Edward Farris Durham

January 31, 1929November 5, 2012

Edward “Ed” Durham, 83, passed away Monday, November 5, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Cora Durham; and brothers, Alton, James and Wesley Durham. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sarah (Nowell) Durham of Saraland, AL, sons, Wayne (Teresa) Durham of Carrollton, TX, Mike Durham of Satsuma, AL and Danny Durham of Gulf Shores, AL; grandchildren, Karianne Hamel of Columbus, MS, and Ryan Durham of Satsuma, AL; special loved ones, Sue Gainey and family, and Donna Smith; Sister, Willie Jo McCarty of Richland, MS, several nieces, nephews and a host of additional loving relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. on Friday, November 9, 2012 from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home, Saraland. The family will receive friends from 9 A.M. until 10 A.M. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions to the American Red Cross (3446 Demetropolis Road, Mobile, AL 36693) or the Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Oncology Department (5 Mobile Infirmary Circle, Mobile, AL 36607) be made in Ed’s honor.


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2012

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Everett Simmons

November 8, 2012

My condolences to Danny, and his family. Words can not express enough.

John Cheatham

November 8, 2012

My prayers of comfort go out to all the family. I am very sorry for your loss!

November 8, 2012

Ed was a close friend and we worked closely with him in Hospital Services at Red Cross. We will missed him. Our prayers and thoughts with the family..
Manning and Joye Booker

November 7, 2012

We are so sorry for your family's loss, Uncle Ed was a very special man and I know he will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are will all of you.
Teri Sellers, Ed Osbourne, Bert & Mary Soldan, Matt & Regan Sellers (all friends of Donna Sue Smith)

Monica Thomas

November 7, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mr. Durham was a special man. He sure looked out for my sister (Amanda Biggs) before and after she got married). Ms. Sara if you need anything please let us know. Mr. Ed was a very sweet man and heaven receive a special angel. God bless your family!! Monica Thomas sister of Amanda Thomas Biggs

November 7, 2012

To: The Family of Ed Durham
From: Ed's Red Cross Family

This is truly a sad time for our Red Cross. Ed joined our family 8/1/1999 and until his illness reported weekly to deliver blood and blood products to area hospitals. He was always faithful and willing to help anywhere and anytime. He was loved by all and will be sorely missed. Love and Prayers to his family. Becky Mayr, Volunteer Office

November 7, 2012

So sorry for your loss,Our Prayers are with you.

Jay and Wendy Fortenberry

Janice Wright-Murray

November 7, 2012

It is such a sad time but the memories I have of Ed will never be forgotten.
The warmth of his smile. The love story of Ed and Sarah. The times I had the opportunity to visit with him. God has another angel and this angel will be watching over you.

Marie (adcock) Roberts

November 7, 2012

God has welcomed another special angel home. God be with all of you at this time.. My prays are with you all.

Susie Durham

November 6, 2012

A piece of my heart is broken. Ed, I miss you more than you could have ever known. God has welcomed a very special angel home. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah and family.