Obituary of James William Durham – 1979
Source: Pg. 9-B, The Herald-Chronicle, Franklin Co., TN, Thursday Morning, January 18, 1979. See Transcriber Notes at end of document.
J.W. Durham, Moore, Dies
James William Durham of Lynchburg died Sunday at Lincoln County Hospital following an extended illness. He was 56.
Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Durham was a Franklin County native, born Nov. 26, 1922. He was the son of the late Herman Durham and Laura Walker Durham.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Betty Ruth Brown Durham; three daughters, Mrs. Deborah Kay Horton, Tullahoma, Mrs. Opal Schmidt and Mrs. Sadie Houghtelling, both of Dallas, Texas; five sons, Wilson, Shelbyville, James, Charles, Kenneth and Michael Durham, all of Tullahoma; four stepsons, James Puckett and Wayne Brown, Estill Springs, Nickie Puckett, Tullahoma, and Harold Puckett, Chattanooga; four sisters, Mrs. Mernalene Pickett, Mrs. Mary D. Hall and Mrs. Dimple Yarbrough, all of Winchester, and Mrs. Mary Jane Curtis, Manchester; two brothers, J.B. Durham, Estill Springs, and Wilson Durham, Lebanon; a half-sister, Mrs. Tiny Hill, St. Louis; a half-brother, Jamie Durham, Winchester and 10 grandchildren.
[Transcriber Notes: Obituary found amongst my grandmother’s documents that I inherited from my father. My grandmother was Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack.
Parents: Herman Durham & Laura Walker Durham
Gr-Parents: James Singleton Durham & Mary Jane (Taylor) Durham [per transcriber]
RECAP OF SURVIVORS per Obituary:
Spouse: Betty Ruth (Brown) Durham
Mrs. Deborah Kay Horton Tullahoma
Mrs. Opal Schmidt Dallas
Mrs. Sadie Houghtelling Dallas
Wilson Durham Shelbyville
James Durham Tullahoma
Charles Durham Tullahoma
Kenneth Durham Tullahoma
Michael Durham Tullahoma
James Puckett Estill Springs
Wayne Brown Estill Springs
Nickie Puckett Tullahoma
Harold Puckett Chattanooga
Mrs. Hermalene Pickett Winchester
Mrs. Mary D. Hall Winchester
Mrs. Dimple Yarbrough Winchester
Mrs. Mary Jane Curtis Manchester
J.B. Durham Estill Springs
Wilson Durham Lebanon
Mrs. Tiny Hill St. Louis
Jamie Durham Winchester
James William Durham’s paternal grandparents, James Singleton Durham and Mary Jane Taylor, were my great-grandparents. If you are a descendant of this Durham line, please contact me.
Transcribed by Josephine Bolden-Pani on 8 June 2001. I may be contacted at
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