HULL - Aubrey Joe Duncan, 78, passed away after a yearlong battle with cancer Friday, February 17, 2012.
Born in the Goldmine area of Hart County, he was the son of the late Spurgeon and Ammie Duncan. He spent his boyhood on a farm in Franklin County. He was a graduate of Royston High School and attended Emmanuel College. Mr. Duncan served on three Navy ships in his almost four year service to his county in the Korean War. He began his career as a barber on board the Navy ship the "Guadalupe-AO32.” When he returned home, he cut hair in a shop at the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Atlanta. He and his brother Raymond opened MR. HAIRCUT on Board Street in Athens in June of 1957, where he continued to work until his retirement in 2001 with some 48 years in the haircutting business. Several years before retiring, Mr. Duncan started Duncan Farm Equipment, selling farm equipment and hauling-trailers to the public. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and spent many Saturday afternoons watching the Georgia Bulldogs play at the stadium.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jackie Duncan, Hull; two daughters, Theresa Cleghorne and Lisa Paski; two sons-on-law, Sam Cleghorne and Nick Paski, all of Comer; four wonderful grandchildren, Ryan and Samantha Cleghorne and Jessica and Elijah Paski; other family members, Raymond and Helen Duncan, Athens, Dewey and Jean Bass, Marietta, and Frank and Darlene Duncan, Comer; and a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many many friends who will miss him greatly.
Funeral services were held Sunday, February 19, at Lord & Stephens Danielsville Chapel, Hwy. 98, with the Revs. Raymond Duncan and Reggie Vaughn officiating. Pallbearers were James Stratton, Charlie Stratton, Ryan Duncan, Bryan Duncan, Dale Duncan, Mike Duncan and David Mabry. Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Eidson, Doc Crawford, Wallace Carey, Bobby Rich and Ronnie Chandler.
Memorials may be made to Camp Maranatha, 170 Floyd Rd., Ila, GA 30647, or to Poplar Springs Campground.
Lord & Stephens, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.