Funeral services for Baynard A. Duncan Jr., 80, a retired Morehouse Parish educator, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 20, 2010, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 217 Harrington Ave., in Bastrop with the Rev. Richard Norsworthy officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery on North Washington Street in Bastrop, under the direction of Loche's Mortuary. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Loche's Mortuary.
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Mr. Duncan was born on May 5, 1930 in Oak Ridge, LA. He grew up in Bastrop and graduated from Morehouse High School. He attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, and graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a B.S. degree. He also earned a master's degree from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL. He studied at various other universities, including the University of California at Berkley, the University of Washington, the University of Colorado and others.
Mr. Duncan worked many years as a science teacher in Morehouse Parish. He is most well remembered for his work with students and Union High School in Mer Rouge, which later merged with Delta High School.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Ezola Duncan; his parents Baynard Duncan Sr. and Inez Duncan.
He is survived by: his son, Kenneth Duncan and wife Charyl of Richardson, TX; a sister, Augusta Jones of Oakland, CA; grandchildren Winston and Sydney Duncan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be James Washington, Richone Nichols, Michael Lyons, Michael Smith, Joseph Smith and Winston Duncan. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Webster Duncan.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Dec. 18 to Dec. 21, 2010