ELIZABETHTOWN - Diana Arline Bucklew, 56, of Elizabethtown, born on Oct. 28, 1954, died Saturday, Aug. 6, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Jacksonville to the late Allen Dale Bucklew and Jean D. Bucklew, whom she is survived by. She lived in Beulaville, Piney Grove, Engelhard and Swan Quarter in North Carolina. She graduated high school in Parsons, W.Va. She attended Marshall and Fairmont State University where she was yearbook editor for two years. She taught English and journalism at Hedgesville High School while living in Martinsburg, W.Va.
She moved back to Jacksonville, where she taught high school English. She served as building representative, vice president and president of Onslow County NCAE/NEA. She received training from NEA in Washington, D.C., and served as Uniserv Director in Kansas City, El Dorado, Arkansas, and in the counties of Duplin, Sampson, Bladen, Pender, Brunswick, Columbus, Whiteville City and Clinton City in North Carolina. While living in Arkansas, she drove in President Bill Clinton's motorcade on numerous occasions and she drove for Hillary Clinton on Election Day in 1996.
Diana is also survived by brothers Alan (Anna) of Swansboro, Steven (Kathy) of Jacksonville, and sister Lyn Cork (Brent) of Beulaville.
She is lovingly remembered as "THE" Aunt by Ben Bucklew, Britne Bucklew, Jessica Bucklew, Sosa (Logan), Hilary Cork, Alex Bucklew, Hayden Cork and Alanna Bucklew.
Visitation for Diana will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Richlands United Methodist Church from 2 to 4 p.m. A service officiated by the Rev. Roger Cope will be held for Diana on Wednesday at 4 p.m. following the visitation, with interment at East Duplin Cemetery after the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Methodist Children's Home.
Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home of Richlands.
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