Marceline Echerd Duncan, 90, of Statesville, N.C., passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House with her children by her side. She was born in Iredell County on January 27, 1930, to the late John Walter Echerd and Mamie Smith Echerd.

Marceline graduated from Scotts High School. She married D. L. Duncan in 1951. They remained married for 22 years. She was a dear and caring friend who will be missed by all who knew her. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she was a past Treasurer, and she also enjoyed volunteering in the office. She loved fishing, boating, and spending time on the lake or at the coast. But mostly, she loved being a stay at home mom to her two children.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Walter (J. W.) Echerd, and sister-in-law Joan McRae Echerd.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Joe Duncan of Statesville, and daughter, Karla Duncan Cass (Tommy) of Harmony, along with several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends at the residence of Ms. Duncan on Saturday January 25, 2020, from 6 until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Duncan family.

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