Leslie Lee Durham, the son of the late Arthur and Goldia Loveless Durham, was born in LaValle on July 11, 1930, and died at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at the age of 73.
He had lived his entire life in the Parma area. He was a member of the Parma First Baptist Church and was a retired welder for the railroad.
On July 11, 1950, he was married to Wilma Cole at New Madrid.
Surviving are his wife, Wilma Durham of Parma; three sons, David Wayne Durham of Parma, Mark Wade Durham of Malden, and Christopher Scott Durham of Campbell; one daughter, Sheri Lee Stewart of Douglas, Ga.; two brothers, Donald and Kenneth Durham, both of Bernie; four sisters, Mae Baldwin of Fenton, Jenny Parmly of Ditmer, Mildred Adams of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mary Lou Giddings of Dexter; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Parma First Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Parma First Baptist Church with Rev. John Girdley of Parma officiating.
Interment will follow in the Durham Family Cemetery near Campbell with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.