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Lavillas Ann Durham

Sunday, January 17, 2021
Lavillas Ann Durham

ODESSA -- Lavillas Ann Durham, 80, of Odessa passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 in Odessa. She was born February 25, 1940 in Quanah to Sherman and Adelle Rushing.

Lavillas married James “Red” Durham February 22, 1957 in Fieldton. She was an excellent baker and cook, an avid reader and loved to shop. She enjoyed playing Bridge at the Odessa Country Club with her friends. She was affectionately called “Granny” not only by her family, but by her many friends. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa.

She is survived by her two daughters, Tami Tepfer and husband Jay of Archer City and Shaunie Selman and husband Donny of Odessa; three grandchildren, Ty Gage and wife Ursula, Mitch Selman and Kody Selman and Naqita; seven great-grandchildren, Keaton Gage, Logan Gage, Madison Selman, Nickolas Smith Selman, Shayla Selman, Camden Selman and Brody Selman; and other extended family members and friends. Waiting for her in Heaven was her husband Red, who passed April 24, 2009; her parents; and a sister, Reta Cook.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at Grace Chapel in Littlefield with Larry Bloskas officiating and Aaron Cash assisting. Interment followed in Littlefield Memorial Park Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Ty Gage, Mitch Selman, Kody Selman, Keaton Gage, Logan Gage, Nickolas Smith Selman and Brody Selman.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center of Houston or Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa. Arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield.

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