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Tommy Durden

Mr. Tommy Durden, age 85, husband for 68 years to Mrs. Sarah Thompson Durden, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at his residence.

 In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons, Anthony (Gail) Durden, Richard Durden; sisters; Susie Lee Watkins, Rosie Stevens; grandchildren, Chad (Amber) Bishop, Eric Bishop, Tjuana Durden-Seidl (Ryan), Thomas Durden; great grandchildren, Nathan Bishop, Gavin Bishop, Adalynn Jarrett, Abigail, Lauren, Jacqueline and Ethan Seidl.

 He is preceded in death by his parents, Tebo and Mattie Toler Durden; daughter, Brenda Durden Bishop, brothers, Mark and Frank Durden; and sisters, Katie Pearl Sellers and Ollie Mae Blackston.

Mr. Durden worked at Clearwater Finishing Plant and was known for being an area Barber for over 30 years. He loved to talk about his Lord and Savior and is now in His presence. He will be greatly missed by his family and all whose lives he touched in the 85 precious years that God gave him on earth.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 2 o’clock pm at the Gloverville Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Rev. Preston Bishop officiating. The interment will immediately follow at the Langley Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, January 22nd, 2019 from 6-8pm at the church.

Pallbearers will be: Chad Bishop, Eric Bishop, Thomas Durden, Ryan Seidl, David Randall and Gregg Gibson.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Gregg Cato & Family Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

He was such a good kind man - II know he will be greatly missed ! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Alex and June G Keip Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

Richard and family, we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. We worked together at Clearwater Finishing Plant for many years. He was a very good friend of mine and he will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Glenn and Debbie Parker Jan 24 2019 12:00 AM

May the wonderful memories of Uncle Tommy last you a lifetime.We love you and are keeping you all in our prayers. Carolyn Durden
McCall and family.

Carolyn Durden McCall Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

Another servant of the Lord has gone home to be with Jesus! Keeping Richard , the entire family and all those near and dear to Mr. Durden in prayer at this sad time .He used to cut my hair when he was in Aiken and later at his home shop and was always very kind to me . He spoke of his family and his love of the outdoors and I enjoyed being around him and listening to him . He will be missed but take comfort knowing that as we say good bye their are others saying welcome .

Tom Thomas Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

Mrs. Sarah, Anthony and Richard. I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Tommy's passing. He was my dad's best friend for many years and we all thought so much of him. He was a good man. I am in Texas, but please know all of you will be in my prayers and thoughts. Kathy Boyd Randall.

Kathy Boyd Randall Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Aunt Sarah Ellen, Richard and Anthony and all the family........ Uncle Tommy was my special and even though I didn't get to see him as often as I wanted he knew I loved him ... I truly enjoyed our phone calls ... the boys send their love ... May God Bless each of you and I know Uncle Tommy is where he wants to be in God's loving arms ..

Linda D. Fowler, Nathan, Leslee & Boys Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM