Benjamin Woods

Born: Fri., Oct. 5, 2001
Died: Thu., Apr. 4, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 07, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 08, 2019
Location: Swainsboro City Auditorium


Location: Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Benjamin "Benji" Woods, age 17, of Swainsboro, GA, on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

The funeral service will be held Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Swainsboro City Auditorium with Rev. Morris Brantley officiating. Mr. Woods will lie in state at the auditorium  from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The family will receive friends Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are:  Kip Poole, Christopher Atkinson, Cody Atkinson, Scott Helton, Danny Scarboro, Ben Faircloth, Willis McKenzie and Ollie Freeman.

Honorary Pallbearers are:  Jared Flowers, Allen Smith, Chesley Dixon, Tyler Davis, Jason Kight and Regan Moxley.

Interment will be in the Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Benji was born October 5, 2001 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA to Ricky and Genette Woods. He was a student at Swainsboro High School, an avid fisherman and race fan.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Cierra Nicklow.

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In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be mailed to Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors, P. O. Box 379, Swainsboro, GA. 30401

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Benjamin "Benji" Woods of Swainsboro, GA.  


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Jakeyia Smith
   Posted Thu April 04, 2019
Special Condolence out to the family! Benji will be truly missed.

Sue Page
   Posted Thu April 04, 2019
Ben was one of a kind. I was blessed to have been his music teacher at SES.....he brought laughter, love, and curiosity to all who knew and loved him. He loved music and sang for his class on most days he came at SES. We have power in prayer and will claim that privilege asking The Good Lord to comfort and heal this family. My heart bleeds for your loss but rejoices in Ben and his uncles homegoing....

   Posted Fri April 05, 2019
"The loss of a loved one leaves a void that can never be filled, and unimaginable pain. As you go through this difficult time, know that you are not alone. At Psalms 147:3 it reads:"He heals the brokenhearted." Only the "God of all comfort," can best ease your pain and he does this through his Word. At John 5:28,29 it reads:"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." This loving assurance gives you the hope of seeing your loved one again. May these assurances help to console you and give you the strength to keep going. I am sorry for your loss."

Chrissy Veal
   Posted Sat April 06, 2019
Benji you sure will be missed boy at the track. I will definitely miss you coming by me whenever I was there hollering to me telling me about your late model. Fly high in your late model Benji

   Posted Sat April 06, 2019
Fly high Benji. Ricky and Genette my prayers are with you. I remember my first time meeting your sweet angel he left lasting impression on me. He was a very special young man that touched the hearts of many. They say a first impression is a lasting impression and you have left one in my heart, again Benji fly high.

Quantianna Freeman
   Posted Sat April 06, 2019
Ben will forever have a place in my heart ❤️. Words can’t explain how much of an impact he brought into people’s lives. He considered me one of his girlfriends out of the hundreds he claimed lol. I know you’re probably somewhere up in heaven driving that race car you always dreamed of having . We love you Ben & all We ask is that you watch over us 💙

Teresa Fortescue Spangler
   Posted Sun April 07, 2019
So sorry for your loss words can not Express the feelings you feelings you are feeling and I am so sorry my prayers are with you.

Connie H. Moore
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019
Ben and Ervin will be missed so much. But I know they are in a goog hands with the good Lord. Our prayers are with you.

Eddie Ashley Jr
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019
Benji you will be missed and I'll always have you in my heart. I love you like you was one of my nephews. Now you can always drive your racecar in heaven. I remember I just saw you like the other day I Walmart and you hollered hey uncle Eddie and and I stopped just to see you, now when I go to Walmart I'll be looking for you in there and it will hit me that you went on to your heavenly home in heaven. I'll always love you Benji and you won the race and you will always have a very special place in my heart