Meridian Star

November 1, 2013

Dorothy “Dot” Turner Duncan


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Services for Dorothy “Dot” Turner Duncan will be held Saturday at 12 noon from Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Bob Goodyear officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Cemetery in the Tucker community of Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia is in charge of arrangements.       

    Mrs. Duncan, 91, died Oct. 31, 2013, at her residence. Born in Neshoba County to Claude and Emma Lewis Turner, she lived there until she married Andrew Jerome Duncan who was in the United States Army. While married, they traveled and lived in many places in the USA and overseas. When her husband retired from the U.S. Army, the family moved back to Mississippi.

    Dorothy worked as a switchboard operator before being married. She devoted herself to being an Army wife, as well as an outstanding mother and homemaker. She stayed active in the community, helping establish the Tucker Volunteer Fire Dept, and was a faithful member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

    Dorothy Duncan provided a role model as a loving wife, devoted mother, and faithful Catholic.  Serving as a "second mom" to many, she will be loved & missed by all who knew her.

    Survivors include three children, Susan Harris, Vickey Timmons, and Steve and Lisa Duncan.  She had 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her siblings, Red Turner, Elvin Turner, and Nettie Turner Wright; her daughter, Regina Duncan Bosarge; and her husband, Andrew Duncan, the love of her life to whom she was married for 70 years.

    Visitation will be held today, Friday, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. with Rosary to follow at 8 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.