|Birth: ||Dec. 1, 1919|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 2002|
Retired Army Col. George Carwin Duncan, a former member of the Rapides Parish School Board and the Library Board, died Monday in his Pineville residence. He was 82.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville, with the Revs. George McVay and Ed Dilworth officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Pineville.
Duncan, a native of Crowley, served eight years on the Rapides Parish School Board and eight years on the Rapides Parish Library Board.
He served on building committees which worked with citizens to build two new elementary schools in Ward 10, renovate Tioga Junion High and build a new athletic complex and stadium for Tioga High.
Duncan was a charter member of Little League Baseball and Dixie Baseball. He was Master Mason at Masonic Lodge 221, Pineville, a member of the VFW and of Ram Keystone Chapter No. 44 and Knights of Templa Trinity Commandery No. 8.
He was lay speaker at Palestine United Methodist Church for more than 40 years, holding most church offices over that time.
A veteran of World War II, Duncan served in a tank battalion in Gen. George Patton's Third Army. He received three battle campaign stars for action in the Battle of the Bulge.
In 1947, he enlisted as a private in the Louisiana National Guard, eventually rising to the rank of full bird colonel. Prior to retirement, he was director of maintenance for the Louisiana Army National Guard and served as post commander at Camp Beauregard.
He was a recipient of the Louisiana Distinguished Service Medal, the Adjutant General and Minuteman Award, and was aide-de-camp on Gov. Edwin Edwards' staff, holding the designation of brigadier general.
Duncan was a graduate of the Army Armored School, Officer Candidate School, Ordnance School, Transportation School, Army Industrial College, and the Command and General Staff College.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. Duncan and Mabel Stakes Duncan of Crowley and a brother, Vernon "Tate" Duncan of Crowley.
Survivors include his wife, Ineta Richey Duncan of Pineville; two sons, Roger D. Duncan of Houston and Jeffery Clinton Duncan of Ball; two daughters, Brenda Duncan Cockrell of Tioga and Sally Duncan Perkins of Houston; two brothers, Robert C. Duncan of Houston and Howard "Boochie" Duncan of Crowley; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of services Wednesday in the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy F. Cockrell, G. Shelton Perkins, Wesley C. Duncan, Chris Cockrell, Jerome Walker, Scott Cockrell and Malcolm Brazell.
Published in The Alexandria Daily Town Talk, February 26, 2002
Ineta Richey Duncan (1920 - 2002)*
Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Apr 06, 2009
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