Myrtle Haskins Duncan
December 4, 1932 -
August 15, 2020

Visitation

Service 

August 20, 2020
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Myrtle Haskins Duncan, age 87, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Stewart Cemetery, with Bro. Jim Black officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Myrtle was born on December 4, 1932 in Hickman County, Tennessee to the late Robert Lee and Minnie Dedman Haskins. She was a talented floral designer and gardener. Mrs. Duncan was a member of the Lincoln County home economics club and Washington Street Church of Christ. Myrtle passed away on August 15, 2020.

Survivors include her sons, Keith Duncan of Fayetteville, and Joe Duncan and wife Jane Fred of Knoxville, TN; nephew, John Wilkerson and wife Pam of Knoxville, niece, Linda Thomason and husband Tom of Franklin, TN, and nephew Bob Wilkerson and wife Rhonda of Nunnelly, TN. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Duncan was preceded by in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Billy Joe Duncan in 2015.

Memorials may be made to Washington Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 324, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or Stewart Cemetery Fund, c/o Sue Sapach, 289 Smith Mill Road, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Myrtle Haskins Duncan.

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14 Comments

  1. Marion and Martha Teal

    We extend our sympathy to the family Myrtle loved so much. We will miss her joyful laughter.

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  2. Mona Flynt Quick

    Keith, So sorry to hear about Ms. Myrtle. She was always such a sweet and kind person. My heart and prayers to you and your family.

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  3. Betty Smith

    So sorry for your loss. I did not know your mother but is sounds like see was a wonderful person . My heart and prayers go out to you Duncan and the rest of the family

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  4. Carol Taylor

    I am so sorry to heard of the passing of Mrytle . She was one of my Mother’s best friends and one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known . Prayers for Keith and Joe and his wife

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  5. Celia Mance

    Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so pleasant to be around. I know you will miss her.
    Celia H. Mance

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  6. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Joe and Keith, So sorry for the great loss of Sister Myrtle. She was a wonderful Christian lady and a great delight to be around and interact with through the years. She had so many talents and always used them for good. The Williams family has always loved her just as we loved Brother Bill. She will be greatly missed by us. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

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  7. Patricia Dillon

    I am saddened to hear about Myrtle. She was a wonderful woman. My prayers for you Keith and her family and friends.

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  8. Anita Johnson

    Mrs. Myrtle was a precious christian friend. I loved visiting with her at worship services. She and my parents were great friends. She truly was a godly example to me and I will always treasure her gift of kindness to me. What a beautiful legacy she leaves behind. May God grant peace to her family.

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  9. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    I am saddened to hear the news of Mrs. Myrtle’s passing. She was such a dear lady. Prayers for her family.

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  10. judy blendermann

    Mrs. Duncan was the sweetest lady and always so jolly. It was obvious that she loved the church family and was totally devoted . We should all strive to be more like her May she have eternal peace.

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  11. Amy Clark

    I’m so sad to hear this news. Mother, “Miss Myrtle” and I shared our love of flowers and antiques. For years, my Sunday visits to Washington Street began on her pew – catching up with her before church started. She will always be remembered and loved.

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  12. Nancy Woods

    So sorry to hear about mrs Duncan I worked with Keith at Goodman for years my prayers go out to the family in this sad time

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  13. Mark Clark

    So sad to hear this news. “Miss Myrtle” was one of my mom’s dearest friends and a sweet, sweet lady I’ve loved and respected my entire life. Bill and Myrtle Duncan meant so much to our church and our community!

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  14. Lisa and Tom Connor

    Our hearts and prayers are with you all! Myrtle had such a kind, gentle, fun, and loving heart. We sure will miss her!

    Reply

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14 Comments

  1. Marion and Martha Teal

    We extend our sympathy to the family Myrtle loved so much. We will miss her joyful laughter.

    Reply
  2. Mona Flynt Quick

    Keith, So sorry to hear about Ms. Myrtle. She was always such a sweet and kind person. My heart and prayers to you and your family.

    Reply
  3. Betty Smith

    So sorry for your loss. I did not know your mother but is sounds like see was a wonderful person . My heart and prayers go out to you Duncan and the rest of the family

    Reply
  4. Carol Taylor

    I am so sorry to heard of the passing of Mrytle . She was one of my Mother’s best friends and one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known . Prayers for Keith and Joe and his wife

    Reply
  5. Celia Mance

    Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so pleasant to be around. I know you will miss her.
    Celia H. Mance

    Reply
  6. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Joe and Keith, So sorry for the great loss of Sister Myrtle. She was a wonderful Christian lady and a great delight to be around and interact with through the years. She had so many talents and always used them for good. The Williams family has always loved her just as we loved Brother Bill. She will be greatly missed by us. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  7. Patricia Dillon

    I am saddened to hear about Myrtle. She was a wonderful woman. My prayers for you Keith and her family and friends.

    Reply
  8. Anita Johnson

    Mrs. Myrtle was a precious christian friend. I loved visiting with her at worship services. She and my parents were great friends. She truly was a godly example to me and I will always treasure her gift of kindness to me. What a beautiful legacy she leaves behind. May God grant peace to her family.

    Reply
  9. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    I am saddened to hear the news of Mrs. Myrtle’s passing. She was such a dear lady. Prayers for her family.

    Reply
  10. judy blendermann

    Mrs. Duncan was the sweetest lady and always so jolly. It was obvious that she loved the church family and was totally devoted . We should all strive to be more like her May she have eternal peace.

    Reply
  11. Amy Clark

    I’m so sad to hear this news. Mother, “Miss Myrtle” and I shared our love of flowers and antiques. For years, my Sunday visits to Washington Street began on her pew – catching up with her before church started. She will always be remembered and loved.

    Reply
  12. Nancy Woods

    So sorry to hear about mrs Duncan I worked with Keith at Goodman for years my prayers go out to the family in this sad time

    Reply
  13. Mark Clark

    So sad to hear this news. “Miss Myrtle” was one of my mom’s dearest friends and a sweet, sweet lady I’ve loved and respected my entire life. Bill and Myrtle Duncan meant so much to our church and our community!

    Reply
  14. Lisa and Tom Connor

    Our hearts and prayers are with you all! Myrtle had such a kind, gentle, fun, and loving heart. We sure will miss her!

    Reply

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