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Viola "Punky" Nix Duncan

July 10, 1941 — December 31, 2020

Viola "Punky" Nix Duncan, 79, wife of Wayne B. Duncan, of Easley, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Born in Easley, she was a daughter of the late Clifton Nix and the late Ida MaeBell Gibson Nix Murphy.

Punky loved to camp and travel. She retired from Pickens County Schools as bus driver and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband of 26 years, Punky is survived by a son, Alvin T. Rhodes (Robin) of Easley; a daughter, Teresa Lynn Gilstrap (James) of Liberty; three stepsons, Wayne Chastain (Linda) of Liberty, and Benjamin and Jason Duncan, both of Easley; six stepdaughters, Sarah Aiken of Easley, Juanita Aiken (Tony) of Pickens, Glenda Brissey of Easley, Diane Cantrell of Easley, Christina Bucio of Great Falls, MT, and Annette Duncan of Great Falls, MT; three sisters, Judy Brissey of Easley, Brenda Lollis (Bobby) of Pickens, and Diane Kay of Easley; a brother-in-law, Donnie Duncan; five grandchildren, Zachary Rhodes (Brittany), Ashley Rhodes, Levi Gilstrap, Jessica Gilstrap (Michael Burry), and Colton Duncan; and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two previous husbands, Alvin Rhodes and Otis Chastain; a son, Alvin Dale Rhodes; and a sister, Hazel Duncan.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, Downtown. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Scroll to the video player below to view the service.

Mrs. Duncan will lie in state from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 at the funeral home.

Due to concerns with the Covid-19 Pandemic, facial coverings will be required and social distance protocols will be observed.

Click the play button in the video player below to watch the service.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

In State

Monday, January 4, 2021

12:00 - 4:00pm

Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown

305 W Main St, Easley, SC 29640

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Starts at 12:00pm

Robinson Funeral Home - Downtown - Chapel

305 W Main St, Easley, SC 29640

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