Lucille H. Durham

Published 5:15pm Monday, November 5, 2012

Lucille Hester Horton Durham peacefully passed away November 3, 2012 at White Oak Nursing Home in Tryon. She was the widow of Horace Benson Durham, who died in 1997.  She was the daughter of the late Walter and Janie Pruitt Horton. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong member of Peniel Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughters, Anna Laura Painter (Charles), Joan Griswold (Merlyn), Doris Champion (Eugene), Kathy Rhymer (Donnie), Janet Ruff (Bobby) all of Columbus, Gail Durham of Inman; a son, Danny Durham (Nola) of Columbus; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Joe Horton of Anderson, Harley Horton of Inman, John Horton of Landrum and Dean Horton of Columbus.

She was predeceased by sisters, Ruth Belue, Monie Jackson, Annie Lee Whitesides, Gladys Hutcherson; brothers, Glenn, Delmar and James Horton; and grandson, Joey Rhymer.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Peniel Baptist Church.  Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the church conducted by Dr. William C. Pate, Jr., Bruce Rhymer and Rev. Steve Price. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, Polk County Camp, P.O. Box 220, Mill Spring, NC  28756.

The family is at the home of Janet Ruff, 5212 Peniel Road, Tryon, N.C.

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