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DUKE, William Clarence William Clarence Duke, 87, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He lived in Forsyth County for 20 plus years after moving here from Decatur, GA. . He was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Church, the Faithful Fellowship Sunday school class and the Disciples Bible Study. He also coached little league baseball for over 13 years. William served his Country during the Korean War in the United States Army. He loved to play tennis and bridge. He was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Marlene Duke of Cumming, GA; son, Jim and Janet Duke of Dawsonville, GA; and grandsons, Jonathan Trent Duke and William Todd Duke. Before moving to Forsyth County, William was active at Decatur First United Methodist Church and a founder of the Knox Peabody Sunday School class where he was a member for many years. In his career, William was a builder, developer and real estate broker in Dekalb county and a member of the Million Dollar Club. He worked with Thibadeau Realty for 17 1/2 years and then opened his own office, William Duke Realty. William developed commercial style shopping centers and the Country Address Subdivision. William received an award from the DeKalb YMCA for obtaining the highest point total in their membership campaigns for 12 years and was a Mason with membership in the Vidalia Lodge. William and his family moved to Cumming in 1995 where he developed a subdivision on Lake Lanier and built an office building in downtown Cumming. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Cumming First United Methodist Church general fund or the Gentle Souls group or to the . Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886.9899
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Oct. 23 to Oct. 26, 2017
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