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G. McMackin Durham
1917-2012 (February 2, 1917 - October 3, 2012) Thanks to Ray Durham
(February 2, 1917 - October 3, 2012)
Thanks to Ray Durham
Marie G. “Sis” McMackin Durham died at
her home on Wednesday October 3, 2012 surrounded by her family and caregivers.
Mrs. Durham was 95 years old. She was born February 2, 1917 in
November 1, 1939 she married David G. Durham who died on November 10,
1974. Mrs. Durham is survived by a son Father Neil David Durham SDS of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a daughter Janet Durham White of Lima, Ohio and
a granddaughter Allison L. White of
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM on Saturday October 6, 2012 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish – Queen of the Apostles Church, 391 S. Broadway, Pennsville where there will be a visitation from 9 to 10 AM prior to the Mass. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery in Woodstown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Salem County or to Memorial Home Health and Hospice. Arrangements are by Ashcraft Funeral Homes, Pennsville and Penns Grove. www.ashcraftfuneralhomes.com
E. Durham 1916-1998
Funeral program: Homegoing Service for Brother Marshall E. Durham. Sunrise February 28, 1916 Sunset October 7, 1998. Funeral Service Friday, October 16, 1998, 11:00 A.M. At Immanuel Church, 756 Main Street, Cheswold, Delaware.
Marshall E. Durham born on February 28, 1916 was the son of the late Walter and Rosie Durham.
He departed this life on October 7, 1998 after a short illness. Marshall E. Durham was born and raised in Media, Pennsylvania where he completed his education and enlisted in the Army. Marshall E. Durham fought for his country in Rome, 1945. He retired from Congoleum in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania.
Marshall E. Durham is survived by his wife, Hazel Nanetta Durham and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The interment: Immanuel church Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to Melvyn E. McCall Funeral Home, 1019 Ridge Avenue, Darby, Pennsylvania 19023. 610-532-6122.
C. Durham 1912-2001
Martha C. Durham of Dover died Sunday, April 1, 2001, in her home. She was 88. Mrs. Durham was born Sept. 15, 1912, in Sandtown, daughter of the late Robert and Cordellia Mosley Carney.
She was a homemaker. Mrs. Durham was a member of the Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dover.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Augustus Durham, on March 13, 1986. She is survived by two sons, Ronald A. Durham of Centreville, Va., and Robert E. Durham of Bridgeton, N.J.; a daughter, Marlyn Sammons of Dover; a brother, Roland Carney of Dover; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church,
4950 Pearsons Corner Road, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior
to the service. Burial will be in the Forest Grove SDA Church Cemetery,
Dover. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions
to the Forest Grove SDA Church, 4950 Pearsons Corner Road, Dover, DE 19904.
Louise Webb Durham 1910-1999
Martha Louise Webb Durham of Annapolis, formerly of Dover, Del., died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, in her daughter's home in Annapolis. She was 88. Mrs. Durham was born Nov. 10, 1910, in Preston, Md., the daughter of the late Rev. James L. Webb and Deaconess Cora E. Hubbard Webb.
She attended high school in Denton, later moving to Media, Pa. She attended Cheyney State University in Pennsylvania, majoring in home economics. She furthered her education at Delaware State University, Dover. She worked for Slatons Slaughter Farms School for Girls, teaching home economics, in Pendelhill, Pa., in 1947. She gave much to the Dover community in 1963, substituting for the home economics teacher at William Henry High School. She retired from Goldingers Bros. Inc., Dover, after 28 years of service. She assisted in raising the original producer of ABC's "Golden Girls" sitcom, Mr. Harris. She participated in the African Exchange Student Program, opening her home up to underprivileged children from New York, to experience country living during the summers. She volunteered farmland to be used for the agricultural department students of Delaware State College under its late president, Dr. Luna Mishoe. She enjoyed sewing, hat designing and traveling with her daughter and son-in-law, experiencing life in Texas, Georgia and Maryland. She learned to type for the first time at the age of 83. She also enjoyed being a mentor for youth. She moved to San Antonio, Texas, with her daughter in 1993, moving back to Dover in 1995, and continuing her travels with her family to Statesboro, Ga., and finally settling in Annapolis. She volunteered in the late 1960s for Geriatrics of Delaware. She attended St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, and St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church while living in San Antonio, where she was elected treasurer of the sick and shut-in committee. She was a member of Miller Grove Missionary Baptist, Statesboro. She was a member of Centennial United Methodist Church, Smyrna, Del., where she had been a member for over 30 years. Also, she was a member of Modern Maturity Center, Dover, where she took classes, and a member of the Nanticoke Indians of America.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 happy years, Wilbur C. Durham, in November 1988. She is survived by an only daughter, Lucretia Cora Durham Burns and her husband, the Rev. T.H. Burns, Ph.D, of Annapolis; a younger brother, Lowell Webb and his wife, Rose, of Media; four cousins, the Rev. William Staten of Easton, the Bishop Rev. Marion Ballard of Philadelphia, Susanna Wallace of Royal Oak and Porchia Friend of Laverock, Pa.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel United Methodist Church, Del. 42 and U.S. 13, Cheswold, where friends may call two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorial cards and flowers may be sent to Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 W. Division St., Dover.
Marvel Durham, Sr. 1893-1962
(SSDI: 24 Apr 1893 - Oct 1962)
1. Obituary: Marvel Durham, 69, well-known farmer in Greenwich Township, died Saturday afternoon after a short illness. He resided on the Stathems Neck Road 41 years, and was the husband of the late Rhoda Durham.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Harry Morgan, Mrs. Oscar Loatman, Jr., Rhoda Durham of Dover, Del., Mrs. Douglas Morris, Mrs. Alex Miller, of Bridgeton; seven sons, Raymond, Marvel, Jr., Allen, Jerry, Ralph Durham, of Bridgeton, Joseph, of Millville, Edward, of USAF, Texas; 31 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother Luther Durham, Bridgeton, five sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Clark, Mrs. Addie Mosley, of Bridgeton, Mrs. Myrtle Bridge, of Camden, Mrs. Natalie Owens of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Jessie Schultz, of Florida.
The Rev. Lawrence Myers will conduct funeral services Wednesday at 1 o’clock from the Garrison Funeral Home, Fayette Street. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock.
2. Death Notice: DURHAM -- Of Stathem’s Neck Road, Greenwich, on Oct. 6, 1962, Marvel, husband of the late Rhoda Durham, aged 69 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services from the Robert M. Garrison Funeral Home, 43 Fayette street, Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, at 1 o’clock. Interment in Fernwood Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 o’clock.
Marvel Durham Jr. 1919-1986
(SSDI: 2 Apr 1919 - Dec 1986)
1. Obituary: Marvel Durham Jr., 67, died Saturday at his home. Born in Hopewell Township, he lived here most of his life.
He had been employed at the Wild Oaks Country Club, the Hygrade Inc., and was also a farmer. Mr. Durham was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater.
Surviving are: his wife, Sarah Loatman; a son, Kevin M. at home; five brothers, Allen and Ralph, both of this community, Jerry of Fairton, Joseph of Tennessee and Edward of Washington; and three sisters, Helen Loatman and Rhoda, both of Dover, Del. and Rosie Miller of this community.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family in the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, Salem. Burial will be in Fernwood Memorial Park. Memorial. contributions may be. made to the Lupus Cape, Atlantic, Cumberland Foundation, 1036 Seashore Road, Cold Spring, N.J.
2. Death Notice: DURHAM — Of R.D. 3 Box 128, Stathem’s Neck Road, Bridgeton, N.J., suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 27, 1986. Marvel Durham Jr., husband of Sarah (nee Loatman) Durham, father of Kevin M. Durham, brother of Allen, Jerry, Joseph, Edward and Ralph Durham, Helen Loatman, Rosie Miller and Rhoda Durham, aged 67 years.
Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 613 Salem-Quinton Road Rt. 49, Salem. Interment at. Fernwood Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests no public viewing. If desired, contributions may be made to the Lupus Cape, Atlantic Cumberland Foundation, 1036 Seashore Road, Cold Springs, N.J
Coombs Durham ~1927-2000
Coombs Durham, 73, of Bridgeton died late Wednesday evening at her
residence. She had been in failing health for the past six months. Born
in Fairton, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Sr. and Edna Dean
Coombs and the wife of the late Lloyd Durham Sr., who died last December.
Mrs. Durham was a homemaker for most of her life and had worked for the Cumberland County Meals on Wheels for 14 years. She was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton. She was an active member of the Jubilee Living Ministries Church of Quinton.
Survivors include his son, Lloyd Durham Jr. of Fairton; a daughter, Darlene Williams of Hopewell Township five grandchildren; a brother, Alfred C. Coombs Jr. of Fairton; a sister, Katherine Wiley of Fairton; and five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. She was pre-deceased by two sisters, Elizabeth Carney and Louise Coward.
Services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Sray Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Bridgeton, with Rev. David R. Scull officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Contributions may be made to the Jubilee Living Word Ministries Church, Gravely Hill Road, Quinton, NJ 08072 or Hospice Care of South Jersey, 2848 South Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360.
Elizabeth Carter Durham 1908-2000
Mary Elizabeth Durham of Dover died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000 in her home. She was 91. Mrs. Durham was born Dec. 5, 1908, in Cheswold, the son of the late George W. & Sarah Carter.
She had worked as a lineworker for five years at Playtex. She had also worked as a domestic worker for the Thomas Holt family in Dover for 25 years and had first worked for Mr. Holt's mother and then for him. Mrs. Durham was a member of the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church in Cheswold.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Durham, Jr., on Jan. 17, 1988, and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by a sister, Esther Hughes of Dover; a niece, Marguerite Coombs of Bridgeton, N.J.; many additional nieces and nephews; two godchildren, Bonnie West and Connie West of Mt. Holly, N.J.; and the Harry and Frances Morgan family with whom she was very close.
Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford Street in Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to service. Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Immanuel Union United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheswold.
Maybelle B. Mosley Durham 1903-1989
(14 Feb 1903 - 10 Feb 1989)
1. Obituary: Maybelle B. Durham, 85, formerly of RR 7, died Friday morning in the Cumberland County Medical Center where she had been a patient three years. She had been seriously ill the past six months. Born in Dover, Del., the daughter of the late David and Lucinda Mosley, she was the wife of the late Raymond Durham.
She was also predeceased by two husbands, Walton Seeney and Harry Durham. She had resided at the RR 7 address for 39 years and prior to that lived in Greenwich. Mrs. Durham was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church of Fordville. Surviving are two sons, Melvin "Toby" Durham of Bridgeton and Raymond Loatman of Vineland; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchild and several nieces and nephew She was also predeceased by daughter, Marie Gould.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday from St. John's United Methodist Church of Fordville with the Rev. Nyada G. Clark officiating. Burial will be made in Fordville Cemetery. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home.
2. Death Notice: of RR 7, Bridgeton, N.J., on Friday, Feb. 10, 1989. Maybelle (nee Mosley) Durham, wife of the late Raymond Durham, mother of Melvin (Toby) Durham and Raymond Loatman, aged 85 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the St. John's United Methodist Church, on Monday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. Interment at Fordville Church Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening after 7 p.m. at the church. Arrangements under the direction of the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home.
L. Tharp Durham 1925-2006
L. Durham of
Melvin M. Durham 1922-2011
M. " Toby"
Durham was previously employed for 25 years with the Martin Corporation
as a Shipping Supervisor until his retirement in 1987, prior to that he
had worked with his father on a dairy farm, and also the former Salem
Pipe and Iron Foundry. He enjoyed farming, and raising soybeans, produce,
horses, cows, and pigs. He also did custom plowing of gardens for many
over the years. He loved sports and was an avid Phillys and Eagles fan.
He and his wife also enjoyed traveling, but his love was his family, especially
the grandchildren and great grands. He was well known for his gentle voice
him is his wife Mary Alice, his three children Melvin H. Durham and his
wife Pat of Sheffeld, England, Gary S. Durham and his wife Dee of Deerfield
Twp., and Joyce E. Durham and her friend Janet Jackson of Dorothy, NJ,
his nine grandchildren William "Ricky" Lockman III, Brecken
Ashenbrenner, Tahley Durham, Jessi Achuff, Alex Durham, Drew Durham, Sara
Durham, Tisha Gould, and Bob Gould, eleven great grandchildren Tanisha
Hernandez, Celine Lockman, Ricky Lockman IV, Max Ashenbrenner, Leidra
Ashenbrenner, Tahley Durham Jr., Alissa Durham, Rebecca Achuff, MacKenzie
Gould, Terrel White, Gabby Salazer, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister and brother Marie Gould
and Raymond "Peck" Loatman.
& service Aug. 22, 2011 at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis
Avenue Bridgeton, NJ 08302, (856) 455-3613,. Interment at .
.Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.
Mildred Durham 1908-1986
1. Funeral Program: Mildred Durham, September 14, 1908 - October 6, 1986. Funeral Services October 9, 1986, 2 P.M. Final Resting Place Immanuel Union U.M. Church, Cheswold, Delaware. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel.
2. From the papers of Grace G. Davis
Death notice: Mildred Durham, 78, of R.D. 5, Box 225, died Monday of a heart attack in Kent General Hospital. Mrs. Durham worked for Rudnick sales Co., formerly in Dover, from 1935 to 1961.
Her husband, Presley, died in 1985. She is survived by two sons, Calvin and Nehemiah, both of Dover; two brothers, John Raymond of Philadelphia and Roland Mosley of Bridgeton, N.J.; two sisters, Edna Marriott and Thelma Bigelow, both of Philadelphia; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Immanuel Union Methodist Church, Cheswold, where friends may call after noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mildred Viola Durham 1942-2014
1. Mildred Viola Durham, 72, of Gibbstown, passed away peacefully, June 11, 2014, with her family by her side.
She is the beloved wife of over 50 years to Wilbur S. Durham, Sr., devoted mother of Wilbur (Gwendolyn) Durham Jr., Linda (Robert) Franco, loving grandmother of Peter, Bobby, Lili, Rebecca, Alexandria, Christina, Victoria, also survived by her loyal canine companion Sandy and many nieces and nephews. She loved life, she was a survivor, was committed to being a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and faithful animal lover. She was a member of the Gibbstown Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Greenwich Twp Senior Citizens.
Predeceased by her mother Josephine Fisher, brother Charles and sister Eva. "Millie" was a unique woman with many beautiful qualities.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday 9-11am at the Clonmell Methodist Church, 516 W. Broad St., Gibbstown NJ, immediately followed by services at 11am. Interment Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery. At the request o the family, please no flowers If desired, in Millie's memory, please send donations to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton NJ 08312. Arrangements by Landolfi Funeral Home of Paulsboro, 300 W. Broad St. To share condolences www.landolfifuneralhome.com
2. My Mother Mildred (Millie) V. Durham passed away on June 11,
2014 peacefully at the age of 72. I spoke to my mother last Monday, as
I did every Monday, but this Monday was special because it was her birthday.
Little did I know that in 2 days she would be gone. My Mother loved me,
my husband Bob, and her 3 grandchildren, Peter, Bobby, and Lilliana dearly.
