May 9, 2010
STARKVILLE — Linda Gay Jennings Duckworth, 65, died May 6, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo. Services are today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Chip Stevens and the Rev. Clifton Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Duckworth was an administrative assistant for the dean of forestry at Mississippi State University for 30 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Starkville, serving on the Seniors Committee. She was also a member of the Friendship Sunday School class, the Reed WMU Group, Quilting Club, Happy Hoopers, and the Mississippi Quilters Association, and was a church office volunteer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Jennings and Merdrue Still Jennings. She is survived by her husband, Carl Duckworth, of Starkville; daughter, Cindy Harris, of Columbus; son, Patrick Duckworth, of Augusta, Ga.; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Starkville.