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Hunter Durham, 78, Adair County, KY (1941-2019)

He was a practicing Attorney in the office of Durham & Zornes, currently serving as Master Commissioner. His was a life of service. He loved to talk UK sports and was always ready to tell a story. His wife, Joyce Goodin Durham, survives.

Hunter Durham, 78, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:15pmCT at the TJ Health Columbia Emergency Room.

His funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11amCT at Columbia Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Johnson and Dr. Michael O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4-8pm and on Wednesday from 6-8:30am at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, then after 9am Wednesday at the church until time for the service.

He was born May 20, 1941, in Adair County, to the late O.A. "Cotton" and Frances Childs Durham, a member of Columbia Baptist Church, serving in many capacities, member of the Columbia-Adair County Rotary Club and a member of Columbia Masonic Lodge #96. Hunter was a practicing Attorney with Durham & Zornes Attorneys-at-Law and was currently serving as Master Commissioner. He loved to talk University of Kentucky Sports and was always ready to tell a story.

Survivors include:

His wife - Joyce Goodin Durham of Columbia

One daughter - Stacey (Mark) Wilson of Simpsonville

One son - Robb (Virginia) Durham of Louisville

One sister - Tucker Durham Hume of Lynchburg, Virginia

Four grandchildren - Matthew (Jameson) Wilson, Bradley Wilson, Alex Durham & Kate Durham

Three step-grandchildren - Bryson, Gabe & Izzy

One niece - Amy Kimbler Kidd of Lynchburg, VA

One great-niece & one great-nephew - Zach & Hayley Kidd

A host of other relatives and friends

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Norton Children's Hospital, WHAS Crusade for Children or Gideon Bibles. These may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Hunter Durham, 78, Adair County, KY (1941-2019)

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