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Celebrating the life of
Betty Denmark Durden
February 09, 1930 - October 26, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 9-10 AM - Friday, November 01, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 10:00am - Friday, November 01, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Burial
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

So sorry to here of your loss. Betty and my mom, Helen Freeman, were very dear friends.

Dana C Fowler, Bloomingdale, GA

Diane, So sorry to hear of you loss. Your Mom was always so sweet and special to my Mom. Thinking of you and your family as you go through this time. All of you are in my prayers. Angela

Angela Robinson Grovenstein , Guyton, GA

what a lovely person she was. I will miss her

gary and tammy hodges, savannah, ga

Our prayers go out to the Durden family. Betty was a sweet lady. She will truly be remembered by everyone that ever had the pleasure to be in here presence. She will rest in peace in our Fathers arms forever.

Clif/Diane/Dean Hough , Mt. Pleasant, SC

My deepest sympathy to Phil, Dian and all the family. She was my dear friend. I will miss her so very much. Love, Nita

Nita Wonderley, Savannah, GA

A kinder, gentler, caring person has not lived before. Everybody whose lives were touched by Betty was made a better person. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. God Bless her family who were so lucky to have had her for 89 years. Billy and Orysia and Darian Fisher.

Billy and Orysia Fisher, Duluth, GA

Lots and Lots of prayers for you all. May the Good Lord just hold you in the palm of His Hands and comfort you . I am so blessed to have known Mrs. Betty and what a wonderful lady she is. What a wonderful family y'all are!

Dover, Marietta, GA

So long Betty. By now you will have seen our Savior face to face and will have been changed to be like Him. Blessed transition! I'm sure it will not be long before I join you. Condolences to all the family. Your mother, grandmother and great grandmother was a jewel. You can rest in the assurance that she belonged to Jesus. Your cousin, jack denmark

jack denmark, Iva, SC

Mrs. Betty Denmark Durden, 89, wife of Ben W. Durden, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2019, surrounded by her family and friends.

Mrs. Durden was born in Bulloch County, Georgia, on February 9th, 1930, and received her Master of Cosmetology license at the age of 16. She continued in this profession that she dearly loved for 66 years, owning three salons in the Savannah area and retiring at the age of 82.

Betty loved the Lord and devoted her life to the service of others. She was the epitome of a selfless servant and led by example in everything that she did. She was a past member of the Bull Street Baptist Church and a beloved member of Windsor Forest Baptist Church.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she gave not only of herself, but her time and talents as well, to all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Solomon Brannen Denmark and Lillian Cora Denmark, her wonderful husband, Ben W. Durden Jr., son, Glenn W. Durden, and brother, Mallie A. Denmark.

Surviving are her son, Phillip W. Durden and his wife Mary S. Durden of Starke, Florida, her daughter, Dian D. Cannoles and husband Patrick E. Cannoles of Savannah, Ga, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, and several cousins.

The family will receive friends, prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 1, 2019 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Reverend Mark Gentry will be officiating. A graveside service will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

The pallbearers will be son-in-law, Patrick E. Cannoles, grandsons, Glenn W. Durden and Benjamin R. Cannoles, and grandson by marriage, Travis D. Shoop, along with great grandsons, Matson W. Durden and Jackson D. Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Windsor Forest Baptist Church or a charity of your choice.

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So sorry to here of your loss. Betty and my mom, Helen Freeman, were very dear friends.

Dana C Fowler, Bloomingdale, GA

Diane, So sorry to hear of you loss. Your Mom was always so sweet and special to my Mom. Thinking of you and your family as you go through this time. All of you are in my prayers. Angela

Angela Robinson Grovenstein , Guyton, GA

Candle tribute lit by Pam Sauers — Georgia

what a lovely person she was. I will miss her

gary and tammy hodges, savannah, ga

Our prayers go out to the Durden family. Betty was a sweet lady. She will truly be remembered by everyone that ever had the pleasure to be in here presence. She will rest in peace in our Fathers arms forever.

Clif/Diane/Dean Hough , Mt. Pleasant, SC

My deepest sympathy to Phil, Dian and all the family. She was my dear friend. I will miss her so very much. Love, Nita

Nita Wonderley, Savannah, GA

A kinder, gentler, caring person has not lived before. Everybody whose lives were touched by Betty was made a better person. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. God Bless her family who were so lucky to have had her for 89 years. Billy and Orysia and Darian Fisher.

Billy and Orysia Fisher, Duluth, GA

Lots and Lots of prayers for you all. May the Good Lord just hold you in the palm of His Hands and comfort you . I am so blessed to have known Mrs. Betty and what a wonderful lady she is. What a wonderful family y'all are!

Dover, Marietta, GA

Candle tribute lit by Kim Dover — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Mallie and Matthew Rydzik — Maryland

So long Betty. By now you will have seen our Savior face to face and will have been changed to be like Him. Blessed transition! I'm sure it will not be long before I join you. Condolences to all the family. Your mother, grandmother and great grandmother was a jewel. You can rest in the assurance that she belonged to Jesus. Your cousin, jack denmark

jack denmark, Iva, SC


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