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March 3, 2014

Ellen Anne Dukes

THOMASVILLE — Services for Ellen Anne Dukes, 87, of Pelham, are at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Thomasville.  Father David Koetter will officiate.  Interment is in Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Grady County. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and nephews.   Mrs. Dukes passed away at her home in Grady County, on Saturday, March 1. She was born on Sept. 21, 1926, in New York, N.Y., to the late Thomas Grogan and Gertrude Wynne Grogan. She was married to Joel Edward Dukes, who preceded her in death on March 6, 1992. She worked for the Grady County Board of Education as the secretary and bookkeeper for Shiver School until her retirement. She was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include daughters, Julie Scarbrough (Jim) of Pelham, June Knight (Julian) of Whigham; son, Richard Edward Dukes (Glenda) of Colquitt; grandchildren, April Hester (John) of Pelham, Duke Edward Posey (Tami) of San Diego, Calif., Cody Posey of Cairo, Anthony deSercy of Atlanta, Victoria Grant of Florida, Robert Lawson Amerison of Columbus, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Tanner Starr of Pelham, John Thomas and Barrett Hester, both of Pelham, Kayden Belle Posey and Jameson Edward Posey, both of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Anne Pacifico Lyndhurst, N.Y., Gertrude Murray of Queens, N.Y.; brother, Tommy Grogan of Tinton Falls, N.J.; and a special caretaker, Debra Sue Rogers of Ochlocknee. She was preceded in death by parents; husband; daughter, Trudy deSercy; sister, Jane Heid; and brother, Richard Grogan. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Dukes' memory to: Hospice of Southwest Georgia, c/o of Julie Scarbrough, 1952 Hwy. 93 North, Pelham, Ga. 31779. The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home. The rosary service will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the visitation. Guests may sign the online register at www.clarkfuneral.com. — Clark Funeral Home

 

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