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Verna Harrison Duren
Birth: Mar. 17, 1906
Harrison Town
Houston County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 2010
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA

Mrs. Verna Harrison Duren, age 104 of Crockett, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2010 in the Whitehall Nursing Center in Crockett. Mrs. Duren was born March 17, 1906 in Harrison Town, Texas and had lived in Port Arthur until 1964, moving to Crockett. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a lifetime member and past president of Port Acres P.T.A. and a member of the Houston County Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Duren was a homemaker and was also a member of the New Energy Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children Doris Alderman, of Shreveport, La., Colleen Moore, of Groveton, Verna Hogan Baumbach and husband Joe, of Pasadena, Virginia Sherer and husband Arnold, of Crockett, William Wayne Duren and wife Joann, of Beaumont, James Hudson Duren and wife Sandy, of Crockett and George T. Duren, Jr. and wife Debby, of Lufkin; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Preceded in death by her husband George T. Duren, Sr.; great-grandson Brian Moore; eight siblings; and son-in-law Gaylon Alderman. She was the last survivor of the James and Margaret Harrison Family.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Verna Harrison Duren were held Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Richard Gillet and the Rev. Winston Coones officiating. Interment followed in the New Energy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Energy Cemetery Association, c/o Virginia Sherer, 9270 State Highway 21 East, Crockett, Texas 75835. Condolences for Mrs. Duren may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home 
 
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 Parents:
  James Edward Harrison (1873 - 1951)
  Margarett A. Mason Harrison (1875 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  George Thomas Duren (1899 - 1976)
 
 Siblings:
  George Edward Harrison (1894 - 1945)*
  Mary Oda Harrison Beavers (1896 - 1970)*
  James Thomas Harrison (1898 - 1952)*
  Edgar 'Edd: Harrison (1900 - 1982)*
  Ida Bell Harrison Bennett Hartless (1902 - 1971)*
  Verna Harrison Duren (1906 - 2010)
  Eula Etta Harrison Brown (1912 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Energy Cemetery
Belott
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary Abshier
Originally Created by: Cecil Vaden Jr.
Record added: Dec 05, 2010
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Verna <i>Harrison</i> Duren
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- Mary English Barton
 Added: Mar. 15, 2014
Verna,I knew you for too short of a time. I still remember how thrilled I was to find you in Crockett(Bedias) and learn your dear Mother whom I never knew was sister to my Grandfather Tom Mason.You were so generous with Pictures and Family Information. I ...(Read more)
- Mary Mason Abshier
 Added: Aug. 6, 2013
Spouse of great uncle
- Gerry Beathard
 Added: Jun. 5, 2012
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