Frances K. Trent Buckner
February 26, 1941 ~ May 22, 2011
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Frances "Frann" Trent Buckner, legendary Southern Gospel Singer and BMI recording artist, age 70, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the John F. Keever Solace Center, following a short illness and complications with brain cancer. Mrs. Buckner was born in Asheville, NC, and was a daughter of the late John R. Drake, III and Georgianna Jones Drake. She was a member of the Militia and still participated as a singer with the group Leave A Blessing Singers. She was a member of South Asheville Baptist Church and a former member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, her family, and music. Mrs. Buckner is survived by her husband, Robert P. Buckner; her daughter, Sonja Trent of the home; sons Jeff Turner of Asheville, Tony Turner and wife Judy of Asheville, Tracy Trent of Knoxville, TN, and Jimmie Trent and wife Lottie of Fletcher; grandchildren Taryn Lynch, Faith Trent, Michael Turner, Brooke Turner, Ian Trent, Sophie Trent-James, Maddie Trent, and Dylan Mermis; and two great-grandchildren Cody and Nevaeh. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Long Shoals Road chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, with the Rev. Norris Wright officiating. Interment will follow at Skyview Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the "Leave A Blessing Singers", c/o Robert Buckner, 22 Rainbow Hill Dr., Asheville, NC 28803. "Remember, I want us to be together in Heaven, so please get right with God before it's too late...I love you".