November 17, 2018

Shelbie “Jeanie” Killian Duckworth

Shelbie “Jeanie” Killian Duckworth, 76, of Hickory, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Sherrills Ford Hospice House.
She was born January 10, 1940, in Catawba County, daughter of the late Arville and Metta Starnes Killian. Jeanie was a member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, in Hickory, and was manager of Little Caesars Pizza, in Hickory. She enjoyed crafting and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Danny Duckworth; brothers, June Starnes, Ray Starnes, D.L. Killian, Bobby Joe Killian, and Bill Killian; and sisters, Ruby Killian, Margie Viriglio, Jettie Ailene Eckard, Fannie Coleen Barnette, Sally Earleen Raine, and Mary “Cass” Leatherman.
Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Terry Deal and fiancée Cheryl Buhrmaster of Taylorsville; a granddaughter, but like a daughter, Tia Kelly and husband Kevin; great-grandchildren, Korbin and Kymber Kelly; and a special daughter-in-law, Becky Brooks of Hickory.
A service to celebrate Jeanie’s life will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church, in Hickory. Rev Bill Strum will officiate. Entombment will follow at Catawba Memorial Park, in Hickory. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m., at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church.
Those serving as pallbearers are: Scott Houston, Kevin Kelly, Terry Deal, Dave Kastelic, and Jim Johnson.
Condolences may be sent to the Duckworth Family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com.
The Duckworth Family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

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