Alton Leon Durham

Alton Leon Durham, age 81, of Alto, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Mr. Durham was born on January 13, 1942, in Demorest, Georgia, to the late Hubert Durham and Julia Hollifield Cobb.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Clorenda Durham, and his beloved granny, Nora Hollifield.

Alton was a former professional racecar driver, pushing the limits and embracing the thrill of the open road. In addition to the fast-paced excitement of the racetrack, Alton found solace in the simplicity of life’s pleasures, enjoying the serenity of hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia Durham. His daughter, Danielle Hyett, and her husband, Eddie, as well as his son, Shane Durham. His memory lives on through his grandchildren, Alec and Ethan Glass, and Alayna and Brett Durham. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Jessica Durham, his brother, Ray Durham, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Alto City Police Department and Habersham Emergency Services (EMS) for their support and comfort during this difficult time. A special acknowledgment goes to Shawn from the Alto Police Department for the compassion shown to the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone 706-778-7123.

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