About Us
Funeral Products
Immediate Need
For Veterans
Social Security
Grief Support

206 East Pine Street
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401
Tel: 478-237-2131

Our facility is wheelchair accessible

Scott and Debbie Hudson
Our staff at Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors; Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions.
These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.


Scott C. Hudson

Phone: 478-237-2131
Cell: 478-299-0138
E-mail: dhfuneraldirector@nctv.com    

Scott Hudson joined the staff of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary in 1993. A life long resident of Emanuel County, he is a 1980 graduate of Swainsboro High School and a 1990 graduate of Gupton-Jones School of Funeral Service in Atlanta, GA. Acquiring professional experience from Hunnicutt Funeral Home in Swainsboro, for 5 years, under the tutelage of Josh and Jean Hunnicutt, also from 1989-1990 with the knowledgeable funeral directors and embalmers of H. M. Patterson & Sons Funeral Home, Atlanta, GA, founded in 1880, the largest and oldest funeral establishment in the Atlanta area, providing service to families of Margaret Mitchell and President Roosevelt.

In July, 2007 he and Wendell Durden purchased Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary and it was renamed Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors, Inc.; Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel. He is a member of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Independent Funeral Directors Association and Academy of Graduate Embalmers. He is a member and past president of the Swainsboro Shrine Club, served on the Board of Directors of Emanuel Medical Center and is a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is married to the former Debbie Cannon and they have one daughter, Haleigh. Scott and Debbie purchased full ownership October 1, 2012 and will continue the time honored traditions established in 1966.


Debbie Cannon Hudson

Cell: 478-494-2194
E-mail: dhfuneraldirector@nctv.com    

 Debbie, a 1979 graduate of Swainsboro High School, daughter of the late James W. and Elna Cannon, became part of the team in July 2007, bringing her financial experience obtained from 13 years with the Citizens Bank of Swainsboro as Head Bookkeeper. In 1993 she became a full time mom to their daughter Haleigh, later teaching from 1999-2007 with the First United Methodist Church Preschool in Swainsboro, GA.
After Joining Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors in 2007, Debbie is now eagerly continuing her education as a Licensed Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer. She is a member of the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Swainsboro Shrine Club Ladies Auxiliary and the Glad Garden Club. Debbie and Scott have been married for 33 years.



J. Gary and Lois Smith Curry

Cell: 478/494-2159
Email: dhfuneraldirectors@nctv.com

Gary Curry, licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, is the son of the late William Edmond and Myrtle Peebles Curry, founders of Peebles-Curry Mortuary in 1966, along with Gary’s Uncle, Bob Ray Peebles, and Gary’s wife, Lois Curry.
He was born in Metter, Georgia and was a 1963 graduate of Swainsboro High School. He attended Georgia Southern College, majoring in Business and graduated John A. Gupton Mortuary School in Nashville, Tennessee in 1967.

Mr. Curry was Co-Owner of Curry Feed and Seed Store; Co-founder of Boneyard Investments, Inc.; Co-Founder and Owner of Peebles-Curry Mortuary; Co-Owner Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary; Founder of Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum; Member and Past President of Georgia State Board of Funeral Service; Academy of Graduate Embalmers; served as President, Past-President; and Secretary-Treasurer of Georgia Funeral Directors Association. Georgia Regional Manager for The Loewen Group International; Service Corp. International; Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Preferred Funeral Services; Manager for Meridian Mortuary Group and is presently employed with Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors and Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel. He is a member of Georgia Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and Past Presidents Club of GFDA. He was Past-President of Swainsboro Jaycees; Chamber of Commerce; Emanuel County Hospital Authority, Coroner of Emanuel County for 16 years, Charter Member of Daniel Creek Hunting Club. He is a member and Sunday School Teacher at Union Grove United Methodist Church.

Lois Curry, licensed Funeral Director, is the daughter of the late Leon “Peg” and Bessie Roberson Smith. She is a life-long resident of Emanuel County and a 1961 graduate of Swainsboro High School She was Co-Owner of Peebles-Curry Mortuary from 1967-1991; Co-Owner of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary; Administrative Secretary for The Loewen Group International for the State of Georgia; Administrative Secretary for Preferred Funeral Services of Georgia; a member of Georgia Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association; served with her husband, Gary, on the Board of Directors for Georgia Funeral Directors from 1986-1992. Licensed Insurance Agent in 1997.

Lois worked at Emanuel County Farm Bureau as Secretary and Claims Affiliate; worked at Swainsboro High School and Emanuel County Board of Education.
Past member and President of the Swainsboro Jaycettes, Avid Hunter and loves to fish.
Member of Union Grove United Methodist Church.
Lois and her husband, Gary, have two children, Julie C. Holloway and Mitchell B. Curry. They have four Grand Daughters: Curry and Ryleigh Holloway and Stella Curry and Marin Coleman.