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Dennis Ray Durham
December 15, 1947 - May 8, 2019

Mr. Dennis R. Durham of Trumann departed this life on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the family residence in Trumann at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 23 days.  He was born Monday, December 15, 1947 in Jonesboro, AR and lived in Trumann the past 36 years,. He was a retired truck driver, Air Force veteran of Vietnam War, member of DAV and First Baptist Church in Trumann.   He was the son of the late Woodrow H. and Madelyn Parker Durham.       He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mavis Durham of the home; two sons, Jason Durham and wife Jade and Tim Arnold and wife Stacy; one brother, Ronald Durham, 6 grandchildren, Zachary Arnold, Tyler Arnold, Cassidy Arnold, Chelsea Davis, Thatcher Durham and Bennett Durham and 5 great-grandchildren, Zayden, Aiden, Braxton, Eden and Hendrix.       Visitation will be Monday evening from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Trumann.  A Celebration of life will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. John Maley officiating.  Burial will be private.     In lieu of flowers please consider lasting memorials to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 575, Trumann, AR  72472. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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May 13, 2019
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Trumann
1301 Highway 69 West
Trumann 72472

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May 13, 2019
06:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Trumann
1301 Highway 69 West
Trumann 72472

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  1. Jeff Davidson, Yukon, Oklahoma says

    I spent many a night at the Durham house playing the old vibrating football game for hours, we also went to school together for many years, played basketball and football together. My wife Dianna Pulford Davidson was also a friend to Dennis, we both relay our condolences and prayers for the family. You will be missed by many.

  2. Liz McClish Lottmann, Bella Vista, AR says

    Dennis was my "choir buddy" in high school. I remember him as a kind young man with a gentle soul. I'm sure I speak for his Jonesboro classmates that we are all so glad that he married happily, and had a beautiful family. He was a good friend.

  3. Ron Faulkner, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 says

    Durham Family, Saddened by the passing of Dennis. I was associated with Dennis, his brother Ronnie and their parents during our Jonesboro school days as youths. My most sincere condolences for the family in the passing of Dennis. Ron Faulkner

  4. Nancy Melton, Jonesboro AR says

    Ron, I am sorry for the passing of your brother. May God's Peace help comfort you and yours during this difficult time.

  5. Scott Abell, Victorville, Ca. says

    I was friends with Dennis in school, but lost track of him until we returned from Viet Nam. We were there at the same time and same base, but did learn of that until we met up after our return. At that time, I ran into Dennis and we hung out together, until I left Jonesboro. But, my memories of Dennis are wonderful-he was always a fun guy to be around, with a big heart, but good to engage in serious conversation with, as well. My condolences to his family--Dennis-rest in peace my friend-you are heaven' s gain.

  6. Danny and Donna Pippinger , Trumann ark. says

    So sorry for your loss. Have y’all in our prayers.

  7. Ted, says

    We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  8. Brenda Marlin, Port St Lucie FL says

    You're in my prayers Mavis. You know it's so beautiful there. Wouldn't you just love a peek at the reunion? So thankful next time we see him, we won't ever have to say good-bye. God bless you & those you love. Jo & Mike

  9. Len Ware, Jonesboro, AR says

    Thatcher & family, I am very sorry for your loss. My Grandpa Ware died when I was in 6th grade, too, so I can empathize with you at this time. May your sorrow be replaced by your special memories of the times that you spent together. Sincerely, Mr. Ware

  10. Sonia, Hazen says

    Love you Aunt Mavis. Prayers for you and Tim and Jason and those Grand Babies.

  11. Mary Lee Cunningham, Jonesboro says

    My sincere condolences to Dennis' family. I don't think our paths crossed after high school, but darken the hair and remove the moustache and it is clearly the Dennis from then that I see in his photo. I can even imagine that mischievous grin on his face. May Be comfort and bless all the family and friends he left behind.

  12. Patsy Forrester Coy, Gepp, AR says

    Love and prayers Mavis and family. So very sorry!

  13. David crowell, Brookland says

    Will be missed

  14. Mike Chaffin, Russellville Ar. says

    So sorry for your loss, RIP Dennis, may God grace be upon your family.

  15. Eric King, Jonesboro says

    I am so sorry to hear this. Praying for you all. He was like a dad to me growing up. I love you guys.

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