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June 17, 1935 – August 8, 2013


Cecil Edward Durham, 78, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

CE Durham was born in DeKalb, Texas, on June 17, 1935, to the late Cecil and Addie Faye Durham. He attended DeKalb High School and graduated from Stephen F. Austin College in Nacogdoches, Texas. After serving his country, he took residence in Shreveport for over 50 years and retired from AT&T in 1989.

Mr. Durham is survived by his daughters Tamara Durham-Dailey of Alexandria, VA, and Debora Durham Miller of Atlanta, GA; his sisters Shirley Mashburn, Melba Durham, Ruby Reece and Wanda Randolph and one brother Bobby Joe Foster; and his grandchildren Caleb and Connie Miller. He was preceded in death by his daughter Connie Durham.

Arrangements for his final care have been made through Bates Family Funeral Home in DeKalb, Texas. The family will hold a memorial and interment at the Woodman Cemetery at 11 a.m.  on September 28, 2013.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, www.alz.org/Louisiana.

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