Death Notices

Curtis “Curt” Dornburg
January 2, 1957 – September 13, 2022

dornburgFuneral Services for Mr. Curtis Wayne “Curt” Dornburg, age 65 of Chatham, La were held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Jonesboro, La with Bro. Chris Lee, Bro. Randy Lee and James Dunn officiating. Burial followed in the Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, La.

Curt was born January 2, 1957 to Marlene Lorraine Stine and Alvin Rae Dornburg in Grand Forks, ND. He went home to his Lord on September 13, 2022 in Chatham. He graduated from Underwood High School, and also graduated from North Dakota State School of Science in 1981 then served for his Country for 4 years for the United States Marine Corps. Curt worked Industrial Construction as a Piping Engineer, then as a safety inspector for the Pipeline Industry.

Curt and Norma were happily married for 30 years. He had many hobbies, he loved taking his grandchild Skylar target shooting. He loved hunting and golfing with his friends. He became a Pilot, purchased a plane and loved to fly. One of his big dreams was to fly cancer patients to their appointments and make food drops for missionaries. He loved to do all this with his wife proudly by his side. He absolutely loved spending time with his grandbabies even if it was just taking them for boat or tractor rides.

Curt is survived by his loving wife Norma; mother Marlene; two sisters: Carolee Peterson (Alvin), Cheryl Larson (Floyd), children: Curtis Shane Dornburg (Ginger) Shelly Dornburg, Debrah Phillips (Patrick); grandchildren; William and Lilly Dornburg, Skylar, Peyton and Ellie Phillips, and his Four-legged baby girl Peanut, along with a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Alvin Dornburg, two sisters; Colleen Spittle and Cynthia Drechsel; nephew Aaron Larson.

Serving as pallbearers were Pilots; James Dunn, Bobby Applegate, Dennis Hood, Gary Morris, Danny Allen, Robert Stassen, and Randy Lee. Honorary pallbearers are Bruce Carden, Danny Evans, Larry Drechsel, Charles “Chuck” Allen Jr. Eric Green, Thomas Lay, Fred Glover and Garret Bartel.

Deborah Rena Durbin
January 3, 1952 – September 13, 2022

durbinDeborah Rena (Traina) Durbin, age 70 of Jonesboro, ascended to meet her maker on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Deborah loved the Lord and she loved life. She was the queen of glam and loved having her makeup and hair all done up; always looking her best. Deborah was a people person that loved to get out and go adventuring. She loved to travel, eat and visit. She especially enjoyed traveling with her furbabies, Sadie Peanut and Teddy. She was seen quite often getting a bunless burger at McDonald’s for her furry travel-mates. Some of her favorite travel spots were Disney World and the beach.

Those left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Dawn Renee (Durbin) Williams and husband Sean; grandsons, Jacob Colton Taylor, Joshua Payton Taylor; cousins, Randy McKinney, Reggie McKinney, Bob and Diane Traina, Toni Lynn and Bruce Thomas, Janet Lynn and Daniel Wyatt, Kim and Jody Traina; best friend, Debra Fordham; a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Vincent and Evelyn Louise (Costin) Traina; grandmother, Viola Upchurch; aunt, Jean McKinney.

A memorial service in her honor was held on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro with Reverend Brian McAllister officiating.

Deborah’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Sandra Billings, Steve Williams, John LeBlance and all the Forest Haven Staff.


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