T. J. Dukes, Jr., 86, of Mendenhall passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Veterans Nursing Home, in Collins. Born in Mize on June 21, 1925, a son of the late Lula (Davis) and Thadues Dukes, Sr., T. J. is survived by his wife, Hilda (Myers) Dukes; two sons, Stanley (Sue) Dukes, of Magee;, and Dale (Rita) Dukes, of Mendenhall; and five grandchildren. He had retired from the US Air Force. Visitation will be, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 5 pm until 8 pm at Tutor Funeral Home, Magee. Religious service will be at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Magee, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, with Rev. Chris Carter and Rev. Raymond Jeffcoat officiating. Interment will be in Goodwater Cemetery, Magee.