James Alfred Riner

Born: Tue., Feb. 19, 1924
Died: Fri., Aug. 28, 2020


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sun., Aug. 30, 2020
Location: Sardis Primitive Baptist Cemetery


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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. James Alfred Riner, age 96, of Swainsboro, GA, on Friday, August 28, 2020, at Emanuel County Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be held in the Sardis Cemetery on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating.

CDC social distancing guidelines will be observed and masks are encouraged for your safety and others

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

Mr. Riner was born February 19, 1924 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA to the late Edgar Reginald and Sallie Lee Lawson Riner. He was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. Having retired from Dixie Supply as a salesman, he was affectionately known as the “Dixie Man”. Alfred was a great cook, and he would often fry turkeys for friends and neighbors during the holidays. He also loved to fish, work in his vegetable garden and dance with his beloved wife to Big Band music. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 76 years, Hazel Riner, three brothers, Ulys Riner, Frank Riner, and Talmadge Riner.

Survivors Include:

Sons: Grayson Riner (Pansy) of Athens, GA, Randall “Randy” Riner (Susan) of Watkinsville, GA, and Ashley Riner (Tracy Mullis) of Adrian, GA

Sister: Emily Mason of Swainsboro, GA

Brother: Hollis Riner (Miriam) of Dublin, GA

Sister-In-Law: Imogene Riner of Swainsboro, GA

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

Great-Grandchildren: Cole, Reagan, Carter, Catherine, Ruby, Ripley, Mason, and Parker

Numerous Nieces, nephews, and extended family

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

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. James Alfred Riner of Swainsboro, GA.

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Patsy H Kersey
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
I am sorry to hear about Alfred passing away. He live a long time but he is with God now. He enjoyed so mush and loved to go dancing when he was able. May God give you
peace and comfort. May God be with all of you.

Gary and Lois Curry
   Posted Fri August 28, 2020
So very sorry about Mr. Alfred. He was a good friend and will be missed. We had some good times and shared a lot of good meals together!
Our prayers and sympathy!


Martha Bacon; Greg & Sally Bacon; Sarah & Necollier Daniels; Sydney & Jake Blocker
   Posted Sat August 29, 2020
We are so sorry too hear about Alfred. He was such a good man and he will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Fay & Doyle Kersey
   Posted Sun August 30, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about Alfred, may God give peace & comfort to all during theses days of grief. Rejoice for him as he has seen Jesus!