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264. Letha Maye DURHAM was born on 16 Sep 1924 in Bailey Switch, Tazewell County, Virginia.79 She died on 19 Aug 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia. Letha Durham Englehart (1924 - 2012)

Norfolk - Letha "Lea" Durham Englehart, 87, departed this life on August 19, 2012.

Born on September 16, 1924 in Bailey, Virginia she was the daughter of the late John Everet Durham and Jennie Bell Durham. Preceding her in death, her husband of 51 years, Lester Ernest Englehart, married on August 5, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia. Letha attended Graham High school and was a talented beautician, owning Bonnell beauty salon in Norfolk, Virginia. Letha enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, gardening, traveling, scrapbooking and crafts. She was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her twin daughters, Jan Kincaid, her husband, David, and Joan Elliott, and her husband, Barrett; five grandchildren, Allen Elliott, and his wife Gabrielle, Letha Anderson, and her husband Joshua, Tanya McGraw, and her husband, Dwayne, Debra Lucado, and her husband, Dwayne, Jenny Anderson, and her husband, Michael; twelve great-grandchildren, Sayde Hasinger, Addison Elliott, Valentia Pollard, Carley Anderson, Dustin and Brandon Johnson, Jordyn and Nathan McGraw, Evelyn, Isabella, and Amelia Lucado, and Colton Anderson; a brother Ray Durham, and his wife, Georgia; a sister Ruby Carter; and many beloved family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norview Chapel. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012, at McKendree United Methodist Church officiated by the Reverend Michelle Louk. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery followed by a reception hosted by the church. Memorial contributions may be made to McKendree United Methodist Church, 6870 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, 23518. Arrangements are being handled by Smith and Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, Chapel.

Letha Maye DURHAM and Lester Ernest "Doc" ENGLEHART were married on 5 Aug 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia. Lester Ernest "Doc" ENGLEHART was born on 10 Apr 1925 in Weatherly, Pennsylvania. He died on 16 Apr 1996 in Roanoke, Roanoke County, Virginia. Lester "Doc" Englehart served in the US Navy, World War II, 12/1/42
to 12/13/45 - 10 months in Phillipine Islands. Letha Maye DURHAM and Lester Ernest "Doc" ENGLEHART had the following children: