LaNelle (Bishop) Durden

Born: Mon., Jan. 24, 1938
Died: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Location: Twin City First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Location: Twin City First Baptist Church


Location: Bishop Chapel Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. LaNelle Bishop Durden, age 79, of Twin City, GA, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Twin City First Baptist Church with Rev. Gilbert Wommack officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bishop Chapel Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Twin City First Baptist Church one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers are  G. W. Johnson, Wade Johnson, Tal Johnson, Phillip Rehberg, Brad Durden, Tommy Durden and Ken Warnock.

Mrs. Durden was born January, 24, 1938 in Millen, GA to the late Jack Allen and Rubye Mulling Bishop and lived most of her life in Twin City, GA.  She was a homemaker, licensed insurance agent with Durden Insurance Agency, and was a graduate of Tift College, receiving a degree in Education.  Mrs. Durden was a member of Twin City First Baptist Church, and for 65 plus years, since the age of 9,  served as an organist and pianist for many area churches.  She was very active in numerous church and civic organizations throughout the city, county and state, and in addition to her parents was preceded in death by her husband, F. Dickson Durden.

Survivors include:

One Daughter: Disa D. McCommon (George) of Macon, GA

One Son: Dal D. Durden (Windy) of Swainsboro, GA

Three Grandchildren: Maryanna D. Jones (David), Miriam D. Williams (Blake) and William McCommon.

One Great-Grandchild: Dickson David Jones, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Bishop Chapel Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Barbara Stokes, 717 Ehrlich Farm Rd., Swainsboro, GA  30401

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. LaNelle Bishop Durden of Twin City, GA

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Sheri Dailey Clark
   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
So very sorry for your family's loss. She was a wonderful lady. Praying for peace and comfort for your family during this time.

Lee Rountree
   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
LaNelle was a special and talented southern lady. She was a devoted daughter, wife and mother and will be fondly remembered. Lee & Andrea Rountree

Betty Wheeler
   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
So sorry about the death of your mother. Praying for your family.

Missy and George Elder
   Posted Thu November 23, 2017
We are very sorry to learn of Miss LaNelle's passing...she was so sweet in welcoming us to the community when we moved back her in 2004.

Bill and Carole Steedley
   Posted Fri November 24, 2017
So sorry to hear about LaNelle. She was a very special lady.

Marianne Vinzant Ramsey
   Posted Mon May 21, 2018
Dear Disa and Dal, I have just learned of the death of my friend, LaNelle, and my heart is broken. She was a dear and special friend for years at Tift until the last time I was able to be with her at our reunion. Know that my prayers surround you in the loss of this special person in my life. How happy she must be to be with Dickson and her precious parents, all of whom I will not forget. God bless you all and your precious families.
Much love,
Marianne Ramsey