Rev. Thurman Walden, 89

by | June 28, 2019 2:00 pm

Last Updated: June 26, 2019 at 4:08 pm

   Thurman Walden, 89, husband of 66 years to Celia K. Walden, gained his wings Friday, June 21, 2019 surrounded by his family at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Randy Walden and Reverend Mark Stewart officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Wallace Mumford, Wesley Williams, David Mumford, Brandon Mumford, Scott Widner, Tad Widner, and Jason Lee. Honorary pallbearers were members of Euphrates Baptist Church.

Mr. Walden was born December 30, 1929 in Edgehill to the late Macon and Lucy Swint Walden. He retired from Southeastern Equipment and was ordained on October 9, 1971. He was the pastor of Euphrates Baptist Church from 1972 until his passing.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Tunnie Walden, Ray Walden, Herman Walden, sisters, Johnnie Anderson, Mary Huff, Mildred Jenkins, and Frankie Lamb, and a grandchild, Chris Widner.

Other survivors include his children, Celia Mathis, Margie Widner, and Diane (Wallace) Mumford; brothers, Macon Walden and Bennie Walden; sister, Ollie Ruth Searcy; grandchildren, Jenny (Darrel) Mullis, Becky Brantley, Crystal (Jason) Lee, Tad Widner, Scott (Summer) Widner, Wesley (Lara) Williams, David (Teresa) Mumford, Brandon (Casey) Mumford, and Tina Phillips (Tony); great-grandchildren, Tyler, Brooke (Justin) Alyson (Zach), Blake, Jaxson, CJ (Jenny), Andrew, Katie, Paige, Charlie, Chris, Sara, Robbie, Erica Leigh, Vidalia, Cassandra, Cathleen and Chenona, and Amy and Ashley; great great-grandchildren, Stetson, Arabella, Rayce, Gentry, Lane, Eli and Oaklyn, Marissa, Kenzleigh, and Jude.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Euphrates Baptist Church, Jean Usry, Gibson, GA or the CSRA Parkinson’s Support Group Attn: Kathleen Reynolds, Treasurer, 4275 Owens Road Apt. 1227 Evans, GA 30809.

The family received friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors of Augusta was in charge of arrangements.

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