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Mr. (Charlie) Charles Edward Dukes, 30

Mr. (Charlie) Charles Edward Dukes, 30, of Hazlehurst passed away Jan. 26. He was born June 6, 1992, and is preceded in death by his beloved grandpa, Israel Dukes, and his cousin James White.
Ask anyone who personally knew Charlie and they will all tell you one thing; that he lived a very simple life with one main source of hope, love, and strength – his boys. From the day they were born they were his life; all he talked about, repeatedly, was “I need to see my sons.”
He is survived by his children, Ethan and Eli Dukes of Baxley; parents, Charles and Sandra Dukes of Hazlehurst; sister, Miranda Dukes of Baxley; brother, Sam Dukes (and wife Amber) of Glennville; his babycakes and future wife, Kimberly Calhoun (and her boys Brently and Commer) of Hazlehurst; grandparents, Ethel Dukes, and Edward and Betty Taylor all of Hazlehurst; aunts Lisa Diers and Marie Taylor; uncles, Aaron Dukes, Silas Dukes (and wife Sheila), Bobby Dukes (and wife Pam); first cousins Aaron Dukes Jr., Daniel and Connie Dukes, Lee, Billy, and Gage Dukes, Candice and Jennifer Deen; nieces and nephews Zain Dyal, Maverick Travis, Jackson, Annabeth, and Nathan Hardee, Emily Rowland, Briley, and Hunter Dukes; and a long list of family and friends, with a special mention of Kesha Dukes, and Kayla Mathis.
Services were held Feb. 4 in the chapel of Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home, his grandfather, the Rev. Edward Taylor, his mama, Mrs. Sandra Dukes, giving a tribute to her son, and the Rev. Manford Gilbert officiating.
Wainright Parlor Funeral home was in charge.

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