Sara Gable Drinkard Durand, 93, of the New Franklin Community of Canon, passed away Friday evening, September 16, 2016, at her residence.
Born January 31, 1923, in Canon, she was the daughter of the late Paul Washington and Omie Evelyn Jackson Gable. She was the widow of the late Frank Hawes Drinkard and Doyal L. Durand. She was predeceased by sisters Willie Faye Morris, Frances Callicutt, Jeanette Gable, Mary John, and Nell Southern; brothers, Marshall, Chandler, and Drayton Gable; and niece, Jimmie Roper. She was a lifelong homemaker, and during World War II, she worked as an electrician in Maryland during the War Production. She was the oldest member of New Franklin Christian Church and was a member of the Ladies Council.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Ken Ward, of Canon; grandson, John Ward, Carnesville ; two grandchildren, Justin Ward and Brittany (Reece) Britt; Sisters-in-law, Beth Reed, Lincolnton, and Allene (Ken) Farmer, Bostwick, GA; nieces, Leah Melton, Emily Chitwood, Barbara Bradley, Linda Southern, Martha Stamitoles, Omie Rominger, Mary Taylor, and Carolyn Brackett; nephews, Stanley Morris and Richard Fine;
Services will be Monday afternoon at 2pm at the New Franklin Christian Church with Carl Beckam. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home, and the family is at the home. They will receive friends from 5 pm until 8pm Sunday evening at the Ginn Funeral Home. Flowers are welcome but those wishing to make memorials please do so to New Franklin Christian Church, 4244 New Franklin Church Road, Canon, Georgia 30520. Condolences may be left at ginnfuneralhome.com.