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Deborah Beck Ham

June 12, 1954 — December 13, 2023


Deborah Beck Ham


In loving memory of Deborah Beck Dukes Ham, we are saddened to announce her passing on December 13, 2023, at the age of 69 from cancer.

A kind woman of simple pleasures, her quiet strength and dry wit were hallmarks of her character. A wonderful and devoted mother and wife, she enjoyed the outdoors and listening to southern rock and folk music. She was a lover of all wildlife, especially hummingbirds and raccoons.

Deborah was born on June 12, 1954, and is survived by her husband Grady Stokes Ham; daughter Rebecca (Charles) Reyes and granddaughter Hazel Reyes of Charlotte, NC; Son Alexander (Summer) Ham of Summerville, SC.

She is preceded in death and joined her parents Charles G Dukes (1983) and Phrontis N Beck Dukes (2013) and brother Franklin O Dukes (2021).

Deborah retired from the Department of Veteran's affairs as a Medical Technologist and Clinical Research Coordinator.  

Services are postponed at this time.  We appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult time. Thank you

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Glioblastoma Foundation or the SC Wildlife Federation.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Palmetto Cremation Society, 5638 N Rhett Ave, Charleston, SC 29406, 843.722.2555.

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