H. Chris Tiller

Born: Sun., Jul. 20, 1941
Died: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel


Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors, P. O. Box 379, Swainsboro, GA

Phone:  478/237-2131  Fax: 478/237-9449

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. H. Chris Tiller, age 77, of Swainsboro, GA, on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 11:00 AM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Donald Sparks officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 9:30 until time of service at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested a private interment.

Mr. Tiller was born July 20, 1941, in Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina to the late James Wilson Tiller, Sr. and Ruth Henry Tiller.  He moved to Swainsboro in 1955.  During this time he was  plant manager for Creston Knitting Mills for 26 years.  Mr. Tiller retired with Swainsboro Technical College.  He attended Davidson College and the University of Georgia.  He served on the Board of Directors for Spivey State Bank; he was a member of the Swainsboro Golf and Country Club; and a member of The Swainsboro First United Methodist Church.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Ruth Tiller, two brothers, James W. Tiller, Jr. (Jim) and William Thomas Tiller (Bill).

 Survivors include: 

 His Wife: Patricia Hodges Tiller of Swainsboro, GA

One Daughter:  Jean Gay (John B.) of Millen, GA

One Son:  Chris Tiller, Jr. of Blackshear, GA

Four Grandchildren:  Branham Gay (Shelley) of Blackshear, GA, Tiller Gay of Savannah, GA, Trey Tiller of Macon, GA and Anna Tiller of Statesboro, GA

One Great-Grand Daughter:  Emma Gay of Blackshear, GA

Condolences may be submitted on-line at WWW.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 667 S. Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 3040l

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. H. Chris Tiller of Swainsboro, GA

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Melissa Ann Dailey Brannen & Mother Doris Spence Dailey
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
So sorry to hear about Mr. Tiller..Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jean and for all the family .

Allen Morris
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
My deepest condolences to you, Chris, Jean and your mom. I remember spending a lot of time at your home while we all ran together as classmates.

Patsy H Kersey
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Pat, I am so sorry to hear about Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and the months ahead. May God give you strength and comfort knowing that he is not suffering anymore.

May God Bless you.
Patsy Kersey

Kelly Lanier
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Ms. Pat, Jean and Chris- Our hearts hurt for your family. We will miss Mr. Chris on the doggie walks and will fondly remember swapping funny stories. We are keeping you in our prayers. May there be smiles and laughter in the days to come as you reflect on good memories. Love, Kelly and Corky

Clark Williams
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Have been praying for Chris and family. I worked with Ken Ragan in the 1970's and knew Chris and his daddy well. It was a wonderful time for me having three mentors at such a young age. I only wish it had lasted much longer then it did. My sympathy and thoughts go out to you.

Deborah Golden
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Debbie Golden .

Love, hugs, and prayers sent to you all! Debbie Golden

Terry & Debbie Harris
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers, now & always.

Lynn McRae Powell
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
This was a highly respected man by many. Especially by the hundreds of grateful people who depended on him for a job at Creston. He ruled with an iron hand, and due to his manner of discipline and management skills,
Creston survived long after others failed.
We are sorry for the Tiller Family loss as well as the Creston Family who knew him so well.

Rose Turner
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Lots of love.

Jerry and Londie Mims
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort and console you Chris and family.

Jean Clifton
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
Pat, so sorry for your loss, Chris will be missed, keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

John Martin
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
Pat...Sorry for you in the death of Chris... Give my condolences to your family In Christian Love, John Martin