Betty (Vereen) Hill

Born: Mon., Nov. 3, 1947
Died: Tue., Apr. 11, 2017


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 15, 2017
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Apr. 15, 2017
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Betty Vereen Hill, age 69, of Swainsboro, GA, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, GA.

Memorial services will be Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Phil Wilson officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 1:00 PM till time of service.

Mrs. Hill was born in Augusta, Richmond County, GA to the late Clifford Leroy and Betty Scarboro Vereen.  She lived most of her life in Emanuel County and was an administrative assistant for the Swainsboro Police Department. Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Harry S. Hill.

Survivors include:

Two Daughters: Vanessa H. Grindler (Chris) of Swainsboro, GA and Christina H. Nelson (Joseph) of Jacksonville, NC

Two Brothers: Van V. Vereen (Karen) and Michael "Dale" Vereen both of Swainsboro, GA

Four Grandchildren: Zachary Jones, Christopher Jones, Casey Jones all of Swainsboro, GA and Charles J. "C.J." Martin of Cheyenne, WY

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Howard and Patsy Youmans
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Vanessa and family please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ed Schwabe
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Free at Last My Friend! Free, at last, from all the pain and travail of your final illness. You are in a place of peace and blessed comfort …and how I have enjoyed our email conversations of the past few years…over long distance……all the rehashing of our younger days at Swainsboro High School…of all the joys, all the personalities, and the challenges of being a part of the High School Class of 1965 with all its accomplishments both athletic, scholastic, and literary. And, while our paths diverged after those teenaged years and we each moved on to building a life and building a family…my memories of you will always center around your accomplishments on the stage – perfectly cast as the incorrigible “Bloody Mary” in the great musical South Pacific - that magnificent and audacious production – which few high schools can ever dream of pulling off, and the preparation for which occupied the entire Spring term of our senior year … and your pivotal role – perhaps more than any other character portrayal – helping us all to bring those three performances in May to fruition and to such acclaim. My memory of you shall always be of those nights with you at center stage …beneath the lights…with the audience enthralled…and yours to command …and your role as a much older woman…far beyond your 17 years….dreaming of an island far away …mystical…and yet within reach, it would seem, of us mere mortals. I trust you are there now…and my prayers are for your two daughters and your grandchildren … as they have had to let you go. But, the Show must go on!

Ed Schwabe
Swainsboro High School Class of 1965
Swans Island, Maine

Kathy Farmer Youngblood
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
Betty and I graduated together in 1965. We will miss her very much. She is now in a place of peace and happiness and free from pains of this world. We pray God comfort all family and friends as only He can do.

Patsy Kersey
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
May God bless all of you as you have to say good by to your mother that you loved so much.She is at peace without anymore suffering. May you find comfort in knowing that she is in a much better place.My prayers are with all of you.

Belinda Bunn Murry
   Posted Sun April 30, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Mrs Betty's passing. She was such a sweet soul. She worked with my late father, Harry Bunn, and kept him straight as much as possible! He thought so much of her and I know he treasured her friendship. Prayers for your family as you move forward.