, Port Arthur, Texas


September 14, 2011

Veda Jean Hatchel Duncan

PORT ARTHUR —     Veda Jean Hatchel Duncan, 86, of Nederland, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011.  Born February 11, 1925, in Kaufman, Texas to Ada Jaco and Ralph Augustus Turner, she was a resident of the Mid-County area since 1951 and retired as a loan officer with Neches Title Company.  She attended Hillcrest Baptist Church and was a charter member.

   Jean is survived by her husband, Don Duncan of Nederland; son, Ralph Leon Hatchel and his wife, Denise of Port Arthur; daughters, Reba Jean Baliles and her husband, Mark of Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Penny Wharton and her husband, Bob of Weaverville, North Carolina, and Nellie Lewis of Rockhill, South Carolina; grandchildren, Jason, Lucas, Jessica, Caris, Erin, Seth, Noah, Chris, Jeff, Rachael, Scott, Josh, Mike; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   She is preceded in death by her parents.

   Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2011, at Broussard’s, 505 12th Street, Nederland.  A gathering of her family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2011, at Broussard’s. A graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September, 17, 2011, at College Mound Cemetery, near Terrell, Texas.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3324 Park Drive, Nederland, Texas 77627 or Gideon Society, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214.

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