Lloyd Douglas (Duck) Toineeta, 54, of Cherokee passed away unexpectedly on June 20, 2012 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was a veteran of the US Army and was a construction worker.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Toineeta; stepfather, Wesley Powell; mother Annie Queen Powell; and brother, Alvin Toineeta.
He is survived by his sisters, Annie Cucumber, Lady Bird Murphy, Dorsey Arch, and special sisters, Caron Swayney and Ruth McCoy; several aunts and uncles, special aunt, Ma Ma Doo, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Cherokee Church of God. The funeral service was held on Sunday, June 24at 2pm with burial in the Toineeta Cemetery.
The Rev. Charles Griffin and the Rev. James “Bo” Parris officiated. Pall Bearers were Walter French, Hank Littlejohn, Leroy Littlejohn, James “Bone” Toineeta, Bobby Driver, Sammy French, Dean Swayney, and Noon Toineeta.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An on-line memorial is available at www.longhousefuneralhome.com.