Hazel (Brantley) Riner

Born: Fri., Sep. 19, 1924
Died: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel


Location: Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Hazel Brantley Riner, age 94 of Swainsboro, GA, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery near Kite, GA with Rev. Arthur Conley officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM till time of service.

Pallbearers are Grandsons: Gray Riner, Jason Riner, Michael Riner, Richard Riner, Zach Riner, and Jordan Riner.

Mrs. Riner was born September 19, 1924 in Kite, Johnson County, GA to the late Kermit B. and Zelma Colston Brantley, was a 1941 graduate of Kite High School, played basketball, was valedictorian and last surviving member of her class. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Fason, a homemaker and a great cook, known for her Caramel Cakes and Fried Apple Pies. She and her husband of 76 years loved to dance and danced often to the big bands of their time. Mrs. Riner was a member of the Swainsboro First Baptist Church and was a very active member of the Agape Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Hubert Brantley.

Survivors include:

Her Husband: James "Alfred" Riner of Swainsboro, GA

Three Sons: James "Grayson" Riner (Pansy) of Athens, GA, Ulys Randall "Randy" Riner (Susan) of Watkinsville, GA, and John "Ashley" Riner (Tracy Mullis) of Adrian, GA.

Sister-In-Law: Lucille Brantley of Kite, Ga

Seven Grandchildren: Gray Riner (Lanie), Jason Riner, Michael Riner (Mary-Catherine), Richard Riner, Zach Riner (Rachel), Jordan Riner, and Amber  Helms.

Eight Great-Grandchildren: Cole, Reagan, Carter, Catherine, Ruby, Ripley, Mason, Parker, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice

Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. Hazel Brantley Riner of Swainsboro, GA.

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Marty and Julie Mercer
   Posted Sat August 17, 2019
Many thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. God Bless.

Lisa Riner French
   Posted Sat August 17, 2019
Aunt Hazel was an amazing woman, and has been a major influence in my life. She was ahead of her time in many ways, but what I recall most vividly is her being an incredibly strong, confident woman who openly shared her beliefs and opinions, never seeking approval or permission from anyone, and was the epitomy of a liberated woman well before the women's lib movement was even thoght of. I spent countless Sundays at the dinner table at Ma Riners house, where the men and children ate first, then the women gathered later after the men and kids had gone to the porch and yard. As a small girl, I sneaked back inside, hoping to evesdrop on my grandmother, mother and aunts discussing topics that ranged from politics to recipes to stories from years gone by. Aunt Hazel was in her element there, and a ring leader of sorts, as she openly offered her opinions without apology, gave advice to the younger women, and had the group laughing at her pure, non-sugar coated manner. It was there that I received my informal education, as I longed for the day to be grown up, and be included in the Sunday Dinner Second Shift Table. Aunt Hazel was probably the most honest person I've ever known, and often offered her opinion whether solicited or not. I respected that about her, and her opinions we're important to me, just like she was important to me. To receive her approval was to have "arrived," or at least to me it was. I loved my Aunt Hazel, and I will miss her so very much, until I see her again in Glory someday.

Butler Janis
   Posted Sat August 17, 2019

DISH GARDEN WITH FLOWERING PLANT was sent by Mike, Janis, Ethan and Taylor Butler.

We are so very sorry for your loss. With much love, Mike, Janis, Ethan and Taylor Butler

Rose M Turner
   Posted Sun August 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Hazel was a good friend, Praying for you all.

Brenda Webb
   Posted Mon August 19, 2019
Mrs. Hazel was always a lovely lady inside and out. She had a welcoming smile and a kindness she showed to all.

Patsy H Kersey
   Posted Mon August 19, 2019
Sorry to hear about your mother but I know that she is in a better place now. I know all of you will miss her so much but I knew she was not doing well. My heart goes out to all of you, She lived a long life and she and Alfred had some good times together. May God be with all of you as you move forward.
Love all of you.

Dana & Dave Wright
   Posted Tue August 20, 2019
Ashley & family, we are sorry for your loss. I know how much y'all will all miss her. Cherish every memory! Love y'all