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Myrtle  B. Strayhorn
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Obituary for Myrtle B. Strayhorn

DURHAM: Myrtle B. Strayhorn, 88, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at her home. She was born in Durham, the daughter of the late Edgar Thomas Bowen and Thelma Oakley Bowen. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Oscar Strayhorn; sister, Lily Mae Clayton and brother, Edgar Thomas Bowen, Jr. She retired from American Tobacco and Strayhorn’s Wrecker Service.

Mrs. Strayhorn is survived by her sister, Ruby Lee Winston; brother, Wayne E. Bowen; niece, Wanda D. Ambrose and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 at Clements Chapel in Durham. The family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM, Monday, February 6th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

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2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

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Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


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