Obituary: Christine Dones Duncan, 89, Boston

Christine Dones Duncan, 89, of Boston, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Kensington Center in Elizabethtown after a short illness. She was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Louisville. She worked for Dyer’s Store in Boston for 50 years and then continued by serving breakfast at the Hampton and Holiday Inn’s in Elizabethtown for 18 years. She retired at the age of 88. She was a member of Younger’s Creek Baptist Church and a long time member of the Eastern Star.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Paul “Pete” Duncan; and her parents, Walter and Katie Geoghegan Dones.

She is survived by her sister, Kathleen Dones Sparkman of Boston; one niece, Christi (Patrick) Kennedy of Arlington, Tenn.; three nephews, Marshall (Ruth Ann) Sparkman of Franklin, Tenn., Donald Sparkman of Atlanta, and Dr. Keith Sparkman of Chattanooga; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and special family members, Elaine McAfee, and Mona Thomasson both of Chattanooga.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Barlow Funeral Home with burial in Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery in Boston.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at the funeral home with an Eastern Star service at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions may go to Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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