Bonnie “Billie” Ruth Amerson Youmans, 94


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Bonnie “Billie” Ruth Amerson Youmans, age 94, of Lexsy, on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Tattnall Healthcare. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 19, at 11 a.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Elder Craig Lanier officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment followed in the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. In honor of Mrs. Youmans, the family welcomed everyone to wear Georgia t-shirts to the service.

Pallbearers were Wade Youmans, Seth Youmans, Danny Hooks, and Dale Hooks.

Mrs. Youmans was born May 16, 1928, in Lexsy, the late Johnny L. and Mamie Hammock Amerson. She was a Swainsboro High School graduate. Mrs. Youmans was a diehard Georgia fan. In addition to the American Red Cross, she also volunteered at Silver Sneakers and Generation One as a senior care activities helper. Mrs. Youmans was an avid walker and bike rider. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Youmans is preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge “Bum” Youmans; sisters, Grace Hooks and Louise Youmans; and brother, Don Amerson.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane Carter (Mike) of Cobbtown; son, Roger K. Youmans (Pam) of Savannah; sister-in-law, Judy Amerson of Garden City; grandchildren, Dia Fennell (John), Michael Carter (Stephanie), Wade Youmans (Ashley), and Seth Youmans (Maggie); seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839 or online at

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.