March 12, 1926 ~ April 16, 2007
Services for Beatrice Durden, 81, of Avinger will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2007 at WRS United Methodist Church, Avinger with Rev. Melvin Hancock officiating. Burial will follow at Mims Chapel Cemetery, Avinger under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Durden died Monday April 16, 2007 at a Marshall hospital. Beatrice Rabb Durden was born March 12, 1926 to the parentage of Oliver Rabb and Mary Police Rabb in Marion County, Texas. She married Edward Durden. She bore fifteen children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, seven children, two sisters and five brothers. She was a faithful member of WRS United Methodist Church until her health failed. She was a cook at Victory High School for many years. She loved fishing and loved being around people. She leaves to cherish her memory: eight children, Joyce Harper of Dallas, Willie Rabb (Ilene) of Ore City, Nevada Carter of Avinger, Ethel (Elvis) Ward of Arlington, Edward (Vivian) of Harleton, Glinn Durden of Avinger, Carlton Durden of Avinger, and Sharonda (Frank) Washington of Avinger; one sister, Carrie Mason of Denver, Colorado; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Viewing and visitation will be Friday afternoon and evening at the funeral home.