Active pallbearers will be William Tuggle, Pete Boshart, Robbie Dukes, Brandon Joiner, Trey Mathis and Jackie Dukes.
Mrs. Dukes was born July 9, 1940, in Cairo, GA, to the late Ralph Harvey Lawrence and Annie Florence Tatum Lawrence. She married Gene A. Dukes, who survives, on October 5, 1956. She was retired from children’s day care and a member of Rose City Church of God.
Survivors include: husband, Gene A. Dukes, Cairo, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Howard and Lisa H. Dukes, Cairo, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Alan Joiner, Cairo, GA, Lisa and James Odum, Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Robbie Dukes, Thomasville, GA, Brittany Dukes, Cairo, GA, Brandon Joiner, Athens, GA, Casey Joiner, Cairo, GA, James Wesley Odum, Fort Carson, CO, and Cameron Blake Odum, Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, R. J. Dukes, Thomasville, GA, Pearson Dukes, Thomasville, GA, and Isabella Dukes, Thomasville, GA; brothers, Bobby Lawrence, Cairo, GA, Hubert Lawrence, Murphy, NC; sister, Jackie Strickland, Cairo, GA.
Mrs. Dukes was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Joe Lawrence and sister, Myranell Sellers.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m