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Malvadine Lawson Youmans

October 17, 1929 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Malvadine Lawson Youmans, age 92, on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the Emanuel Medical Nursing Home after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the First Baptist Church, Swainsboro with Rev. Casey Shaw, Rev. Dr. Robert Blankenship and Kinny Dorsey officiating.

Interment will follow at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the church.

Pallbearers are Kinny Dorsey, Brandon Youmans, Peyton Frye, David Kent, Jimmy May, Wes Wilkes, Charles Garrett, and Stan Lawson.

Honorary escorts will be the members of Agape Sunday School Class.

Mrs. Youmans was born in Emanuel County on October 17, 1929 to the late Cordie Estes Lawson and Alma Hutcheson Lawson. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 52 years, P.O. Youmans, Sr.

She graduated in 1946 Salutatorian of her class from Adrian High School and was a member of the basketball team. On October 14, 1948 she married P.O. Youmans, Sr.

Mrs. Youmans was a devoted Wife, Mother, Mother-In-Law, Sister, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother. She was always involved in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives and attended many ballgames, dance recitals, beauty pageants, church and school related activities throughout the years.

She will be remembered fondly for her cooking talents and the array of delicious meals she served, especially during the holidays, which she tirelessly prepared for her family. To her one cake and one pie seemed not enough. She felt it was her duty to always have several cakes and pies at every holiday meal, including her famous strawberry cake which the great-grandchildren called the “Pink Cake”.

Mrs. Youmans was a member of First Baptist Church and Agape Sunday School Class. She was very active and served as President of the class. She was notorious for her excellent computer skills and would never turn down a request from her class to prepare something on the computer whenever needed.

She was an officer of Sconyers Motors, Inc. and served as bookkeeper, retiring after 20 years, and then retiring again from several years working for Spivey State Bank. In all aspects of her work she was very meticulous and quite the perfectionist.

She had several hobbies, including word search puzzles, reading and most especially enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Over the years she made special keepsake blankets for all of the new babies born into the family as well as several for graduation gifts.

Survivors Include:

Two Sons: P.O. Youmans, Jr. (Emmalene) of Swainsboro, GA, and Mike Youmans (Vickie) of Swainsboro, GA.

Four Granchildren: Vanessa Wilkes (Wes) of Swainsboro, GA; Valerie Youmans of Jacksonville, FL; Brandon Youmans of St. Simons Island, GA, Brooke Y. Frye (Peyton) of Swainsboro, GA.

Six Great-Grandchildren: Juddson Maddox Wilkes, Amelia Marie Wilkes, Molly Kate Youmans, Lawson Wade Frye, Anna Caroline Frye, and Michael Stewart Youmans.

One Brother: George O. (Buddy) Lawson

One Sister-In-Law: Ann Henry Lawson

Special Niece: Lori Lawson Sweat

Special Nephew: Stan Lawson (Dawn)

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Vijitha Prasad and her staff, to Marie waters and the Emanuel County Nursing Home staff and the Pruitt Hospice team for their care, kindness and compassion shown to our loved one.

Should friends desire, friends and family can make donations to First Baptist Church of Swainsboro, 240 W. Main Street. Swainsboro, GA 30401 or the charity of your choice.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Malvadine Lawson Youmans of Swainsboro, GA.

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October 23, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Swainsboro First Baptist Church

Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
October 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Swainsboro First Baptist Church

Swainsboro, Georgia 30401


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