Maxine Sweat Carter McCullough

Born: Thu., Jan. 7, 1932
Died: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 04, 2017
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 05, 2017
Location: Swainboro First Baptist Church


Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Maxine Sweat Carter McCullough, age 85, of Soperton, GA on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Community Hospice in Vidalia, GA.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at  11:00 AM in the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Sweat officiating assisted by Rev. Hal Wilson.

Interment will follow in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 5-7 PM.

Pallbearers are Shane Carter, Jordy Carter, Brian Carter, Brent Carter, Landon Carter, Evan Carter, Jack Brinson Carter and Jordan Carter.

Honorary Escorts will be Johnny Sikes, Donald Pullen, Corbin Wiggins, Ernest Franklin, Louis Pearce, Ray Jenkins, Agape Sunday School Class and Employees of Farmers Home Furniture Co.

Mrs. McCullough was born January 7, 1932 in Soperton, Treutlen County, GA to the late William Bascum and Annie Mae Kitchens Sweat and lived most of her life in Swainsboro, GA.  She was a member of Norristown Baptist Church and long time member of the Swainsboro First Baptist Church.  Mrs. McCullough was Librarian of the Franklin Memorial Library for 20 years and after retirement was owner/operator of the Edenfield House Inn Bed and Breakfast.  She was a past member of the Green Thumb Garden Club and also served as president a number of years.  Mrs. McCullough was preceded in death by her first husband, Brinson "Dick" Carter; sisters Olene McDaniel, Barbara Jenkins and brother, Rev. William "Billy" Sweat.

Survivors include:

Her Husband: Jack J. McCullough of Soperton, GA

Two Sons: Gary Carter (Priscilla) of Norristown, GA and Wayne Carter (Gail) of Metter, GA.

One Step-Son: Terrell F. Machaby (Diane) of Ponte Vedra, FL

One Sister: Marjorie Keen of East Dublin, GA

Four Grandchildren: Shane Carter, Jordy Carter (Jill), Brian Carter (Christy) and Brent Carter (Candace).

Seven Step-Grandchildren: Kenny Hester (Brandi), Tiffany Holmes (Brandon), Kim Sherlton (Marty), Scott F. Machaby, T. J. Machaby, Alex Wilkes USN MC2 (Laura) and Ben Wilkes.

Thirteen Great-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Norristown Baptist Church, 731 South Hwy 221, Adrian, GA 31002, The Swainsboro First Baptist Church, P O Box 828, Swainsboro, GA, 30401, or The Sunshine House Regional Childrens Advocacy Center, 328 W. Main St., Swainsboro, GA, 30401.

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James and Mary Ann Deal (Marjorie's friiend)
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017
To the family of Maxine McCullough, you are in our prayers. I thought a lot of Maxine, but she is at rest and out of pain now. May God Bless each of you and sustain you with the strength you need to go through this trying time.11

Susan & Phil Haywood
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
Dear Family, MaMa will be missed! She loved her family and was a sweet lady. God bless the family.

Candy Freshour
   Posted Mon December 04, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May the strength and peace of our loving Father sustain you all through the difficult times ahead.

Howard and Patsy Youmans
   Posted Mon December 04, 2017
Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Ms. Maxine was very special to me.

Dawn Gaddis
   Posted Mon December 04, 2017
Wayne, Gary and family members:
Bob and I are sorry to hear of your loss. We were honored to have met Mrs. Maxine and enjoyed her sitting with us at the previous year's Manager's Banquet. She was quite a lady! I could tell she was the one who kept the Carter's in line! Many prayers are being wrapped around you and your family like a coat of arms today and the days ahead.
Much love always, Dawn

Bobbie Daughtry
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
Wayne, so sorry for your loss. Giving up your Mother is such a hard thing to do. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

John Martin
   Posted Thu December 07, 2017
Gary, Wayne..and family...Just wanted to say Im so sorry bout the passing of your Mother...She was such a wonderful kind lady and she will be missed...Please let me express my condolences.