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Fern Woodward Durham

April 2, 1930 - September 23, 2017

Fern Woodward Durham, 87, of Laurel Park, formerly of Hobart, OK, passed away peacefully with her only son Brian by her side on the evening of September 23, 2017.
Born in Hobart, OK on April 2, 1930, she was the daughter of the late William Lee Speights and Opal Speights of Hobart, OK. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Col. Robert D. Woodward, USAF (Ret.), her brother Gerald Speights, and her second husband, Delbert Durham. Fern was a member of the Hobart First United Methodist Church, the Hobart Garden Club, loved dogs and travelling in her RV!
Fern is survived by her only son and child, Brian Woodward, her beloved granddaughter, Sara Woodward and her daughter-in-law Gry Karen Rick, all of Hendersonville.
A memorial service officiated by the Rev. Tim Lolley will be held on Monday, October 2 from 4:30 – 6:00 at Shuler Funeral Home, 125 Orrs Camp Rd, Hendersonville, NC. Friends and caregivers are welcome to join Brian, Gry and Sara to remember their mother and grandmother and share fellowship. Brian would also like to thank the staff at Carolina Reserve for the gentle, compassionate care they gave to Fern over the past four years.

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017

Time: 4:30 pm


Shuler Funeral Home Chapel

125 Orr's Camp Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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