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James Carswell Durden

Funeral director, Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick, Georgia, died November, 13, 2013, at age 76. Durden attended Mercer University and Middle Georgia College prior to enrolling and graduating from John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science in 1959. He served as president and part owner of Gibson Hart Durden Funeral Home until 1978. He then worked for Southern Coffin and Casket Company until 1987, was former owner of the Flower Basket and began his career as Glynn County coroner in 1993. Durden has been employed as a funeral director and community service representative with Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home since 1995. He was a member of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, as well as past president and 50-plus-year member of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association. He is survived by wife Fay, sons Carswell and John, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.