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Mary Frances Denney Duncan

November 20, 1945 ~ October 7, 2012 (age 66)

Mary Frances Denney "Fran" Duncan, age 66, of Greensboro, GA, died Sunday, October 7, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Newnan, GA on November 20, 1945 to the late Holland Melson Denney and Marjorie Bailey Denney. She graduated from Newnan High School in 1963. She married Rev. Colin Duncan on January 26, 1963. Her working career began at the First National Bank of Newnan and Newnan Federal Savings and Loan as an administrative assistant from 1963 to 1968. Then she went into the mission field with her husband Rev. Colin Duncan, serving for three years in Central America, Nicaragua and Mexico from 1968 to 1971 with the Baptist International Missions, Inc. out of Chattanooga, TN. They returned to the United States and she worked as an administrative assistant for Crestwood Christian Academy in Tyrone, GA from 1971 to 1986. After Rev. Duncan became the Pastor for Bethel Fundamental Independent Baptist Church and teacher and principal at Bethel Christian School in Union Point, GA, she was the administrative assistant for the school from 1986 until it closed.

She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, Rev. Colin Kelley Duncan of Greensboro, GA; son-in-law, Bryan Hawkins of Eatonton, GA; sister, Karolyn Denney Williamson of Stockbridge, GA; brother, Holland Denney of Oshawa, Canada; grandson; Ethan Grant Hawkins of Eatonton, GA; mother-in-law, Selma Duncan; nephews, Kevin Williamson and Mark Denney; nieces, Kim Williamson (Steven), Shauna Denney and Sharlene Denney; a number of other relatives and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kelley Briana Duncan Hawkins.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 3963 Union Point Highway, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Doug Anderson and Rev. Bobby Tomlin officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Bryan Hawkins, Kevin Williamson, Caleb Duncan, Josh Duncan, Scott Kranick and Kevin Couch. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Cooper, Daniel Strozier, Gene Vaught, Jimmy Farmer, Ed Ogletree, Glenn Taylor, John Manley, Gerald Strozier, John Osborne and the Girl''s Volleyball Team. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday night at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro, GA. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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