2017-11-22 / Obituaries


Mary Lou Duke, 88, died Nov. 6, 2017, in Mobile.

Mrs. Duke was born Oct. 5, 1929, to Willie and Gussie Wilkerson in Thomasville. She worked at Thomasville Adult Adjustment Center. Mrs. Duke was a member of the Coffeeville Baptist Church. She dearly loved flowers.

Survivors include her sons, William A. (Judy) Duke, Grove Hill, Terry A. (Reita) Duke, Sweet Water, David L. (Theresa) Duke, Grove Hill; sister, Narvelee “Doll” Williams, Sandflat; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Duke is preceded in death by her husband, Lavert Duke, and granddaughter, Mary Ann Duke Koen.

The service was Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill with Revs. Benny Harrison and Benny Crawford officiating. Interment was in the Magnolia Cemetery on Piney Woods Road.

Active pallbearers were Lamar Koen, Mike Williams, Russell Edmonds, Rusty Bishop, Ray Barnes, Michael Hudson, Wesley Williams and Jimmy Padgett.

Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhomegrovehill.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed. (45-1tp)

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