Elvie Durrence

March 30, 1933December 2, 2012
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Elvie Durrence of McGregor died Sunday morning, December 2, 2012, at the age of 79. Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Cole Funeral Home Chapel, 1113 West Fifth Street, McGregor with Rev. David Thompson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Comanche Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday at Cole Funeral Home.

Mr. Durrence was born March 30, 1933, in Claxton, Georgia, the son of the late Roy and Idell (Todd) Durrence where he attended Daisy School. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the United States Army for a few years. He was a member of the Bryant Oliver Post of the American Legion Post 273 in McGregor. After his honorable discharge, he made McGregor his home where he met and married Annie Lorene Pollard, June 15, 1955. After twenty-three years of marriage, she preceded him in death April 15, 1979.

For thirty years he was employed by Owens Illinois Glass Plant in Waco as a machine operator. In his spare time, Elvie enjoyed tinkering with cars and riding around sightseeing and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Darrell Durrence of McGregor; two daughters, Annette Wendeborn and husband Brian of Gatesville, Judy Riley and husband Tommy of McGregor; a brother, Clifford Durrence of Lake Navarro Mills; six grandchildren, Ronnie Geeslin, Mandy Worthington, Brandy Hill, Brandon Geeslin, Tommie Sulgrove, Josh Riley and twenty great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Tuesday, December 4, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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LeAnne Ryan

December 24, 2012

Thinking and praying for your family. May God be gracious to you during this time.

Sandra Hartsell

December 8, 2012

To Elvie's family,We are so sorry for your loss. Elvie is in a much better place where there is no suffering or sarrow. He's left his old body & is in his spirital pain free body now. Elvie & Lorene & all of you all, have been life long friends. Our hearts & prayers go out to you all. Love,
Kenneth & Sandra Hartsell & Brenda & Tommy Bovee

December 5, 2012

I am sorry to hear about your Daddy and Grandfather passing away. Daddys and Grandfathers have a special place in our hearts. May God be with each and everyone of you during this hard time and always.

Annette Birchfield ( Arlington, Texas

William Hurst

December 5, 2012

I was very sorry to hear of your loss.

December 5, 2012

We are so sorry about your Dad. Please know that we are thinking of ya'll. May your memories comfort you.
Russell, Preshia & Dylan Willmann

Preshia Willmann

December 5, 2012

We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that we are thinking of ya'll. May your memories comfort you.
Russell, Preshia and Dylan Willmann

Ronny Bredemeyer

December 4, 2012

To Elvie's family and friends. I was saddened by seeing/reading about Elvie's passing. He was a very good man and I always appreciated him serving his country in the Korean War. May GOD bless each one of his Family and many friends. Rest in Peace Elvie. We celebrate his life, mourn his passing, and rejoice that he has made it into Heaven. Ronny Bredemeyer(formerly of McGregor).

stacy farrar

December 4, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will forever be your guardian angel watching over you. God Bless you and your Family.

Randy and Stacy Farrar

Tom and Betty Drew

December 4, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Thomas Richardson

December 4, 2012

I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.