Rev. James Duke


Retired local pastor Rev. James Duke died on March 22, 2014.

Arrangements are as follows:

  • Visitation will be at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville, Ala. (89076 Highway 9, Lineville, AL 36266) on Monday, March 24,2014 from 5-7 p.m. 
  • The Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lineville First UMC.
  • Burial will follow in the Lineville City Cemetery.

Rev. Duke was ordained in the Congregational Methodist Church in 1946 and then became a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church. During his ministry in North Alabama he served Sandy Ridge, Milltown and Abanda UMCs. He retired in 1995. Rev. Duke was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lineville at the time of his death.

Flowers will be accepted, however the family prefers memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Lineville, P.O. Box 175, Lineville, AL 36266; Hospice of Clay County, 83825 Hwy 9, Ashland, AL 36251; or SIFAT, 2944 Co. Rd. 113, Lineville, AL 36266.

Please remember his wife Ruby and family in your prayers.

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