Mary R. (Hall) Woods

Born: Sun., Jun. 20, 1948
Died: Mon., Aug. 19, 2013


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 20, 2013
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Wed., Aug. 21, 2013
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors


Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Mary R. Woods, age 65, of Swainsboro, GA on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Morris Brantley officiating and Rev. Wilmer Hall assisting.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home  Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM

Interment will be in the  Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are  Nicholas McLendon, Scottie McKenzie, Luke McKenzie Jr., Luke McKenzie III, Jason Wheeler and Donald Fowler.

Mrs. Woods was a native of Emanuel County, a  homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her parents James Benjamin and Lorena Wilkerson Hall and an infant daughter.

Survivors include:

Her Husband of 40 years: James Edward Woods of  Swainsboro, GA 

One Daughter: Deborah Driggers (Mark) of Swainsboro, GA

One Son: Billy Riner (Brenda) of Swainsboro, GA

Four Sisters: Martha Fowler (Don)  and Joy Coleman (Andy Webb) all of Swainsboro, GA, Myrtle Braddy (Wiley) of Summertown, GA and Judy Pennington (Aubrey) of Dellwood, GA.

One Brother: Teddy Hall (Deborah) of SC

Three Grandchildren Katie Riner, Jamey Jones and Justin Driggers

Three Great Grandchildren: Jaylynn Riner, Aerin Bazemore, and Kaitlyn Jones.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. Mary R. Woods of Swainsboro, GA


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Debbie and Gaines Smoak
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
So sorry for the loss of yall's loved one! My heart goes out to you all! You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Much love to you all!!!

Patsy Claxton Fields
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of a very sweet lady.Mary was always so kind and considerate of others. I am so sorry that I didn't know that she was ill.I pray that God will give the family strength at this very difficult time.

Jay Woods
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
I remember Aunt Mary growing up, and she was always so sweet to me. I know she will definitely be missed. I did not know she had been ill. My heart goes out to Uncle Edward, Deborah, and Billy. My thoughts and prayers are will you all.

Nephew - Jay Woods, Atlanta

Anita Mallory
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
I was so shocked to hear about Aunt Mary passing away. I saw her at Daddy's funeral just this past May, and even though she didn't feel that well, she was her usual sweet and kind self. She always had a smile on her face. I remember she always made me feel welcome in her home. Both she and Lavonne were both so hospitable. I know everyone will miss her. We will be praying for all of you family members.

Joyce Smith Lumpkin
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
i was very sad to hear of the loss of MARY...we go many years back as friends...i know edward 7 the children will at a lost without her...sympathy to the sisters & brother & other family...she was always a smiling person...She has gone up to heaven on the wings of an angel.....saying don't worry about me ...god bless!!!!!!!

Patsy and Wayne Kersey
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
Edward, so sorry to hear about your wife. I did not know that she had been sick. We are so sorry that we did not know about it sooner. May God give you comfort and peace at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Patsy and Wayne

Roger Wilson
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
Edward and Family
You have my prayers and sympathy for the loss of Mrs. Mary. Maybe remembering the good memories will help lighten your grief. God will be
your greatest comfort.

Roger Wilson, Norristown