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Mr. Layard L. Durham
Retired U. S. Army

APPLING, Ga. - Mr. Layard L. Durham, 79, of Appling, entered into rest August 16, 2008, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of the late Lillie Bell Faulkner Durham.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Brewer officiating.

Pallbearers were Lewis Eubanks, Craig Eubanks, Travis Dorn, Heath Dorn, Chad Tice and Thomas Dorn. Interment followed in the Plum Branch Cemetery in Plum Branch, S.C., with full military honors.

Mr. Durham was born in Auburndale, Fla., and was the son of the late Leland Durham and the late Vilety Cumbee Durham. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. Mr. Durham served during the Korean Conflict, during Vietnam and was a ROTC instructor at the Citadel and Vanderbilt University. He was also retired from the U.S. Postal service with 21 years of service in Clermont, Fla.

Survivors include: children, Juanita Gilstrap (Bill), Edgefield, S.C., Ruth Eubanks, Edgefield, S.C., Amanda Clem (David), Appling, Carolyn Edmunds (Emory), McCormick, S.C., Thomas W. Dorn (Eiko), Havelock, N.C., James A. Dorn, Clermont, Fla., Jacqueline Tice, Orlando, Fla., Jeanette Bridges (Edward), Clermont, Fla., Kenneth W. Dorn (Paula), Clermont, Fla., Michelle Willis, Montverde, Fla., Mary Ann Walker- Centre, Ala., Larry Durham, Diane Durham, Steve Durham and Lisa Durham; sister, Wilma Bridges- Clermont, Fla.; 31 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; special friends, Jack and Wanda Brewer and sons.

Mr. Durham was also preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Durham and a grandson, Keith Edmunds.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1365 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, Ga. 30909.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008

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