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436. Ernest "Ernie" DURHAM Jr. was born on 3 Aug 1932 in Bond, Jackson County, Kentucky.86 He died on 1 Mar 2013 in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky. Ernie Durham
(Died March 1, 2013)

Ernie Durham Jr. of Richmond, 80, passed away, Friday, March 1, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family. Ernie was born on August 3, 1932 in Bond, Kentucky, a son of the late Ernest (Papa) and Beatrice (Mimi) Ison Durham. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Kentucky University in 1955.

After serving two years in the U.S. Army, he finished his service in 1957. Ernie traveled for Begley Drug Company, opening one hour dry cleaners in the Midwest, where he met Judy McFadden in Muscatine, Iowa. Ernie and Judy married on August 20, 1961 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Nichols, Iowa. They returned to Richmond, Kentucky in 1967, where he owned a number of businesses. Beginning in the late 1970’s, Ernie opened and operated several package liquor stores. Ernie loved spending afternoons at Keeneland race track and long weekends in Las Vegas, singing carols at Christmas, soaking up sunshine on the beach, and winning a good game of cards – all with family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, especially to the dessert southwest because of his love for Indian folklore. Ernie’s favorite sport was golf, where he was renowned for his putting expertise at the Madison Country Club.

He was a Dad that was one of kind. As a Granddad, he adored his four grandchildren and was a best friend to each one. Ernie is survived by his wife, Judy of 51 years; two brothers, Kenneth N. Durham (Mary Ann), Mesa, Arizona and Rondall G. Durham (Ann), Richmond, Kentucky; daughter, Lisa A. Durham Young (Bruce) La Grange, Illinois; son, Kevin M. Durham (Whitney), Lexington, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Kristen Young, Mia Durham, Wells Durham, and Daisy B. Durham. He is also survived by ten nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 8 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Richmond, Kentucky from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9 at St. Mark Catholic Church. A private family burial will follow at the Richmond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Telford Community Center YMCA, 1100 E. Main St., Richmond, Kentucky or St. Mark Catholic School, 608 West Main St., Richmond, Kentucky 40475. The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice Care Plus, Berea, Kentucky for their compassionate care and support.

Ernest "Ernie" DURHAM Jr. and Judy (UNKNOWN) were married about 1962 in Kentucky.86 Ernest "Ernie" DURHAM Jr. and Judy (UNKNOWN) had the following children:






Kevin M. DURHAM.