Frances “Louise” Durham Kuykendall

Frances “Louise” Durham Kuykendall, 83, formerly of Laurelwood Apts. and wife of the late Loyal Fulton Kuykendall, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, a National Healthcare Center in Laurens.

Born in Greensboro, NC, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Benton and Louise Frances Dalton Durham.  Retired from Union Carbide, Mrs. Kuykendall was a member of Bellview Baptist Church and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother..

She is survived by her sons, Rev. Duane Kuykendall and wife Debbie of Hickory, NC, and Fulton Kuykendall and wife Sheila of Laurens; a brother, Tommy Durham and wife Marguerite of Savannah, GA; sisters, Margaret Gambrell of Memphis, TN, and Amelia Childers and husband Wilt of Laurens; grandchildren, Jason Kuykendall (Mimi), Chris Kuykendall (Allison), Elizabeth K. Coulston (Justin), Ashley Kuykendall, Savannah Kuydendall, and Taylor Kuykendall;  great grandchildren, Jayden Coulston, Lindley Beckett, Lila Kate Kuykendall, and Addison Harper Hazel; and her roommate at NHC, Ruby Cobb of Woodruff.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Ida Nell Noble.

Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Bellview Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Adam Powers, followed by burial in Bellview Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at Bellview Baptist Church from 2:00 to 3:00 pm prior the service.

Memorials may be made to Bellview Baptist Church, 757 Bellview Church Rd., Laurens, SC 29360.

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