MERTIE ETHEL HUDGENS (DURHAM) (1893-1973)

Mertie Ethel HUDGENS

MERTIE ETHEL6 HUDGENS (JAMES MARSHALL5, JOHN SANDERSON4, JAMES III3, JAMES2, JAMES1) was born 18 Oct 1893 in Illinois, and died 05 Jun 1973 in Williamson Co IL.

She married BRAD DURHAM, son of ZACHARIAH DURHAM and CORDELIA STANLEY.  He was born 19 Apr 1893 in Williamson Co IL, and died 12 Jun 1958 in Williamson Co IL.

Notes for MERTIE ETHEL HUDGENS:

Ethel DURHAM, 79, Goreville, died at 3 a.m. today in Marion Memorial Hospital, after an illness of one week.

Mrs. DURHAM was a housewife and a member of First Methodist Church, Goreville.

She was born Oct. 18, 1893 in Johnson County to Marshall and Cynthia FOSTER HUDGENS.

Survivors include four sons, Bob, Ned, Bill and Victor, all of Goreville; two sisters, Emogene WILKINS, Jonesboro, and Marie BARNETT, Carterville; and a brother, Frank HUDGENS, Goreville.

Mrs. DURHAM was preceded in death by her husband, Brad, in June of 1958 and by a son and a daughter.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Van Netta Funeral Chapel, Goreville, with the Rev. Virgil ELMORE of the Goreville Methodist and the Rev. Kirk RODGERS of the Johnston City Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be in Fountain Cemetery north of Goreville.

Friend may call after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  (The Southern Illinoisan, dated 5 June 1973)

More About BRAD DURHAM:

Burial: Fountain Cem Williamson Co IL

Children of MERTIE HUDGENS and BRAD DURHAM are:

i.      MYRTLE DEAN7 DURHAM.

ii.     VICTOR DURHAM.

iii.    IMOGENE DURHAM.

iv.    BOBBY JOE DURHAM.

v.     NED DURHAM, b. 24 Apr. 1928 d. 27 Jul 2002 Johnson Co Il. m. MARY L LNU.

Bill Durham 1950

vi.    BILLY LEE DURHAM.(1923-2008)

vii.   MARSHALL WARD DURHAM, b. 31 Aug 1922; d. 11 Aug 1965.

More About MARSHALL WARD DURHAM:

Accident Victim Dies

Ward DURHAM, 42, of Goreville, died at 1:30 a.m. today in John Cochran Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., of injuries incurred in an accident Saturday on Rt. 37, South of Marion.

Mr. DURHAM was thrown from his car when he failed to make a curve on the highway,

He was born Aug. 31, 1922 in Goreville, a son of Mrs. Ethel HUDGENS DURHAM of Goreville and the late Brad DURHAM.

He first married Rosa Lee CRAWFORD.  They are divorced.  He then married Martha NORRIS and they are divorced.  He was an army veteran of World War II and a member of the Third Baptist Church.  He was employed by the state.

Mr. DURHAM leaves his mother; children, Marshall and Helen Kay of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mrs. Peggy TROXEL of Creal Springs; step-daughter, Mrs. Patricia COWAN of Casa Grande, Ariz., brothers, Victor, Bobby, Billy and Ned, all of Goreville; sister, Mrs. Gus YECKLEY of Anna; and two grand-daughters.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell Funeral Home of Marion.  (The Southern Illinoisan, dated 11 August 1965)

Burial: Fountain Cem Williamson Co IL

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