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Katherine “Kathy” Duke Truss of Walls, Mississippi and formerly of Hamilton, Alabama (Known affectionately to her 1961 Classmates from Hamilton High School as “Kat” Duke)

Age:  75

Born:  January 14, 1944,  in Hamilton, Alabama to the late Morris Duke and Addie Lee Duncan Duke.

Died:  November 13, 2019.

Visitation:  12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Hernando Funeral Home in Hernando, Mississippi.

Funeral Service:  1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 16, following visitation, at the Hernando Funeral Home Chapel.

Interment:  Autumn Woods Memorial Park, 6240 Davidson Road, Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Survived By:

Husband:  Arthur Larry Truss of Walls, MS.

Daughter:  Elizabeth Burgess (Trey) of Charlotte, N.C.

Son:  Gary Mixon of Hamilton, AL.

Sister:  Margarete Smith of Lexington, AL.

Brother:  J.O. Duke of Hamilton, AL.


Price Burgess

Paxton Burgess

Preceded In Death By:

Son:  Stevie Mixon

Parents:  Morris Duke and Addie Lee Duncan of Hamilton, AL.

Bio:  Kathy “Kat” was retired from The Daily Journal in Tupelo, Mississippi as an advertising director and The Baldwin News as a publisher. She also worked as an administrative assistant for the Desoto County Schools system. She was a member of Redemption Church in Hernando, Mississippi.  She was a member of the Hamilton High School Class of 1961 in Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

Hernando Funeral Home, Hernando, MS., directing.

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