Whitesburg KY

Odus Durham, 90, succumbs

Funeral services for Odus Durham, 90, of Burdine, were held September 1 at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy. Burial was in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, Va.

A son of the late Dennis and Cora Winchell Durham, he died August 29 at the East Kentucky Veteran’s Center in Hazard. He preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Clark Durham; a sister, Betty Combs; three brothers, Ray Durham, James Durham and Bobbie Durham; and an infant sister, Niema Durham.

He was a retired coal miner and minister, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was a bishop, district overseer, pastor and member of the Church of God of Prophecy for more than 50 years, and pastored at Elwood, East Cumberland, McRoberts, Burdine, Little Leatherwood and Prestonsburg, at the Church of God of Prophecy.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Durham; three daughters, Priscilla Berry, Hawthorne, Fla., Patricia Chen, Huntsville, Ala., and Penny Newman, Norman, Okla. ; three stepdaughters, Pam Hardin, Willisburg, Linda Moore, Burdine, and Brenda Yates, Bardstown; a stepson, Frankie Burkhead, Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Reynolds and Judy Durham, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a brother Paul Durham, Hendersonville, N.C.

Carty Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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