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12/6/12 — June St. John Duckett

Memorial services for Mrs. June St. John Duckett, age 74, of the Pocahontas community of Coffee County, TN, will be conducted at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Freeman officiating.

A private burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, December 5 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Duckett passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Duckett was born in the Ivy Bluff community of Cannon County, TN, the daughter of the late Virgil and Goldia Winnett St. John.

She attended Ivy Bluff United Methodist Church and Manchester First United Methodist Church. She began her career as a legal secretary for Judge John Shields in Coffee County, and was later a secretary at AEDC. For most of her career, she owned a catering business, Susannah’s Catering, where she was well known for her wedding cakes.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Duckett was also preceded in death by one sister, Vivian Willis.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lee Duckett, of the Pocahontas community; one son, Chris (Julie) Duckett of Murfreesboro; two daughters, Julee (David) Grosch and Janet (David) Orrick, both of the Pocahontas community; five brothers, Fred St. John of Birmingham, AL, Harry St. John of McMinnville, Loyd St. John of Owensboro, KY, Bill St. John of Gonzales, TX, and Doug St. John of the Pocahontas community; two sisters, Maxine St. John of Mexico and Linda St. John of the Pocahontas community; and nine grandchildren, Andy Grosch, Eric Grosch, Amy Duckett, Carly Duckett, Annalee Duckett, Emma Duckett, Elsie Duckett, Will Rigsby, and Makenna Orrick.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Coffee County Public Library, 1005 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355 or the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215.

Manchester Funral Home in charge of arrangements.