Crossville resident and McMinnville native Autie Irene Durham, 99, died Jan 18 at Cumberland House Hospice in Crossville.
A nurse’s aide at Cumberland Medical Center and a member of the Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Jake Leonard and Mattie Martha Elizabeth (Basham) Todd, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Willie Ross Durham; son, Billy Ross Durham; brothers, Leonard Todd and Thomas Todd; sisters, Elizabeth White Thomas, Ophia Alexander, Anna Belle Simons and Margaret Cantrell.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Heady, Martha and Gordon Wells; Becky and Mark Sampley, all of Crossville; grandchildren, Mike Smith, Terri Peek, Lisa Pugh, William Hamby, Rick Wells, Cynthia Palmer and Kimberly Wattenbarger; 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday with burial following at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 20, 2012