Betty Jane (Bennett) Tomberlin

Born: Sat., Aug. 15, 1931
Died: Fri., Nov. 11, 2011


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 12, 2011
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 13, 2011

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jane Tomberlin, age 80, of Swainsboro, GA on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the East GA Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, GA.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Bill Woodson and Rev. Bunny Hudson officiating.
Mrs. Tomberlin will lie in state, at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Swainsboro City Cemetery with Elder Gary Johnson officiating.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening at the funeral home from 4-6 PM
Pallbearers are Ronnie Hopkins, Willie Worthen, Smith Edenfield, Doug Wilkinson, Dess Smith and Darrell Gray.
Mrs. Tomberlin was a native of Millen, GA and lived most of her life in Twin City and Swainsboro, GA. She was the first female Physicians Assistant in the state of Georgia and received numerous Certificates in Advanced Medical Education serving her apprenticeship with Dr. D. D. Smith and Dr. H. Wilder Smith Sr. After retiring as a Physicians Assistant with 30 plus years of service she dedicated over 20 years to Home Health Services. A devoted and loving mother and grandmother, a loyal friend who touched so many peoples lives with her kindness and compassion. Nursing and care giving was her passion. Mrs. Tomberlin was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband; Curtis Odom Tomberlin and parents; N. B. and Ruby Dell Clifton Bennett.
Survivors include:
Three Daughters: Lei Tomberlin Falotico of Swainsboro, GA, Vicki  Tomberlin Miller (Tony) of Suwanee, GA and Sheilah C. Tomberlin of Chamblee, GA
One Sister: Ruby Dell Bennett Johnson (James) of Twin City, GA
One Grandson: John Curtis Falotico (Hope) of Thorsby, AL
Three Great-Grandchildren: Balen, Chandler and Anthony Falotico
Numerous nieces and nephews
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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Betty Jane Tomberlin of Swainsboro, GA.

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Wendy Cooper
   Posted Fri November 11, 2011
Lei, I just heard of your Mom's passing. She was such a special lady and I know that the wonderful times that you shared will help you through this difficult time. Please know that I am praying for you and your family.

Patsy Kersey
   Posted Fri November 11, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Miss Jane was such a wonderful
and kind person and everyone loved her so much. She will be miss dearly in our community and in the healthcare profession. She was always willing to offer any help that she could.
May God's love and comfort be with all of you as you lost a wonderful angel.

Patsy and Wayne Kersey and Family

Sue Allen Baird
   Posted Fri November 11, 2011
Lei, Vicki,Sheilah,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was a beautiful women inside and out. She always had a smile on her face for everyone she met. I know she will be greatly missed by all. My prayers and thoughts will be with all of you during the next few days and especially in the many days to come. May God Bless You!

Brandon and Jenny Fehrenbacher
   Posted Sat November 12, 2011
Lei, JC and Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I will never forget the great times we had when JC and I would get to travel home from Ft. Bragg and stay at your house. I was just as excited to see you all as JC. Miss Jane always cooked the best food with plenty to send back with us and was always so loving, kind, and tolerable of us. It was nice to feel so welcomed and stay with such great people. I cheerish the memories we made together and will miss her.

Dawn Ellis Kittrell
   Posted Sat November 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. I have such sweet memories of your wonderful mother. I know you'll miss her terribly, but now she's back with you father! Hopefully your parents and my parents are having one of there get togethers like back in the day :-)

Deb Bailey
   Posted Sat November 12, 2011
I am so very sorry for your loss, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Deb Bailey

Teresa Overstreet
   Posted Sat November 12, 2011
Lei & Family, So sorry to hear about Miss Jane. I remember her as being very caring & professional. I pray that the sweet memories will give yall much comfort & peace.

Irvin Cox
   Posted Sun November 13, 2011
Mrs. Jane was a very special lady indeed. She loved everyone and showed it through her work and her acts of kindness to all she met. She was an inspiration to us all. I always enjoyed seeing her at the post office. She came in to mail something to her great grands in Thorsby, Alabama many times. She brought us goodies during the holidays. She touched our hearts. All that knew her will miss her. May the Lord be with you and guide you through this time of loss.

Ellen Barrett Rowland
   Posted Mon November 14, 2011
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours! GOD BLESS!
Mike & Ellen Rowland
Denny, Alison & Bryson Barrett

Tater Tompkins
   Posted Mon November 14, 2011
Lei, Vicki, and Sheilah.....I am sorry sorry to hear about your moms passing...I am sure where she is now she would not come back if she could.....I have so many good memories of your mom and I remember her smiles and good heart....all of you girls have her good heart....tater...

Melissa Tymchuk
   Posted Mon November 14, 2011
Sending many thoughts and prayers your way. Reading about Mrs. Tomberlin, it's easy to see where Vicki gets so many of her great characteristics from. I know you all will miss her greatly.

Deborah and Harry Martin
   Posted Wed November 16, 2011
Lei, JC, Vickie and Shelia - Harry and I were out of town at the time of your Mom''s passing. I was so shocked to find this out when we got back home. I am so sorry we didn''t get to see you or the family. Your Mother was such a sweet person. Lei, I know you will miss her terribly - I assume you were still living with her. I''ll try to see you soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.