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Betsy Rooker Durham
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Durham: Betsy Rooker Durham, 85, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Transitions Life Care. She was born in Vance Co, the daughter of the late George Rooker and Zola Rooker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Durham, Jr. She retired from Duke University Medical Center as a Respiratory Therapist and she was a member of Glendale Heights United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Durham is survived by her sons, Benjamin Durham, III (Cindy) of Durham, Bryan Durham of Durham; grandchildren, Ashley James (Jason), Danica Durham, Shannon Durham; and great-grandchildren, Victoria, Caitlyn, and Drew James.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, July 6th at Glendale Heights United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 5th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Glendale Heights UMC, 908 Leon St, Durham, NC 27704 or Transitions Life Care Hospice of Raleigh, 250 Hospice Cr, Raleigh, NC 27607.

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Funeral Service




11:00 AM
Glendale Heights United Methodist Church

908 Leon St
Durham, NC 27704

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


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