WILLIAM EARL ‘BILLY’ DUKE,



52, Holly Pond, died Aug. 21, 2012, at UAB Palliative Care Center, Birmingham. Mr. Duke was predeceased by father George Wayne Duke; grandmother Mildred Johnson; and stepfather Frank Blair.

Surviving are wife Arlene Duke; mother Ella Mae Blair, Birmingham; stepmother Sarah Duke, Remlap; brothers George Wayne “Buddy” (Kaye) Duke II and Samuel Hoyt Duke, both of Birmingham; sister Patty Duke, Remlap; nephews Samuel Hoyt (Thelma) Duke II, Louisiana, Christopher Duke and Steven Duke, both of Remlap; aunts Janie Vandergriff, Linda Stephenson, Pearl Bramlett; uncle Eugene Smith.

Glenn Bynum officiated the 1 p.m. graveside service Aug. 24 at Pleasant Mount Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directed.