Ava Geraldine Durham, 69, died on Sunday, June 10, 2012. Ava was born in Beartown, WV to the late Noble and Helen Lusk Mitchem on June 20, 1942.
Ava is survived by her daughters Susan Michelle Blankenship of Flower Mound, TX; Margaret Elizabeth Mitchell of Franklinton, NC; Christina Rae Brewster of Baltimore, MD; sons Randolph Owen Reed, Jr. of Danbury, NC; Jonathan Ray Brewster of Raleigh, NC; brothers Danny Mitchem of Princeton, WV, Russell Mitchem of Lashmeet, WV, Jeff Mitchem of Bud, WV; sisters Phyllis Johnson of Lashmeet, WV, Glenda Allen of Pinehurst, NC, Donna Sizemore of Lashmeet, WV, Joyce Thorn of Blacksburg, VA; 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Ava is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ava was preceded in death by her sister Sandra Mitchem and granddaughter Courtney Reed.
A Graveside Service will be offered 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Lusk/Mitchem Family Cemetery in Beartown, WV.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers and per Ava’s request please send donations to the The Women’s Resource Center, PO Box 1476, Beckley, WV 25802-1476 or 304 255-4066.
The Durham family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton. Online memorials: www.hallwynne.com select obituaries.