Helen Joiner (Upton) Tanajewski

Born: Thu., Apr. 30, 1925
Died: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Helen Joiner-Tanajewski, age 94, of Swainsboro, GA, on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Emanuel Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 2:00pm at Swainsboro City Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Shepard officiating.

Visitation will be from 12:30-1:30pm on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Durden-Hudson Funeral  Directors.

Mrs. Joiner was born April 30, 1925 to the late Thatcher J. and Roxianna Lamar Upton. Mrs. Helen was born in Wrens Georgia, but lived most of her life in Swainsboro. Her first husband was a musician and she enjoyed traveling, but her love was for her children and grandchildren. Helen bragged on and spoiled them all. She was a member of Calvary Methodist Church in Swainsboro and retired from Swainsboro Sportswear. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands; John Olin Joiner, Jr. and Walter Tanajewski; her parents,  two sisters, Mary U. Smith and Jean U. Baird; four brothers, Jack, Roy, Joe, Clark and George Upton.

Survivors include:

Daughter: Shirley J. Driggers of Swainsboro, GA

Brother: Stanley Upton (Connie) of Wadley, GA

Three Grandchildren: Paula Akins (Dave) of Swainsboro, GA, Mark Driggers (Debra), of Swainsboro, GA and Jimmy Driggers.

Eight Great-Grandchildren and Six Great-Great-Grandchildren

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

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Helen Joiner-Tanajewski of Swainsboro, GA.

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Thelma Sweat
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
Shirley I am so sorry to hear about Helen ,she was a sweet lady, my thoughts and prayers are with you all .

Margie D Thigpen
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Just want you to know that I am thinking of you in your time of sorrow. May God put his arms around you, and trust in him.

Your friend,

Frances Drew
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
All my sympathy to you Shirley and family. I loved your precious mother. Much love to you.

Harry and Deborah Martin
   Posted Fri January 31, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We will hold you and your family up in our prayers.