My mother was the best Mom and Grandmom anyone could ask for. My first
book is dedicated to her because she is the reason I am a Christian. The
most wonderful quality my mother had was that she loved The Lord and she
passed that down to me. During her life she was always the friend to the
friendless and had a fierce love of animals. Just like she could never
turn away a stray animal, she couldn't turn her back on stray people.
She lived the Bible through the way she conducted her life and always
put others before herself. Because of this, she led many souls to Christ,
and that is what really matters in life. I know she is with Jesus right
now and He is telling her "Well done thy good and faithful servant,"
well done Mom. We love you and miss you always. You fought long and hard
for many years yet you were always there for me and my family whenever
I needed you because you were the most selfless and sacrificing person
I've ever known. You can finally rest now in freedom, the pain and disease
are gone and you can just lay back in the arms of our Saviour. When I
get to Heaven, you will be the first person I will look for. We love you
Mom! Love, Linda, Bob, PJ, Bobby, and Lilliana.
Minous Durham 1876-1942
(handwritten note by Lorraine Johnson-Gregg: "Anna Durham Johnson's brother Minous)"
In profound sorrow we announce the death of our Father & Husband Minous Durham on Sat. the 30th of May. Services will be held Tuesday, June 2 from Manship Church. Calvin Clark, Funeral Director.
May 12, 1971 Myrtle Durham's Rites Saturday. Mrs. Myrtle V. (Ridgeway) Durham, 58, of RD 2, River Road, died early Tuesday morning in Newcomb Hospital, Vineland. She had been in failing health six months. Mrs. Durham was born in Dover, Del., but had lived in the South Jersey area 40 years.
She would have been confirmed on May 30 and would have become a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her husband, Hartley; three sisters, Mrs. Howard Pritchett, Dover, Del., Mrs. Mabel Reed and Mrs. Elizabeth Loatman, both of Bridgeton; two brothers, Benjamin Ridgeway, Delaware, and Carlton Ridgeway, Bridgeton and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Burial Office will be read and a Requiem Eucharist celebrated at 10:30 am Saturday in St. Andrew's Church. Burial will be in Gouldtown Memorial Park. Friends and relatives may call Friday evening from 7 to 8:30 at the Lively Funeral Home, 656 East Commerce Street.
M. Anderson Durham ~1941-2000 (Mitsawokett
connection not established)
March 13, Nancy M. Anderson Durham, 59, in
Nehemiah Durham 1876-1962
Nehemiah Durham, 91, of Rd. 5, Dover, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of the area, died yesterday, Aug. 31, 1967, in Kent General Hospital where he had been a patient about four weeks.
Survivors include a son, Presley and a sister Mrs. Ella Sammons, both of Dover; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great- great- grandchild. Mr. Durham had been a widower more than 50 years.
Services will be Sunday afternoon at 1 from the Torbert Funeral Home, Dover, where friends may call tomorrow night. Interment will be in Emanuel Union Cemetery, Dover.
Nellie Coker Durham, 80, of
Durham was a
are two sons, the Rev.
will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Norman M. Durham 1913-1990
Norman M. Durham departed this life March 31, 1990 at Kent General Hospital at 2:30 p.m. He was born August 24, 1913 in Dover, Delaware to the late Minous and Eliza Durham. Pick, as his family called him, was one of 13 children.
Norman was joined in wedlock to Sarah Elizabeth Mosley in 1932. To this union two children were born, one son and one daughter. Norman was not a very outgoing person, but he loved people and to all who knew him or met him, he was very pleasant and usually had a joke. He loved his family and his home was his castle. Norman worked for Nehi Bottling Company for 27 years and Dover Housing Authority for 14 years.
The survivors who
will treasure his memory include his wife, Elizabeth; one son, Charles
M. Durham; one daughter, Joyce B. Bryant; two sisters, Anna Cuff and Elmira
Hughes of Vineland, N.J.; one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Durham; six grandchildren,
two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
E. Durham, Sr. 1917-1998
Funeral Home program: In Loving Memory of Norris E. Durham, Sr. Born: August 23, 1917 Died: January 3, 1998 Funeral Service January 8, 1998 1 p.m. Torbert Funeral Chapel Bradford & Reed Streets, Dover, Delaware Interment: Sharon Hills Memorial Park Dover, Delaware
Durham (no date listed)
of City Man Found in
body of a 65 year old
of the body showed it was that of Oliver Durham,
Rescue Squad recovered the body after it was spotted in the river by a
Russell Durham ~1945-2001 (Mitsawokett
connection not established)
Russell Durham, 56, of
R. Durham 1911-1987
1. Obituary: Perry R. Durham, 76, of Bacon's Neck Road, Greenwich, died suddenly Monday morning after suffering a heart attack at his home. Although he had been under a doctor's care for the past two months, his death was unexpected. Born in Hopewell Township, the son of the late Isaiah and Elsie Becket Durham, he was the husband of Olive Otero Durham.
A lifetime resident of the Bridgeton area, he had lived at his present address for 42 years. Retired for several years, he had farmed most of his life and had formerly operated Bayside Farms in Greenwich for a number of years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Presley A. Durham of Fairfield Township; two granddaughters, Nancy J. Otero and Amanda Lee Otero, both of Laurel Lake; two nieces and two nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Grace Valentino in 1965.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway 77, Carlls Corner, with the Rev Randy L. Cook Jr., pastor of Greenwich Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Overlook Cemetery. Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 8:39 p.m. al thefuneral home.
Death Notice: DURHAM Of Bacons Neck Road, RD. 2, Bridgeton, N.J.,
on Monday, Aug. 3, 1987. Perry R. Durham, husband of Olive Otero Durham,
brother of Presley A. Durham, aged 76 years. Relatives and friends are
invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the
Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway 77, Carlls Corner, on Friday day morning,
Aug. 7 at 10 oclock. Interment at Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton.
Friends may call Thursday evening between 7 and 8:30 oclock at the
Presley A. "Jim" Durham 1916-1989
(SSDI: 16 May 1916 - 9 Nov 1989)
1. Obituary: Presley A. "Jim" Durham, 73, of Sea Breeze Road, RD 4 died Thursday morning in the emergency room at South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton Division, where he was rushed after suffering a heart attack at his home. Born in Greenwich, the son of the late Isaiah and Elsie Beckett Durham, he was the husband of Sarah Pierce Durham.
A resident of Fairfield Township for most of his life, he lived at his present address for 42 years. Prior to retiring six years ago, Mr. Durham has operated Durham Farms in Fairfield Township for 36 years and had farmed all his working life. He was a member of the Back Neck Gun Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, P. Wayne Durham Sr. and Perry R. Durham, both of RD 4; two daughters, Elsie E. Pritchett of RD 2 and Sarah E. Mosley of Felton, Del.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway 77, with the Rev. Francis E. Champion, pastor of Fortescue Chapel, officiating. Burial will be made in overlook Cemetery. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services Sunday at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: Of Seabreeze Road, R.D. 4, Bridgeton, N.J., suddenly on Thursday, Nov. 9, 1989. Presley A. (Jim) Durham, husband of Sarah Pierce Durham, father of Elsie E. Pritchett, Sarah E. Mosley, P. Wayne Durham Sr. and Perry R. Durham, aged 73 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from the Padgett Funeral Home, State Highway 77, Bridgeton, on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Interment in Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton. Friends may call Sunday afternoon between 1 and 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Presley Durham 1901-1985
(SSDI: 13 Nov 1901- Sep 1985)
Obituary: Presley Durham, of RD 3, died Friday, Sept. 13, In Kent General Hospital, after a long illness. He was 83. Mr. Durham was a self-employed mechanic until his retirement in 1975. He enjoyed fishing and farming.
