GOLDTHWAITE - Funeral services for Houston Duren, 87, of Goldthwaite, will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at the Duren Cemetery in Mills County. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, in Mullin.

He was born Oct. 10, 1920, in the Duren Community to Ernest and Amy (Nell) Warren. He was married to Willie Eloise Downey Aug. 6, 1938, in Mullin. He was a veteran of World War II. He worked as a banker, farmer and rancher.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynetta Kaye Barnett and John Donald of Mullin; a sister, Catherine Duren Arendell of Stephenville; a brother, Roddy Marion Duren of Odessa; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Amy Duren; his wife, Willie Eloise Downey Duren; daughter, Loretta Joyce Duren; four brothers, Warren Duren, Winifred Duren, Melvin Duren and Francis Duren; and sister, Theda Estelle Duren Pryor.