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Mary Ruth Robbins Duncan, age 80, Oliver Springs

Mary Ruth Robbins Duncan, age 80, a resident of Oliver Springs died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Methodist Medical Center. “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Proverbs 31:28

Mary was born March 20, 1936 at home in the Black Oak Community to W.B. Robbins and Martha Jane Wilson Robbins.

She was a devout Christian, attending Beech Park Baptist, Poplar Creek Baptist, and most recently Batley Baptist Church in Marlow. Mary Ruth enjoyed teaching children’s Sunday School, and singing in the choir. For nearly 20 years she served as a special education assistant to many precious children at Oliver Springs Elementary.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Howell Duncan; by her parents; by a sister, Johnnie Lee Robbins, by a brother, Bud Robbins and by a special nephew Rusty Cranmore.

Mary Ruth is survived by her daughters: Tracy Jordan and husband, Clay and Janie Hall and husband, Johnny; by grandchildren: Bradley Lambert and wife, Crystal, Jordan Lambert and wife, Kelly, Laura Mount and husband, Jonathon, and Kelsey Hall; by great-grandsons: Colton, Connor, and Corbin Lambert, J.T. Thornton and Duncan Mount; by sisters: Eva Jones, Willa Luke and husband, Charlie and Jerry Cranmore, and many nieces and nephews including Conrad Jones and wife Betty Jo.

The family will receive friends, Saturday, April 16, 2016 between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm at Batley Baptist Church. The funeral will follow in the church auditorium at 2:00 pm with Rev. Luke Kidwell and Rev. Robbie Leach officiating. Graveside services will be held immediately following at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Sharp Funeral Home is proudly serving the Duncan family and we invite you to share a message of condolence at www.sharpfh.com
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Batley Baptist Church or Beech Park Baptist Church building funds.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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