Henry Lee Durham, age 85, of Calhoun, passed away Wednesday June 1st at Advent Gordon Hospital following a brief illness.
Henry was born March 30, 1937, in Gordon County, son of the late William W.H. Durham and Elvie Lee Manning Durham. He was a member of the Resaca Assembly of God. Henry was the owner and operator of Henry’s Yarn Sales prior to his retirement. He was well known in the music circle, playing at festivals, churches, and the local nursing homes. His love for music was not only playing but listening to Blue Grass.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by, his son in law, Ben Hall, brother, Kenneth Durham, sisters, Margaret Durham, Francis Justice and Mildred Durham McRee, and half-brothers, Hubert, O.C. and Frank Scott.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years; Sarah Fay Roland Durham of Calhoun, one son; Michael Durham and his wife Janet, one daughter; Dianne Durham Hall of Calhoun, one brother; Bobby Durham and his wife Bessie Lee, four grandchildren; Tracy Arp and her husband Brady, Amanda Mullinax and her husband Jeremy, Jessica Wood and her husband Blake, and Kristopher Durham, seven great-grandchildren; Brock Arp and his wife Mallorie, Drake Arp, Emily Mullinax, Ethan Mullinax, Corbin Mullinax, Bennett Wood, and Reese Wood. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday June 5th at 3pm from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Burns officiating. Burial will follow in Chandler Cemetery. Grandsons and grandsons-in-laws will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 until 3pm at the funeral home.
You may send condolences to the family at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Henry Lee Durham.