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266. Ray Lincoln DURHAM was born on 12 Feb 1929 in Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia.52,79 He died on 11 Jul 2013 in Tazewell County, Virginia. July 13, 2013
Ray Lincoln Durham
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Ray Lincoln Durham, 84 of 104 Wicker Lane, Bluefield, Va., passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Tazewell Community Hospital. He was born in Baileyswitch and was the son of the late John Everett and Jenny Belle Tiller Durham.

Mr. Durham was a salesman for Interocean Insurance and for over 15 years was the owner/operator of R and K Fishing Supplies, Bluefield, Va. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and was a lifelong member of the VFW Memorial Post 9696. A member of the Wright’s Valley United Methodist Church, he served as Sunday School Superintendent for over 50 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Thelma Eldridge, Letha Englehart, Hazel, Gladine, Ida May, Everett, Ernest, Jack, James, and Frank Durham.

Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 64 years, Georgia Neel Durham; his loving son, David Keith Durham; a sister, Ruby Carter and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The service to celebrate Mr. Durham’s life will be held today (Saturday), July 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dudley Memorial Chapel, Bluefield, Va., with the Rev. Jim Horn and the Rev. Sue Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memory Gardens with members of the VFW Memorial Post 9696 and the Pocahontas American Legion Post 14 conducting military graveside rites. Pallbearers will be Eddie Lantern, Tommy Melvin, Ronnie Harless, Gary Lee Carter, Byron Durham, Wesley Garris and Tim Durham. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Asbury, Richard Stowers, Sonny Miller, Charles Baker, David Inscore and Ellis Johnson.

Friends may visit with the family today (Saturday), July 13, 2013 from noon ‘til hour of the service at Dudley Memorial Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wright’s Valley United Methodist Church, c/o Judy Music, 630 Fairway Drive, Bluefield, VA 24605.

Dudley Memorial Mortuary is serving the Durham family.

Ray Lincoln DURHAM and Georgia Frances NEEL were married on 30 Dec 1948 in Bluefield, Tazewell County, Virginia. Georgia Frances NEEL (daughter of William Newton NEEL and Lena Marie BENNETT) was born on 12 Feb 1930 in Virginia.79 Children of WILLIAM NEEL and MABEL BYRD are:

i. FORRESETT CROCKETT6 NEEL, b. December 01, 1908, Tazewell Co. Virginia; d. April 23, 1982, Tazewell Co. Virginia; m. MAGGIE KIMPERLLLING, Unknown.
ii. VIRGINIIA ANN NEEL, b. May 15, 1911, Tazewell Co. Virginia; d. March 24, 1961, Tazewell Co. Virginia; m. DAVE YOST, Unknown.
iii. BARBERRY JOHNSON NEEL, b. May 31, 1913, Tazewell Co. Virginia; d. May 01, 1999; m. STELLENO PRIDEMORE, Unknown.
iv. ADDIE ELLEN NEEL, b. May 07, 1915, Tazewell Co. Virginia; m. SAM LAWSOON, Unknown.
v. LARNE CLAIRE NEEL, b. June 26, 1917, Tazewell Co. Virginia; d. March 29, 1990, Tazewell Co. Virginia; m. LEVI FOX, Unknown.
vi. GLADYS LOUISE NEEL, b. September 14, 1919, Tazewell Co. Virginia; d. October 17, 1996; m. RRAYMOND GREGORY, Unknown.
vii. WILBURN NEWTON, JR. NEEL, b. April 18, 1922, Tazewell Co. Virginia; m. GLADYS BREWSTER, Unknown.

Children of WILLIAM NEEL and LENA BENNETT are:
viii. MARY BELL6 NEEL, b. April 30, 1928, Tazewell Co. Virginia; m. ELMER STOWERS, Unknown.
ix. GEORGIA FRANCES NEEL, b. February 12, 1930, Tazewell Co. Virginia; m. RAY LINCOLN DURHAM, Unknown.
27. x. EDITH MARIE NEEL, b. November 28, 1931, Tazewell Co. Virginia.
xi. FRED EUGENE NEEL, b. May 28, 1933, Tazewell Co. Virginia.
xii. JAMES EDWARD NEEL, b. March 02, 1938, Tazewell Co. Virginia.
Ray Lincoln DURHAM and Georgia Frances NEEL had the following children:



David Keith DURHAM was born on 26 Jan 1969. Adopted.