Durham, Lou Ellen (Summerville)

Monday, December 4, 2017

Lou Ellen Durham, age 93, of Summerville, Ga., passed away Friday, December 1, 2017, evening in the local nursing home.   

She was born in Walker County, Georgia on Oct. 28, 1924, a daughter of the late William M. and Ola Tinney Broome.  Mrs. Durham was retired from the spinning department of Mt. Vernon/Riegel Mills after 45 years of service, was a charter member of Midway Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Young Durham. 

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Wayne and Jill Durham; grandchildren and spouse, Josh Durham, Tiffany and L.J. Schrader; great-grandchildren, Landyn Durham, Brooklyn Durham, and Damin Schrader; sister, Inez Hardeman; brother, Tommy Broome; and several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Patterson and Minister Tommy Broome officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden.  Active pallbearers will bve Josh Durham, Landyn Durham, Damin Schrader, L. J. Schrader, Brooklyn Durham, and Ben Johnson; honorary pallbearer will be Rick Silberman, Billy Dempsey, and nurses and staff of Oakview Nursing & Rehab. Center. 

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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