Elsie Geraldine Merrell Duncan
May 17, 1934 ~ January 25, 2010
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Asheville ~ Elsie Geraldine Merrell Duncan, 75, of Asheville, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2010 at her residence. She was a native of Buncombe County and was the daughter of the late John Henry Merrell and Freddie Estelle Searcy Merrell. She was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers. Mrs. Duncan was a 1953 graduate and salutatorian of Fairview High School. She was retired with 29 years of service as a teacher assistant at Lucy Herring School and was a longtime member of Biltmore Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bill Duncan of Asheville; a daughter, Cindy Bradley of Asheville; two sons, Rick Duncan and wife Patsy of Fletcher and Steve Duncan and wife Earlene of St. Thomas, VI; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Emily Bradley; three sisters, Louise Lyda of Fletcher, Frieda Lytle of Fairview and Pat Stoll of Asheville; a brother, Richard Merrell of Fairview. A funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with the Rev. Harold Savell officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association ~ Western Caro-lina Chapter, 31 College Place, Suite D320 Asheville, NC 28801 or Care Partners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813.