Georgianna (Beckham) Duke (1938 - 2014)

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Mrs. Georgianna Beckham Duke, 75, of Lancaster, widow of the late Dr. William W. Duke, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014.
She was born Oct. 9, 1938, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Halcott Junius Beckham and Georgie Derrick Beckham.
Mrs. Duke was a graduate of the University of Virginia. She considered her greatest accomplishment was raising and nurturing of her four children and spending time with her grandchildren.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Duke is 4 p.m. today, March 9, at Covenant Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Bert Welch officiating. Burial will be private.
Mrs. Duke is survived by three sons, John Duke and his wife, Beverly, of Lancaster, Will Duke and his wife, Valry, and Wes Duke and his wife, Elizabeth, all of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Ann Scott and her husband, Philip, of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren, Paige Duke, Meg Duke, Katie Duke, Emily Duke, Dallas Duke, Wilson Scott, Anna Scott, Gracie Scott, James Duke and Alex Duke; and two great-grandchildren, Railee Brown and Knoxx Brown.
She was preceded in death by a sister Kay Beckham.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, 5106 Two Notch Road #B, Columbia, SC 29204.
Notes to the family may be made at
Lancaster Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Duke.
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Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Lancaster
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Lancaster, SC 29721
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Published in The Lancaster News on Mar. 9, 2014
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