Mr. Thomas Durward Cumberland

April 14, 1928October 5, 2021

Thomas Durward Cumberland, 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Visitation will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home on Thursday, October 7 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM with the funeral service to follow. Interment will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Cumberland was born in Philadelphia, MS on April 14, 1928. He was in the Air Force for five years and spent three years in Great Falls, Montana, two years in Montgomery, Alabama at Maxwell Air Force as Supply Clerk. He went to Decatur, MS where he learned auto body and frame work and later worked for Paul Moak Pontiac for over 43 years. He was a longtime member of Epworth United Methodist Church until moving his membership to First United Methodist Church Clinton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas and Ammie Woods Cumberland; son, Narward Cumberland; and 7 siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Wydell Cumberland; daughter, Kathy Swedenburg; grandchildren, Amy Swedenburg and Rebecca Ingle (BJ); great grandchildren, Chase, Bryce, and Lane Ingle; and siblings, Jerry Cumberland, Ronald Cumberland (Ruby); Faye Nowell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Clinton at 100 Mt Salus Rd, Clinton, MS 39056 or to the Shaw Memorial Scholarship, also at FUMC Clinton.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 7, 2021


Mr. Thomas Durward Cumberland

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Sarah Abernathy

October 7, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Durwood’s passing. He was such a wonderful man & friend. I will be praying for your family during this difficult time.