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Durant Wilmot

Durant Wilmot of Barnesville passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Barnesville First United Methodist Church with burial in Lamar Memory Gardens. Rev. Steve Davidson and Horace Pippin will officiate. The family will greet friends the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Durant, the son of the late Plumer Durant Wilmot Sr. and Lula Vivian McFarlin Wilmot was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Carnesville, Ga. He was a graduate of Franklin County High School and attended Piedmont College. Durant was the founder of Upson Memorial Gardens, Meriwether Memory Gardens, Lamar Memory Gardens and Monroe Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Lillie Keadle Wilmot of Barnesville, children, Kaye (Ron) Anglin of Molena and Susan (Billy) Peyton of Thomaston; sisters, Madeline Goodlett of Gainesville, Fla., and Nettie Ben Cash of Mt. Airy, Ga.; and four grandchildren. Flowers will be accepted or the family suggests donations to Barnesville First United Methodist Church, 375 Thomaston St., Barnesville, Ga., 30204 or to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Pkwy., Suite 1, Marietta, Ga., 30067. Please visit to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

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