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Duane Proctor Carkum, Sr. departed this life on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the age of 51. Husband of Nettie Jones-Carkum. Son of the late Curtis & Bernice Proctor Carkum. Father of Duane Jr, Darrin, & Curtis Carkum, Dywanye' Washington, Kaylon Plessy, Andeka Antoine, Shirley Bingham, and Troy Jones. Brother of Shelly Carkum Lombard (Stephen), Curtis W. Carkum III (Antoinette), & Monique Carkum Edwards (Lennon). Grandson of the late Matthew & Mildred Proctor , Curtis W. Carkum & Velma Phoenix. Beloved by many, he is survived by a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, relatives, mentees, fraternal brothers, coworkers, classmates, colleagues, and friends.

Relatives and friends of the family, also members/associates/employees of NOPD, LSU Ag Center, John McDonough Sr. High School, McDonough #35 Sr. High (Class of 1983), Morris Bart Law Firm, Xavier University, Alpha Phi Alpha, Chief Cornerstone FGBC, Living Word Church, Franklin Avenue BC, and Christian Faith FGBC are invited to attend a Funeral Services at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 1:00pm. Visitation will begin at 12:00pm. Interment: Private. "In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be sent to Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship Fund or Xavier University."Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave.