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Donna Durham

April 20, 1946 — December 11, 2021

The adored feisty firecracker from Owensboro, Kentucky, Donna Durham passed away at her residence on the morning of Saturday, December 11, 2021. She was 75 years old.

The strong, independent Donna was born on April 20, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Norvel and Theda Howard Hamlett. An Office Manager for numerous years, Donna retired from United Agri Products (UAP) in Fort Valley, Georgia.

In her golden years, Donna enjoyed sewing, working in her garden, solving puzzles, and was an avid reader. Family oriented, she loved eating Sunday dinners with her entire family. Her fierce personality, unconditional love, and honest demeanor will be sorely missed by all who were blessed enough to know Donna.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James Lee Durham; and 10 siblings.

Her memory will forever be treasured by her beloved children, Pennie Wade (Billy), Brad Durham (Jeany), Ken Durham (Peggy), and Mike Durham (Pam); grandchildren, Donna Milling (Zach), Jesse Wade (Sara), C.J. Wade (Shelby), Jeremiah Williams, and Courtney, Chad, Jennifer, Cody, Jamie, and Cheyenne Durham; great-grandchildren, Aryia, Andrew, Colton, Chloe, Sebastian; siblings, Linda Hicks (Ted), Doris Tomes, Larry Hamlett (Carolyn); as well as multiple nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

Visitation with Donna’s family will be Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at The Church in the Orchard. The funeral service celebrating her life will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Wayne Lenderman officiating. Donna will be laid to rest privately in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Georgia.

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