Eva Dean Vaughn Duke, 77, of Smithville, died Sunday night at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.
She was born March 19, 1937 to her parents, the late Herbert and Ova Mai Odom Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Willie and Lillie Adcock Odom. Ms. Eva Dean was a devoted Christian and faithful member of The Baptist Tabernacle Church. She was a retired secretary having worked at Cookeville PCA and DeKalb Co. Sherriff’s Department and a member of Woodmen of the World. She is survived by her son, Randall (Vicky) Duke of Smithville; two grandchildren, Justin and Mykaela Duke of Smithville; one sister, Lois (Dewey) Duke of Smithville; two nephews, Patrick (Lacey) Duke and John (Whitney) Duke; two nieces, Micki Duke (Charlie) Rogers and Vickie Duke (Dean) Steins; three great-nephews, Logan, Lance, and Jackson Duke; special cousins, Flora Mai Adcock and Marie Taylor and her church family, friends and neighbors.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at The Baptist Tabernacle Church with Bro. Garry McBride officiating. Burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. all at the funeral home and Wednesday 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Baptist Tabernacle Church, Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation, in memory of Ms. Eva Dean.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 24, 2014