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Morgan B. Duncan

February 24, 1929 ~ December 8, 2017 (age 88)

Morgan B. Duncan, 88, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at Dogwood Estates in Beaver Dam. He was born February 24, 1929 in Centertown, Kentucky to the late James Herbert Duncan and Irene Mabrey Duncan.  Mr. Duncan retired from TVA and was a member of Beaver Dam Church of Christ. He proudly served in the United States Army.  Mr. Duncan shared his love of the mandolin and fiddle with the public for 75 years. Mr. Duncan was the Kentucky State Mandolin Champion, Indiana State Fiddle Champion and was recipient of several other awards.   He was also known as the “instrument doctor” while volunteering in the Ohio County School System with the Bluegrass Music In Our Schools Program and most recently played with The Silver Dollar Band from Russellville, Kentucky. He was Kentucky Colonel.

 Aside from his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Hoover Duncan and one sister, Myrl Allen.

Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Maxine Duncan of Beaver Dam; one son, Phillip (Gail) Duncan of Evansville, Indiana; two daughters Phyllis (Greg) Ashburn of Masonville and Fran (Mike) Blacklock of Cromwell; six grandchildren, Leslie (Chris) Humphrey, Phillip Allen Duncan, Macey Peerman, Micaiah (Ben) Ballard, Jared Blacklock and Joey (Sarah) Blacklock; Nine great-grandchildren, Cooper, Jackson, Zachary, Garrett, Elijah, Kate, Briar, Ryder, and Parker; two brothers, Cola Duncan of Hartford and Kenneth (Dean) Duncan of St. Charles; one sister, Myrtle Mathley of Indianapolis, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Monday, December 11, 2017 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Mike Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Render Memorial Cemetery in McHenry, Kentucky with full military honors by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Mr. Duncan’s family from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Sunday and 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.  

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to, The Bluegrass Music In Our Schools, c/o Wanda Saling, 192 Watkins Lane, Beaver Dam, KY 42320.

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 Service Information

December 10, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Funeral Service
December 11, 2017

12:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Interment following funeral service
December 11, 2017

Render Memorial Cemetery
Hwy 62 West
McHenry, KY 42354

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