Cumberland Times-News


January 15, 2013


ECKHART — Melvin L. Duckworth, 88, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at his daughter’s house in Holmdel, N.J.  

Melvin was born July 2, 1924 in Moscow, to the late Lawson and Carrie (Nichols) Duckworth. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth; three sisters, Corinne Kyle, Gertrude Morgan and Evelyn Maynard; four brothers, Raymond, Edison, Leslie and Wallace Duckworth.

Mr. Duckworth was a graduate of Beall High School in 1943 and a member of Eckhart United Methodist Church, Frostburg American Legion Post 24 and a past president of Frostburg Lions Club. He was a salesman at Potomac Edison for 22 years then managed the Cumberland Electric store in Frostburg for 14 years. Melvin was a U.S. Army veteran from 1943 to 1946 having served in Europe during World War II.

He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Forbes and husband John, New Jersey; son, Dean Duckworth and wife Susan, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Melissa Ferrell and husband James, Annie Forbes, John Forbes and Carrie Forbes; great-grandtwins, Dean and Daniel; his loving sister, Tess Graves; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Durst Funeral Home P.A., 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2012 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating. Friends and family will be received two hours prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Interment will be in the Eckhart Cemetery.

Military honors will be accorded by Farrady Post 24 American Legion Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Eckhart United Methodist Church, PO Box 444, Frostburg, MD 21532.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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