Martha Nell (Akridge) Beasley

June 4, 1939 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 82)


Durden- Hudson Funeral Directors announces the passing of Mrs. Martha Nell Akridge Beasley, age 82, of Swainsboro, GA on Sunday, November, 14, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her precious family.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 3:00 PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Rusty Moore officiating.

Interment will follow in the Eastbrook Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends and family, at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

Mrs. Martha Nell was born June 4, 1939, in Swainsboro, GA to the late Jim and Trudie Stapleton Akridge and was a Graduate of Stillmore High School.  She retired from Creston Knitting Mills, and was an avid homemaker.  Mrs. Martha Nell loved her family deeply and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was her greatest joy.  She was a lifelong member of Mt. Shady Baptist Church and in addition to her parents, was preceded in death by sisters, Leona Jones, Annie Marsh, and Katie Canady; and brothers, James Akridge, M. D. Akridge and Alvie Akridge.


Her Husband of 62 years: William Dent Beasley of Swainsboro, GA

Daughter: Melinda B. Brown (Gary) of Jacksonville, FL

Son: Mike Beasley (Debra) of Swainsboro, GA

Sister: Jean Henry (Colon) of Swainsboro, GA.

Brothers: Ralph Akridge of Swainsboro, GA and Elzie Akridge of Dellwood, GA

Grandchildren: Wesley Beasley (Krislyn), Kealia Wilcher (Craig), Mason Brown (Maura), Denton Kade Beasley.

Great-Grandchildren: Anna Kate Beasley, John Wright Beasley, Wills Beasley, Gaige Wilcher, Michael Wilcher, Remington Wilcher and Mala Brown.

Nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the  Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 20226, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 or a charity of your choice.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Martha Nell Akridge Beasley of Swainsboro, GA

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November 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro , GA 30401

Funeral Service
November 16, 2021

3:00 PM
Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Interment following funeral service
November 16, 2021

Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

Swainsboro, GA

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