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Sue Benson Duncan

May 27, 1926 — March 7, 2020

Sue Benson Duncan

Sue Benson Duncan, a longtime advocate for statewide beautification died on March 7, 2020. There will be a private ceremony.

**The Funeral service for Mrs. Duncan has been cancelled due to the current precautions related to coronavirus. Thank you for understanding.

Mrs. Duncan was a dedicated volunteer known for her vision and leadership.  She was President of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and served on the National Garden Club Board of Directors as well as the Deep South Region of National Garden Club Board of Directors. She was one of the original founders of The State Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia and she served on the Board of Advisors at the Garden since its inception in 1984.

She grew up in Mobile, Alabama and graduated from The University of Alabama and was a member of the Buena Vista United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Duncan was married to Clarke W. (Sonny) Duncan of Buena Vista, Georgia.  At the time of her death she was living at Lenbrook Square in Atlanta, Georgia where she had resided for twenty-one years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and her husband.

Survivors include Susan Reed Duncan of Highlands, North Carolina and Nancy Katherine “Kathy” Duncan of Atlanta, Georgia.  She has two grandchildren, Clarke Sewell Plunkett of Fresno, California and Catherine Lamar Plunkett of Carrollton, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The State Botanical Garden, 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30605.

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Buena Vista Cemetery


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