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EttaRee Eugenia Taylor Duke

EttaRee Eugenia Taylor Duke

BLAKELY - Mrs. EttaRee Eugenia Taylor Duke, 83, died Thursday morning at her residence. Her funeral will be held Monday morning, Sept. 9, 2013 at 11 AM at the Salem Baptist church in Edison, Ga. with Revs. Jackie Williams and Jimmy Cox officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening Sept. 8, 2013 from 5 PM until 8 PM.

Mrs. Duke was born March 31, 1930 in Cuthbert, Georgia to the late Roy Jackson Taylor and Vida Phelps Taylor. She was a retired CNA, having worked for the old Early Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed being a homemaker and did a lot of sitting and caring for shut ins. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Edward Thomas (Edmos) Duke, 3 brothers: Lewis Taylor, Harris Taylor and Russell Taylor and by 1 sister; Shirley Floyd.

Her survivors include 3 sons: Thomas Duke and wife Nancy of Franklin, NC, Larry Eugene Duke, Sr. and wife Sandra of Cuthbert, GA and Harry James Duke and wife Janet of Albany, GA. She also has 2 daughters: Zelda Mandakunis and husband Van of Edison, GA and Clara Brown and husband Randall of Marietta, GA. There is one sister: Ruth Hayes of Dawson, GA, one brother: Lenard Taylor of Cuthbert, GA, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and a special friend, James Wilkerson.

Manry Jordan Hodges Funeral Home, Inc.

Blakely 229/723-3421

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