William R. Duggan

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, October 23, 1925
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Mr. W.R. Duggan Closed His Eyes To Sleep Thursday

Last Thursday night, October 15th at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Duggan, their son, Mr. W.R. (Billie), answered the call of his Master and closed his eyes to awake when the Master calls. Billie had been confined to his room for the past several months. He spent several months at Alto, Ga., with the hope of regaining his health. But the food was so bad that he could not get along with it. So he was brought back home, where the best of medical attention and loving hands could administer to his wants. Billie was in his twenty-third year. He had been employed at Charlotte, N.C., and was well liked by his employer, but had to give up his position in order to regain his health. Billie bore his sufferings without a murmer. And not until the last did he give up. He had the courage that is hardly conceived and always said to his friends and loved

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, May 28, 1926
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In Memory of Billie Duggan

Whereas, William R. Duggan, familiarly, lovingly known as Billie, was a faithful, loyal member of the Watkinsville Baptist church, the membership thereof wish to acknowledge his worth and to express their appreciation of his splendid character.

Billie was a kind, manly, generous person. As a small child his contributions to the Sunbeam treasury were nickels instead of pennies. After reaching young manhood and going away to battle for self, he faithfully sent back his contribution for the support of his church, saying “it wouldn’t be right to let daddy pay it.”

He was a cheerful, patient sufferer. Visitors to his sick room were always impressed that everything was all right. Indeed, he even so expressed it.

We commend his life as an example to our young.