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Peggy (Fender) Duncan

November 19, 1934 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 84)

Mrs. Peggy Fender Duncan, age 84, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at her home following a period of declining health.  A native of Madison County, Peggy was born on November 19, 1934 to the late Jim and Easter Rice Fender.  She was employed with the McDowell County School System in the Dietary Department.  A wonderful mother, grandmother and dedicated wife, her hard work and willingness to help others will be long remembered.  She enjoyed puttering in her flower and vegetable gardens, and crocheted many useful and beautiful objects.  Her true love and calling, however, was raising her kids well.  Peggy lived her life as a lovely example to her children and grandchildren of Christ’s love.  She was a member of East Marion Holiness Church.  Her husband, Paul Dean Edgar Duncan, preceded her in death.


Surviving are four children, Becky Elliott and husband Van, Russell Duncan and Tim Duncan and wife Denise, all of Marion, and Pam Guy, of the home; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and her beloved canine companion, J.J.


A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Bruce Ward officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice McDowell at 575 Airport Road, Marion, NC  28752.  Special thanks are extended to all the folks at CarePartners Hospice for the loving care given to Peggy during her final days.  

Donations may be made to:

CarePartners Hospice McDowell "You Are Special" Fund
575 Airport Road, Marion NC 28752
Web: https://missionhealth.org/member-hospitals/carepartners/

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