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Hunter Durham

Hunter Durham, 78, of Columbia, Ky, died Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 8:15 P.M. at the TJ Health/Columbia Emergency Room.

He was born May 20, 1941, in Adair County, to the late O.A. “Cotton” and Frances Childs Durham.  He was an active member of Columbia Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.  A member of the Columbia-Adair County Rotary Club, he received the Paul Harris Fellow award and served as past President of the club.  He was a Master Mason of Columbia Masonic Lodge #96.  Hunter was a practicing Attorney with Durham & Zornes Attorneys-at-Law and currently serving as Master Commissioner.  He was recognized by the Kentucky Bar Association for having practiced law for 50 years.

An avid Kentucky basketball fan, he enjoyed relating stories from his time as a student manager under Coach Adolph Rupp.  He loved people and he was always ready to share a story, a joke, or a smile.  He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include: his wife  Joyce Goodin Durham of Columbia;  one daughter  Stacey (Mark) Wilson of Simpsonville; one son Robb (Virginia) Durham of Louisville; one sister  Tucker Durham Hume of Lynchburg, Va; four grandchildren Matthew (Jameson) Wilson, Bradley Wilson, Alex Durham and Kate Durham; three step-grandchildren Bryson, Gabe and Izzy; one niece Amy Kimbler Kidd of Lynchburg, Va; one great-niece and one great-nephew Zach and Hayley Kidd.

Along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service were Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Columbia Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Johnson and Dr. Michael O’Neal officiating.

Burial followed in Haven Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Norton Children’s Hospital, WHAS Crusade for Children or Gideon Bibles.  These may be left at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers: Matthew Wilson, Bradley Wilson, Alex Durham, Kate Durham, Dr. Gerald Chafin, J.D. Zornes.

Honorary: Deacons and Brotherhood Sunday School of Columbia Baptist Church.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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