He is survived by wife, Mildred Durham, two sons, Nehemiha and Calvin Durham, both of Dover; a brother, Howard Prichett, of Dover; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday in Immanuel United Methodist Church, Cheswold; Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements by Tolbert Funeral Chapel, Reed and Bradford streets, Dover.
Presley Wayne Durham Sr., 63 of Back Neck, Fairton went home to
be with the Lord on Sunday morning Janua ry 10, 2010 in
Surviving him besides his wife Diane of 44 years are his three sons Presley Wayne Dur ham Jr. of Back Neck and his companion Robin of Pennsville, Jeffrey M. Durham a nd Deborah of Hopewell Twp., and Franklin D. Durham of Back Neck, two sisters Elsie Pritchett and her husband Raymond of Hopewell Twp., and Sarah Mosley and her husband Charles of Felton, Delaware, and his brother Perry Durham Sr. a nd his wife Patricia of Back Neck, four grandchildren Presley Wayne Durham III, of Back Neck, Beatrice Ellen Durham of Woodstown, Michael Scarlato of Hopewell Twp., and Alexa Durham of Hopewell Twp., he is also survived by his aunt Ed ith P. Ridgway and her husband Francis of Fairfield Twp., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Leah Greenage Durham 1899-1961
Rachel Leah Greenage Durham, daughter of the late John and Rachel Greenage was born April 17, 1899, Kenton, Delaware. She departed this life Saturday July 14, 9:00 p.m., Wilmington, Delaware. Age 62 years 2 months 28 days.
In the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-one she was United in Holy Matrimony to Raymond Durham.
She leaves to mourn their loss husband, 5 brothers, 2 uncles, nieces, nephews and a large number of other relatives and friends.
At an early age she was baptized and became a member of the Forest Grove Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Cheswold, Delaware, and was a faithful member until her health became impaired which compelled her to give up her activities, but nevertheless her faith in God did not weaken, but her determination to trust him increased. Her entire life was spent in and around the community where she was born and during this time she made a large number of friends by whom she shall be missed. Her home meant much to her and she treasured it very dearly.
Altho being confined in the hospital for over a year, our hopes were for her return home, but God saw fit to relieve her of her suffering and when he called her she answered and now has gone to rest until Jesus comes to claim his own.
Ralph E. Durham
Born and raised in Greenwich, N.J., he was the son of the late Marvel and Rhoda (nee Seeney) Durham, and the husband of Isabel Tarpy (nee Loatman) Durham. Mr. and Mrs. Durham had been residents of Bridgeton for the last 17 years, and had previously lived in the Stathem¹s Neck area of Greenwich Twp.
Mr. Durham had worked for several farms in the Greenwich area in his early years, and had also been employed with Green Giant Foods, in Vineland, and the former Hy Grade Bakery, in Pennsville. Ralph enjoyed country music and was an avid harmonica player. He was also a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe, of Bridgeton. Ralph loved spending time with his grandchildren and family, and will be sorely missed by all.
Surviving him besides his wife, Isabel, are two sons, Gary E. Durham and his wife, Darlene, of Fairton, and Ralph C. Durham, and his wife, Jacqueline, of Parlin, N.J.; two brothers Edward Durham, of Tacoma, Wash., and Joseph Durham, of Ark.; and one sister, Rhoda Durham, of Dover, Del.; his former daughter-in-law, Marilyn Durham, of Fairton; four grandchildren, Brad Lee Durham, Nikki Durham, Wyatt Durham, and Amanda Durham; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Allen Durham Sr., Marvel Durham Jr., Jerry Durham, and Raymond Durham; and four sisters, Francis Wilson, Helen Loatman, Lydia Morris, and Sally Miller.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Saturday, May 3, 2008, at 1 p.m., at the Sray-Webster Funeral Home, 62 Landis Ave., Carll¹s Corner, Upper Deerfield Township, N.J. The interment will be at Fernwood Memorial Park, Hopewell Township.
Friends may call on
Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral
home. Written condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the
family by visiting the funeral home Web site at www.sraywebsterfuneralhome.com.
Ralph E. Durham
May 3, 2008
Born and raised in Greenwich, NJ he was the son of the late Marvel and Rhoda (nee Seeney) Durham and the husband of Isabel "Tarpy" (nee Loatman) Durham. Mr. and Mrs. Durham had been residents of Bridgeton for the last 17 years and had previously lived in the Stathem's Neck area of Greenwich Twp.
Mr. Durham had worked for several farms in the Greenwich area in his early years, and had also been employed with Green Giant Foods in Vineland and the former Hy Grade Bakery in Pennsville. Ralph enjoyed Country music and was an avid Harmonica player. He was also a member of the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape Indian Tribe of Bridgeton. Ralph loved spending time with his grandchildren and family, and will be sorely missed by all.
Surviving him besides his wife Isabel, are two sons Gary E. Durham and his wife Darlene of Fairton, and Ralph C. Durham and his wife Jacqueline of Parlin, NJ, two brothers Edward Durham of Tacoma, Washington, and Joseph Durham of Arkansas, and one sister Rhoda Durham of Dover Delaware, his former daughter in law Marilyn Durham of Fairton, four grandchildren Brad Lee Durham, Nikki Durham, Wyatt Durham, and Amanda Durham, and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was predeceased by four brothers Allen Durham Sr., Marvel Durham Jr., Jerry Durham, and Raymond Durham, and four sisters Francis Wilson, Helen Loatman, Lydia Morris, and Sally Miller.
A. Durham ~1915-1983
He is survived by six. brothers, Marvel, Jr., and Allen, Sr., and Ralph Durham, all of RD 3; Jerry of RD; Edward of Tacoma, Wash.; and Joseph Durham of Portland, Tenn.; and four sisters, Frances Wilson, Mrs. Oscar (Helen) Loatman, Jr. and Rhoda Durham, all of Dover, Del., and Mrs. Alex (Salley) Miller of RD 2.
The Rev Donald C. Bozarth, pastor of the First Seventh Day Adventist Church, will conduct the services on Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 40 East Ave. Interment will be made in Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends may call Saturday evening after 7 at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: Suddenly on Wednesday, March 23, 1983 of RD 3, Davis Mill Road, Bridgeton, N.J., Raymond A. Durham, son of the late Marvel and Rhoda Seeney Durham, aged 68 years.
Relatives and friends are invited without further notice to attend the funeral service on Sunday afternoon, March 27, at 2 p.m. from the Russell C. Sheppard Funeral Home, 40 East Ave. Bridgeton. Interment at Fernwood Memorial Park. Friends may call Saturday evening after 7 o’clock.
Reba C. Durham 1938-2013 4 Feb 2013
4 Feb 2013
Reba C. Durham, 74, of
was employed as a bookkeeper for the Salem County Engineer's Office in
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50
years, Huey A. "Bucky"
will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Rogers Funeral
Muntz Durham 1874-1930
IN MEMORIAM In memory of my dear wife, Mrs. Rebecca Durham, who departed this life Dec. 17, 1930, and were just as yesterday to me. Husband, Clement Durham
Reynolds Durham, 85, of Millville passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at the Millville Center after a brief illness. Born in Dover, Del., he has been a longtime resident of Millville. Reynolds had been a self-employed cabinetmaker, who created custom kitchens, and at one time worked for Shapiro Clothing Co. in Vineland, where he had met his wife.
was predeceased by his wife, Herberta "Bert" Durham; and daughter,
Rosemarie Flocco. Reynolds is survived by two grandchildren, Rosemarie
Basile and husband Vincent, and Louis Flocco; four great-great-grandchildren
Christina, Vincent, Blaise Basile, and Vanessa Flocco; a nephew, Ronald
Durham Sr. and his wife Jancy; grandnieces and grandnephews, Ronald and
Margaret Durham Jr., and Jason and Lenore Durham; and great-grandnieces
Dana and Emma Durham.
