Velma Irene Dukes, 88, of Alma passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016, at her home. She was a member of Pigeon Creek Freewill Baptist Church in Mountainburg and a homemaker. She was born Oct. 26, 1927, in Mulberry and was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Dukes.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Dukes of the home; two daughters, Sharon Ingwersen (Ronald) of Van Buren and Karen Butler (Larry) of Sanger, Calif.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Ocker Chapel of Alma with interment at Pope Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Pallbearers will be O.J. Moore, Donald Moore, Jimmy Moore, Keith Moore, Jimmy Brooks and Charles Brooks.

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