DEXTER - Berniece Durham, 76, died Jan. 19, 2003, at the Cypress Point Health Care Center.
Born May 27, 1926, at Lesterville, daughter of the late Samuel and Emma Lee Lewis, she had been employed by the Purolator Filter Company in Dexter and was of the Baptist belief.
On April 11, 1953, at Piggott, Ark., she married Orville Raymond Durham who preceded her in death on March 3, 1980.
Survivors include: two sons, Jerry A. Durham and Earl Ray Durham of Dexter; six daughters, Sharon Carpenter and Karen Kastner of Dudley, Barbara Minton of House Springs, Linda Kesterson of McKenzie, Tenn., and Brenda Hueckel and Vicky Noyes of Dexter; one brother, Winford Lewis of Essex; one sister, Osa Mazo of Collinsville, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Arnold Lewis and Elmo Lewis; and three sisters, Audrey Pinkley, Mildred Sherill and Wilma Jean Myers.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Doyle Corlew will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery near Bloomfield.