Maude Durham 1934-2008
Rhoda Maude Durham, of Dover, passed away Monday Nov. 3, 2008, in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Bridgeton, N.J., daughter of the late Marvel Durham and Rhoda Seeney, Durham.
Ms. Durham was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family. She was a devoted mother to her sons as well as watching and taking care of the rest of the family's children. She was a member of the Forrest Grove Seventh Day Adventist church. Ms. Durham loved spending time at Spence's Bazaar setting up her table, talking with everybody that came by. She loved country music, especially George Jones, and just loved Elvis. Ms. Durham was known for collecting bears, and bells. She loved to shop with her niece and her favorite recipe was takeout, or dine out.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving companion, Wilbur Durham Jr.; two baby boys; four sisters, Francis L. Morgan-Wilson, Lydia Morris, Sally Miller, and Helen Loatman; six brothers, Allen, Raymond, Marvel, Jerry, Ralph and Clarence "Joe" Durham. Also preceding her in death are a loving granddaughter, Christy Lynn Durham; grandson baby boy Christopher Durham; and a great-grandson James Hendrix Durham. Ms. Durham is survived by her children, William K. Durham and his wife Roberta of Marydel, Walter Allen Durham of Camden, Robert AKA Jerry Durham and his wife Tracy of Dover, Arnold Wilbur and his wife Shuana of Dover; her brother, Edward Durham and his wife Darlene of Washington; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two special friends, Josephine Corona of New Castle and Annette Schandling of Camden, and a host of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the Bayada Nurses for all the excellent care and support you gave our family. A special thank you and blessing to Life Alert Dispatch Center.
services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Forrest Grove Seventh Day Adventist
Church, 4950 Pearson's Corner Road, Dover, DE 19904. Friends may call
from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evening at the Torbert Funeral Chapel South,
Hun' Durham 1940-2001
Richard "Hun" Durham of Dover died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, in his home. He was 61. Mr. Durham was born April 5, 1940, in Dover, son of Gladys Norris and the late Herman Durham. He was baptized at Union Baptist Church by the late Rev. J.H. Williams.
He received his education at Booker T. Washington Elementary School and William Henry High School in Dover. He served in the U.S. Air Force at Lockborne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio, from 1963-67. In 1963, he married the former Barbara Sullivan, and from this union five children were born. He was employed by Playtex in August 1967, and completed 34 years of service as of January 2001. His leisure time was spent enjoying baseball, football and fishing.
In addition to his biological father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Glendon Durham; and his grandson, Richard III. In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sons, Richard L., Travis L., Craig E. and Corey K.; a daughter, Dennell Wright; his stepfather, Thomas Morris; three sisters, Dolores Mays, Edna Sanders and Loretta Morris; a brother, Joseph Morris; two brothers-in-law, Garrett M. Mays and Billy J. Saunders; one sister-in-law, Essie Durham; two daughters-in-law, Paulette and Cynthia; a special friend, Doris Henry; 12 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be noon Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church on Del. 8 in Dover, where friends may call two hours earlier. Burial will be in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Dover. Arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
E. Durham 1904-1980
In Loving Memory of Robert E. Durham, Tuesday, December 30, 1980 - 8:00 p.m., viewing 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. White Rock Baptist Church, 53rd and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. William J. Shaw -- Pastor.
In loving memory of Robert E. Durham who departed this life December 26, 1980. He was one of eight children born to Rosie and Walter E. Durham April 4, 1904 in Moylon, Pennsylvania.
He attended the elementary and high school of Wallingford, Pennsylvania. He was employed by Pennsylvania Railroad and after retiring he was employed by Dr. Kemptor of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Robert became a Christian, was connected with Campbell A.M.E. Church of Media, Pennsylvania, and later he moved to Philadelphia. He filled all obligations unfalteringly and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He leaves to mourn: his wife, Lishia; two daughters: Barbara and Marcella; three brothers: Wilbur, Howell and Marshall; and six grandchildren, five sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
Interment -- Northwood Cemetery, 15th Street and Cheltenham Avenue.
Ronald Augustus Durham Sr., of Madison Heights, Va., formerly of Dover, Del., died Monday Oct. 20, 2008, in Lynchburg General Hospital. He was 73. Mr. Durham was born Dec. 12, 1935, in Dover, Del., to the late Augustus Durham and Martha Carney Durham.
Mr. Durham worked as a Union Electrician out of Local Union. He also had worked as a plumber in the Smyrna area. Mr. Durham enjoyed deer hunting, touring on his motorcycle and watching standard breed horse racing. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson Jason Durham.
He is survived by his wife of seven years, Barbara Bryant Durham of Madison Heights; two sons, Ronald A. Durham Jr. of Dover, Del., David Durham and his wife Karen if Kenton, Del.; daughter, April Durham of Smyrna, Del.; brother, Robert Elmer Durham of Bridgeton, N.J.; sister, Marlyn Gourley of Magnolia, Del.; five grandchildren, Ashley and Brian Wolfe, Jeffrey Durham, Tiffany Hand and Madison Durham all of the Smyrna, Del., area; two great-grandsons, Adam and C.J. Hand.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4950 Pearsons Corner Road, Dover, Del. Friends may call two hours prior. Burial will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford Street, Dover. Letters of condolence may be sent, and guestbook can be signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.
Friends of the late Ronald Augustus Durham Sr., 73, of Madison Heights, Va., formerly of Dover, may call on the family beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4950 Pearsons Corner Road, dover, wher services will be held at 1 p.m. Mr. Durham died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in the Lynchburg General Hospital. Born Dec. 12, 1935, in Dover, he was the son of the late Augustus Durham and Martha Carney Durham.
Mr. Durham worked as a union electrician out of the local union. He also had worked as a plumber in the Smyrna area. He enjoyed deer hunting, touring on his motorcycle and watching standard breed horse racing.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Durham was preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Durham. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Barbara Bryant Durham of Madison Heights; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald A. Durham Jr. of Dover, and David and Karen Durham of Kenton; a daughter, April Durham of Smyrna; a brother, Robert Elmer Durham of Bridgeton, N.J.; a sister, Marlyn Gourley of Magnolia; five grandchildren, Ashley and Brian Wolfe, Jeffrey Durham, Tiffany Hand and Madison Durham, all of the Smyrna area; and two great-grandsons, Adam and C.J. Hand.
Interment will be
in the cemetery of the Forest Grove Seventh-day Adventist Church. Arrangements
were by Torbert Funeral Chapels, Dover. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Durhams name may
be made to the Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
Letters of condolence
may be sent, and guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.
Wilson Durham ~1878-1952
(1) Obituary: Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Wilson Durham, 75, 813 Forrest St., Moylan, will be held Saturday at her home at 8 p.m., with viewing from 6 to 8 p.m., preceding the services.
Burial will be in Manship Church Cemetery, Cheswold, Del., where she was born. Mrs. Durham who had lived in the county for 60 years, died Thursday at her home after a long illness. She was active in the affairs of Campbell AME Church, Media.
Survivors include her husband, Walter E., two daughters, six sons, 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The children are Walter H., Horace and Howell, of Moylan; Marshall, of Darby; Wilbur, of Cheswold, Del.; and Robert E., Mrs. Elizabeth Blair and Mrs. Helen Bowles, of Philadelphia.
(2) Announcements--Deaths: DURHAM--On July 10, 1952, Rosie W., wife of Walter E. Sr., mother of Mrs. Eliz. Blair, Helen Bowles, Walter H., Robert E., Horace, Wilbur, Howell and Marshall Durham.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at her late residence 813 Forrest St., Moylan, Pa. Interment Cheswold, Del. Viewing from 6 to 8 Saturday evening.
