Marla Leigh Durham

Born: Mon., Apr. 15, 1968
Died: Tue., Mar. 26, 2013

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Marla Leigh Durham, 44, of Columbus died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Columbus Hospice House. Marla was born April 15, 1968 in Union Springs, AL daughter of the late William Gordon and Gail Clayton Durham. She was an Insurance Specialist with the Medical Center of Central GA and attended Glenwood School in Phenix City, AL and Nathanael Greene Academy in Greene County, GA.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Lottie and Carson Durham and maternal grandparents: Sophie and Lyman Clayton. Survivors include one brother, Carson Durham (Niki) of Bloomington, IL; one sister, Litha Hamilton (Tracy) of Columbus, GA; two nephews, Brant Hamilton and Brady Hamilton; and one niece, Greer Durham.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Lovin officiating. Interment will follow at Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery, 1560 Bethesda Church Road, Union Point, GA 30669. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until time for the service. Serving as pallbearers are Ricky McCommons, Mike McCommons, Tim McCommons, Steven McCommons, Brant Hamilton and Brady Hamilton. The family would like to thank Columbus Hospice and all the nurses and physicians at The Medical Center of Columbus GA for the compassion they showed to her during her illness. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Teresa Taylor
   Posted Wed March 27, 2013
To the family of Marla, I am so sorry to hear of Marla's passing. I worked with her at Coliseum Medical Center in Macon. She was such a sweet person and so much fun to work with. She loved her family and always talked about them. May her sweet soul Rest in Peace and May GOD bless each one of you. Goodbye my special friend.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Wed March 27, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Marla. She has fought such a brave fight and now she is at rest. I pray that God will give each of you comfort during this time. Marla was a very special person.

Teresa Walker Dunagan
   Posted Thu March 28, 2013
You are in my thoughts and prayers. 5

Ann McCannon
   Posted Thu March 28, 2013
Marla will be missed by so many!! She use to come to my house and I use to see her at my babysitters house alot when she lived in Greene Co., such a pleasure to be around. May God wrap his loving arms around her family and friends and help ease your aching hearts! Sincerely, Ann

Shelli Blasingame
   Posted Fri March 29, 2013
Marla had such a sweet spirit & made everyone around her smile! She will truly be missed, but I can't help but rejoice in knowing she will suffer no more! My prayers are with the family for their great loss.

Tara Kendrick
   Posted Fri March 29, 2013
Rest in peace, sweet Marla!

Hazel Brooks
   Posted Fri March 29, 2013
You were a good friend, I will miss you! I love you!!!! Rest with JESUS!!!

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Fri March 29, 2013
Our deepest sympathy. Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Webb & Family Mrs. Betty Jo Evans

Harold, Lisa & Brayden Batchelor
   Posted Fri March 29, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I am so thankful that she is no longer suffering.

Julie and Ted Lovett
   Posted Fri March 29, 2013
Litha, Tracy, Brant, and Brady - Marla has been such a special part of our family, we will miss her greatly. We hope that your memories of her good days bring you comfort. We know she is peacefully resting with God and the many loved ones who greeted her in heaven. We love you and continue to keep you in our prayers.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sat March 30, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days ahead. Marla was a good friend and I am thankful for many wonderful memories. She will be missed!

Paige Arwood-Hubbard
   Posted Sat March 30, 2013
Marla will be greatly missed by many. I pray that God will give each of comfort during this difficult time. She is in Heaven and has no more pain nor sorrow. I will cherish the many memories of her. My oldest son remembered us going to Macon years ago to visit with her and going to the mall and riding the carousel. Great memories. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Brian, Paige, Justin and Phillip Hubbard.