Barbara English

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SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Lynn English, age 78, of Swainsboro, GA on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Emanuel Medical Center. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Robert Blankenship and Rev. Paul Leigh officiating. Interment will be in the Swainsboro City Cemetery The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6-8 PM Pallbearers are Jason English, Brandon English, Sam English, David Morgan, Gene Ragsdale, Jimmy Murphy, Bobby Sasser, Sidney B. Shepherd and Al Lawson. Honorary Escorts: Fidelis Sunday School Class and Glad Garden Club Mrs. English was born in Jackson, TN and lived most of her life in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA. After graduating from Marietta High School in 1953, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority while attending University of Georgia. Mrs. English was owner operator of the Courtyard Hallmark Shop, Past President and District Director of the Swainsboro Jaycettes, Beta Sigma Phi 1996 Lady of the Year, Chairman of the Emanuel County , member of the Glad Garden Club and Non Agenda Club. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was also a member of the Swainsboro First Baptist Church, Fidelis Sunday School Class and was preceded in death by her son, Franklin Scott English; parents, Joseph Laurent and Madge Roberts Johnson and granddaughter, Erika Knode. Survivors include: her husband of 59 years: Bill English of Swainsboro, GA; one daughter: Ree English Saunders (Mitch) of Acworth, GA; three sons: Jeff English (Barbara) of San Antonio TX, Joe English (Shai) of Swainsboro, GA and Michael English (Ashley) of Savannah, GA; thirteen grandchildren: Brandon English, Jason English, Macey Clifton, Anna Claire Saunders, Haley English, Kinsey English, Kaidy English, Kristen English, Abby English, Jim Saunders, Stacey Logue (Bobby), Jackie Walling (Todd) and Christina Knode. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Swainsboro First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 240 W. Main St., Swainsboro, GA or the , online donation, www.cancer.org Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Barbara Lynn English of Swainsboro, GA.


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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
206 East Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401
(478) 237-2131
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Apr. 8, 2014
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