Roy Durham ~1901-1978
On April 9th, 1978, Roy Durham of Mt. Laurel, age 77 yrs. Husband of the late Mabel Durham. Survived by eight children, Theresa Fischbach of Cherry Hill, Evelyn Clement of Magnolia, Betty Ingersoll of Sicklerville, Doris Boone of Woodbury, James L. Durham of Burlington, NJ, Robert Durham & Jack Durham both of Marlton, Joseph Durham of Erial, also twenty-five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, a sister Charlotte Martin of Pleasantville. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services Thursday morning 11 a.m. from the Knight Funeral Home, 14 Rich Ave., Berlin. Interment New Freedom Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Glendon Durham ~1942-2004
Glendon Durham, 62, of Vineland died on Monday March 15, 2004 at his
home. Born in Greenwhich, Mr. Durham was a longtime resident of Vineland.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Rd., Vineland where relatives and friends will be received from 9:30-11 a.m. Burial will be in the Mt.Hope Cemetery, Rosenhayn. For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 700 Broadway Suite 810, Denver, Co. 80203. To e-mail condolences please visit www.pancoastfuneralhome.com
Gould Durham ~1912-2008
Ruth Gould Durham, 95, passed away at the home of her daughter, Cordelia Ashton, in Bridgeton on Friday, Dec. 21. Born in Fairfield. she was the daughter of the late Warren & Ruth (nee Pierce) Gould, and the wife of William Durham.
She was a member of the John Wesley United Methodist Church in Bridgeton and was a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe.
She is survived by her three Sons: Herbert and Charles Durham of Bridgeton and William Durham of Vineland: six daughters besides Cordelia: Henrietta Durham, Mary Jane Pierce and Ruth Ann Pierce, of Bridgeton; Rebecca Pierce of Deerfield Township; Dorothy Pierce and Ella May Durham, both of Gouldtown, and 27 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two sons, Elwood Durham and Hughee Durham; two brothers, Romaine and Jerry Gould; and two sisters Matilda Lloyd and Rachel Gould.
Services were Dec. 28 at John Wesley United Methodist Church with interment at the family plot in Fordville Memorial Park. Fairfield Township. Arrangements were under the direction of the , 62 Landis Ave., Carlls Corner.
Sallie A. Durham
Died at the home of her son, at Cheswold, Del, Nov. 11, 1905, Mrs. Sallie A. Durham. Sister Durham had been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for a number of years; but when she heard the third angel's message over six years ago, she desired at once to unite with this people, and was baptized by the writer in Silver Lake, near Dover, Delaware. She remained a faithful Christian until she fell asleep in Jesus November 11. Sister Durham was nearly eighty-two years of age, and on Sabbath morning, November 11, she was dressed, and was just going out to get into the carriage to go to church, when she was stricken down, and in a few hours died of paralysis. She leaves six sons, three daughters, and a wide circle of friends to mourn their loss. Words of comfort were spoken by the writer from Col. 3 :1-4. She was laid to rest in the Methodist cemetery by the side of her husband, until the Life-giver shall come. - Reported by Fred. H. SEENEY, minister of the SDA congregation.
A. Green Durham ~1882-1954
(1) Obituaries: Mrs. Sallie A. Green Durham, 72, 819 Forrest Ave., Moylan, PA., where she had lived 45 years, died yesterday at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Delaware County and was active in the affairs of the A.M.E. Zion Church, South Media, and a member of the usher board.
Survivors include her husband, Benjamin, and the following children, Ernest, Sudlersville, Md.; Elisha, Springfield, Md. [sic]; Albert, Chester; Leonard, California, and Mrs. Elsie Wilson, 619 Vernon st., Media. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Elsie Stewart, Philadelphia; and two brothers, Isaac Green, Millville, N.J., and James Green, Pennsville, N.J.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Zion Church, with burial in Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester. Friends may call Monday evening at the church.
(2) Announcements--Deaths: DURHAM--At her residence, 819 Forrest Ave., Moylan, on Sept. 2, 1954, Sallie A. Green, wife of Benjamin Durham.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services without further notice from Zion Methodist Church, South Media Tuesday afternoon 1 p.m. Friends may call at the Church Monday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Interment Rolling Green Memorial Park, West Chester. Funeral arrangements by Edward N. Davenport's Funeral Home.
Horace Durham 1907-2000
1. Obituary: Samuel Horace Durham Sr., 92, of Dover, Del. died Wednesday at home.
Born In Dover, Mr. Durham was the son of the late Elmer and Anna Durham. He was a self-employed carpenter. Mr. Durham was a member of the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church of Dover. He enjoyed playing the guitar.
Mr. Durham was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah B. Durham, in 1986; two brothers, Clarence in 1976 and Augustus in 1986; and a granddaughter, Roxanne Carney in 1982.
Surviving are two sons, Purcell of Dover and Samuel H. Jr. of Bridgeton; three daughters, Marian Carney of Dover, Iona Gould of Bridgeton, and Elizabeth Glendora of Dover; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Services will be noon Sunday at in the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4950 Pearsons Corner Road, Dover, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford Street, Dover. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4950 Pearsons Corner Road, Dover, DE 19904; or Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, Del. 19901.
Obituary: Samuel Horace Durham, Sr.
Samuel Horace Durham, Sr. of Dover, DE, age 92, died August 2, 2000 at home in Dover. Services: 12 noon Sunday at Forest Grove S.D.A. Church, 4950 Pearsons Corner Rd., Dover. Visitation: 11 a.m. Sun. at Torbert Funeral Chapel, 61 S. Bradford St., Dover.
Sarah B. Morris Durham ~1905-1986
Sara B. Morris Durham of R.D. 5, Dover, died of a heart attack, Monday, July 14, 1986, in Kent General Hospital, Dover. She was 81.
She was a homemaker and a member of Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mrs. Durham would have celebrated her 58th wedding anniversary Sept. 27.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Horace Durham Sr.; three sons, Dr. Joseph Morris of Washington, D.C., Purcell Durham of Dover and Samuel H. Durham Jr. of Bridgeton, N.J.; three daughters, Marian Carney of Dover, lona Gould of Bridgeton, N.J., and Glendora Ridgway of Kenton; a granddaughter she raised, Lucinda Lightcap of Dover; four brothers, William Morris and Nolan Morris, both of Dover, Robert Morris of Elmer, N.J., and Douglas Morris of Bridgeton, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dover, where friends may call from 7 to 9 Thursday. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Instead of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Building Fund of the Forest Grove Seventh Day Adventist Church, RD. 5, Dover. Arrangements by Torbert Funeral Chapel, Reed and Bradford Streets, Dover.
E. Durham ~1924-2003
Sarah E. Durham, 79 of Fairfield Township, died Sunday morning, June 22, 2003 in South Jersey Health Care-Bridgeton Division. She had been in failing health for the past 2 years. Mrs. Durham was born in Fairfield Township and was the daughter of the late Orwig Max Pierce and Eliza Dean Pierce.
The wife of the late Presley A. Durham, she had been a lifetime resident of Fairfield Township. She had helped in the operation of the family farm, "Durham Farms" in Fairfield Township and formerly been employed with the Val Mode Co. in Bridgeton for 10 years.
Survivors include: two sons, Presley Wayne Durham and his wife Diana, Fairfield Township and Perry R. Durham and his wife Patricia, Fairfield Township; two daughters, Elsie E. Pritchett and her husband Raymond, Hopewell Township and Sarah E. Mosley and her husband Charles, Felton, Del.; one brother, Orwig Max Pierce, Jr., Fairfield Township; one sister, Edith P. Ridgway, Fairfield Township, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, William Pierce.
services will be held Wednesday afternoon June 25, at 1:00 in the Padgett Funeral Home, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, with Rev.
