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Austin P. Duke, 89
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Austin P. Duke, 89, of Smyrna passed from this life on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Austin was born Friday, Feb. 19, 1932 in Morrison. He enjoyed a lifelong banking career in Detroit, Mich. Upon retiring, he returned to his hometown of McMinnville.

He was preceded in death by mother Ethel Duke Mitchell, grandfather Robert W Duke, brothers JC, Bill, Bobby, Dan, Tom, James and sister Virginia (Baily)Mitchell.

He is survived by brother Kenneth Mitchell, nephews, nieces and cousins.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 4, at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home in McMinnville, 415 North Chancery Street. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 2, 2022