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Norman Gregory Durham

November 25, 1954 — April 28, 2023


Norman Gregory Durham


Norman Gregory Durham, Esquire, of Sanford passed away Friday April 28, 2023. A visitation will be held Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 pm at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in Hohenwald, TN at a later date.


Mr. Durham was born in Hickman County TN, and raised in Hohenwald TN.  He was a son of Hilda Christine Gilbert Durham and the late Edward Eugene Durham. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend. Mr. Durham loved sports and was named “Mr. Basketball” in 1972 at Lewis County High School.  He went to Memphis State University, majoring in Political Science and History, and Memphis State University School of Law, graduating in 1984. He practiced law in Memphis TN, Sevierville TN, and Sanford NC, and retired as an Assistant District Attorney in Lee County NC. He enjoyed playing golf with his friends, carpentry and wood working, gardening and landscaping, bird watching, listening to and playing music, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He had a passion for reading about religion, history, and philosophy, and wrote a novel that was just published in February of this year, “On the Seedy Side”, a novel of Law and Life in Rural Tennessee.


Mr. Durham is survived by his wife, Susan Watson Durham, MD; son, Phillip Gregory Durham, PhD (Melinda); daughter, Allison Durham; his mother, Hilda Gilbert Durham; sister, Barbara Durham Jones (Larry); brother, Jerry Durham (Sandra) and many nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to

Lineburger Cancer Center at UNC Health Foundation Attn: UNC Lineberger PO Box 1050, Chapel Hill, NC 27514;

American Cancer Society NC at PO Box 11796, Charlotte, NC 28220;


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Past Services


Sunday, April 30, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home

509 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330

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