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Shelby Eugene "Gene" Durham

December 26, 1937 ~ August 4, 2018 (age 80)

Shelby Eugene “Gene” Durham, 80, of Lillian, AL, passed away Saturday, August 4th, 2018 under hospice care in Pensacola, FL.


Gene was a man of strong Christian faith who loved his family, church, and career.  He was a native of Flintstone, GA but traveled with his career. He finally arrived at his lifelong dream destination, to be near Gulf Shores, where he was semi-retired.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Lee and Lawrence Durham and sister Janice Holder.


Survivors include his wife Rev. Remedios “Remy” Durham; sons, Ronald (Suki) Durham of Waverly, TN, and Gary (Debra) Durham  of Zionsville, IN;  daughter, Brenda Durham of Birmingham, AL; sisters, Virginia Stuff and Glenda Cagle; brothers, Charles (Janie) Durham and Ronald Durham; grandchildren, Andrea (John) Furkins of Lyles, TN, Todd (Stacey)Durham  of Lyles, TN, and Dedrah Wilkins (Jessie Knalls) of Lyles, TN, Brittney (George) Patterson  of Annapolis, MD, Paige (Boris)  Perez of Noblesville, IN; Great grandchildren, Leah, Dylan, Haylee, Lillian, Todd, Robert, Taylor, Grace, Courtney, Bailey, and Benjamin, and several nieces and nephews.


Graveside services will be held, Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.  


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The family will receive visitors, Friday, August 10th, 2018 from 10:00am – 1:30pm in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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