She died on Friday, January 29, 2010 at her home.
A native of Smithland, Sylvia was born November 17, 1944 to the late Oliver and Jessee Ethel (Rhea) Dukes. She was a 1963 graduate of Livingston Central High School, a longtime member of Oaklawn Baptist Church, and the owner of Sylvia’s Beauty Salon.
Surviving are her husband, Randy Allen; daughter, LaDonna Jean Butler and husband Ben of Paducah; son, William Jason Dove of Lewisville, Texas; two grandchildren, Ben Taylor Butler and Stephanie Felker both of Paducah; sister, Bea Henson of Lone Oak; three brothers, Ab Dukes of Grand Rivers, Bill Dukes of Smithland, and Dean Dukes of Ledbetter; step-children Andy Allen, Joy Stallons, Georgia McIntosh, Margaret Weatherspoon, Virginia Allen, John Allen and Josh Allen; and 10 step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, William Donald Dove; and a brother, Lonnie Dukes.
Contributions may be made to Oaklawn Baptsit Church Children’s Ministry, 500 Oaks Road, Paducah, KY 42003.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.