Walnut: The Funeral for Melvin N. Durham, 76, was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at
the Ross Funeral Home in Walnut with Dr. Eugene Spradling of the First
Christian Church officiating. Organist was Mrs. John Foss. Pallbearers were
Robert A. Durham, John Durham, William Morgan, Charles Jenner and Lonny
Jones. Interment was in the Walnut Cemetery.
Mr. Durham was born Nov. 15, 1899 in Maytown, Lee County, the son of Charles
and Ida Weeks Durham. He was married to Blanche Fordham of Walnut on Dec.
23, 1919 at the Christian parsonage in Walnut. He had farmed in the Walnut
area, retiring in 1959.
Surviving are his widow, two sons, Bob and Tom of Walnut; three
granddaughters and three grandsons; three great grandsons; three great
granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one
(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls,
Illinois, December 4, 1975 - Thursday, pg 6, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)