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Durham - Herbert W. Lambert, a resident of 1010 Ferncrest Dr. in Durham, died Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Duke University Medical Center. Mr. Lambert was born in Duplin County, moving to Durham in 1962. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict from November 15, 1950 to November 16, 1953. Mr. Lambert was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtie Irene Wadsworth Lambert and father, Otis Daniel Lambert, and seven siblings. A successful independent business owner for 40 years in the Durham community, he was an active member of the former Homestead Heights Baptist Church (The Summit Church), a Shriner, and a member of Masonic Fellowship Lodge #687. He enjoyed the Durham Sports Club and was a member of the Bojangles and Northgate Coffee Fellowship Clubs.
Surviving are his wife, Betty C. Lambert of Durham; two daughters, Kay L. Walker and husband Dan of Raleigh, and Tinnie L. Salzano and husband Alan of Asheville; a sister, Ella West Watkins of Micro; two brothers, Samuel Lambert of Prattville, AL, and Oscar Ray Lambert of Mt. Olive; and five grandchildren, Daniel, Drew, and Sara Walker, and John and Evan Salzano.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham by Rev. Tim Register and Rev. Everett Smith. A Masonic graveside service will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors on Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565.
The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Dec. 5, 2011