Mary Helen (Vaughan) Welborn

Born: Wed., Jun. 12, 1935
Died: Wed., Jan. 7, 2015


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 08, 2015
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 09, 2015
Location: Swainboro First Baptist Church


Location: Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Mary Helen Vaughan Welborn, age 79, of Swainsboro, GA, on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at the Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 09, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Leigh officiating.

Interment will follow in the Eastbrook Cemetery

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

Mrs. Welborn will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers are  Richard Daniels, Ed Daniels, Henry Terwilliger, Sheriff Tyson Stephens, Sidney Lanier and Butch Frye

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Fidelis Sunday School Class

Mrs. Welborn, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, was born in Union, SC and retired as a sales clerk with Dolores & Woodys Shops.  She was a member of the Swainsboro First Baptist Church, the Fidelis Sunday School Class and was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Grace Cudd Vaughan and brothers, Howard Vaughan Jr. and Gene Vaughan.

Survivors includes:

Her Husband of 53 years: Blaine Welborn of Swainsboro, GA

One Daughter: Maria Daniels (Sam) of Swainsboro, GA

Five Sisters: Sara Sprouse, Betty Harmon, Rachel Gregory (James), Nancy Anderson (Les) and Diane Roarke (Russ) all of Union, SC

One Brother: Don Vaughan (Fran) of Union, SC

Two Grandsons: Richard Blaine Daniels, Jacob Vaughan Daniels, several nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family would like to express there sincere thanks and appreciation, for the excellent care received by Mrs. Welborn, to the Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home Staff as well as staff of  Community Hospice.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. Mary Helen Vaughan Welborn of Swainsboro, GA

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Annette MAY
   Posted Wed January 07, 2015
Maria, Mr Blaine. Thank you so much for allowing me to take care of Mrs Wellborn. I LOVED her and will always remember her. PLEASE remember she had the best family support that I've seen. If I can do anything for you all please let me know. THANKS AGAIN Annette.

Suzanne Hutchinson
   Posted Wed January 07, 2015
Maria, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. I know that you will miss her but just know that her mind has been made completely whole. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie May Duden
   Posted Wed January 07, 2015
Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ms. Mary was a wonderful woman and a dear family friend. We love yall. Julie May Durden and Mr. and Mrs. James H. May and family.

Julie Way
   Posted Thu January 08, 2015
So sorry to hear about your Mom. Prayers for you and your family.
Julie Way

Patsy H Kersey
   Posted Thu January 08, 2015
So sorry to hear about "Miss Mary" she was such a sweet lady and will be missed. May God be with all of you at this time. May he give you comfort and strength as each day goes by. Mr. Blaine you had a wonderful partner and you will be lost without her. May God Bless all of you.

Patsy H Kerseyl

james brady
   Posted Thu January 08, 2015
blaine, so sorry to hear about mary. sorry i missed you the other week!!!! jim and marie brady.

Pamela Harmon Haney
   Posted Thu January 08, 2015
My deepest love and sympathy for Maria, Blaine, and the rest of the family...May God give you peace and comfort during these difficult days! She will be missed by many! Will see y'all in the morning! I love you!

Jennie Wren Denmark
   Posted Fri January 09, 2015
I was so sorry to hear about Mrs Mary. She was such a sweet and kind lady. I enjoyed the time that I was able to work with her. She was a great friend and coworker. Mrs Mary's pride and joy was her family and I know she will be greatly missed by them. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Jeff & Sharon Henry
   Posted Sat January 10, 2015
Maria, we are so sorry to hear about your Mama...she was such a sweet lady...and beautiful! Praying for you and your family during this sad time. Jeff & Sharon Henry

Kay Peacock
   Posted Sun January 11, 2015
Blaine and Maria, we have just heard about the death of Mary. We are so sorry we didn't know in time to come to visitation and funeral. You all were good neighbors when we lived across the street from you. Know we are thinking of you and are in our prayers. I know she will be missed, she had such a soft spoken voice and was a sweet woman. Kay and Bobby Peacock

Sandra Turner Harris
   Posted Mon January 12, 2015
My deepest sympathy is extended to you in the passing of Mary. May God give you peace and comfort. Mary and I were first cousins.

White Family
   Posted Thu January 15, 2015
Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Our prayer is that you may find comfort through God’s Word, the Bible (Isaiah 25:8). May you be strengthened and comforted during this time of loss.

Reanne Bell Kraus
   Posted Mon March 16, 2015
Maria and Mr. Welborn, I am sorry to hear the news about your mother. I am thinking of you during this difficult time. Reanne Bell Kraus