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Emily Dianne Freeman Durham
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Emily Dianne Freeman Durham of Priceville, Alabama went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2017.


She was at home and under the care of Hospice of the Valley.


She was born Wednesday, August 3, 1949, in Wilmington, North Carolina to Leonard Maness Freeman and Margaret Estelle Mills Freeman.


On April 4, 1969, she married the love of her life, Ray Durham and was blessed with a son, Scott Durham. She lived her life for them. She as not vain and was a selfless, unmaterialistic, giving woman. She was a champion for those who could not defend themselves. Those that were close to her received her undying love. She was an avid reader, traveler, Yahtzee player, and loved spending time with her family. She worked as a civil servant for over 38 years, working most of her time with the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers. She was a tireless worker and volunteer. She spent many years giving her time to the youth sports of Decatur, Alabama.


She is preceded in death by her parents: Leonard Manuss Freeman and Margaret Estelle Mills Freeman and her brother: Leonard Maness Freeman, Jr.


Survivors include: her Husband: Ray Durham, Jr.;One Son: Scott Durham and wife: Amber; Three Grandchildren:Andrew, Alan and Kelsey Durham. One Sister: Lynda Luna


The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Hospice of the Valley for their kind, compassionate care given to Emily.


In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to the Hospice of the Valley in Decatur, Alabama.


A Memorial service for Emily will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hughey Reynolds officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the funeral home.




Peck Funeral Home, Hartselle, AL 35640, was in charge of the arrangements.




The information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.






Smithville, TN


February 22, 2017