Duane Gunnels Biggs

Published 6:33 pm Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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Duane Gunnels Biggs, 82, of Canoe, passed away December 29, 2019, in Canoe.

She was born on August 22, 1937, in Calhoun County to the late Vinnie and Irola Gunnels.

She was a retired school bus driver from the Escambia County Alabama School System. She was a member of Healing Waters Church in Bay Minette.

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She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Helen Willis; and a grandson, Cory Jones.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Luman Ray Biggs of Canoe; a daughter, Felicia (Clarence) Carlton of Canoe; one brother, Billy Ray (Norma) Gunnels of Piedmont; one sister, Myra Jo Giles of Piedmont; grandson, Eric Jones; and great grandchildren Kennedy Jones, Dagan Jones, Addison Jones, Madelyn Jones, Garrick Freeze, Rylee Carlton, Reese Carlton and Rowland Carlton.

Funeral services were held January 2, 2020 at the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. John Loper and Bro. Richard Daniels officiating. Graveside services followed at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort.

Active pallbearers were Keith Biggs, Bruce Mobley, Dudley Fountain, Chuck Gunnels, Eric Justice and Woody Oglesby. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Biggs, Frank Rasberry and Greg Rasberry.

Visitation was held January 2 from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.