Larinza "Duck" Dukes

Passed 06/27/2021

Obituary For Larinza "Duck" Dukes

Larinza "Duck" Dukes, age 77, of Athens, GA passed June 27, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the Chapel of Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home. Public viewing, Friday 1-6 PM, at the funeral home with family visitation 4-6 PM.

Survivors include: three children, Tamala (Lamark) Baker, Tito (Denna) Dukes and Kizzy Dukes; one sister, Annie Lou (Gary) Hill; eight grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one brother in law, David Gordon, Jr; and one sister in law, Essie Bell.

Arrangements by Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home.

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  • Duck, words will never be able to say how much you were loved. You were more than a cousin; you were a great friend. The times that I played golf at the Athens course, you welcomed me in your home, fed me, and would always take the very best care of me. A true heart of GOLD. To see your smile would always remind me that regardless of what life may bring, everything would be alright. I Love You, and I miss you as well. Dr. Douglas E. Dennis "Doug"

  • Duck you will be missed. My mom talk to you weekly and I would get a good laugh from you and her conversation. To my family I send my sincere condolences.

  • My heart was touched at the passing of my friend Larinza. My siblings and I attended school with him. He was a friend to our family; always nice and kind. My fervent prayers are with you, Annie Lou, and his whole family doing your bereavement. When we lose someone, sometime it's hard to find words to say; but my prayer to God is that he will keep, comfort and strengthen you from day to day. He loves you and he knows the pain you feel. With much love and prayers, Annie M. (Nowels) Sims Ecclesiastes 3:1

  • Larinza "Duck" Dukes, a classmate, schoolmate, family friend "a buddy like a brother". Duck attended Southside High School with everyone in the Nowels family and was a friend to us all. He was always pleasant and always with a smile, he was genuine in every way and we will miss him dearly. RIP brother. Jack and the Nowels family.

  • We took many overseas Annual Training trips to Korea back in the day; 341st AG Company, Postal. Duke, as we all called him was always a pleasant person to be around. He was a good soldier they gave alot for his family, & his country.

  • I served in the 341st Postal Company with Dukes. He was a great guy to be around and always ready to lend a hand. RIP old soldier and a job well done. SSG Kurt Crafton Retired USAR

  • I worked with "Dukes" many years at city of Athens and ACC. He was a solid good man with integrity. The world was a better place with him in it. Farewell. M. Roberts

  • Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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