Bernice Cornette Dukes, 93, of Greenville

BerniceGREENVILLE, KY., Bernice Cornette Dukes, 93, passed away Monday night, May 8, 2017 at 7pm at Kindred Nursing Home in Greenville.  She was born in Muhlenberg County on February 23, 1924, the daughter of Brank Slayton and Mattie May Cornette.  She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and she had worked for Dan Dee Motel.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Hershel Dukes, 2 brothers, Eule Cornette and L.B. Cornette, 7 sisters Ina, Grace, Elsie, Nanny, Verna, Eula Nell, Barbara, 1 step-granddaughter Teri Cohoon.

She is survived by 1 daughter Merida (Ronald) Shocklee of Greenville, 2 grandsons Mark Shocklee and Steve (Michelle) Shocklee, 1 step granddaughter Melissa (Roy) Taylor, 2 great granddaughters Remy and Ava Shocklee, 1 sister Aileen Shutt of Greenville, 1 sister-in-law Naomi Cornette of Greenville, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 11 at 2pm at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY with Rev. E.W. Greenwalt officiating. Burial will be in Carter Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10am Thursday, May 11 at Gary’s Funeral Home until time of service.

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