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Bunnie Elizabeth (Griffith) Williford

April 28, 1935 ~ March 18, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Bunnie Williford Obituary

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mrs. Bunnie Elizabeth Williford, age 87, of Swainsboro, GA, on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Elam Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jim Rawls officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 12:00 to 2:00 PM.

Pallbearers are: Lance Griffith, Chris Griffith, Mike Gay, Brian Baye, Benjamin Baye, and Wesley Peebles.

Mrs. Williford  was born April 28, 1935 in Portal, Bulloch County, GA to the late Joseph Curtis and Lucille Gay Griffith.  She was retired  from Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home as an LPN. She enjoyed fellowshipping with family and friends. Mrs. Williford loved reading, studying her bible and attending church at Garden of Prayer. In her spare time she enjoyed doing word puzzles, needle work, and gardening. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Tom Williford, Jr.

Survivors Include:

Daughters: Barbara Payne (Marty) of Hiawassee, GA and Krista Beasley (Paul) of Twin City, GA

Sons: Steve Byrd (Linda) of Pinellas Park, FL and Ricky Byrd (Terry) of Carlton, GA

Sister: Melissa Ryles (Richard) of Hazelhurst, GA

Brother: Curtis Griffith (Joyce) of Metter, GA

Step-Daughters: Ellen Wilkerson, Cathy Flanders, Joan Foskey, and Patsy Sherrod

Step-Sons: Edward Williford , Donnie Williford , and Scott Williford

Grandchildren: Tiffany Payne, Sierra Peebles, Tommy Beasley, Michelle Byrd, Matthew Bryd, Joel Byrd, Emily Pulliam, Sarah Groscop, Benjamin Baye, Brian Baye, Brandon Baye, Casey Byrd.

10 Great-Grandchildren

Numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home, 9420 Blackshear Hwy, Baxley, GA 31513 or Pruitt Hospice, 667 South Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Bunnie Elizabeth Williford of Swainsboro, GA.   

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March 20, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro , GA 30401

Graveside Service
March 20, 2023

3:00 PM
Elam Baptist Church Cemetery


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