The  Herald-Press
Huntington, Indiana
Tuesday June 8, 1965
           Rev. James Clarence Durham, 67, pastor of the First Baptist church in Huntington from 1942 until 1949, was dead on arrival at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Fort Wayne at 2:40 p.m. Monday.  He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.  He lived at 735 Home Avenue, Fort Wayne.
           He was born February 26, 1898 in Indianapolis to  Mr. and Mrs. James [Hannah Frances Spiegel] Durham.  His first marriage was to  Hazel Walter who died January 28, 1945. The second marriage was to  Blanche G. Smith February 11, 1946.
           Surviving are the widow, two children,  Mrs. Donald L. (Helen) Mossburg of Fort Wayne and  Mrs. Nelson L. (Donna) Adams of Omaha, Nebraska, two step-sons  Donald J. Smith of Orlando, Florida and  Richard L. Smith of Huntington; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter.
           A member of the South Wayne Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, Rev. Durham had served the Liberty Center Baptist church from 1837 to 1942 before coming to Huntington.
           Friends may call at the Bailey Mortuary where funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, by Rev. Charles B. Woodson of Fort Wayne officiating.  Burial will be in Bono Cemetery near Dana, Indiana.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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