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“Becky, Deepest sympathy from the Harlans..Just know we care! ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Ann Harlan - Greenville, KY

“Becky, I am so sorry. My heart and Prayers go out to you. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Brenda Amos - Central City,, KY

“I'm sorry for your loss Becky. I remember when we all got together for a Christmas party for Peoples Cash Advance we had such a good time. We all...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Graves - Glasgow, KY

“Benny- So many great memories at the lake growing up. I will never forget my first football road trip with the "Dukes" boys. I will dearly miss you...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: blake and Sara Phillips - KY

“. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, in this time of grieving. Bennie put up the good fight ,but now he can rest. Becky we admire your...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Sharron & Joel Pickett - KY

“To all the good times we had why'll I helped build your house. Many of laughs you gave Karen and I. He always made everyones day. Your at rest and no...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Benjamin and Karen Sorrels - KY

“o sorry for your loss . ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Jackie Anderson - dunmor, KY

“So sorry to hear of Bennies passing. I have some fond memories of years ago on Jackie Dukes Drive. Bennie was always welcoming and such fun to be...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Kay Mills - Russellville, KY

“an american flag....in honor of the love Bennie Ray had for his country. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Al and Ssndy Bedel - Auburn, KY

“Bennie was such a super great son in law. I am so happy that our daughter, Becky had eight years with him. From the time they first met, I knew...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Al and Sandy Bedel - Auburn, KY

“So sorry to hear about Benny. You all are in our prayers. God Bless He was always a great friend ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Sue and Bob Mcclearn - FL

“Grew up with the Dukes in Bevier-Cleaton, worked in union business with Benny, made trip to Washington with him years ago. Benny was a good union man...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Joe Gregory - Smyrna, TN

“Our memories of Bennie span many years of living next door to him. In the early years, the days extended into the wee hours of the morning. Then as...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Freddie and Betty Woodlee - KY

“It just looks a little darker tonight on Whiskey Bay, we lost one of our brightest lights ... Bennie's light, warmth, and good humor will be missed...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Janice F. Rodgers - KY - Friend

“SO SORRY FOR LOSS!!! ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: SAMANTHA HOWARD - BREMEN, KY

“I am so sorry for your lose. Bennie was a great guy as all Dukes boys. I know at this time there are no words that will comfort or take away your...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: David G. Adler - Greenwood, IN


LEWISBURG - Bennie Ray Dukes, 75, of Lewisburg, died Monday, February 25, 2013 at 4:35PM at Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green. Mr. Dukes was born March 17, 1937 in Muhlenberg County. He was employed with UMWA Local #1605 beginning in 1970, later becoming President for that local. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Bevier, KY, American Legion, Central City Masonic Lodge, and Shriner's Rizpah Temple. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Judith Kaye Dukes; former spouse, Mary Howard Dukes; daughter Carole Hamilton; parents George and Virginia Belle Dukes; sisters Margie Erwin, Dorothy Hawkins, and Isabelle Camplin; and brothers George Y. Dukes, Lewis B. Dukes, Connis Dukes, Othel Dukes, Jackie Dukes, and Lloyd Dukes.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Bedel Dukes; daughters Brenda Gayle Lewis of Dallas, TX, Melissa Dukes of Greenville, and Jessica Embery Smith of Central City; son Kenneth Ray Dukes of Miami, FL; grandchildren Amanda Barb, Shane Puerto, Ray Dukes, Raven Dukes, Trey Lewis, Ken Dukes Jr., Jeremy Dukes, Bennie Dukes, Marissa Tarrants, and Max Smith; brothers Billie (Juanita) Dukes, Robert (Mary) Dukes, and Jimmy Dale (Delores) Dukes; sister-in-laws Lois Dukes, Shirley Dukes, Flo Dukes, Patsy Dukes, Jennifer Bedel, Amy Bedel, and Barbara (George) Monte de Oca; brother-in-laws David (Erica) Bedel and Cliff Erwin; and in-laws Alvin and Sandy Bedel.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Curtis McGehee officiating, assisted by Cecil Roberts. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Masonic services will be Thursday at 8:00PM. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.