2005-12-21 / Obituaries

Oveda M. Duncan

Oveda McSwain Duncan, 95, of 117 3rd Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at her residence.

Born in Earl, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Edward McSwain and Mattie Runyans McSwain and widow of Hampton Holland Duncan. Mrs. Duncan was a retired textile employee and member of Temple Baptist Church.

Surviving are three sons, Henry Duncan and his wife, Louise, Ernest Duncan and his wife, Ellen, and Bobby Duncan and his wife, Diane, all of Gaffney; four daughters, Jean Humphries and her husband, Wayland, Linda Driskell, Doris Ann Destaffino and her husband, Norman, and Kathy Ruppe and her husband, Phillip, all of Gaffney; a daughter-in-law, Vermell Duncan of Gaffney; a special niece, Geraldine Butler of Gaffney; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Duncan was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Brown, and two sons, Edward Duncan and Richard Duncan.

Services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Blakely Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by the Revs. Johnny Bridges and Scott Kierstead. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 at Blakely Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church, 1508 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, S.C. 29340.

The family is at the home. Arrangements by Blakely Funeral Home.

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