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Former local resident dies in Virginia

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Former Chesterton resident Edward Marcum Duncan, currently of Dryden, Virginia, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the age of 91.

Duncan was born in Jonesville, Va., on January 26, 1921, to Edward and Alvonia Marcum Duncan, both of whom preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anna Hartsock Duncan.

He is also survived by one grandson, Aaron Duncan of Manassas, Va.; one granddaughter, Terri (Dwayne) Thigpin, of Fairfax, Va.; one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Thigpin, of Fairfax, Va.; daughter-in-law Norma Duncan, of Fairfax, Va.; special cousin, David (Wanda) Parsons, of Dryden, Va., and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his adopted granddaughters Michelle and April Parsons and Candice Jennings and adopted grandchildren Charity Parsons, Chad and J.T. Jennings.

He was preceded in death by his son Samuel Duncan, as well as eight brothers and sisters.

Duncan was a retired machinist for Tolas Manufacturing Company, of Chesterton, where he worked for 40 years.

He was a member of Valley View Primitive Baptist Church in Dryden and served as a trustee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army of WWII. He was a history buff and loved photography, travel and was a member of the Moose Lodge. He was a board member of the St. Charles Alumni Association, past vice-president of AARP, president of the TRIAD of Jonesville, a member of the Historical Society of Jonesville and life member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a resident of Lee County, Va., for the last 13 years.

Services were Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Province Funeral Home Sanctuary.

A graveside service was held Monday, April 9, 2012 at Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va.

Province Funeral Home of Pennington Gap Va., handled arrangements.


Posted 5/1/2012