Dillard Memorial Funeral Home & Hillcrest Memorial Park
2402 Gentry Memorial Hwy, Pickens, SC
Mr. Garvin H Durham
February 7, 1936 – June 25, 2019
Garvin Hampton Durham, 83, of Pickens, passed away on Tuesday June 25, 2019. Born on February 7, 1936, in Pickens County, he was the son of the late Waco and Dorthula Bearden Durham.
Garvin was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting. His favorite pastime was working with wood, as he loved to carve things such as small gifts for children and walking sticks. He and his grandson created and ran the company Twisted Trail Sticks. He was a member at Gap Hill Church of God for over 60 years. He was predeceased by one sister, Doris Ellenburg.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Myremn Durham; one daughter, Lisa D. Trotter (Teddy); three grandchildren, Lynzie Kelley (Chris), Tyler Trotter (Heather), Lexie Trotter; one great grandchild, Kenlie Rae Trotter; and five sisters, Ruby Knight, Debra Bryant, Barbara Ann Stone, Brenda Hooper (James), and Yvonne Lomax (Dane).
The family will receive friends on Friday June 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Dillard Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday June 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Dillard Funeral Home with Reverend Johnny Hodges, Reverend Jimmy Perdue, and Reverend Bobby Duncan officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Flowers may be sent or memorials may be made to Gap Hill Church of God, in Six Mile.
The family will be at home.
Dillard Funeral Home Pickens, SC
- Visitation Friday, June 28, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 29, 2019
Mr. Garvin H Durham
June 27, 2019
Bud was a dear friend. I always enjoyed spending time with him in his garage/wood shop talking about everything from God to walking sticks. He was always kind to me and always had something to give me - deer antler key chain, walking stick, etc. (I’ll cherish them now).
He was my go-to source for whatever I needed. You name it Bud had it. If he didn’t have it you probably couldn’t even find it at the hardware store! Now, his garage/wood shop wasn’t the cleanest and nearest one I’ve ever seen but he knew where everything was. I’ll miss having him as my “source” when I’m in SC and have a project to do.
Bud was a good man. He loved God and his family and his friends. He was Mr. Conversation! When you went to visit, you had to plan to stay a while. He always had a lot to say - all good - but sometimes not all necessary. I enjoyed a good long conversation with he and Myerum just a few weeks ago!
Will miss you Bud!
June 26, 2019
I will always remember how kind Bud was. He was always upbeat and just being in his presence would brighten my day. He will be missed.