CLEVELAND - Nay Hale Duke, 74, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, at his residence.
He was born in Jefferson on December 12, 1937, the son of Martha Louise Hale Duke of Jefferson and the late Robert Nay Duke. He was a veteran having served in the United States Air Force. Mr. Duke was a retired investigator with the District Attorney's office in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit. He was a member of the Professional Bowlers Association, the American Legion Roy Head Post 16 and was a member of the Loudsville United Methodist Church.
Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Debra Duke, Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Tracy Dooley, Jefferson; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Amy Duke, Jefferson; mother of his children, Dawn Duke, Jefferson; grandchildren, Corey Dooley, Savannah Dooley, Caitlin Duke, Aiden Duke, all of Jefferson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary and Rita Duke, Athens, and Brian and Jama Duke, Jefferson;
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, from the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors by the White County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the funeral home.
Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, Georgia 30501.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland, is in charge of arrangements.