggs and Geraldine Barris. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday at the Barnwell County Memory Gardens on Reynolds Rd. with Rev. Keith Richardson officiating. Mole Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Charles, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High. After his days at N.C. State, he was selected 41st overall in the 1985 NBA draft and played one season in the NBA, averaging 3.4 points in 36 games with the Atlanta Hawks in 1985-86. He played internationally and in the Continental Basketball Association until 1999.
Charles finished his college career with 1,535 total points – 15th on the school’s scoring list – and his .575 shooting percentage in 1985 remains a school record for seniors.