Berta (Wells) Tapley

Born: Fri., Feb. 23, 1923
Died: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 06, 2017
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Wed., Dec. 06, 2017
Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mrs.  Berta Wells Tapley, age 94, of Swainsboro, GA on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, GA.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Swainsboro City Cemetery with Rev. Louis Pearce and Rev. Keith Claxton officiating.

Pallbearers are Andy Tapley, Brent Fleming, James Baker, Larry Boyd, Brody Fleming, James Weight and Caden Tapley.

Honorary Escort is Mr. Raymond Riner.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Mrs. Tapley was born February 23, 1923 in Hinesville, GA  to the late William Otis and Lula Reddish Wells.  She was a charter member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church and her family was her greatest treasure.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Quitman Tapley; two sisters; Dollie Ruth Batchelor and Dorothy Pearl Smith;  two brothers; James Francis Wells and Reuben Wells;  sons-in-law, William Robert  Hall and Raymond E. Steinberg and grandson, William Robert Hall Jr.

Survivors include:

Two Daughters: Susie Tapley Hall of Tybee Island, GA and Brenda Tapley Steinberg of Statesboro, GA

One Son: Michael Quitman Tapley (Bonnie ) of Swainsboro, GA

Five grandchildren: Michael Anthony "Andy" Tapley (Sarah), Tory Steinberg  Baker (James), Stephanie Steinberg Fleming (Brent), Pamela Grace Hall, Angela Hall Weight (James), Nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. Berta Wells Tapley of Swainsboro, GA

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Brenda E. Turner
   Posted Mon December 04, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about the death of Mrs. Berta. My love and prayers are with you all. May God give you comfort and peace during this time.

Patricia Wells Tapley
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
Susie, Brenda, and sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet gentle mother who I remember from Hillcrest Baptist Church. Remember you three from school.....especially after graduating with Susie. May God bless you with His Presence and Peace at this difficult time

Reid New
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Reid and Jackie New.

Susie, we are thinking of you and your family and praying that God will give you the strength to deal with all that you must. With love, Reid and Jackie New

LaRose E Tapley
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
Susie, Brenda, Mike and family, I am so sorry to learn of Berta's passing. She was always such a pleasant person to be around and I know you all will miss her terribly. I know your wonderful memories will bring you much joy as you remember her and your years growing up. Hugs to each of you.

John Martin
   Posted Thu December 07, 2017
Susie, Brenda, and family ...Sorry to hear of your mother's passing and sending my condolences to all of you. God bless.