Mrs. Cleta Marie Duncan, affectionately known as “Smiley,” 76, of Greenville, SC, passed away at her home on Saturday, February 6, 2021, after an extended illness. Cleta was born on February 16, 1944, the eighth of 11 of children born to John and Allie Miles of Rockholds.
Cleta will be most remembered by those who loved her as a generous caregiver who adored her grandchildren. She also ran ultramarathons, taught all of her children how to make pies from scratch and say the alphabet backwards, was a whiz at SCRABBLE, loved the Hallmark Channel, long walks on the beach and enjoyed teaching children how to read.
Celebrating her arrival into Heaven will be a host of relatives including her parents; five siblings, John Bill, Joyce, Fannie, Tom and Steve; two grandchildren, Abram Duncan and Hattie Arizona Ramsey and a recently departed brother-in-law, Tommy Frelin.
Her absence will be greatly felt by her husband of 54 years, Gary Duncan, whom she called “Dunky,” and their five children, the triplets, Brian Duncan and wife, Karen, Suzanne Ramsey and husband, John, and Theresa Boyes and husband, David, Jason Duncan and wife, Julie, and David Duncan and wife, Makesha; seven grandchildren, Eli Boyes and wife, Alyssa, Veda, Ahna and Magnolia Duncan, Joy and Jacqueline Duncan and their mother, Colette, and Emma Duncan; her siblings, Jewel Ball, Lola Oliver, Nan Foster, Charles Miles and Carol Frelin.
A visitation will be held at the Palmetto Mortuary in Greenville, SC, from 6 until 7 P.M. Tuesday, Feb. 9. A graveside service will be held at the Hubbs Cemetery at Flat Creek Friday, February 12 at 2 P.M. where friends may call prior to the service time.
Expressions of sympathy may go to the Greenville Zoo Foundation at Greenvillezoofoundation.org or Greenville Zoo Foundation, 150 Cleveland Park Dr., Greenville, SC 29601 in her memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Palmetto Mortuary and the Knox Funeral Home.
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