By Walter Geiger
The big house on Thomaston Street built in 1920 by local industrialist Walter B. Smith beckoned to Jean and Charles Dukes.
They were drawn into its orbit when Jean’s mother Charlotte Edwards died suddenly in 1981. The couple went to Zebulon to be with her father Red Edwards and never really went back to their Atlanta home.
Jean and Charles Dukes are moving from their home at 530 Thomaston Street to Suwanee to be closer to two of their five children.