|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1948|
|Death: ||Mar. 28, 2009|
South Carolina, USA
Paula Kay Emmert Durston, of Bluffton, passed away March 28, 2009 after a lengthy illness.
She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother to her entire family for many years.
Born in Maryville, MO, she grew up in Bedford, IA, the daughter of an astounded Chevrolet Dealer with two locations.
Paula became a resident of Brunswick, GA, in 1964 and graduated from Glenn Academy with honors. She also graduated with a Nursing Degree with Honors from the Brunswick Campus, University of Georgia in 1969.
She was an accomplished musician, vocalist, and pianist and studied under Dr. Max Noah of St. Simons Is, GA during her education years. In 1970, after residing in Germany with her husband Tom serving in the U.S. Army, and continuing her music talents there, they returned to Hilton Head Island. There she continued her Christian Music Ministry for many years to include the soprano soloist in The Messiah performed by The Hilton Head Choral Group, The Hilton Head Christian Womens Society, and performed for several dignitaries including the late Sen. Strom Thurmond. She also obtained her Real-Estate License and Brokers license, a career in which she succeeded for many years.
Mrs. Durston was revered by and is survived by her husband of 40 years, Thomas L "Tom" Durston, one daughter, Paula "De'a" Durston Gignilliat, a son-in-law, Donathan R. Gignilliat, and their two grandsons Harrison Thomas Gignilliat and Hunter John Gignilliat of Columbia.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Carroll Emmert, her mother, Audrey C. Emmert, and one brother, Carlyle LaDwayne Powell.
Beaufort National Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
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Record added: Mar 30, 2009
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Miss you Paula.|
Added: Oct. 30, 2010
An amazing and talented woman who will be missed by many, may you rest in God's care always until reunited with those left to cherish your beautiful memory.|
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Added: Mar. 30, 2009