Tawnya Lou

March 16, 1959 ~ June 20, 2022

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Tawnya Lou Durham, 63, of Glasgow, passed away Monday June 20, 2022, at her home. Tawnya was born March 16, 1959, to the late Max Earl and Betty Sue Williams Durham of Austin Tracy.

Tawnya was a beloved member of this community. She never met a stranger and made a friend wherever she went. Like her father, she always had a song in her heart. She was renowned for her love of belting out “Delta Dawn” & “Walking after midnight”. She was saved at a young age into the Baptist faith. Tawnya was a loving, thoughtful, caring individual who would put a smile on any face she met, and her distinctive voice could be heard a mile away. She will be cherished deeply, and her memory will be held fondly by all she ever met.

She is survived by her beloved daughter, Katelyn Bolinger (Blaine); two granddaughters that she adored, Glenn Darwin & Finnley Leona; her loving niece and caregiver, Jessica Durham (son Braxton); four siblings, Mark Durham, Trish Rigsby (Harold), Tim Durham(Kim), and Angie Smith; nieces and nephews, Ashleigh Durham (son Gabe), Madison & Michaela Smith, Anne Claire Saltsman; several cousins also survive.

The family honored Tawnya’s wishes for cremation. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 27th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Loved Tawnya was a very good friend from young age her and her siblings we all got in the bud together. She will be greatly missed. Love hugs and prayers to all the family.

  2. I have always loved you . First time I met you . You were the most beautiful person I have ever known . Katlyn you had a Amazing Mother. You fly high Tawnya . God has you now as his Angel and you have no more worries hunny or pain . I Will Always Love You . You sing away !!! 🙏💔🙏

  3. Katelyn, your sweet mama is singing in the angels choir now and I’m sure she is keeping everyone up there entertained. Your mama had the sweetest soul, and smile that could light up a room. Know she is with you wherever you go my friend, keep her memory alive. I love you.

  4. Tawnya was one of a kind. The first time I met her, I asked my niece, Wilma, who is that beautiful woman and is she from New Orleans? Her voice was so very unusual! You’re in your promised paradise with lots of your family and friends who welcomed you with open arms. Sing Hallelujah with the angels girl. Know that you’re remembered by many as that crazy, gorgeous, girl, with a voice as good as all the rest. 1, 2, 3…Delta Dawn what’s that flower you have on….
    Love you to heaven and see you there one glad day. Bettye Goode
    6/21/2022

  5. I’m at a loss for words for the family and my heart goes out to them. Tawnya was one of a kind. One of my happiest childhood memories was being at her pool during the summer months. May she find peace in heaven and I wish nothing but the best for her family.

  6. I remember Tonya when she worked at the bank. I loved seeing her when I was little. She was my best friend there. I loved how she was so happy and loud. She was never afraid to be herself. I loved her so much. She was such a wonderful person. She will be missed.

  7. Carol (Duncan) Hobbs. Was raised on farm next to her . Will always remember the fun times & love the Durhams shared with their family. Tawnya was a special person , beautiful inside & out

  8. Tawnya was one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever known. She was one of the best friends I have ever had. She was a rock star in life. We graduated together and she was one who was always so full of energy, and just a wonderful person to be around. She will be missed by so many. Just knowing she is in no more pain and flying high with the angles is what she has wanted for so long. Prayers for Katilyn and her family and friends. We will see her again and what a glorious day that will be. RIP my sweet friend.

  9. Such fond memories from our high school days, rest in peace my dear classmate. Such a sweet singing voice.

  10. I can remember in high school she would sing. She had a beautiful voice and always had a beautiful smile. My prayers are with her family.

  11. Tawnya, was a beautiful friendly person. Always so sweet in High School. My deepest sympathies to all her family in this loss.
    May they find comfort in their loss with happy memories

  12. I’m really gonna miss this woman. I didn’t see her often (live in different states) but wish I could have. She was gorgeous inside and out and what a personality! She kept me in stitches whenever we talked, never met anyone quite as funny and quick witted as her. I love all the Durham’s and you have my deepest sympathy and prayers. I know it’s gonna be tuff on all, but being such a close loving Christian family will see you through. And Tawyna… I will see you on the flip side CUZ!

