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Mary Duncan “Betty”
  • Passed away on January 22, 2021

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Betty Sutherland Duncan
July 14, 1940
January 22, 2021

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Sutherland Duncan passed away peacefully on January 22, 2021. Betty was born in Asheville, NC to Louise Crowell Sutherland and S.B. (Jack) Sutherland. She grew up in Asheville and graduated from AC Reynolds High School. She went on to Brevard College in Brevard, NC where she earned an Associates Degree in Business.
Betty married Charles Randall (Randy) Duncan in December, 1963 in Asheville. They enjoyed a wonderful life together living first in Knoxville, TN; then Atlanta, GA; Raleigh, NC; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; Gatlinburg, TN; Sevierville, TN; and New Smyrna Beach, FL. Betty and Randy were fortunate to enjoy homes in both New Smyrna Beach and Gatlinburg in their later years.
Betty and Randy are also members of Saint Peter The Fisherman Episcopal Church in New Smyrna Beach. Betty was a lector there.
Betty retired from SunTrust Bank after a career in both the Atlanta and New Smyrna Beach areas. The real joy of her working career was in Gatlinburg working for the National Parks Service at The Great Smoky Mountain National Parks. She loved being able to share her knowledge of the mountains she had known growing up. The hiking and learning more about the park was a joy for her.
Betty also had a great sense of adventure. She went parasailing and parachuting in her 60’s, One of the things Betty enjoyed most was learning to ride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She owned a series of 3 different bikes over her last 20 years of life. She also enjoyed being in a group with other Harley owners, many also senior citizens. Also, being the President of the Ladies of Harley.
Betty also enjoyed volunteering in the community in both Gatlinburg and New Smyrna Beach. She had been active with American Cancer Society, American Indian foundations and Wolf Conservations over many years.
Betty’s greatest joys in life were sharing time with her family, particularly with the grandchildren, riding her Harley-Davidson, exercising, reading, hiking, shopping, and visiting with friends.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Randy Duncan; her daughter Vandy Duncan Moore (Russ Moore); grand-daughters Addisyn and Parker Moore, all of New Smyrna Beach, and sister Jacqueline Sutherland McInvale (Skip Mcinvale) of Port Townsend, WA. Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Katrina’s Cottage South Daytona or St Peter the Fisherman’s Church New Smyrna Beach.


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  1. 02 Feb 2021
    Lisa Keever lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2021 at 2:08:44 PM

  2. 02 Feb 2021
    Lisa Keever says:
    Betty, Anita and I were hiking, shopping and lunching buddies. We hiked all over the Smokies. She was such a great person to be around. She was funny and smart and loved to hike. We three had so many good times together. I have wonderful memories of being with her. I miss and love her. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Randy, Vandy, Russ, Parker and Addisyn. She talked about her grand girls so much and was so proud of them. God be with you all.

  3. 02 Feb 2021
    Lisa Keever posted an image:
    Me and Betty at the falls
    Me and Betty at the falls

  4. 02 Feb 2021
    Lisa Keever posted an image:
    Betty and me hiking
    Betty and me hiking

  5. 02 Feb 2021
    Lisa Keever posted an image:
    Me (Lisa), Betty and Anita hiking.
    Me (Lisa), Betty and Anita hiking.

  6. 02 Feb 2021
    Denny Davis lit a candle:
    Lit since February 2, 2021 at 2:24:34 PM

  7. 28 Jan 2021
    Jacque' & Skip McInvale lit a candle:
    Lit since January 28, 2021 at 1:55:49 PM

  8. 28 Jan 2021
    Jacque' & Skip McInvale says:
    Oh how she loved life and her family. We were all so important to her. My thoughts are with you for healing and moving forward through your grief. She was so proud of you all. Love and blessings to you.

  9. 28 Jan 2021
    Richard and Arvilla says:
    Blessings to the family who she dearly loved. She was loved by us and all that knew her.
    An inspiration, too.

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