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Mr. Oliver "Skinner" Durham
Born: 1930-02-28
Died: 2003-10-27
Visitation: 6-9 PM Thursday, Oct. 30 at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 11 AM Friday, Oct. 31 at Dowell & Martin Funeral Home
Interment: Durham Cemetery, Copper Creek

Mr. Oliver "Skinner" Durham, age 73 of Copper Creek Rd. in Crab Orchard, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 at his home. He was born in Rockcastle County on Feb. 28, 1930 the son of S. V. and Gemia Abigail Baker Durham. He was a retired truck driver for Preston Trucking Company having served for 40 years. He was a lifetime member of the Teamsters #135 and was a member of the Valley Baptist Church. He enjoyed making wood crafts.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sue Johnson Durham; two daughters, Doris VanSickle (Charles) of North Vernon, IN, and Mary Jane Lines (Gary) of Frankfort, KY; one stepdaughter, Ellen Sue Smith of Rushville, IN; two brothers, Jackson Durham of Richmond, IN, and Jimmy Wayne Durham of Liberty, IN; and seven sisters, Geneva Pitcher of Connersville, IN, Edna Turner of New Richmond, OH, Hazel Marie Wright of Amelia, OH, Verla Scott, Gladys McVay, and Minnie Croley, all of Richmond, IN, and Betty Jean Riley of Centerville, IN. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 3 step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children, Ruth Ann Robinson and Dennis Michael Durham; and one brother, Harold Durham.