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Delynne Odom Duerkes

Delynne Odom Duerkes, 63, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away, Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at her home in Horseshoe Bend.

She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 16, 1957, daughter of Alfred B. and Shurley (Kovach) Odom. Delynne was employed by Ozarka College in the Admissions and Financial Aid departments. She was a pet lover and enjoyed animals. Delynne loved to read and spend time with her grandson. She was united in marriage to Raymond Duerkes on August 16, 1989, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Delynne is survived by her husband, Raymond Duerkes of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; son, John Paul Williams of Paragould, Arkansas; parents, Alfred and Shurley Odom of Memphis, Tennessee; grandson, Conner Williams of Memphis, Tennessee and brothers, Alfred Odom, III (Paula) of Memphis, Tennessee, Kevin Odom (Vicki) of Jackson, Tennessee and Matthew Odom (Beth) of Memphis, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Aaron Williams.

No services will be held at this time.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

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She always had a smile for me and my fellow classmates whenever we were looking for help in class schedules or books or even our classes in the beginning of the semester. You will be greatly missed by all of us students from Ozarka College in the Ashflat campus. Prayers for your family.

Te Lowery Aug 29 2021 12:43 PM

You, Bart and Kevin were childhood friends of mine. All of my memories are so fond and often revisited in my thoughts. My hopes and prayers to the families.

Richard Molpus Aug 28 2021 7:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Delynne Duerkes

Michael Williams Aug 28 2021 10:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Delynne Duerkes

Rocky Hay Aug 27 2021 7:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Delynne Duerkes

Cindy Pitchford Aug 26 2021 3:35 PM

In our thoughts and prayers,
Phyllis, Alan, Paige, & Andrew Vickery

Alan Vickery Aug 26 2021 8:52 AM