Sydney Kate Smith

March 2, 2004 ~ July 18, 2020 (age 16)


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Miss Sydney Kate Smith, age 16, of Swainsboro, GA passed away Saturday, July, 18, 2020 at Egleston Hospital in Dekalb County, GA.

Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors, Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kurt Grimm officiating.

A cremain burial will be in the Wadley City Cemetery at a later date.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 -7:00 PM.

Social distancing guidelines will apply and will limit the number of visitors in the building at any given time.

Sydney loved to draw, paint and write stories. She was extremely talented and took pleasure in all sorts of crafting activities. Sydney thoroughly enjoyed the beach. She and Cheryl considered themselves “beach bums”. She loved music and dance, and despite her young age, had an appreciation for music from the 70’s. Sydney was preceded in death by her Grandmother, whom she adored, Melissa Coker.

Survivors Include:

Her Uncle and Aunt: Thomas and Cheryl Garrett, “Dad and Mom”, of Swainsboro, GA.

Her Brother: Garrett Bullington of Columbus, GA

Her Stepbrother: Jeremy Tomlinson of Gainesville, FL

Her Great Grandmother: Betty Smith of Swainsboro, GA

Her Cousin: Tommy Garrett of Daytona Beach, FL

Condolences may be submitted on-line at

Memorial contribution may be made in memory of Sydney Kate Smith to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, Attn: Jaime Brown, 3395 NE Expressway, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30341 or online at

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the services of Miss Sydney Kate Smith of Swainsboro, GA.

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July 22, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Memorial Service
July 22, 2020

7:00 PM
Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

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