Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

December 28, 2012

Joline Duncan

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Joline Grant Duncan, age 84 years, 3 months, and 18 days, of Burnside, Ky., widow of Charles "Brownie" Duncan, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at her home. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Conatser officiating. 
Burial followed in the Pine Knot Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 5, 1928 in Williamsburg, Ky. to James and Ora Lee (Barnett) Inman. Joline enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and bird watching.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Charles "Brownie" Duncan; a brother, Doyle Inman; and a sister, Rayma Dean Baker.  
Survivors include her sons, Oliver O. Duncan II and wife, Anne Rakestraw Duncan, of Somerset, Ky., and Charles Grant Duncan of Burnside, Ky.; grandchildren, Aaron Grant Duncan and Olivia Crawford Duncan; nephews, Warren Baker and Jim Francis Purdon; and a niece, Kirby.
Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Mrs. Joline Duncan.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.strunkfuneralhome.net.
 

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