Gloria Ann (Hooks) Youmans

Born: Sat., Aug. 19, 1933
Died: Wed., Jul. 25, 2018


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 28, 2018
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Jul. 28, 2018
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel


Location: New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mrs. Gloria Ann Hooks Youmans, age 84,  of  Swainsboro, GA on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the Emanuel County Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 3:00 PM in Peebles –Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating, assisted by Elder Tommy Rountree.

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

Interment will be in the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers are:  Michael Hooks, Ricky Hooks, Emmett Warren, Tim Bishop, Dale Hooks, Lavant Durden, Joe Mullis and Roger Youmans.

Honorary Escorts:  Class of 1950.

Mrs. Youmans was born on August 19, 1933, in Lexsy, Emanuel County, GA, to the late Elsie Nixon and Hattie Mae Lanier Hooks. She was a Homemaker and a devoted wife and mother.  She loved her family and was a caregiver to all.  Mrs. Youmans was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Youmans was preceded in death by her husband, Billy J. Youmans; a sister, Veneta Hooks Crawford; two brothers, Elsie Quenton Hooks and Doyle Fredrick Hooks.    

Survivors include:

Two Daughters:  Pam Edenfield (Smith) and Lisa Shaw (Marion) both of Swainsboro, GA

One Son:  Billy “Kim” Youmans (Sheila) of Swainsboro, GA

Two Sisters:  Melba Hooks Bishop (Gene) of Mobile, Alabama and Sylvia Hooks Durden of Swainsboro, GA

Four Grandchildren:  Lauren Shaw McMillan (Mitch), Megan Shaw Smith (Clay), Jonathan Lanier Edenfield (Miranda) and Ashley Brooke Mace (Tim).

Eight Great-Grandchildren

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001

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Lennis J. Powell
   Posted Thu July 26, 2018
Sending love and deep sympathy. Gloria was always such a joy to be around. I know she had been slipping away gradually in recent years, caught as she was in that "long goodbye," but as long as she was aware of anything at all, I'm sure she knew how much her children loved and cared for her through it all. Yes, she knew. Hugs to all. Lennis

Charlotte Neal
   Posted Thu July 26, 2018
So sorry for your loss. God Bless!

Harry and Deborah Martin
   Posted Thu July 26, 2018
We are both in prayer for the entire family. There is just nothing like "Mama". Please know that the prayers will keep coming in the future days ahead.

LouiseM. Johnson
   Posted Thu July 26, 2018
Pam and Lisa. I am so sorry about Gloria. She was such a fun-loving person and yet a very loving lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her as she swept up hair off of the floor or straightened up something else. She had a great personality and lots of dry wit. I know how hard it is to give her up but she is in a better place with a healthy mind and body. Merrill always told our boys that when everyone else in the world put you down, your Mother will put the covers around you. You were fortunate to have a wonderful mother. Know that I will keep you in my prayers and that I love you both. Please remember me to Sylvia. Love, Louise

Bob and Sharon Blankenship
   Posted Thu July 26, 2018
“Faith, hope, and love” abide! Bob and Sharon

Patsy Hooks Kersey and Family
   Posted Fri July 27, 2018
So sorry to hear about Gloria. She was a wonderful cousin and we loved her so much. Sorry we can't be with you at this time but it has been so hard for us since Wayne's death. I hope you all can understand our situation.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May God give you comfort as you move forward.

We love all of you.

Terri J Smith
   Posted Fri July 27, 2018
Pam and family, my prayers are with you all during this time. God Bless, Terri & Dessie

Vivian Losser
   Posted Fri July 27, 2018
Gloria's legacy is in the wonderful family she left. We are blessed to know them.

Brenda & Ricky Conley
   Posted Fri July 27, 2018
We’re so sorry for the loss of your mother. I have and my children have sweet memories of her. Prayers and love for each of you and may God comfort you through this time! Love you all!

Rose Turner
   Posted Sat July 28, 2018
So sorry for your loss. If I can do anything for the family please let me know.

Peggy Corbin
   Posted Sat July 28, 2018
Love and prayers to you and your family. Thinking of you at this sad time.Peggy

Shannon and Renee Bush
   Posted Mon July 30, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of Ms. Gloria she was always so sweet. Every time we would go to the nursing home to visit Shannon's papa (Paul Bush) we would always stop and talk to Ms. Gloria and all the other sweet ladies that alway sit up front by the nurses desk Ms. Gloria was always sweet and very pretty always had her hair and make up fixed so nice and pretty.. So sorry for your loss she will be missed.. Praying for Ms. Gloria's family

Praseed & Allison Veettil
   Posted Tue July 31, 2018
Praseed, Mama & I are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you and your families. We love you and pray that you find peace. If you need anything at all, please let us know.