of Quitman, AR
October 8, 1929 - June 13, 2021
Fern (Johnson) Duncan, 91, of Quitman, went peacefully to be with the Lord, Sunday, June 13, 2021. She was born October 8, 1929, in Quitman to the late James and Gertrude Johnson. Fern was a lifelong active member of Quitman United Methodist Church and a member of Eastern Star. She was a professional seamstress, a great gardener, cook, and canner. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother who loved nothing more than spending time with her family. Fern is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 61 years, Lee Winfred Duncan, six siblings, a granddaughter, Annette Crossman, and grandson, Joseph Elkins. She is survived by her children, Kenneth Duncan and wife Sheila of Damascus; Winifred Carol Almand of Quitman; Janet Johnson and husband Darrell of Batesville; Larry Duncan of Quitman; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 6:00-8:00PM at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Funeral Service will begin at 10:00AM Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Quitman United Methodist Church with Burial following at Quitman Cemetery.In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Quitman United Methodist Church.
To the family of Fern Duncan, I extend my sincere sympathy. She was a remarkable lady. I was married to a cousin, Jimmy Johnson, of Conway, for many years. I know the Johnson family was one of high moral character and Fern lived a life that exemplified that moral authority. I traveled to her home (from Springdale) about seven years ago collecting information on the Johnson family. She was a wealth of knowledge. I do hope someone in the family will continue to nurture her information and make it available to all the Quitman Johnsons. Sincerely yours, Phyllis Jo Johnson
Fern was a very beautiful soul and good friend. I will cherish her memory. Prayers for the family. The heavenly choir is in beautiful harmony with their new member.
I am so sorry to hear about Fern. I'm thankful for the memories. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.
May God grant you comfort and peace. Fern was a constant in my childhood in Quitman. She will be missed.
Sending my love and prayers.. Sue Goodwin Goad. So sorry for you loss. What an awesome person she was. She will be missed.
Prayers are with you Ken and Shelia and all of your family. Sending our love to you.
Ken and all of the Duncan families and siblings, I have been a part of your family for many many years and consider my self fortunate to have known Fern. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Thanks for letting me be your friend.
Sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. I know she will be greatly missed. Prayers for the days to come which will be difficult for many.
So sorry to hea of your loss she was such a sweet lady...I got the pleasure of helping take care of her at the nursing home 💕💕
So sorry for your loss. Words won’t wipe away your tears but hold on to the precious memories you have. They will always be there for you.
I was so sorry to hear of Fern’s passing. Will be praying for family and friends in the coming days. Lord Bless and Comfort You!