Obituary and funeral services: Vernon E. ‘Papa’ Durden, 85, of Loganville

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Vernon E. “Papa” Durden, age 85 of Loganville, Georgia passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. The family will receive friends Monday January 15, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Tom M Wages Funeral Service, LLC, 3705 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, Georgia 30039 (770-979-3200).

A Graveside Service Honoring the Life of Mr. Durden will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:00pm at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation prior to service, 1:00pm-2:00pm at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Mosley Durden, his son, Michael Durden of Loganville; daughters, Cherie and Everett Chapman of Loganville, Sheila Moulder of Flowery Branch, Beverly Brock of Loganville; sisters, Shirley and Jimmy Toler, Gloria Smith; brother, Bobby Durden; grandchildren, Dorothy and Katie Moulder, Rachel and Betsy Brock, Jason and Justin Chapman; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Kyleigh Rickman; many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Durden was born in Loganville, Georgia (Walton County) on May 29, 1932 to Edward Durden and Mamie Runelle Still. He was a Teamster for over 40 years and worked as a Truck Driver for Complete Auto Transit. He loved to fish and hunt but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Reposted courtesy of Wages Funeral Home.

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