June 9, 1904 ~ March 17, 2002

Born in: Waverly, New York,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville - Margaret Baird Durrant, 97, of Givens Estates, died Sunday, March 17, 2002.

A native of Waverly, New York, she was the daughter of the late William and Charlotte Grace Baird and wife of the late Charles Leroy Durrant. She also was preceded in death by her son, the Rev. Charles William Durrant, who died in 1999.

Mrs. Durrant was a former employee of the New York State Freeway and was very active with the Eastern Star in New York State, serving as a District Deputy. She was a member of the Skyland United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Ruth Durrant Kirk of Givens Estates; four grandchildren, the Rev. Margaret Buchanan, Barbara S. Durrant, Charles Durrant and Kathleen Rowell; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Interment will be in New York State with a local memorial service to be held Sunday, April 7, 2002 at 2:00PM in Givens Estates Chapel. Reverend Joseph Fulk and Reverend Arnie Corriher will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Givens Estates Supplemental Assistance Fund, Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. This beautiful lady held a warm spot in our lives and the lives of our children. She was their ‘Grandma D’ and still to this day many years later, they recall memories of her being their special ‘Grandma D.’ Even though miles and years seperated us, we still were connected by the heart.
    We were saddened to hear of her death. May God continue to grant you the peace that passes all understanding, especially now!
    God bless you.

    Much love,
    The Bulow Carver family

  2. Jessie and I were sad to learn about Mrs. Durrant’s passing.

    Please know that the family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    May all of you find strength and peace through God’s love in times like these.

    John 14:27-‘Peace is my farewell gift to you, my peace is my gift to you.

    God bless you all.

    Tommy and Jessie Koontz

  3. We will miss Margaret’s wit and fun spirit and of course we remember all the goodies she would make for everybody. Especially we remember her pet name for our youngest son, Johnathan which was ‘chocolate face’ because he loved her chocolate goodies. She was a sweet, special person. Our love and prayers go out for you during your time or sorrow. Love, The Cooke family


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