Mrs. Melba Durant

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Mrs. Melba Durant, 81, nee Debusk, of Harper, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, in Fredericksburg.

Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Fredericksburg Funeral Home.

Private family services are planned.

Mrs. Durant was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Baltimore County, Md., the daughter of William Debusk and Elizabeth Martin Debusk.

She is survived by one son, one daughter and spouses, including Paul and Sandra Ridgell of Harper, and Roxann and Mike Kolbeck of Silver Lake, Kans.

Survivors also include six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Viola Cavendish of Ohio and Kathy Buie of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and three brothers.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of choice.

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