Alana Kay Duke ErskineAlana Kay Duke Erskine, of Groesbeck, passed away at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco on Monday, June 9, 2014, at age 48. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12, 2014, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Randy Ayres of the Word of Life Church offi ciating. Music was provided by Jerry and Sherry Duke and family. Burial followed in Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Charlie Day, Preston Day, Jerry Duke, Jesse Duke, Austin Nichols, and Eddie Duke, and Jake Nichols was an honorary pallbearer. Alana Kay was born on April 24, 1966 to James Larry Duke, Sr. and Linda Varner Duke in Groesbeck. She lived most of her young school years in Jewett. She married and began her family in Jewett, and then moved to Teague. Alana attended beauty college in Palestine,and then operated her own beauty shop in Teague, where she enjoyed the customers as well as working on her three daughters’ hair.