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Obit – Mr. Joey Duke

Mr. Joey Duke, of Carthage, was pronounced at 7:50 p.m. Sunday evening March 14, 2021 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E.R. in Carthage with C. P. R. in progress. He was 56 and was admitted to the E.R. at 7:28 p.m. after suffering a heart attack while attending services at the New Life Church on Third Ave. West in Carthage.

Wednesday afternoon funeral services were conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with his Pastor Bro. Bill smith officiating assisted by Bro. Derrick Brooks. Burial followed the 1 p.m. services in the Gene Butler Cemetery in the Brooks Bend Community of Jackson County.

One of three sons and a daughter , he was born Joseph Duke in Carthage on March 4, 1965 and was the son of Mrs. Bertie Frances Caruthers Dickerson of South Carthage and the late Rufus Duke who died April 11, 1999 at the age of 63.

Mr. Duke was preceded in death by a brother, Garland Dowell Duke who died September 2, 1993 at the age of 37.

Mr. Duke was a 1983 graduate of the Gordonsville High School.

He was a machinist by trade and was a country gospel musician.

Mr. Duke attended the New Life Church and Light of the World Church, both in Carthage.

Surviving in addition to his mother is his step-father, Cecil Dickerson of South Carthage, Daughter, Kimberly Duke Grisham of Carthage, companion, Debbie Franklin Taylor also of Carthage; grandson Mason Grisham of Carthage; Debbie’s children, Derrick Brooks and wife Jennifer, Angie Fields and husband Jr., Justin Taylor and wife Tina; sister, Dorothy Duke Rush and husband Don of Gainesboro; brother, Radford Duke and wife Melissa of Baxter; step-brother, Roy “Teedo” Dickerson and wife Kita Kemp Dickerson of South Carthage.

The Duke family requests memorials to the Gene Butler Cemetery Mowing Fund.