Saturday, February 27, 2010

Obituaries for Homer W. Duckett and Dora Roberta Mussleman Duckett of Richmond

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, January 7, 1955, p. 7, col. 2

"MRS. HOMER DUCKETT - Mrs. Dora Roberta Duckett, of 3013 Libby Terrace, wife of Homer Duckett, died Thursday at a local hospital.  Besides her husband, she is survived by her father, Jackson Musselman, of Stafford; two sisters, Mrs. Belle English, of Stafford, and Mrs. Dorothy Blake of Chicago, and two brothers, R. M. Musselman, of Stafford, and John Musselman, of Washington.  A funeral service will be held at 2 P. M. Saturday at Woody's Funeral Home, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery."

Dora worked as a stenographer for the Pohlig Bros Box Factory in Richmond.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, June 17, 1972, p. B-2, col. 2

"DUCKETT - Homer W. Duckett of 2400 Farrand Street, died Friday, June 16, 1972.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Senell Duckett; a sister, Mrs. Laura D. Dennis of Asheville, N.C.; a brother, George W. Duckett of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two nieces, Mrs. Dorothea Golden of Melbourne, Fla., and Mrs. Estelle Lee Adkins of Santa Ana, Calif..  Remains rest at the Laburnum Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Avenue, where services will be conducted Monday, at 11:30 A.M.  Interment Forest Lawn."

Homer grew up in Spring Creek, North Carolina.  He stood five feet, seven inches tall, weighed 197 pounds, had brown hair and a light complexion.  Homer worked much of his adult life as a bookkeeper for the Pohlig Bros Box Factory in Richmond.

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