Born 9-11-1911 -- Died 9-8-2002
Otto Duke, 90, of Sidney, died Sept. 8, 2002, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. He was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Piney Fork, Ark., the son of the late Henry Duke and Pearlee Fletcher Duke. He was a retired farmer and timberman. He was a member of the the First Baptist Church of Evening Shade, and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Evening Shade.Survivors include his wife, Osie Duke of Sidney; five sons, W.O. Duke, Harley Duke and Jack Duke all of Batesville, Cleo Duke of Cave City, and Boyce Duke of Sidney; four daughters, Elsie Harrington of Ward, Bonnie Maxwell of Batesville, Patsy Malone and Kathleen Koob both of Sidney; one brother, Virgil Duke of Judsonia; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Coy Duke; four sisters, and six brothers.Services were Sept. 10, 2002, at Sidney Baptist Church with Rev. Alvin Wiles officiating. Burial was at the Williams Cemetery, west of Evening Shade with arrangements by Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral Home of Cave City.Pallbearers were Gavin Duke, Burton Duke, Mitchel Duke, David Duke, Kenny Malone and Dwayne Head-stream.Honorary pallbearer was Daniel Duke.