Charlie Day Durham age 71 of Keokee, VA was born in Lee County, VA on Thursday, January 21, 1943 and passed away at his home on Monday, April 21, 2014. He had retired as a truck driver and was a member of the UMWA.He was preceded in death by his son Tim Durham, daughter Yevette Arnette, step-son Robert Sturgill, granddaughters Meshia Durham and Sasha Balthis, grandson Shannon Taylor, father George Durham, mother Mazie Sturgill, brothers Andy Durham, Dennis Durham, Harold Sturgill, Billy Ray Sturgill and Glen Sturgill.Charlie is survived by his wife Joyce Durham of the home, sons Mark Durham of Jasper, VA, Ronald Durham and wife, Sheila of Pennington Gap, VA, Adam Durham and wife, Myra of Cumming, GA, Brian Arnette and wife, Shannon of Keokee, VA, Dennis Millhorn and wife, Karen of Jasper, VA and Charles Sturgill of Jasper, VA. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jamie, Delisa, Timothy, Tyler, Savannah, Samantha, Jordan, Sarah, Will and Josh, great-grandchildren Nevaeh, Shannon, Kayleigh-Ann, Shyla and Brian Scott, his sisters Alice Davidson of Andrews, N.C., Betty Boggs of Hickory, NC, Eletha Skeens of Bristol, TN, Mary Efimoff of Bristol, TN, Margaret McCorsky of Blountville, TN, Emma Lou Waddell of Big Stone Gap, VA, Thelma Skeens of Kingsport, TN, Sabrina Durham of Big Stone Gap, VA and Oma Jane Lane of Johnson City, TN, brothers Lennie Durham, Kirby Durham and Curtis Durham all of Big Stone Gap, VA, Terry Durham of Appalachia, VA, Lacey Bolling of Big Stone Gap, VA and Paul Bolling of Big Stone Gap, VA.
The funeral service will be held at 8:00 PM Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, VA with Bill Hughes officiating.Visitation will be from 6:00 PM Thursday until the time of the service.The graveside service will be at 1:00 PM Friday at Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:00 noon Friday to go to the cemetery.Pall Bearers will be Jordan Arnette, Timothy and Tyler Durham, Cody Richards, Wayne Fields and Glyn Bowen.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to St. Judes Children's Research, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or phone 1-800-822-6344Condolences can be sent to the family by e-mail to email@example.com We are located at 42098 E. Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap, VA 24277Phone 276-546-2456