Milton Akey officiating. Burial will be in Overlook Cemetery, Bridgeton.
Friends will be received Wednesday afternoon between 12:00 and 1:00 prior
to the services at the funeral home.
E. Green Durham ~1915-1951
Mrs. Sarah E. Durham, 36, of 805 Forrest St., Moylan, died Wednesday night at her home after several months' illness. Born in Media, Mrs. Durham had always lived in the county. She had worked for a number of families in the Media area and was known as a fine and capable woman. She was a member of Honeycomb Church, Lima.
Surviving are her husband, Horace; her father, Daniel Green; a brother, Ernest Green, and a sister, Mrs. Kathleen Washington, all of Moylan.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Honeycomb Church, Lima. Friends may call Sunday evening at the Thomas F. Batipps funeral home, 601 Washington av., South Media. Burial will be in Rolling Green Cemetery.
Sarah Elizabeth Durham 1919-2009
Born in Bridgeton, NJ on Jun. 5, 1919. Departed on Apr. 21, 2009 and resided in Greenwich Twp, NJ. Visitation: Saturday, Apr. 25, 2009. Service: Saturday, Apr. 25, 2009. Cemetery: Fernwood Memorial Park, Sarah Elizabeth Durham
Sarah Elizabeth Durham, 89 of Greenwich Twp., NJ went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 21, 2009 in the South Jersey Healthcare Hospice Inpatient Unit, Bridgeton NJ. Born in Bridgeton she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Alice (nee Pierce) Loatman, and the wife of the late Marvel Durham Jr..
Sarah was formerly employed with Marks Manufacturing in Bridgeton where she was a seamstress. She had enjoyed a long retirement. She loved cooking, reading, sewing , and just taking care of her family. Sarah attended Willow Grove United Methodist Church in Pittsgrove Twp. and will be sadly missed by her friends in Christ.
She is survived by her son Kevin Marvel Durham and his wife Cheryl Rainear-Durham of Newfield NJ, and her granddog Maxx, two brothers Oscar "Steve" Loatman Jr. of Dover, DE, and Kenneth L. "Buck" Loatman Sr. and his wife Emily of Greenwich Twp., one sister Lena Durham of Fresno, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased besides her parents and husband by her daughter Pamela Durham Pierce, two sisters Alice "Peetie" Loatman, and Marion Davis, and two brothers Russell Loatman, and Henry Loatman Sr..
Elizabeth Mosley Durham ~1912-2000
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Norman; a daughter, Joyce Bryant; four brothers; and four sisters. She is survived by a son, Charles; a devoted daughter-in-law, Dorothy, who faithfully cared for her during her illness; a sister, Grace R. Kemp; a niece who she reared as a daughter, Clara Jean Hill; three granddaughters, Charyn E. Scrivens, Elise (Lynn) Dyer and Judith Johnson; two grandsons, Keith Bryant and Gregory Waters; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sisters; brothers-in-law; a devoted caregiver and companion, Florine Crawford; and many other relatives and friends.
Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Whatcoat United Methodist Church, Salisbury Road in Dover. Friends may call 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 717 W. Division St. in Dover. Burial will be in Sharon Hill Cemetery in Dover.
--Sarah E. Durham Age 88 of Dover, DE, Apr. 11, 2000. Service: 10 am Wed., Apr. 19 at Whatcoat UM Church, Saulsbury Rd., Dover. Visitation: 6:30-8:30 pm Tues., Apr. 18 at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Dover.
Durham, 84, of
is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Fannie Durham of Port Charlotte;
a brother, Reynolds Durham of Millville, N.J.; a half-sister, Helen Morozzi
services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at the Port Charlotte
Chapel of Roberson Funeral Home. The Rev. Suzie Grote, pastor, will officiate.
Interment with military honors by the U.S. Navy will follow at Restlawn
Susan Ann Durham 1950-2012
Susan Ann Durham of
had worked as an Instructional Aide in
Durham is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Harlan D. Durham
of Dover; daughters, Taunja Durham of Elkton, MD, Teena Friend and her
husband Larry of Dover; grandchildren, Zoey Durham, Renee, Clay and Macy
Friend; brother, William Garton and his daughter, Sarah of Phoenix, AZ;
her birth mother, Laura Laughlin of New Braunfels,TX and two sisters she
found later in life, Barbara and Judy both of TX.
services will be held 2pm Sunday June 10, 2012 at Torbert Funeral Chapel
Thelma C. Durham 1925-2012
Thelma C. Durham of
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12PM Saturday October 27, 2012 at
Holy Cross Catholic Church,
Durham ~1977-2000 (Mitsawokett
connection not established)
Durham ~1977-2000 (Mitsawokett
connection not established)
Coker Durham 1930-2008
Coker Durham 1930-2008
She worked for over 20 years at Boscovs in sales. Prior to Boscovs, Mrs. Durham had worked in the Van Holten Pickle Factory in Kenton and at ILC Industries, Dover, in the space suit program. She enjoyed gardening, family and friends. Mrs. Durham was a member of the Immanuel Union Methodist Church in Cheswold and sang in the choir in her earlier years.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Carlton D. and McDonald T. Coker; and her sister, Cecelia Carney. Mrs. Durham is survived by her son, Ed Durham and his wife Antonina Skripka of Ellicott City, Md.; her daughter, Minnie Bowen and her husband Fred of Cheswold; her brother, Walter Coker and wife Myrtle of Dover; sister-in-law, Anna Coker of Cheswold; grandchildren, Krystle Watts and her husband Rob of Felton, Bridget Bowen and Jason Musser of Dagsboro; one great-grandchild, Robbie Watts Jr.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday in Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, where friends may call two hours prior. Interment will be in Immanuel Union Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheswold. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Letters of condolences may be sent, and guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.
W. Wilson Durham ~1914-1979
1. Obituary: W. Wilson Durham, 65, of 1033 Buckshutem Road, died suddenly Sunday. He was the son of the late Henry and Rebecca Mosey Durham and the husband of Eleanora Durham. He was born and raised in Fairfield Township and was the proprietor of Durham’s Auto Service, having been in business over 40 years.
He was a member of National Business League and served on the board of committee as first and second vice president. At the time of his death, he held the office of president of the South Jersey Chapter of NBL. Among his other community service activities he was charter member of the Fairfield Township Chamber of Commerce and served as first vice president. He also served as an adviser to the local Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by his wife; six sons, Wilson Jr., Robert, Frank, Roger, Glendon and Carlton; five daughters, Barbara Miller, Priscilla Pierce, Gwendolyn Durham, Gail Hunter and Rebecca Dunn; four brothers, Raymond, William, Hughes and Irving Durham; two sisters, Priscilla Pritchett and Sarah Coker; 32 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. from the Wesley Funeral Home, 17 S. Burlington Road. The Rev. William Johnson will officiate. Interment will be made in Fordville Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
2. IN MEM0RIAM: In fondest memory of W. Wilson Durham, who passed away April 8, 1979 -- Sadly missed by His Wife C. Eleanor Durham and Children.
Safety Week Opens With Two Killed in Auto Accidents / Pedestrian and Man
Changing Tire Received Fatal Injuries on Sunday
Two persons were killed in automobile accidents in Burlington county during
the week-end. They were Walter Durham, 26, who lived near Columbus,
and Jacob Kluga, 58, of Pemberton. Sunday, the day they died, was the
first day of safety week in
Date: February 10, 1937
Clifford Worrell, 18, of Medford, who pleaded non vult to involuntary
homicide by automobile, was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation
for two years. He was assessed $50 court costs to be paid immediately
and $50 more costs to be paid during the term of his probation. Worrell,
while driving on Route 30 in
E. Durham ~1876-1962
Walter E. Durham, 86, of 2310 Beechwood St., Philadelphia, formerly of Media, died Sunday in Mercy Douglas Hospital.
