Obituary of Louise Turner Duncan ~ 2009
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Louise Turner Duncan, age 85 of Marion passed away on Saturday January 31, 2009 at The McDowell Hospital. A native of McDowell County, she was born on June 24, 1923 to the late Edward M. Turner and Bessie Hawkins Turner. Her family and friends will warmly remember her for her kindness to all and her loving and giving spirit. Many people knew her as a “Mother and Granny” to them and are saddened by this loss. Two children, Mary Anne Wilson and Billy Wayne Parker, and a brother-in-law John Casey, preceded her in death.
Surviving are eight children, Peggy Casey of Rock Hill, SC, Truman Duncan and wife Grace of Marion, Robert Parker and wife Nancy of Rock Hill, SC, Butch Parker of Marion, Roger Parker and wife Patricia of Rock Hill, SC, Paul Miller and wife Patricia of Marion, Joe Miller and wife Rhonda of Marion and Donna Miller-Shuffler and her husband John of Florida, and Jamie Parker, who she raised as a daughter; a son-in-law Jerry Wilson; her twin sister Lucille Holland of Marion; twenty-eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog Cricket.
A funeral service was held on Monday February 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Revs. Chris Clayton and William Shuffler officiating. The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial was in the Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday February 4, 2008 Volume 15 # 5