H. Chris Tiller

July 20, 1941 ~ October 14, 2018 (age 77)


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors, P. O. Box 379, Swainsboro, GA

Phone:  478/237-2131  Fax: 478/237-9449

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. H. Chris Tiller, age 77, of Swainsboro, GA, on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 11:00 AM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Donald Sparks officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 9:30 until time of service at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested a private interment.

Mr. Tiller was born July 20, 1941, in Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina to the late James Wilson Tiller, Sr. and Ruth Henry Tiller.  He moved to Swainsboro in 1955.  During this time he was  plant manager for Creston Knitting Mills for 26 years.  Mr. Tiller retired with Swainsboro Technical College.  He attended Davidson College and the University of Georgia.  He served on the Board of Directors for Spivey State Bank; he was a member of the Swainsboro Golf and Country Club; and a member of The Swainsboro First United Methodist Church.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Ruth Tiller, two brothers, James W. Tiller, Jr. (Jim) and William Thomas Tiller (Bill).

 Survivors include: 

 His Wife: Patricia Hodges Tiller of Swainsboro, GA

One Daughter:  Jean Gay (John B.) of Millen, GA

One Son:  Chris Tiller, Jr. of Blackshear, GA

Four Grandchildren:  Branham Gay (Shelley) of Blackshear, GA, Tiller Gay of Savannah, GA, Trey Tiller of Macon, GA and Anna Tiller of Statesboro, GA

One Great-Grand Daughter:  Emma Gay of Blackshear, GA

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Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Pruitt Health Hospice, 667 S. Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 3040l

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. H. Chris Tiller of Swainsboro, GA

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October 17, 2018

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
206 East Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Funeral Service
October 17, 2018

11:00 AM
Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

October 17, 2018

11:00 AM
Swainsboro City Cemetery

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