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DURDEN Mary Ewing Durden, 71, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. She was born in Cordele, Georgia on May 2, 1940 to the late Earnest Carl Ewing and Jessie Scruggs Ewing. She was an active member of Parkwood Baptist Church serving the youth ministry, and participating in community outreach. She served as President of Southside Junior Womens Club, was a former Regional Director of Prevent Blindness, and was a retired media specialist for Duval County Schools. She was Queen Mother of the Whoop-De-Doos, a chapter of the Red Hats Society. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Geroude W. Durden Jr. Rudy; three children, G. W. Whit Durden III, Julie Durden Sharp and her husband, Greg, Cindy Durden Mullen and her husband, Steve; four grandchildren, Maegan Sharp, Abigail Sharp, Hunter Mullen, Carley Mullen; and a sister, Patricia Ewing Hobbs of Cordele, GA., and a brother, Ernest Ewing of Columbia, SC. She also leaves behind a large and loving extended family, and many close friends. She will especially be missed by the Golden Girls, a group of her life-long childhood friends. Services will be held Monday, January 2, 2012 at 11am at Parkwood Baptist Church, Jacksonville. Interment will follow in the Chapel Hills Memory Gardens, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL 32225. The family will receive friends Sunday, January 1, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home. Anyone wishing to make a donation may do so to the Adult Sarcoma Research program through the MD Anderson Cancer Center which may be found at http://www.mdanderson.org/how-you-can-help/adult-sarcoma-research.html. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hardage-giddenschapelhills.com Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 31, 2011
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