HOLMES BEACH, Fla., and BROOKLIN – Tommie (Standley) Duncan passed away Nov. 4, 2006, after suffering a major stroke while attending university activities with her husband in Sewanee, Tenn. During her illness, both she and her family received overwhelming support from the university community. Tommie was born May 9, 1936, in Miami, Fla., the daughter of S. Cranford Standley and Juanita L. Standley. She grew up in Lakeland, Fla., and Ocala, Fla., and was educated in the public schools there. She attended Florida State University and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. While there, she studied fashion design and participated in modern dance. On Feb. 14, 1956, she married Andy Duncan in Tampa, Fla. They resided in Tampa, Fla., for many years, raising a son and daughter there. More recently, they have maintained homes in Holmes Beach, Fla., and Brooklin. While in Tampa, Fla., Tommie was an active member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, working with the Young People’s Service League and in other related capacities. She was a member of the Junior League, the Tampa Yacht Club and participated in a number of other community charitable functions. Tommie was an active board member of DACCO and served as president of The Door, a crisis intervention center. For several years, Tommie owned and operated a retail clothing boutique, The Daisy Pot, and was also affiliated with The Twig Tree boutique. Since leaving Tampa, Fla., Tommie had been an active communicant of the Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach, Fla., and a member of the ECW there. She had also been a communicant for some years at St. Francis by the Sea, Blue Hill, where she chaired the annual fundraising event for two years. For several years, she and her husband owned and operated a bed and breakfast inn in Blue Hill. Tommie derived lifelong enjoyment from travel, visiting many countries throughout the world, and enjoyed maintaining vacation homes in North Carolina and on the southern coast of Spain. She enjoyed needlepoint and painting as hobbies, and was recognized by her friends as a gourmet cook, which was an activity that brought her lifetime pleasure. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Rhonnie Andrew Duncan; her daughter, Elizabeth Standley Duncan of Belmont, Mass.; her son, Rhonnie Andrew Duncan Jr. and his wife, Colleen; a grandson, Rhonnie Andrew Duncan III, all of Tampa, Fla. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Tommie will be buried at Sewanee, The University of the South, and a private service will be held there at All Saints Chapel. Remembrances may be made to the R. Andrew Duncan Scholarship Fund, The University of the South, 735 University Ave., Sewanee, TN 37383-2000 or to the charity of your choice.