He was a contractor until his retirement. He lived in Media 52 years. He was a member of Campbell A. M. E. church, Media.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Blair and Mrs. Helen Spith [sic] both of Philadelphia; five sons, Walter and Howell both of Media; Robert and Marshall both of Philadelphia, and Wilbur of Dover, Del.; one sister, Mrs. Lulu Moseley [sic] of New Jersey; 20 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren.
The services will be 8 p.m. Thursday in Campbell A. M. E. Church, 3rd and Olive Sts., Media. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church.
H. Durham Jr. ~1900-1965
(Spelling of Cheswold has been corrected in the 2 articles below.)
(1) Obituary: Walter H. Durham Jr., 65, died Wednesday in Riddle Memorial Hospital, Middletown after a long illness. He lived at 815 Forrest St., Moylan. He was born in Concordville, son of the late Walter and Rosie Durham, and lived most of his life in Media. He was a member of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church of South Media.
He is survived by his widow, Anna; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Blair and Mrs. Helen Stithe [sic] both of Philadelphia; four brothers, Robert and Marshall, both of Philadelphia; Howell of Media and Wilbur of Cheswold , Del.
Services will be 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul AME Zion Church. Burial will be Sunday in Cheswold, Del. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church.
(2) Announcements--Delaware County Daily Times, (Chester, Pa.), Saturday, December 4, 1965--Deaths DUHAM [sic] -- On December 1, 1965, Walter H. Jr. husband of Anna of 815 Forrest St., Moylan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Sat. eve. 8 P.M. from St. Paul's U.A.M.E. Zion Church, South Media. Interment Cheswold Cemetery, Cheswold, Delaware. Friends may call same evening 6 to 8 P.M. at the church. Cuthbert L. Batipps Funeral Director.
Viewing Thursday, August 6, 12 – 1 p.m. at the Woodbury Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 330 E Barber Ave, Woodbury 08096 Date: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 Time: 12 Noon - 1:00 pm; Funeral service 1 p.m.; Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park, Delsea Drive Hurffville, Washington Twp. 856-589-7550 Date: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009
Durham Jr. 1912-1988
Wilbur Durham Jr., 75, of RD 2, Dover Del. died Sunday in the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna, Del. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Durham retired in 1977 from the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill.
Surviving are his companion, Rhoda N. Durham, formerly of Bridgeton; four sons, William Durham of Marydel, Del., Walter Durham, Robert N. Durham and Arnold Durham, all of Dover Del.; a sister, Berdella Durham of New Jersey; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from Immanuel Union United Methodist Church, Cheswold, Del. Interment will be made in Immanuel Church Cemetery, Cheswold, Del. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Tolbert Funeral Home, Dover, Del.
Durham, Jr. 1912-1988
Funeral Home program: Wilbur Durham, Jr. October 14, 1912 - January 17, 1988 Funeral Services Immanuel Union U. M. Church Cheswold, Delaware January 20, 1988 1 p.m. Rev. Pamela Lardear Officiating Interment Immanuel Church Cemetery Arrangements By Torbert Funeral Chapel
William Durham ~1910-1982
1. Obituary: William Durham, 72, of RD 7, Woodruff Road died Thursday at Bridgeton Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. He had been in failing health for 12 years and bedfast for the past three years. Born in Fairton, he was the son of the late Henry and Rebecca Mosley Durham and the husband of Ruth Gould Durham. He had lived at his present address for 25 years and had been lifetime resident of Fairfield Township. Prior to his retirement 13 years ago he had been employed as a custodial with the Bridgeton school system for 2, years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons, Elwood, Herbert and Hughee, all of Bridgeton, William of Vineland and Charles Durham, at home; six daughters, Dorothy Pierce of RD 1, Millville, Ella Mae Durham of RD 7, Mary Jane Pierce and Henrietta Ames, both of Bridgeton, C. June Durham of RD 1, Millville and Ruth Ann Pierce of RD 7; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Pierce of RD 1, Millville; two brothers, Hughee of Bridgeton and Irving Durham of Fairton; two sisters, Polly Croker of Palmyra and Rebecca Pritchett of Bridgeton; 28 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Gerritt W. Kenyon, pastor of the Assembly of God Church of Millville, on Monday at 2 p.m. from the Padgett Funeral Home, 100 N. Main St., Cedarville. Interment will be made in Fordville Memorial Park, Fordville. Friends may call Sunday evening after 7 at the funeral home.
2. Death Notice: DURHAM -- of Woodruff Road, R.D. 7, Bridgeton, N.J., on Thursday, Dec. 23, 1982. William Durham, husband of Ruth Gould Durham, aged 72 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services without further notice from the Padgett Funeral Home, 100 N. Main St., Cedarville, N.J., on Monday afternoon, Dec. 27 at 2 o'clock. Interment at Fordville Memorial Park, Fordville, N.J. Friends may call Sunday evening after 7: 00 o'clock at the funeral home.
Durham Sr. ~1924-2007
William "Jake" Durham Sr., 83 years, of Clayton, NJ, died on Tues. Jan. 23, 2007 in the Kennedy Mem. Hospital, Washington Township, N.J., after a long battle with cancer. Born and raised in the Woodstown area, he was a resident of Clayton for the past 63 years. He was a graduate of Woodstown High School, Class of 1943.
Jake enjoyed gardening, hunting and going to his cabin in Pa., and traveling to Florida and California. He was on the Board of Directors for the Wilson Lake Memorial Park, a trustee for Cedar Green Cemetery Association of Clayton, member of the Clayton Lions Club, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Clayton. He was a retired fruit farmer.
Jake is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy L. Nee McInnes, and his devoted sons, William Jr., and his wife Helen of Vineland, and Douglas and his wife Audrey of Clayton. Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Brother of Melvin Durham, and Lucy Ranagan, both of Calif. Predeceased by his brother Wesley, and his sister Gladys Berkenbine.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Sat. Jan. 27th, at 11 a.m., at the BARCLAY FUNERAL HOME, Broad & Maple Sts., Clayton, N.J. Viewing Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sat. Morning from 10 a.m. to service time. Interment, Cedar Green Cem. Clayton. For those who so desire, the family request contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 351 N. Delsea Dr. Clayton, NJ 08312.
William Kenneth Durham 1952-2011
Kenneth Durham of
worked his entire life in the auto body field and owned and operated “Bill’s
Mobile Body Shop” he enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, karaoke, softball
and singing. Mr. Durham was a member of the Camden Wyoming Moose Lodge
addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his daughter Christy
Lynn Durham. He is survived by his father, William K. Gould, Sr. of
Greenwich, NJ; sons, Driso Durham and his wife Jennifer of Hartly, Baron
Durham and his wife Danielle of Smyrna and Raymond Durham of Dover; brothers,
Robert, Walter, and Arnold Durham all of Dover, Ken, Jr. and Steven Sr.
Gould both of Greenwich, NJ; sister, Helen Hanes of Greenwich, NJ; grandchildren,
Zachary, Jonathan, Raymond, Brianna and Schuyler Durham; also survived
by Jan Barker, Roberta Durham and Josephine Corona and many other beloved
services will be held 2pm Sunday November 6, 2011 at Torbert Funeral Chapel
E. Durham 1929-2003
Wilson E. Durham departed this life, Monday, June 30, in the South Jersey Health Care Bridgeton Division. Mr. Durham was born in Bridgeton, where he resided all his life, on August 6, 1929.
was the son of the late Wilson Woodrow & Eleanor Pierce Durham and
widower of Pauline Sanderlin Durham. He was employed by Dave Kane Scrape
Iron formerly of Bridgeton, NJ.
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