Samuel Garcia

Born: Thu., Nov. 22, 1928
Died: Sat., Nov. 3, 2012


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 07, 2012
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Nov. 08, 2012

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mr. Samuel Garcia, Jr., age 83, of Swainsboro, Ga. on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 2:00 PM at the United Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Gary Johnson, Elder Howard Cox, Rev. Arthur Lee Conley and Rev. Bunny Hudson officiating.

Mr. Garcia will be in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening November 7th from 6:00 until 9:00 PM. in Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel at Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors in Swainsboro.

Pallbearers are:  Honor Guard.

Honorary Pallbearers:

Men’s Coffee Club of Thompson’s Minute Mart; Staff at RAI  Dialysis Center in Swainsboro, and United Hospice.

Mr. Garcia was born in Bastrop, Texas, he was a  retired Chef; a retired Master Sergeant with the United States Air Force,  where he served from July of 1946 until May of 1973.  He was a member of the United Primitive Baptist Church.  Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his parents Samuel Garcia, Sr. and Nemensia Morales Rodriquez Garcia, two sisters, Amellia Villarreal and Glory Delgado, and a brother, Dan Garcia.

Survivors include:

His Wife:  Mrs. Bernice Sellers Garcia of Swainsboro, Ga.

Two daughters:  Robin Mulrooney of Swainsboro, Ga. and Lisa (Harley) Strickland of Vidalia, Ga.

Three Sons:  Randall (Debra Henry) Mulrooney and George “Chuck” Alfred (Cathrine) Mulrooney both of Swainsboro, Ga. and Peter David (Debi) Mulrooney of Oregon.

Two Sisters:  Zulema Vasquez of Bastrop, Texas and Eudela Gonzales of San Angelo, Texas.

One Brother:  Mr. Gam (Margie) Garcia of Dayton, Ohio.

16 Grandchildren

17 Great-Grandchildren

Host of Nieces and Nephews

Should friends desire contributions may be made to United Hospice, 667 South Main Street, Swainsboro, Ga. 30401 and Wounded Warriors, 4899 Bell Fort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of the funeral of Mr. Samuel Garcia, Jr. of Swainsboro, GA.


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Patsyand Wayne Kersey
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
So sorry to hear about Mr. Sam. I have been following the posts on fb.I knew that his time was short but it did give all of you a time to get prepared. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a good man and loved his family and friends. May God lift all of you up and give comfort to you as the days go by. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Patsy and Wayne

Thomas and Bonnie Scott
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
Dear Lisa and Family,
Just wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I pray that you will feel the presence of our Heavenly Father wrapping His loving arms around you and giving you peace through it.

Love ya
Thomas and Bonnie

Wenndy Cooper
   Posted Sun November 04, 2012
Lisa, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Delores Phillips
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
Robin and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers with the loss of your dad.May God comfort you and you feel His love.Love you.

Doug and Leigh Wingate
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
Lisa and Family,
I was sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I am praying for you and your family. May God give you peace at this time!

Michael and Leitha Barfield
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
Harley, Lisa and family,

We just wanted to let you know we are truly sorry to hear of Mr. Sam's passing. I never knew him personally, but heard so many good things of him and his cooking was delicious. Even though the loss feels so heavy, just take comfort and remember he will be spending his first Thanksgiving in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. We will be praying for each of you.

Debbie Riner
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
I know your daddy is in a much better place than we can even imagine and he is looking down on all his family and friends just beaming with pride at all the blessings he had while here on earth. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and know that Jesus is right there with you lifting you up at this time.
Love you

Adriana Rewis & Family
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
At times like these it is difficult to see all the love that surrounds you. I am here to let you know that I love you and will be here if you need me. May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time.

The Oglesby Family of Alston
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
Lisa-Harley & Family...

So sorry and saddened to hear of your loss. Prayers will be going up for you all during this time. God knew it was time for Mr. Sam to be called home--always in God's time.

We love ya'll.... The Oglesby's of Alston (Kim's Country Store)

Sharon Jackson
   Posted Mon November 05, 2012
I am sorry to hear about Sam's passing. I really liked him, he was a good man. My prayers are with the family.

   Posted Mon November 05, 2012

Pastor Efton & Diane Green
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
Lisa & family,
Our prayers are with you as you lay your sweet father to rest. We were so blessed in previous years to have been able to do ministry with him at Calvary - his cooking will go down as one of our favorites!!! May God wrap His loving arms around you in the coming days!

Beverly McLean
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
I want to express my sympathy to you Lisa and your family.

Chris, Robbie, Matt & Meagan Johnson
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
Lisa & Family,

Praying for you & your family during your time of loss.

Millie Fallon
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
Mrs Garcia, Lisa and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and all your family during the days ahead. Folks do not understand how you can rejoice during this time. I know you heart does because Mr Sam is finally at home with his Lord. My prayers will be with you all during the months ahead because that is when the grief is the hardest - cry as hard as you want, even yell out loud, it is ok God understands, remember when His son died, the earth quake. I imagine that as God''s pain and just how our heart feels so broken but healing will come. Lord Bless you all. Love and prayers,

Nissa & Ricky Mitchell
   Posted Tue November 06, 2012
Dear Lisa & Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Although we do not understand, I hope you will find comfort in knowing that we will all rejoice together again! Lifting you and your family in love and pray for peace & contineud trust in the lord.

Harry and Deborah Martin
   Posted Wed November 07, 2012
Our prayers are with the family during this sad time. Please know that we have you in our thoughts and prayers in the upcoming days.

Cynthia Fountain
   Posted Wed November 07, 2012
Lisa and family, Thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time.

Paula Overstreet Amerson & Family
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Lisa & Robin

I am so sorry to hear about your daddy.....I know he loved his family very much and you loved him...Your going to miss him I know...I pray that God will give your family immediate peace in your heart. Mr. Sam was a great man. Your memories to cherrish until you meet again. Love you, if anytime you want someone to talk to as a friend to friend I am always here for you.

God Bless You!

Cindy Butler
   Posted Thu November 08, 2012
Lisa and family,
I am very sorry for the loss of your father. I will be praying for you during this difficult time in your life.

Lynn Henry
   Posted Mon November 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.