Madie Bell Durham

July 17, 2018

Madie Bell Durham, 83, of Lebanon, passed away at 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Crown Pointe Assisted Living.  She was born on January 8, 1935 in Norwood, LA to Flynn Edward and Lillie Elizabeth (Laparie) Ebey.  She married Donald E. Durham on July 28, 1954 in Alexandria, LA and he preceded her in death on October 26, 1998.

Madie was a 1955 graduate of Bolton High School in Alexandria, LA.  She was an independent insurance agent and had worked for Del Monte and National Seal in Frankfort.  She was a member of Scotland Christian Church in Kirklin.  She enjoyed making Christmas trees from coat hangers, quilting, gardening, and loved birds and having garage sales.

A special thanks goes out to the Nurses and Chaplains of Guardian Angel Hospice of Frankfort and Lafayette and the nurses, nurses aides, and administration of Crown Pointe Assisted Living for Mom’s loving care.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Life Enrichment Fund at Crown Pointe Assisted Living, 610 Crown Pointe Drive, Lebanon, IN  46052.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Scotland Christian Church, 4001 East Scotland Road, Kirklin, IN.  Friends may visit 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Burial will be in Scotland Cemetery.

Survived by:

Madie is survived by her Son:  Marvin Durham (Spouse: Sherri) of Shreveport, LA;  Daughters:  Pat Graham of Shreveport, LA and Kathy Niese (Spouse: John) of Indianapolis, IN;  Brother:  Jody Ebey of Metaire, LA;  Sister-in-law:  Evelyn Ebey of Kokomo, IN;  Grandchildren:  Kyle Durham of Shreveport, LA, Ryan Durham (Spouse: Mandy) of Lafayette, LA, Alecia McCutcheon (Spouse: Calvin) of Kent, United Kingdom, Ashley Wigg (Spouse: Drew) of Columbus, OH, and Michelle Holbert (Spouse: Timmy) of Dayton, OH;  Great Grandchildren:  Roze and Verity McCutcheon;  Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, and Great Nephews.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her Brothers:  Clarence Ebey, Charles Ebey, Flynn Ebey, Jr., Herman Ray Ebey, and Cecil Ebey;  Sisters:  Allie Mae Smith and Annie Lee Normand;  Nephews:  Raymond Lee Normand, Curtis Ebey, and John Ebey.  


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11 Condolences for “Madie Bell Durham”

  1. John Smith July 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Madie Bell was a friend of mine, a best friend of my mother, Wilma, I hope that they have a great reunion with the one who made it possible, Jesus!! I pray that Marvin, Pat and Kathy find peace in knowing she is in good hands. I will be thinking of you all.
    May God Bless you.

  2. Susan Rhine July 18, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss!
    Love and prayers,
    Susie Smith Rhine
    CCHS Class of 1973

  3. Mary Anne Perdue July 19, 2018 at 8:48 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Kathy. Your entire family will be in my prayers. So glad I got to meet her several years ago when we lived in Indiana. Sending hugs, love, and prayers.

  4. Donna Gulley July 19, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I had worked with Madie at Aero Drapery, that’s where I had met her. She was a wonderful person! She was such a friendly person that she didn’t treat people like outcasts! I truly admired her for her personality, her character and her love for the Lord! I am so honored to have known her and from there I met her daughter Kathy. Thank you Kathy for your friendship! For always being there when I needed an ear!! I thank God for this family!! They are truly a Blessing! God be with Patty, Marvin and Kathy and all the family. Our prayers are with each and everyone!

  5. Ronald L. Ebey July 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Aunt Madie Bell, you are in a much better place now. No more suffering for you! Kathy, Pat & Marvin and all of the extended family, our condolences & love go out to all of you. Just wish we could be there with you.

    Ron & Carol Ebey

  6. Donna Nix July 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Sorry to hear about your mom, Marvin. Sending prayers for comfort for you & your family.
    Donna & Nicky

  7. Paul &Joni Hendrix July 24, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Many prayers go out to the family.

  8. Cynthia August 20, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    The Blessing Of The Saved
    Open your heart to the Sun. Open your eyes to the sky. Open your ears to the sea.
    Deep love to the round Earth who has given us bodies. Deep love to the Dead Stars for their dust and their light. Deep love to our mothers and fathers, for the gene patterns of our souls. Deep love to our mothers, for the blood homes of our first growth.
    We bless each other for the entrances to our bodies.
    We are women of dirt. We are women of bone. We are women of mucus. We are women of light. We are women of words.
    We are saved.
    We are blessed.
    We are saved.
    *From Temporary Angels*

    Thank you auntie for the gifts of spirit you gave to us all.
    My favorite memory I hold precious is sitting with you and momma as a wee girl. I think it was at your farm. We all were apron clad. Green beans in our laps. Listening to you auntie, and momma having ‘girl’ talk as we ‘snip -snapped’ our beans.
    Thank you for being a compassionate and; loving woman.. I will miss you…glad you are now with the rest of your family once again!

  9. Cynthia August 20, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Dearest Patty,Kathy & Marvin
    Please know we love you and your families so very much! We know how difficult of a time this is for you all. Our hearts grieve with you. We hold your hearts tenderly and close.
    Much love family, Cynthia, Barth & family

  10. Michelle (Harrison) Carter October 4, 2018 at 7:46 am

    I met Madie Bell when I was 12 years old. She was always the happiest, funniest, sweetest, and kindest lady at Scotland Christian Church. She was always so kind and caring towards my family. It was a pleasure knowing her and I’m so grateful I had that chance.

  11. Jerry Hendrix January 27, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    This message is for Marvin Durham, son of Madie Belle Durham, I would like to offer my condolences to you and your sisters for the loss of your mother, whom I held in the highest regard as a Christian and a wonderful friend to me, my parents and all who knew her may God rest her soul. Marvin wish to compensate you for your friendship and the help you put forth building the cabin in Colfax Louisiana. My parents said you had volunteered, but I have felt guilty since. Please send me your address, to 39 Park Ave, Deland, Florida 32130. Sincerely, Jerry Hendrix

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