Charles “Avis” Durham (8-24-20) service 8-28-20


Charles “Avis” Durham, 82, of Adamsville, died on Monday, Aug. 24.

He was born in the Jot-Em-Down community of McNairy County to Johnny W. and Eva M. Hughes Durham. He was united in marriage to Linda Cody, who survives.

Mr. Durham was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He worked with his father and his son farming the family land. He also did factory work, was an aircraft assembler, carpenter, bridge builder and concrete finisher. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Adamsville for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Durham of Adamsville; sons, Terry Durham and Kevin Wren, both of Adamsville; daughters, Anittia Carnell of Henderson, Tennessee, Melissa Higdon of Huntsville, Alabama, and Teresa Holifield of Piggott, Arkansas; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Janice Ganus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Eva Durham; brothers, Calvin Durham and JW Durham; sisters, Dorothy Durham, Marie Mulder, Bessie Smith and Jenny Jones.

Services were held on Friday, Aug. 28, at First Baptist Church in Adamsville with Chad Ball officiating. Burial followed in Adamsville Cemetery at Adamsville.