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Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Thursday January 27th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Chapel of Jones Mortuary
Thursday January 27th, 2022

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Sulpher Springs United Methodist Cemetery
Friday January 28th, 2022

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Dorothy Pauline Duncan

Dorothy Pauline Duncan, 87, is breathing easier now. Born to Mary Nell Braden Walker on Aug. 5, 1934, Mom was freed from this world Jan 24, 2022. Mom never smoked, but developed interstitial lung disease that progressed in her later years. Despite that, she never complained and always looked forward to being with her family, whom she dearly loved.

Mom and Owen Lendle began 63 years of marriage on Dec. 4, 1950, after meeting at a church all-day singing in Oliver Springs. A horrendous car crash five years later claimed the lives of their infant daughter Jeannie, a first cousin, his wife and their four children. That terrible Thanksgiving Day left a lifetime of indelible memories and physical trauma. But as a born-again Christian, Mom was always confident she would be reunited with those she lost that day.
She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Clinton, and a lifelong student who looked at the world as her classroom. Above all, Mom had a passion for helping those around her. Had she been born more recently she would have been a skillful engineer. Instead, Mom used her talents as a “Calutron Girl” at Y-12, a switchboard operator for BellSouth and a circuit board solderer for ORTEC before becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. But she was proudest of her work as wife, mother, grandmother and good friend.
Mom was “Dorothy P.” to her husband Owen Lendle (deceased); “Mom” to her children Jeannie (deceased), Terry Duncan Hill (deceased) and Kevin (Rebecca) Duncan; “Mimi” to her grandchildren Christopher (Karen) Beatty, Ashley (Shaun) Salem and great-grandchildren Alex, Eli, Andy, Lydia, Hannah (deceased), Emmy and Wesley; “Aunt Dotty” to favorite niece Lesa (Terry) Copeland and nephews Mike (Miki) Duncan and Brian Shultz (deceased); and “Dotty” to her brother- and sister-in-law Lanford (deceased) and Thelma Duncan, sister-in-law LaVada Duncan, and brother- and sister-in-law Paul and LaVanca Shultz (both deceased). Mom’s memory will endure with cousins Shirley (Henry) Brock, Juanita (Junior) Rouse and Jack (Bonnie) Chaves; special friends June Dotson, Barbara Hensley, Pearl Holcomb, Johnanna Sprague and Annette Wright; a multitude of friends, numerous cousins and the staff and people of the Clinton Senior Center.

Mom warmed so many family members, friends and acquaintances during her lifetime that her imprint will always be on the people she touched. We are comforted knowing Mom no longer is in pain, but now rejoices with and rests in the Lord.
Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN with service immediately following at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Mike Thompson of Second Baptist Church will be officiating. Graveside service and interment will be 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at Sulphur Springs Cemetery/Dutch Valley United Methodist Church. Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangements.

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So sorry for the passing of your loved one. I pray you will have God's peace in knowing she is with Him.
With prayers, Linda Burchfield ( Becky's cousin)

Linda Burchfield Jan 27 2022 5:56 PM

Kevin good afternoon. We've only met a few times,I am Becca's friend from FL. What to express my condolences at the loss of your Mother. I read the Obituary you wrote up and she seemed looked a wonderful woman in how you beautiful described her. Keep the chin up, for you know where's she is with the Lord himself rejoice for eternity. My prays are with you
Blessed Debra Curry

Debra Curry Jan 27 2022 3:49 PM

I just found out your mom passed away. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May you find peace on your heart with the memories you shared. Thoughts and prayers.

Donna Kahn Jan 26 2022 10:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Duncan

Donna and Randy Kahn Jan 26 2022 10:51 PM

Very sorry for your loss, Kevin. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Bonnie Kourvelas Jan 26 2022 11:32 AM

My prayers are with you and your family. May God give you strength and comfort.

Sandy Perry Jan 26 2022 10:58 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Kenlyn Foster Jan 26 2022 6:56 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. My love and prayers to all of the family. I am a cousin on the Braden side of the family.

Vera Garner Koenig Jan 25 2022 5:49 PM