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Emmerline Duke Huddleston

(WEDOWEE) The funeral for Emmerline Duke Huddleston, 86, of Wedowee will be Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Dempsey officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. Mrs. Huddleston will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Mrs. Huddleston passed away Tuesday, May 24, at Lineville Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A Delta native, Mrs. Huddleston was born Dec. 21, 1935, the daughter of Ruben B. and Bertha Morrison Duke. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her three sons, Alfred Huddleston (Connie) and Ray Huddleston (Sylvia), both of Wedowee, and Alex Huddleston (Diane) of Morrison Crossroads; daughter-in-law, Valda Huddleston of Anniston; 12 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Huddleston was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Brewer Huddleston; son, Winfred Huddleston; daughter, Deborah Blackmon; six grandchildren; sister; and five brothers.

Pallbearers will be James Huddleston, Tony Hickman, Edward Huddleston, Brian Holloway, Blake Hanson and Thomas Huddleston. Honorary pallbearers will be Owen Holloway and Dylan Huddleston.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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