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William Norris "Country" Duckett


March 26, 2018

William Norris “Country” Duckett was born in Brevard Nov. 15, 1952, to the late William Horace Gardin and Ruth Benjamin Duckett.

“Country” lost his long battle with Huntington’s Disease Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard.

He graduated from North Carolina Central University in 1981 with a degree in music. He studied classical guitar for one year at Central Piedmont Community College.

He played professionally with Donald Byrd and recorded four albums with him, composing and singing lead vocals on some of the albums. He travelled with the Don...

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