Taylor Nicole Hooks

Born: Mon., Sep. 15, 1997
Died: Fri., May 26, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 31, 2017
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
Location: Swainboro First Baptist Church


Location: Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Miss Taylor Nicole Hooks, age 19, of Swainsboro, GA on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11 AM in the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Bedgood officiating.

Interment will follow in the Eastbrook Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 5-8 PM.

Pallbearers are Jarrod Downer, Zach Thompson, Tyler Thompson, Jarret Henry, Landon Kennedy, Marshall Williamson, Justin Thompson and Michael Armstrong.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the ECI Class of 2016

Miss Hooks was born September 15, 1997 in Savannah, GA and lived all her life in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA.  A 2016 ECI (Emanuel County Institute) Honor Graduate, receiving numerous awards, Star Honor Roll 9-12, Academic Excellence Award, Highest Average Chemistry Award, lst place Region FFA Ag Sales Award and was also a member of the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).  A member of the Duel Enrollment/Move on When Ready Program, Taylor attended East Georgia State College, was a Correll Scholar, received the Missouri Canady Dudley Scholarship, East Georgia State College leadership Scholarship, Correll Scholarship, Johnson Coca-Cola Scholarship and the Pin Hi Scholarship. In addition to excelling in education Taylor also excelled in Horsemanship, one of the many loves of her life. Competing extensively in barrel racing she was a Past Reserve Round Champion at the Youth World Finals, Top Ten finalist at the Open World Finals, held multiple Georgia Sports Area Buckle Series titles, was a Top 5 Finalist at the All American Youth Barrel Race and a multiple arena record setter on her mare Turn Three for Money, aka Shorty.  In addition to her accomplishments in the sport of barrel racing Taylor also competed in coonhound bench shows where she won at the highest level.  She was a multiple Georgia State Champion, Alabama State Champions and lead dogs to the winners circle at such prestigious events as The Grand American, Autumn Oaks, Winter Classic, Southeastern Treeing Walker Days and Youth Nationals. Taylor was of the baptist faith and a member of the Dellwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Her Mother: Priscilla Riner Hooks of Swainsboro, GA

Her Father: Shawn Hooks of Swainsboro, GA

One Brother: Chase Hooks of Swainsboro, GA

Maternal Grandparents: Larry and Debbie Riner of Swainsboro, GA.

Paternal Grandparents: J.W. and Mickey Hooks of Swainsboro, GA

Great Grandparents: Elizabeth Smith of Statesboro, GA and Raymond and Ava Riner of Swainsboro, GA

Aunts and Uncles: Kris and Joanna Riner of Vidalia, GA and Ray and Tabatha Downer of Swainsboro, GA

Many cousins, extended family and her beloved dogs Oliver and Shug.

Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Miss Taylor Nicole Hooks of Swainsboro, GA.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Wanda Ellison
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time.

Tammy Barton
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about Taylor. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherry& John Vescuso
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. My wish for you & your family is that God will wrap his loving arms around you & grant you peace during this difficult time. I can not put myself in your shoes but I want you to know my heart is aching tonight & the days to come because I know y'all are having to make decisions that no parent ever wants to do and that is to lay your child to rest. Love y'all & I pray for you all.

Billy & Kathy Dye
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
We are still in shock & we know y'all are. We love Taylor and will miss that sweet and pretty smile so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Scott Bebout
   Posted Sun May 28, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Scott bebout.

Priscilla, Our sincere love, thoughts and prayers are with you...not just now, but in the days ahead. Scott and Brenda Bebout and the Mississippi Radio Group, Tupelo, Mississippi

Cynthia and Stan Rich
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
To all of the family and friends of Taylor, my prayer for all is that you will look to God for support and understanding during this most difficult time in Life. My heart breaks for you all. Prayers sent today and all the days ahead.

Rick Paul
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
We are not supposed to bury our children. I can't imagine a worse scenario for a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most trying time. May God's hands comfort and guide you to the other side.

Dr. Ed Schneider
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017

Taylor sat on the first row of my Biology class at East Georgia State College last semester. Her vivacious presence and great attitude was a ray of sunshine in my day. I am heart-sick with her loss. My thoughts and prayers, as well as those of my Sunday School class, are with her family.

Thelma Sweat
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family,it is so sad

Alan Humphrey, Vidalia, GA
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
So sorry for your loss. The family is especially in our prayers at this time.

Billy Bissette
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
So sorry to here about the lose of Taylor, such a beautiful, sweet young Lady that left this world way to soon. She was a great competitive young barrel racer that loved the thrill of the barrel racing game. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and barrel racing fans. RIP Miss Taylor.

