Leslie Lee "Blue" Durham, 73, of Parma, Mo., died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004.
Born in LaValle, Mo., Jan. 11, 1930, son of the late ARthur and Goldia Durham, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Parma and retired welder for the railroad.
On July 11, 1950, at New Madrid, Mo., married Wilma Cole who survives.
Other survivors include three sons, David Wayne Durham of Parma, Mark Wade Durham of Malden and Scott Durham of Campbell; one daughter, Sheri Lee Stewart of Douglas, Ga.; two brothers, Donald and Kenneth Durham, both of Bernie, Mo.; four sisters, Made Baldwin of Fenton, Mo., Jenny Parmly of Ditmer, Mo., Mildred Adams of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mary Lou Giddings of Dexter, Mo.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is today, Sunday, Jan. 11, from 12:30 p.m. until service time at First Baptist Church in Parma.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Girdley officiating.
Burial will be in the Durham Family Cemetery near Cambell.
Arrangements by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma.