DOVER: Nehemiah Durham, 91, of Rd. 5, Dover, a retired farmer and lifelong resident of the area, died yesterday in Kent General Hospital where he had been a patient about four weeks.
Survivors include a son, Presley and a sister Mrs. Ella Sammons, both of Dover; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great- great- grandchild. Mr. Durham had been a widower more than 50 years.
Services will be Sunday afternoon at 1 from the Torbert Funeral Home, Dover, where friends may call tomorrow night. Interment will be in Emanuel Union Cemetery, Dover.
Nellie Coker Durham
June 9, 1968
Mrs. Nellie Coker Durham, 80, of 106 Lamokin St., Chester died Sunday in the Crozier Chester Medical Center, Upland. She was the widow of Oliver Durham.
Mrs. Durham was a Shiloh Baptist Church mother and was a member of its missionary society. She was born in Cheswold, Del. and lived in Chester for 23 years.
Surviving are two sons, the Rev. Lawrence Coker and Elwood M. Coker, both of Chester; a daughter Miss Nellie Coker of Chester; a sister Mrs. Lola Durham of Cheswold, Del; a brother Denny Miller of Dover, Del.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 8th St. and Central Ave., Chester. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 the same evening at the church. No viewing after services. Burial will be Thursday morning in Haven Memorial Park, Chester Township.
Oliver Durham (no date listed)
Body of City Man Found in Delaware River :
The body of a 65 year old Chester man was found floating in the Delaware River off the foot of Edgmont Ave. shortly after 8 p.m. yesterday.
Identification of the body showed it was that of Oliver Durham, 510 Central Ave. who was reported missing since June 13. Durham's body had his identification badge from Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
Franklin Rescue Squad recovered the body after it was spotted in the river by a resident. Chester police assisted in the recovery.
Durham's body was identified at 10:45 p.m. by his son Laurence Coker, 108 E. 13th St. who reported him missing. The body was turned over to the Deputy Coroner Lewis Hunt.