Charlotte Hicks
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Love, thoughts, and Prayers for the family. Taylor had such a beautiful spirit and it was a blessing to have known her. Fly high sweet angel.

Sandra McCuen
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
My heart is broken for all of you She was so beautiful. Please know that Johnny and I are thinking of all of you. It is something you will never understand and I think asking why is ok. All we can do now is pray for comfort for all of you.

Chet and Lisa Chester
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Praying for you during this difficult time. May the Lord give you the strength needed to endure such a loss.

Teri Price
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Praying for all of Taylor's family and close friends. She was such a beautiful free spirited young lady! May God grant you peace and comfort during this most difficult time! I have been praying for you all and will continue to do so. My heart is broken for you all.

Jerry and Ashley Akridge
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. No words can change the fact of the matter, but always carry her close to your heart. You have the best guardian angel watching over you now. Always remember the joy Taylor brought to so many and cherish the 19 years she was with you. She may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. She was a beautiful angel here on earth. We are so sort for your loss.

Tina Grimes/Seth Frederick
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Seth and I are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can ever do for any of you. Seth adored Taylor and thought she was the most beautiful thing God ever put on this earth. She will be truly missed by so many. We will continue praying for you now and the days, weeks, and months to come.

Perry and Dee Trivitte. Rainbow Tack
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
I will always remember Taylor and her smile at GSA . She will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family

Wendy and Ashley Naismith
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Prayers for peace and comfort! We will miss that sweet smile, gone to soon!

Howard and Patsy Youmans
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
We are so very sorry. We certainly know the pain of losing a child and my heart breaks for you. May God wrap you in his love and comfort during this very sad time.

Pastor Efton & Diane Green
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Larry & Debbie,
Kris & Joanna,
In the days ahead may you take comfort in knowing that Calvary on Aimwell in Vidalia is lifting you up to the Father and that “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3). Lean on God and allow Him to continue the process of healing your broken heart.
Much love and prayers!

Jana (Brinson) Hartgrove
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Taylor. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patricia and Barney Kea
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
We were so saddened to hear this. Prayers that God will grant you peace and that you may find comfort in your precious memories of Taylor and all the times you shared.

Cindy Wynn
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Sheri & Ed Watson
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Please know we are praying for all of you and trust the Lord's presence will carry you and meet your deepest needs.
Sending this with heartfelt sorrow & sincerely lifting you before the Father - asking His Spirit to minister to you continually.
Sheri and Ed Watson
from your Calvary on Aimwell family

Carol Joyce-Calvary on Aimwell, Vidalia, Ga.
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
I am so sorry for you loss; prayers for family and friends.

Nolan Martin
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Taylor could light up a room with her smile. When I was having a bad day, she made me laugh. She was a free spirit with a deep sense of purpose, loyalty, and integrity. Most of all, she was my friend.
The Martin family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers - Know that we love you very much.
Nolan, Kathy, Wesley and Miles

Jessie & Donnie Garrett
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
We are praying for all of you during this terrible time. Praying that you all will find peace knowing that you will see Taylor again in heaven. The Lord hears your crying and is close to the broken hearted and saves the crushed in Spirit: Psalms 34:17-18.

Joe and Tommie Hatcher
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss-Praying for the family

Robin Rountree Tuten
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you. May God give each of you the strength and courage during this most difficult time.

Pam, Blaine Burrell
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
To all Taylor's family and friends, my heartfelt condolences. Priscilla losing a child has to be the greatest pain any person could bear.
Our FATHER in heaven knows the pain youre going through, prayers HE will Wrap His loving arms around you all and that He will pour out His peace, comfort and strength to your family, lean on HIM.
John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

Jana FaglerNunn
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
All of you have been on my mind and in my prayers since I heard the news about Taylor. I pray that God will give you all peace and comfort for today and the difficult days ahead. Please know I will continue to pray for Taylor's family.

Robbie Mock
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
Taylor, I met you once on a Saturday at April's office after you had taken the SAT. You were very sweet. I'm so sorry for you and your family. May the Lord bless you all.

Leland Keith Ragin
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
My Heart Goes out to u. I wish I could be there today but my arms are around u from afar. You are truly in my prayers.
Leland Ragin

Heidi Scherr-Archer
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
We will miss you greatly but i also know your getting to hold the hand of Jesus. Whisper in his ear to bring your family peace knowing you will one day see them and hug them again. Smile down with your bright smile and brighten the day for all who love you.

Gregory Quarterman
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you all strength to endure. "Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning". Praying for the families in their time of bereavement.