Mrs. Barbara Ann Durden

October 20, 1935 – May 16, 2013

Mrs. Barbara Ann Durden, 77, of Griffin, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013, at her residence.

Mrs. Durden was born in Atlanta Oct. 20, 1935. She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Sexton and Ethel Bowman Sexton; brothers and sister-in-law, Sterling Sexton and Jack and Barbara Sexton. Mrs. Durden was a member of Church of Christ Forest Park for 37 years, where she was the church secretary for 26 years. She attended West Side Church of Christ for the last 15 years.

Survivors include her husband of 58 and a half years, Tommy Durden; children Cheryl Durden Looney, Tom Durden Jr. and wife Terri, and Tim Durden; grandchildren Shelley Webb, Donna Harper, Tammy Spruill, Tiffany Durden, Rose Durden, Tad Durden, Jake Durden and Julie Durden; sister-in-law Betty Sexton; a number of nieces and nephews; and a great number of friends.

Visitation for Mrs. Barbara Ann Durden will be on Saturday, May 18, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at Church of Christ Forest Park, 5238 Phillips Drive, Lake City, Ga., 30260. Minister Richard Harp will officiate. Mrs. Durden will lie in state from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at the church. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to RainTree Village Children’s Home, 3757 Johnston Road, Valdosta, Ga., 31601 in memory of Mrs. Durden.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 West McIntosh Road is in charge of arrangements. www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com