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Sammie Ray Duncan (1928-2017)

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Sammie Ray Duncan of Cauthron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday morning, March 5, 2017 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his loving family. Sammie was born May 10, 1928 in Maude, Oklahoma to Joseph Samuel and Audy Belle (Young) Duncan. Sammie was 88 years, 9 months, and 3 days old. He was a member of the Bates Baptist Church in Bates, Arkansas.

Sammie married the love of his life Dorothy Sanders in May of 1952 and together they lived 64 wonderful years until her passing in June of 2016. They were blessed with two wonderful children and then the treasure of grandchildren. Sammie was a Master Mason and member of the Cauthron Masonic Lodge in Cauthron, Arkansas above the old school house when it closed. He was a member of the Waldron Masonic Lodge #132 F&AM. He was a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason. Sammie retried as a security guard from Tyson Foods in Waldron. He was a United States Army Veteran.

Sammie leaves behind to cherish his memory, one daughter, Donna McCray of Cauthron, Arkansas, and one son, Danny Duncan of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Sammie will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren, Stacy Tuck of Greenwood, AR, Travis Slater of Greenwood, AR, Jessica Duncan of Hot Springs, AR, and Sean Duncan of Hot Springs, AR, as well 6 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Sammie will be missed by two sisters, Etta Newman of Mansfield, AR, Edith Thompson, of Waldron, AR, and one brother, Jim Duncan of Pocola, OK.

Sammie is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Duncan, parents, Joseph and Audy Duncan, four sisters, Ella Thompson, Marie Newman, Stella Borlin, Louise Thompson, six brothers: Bill, Joe, Dink, Elmer, Loyd, and Jack Duncan.

Sammie’s life celebration will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Bates Baptist Church in Bates Arkansas with Rev. Joe Hayden Hall, officiating. Interment will follow with Masonic Rites in the Kirk Cemetery in Cauthron, AR. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, Arkansas

Sammie’s pallbearers will be Mike Duncan, Bill Cox, Curtis Billings, Richard Wyant, Travis Slater, and David Tuck. Honorary pallbearer’s will be Don and Shirley Williams, and Members of the Waldron Masonic Lodge #132 F&AM in Waldron, AR.

Sammie’s visitation will be Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Waldron, AR where Sammie’s family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

You may leave words of remembrance for Sammie’s family and view his video tribute by visiting: www.heritagememorialfh.com.

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