Annette Scott (Woods) Thompson

June 16, 1927 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 92)


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mrs. Annette Woods Scott Thompson of Swainsboro, GA, died peacefully in the Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home on November 14, 2019 in Swainsboro, GA at the age of 92.

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with visitation, Friday, November 15, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Louis Pearce will be officiating the ceremony with Rev. David Unkles assisting.

Entombment will follow in the Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Pallbearers are Howie Miller, Seaborn Roberts, Keith Lamb, Don Scott, Butch Anderson, and Bill Giles.

Annette was born June 16th, 1927 in Emanuel County to Harvey and Amy Moxley Woods. She graduated from Darien High School, Darien, GA in 1944. She married Bernard Scott of Swainsboro, GA, in 1951. She and Bernard lived in Brunswick, GA and Swainsboro, GA for several years, settling in Swainsboro in 1960 where she began working for Sears, Roebuck as a sales clerk. After the loss of her first husband in 1970, she married Ray Thompson in 1972. Annette continued to work at Sears, Roebuck and retired from there in 1982, then later worked at Stewart’s Jewelers until retiring fully.

Annette was a member of Calvary Methodist Church of Swainsboro, GA and First Methodist Church of Swainsboro, GA., and she loved her church family. An avid reader, she continued to enjoy her books while at the nursing home.

Family was very important to Annette. She started by raising two precocious boys to young men. After meeting Ray Thompson they formed a new family. Annette and Ray went on to nurture a second generation with their much loved grandchildren. Annette was excited last Christmas to meet her new great-grandsons Ben and Elliott and to give a hug to her great granddaughter Lucy. Annette was preceded in death by her first husband Bernard Scott, her son Jimmy Scott, and second husband William Ray Thompson, Sr.

Survivors Include:

Her Son: Lynn Scott (Margaret) of Melbourne, FL

Her Daughter–In-Law: Teresa Overstreet Miller (Howard) of Swainsboro, GA

Three Stepchildren: Bill Thompson (Kim) of Richmond Hill, GA, Roy Thompson (Gail) of Swainsboro, GA, and Keith Thompson (Lynn) of Swainsboro, GA.

Six Grandchildren: Misty Scott Mullis, Becky Len Thompson, Drew Thompson, Shea Thompson, Jason Thompson, and Kal Thompson.

12 Great-Grandchildren

 Great-Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and Extended Family.

A special thanks to son and daughter-in-law Roy and Gail Thompson, also to nieces Harriet Scott Lawson and Jan Thompson Palmer. Special thanks to the wonderful caregivers and hospital staff at the Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home for their making her happy and comfortable during her stay.  

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Annette Woods Scott Thompson of Swainsboro, GA.


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November 15, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
206 East Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Funeral Service
November 16, 2019

2:00 PM
Swainsboro First United Methodist Church

Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

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