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Obituary- Mary Alexander Duncan (1928-2020)


Mary Alexander (Oldaker) Duncan of Cauthron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in Waldron, Arkansas. Mary was born April 1, 1928 in Seger Colony, Oklahoma to William Riley Oldaker and Mary Ann (Thomas) Oldaker. She was 92 years old.

Mary was a life long member of the Cauthron Baptist Church. She was strong in her faith and lived it daily. She could always be found reading her Bible. She was pretty good at sharing Bible verses with her family that suited every situation. She was married to the love of her life, Elmer D. Duncan for 54 years before he went to wait on her in Heaven. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed gardening and quilting. She could be found casting a line and reeling in a big one. Mary was a loving person and taking care of her family was her passion.

Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons: Mike Duncan and wife Clara of Bates, Arkansas and Steve Duncan and wife Tina of Cauthron, Arkansas, and one brother Clyde L. Oldaker of Heavener, Oklahoma. Granny will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Anita Smith and husband Lanson, Jeff Duncan, Greg Duncan and wife Sherry, Vince Duncan, Aaron Duncan and wife Charlotte, Stephanie Duncan, Shannon Duncan and Stevie Duncan as well as several step grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Mary will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and loved ones dear to her heart.

Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Elmer D. Duncan, her parents, William and Mary Oldaker, one son, Elmer Lee Duncan, and siblings: George Oldaker, John D. Oldaker, Riley Oldaker, Francis Chronister, Dora Doyle, Louis Oldaker, Effie Lilley, Pinkie Scroggins and Catherine Oldaker.

Mary’s life celebration will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with John Doyle officiating. Interment will follow in the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Mary’s visitation will be Friday, June 19, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

During these trying and difficult times, we must follow the guidelines we have been given to do our part to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Family and friends are welcome to attend the service but everyone must wear a mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart. For those who want to attend the service but wish to remain in your vehicles, the funeral service will be live streamed on our website and the graveside service can be heard from the comfort of your vehicle at 87.9 FM.

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