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“I knew James for many years as I worked with the Ware county Health Department and the Southeast Health Unit. He was a quite and polite man that did...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Betty McCuller

“My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. He will not suffer anymore and I know that helps. But it doesn't change the broken heart you have as...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Tracy Jackson

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Dukes. Prayers for the family and friends. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jennifer Rayhill

“I started my career at the Ware County Health Department in Feb 92 with James as my supervisor. I transferred from there in 98. I have very fond...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sam Carter

“So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Pam Williams

“Our deepest sympathy to all family and friends during this difficult time. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Rod & Dianne Spelts

Mr. James F. Dukes, 71, died Thursday afternoon (August 10, 2017) from heart disease. He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County and graduate of Waycross High School. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Georgia Southern University. James retired from Ware County Health Department as county health inspector after 35 years. He was a deacon of First Christian Church, and he loved to garden, fish and read Georgia history. He served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam War as a specialist. James is preceded in death by his parents, William Francis Dukes and Alice Woodard Dukes; and one brother, William W. Dukes. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, LuAnn Bashur Dukes of Waycross; one son, Andrew Dukes (wife Alayna) of Macon; and one cousin, Patty Westberry of Waycross. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Monday (August 14, 2017) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com. Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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