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Mrs. Marty Durham

September 02, 2021
Martha “Marty” Wycliffe Hendry Durham, 82, of Statesboro, Ga., entered into rest on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Marty was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on February 14, 1939, to the late George and Katherine Hendry. She was an active member of Pitman Park United Methodist church in Statesboro. She was a retired educator who spent her working years as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Jenkins County Public School system. Marty enjoyed spending time with her husband George and was an active part of his ministry. Marty had a love for traveling, Atlanta Braves baseball, Kentucky Wildcats basketball and she was passionate about animals – most importantly her two poodles, Brooke and Misty Blue, whom Marty and George rescued from the Georgia Poodle Rescue in Alpharetta, GA.

Mrs. Durham was proceeded in death by her parents, her brother Larry Hendry, and her grandson Jeffery Alsup Jr.

Marty is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Reverend George Durham; her children, daughters Kim Alsup (Jeff), Sheryl Dudley (Andy), Melissa Pitts (Terry), Mary Woodard (David), and Angela Durham (Lorien) and sons Johnny Bargeron and Joseph Durham; her siblings, Myrna Dantic (Jimmy) and Alex Hendry; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren whom she loved dearly, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held in her honor on Sunday, August 22, at Millen Cemetery. Reverend Bill Bagwell presided.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Poodle Rescue 12850 Hwy 9 N., Suite 600-230, Alpharetta, GA 30004.

A socially distanced visitation was held at the gravesite after the service.

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