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William C. Duckworth


William C. Duckworth, 94, of Madison, MS, entered into Heaven on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, in Magee. Visitation will be at Colonial Chapel Magee from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and graveside service will immediately follow at the Magee City Cemetery.

Mr. Duckworth loved his family and was faithful to his wife, Elaine Myers who preceded him in death. He served his country honorably in World War II. He was a dedicated employee of Bell South. He was a devoted Dad, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather. He was a loyal and trusted servant to God, his family, his country, and his vast number of friends.

Mr. Duckworth is survived by his three sons: William Duckworth and wife Gwen of Lumberton, MS; Dr. James Duckworth and wife Sarah of Huntsville, AL; and Ronald Duckworth and wife Hallie of Madison, MS. His grandchildren are Tara Milam and husband Randy of Kingwood, TX; Stephanie Glazener and husband Robert of Williamsburg, VA; Jeffrey Duckworth and wife Brandy of Athens, GA; Michael Duckworth of Orange, CA; William Duckworth of Pearl, MS; and Ford Thomas of Madison, MS. His great grandchildren are Tiffany Gragg and husband Brandon; Brittany and Brandi Milam, and Elizabeth and David Glazener. Great-great grandchildren are Isabella and Ava Gragg. His brother is Hugh Duckworth of Mt. Olive, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents Enoch James and Lura Burns Duckworth; brother, Cecil, Leonard, Kenneth, Winston, and Irl Duckworth and sister, Dorothy Ferguson.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS and Hillcrest Baptist of Byram, MS

Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at

Published in Clarion Ledger on Apr. 7, 2013
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