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Oliver Lee "Corky" Durham, 86, of McLeansboro, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at his residence in McLeansboro.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Funeral service will be at 12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Harre Funeral Home with Pastor Jacob Gray officiating. Burial will be at Blooming Grove Cemetery in McLeansboro.
He was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Glen Carbon, the son of John Durham and Gertrude Durham. He married Virginia Lee (Daily) in Nashville, Tenn.
He was a welder and had been employed by General Motors and A.O. Smith. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and he was a disabled veteran. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge 2699, Elks Lodge 1882 and American Legion Post 106, all of McLeansboro. He loved bowling in his younger days.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Daily) Durham of McLeansboro; stepdaughter, Terry Mayberry of McLeansboro; grandchildren, Tina Mayberry of McLeansboro and Christy Currie and husband Bryce of McLeansboro; great-grandchildren, Riley Warren and Kylie, Brantley and Cambria Currie; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 13 brothers and sisters; and stepson-in-law, David Mayberry.
Memorials may be made to Ten Mile Church and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 1, 2018
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