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Melvin Lee Durham

October 27, 1929 April 1, 2019
Melvin Lee Durham
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Obituary for Melvin Lee Durham

Melvin Lee Durham, 89 of Martinsville, VA passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Kindred Hospital. He was born on October 27, 1929 in Martinsville, VA to the late Joseph David Durham and Nannie Kate Earles Durham. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Marlowe, Mary Gravely, and Frances Reynolds; and brothers, James and Billy Durham.

Mr. Durham was a faithful member of Valley Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church for 60 years and retired from Pannill Knitting Mill after 35 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict Era.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Kidd Durham of the residence; sisters, Betty Bates (Bill) of Danville, VA, Barbara Snead of Danville, VA, and Jessie Faye Moore of Danville, VA; and brother, Joseph Durham (Louise) of Danville, VA. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Jennifer Durham (David) and Joseph, MeriAnne, and Justus; sisters-in-law, Hazel Durham of Chatham, VA and Peggy Durham of Yanceyville, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Pastor Jody Pollard officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Norris Funeral Services and other times at the home of Joe and Louise Durham, 176 Parkway Dr., Danville, VA. Burial will be at the Kidd Family Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Valley Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, 201 Breckenridge Cir, Axton, VA 24054.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Durham family.


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Apr

6:00 PM 4/4/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 4/4/2019 7:30:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel
1500 Kings Mountain Road Martinsville 24115 Virginia
United States

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Friday

5

Apr

2:00 PM 4/5/2019 2:00:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel
1500 Kings Mountain Road Martinsville 24115 Virginia
United States
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