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 Ruth Helen <I>Laughter</I> Buckner

Ruth Helen Laughter Buckner

Birth
USA
Death 1 Apr 2009 (aged 83)
Virginia, USA
Burial Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 111812955 · View Source
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Ruth Helen Laughter Buckner, age 83, a resident of Mendota Road, achieved her goal of meeting her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at her home. Mrs. Buckner passed from this life to her Heavenly home with the love of her life, her husband Ed at her side.

She was born July 23, 1925 in Skyland, North Carolina a daughter of the late John and Fannie Laughter. She and her husband lived in Burnsville, North Carolina until 1968 when they moved to Abingdon. Ed and Ruth owned and operated the Tween River Mountain Dairy Farm on the North Fork of the Holston River. They retired from the dairy business in 1993 but continued to operate a beef farm. She was a faithful member of Abingdon Bible Church, but most of all she was faithful to her Lord. She loved her children and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was blessed with the art and love of cooking, and folks were always welcome at her table. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed canning, and was an accomplished seamstress. She will be greatly missed by all her family and a host of great friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Traci Pearson; one brother, James Laughter; and two sisters, Betty Wilson and Grace Buie.

Survivors include her husband, best friend and caregiver, Edward T. Buckner; two daughters, Juliene Arnold and husband, Ronnie of Bristol, Virginia and Carolyn Arthur and husband, James Nathan III of Arden, North Carolina; two sons, James (Jimmy) Buckner and wife, Lavonne of Burnsville, North Carolina and Michael Buckner and wife, Rev. Terry Leigh of Wilmington, North Carolina; one brother, John Harvey Laughter and wife, Ester of Pensacola, Florida; two sisters, Louise Reems of Ashville, North Carolina and Barbara Pepper of Somerset, Kentucky; a brother-in-law, Harold Buie of Huntsville, Alabama; a special sister-in-law, Kathryn Buckner Nichols of Knoxville, Tennessee; an adopted son, Randy LaForce of Abingdon, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Michelle Browder and husband, Trevor, Melissa Arnold, Sarah Arnold, Nanette Clardy, Kimberly Ward and husband, James, James Nathan Arthur IV and wife, Jessica, Tyler Buckner and Amanda Buckner; a grandson-in-law, Tracy Pearson; six great-grandchildren, Nathan Clardy, Tonya and Kaitlyn Ward, Logan Browder, Shayla Arnold, and James N. Arthur V.

The family would like to extend their thanks to South West Nursing for the wonderful care they gave to our wife and mother and special thanks to Celesta Harris, Donna Carter and Patrick Daughtery and all his staff at North Gate Pharmacy, Bill & Sue Mullins, Philip & Sue Robinson, Eddie & Susie McConnell and Monica Fuller.

A celebration of the life and home-going of Ruth Helen Laughter Buckner will be conducted at 2 P.M. on Saturday, April 4, 2009 in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Paul Bufford, Rev. Jerry A. Eggers and Bill Mullins officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jack Long, Jim Vickers, Bill McCall, Eddie McConnell, Jack Taylor, Garry Smith, Doug Trivitt and Mark Hobbs. Honorary pallbearers will be Don Campbell, Gary Foran, Dr. Ellison Conrad, Dr. Tim McGarry, Dr. Martin Monahan, Dr. William Handy and Phillip Robinson. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Frost Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: McKenzie
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111812955
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Helen Laughter Buckner (23 Jun 1925–1 Apr 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111812955, citing Forest Hills Memory Gardens, Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by McKenzie (contributor 47955968) .