Alberta McCullough Dukes

November 28, 1936July 31, 2018

Alberta McCullough Dukes, of Texarkana, Texas, passed away, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in a Texarkana Hospital. She was 81.

Alberta was born November 28, 1936 in Candler County, Georgia to Henry Elton and Vera Jane Collins McCullough. She had lived in Texarkana for over 45 years. She was a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church, Moores Lane and attended Northside Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Arnold L. “Red” Dukes and Rodney Miller.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Denise and Tommy Shumake of Texarkana, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law: Michael and Karen Dukes of Texarkana, Texas; three sisters: Lois Thompson of Portal, Georgia, Fannie Lou Holloway of Metter, Georgia and Margie Brown of Brunswick, Georgia; a brother: Douglas McCullough of Portal, Ga.; three grandchildren and their spouses: Christopher and Megan Shumake of Little Rock, Arkansas, Andy and Anna Shumake of Texarkana, Texas and Katie and Christopher Rixon of Richardson, Texas; three great grandchildren: Eliza Shumake, Lenore Shumake, Charlotte Rixon and Row Py; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM Friday in the East Funeral Home, Moore’s Lane Chapel with Rev. Rusty Posey officiating. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM,Thursday, August 2, 2018 at East Funeral Home, Moores Lane in Texarkana.

Memorials may be made to the Northside Church Missions Fund, 5801 Summerhill Rd, Texarkana, Tx 75503 or to Highland Park Baptist Church Arise Build Fund, 2401 Hazel St, Texarkana, Tx 75501.

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  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Chapel Service Friday, August 3, 2018

Alberta McCullough Dukes

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Corrie Nelson

August 3, 2018

My heartfelt condolences and prayers to your family.