Loren Gary (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Loren Gary II, age 67, of Swainsboro, GA on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, GA. Memorial services will be Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Bill Woodson and Sidney B. Shepherd officiating. Interment will be in the Eastbrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening at the funeral home from 6-8 PM. Honorary Pallbearers will be Shepherd, Gary(s)and(s)McWhorter Staff, Emanuel County Bar Association Members, Kendall Gross, Matthew Waters, Eddie and Betty Jean Andrews, Jay Lawson, Harry Martin, Gary and Lois Curry and Wilber Stephens. Mr. Gary was a native of Georgetown, GA, a graduate of Mercer University Law School, member of the Emanuel County and Georgia Bar Associations and became partner with Shepherd, Gary(s)and(s)McWhorter Law Offices in 1969. He was also active in the community as a past-member of the Swainsboro Jaycees, Swainsboro Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge #244 and a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; Joe and Celeste Oliver Gary and wife; Shirley Wessinger Gary. Survivors include: Three Sons: Patrick (Ann) Gary of Charlottesville, VA, Mercer (Mary) Gary of Monroe, GA and Michael (Amber) Gary of Statesboro, GA; One Sister: Martha Gary of Eufaula, AL; Three Brothers: Joe Gary of Atlanta, GA, Gene Gary of Georgetown, GA and Dave Gary of Hinesville, GA.; Nine Grandchildren: Mathew Baker, Caleb Gary, Isabelle Gary, Scarlet Gary, Vivienne Gary, Andrew Gary, William Gary, Emily Gary and Britt Gary. Condolences maybe submitted on-line at: www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Loren Gary II of Swainsboro, GA. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com/obits

The Augusta Chronicle-May 12, 2011