Mary Virginia (Newton) Canady

July 31, 1934 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 86)


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Mary V. Newton Canady, age 86, of Emanuel County, GA, on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Emanuel County Nursing Home, under the care of Pruitt Health Hospice. 

Private Graveside services will be conducted at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum on Monday, January 04, 2021 with Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating.

CDC social distancing guidelines will be observed and masks are encouraged for your safety and the health and well being of others.

The daughter of the late Charles and Cora Webb Newton, Mary was a lifelong resident of Twin City, GA. She was a member of the Pilot Club and a long time member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Mary worked at Spivey Bank as a teller for nearly ten years. She adored her Join Hands Sunday School Class. Mary was an avid reader of historical romances and she enjoyed collecting Depression glass. Mary held dear her many wonderful memories of friends and her years spent in Twin City School. She always talked about all the friends going dancing in groups and attending ballgames. Mary often tried to keep up with current news of her classmates. Until the last few years, Mary continued to listen to E.C.I. football with much excitement and pride. During her stay at the nursing home Mary became and enjoyed being a birdwatcher and a Georgia Bulldog fan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, James E. Canady; a sister, Sarah Ellen Newton Gillis, and a brother, Charlie James Newton.

Survivors Include:

Daughter: Kathy Claxton (Keith) of Swainsboro, GA.

Son: Chuck Canady of Swainsboro, GA.

Five Grandchildren; Kristal Smith (Wayne), Derrick Canady (Jennifer), Mathew Claxton, Joshua Claxton and Jamie Phillips (Chris) and Five Great Grandchildren; all of whom she was very proud.

Numerous Nieces, nephews, and extended family

Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Emanuel County Nursing Home, 117 Kite Road, Swainsboro, GA 30401

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Mary Newton Canady of Emanuel County, GA.

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Graveside Service
January 4, 2021

Time: TBD
Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

Swainsboro, GA

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