Deacon Charlie Lee Durham

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The funeral service for Deacon Charlie Lee Durham of Americus, Georgia will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Sims officiating. Interment will follow in the Andersonville National Cemetery.

Charlie Lee Durham was born June 2, 1934 to the late Emma Lee Dunning Gaston and Charlie Lee Durham Sr.   He joined Union Tabernacle Baptist Church at an early age and served faithfully for over 70 yrs. He was a great teacher, deacon and mentor at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Charlie attend the public schools of Sumter County. While at Staley High School, he was a star halfback on the football team. He led the team to the state playoffs in Savannah, Georgia. After graduating from high school in 1955, Charlie was drafted into the United States Army. He served his country honorably for three years, earning the rank of Corporal.

Deacon Durham was a hard working father. He worked for JMC in Americus, Georgia for 24 years in the maintenance department. After retiring from JMC, he worked at Tolleson Lumber Company in Preston, Georgia, where he retired as well.

Deacon Charlie Durham was married to the mother of his children, Ms. Mary Durham Carter for 34 years. Later, he was married to Martha Brown Durham for 24 years. On February 5, 2019, Deacon Durham transitioned from labor to reward. He was preceded in death by six siblings: Louella Kendrick, Christine Durham, Mary Williams, James Durham, Charlie Durham and Oscar Durham.

Left to cherish his memory are his six children; Minister Helen Barlow, Charles (Teresa) Durham, Patricia (Johnny) Mable, Ernest (Tammy) Durham, Valerie (Frank) Benny, Ambra (Robert) Sanford, all of Americus Georgia; one sister, Fairillia (Willie James) Yancey of Lumpkin, Georgia; four brothers: Jimmy (Daisy) Durham, Tommy (Diane) Durham, Bernice Durham, and Rebea Durham, all of Weston, Georgia; 17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren; a close friend, Carlton Glenn Maye, Sr.;  A host of nieces and nephews also survive.

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Seneca Watts United States
2/9/2019 8:42:57 AM #

To the Durham family we certainly feel sorrow over the loss of our love ones. Please accept my condolences. Isaiah 26:19


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