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Stella (Newman) DurhamJuly 5, 1932 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 85)
Stella Newman Durham, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2017 at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville, GA. She was a member of the First Baptist Church Atlanta. Her former residences include Suwanee, GA; Bluff City, TN; Winston-Salem, NC; and her birthplace, Stuart, VA.
Stella was the daughter of Dora and Alfred Newman and has eight siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold and daughter, Sheila Thacker. Her surviving four children are David Callahan and wife Gena, John Durham and wife Nancy, Joni Durham, and Travis Durham and wife Amy Beth. She has ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Stella was a retired hairdresser and assistant Vice President for a major beauty salon chain. She and Harold led a strong sales team with Renn Enterprises for many years. They enjoyed taking many trips around the world together. Over her life, she was very active in her church and community, was the center of attention in any room, and could have easily been defined as the life of any party. Stella accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior many years ago, and her faith in and love of the Lord was strong. Those of us who have also made that decision look forward to seeing her again!
Pastor Scott Downing will be leading a memorial and homegoing service on Saturday, November 4th at 1:00 PM in the sanctuary at Inman First Baptist Church, 14 N Howard St, Inman, SC 29349.
In lieu of flowers, we would be honored if you would make a donation in Stella’s memory to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/memorial-page/stella-durham-suwanee-ga/