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“I used to go home with Wayne on Friday and spend the night with Kermit and Margie then fish all day on Sat. It was a great experience for me and I...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bob SuffillI - Louisville, KY

“Shirley & family, We are so sorry for your loss, which is really heaven's gain. We remember you and Bro. Wayne as a sweet young couple in our church...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Reedman & Charlene Vaught - TN

“Shirley and family--I was sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Joanna Drake - Morgantown, KY

“He was a very kind man. So sorry for your loss. Will be remembering the family in prayer. Destin wanted to let Jonah know she is thinking and...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dina Crabtree

“Dear Shirley and Family, Our thoughts are with you guys as you laid Wayne to rest...He was a great man and friend to all. Remember his great smile...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: James and Melinda Clardy - KY

“Carolyn so sorry for your loss but Heaven gained an angel. I pray that knowing you'll see him again helps fill the void in your heart. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Janet Wright - Graham, KY

“Shirley, Carolyn, Tammy & Kristin, I have MANY fond memories of time our families spent together and time I was blessed to have visiting in your home...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kim (Blake) Meadows - Beech Creek, KY

“Praying for God's peace and comfort for all of you. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Laura Harris - Rockport, IN

“To Wayne's Family So sorry to hear of Wayne"s passing. He was a good man and a good friend. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sue and Robert Mcclearn - FL

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BEECHMONT - Gerald Wayne Dukes, 70, of Beechmont, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:40PM at Owensboro Medical Health System. Mr. Dukes was born September 12, 1942. He was a minister and a member of Mt. Olivet Church in Butler County. Mr. Dukes was a Kentucky Colonel, and loved to fish, hunt, and golf. He worked in the coal mines at Amax Coal, and pastored several churches. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Colin Shourds; brother Billy Dukes; parents Kermit and Margie Dukes; and a nephew, Sonny Dukes.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Dukes; daughters Carolyn (Danny) Carroll, Tammy (Jason) Shourds, and Kristin (Van) Mitchell; and grandchildren Aaron McKannan, Jacob Carroll, Ben Carroll, Jonathon McKannan, Nick Carroll, Leah Carroll, Mathew Carroll, Kerrigan Shourds, Kylie Shourds, Kendalyn Shourds, Abigail Mitchell, Samuel Mitchell, Jonah Mitchell, Benjamin Mitchell, Jamal Mitchell, and Daniel Mitchell.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:00AM at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Drakesboro, with Rev. Travis Fox officiating, assisted by Rev. Greg Brooks and Rev. Scott Casebier. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City. Mr. Dukes will lie in state at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday after 9:00AM. Online condolences may be made at