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Christine (Petty) Durden

October 23, 1937 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Christine Durden Obituary

Mrs. Christine Petty Durden, 86, of Swainsboro passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023, at her residence following an extended illness.

Christine was born October 23, 1937, in Kite to Henry Lee Petty and Frances Sheppard Howell.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilburn Durden; sons, Royce Smith Lee Durden; brothers, Buddy Petty, Harvey Caraway, Bennett Caraway; sister, Mamie Caraway Steptoe.  Mrs. Durden was a very loving, giving person.  She loved her grandchildren and reading her bible.  Mrs. Durden enjoyed watching wrestling, “Dog” the bounty hunter and reality shows.  She was a fighter.  Mrs. Durden attended Beacon of Hope Church of God in Swainsboro.

She is survived by her son, Ralph Smith (Angie) Of Brunswick; daughters, Lynda Becker, Tina Brennan (Kelly) both of Swainsboro; brother, Ben Caraway of Dublin; sister, Mattie Mason of Swainsboro; 9 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Pastor John Hancock and Mr. Joey Lamb officiating. 

The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 31, 2023, at Chapman Funeral Home.    

Interment will follow in Lamb Cemetery. 

Pallbearers are Randy Smith, Kyle Durden, Keith Ostenso, Johnny Allen, B.J. Screws, and Kelly Brennan.    

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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Christine Petty Durden, 86, of Swainsboro.  

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December 31, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home GA
427 North Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Funeral Service
December 31, 2023

2:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home GA
427 North Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Interment following funeral service
December 31, 2023

Lamb Cemetery


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