  13. I met Tawnya in high school. One of the sweetest and most genuine persons. I have ever known. No matter when or where you saw her she was always the same. She always knew how to make you smile. Even on days she didn’t feel like smiling . And yes her singing voice was a God given gift! Now she is singing in the heavenly choir with the Angel Band! Fly high sweet Tawnya! You will be missed and never forgotten! Prayers for your family and their loss!

  14. I am so sorry to hear of Tawnya passing! She could always make you laugh ever time you saw her. She looked like her Daddy and acted like him too. Rest In Peace dear friend until we meet again!

  15. So sorry for your loss 🙏 Tawnya was the sweetest and always had a smile. She will be greatly missed.

  16. such a kind soul,a voice that could make you stop & look to see such beautiful,bold,fun caring petite ,knowledgeable human being,blessed to have known her.Prayers for Family .

  17. She was one of the entertainers in the Class of 77. To know her was to love her!
    Another classmate gone to soon; she will be missed.

  18. Tim and family,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. Rest in Peace Sweet Lady, I have known you all my life. Such a Sweetheart. Prayers and hugs for all your family.

  20. Love and sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Remembering that sweet little girl & all the family around old AT school with fond memories.

  21. So sorry for your loss. Fond memories from the days at Austin Tracy. May God bless each family member and comfort you as only He can.

  22. So sorry about your of your sister she was a great friend to me so many memories At Austin Tracy

  23. Tawnya was one beautiful lady inside & out! She would always put a smile on your face, make your day by just talking with her, always upbeat & gorgeous. Love you girlfriend & prayers for her family!!!💗💗

  24. A beautiful person with a beautiful soul. Full of laughter and song. Prayers for the family.

  25. So sad to learn of the passing of Tawnya.
    Thoughts and prayers for family & her loving friends. RIP Tawnya

  26. Tawnya was a sweet person.We were Cheerleaders together & also classmates.She was always so much to be around! Had such a beautiful voice! Rest In Peace! Prayers for her family 🙏🏻

  27. To Tawnya’s Family & Friends…
    Tawnya was one heck of a singer’s buddy, as well as as one heck of a singer‼️ She & I were singing together as children, & later in “SWING CHOIR” under the direction of Rachel Rigsby Depp… THAT’S where we had our BEST MUSICAL FUN in High School…
    But the best way I can sum up Tawnya’s life is as FOLLOWS:
    Tawnya’s birth name, was the normal spelling which was the following… “Tonya” – When we were in 7th grade, She took it upon herself to change the spelling to “Tawnya” which she kept to the end…
    “Tawnya – A “One of a kind NAME”, for a “One of a kind LADY‼️“

  28. So sorry for the families great loss. I worked a short time at RRD with Tawnya, a very sweet person. Prayers.

  29. Katelyn
    I met your mom over 40 years ago. We connected on our first conversation with each other.
    We had our oh so good times, we laughed with each other and at each other.
    Katelyn, you and Austin were born the same year and became friends along the way. Your mom and I were so thankful.
    Your mom was a sweet, funny and loving person. I am so glad that we met.
    God will look over and take care of you at this sad time.
    May Tawnya have peace, she will be truly missed.
    Love you Sweet Girl

  30. remember her from Austin tracy school she would had made great Hollywood actor she had that look. an that smile

  31. So very sorry. Katelyn, your mom was a special lady with a big personality. Prayers for strength for family and friends.

  32. I had the pleasure of meeting Tawyna in high school. She was always the same no matter where you saw her, always had a smile for everyone. Rest In Peace and sing she will be singing with the angels. Prayers for the family

  33. So sorry for the loss of very special loved one with a big personality. I know she will be greatly missed.

  34. Tawnya was a remarkable lady. As all have stated Teresa and I send our prayers to her and her family.
    Bob and Teresa Adwell

  35. I’m sorry I can’t be there for Tawnya’s service but please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many fun memories of our long time friendship. She always kept us belly laughing and that is how I will remember her. She was very special to me. God Bless 🙏

  36. So sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember her big smile and her laughter.

  37. I just found out my sweet friend has passed away. I’m so sorry for her family’s loss. She was such a big personality and although I hadn’t seen her in some time we communicated on Facebook. I’ll never forget this sweet and funny friend. It hurts my heart but I’m glad she isn’t suffering any more. I met her when she was quite young and then trained her when she started at the bank many years ago. Sending prayers for her family. Love and miss you sweet lady❤️🙏❤️

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