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Perry Raymond Riner

February 1, 1930 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 92)


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Perry Raymond Riner, age 92, of Swainsboro, on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Swainsboro United Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Lee Chambers officiating.

Interment will follow in the Eastbook Cemetery with Elder Paul Thomas officiating and Military Honors provided by Swainsboro VFW Post.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel from 10 AM-1 PM.

Pallbearers: David Barnett, Richard Daniels, Mike Braswell, Michael Thompson, John Riner, and Alan Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers: Members of AA and Alanon

Mr. Riner was born February 1, 1930 in Broxton, Coffee County, GA to the late Roey Perry and Irene Claxton Riner; and received a degree in banking from LSU.  He served his country as Sgt 1st Class in the US Army from 1948-1951. Mr. Riner was previously employed by the Central Bank and was Owner of Perry’s Auto Auction.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; not perfect by any means, but always tried to do what was right for others. He loved fiercely, and although he was blessed with mostly sons, he was born to be a girls’ papa.  He was a dedicated member and avid supporter of AA, Bridges of Hope and The Halfway House. Mr. Riner was extremely proud of his 44 years of sobriety and dedicated the remainder of his life to helping others achieve their sobriety. Most important was his love for family, living by faith, and accepting and extending grace especially to those often considered castaways by their circumstances. He was a founding and lifelong member of the Swainsboro United Primitive Baptist Church. His faith and love for his God guided him in all his actions and decisions. He gave all the glory to his Holy Precious Savior for the grace extended to him in 1978 that turned his life around and created in him a warrior’s heart for others. January 2021 he received the Emanuel County Hometown Hero Award.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his sons, Johnnie C. McWilliams; granddaughter, Priscilla Riner Hooks; great-granddaughter, Taylor Nicole Hooks; step-son, Shae Hartmeyer; and sister, Joyce Riner Cavanah Crumpton.

Survivors include:

Wife of 48 years: Ava Iris Day Riner.

Children:  Perry Lamar “Larry” Riner (Melissa) of Vidalia, GA; Donald Raymond “Donny” Riner (Kandy) of Dudley, GA; Stormy Hartmeyer ; Steven Hartmeyer, both of Swainsboro, GA; Derek Hartmeyer (Karen) of Blun, GA, and George “Jr.” Brinson, Jr. also of Swainsboro, GA.

Daughters-In-Love: Debbie Riner of Swainsboro, GA and Tracy Holzman Hartmeyer of OK.

Sister: Connie Riner of Savannah, GA

Grandchildren: April Riner Stafford (Mitch), Kristopher Raymond “Kris” Riner (JoAnna), Jennifer Riner Bell (Corbin), Cheyenne Douglas (Shon), Michael Hartmeyer, Justin Hartmeyer, Ciarra Hartmeyer Barry (Grant), Walker Williams, Maranda Mitchell, and Amanda Scott.

15 Great-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to Bridges of Hope, 2848 Jackie Snider Trail, Stapleton, GA  30823.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Perry Raymond Riner of Swainsboro, GA.

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April 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro , GA 30401

Funeral Service
April 16, 2022

2:00 PM
Swainsboro United Primitive Baptist Church
W. Main St.
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Interment following funeral service
April 16, 2022

Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

Swainsboro, GA

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