Ophelia Chandler Duncan

Published 1:46 pm Monday, September 27, 2010

Ophelia Chandler Duncan


Ophelia Chandler Duncan, age 85, passed away at her residence in Alabaster surrounded by family and friends on Sept. 25, 2010. Ophelia was a member of Calera First United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother throughout her life. She will be missed by all who knew her. Ophelia was an accomplished seamstress and hairstylist. Throughout her life she was able to enjoy travel with friends and family. During her life she was a Sunday school teacher and an active member of the UMW. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James Lemont Duncan; parents, William Chapel and Hattie Mae Chandler; brothers, Sydney Chandler, Roger Chandler and Joseph Chandler; sister, Odessa Chandler Robinson; son, Terry Lemont Duncan; grandson, Jeremy Adam Lawrence; and great-grandson Duncan Glenn Collins.

Ophelia is survived by children, Nancy Duncan Lacey (Gene), Kyle Bruce Duncan, De Ann Duncan Lawrence; grandchildren, Terri Leigh Duncan Sallee, Kristian De Ann Duncan, Robyn Avery Cobb, Angie Avery Collins, James  Brian Duncan, Keith Conner Duncan, Kyle Trent Duncan, Seth Duane Lawrence, Abby Chandler Lawrence, Mandy Purkey and Katie Lacey; great-grandchildren, Russell Duncan, Logan Duncan, Nicholas Ohler, Jackson Ohler, Emily Sallee, John Sallee, Avery Langley, Cole Langley, Isabella Collins, Olivia Cate Collins, Claire Purkey, Andrew Purkey, Jeremy Camden Lawrence; sister Billie Jane Haas; brother, Jack Chandler; and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 from 5-7 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Southern Heritage. Internment followed at Shelby Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Make a Wish” Foundation or to Southern Care Hospice in Clanton.