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Elvin E. Durham, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1926 - 2011)

He was a native of Casey Co., KY and a member of a highly regarded Taylor Co., KY, family. He had a distinguished career in secondary education in Lincoln, Hardin, and Garrard Counties of Kentucky, and worked at Lindsey Wilson College and Western Kentucky University after retirement. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

Elvin E. Durham Jr., 84, of Campbellsville, KY son of the late Elvin E. Durham and Artie Wall Durham Johnson, was born in Casey County, Kentucky, December 23, 1926. He died at 3:15amET Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in Campbellsville

Funeral services are at 2pmET/1pmCT, Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, by Dr. James Jones and Dr. Dwayne Howell. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation is after 5pmET/4pmCT, Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Elvin E. Durham, Jr., Taylor Co., KY (1926 - 2011)

Elvin E. Durham, Jr. was the son of the late Elvin E. Durham and Artie Wall Durham Johnson. He was born in Casey Co., KY, December 23, 1926. He died Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 84 years, 3 months, and 21 days.He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

He was a veteran of World War II having served his country honorably in the United States Army.

He was employed with Kentucky Public Education, was a Vocational Agricultural Teacher for 12 years in Lincoln County, a principal at Hardin County School and retired as principal of Lancaster Elementary School. After retirement, he worked at Lindsey Wilson College and Western Kentucky University.

He was an ordained Baptist deacon.

He united in marriage to Margaret Skaggs February 25, 1950.

Besides his wife, Margaret Durham, he is survived by the following:
  • One son and one daughter: Jeffrey Durham and wife, Peggy of Nicholasville, KY; and Lisa Rae Durham of Columbus, OH

  • Three grandchildren: Benjamin Durham and wife, Chrisse of Versailles, KY; Daniel Durham and wife, Kirstie of Buffalo, New York and Carrie Durham of Bowling Green, KY

  • Four great-grandchildren: Anikah Durham, Ayden Durham, Skyla Durham and Daniel Durham

  • Two brothers and three sisters: Luada Smith and husband, Bennie, Curtis Durham and Jack D. Johnson and wife, Martese of Stanford, Maxine Delk, of Ludlow and Maria Duttera and husband, John of Columbus, OH

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: Carlos Durham, Terrell Durham and Earl Durham.The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY in charge of arrangements.

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