Published 1:45 pm Monday, August 2, 2021

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Vel Dean Duke, 78, a resident of Luverne, AL died at Baptist South Medical Center on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Dunklin Funeral Home with Brother Greg Melvin officiating and Dunklin Funeral Home directing.

Burial will follow at Centenary Cemetery.

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The first visitation will be Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Mrs. Dukes home, 181 North Grove Ave., Luverne, AL 36046.

The second visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Dunklin Funeral Home.

Her parents Willie Dempsey and Eubie Lee Faulk preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Kathy Halford (James), Debbie Holder, Melissa Knight (Pat) and Bobby Weaver (Amy); grandchildren, Carrie Lambert (Brent), Sherri Webb (Donnie), Michael Bell, Tony Bell, Amy Nungesser (Danny), Rebecca Steinberg Summers (Vinee), David Hodges Steinberg (Katie), Lanny Croley (Celeste), Andrew Croley, Josh Weaver and Zach Weaver; seventeen great-grandchildren continually added to her joy over the years and a sister, Willa Dean Owen.