ALTO - Dollie Saxon Duncan, 97, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014.
Born in White County on February 12, 1916, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Etta Hix Saxon. Mrs. Duncan was the oldest living member of the Living Mission United Methodist Church. She began attending at the age of seven and was the church pianist for many years. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed playing the piano and gardening. Mrs. Duncan was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Herman Duncan; daughters, Martha Meaders and Erie Wade; son-in-law, Stanley Crocker; brothers, Price Saxon and Claude Saxon; and sisters, May Smith, Lona Smith, Carrie Jackson, Lillie Bell Thomas, and Blanche Lewallen.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Gene Wade, Alto, and Jeanette and Ray Norton, Lula; sons and daughters-in-law, Broadus and Jo Duncan, Gainesville, and Pastor James and Sandra Duncan, Homer; sister, Gertrude Armour, Lula; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 23, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Pastors James Duncan and Deron Crocker officiating. Interment will follow in the Living Mission United Methodist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, also from 2 to 4, and 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.