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B. Durham

Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Berniece Durham, daughter of the late Samuel Lewis and Emma Lee Lewis, was born on May 27, 1926, at Lesterville, and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at the age of 76. Mrs. Durham was of the Baptist faith, a former employee of Purolator Filter Company in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter. She was united in marriage to Orville Raymond Durham on April 11, 1953, at Piggott, Ark. Mr. Durham preceded her in death on March 3, 1980. Survivors include two sons, Jerry A. Durham and Earl Ray Durham, both of Dexter; six daughters, Sharon Carpenter and Karen Kastner, both of Dudley, Barbara Minton of House Springs, Linda Kesterson of McKenzie, Tenn., Brenda Hueckel and Vicky Noyes, both of Dexter; one brother, Winford Lewis of Essex; one sister, Osa Mazo of Collinsville, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold Lewis and Elmo Lewis; three sisters, Audrey Pinkley, Mildred Sherill and Wilma Jean Myers. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doyle Corlew officiating. Interment followed in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.