Nell Duncan (5-22-22) service 5-26-22
Nell Rose Schrivner Duncan passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, at the age of 102. She was the second child born to William Arthur and Eula Brazelton Schrivner who preceded her in death.
During World War II she and James Philip Duncan Jr. were married. They lived in the home built by the two of them until Jamie’s untimely death in 1970. She remained in that home until 2006.
Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death her brother and four sisters; James Cecil Schrivner, Ann Rae Tempelton, Ruth Shea, Ruby Clement and Gean Schrivner. She was also preceded in death by special friend Edd Howard.
Survivors include her daughter Rebecca Duncan Harwell of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law James Donald (Don) and Anita Vaughn Duncan of Chattanooga; grandson and daughter-in-law Christopher Duncan and Renee vandeBurg Harwell; great-grandchildren Mollie (Joe) Pallo; Christopher Harwell II; and Devin Harwell. She was blessed to know two great-great-grandchildren Scarlett Reagan and Scout Ryan Pallo. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews and former son-in- law John Harwell.
Mama Nell, as she was lovingly called by her family and all their friends, was born and reared in Savannah. She graduated from Savannah Central High School and worked in retail sales. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. Always active, she loved gardening, cooking and dancing.
While still maintaining her independence, she moved into a cottage around the corner from her daughter in Knoxville. Here she made many new friends as she walked though the neighborhood most days.
While Savannah was her true home, she loved being near her family, babysitting her great-grandchildren and welcoming her two great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, May 26. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens beside her husband.