Sarah Ruth Henry Grimes, 85

Posted on July 16, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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    Mrs. Sarah Ruth Henry Grimes, 85, of Macon, formerly of Tifton passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at her daughter’s residence in Macon.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chip Grantham officiating. Interment followed at Coleman Cemetery in Twin City at 4:30 p.m. The family received friends Friday, July 5, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Read More


Larry Williams Sr., 75

Posted on July 16, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Larry Williams, Sr., age 75, of Midville, GA, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Burke Medical Center.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Peebles – Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Billy Brinson officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment was held in the Midville City Read More


Willie James Allen Jr., 42

Posted on July 16, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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   Funeral services for Willie James Allen Jr., 42, were held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Church of Jesus Apostolic Faith with Bishop B.J. Key presiding. Interment followed at St. Galilee Cemetery. He passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Mr. Willie James Allen Jr. was born October 15, 1976 to Willie Allen Sr. and Mary Louise Freeman Allen of Swainsboro. He was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Read More


Marvin C. “Buddy” Sasser, 89

Posted on July 16, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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   Funeral services for Marvin C. “Buddy” Sasser, 89, of Cairo were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the chapel of Clark Funeral Home in Cairo with Pastor Johnny Moore officiating. Private family interment was held at Sasser Cemetery in Whigham. Mr. Sasser passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

Active pallbearers were David Connell, Branklyn Ferrell, Luke Bell, Mike Murphy, Tim Lindsey, and George Trulock. Honorary pallbearers Read More


Walter Wiles, 83

Posted on July 11, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Mr. Walter David Wiles, 83, resident of Swainsboro, died Saturday evening at Emanuel Medical Center. Mr. Wiles was born February 18, 1936 in Branchville, South Carolina, son of the late Willie and Mattie  Coursey Wiles. Mr. Wiles was a welder and auto mechanic during his working years. He was a United States Air Force veteran and attended Dellwood Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mr. Walter David Wiles were held Tuesday, Read More


Shirley Zazu Owens Arthur, 82

Posted on July 11, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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    Shirley Zazu Owens Arthur, 82, of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at Twin View Nursing Home in Twin City. Private services will be held.

Ms. Arthur was born July 25, 1936 in Laurens County, South Carolina, to the late Arthur and Lola Balcombe Owens. Arthur will surely be missed, and her light will continue to shine on. She was indeed a blessing and was dearly Read More


Mary Beaudelle Woods Durden (Cherokee Indian name: “Wood Spirit”)

Posted on July 10, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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   Mary Beaudell Woods Durden. Born April 18, 1920, died July 2, 2019, Farmingville, N.Y. Born in Blundale, a hamlet, in Emanuel County, Georgia. Her “home” was Stillmore, Georgia.

She was the wife of Lucius Durden, of Swainsboro, Georgia, later of New York City, New York. Mary was the daughter of Sallie McGregor Woods and Will Woods. Mary had eight children born to her, Lucius, Lawton, Martha, Magdalene, Maryetta, Gerald, Anthony Read More


William L. McMurry, Jr., 83

Posted on July 10, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

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   William L. McMurry, Jr., 83, widower of Mirriam McMurry, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta.

He was born December 6, 1935 in Whitmire, South Carolina, son of William L. McMurry Sr, and Nellie McMurry of Whitmire South Carolina. 

He is survived by his two daughters, Crystal Louann Cottrell of Spring Texas, and Angela Ham of Harlem; five grandchildren, Crystal Neesmith of Lyons, Michael McMurry Read More


Adine Shipman, 79

Posted on July 3, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

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   Funeral services for Adine Shipman, 79, of Swainsboro were held in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1 p.m. with Reverends Johnny Ray Jones, Alex M. Shipman, Pastor Mildred Phillips, and Elder James Blair officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family received friends Friday, June 28, 2019 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Monday, June 24, Read More


Walter Wiles, 83

Posted on July 1, 2019 1:01 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Mr. Walter David Wiles, 83, resident of Swainsboro, died Saturday evening, June 29, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center. Mr. Wiles was born February 18, 1936 in Branchville, South Carolina, son of the late Willie and Mattie  Coursey Wiles. Mr. Wiles was a welder and auto mechanic during his working years. He was a United States Air Force Veteran and attended Dellwood Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Mr. Walter David Wiles Read More


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