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Mr. H. Lee Durham
Born: 06/24/1915
Died: 01/24/2004
Visitation: 4-8 PM Monday, Jan. 26 at First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon
Funeral Service: 1 PM Tuesday, Jan. 27 at First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon
Interment: 3 PM Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Stanford, KY
Mr. H. Lee Durham, age 88 of Mt. Vernon, died Saturday, Jan. 24 at the Rockcastle Hospital. He was born in McKinney, KY on June 24, 1915 the son of Joseph Montgomery and Vida Ethel Baugh Durham. He was a retired UK Agriculture Extension Agent having received numerous awards during his lifetime. He graduated from McKinney High School and received a BS degree from Berea College and Masters Degree in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky. He was a veteran of the US Army having served for over three years during World War II as part of the Eighth Air Force in the European Theater. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon where he served as deacon, member of the choir, and Sunday School Teacher, as well as many other positions of leadership. He, along with his wife, Laura, provided music for many weddings, funerals, and church services during the past forty years.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Ruth Whitaker Durham; a daughter, Laura Lee Durham Wesley of Lancaster; and a grandson, Lee Hamilton Durham Speaks of Lancaster.

Contributions are suggested to the Rockcastle Gideons at PO Box 477 Mt. Vernon, KY 40456; the First Baptist Church Bldg. Fund at PO Box 639 Mt. Vernon, KY 40456; or to the Calvary Hill Baptist Church at PO Box 482 Stanford, KY 40484.