March 8, 1946 - May 28, 2018
Mr. Joel Shafter Duren, age 72, of Douglas passed away Monday afternoon, May 28. 2018, at Coffee Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born March 8, 1946 to the late Shafter Duren and the late Marilzia McClendon Duren. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gerrell Faye Law Duren and an infant daughter, Sabrina Dawn Duren. Mr. Duren, a native of Douglas, retired after 34 years of Service as Major with the Douglas City Police Department. He was a U. S. Marine Veteran of the Viet Nam Era. Mr. Duren was a member of Unity Church. Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Shelda Kirkland and husband Kenneth “Sam” of Hazlehurst, GA Regina Cook and husband David of Ocilla, GA. 1 Sister: Carolyn Bowman of Douglas, GA. 4 Grandchildren: Ashley Cook and husband Trent of Hazlehurst, GA Blaine Cook, Ben Cook and Shelby Cook all of Ocilla, GA. 1 Great Granddaughter: Sadie Cook of Hazlehurst, GA Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and a host of Friends. The funeral service was held Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 1:00 P. M., at Unity Church with Rev. Joseph Cochran and Rev. Glen Fussell officiating. The Interment followed in Lax Holiness Baptist Church Cemetery. At the Graveside, Bagpipe Selections were rendered by Tim Akins. Active Pallbearers were: Ronnie Spivey, Jerome Burch, David Richardson, Jose Salinas, Peter Brown and Adam Fussell. Honorary Pallbearers were members of Douglas Police Dept., Coffee County Sheriff’s Dept., Irwin County Sheriff’s Dept. and Residents of Lakeside Facility. Special Musical Selections, “Sun’s Coming Up” presented by the Soloist and Pianist, Brandon Musgrove, “The Lighthouse” and “That Sounds Like Home” were presented by Rev. Glen and Cathy Fussell, with Rev. Glen Fussell, at the Piano. “Pre-Lude” and “Post-Lude” soft hymns were rendered by Brandon Musgrove, at the Piano. Ricketson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Joel Shafter Duren, age 72, of Douglas passed away Monday afternoon, May 28. 2018, at Coffee Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born March 8, 1946 to the late Shafter Duren and the late Marilzia McClendon Duren.... View Obituary & Service Information
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