George W. Durham

DURHAM, REV. GEORGE W., 81, of 1227 Thomas Lane, Hixson, died Monday in a Sewanee, Tenn. hospital. A retired Baptist minister, he had served the Sequatchie Valley and Rhea County areas. He was a past master of Hixson Masonic Lodge 727 and was retired from the Hamilton County Board of Education. Survivors include a daughter, Grace Durham Sharpe, Hixson; sister, Lillie Nikiforos; two granddaughters, Sybil Varner, Soddy, and Linda Kountz, Hixson; two grandsons, George R. Taylor, Kingston, Tenn., and Noel L. Taylor, Atlanta. Services will be held at 2p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ted Painter officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens with the Hixson Masonic Lodge 727 in charge of graveside rites. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, Soddy-Daisy.
The Chattanooga Times, February 8, 1984. 

Submitted by Connie Baumann