Catherine “Gail” Jones Duffey

The sun rose for Catherine “Gail” Jones Duffey on Tuesday, October 27, 1936 and set for her on Monday, March 9, 2020, when she went to meet her Lord exactly 21 months after losing her beloved husband, Gene Duffey. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Scottsboro Funeral Home with Rev. Shandy Dill and Rylee Hancock officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
After graduating from high school, Gail moved to Nashville and attended Nashville Business College. She later married Gene Duffey, and they moved to Decatur, Ala. In 1969, she and her family moved to Scottsboro, and there she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Scottsboro. Gail was the City Clerk of Scottsboro for 32 years, working for seven mayors. She loved her job, the people she worked with, the people she met over the years and the city of Scottsboro. Her city loved her as well; she was honored by having City Hall named after her: the Gail J. Duffey Auditorium. Gail served in various capacities for the State of Alabama City Clerks, and she mentored city clerks over the entire state, making many special friends. She also served on several civic organizations for many years.
Gail was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Nothing made her happier than to spend time with those she loved. She loved everyone and loved to talk to everyone. She was known for baking brownies and taking them to friends and family with sick loved one, a death in their family or any celebration. She never went to see anyone without bearing gifts. Nieces and nephews looked forward to her visits with her goody bags.
Gail loved traveling with her city clerk friends, all around the world. She especially loved going to the beach and would go every chance she had. She was fun-loving and enjoyed laughing so much. She will be dearly missed by so many family members and friends.
She is survived by her son, Wally (Tina) Duffey; grandsons, Josh (Ashley) West, Jeremy (Jasmine) West; great-grandsons, Bentley West, Maddox West, Tucker West, Brayden West; brother, Jimmy Jones; sisters, Brenda Jones, Pam (Oliver) Thompson; brother-in-law, Doug Sloan; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Sandy (Mike) Forrester.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Grady Jones, Sr. and Wilma Hopkins Jones; sister, Martha Sloan; brother, Andy Jones.

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