Edward Durham


MONTICELLO — Mr. Edward “Eddie” Durham, 74 of Monticello, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at his home. He was born March 16, 1939 in Houston, Ark.

He was owner/operator of Razorback Dust Control which he and a partner established in 1969 in Benton, serving Southeast Arkansas for many years. He served in the U.S. Army as a medical specialist from 1963 until 1967, when he was discharged and was a member of Monticello Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Wiley Ervin Durham and Maggie Mimms Durham and was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Durham and two sisters, Lillie Kesterson and Verna Gentry.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara Bane Durham of Monticello; two daughters, Terry Boykin and husband, Brian of Monticello and Denise Edwards and husband, Terry of Dumas; two brothers, Jesse Durham of Bryant and Harvey Lee Durham of Little Rock; two sisters, Peggy Cluck of Bryant and Linda Mann of Little Rock; three granddaughters, Kimberly Boykin of Monticello, Jennifer Knight of Monterey, Cali. and Amanda Edwards of Dumas and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Thornburg Cemetery in Thornburg, with military honors. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Memorials to: Church of Christ Children’s Home, 5515 Old Walcott Rd., Paragould, AR 72450 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.