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Thelma Williams Strayhorn

Thelma Williams Strayhorn, 95, of Durham died on Thursday, December 25, 2014. Mrs. Strayhorn was the daughter of the late Horace Clarence Williams and Nora Borland Williams. She was a homemaker, good cook and seamstress, she loved hummingbirds and her cat. She was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Bruce Strayborn, Sr., four siblings and a grandson, Craig Harding.

She is survived by three sons, Roy Strayhorn, Jr. and wife Sherry, Larry Strayhorn and Tim Strayhorn and wife, Carol, all of Durham; two daughters, Jane Hassebrock and husband, Bob of Raleigh; and Betty Moore of Durham; and five grandchildren, Amanda, Tyler and wife, Hannah, Shannon, Christina and husband Jeremy, Nathan and three great-grandsons, David, Jacob and Ethan.

Graveside service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Rev. Ed Denton will officiate.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to Durham Memorial Baptist Church Building Funds, 133 Robbins Rd., Durham, NC 27703. Online condolences can be made at www.hudsonfuneral