Joseph L. Durrah, passed away Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013. He is survived by 2 sisters; 3 brothers; 2 nieces; 2 great nieces; 1 nephew; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at Noon Monday, Dec. 23, at Second Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend Paul A. McDaniel officiating. Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 4 p.m. until closing today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.