Longtime JCJC Board of Trustee dies

Written By: Teresa Martin
Email Address: teresa.martin@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2012-02-22 08:36:35

ELLISVILLE – Covington County native and Jones County Junior College Board of Trustees member, Winston E. Duckworth died at the age of 86 Sunday, February 19.  Duckworth has served on the JCJC board since 1990.  His leadership and contributions to the college and the county he represented will be greatly missed.


“Mr. Duckworth loved the college, our students, and certainly our staff members,” said JCJC President, Dr. Jesse Smith.  “His conservative leadership combined with a genuine concern for the development of our students and our community made him a great man and leader.  We give our sincerest sympathies to the Duckworth family during this time.  We will cherish his influence on us all.”

Duckworth was a graduate of Mt. Olive High School and the University of Southern Mississippi.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, taught science and coached basketball for 10 years.  In 1960 he joined his father-in-law to run Polk and Duckworth Feed Mill which he owned and operated until his death.  


The longtime farmer and businessman is survived by his wife of 62 years and their two daughters and sons-in-laws, two granddaughters and their husbands, four great-grandsons and two brothers.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Mt Olive. Burial will be in the Mt Olive City Cemetery. Visitation continues Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. until service time at the church today.

Friends and family may sign an online guestbook at www.colonialchapelmageemendenhall.com



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