Betty (Padgett) Price

Born: Wed., Jul. 24, 1935
Died: Thu., Mar. 28, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 30, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Mar. 31, 2019
Location: Hillcrest Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Betty Price, age 83, of Swainsboro, GA, on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, GA.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the Hillcrest Baptist Church with Rev. Josh Black officiating.

Interment will follow in the Blundale Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Shannon Boula officiating.

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

Mrs. Price will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers are  Al Flanders, Michael Wells, Randy Smith, James Smith, Marty Smith, Butch Taylor, and Chucky Ansley.

Honorary Escorts will be Join Hands Sunday School Class, Hillcrest Church Choir and residents and staff of Church Street Manor.

Mrs. Price was born July 24, 1935 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA  to the late James H. and Ouida Farrow Padgett, was a homemaker and retired from Piggly Wiggly as manager of the Bakery Deli. She was an avid baker and caterer, loved fishing and gardening. Mrs. Price was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church, Join Hands Sunday School Class, WMU (Women's Missionary Union) and served on numerous other committees. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Verlon H. Price and sister, Linda Mauldin.

Survivors include:

Two Daughters: Diane Claxton (Willis) of Glennville, GA and Starr Peebles (Jeffrey) of Swainsboro, GA

Two Sons: Jimmy Sherrod of Midville, GA  and Ricky Price of Columbia, SC

Eleven Grandchildren: Amber Claxton Durrence (Jamey), Will Claxton (Bonnie), Adam Price, Alicia Price, Elijah Peebles (LeeAnna), Elayah Peebles Mosley (Richard), Norman Sherrod (Angie), Chris Sherrod, Crystal Sherrod Foskey (Rick), Jason Sherrod,  and Dillion Sherrod.

Two Step-Grandchildren: Lindsey Plemmons and Nicole Martin.

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

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the  Ogeechee Area Hospice, Nancy Bryant Hospice House, 200 Donehoo St., Statesboro, GA  30458.

Condolences may be submitted online at

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. Betty Price of Swainsboro, GA


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Jimmy & Lois Harper
   Posted Thu March 28, 2019
So sorry to hear of your Mother passing. She was the best neighbor we ever had. She could really cook good food for everyone in need.
God Bless her family at this time.

Christina lanier
   Posted Thu March 28, 2019
My prayers 🙏 are with y'all and she will be truly missed by many. She was a lovely woman and always smiling. She made my day everyday to see that sweet smile. RIP Ms. Betty. Go rest high on that mountain with your husband. Love y'all.

Third Grade Teachers at BGE
   Posted Fri March 29, 2019
Diane and Family,
We are all sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family during this sorrowful time. We pray that God will continue to look over you and your family.
God Bless, Your Third Grade Team Teachers at BGE

Melanie Nimmons
   Posted Sat March 30, 2019
I am so saddened by the passing of such a sweet lady. She always had a smile and kind words for me. It is great to know however she is now renewed and in the presence of God.

Rose M Turner
   Posted Sat March 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Praying you may find peace.

John and Shelva Jean Sherrod
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
Our sympathy goes out to Donna and Jimmy for the loss of a loved one and to us a lifetime known friend.

Shelva Sherrod
   Posted Tue April 02, 2019
May God give you all comfort and peace. Our deepest sympathy. Shelva Sherrod and family

John Martin
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
So sorry for your lose....Ms Betty was such a sweet lady