June 22, 1928 ~ April 7, 2006

Born in: Madison County, NC,
Resided in: Leicester, NC

Doris Teague Buckner, 77, of 2871 New Leicester Highway, Leicester, wife for 57 years of Coleman H. Buckner, passed away Friday, April 7, 2006, at Memorial Mission Hospital. Mrs. Buckner, well known as “Grandma” to those who knew and loved her, was born in Madison County to the late H. Grady Teague and Nancy Cassada Teague. She was also preceded in death by a son, Coleman Richard “Rickey” Buckner, a granddaughter, Laura Lynn Buckner, and a brother, Hubert Teague. Mrs. Buckner was a member of Leicester United Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the Leicester Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She and her husband established Buckner’s Dairy Farm. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and loved flowers, gardening, cooking, the Gaither Videos, and going to town. In addition to her husband, Coleman, she is survived by two daughters, Anne Buckner Puckridge and Debra “Debbie” Buckner Patton and her husband Ronald Patton, all of Leicester; a daughter-in-law, Janice Martin Buckner (wife of deceased son, Rickey), of Leicester; six grandchildren, Christy Buckner Reeves and her husband Dwayne, Julie Buckner and her husband Mario Moreno-Martinez, Jeffrey Buckner, Jodi Patton, and Butch Patton and his wife, Amanda; a step-grandson, Jason Patton and his wife, Sandy; three great-grandchildren, Ty Reeves, Mia Moreno Buckner, and Carley Patton. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Wendell Brittain, Mark Ball and Charles Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be Everett Ponder, Stan Sluder, Chris Brown, Bob Long, Dr. Virgil Thrash and Dr. Eric Kuehn. Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building One, Asheville, NC 28801, or to the Leicester Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 100, Leicester, NC 28748.

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  1. Dear Family, On Friday afternoon when God decided that Ms Doris had finished her race he sent an angel and swept her to the portals of glory to spend eternity with him. Today she is rejoicing with precious loved ones telling them eveything they have been missing. I know that your hearts are so heavy and that you will miss her so much. But just remember it won’t be long until we will all be going home to Heaven and you will be reunited.Our love and prayers are with you. We love you so much.

  2. Coleman, It is with deep sorrow that I learned of Doris death. I grieve for your loss. May God wrap HIS everlasting arms around you and give you comfort. Beverly Wells

  3. We were sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories help you through this difficult time.
    Love and Prayers,
    Steve,Sharon and Family

  4. Coleman and Family,

    Our love and prayers are with you at the home going of your loved one. Doris was a sweet lady and it was an honor to know your family. May His love enfold you.May His Peace surround You.May His light touch You. May God bless you now and always in the days to come.
    Love you guys,
    Cecil & Linda

  5. Dear Anne & family:
    I was very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May God’s presence sustain and encourage you during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your Dad and all the family.

  6. Our Prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May God just hold you close and comfort you in
    the days to come. Sincerely,
    The Winston Casada Family

  7. Dear Buckner Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. If there is anything that you need don’t hesitate to call. May God bless you and your family.
    Love The Bailey – Sissy, Roger, Danielle, and Michael

  8. Coleman,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Doris. We have fond memories of you both from the times we spent in Asheville. We know how much Lloyd and Mary Jo thought of you both. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Joe and Jane Embler

  9. Coleman and Family. Sorry to hear about Doris. We know she will be missed dearly. WE will be praying for you.
    David H & Clare Teague Stevens

  10. Coleman and family, we are sorry to hear about your loss and our prays and thoughts are with you..May God bless you and your family.

  11. To the Buckner Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss, I know that words cant make you feel any better but prayers can, please know that you all have our prayers to make these next few weeks a little easier to bear. Someone told me when my Mother died that God just needed another rose, so I guess he needed another rose again.
    Love and prayers, Sandra & Dan


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