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Anna Joyce (Freeman) Buckner


1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Anna Joyce (Freeman) Buckner Obituary
Anna Joyce Freeman Buckner, 88, of Sweetwater, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab. Her funeral services will be Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Roscoe Church of Christ in Roscoe with Royce Clay officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. A family visitation will be held 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015 at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Anna was born to Lula Mae Stevens and Joseph Roy "Jack" Freeman in Trent on April 7, 1927. She lived and attended school at Trent. In 1943, her sophomore year, the family moved to Hale Center, Texas. She attended the last half of her sophomore year and her junior year there. She moved to Roscoe with her family, where she attended her senior year, graduating in 1946. She attended schooling for Western Union in Springfield, Missouri. She went to work in Corpus Christi for Western Union. Then transferring to Silver City, N.M., she worked until returning to Roscoe and married Douglas Lynn Buckner on Feb. 14, 1948. In 1952 she moved with her family to Hobbs, N.M. Joyce was a wife and mother. They moved to Carlsbad, N.M. in 1957 when Doug was made manager for Tooties Cashway Super Markets. They moved back to Hobbs in 1958. Then moved to Odessa, where Doug worked as assistant supervisor for Tootie's. In 1969 they moved to Martin, Texas, when Doug went to work for Allsup's 7-11 Convenience Store. In 1971, she started to work with Doug at Allsup's 7-11 in Martin. In 1972, they moved to Roscoe, where they owned and operated Doug's Town and Country Grocery and Market until 1978. They sold and moved to Lake Brownwood, building a convenience store, which they owned and operated, until selling in 1991, after Doug suffered a stroke in October 1990. Joyce and Doug came to Sweetwater in 1992 to help in Buck's Restaurant, for her son, Mike and wife Sandy. She was retired in 1997 and went home to Lake Brownwood. In 1992 they sold their home and moved to Sweetwater. Joyce was a Christian. She was a member of May Church of Christ in May, Texas until moving to Sweetwater in 2002. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Roscoe, Texas.
Survivors are her children, Jerry Lynn Buckner and wife Margery Buckner of Albuquerque, N.M., Danny Wayne Buckner of Lake Brownwood, Michael Douglas Buckner and wife Sandy of Sweetwater, Jack Allan Buckner and wife Jennifer of Amarillo and Donna Kaye Sharp of Lubbock; grandchildren, Ron Hines of Sweetwater, Michael Joe Buckner of Sweetwater, Jack Allan Buckner II and wife Jennifer of Amarillo, Randal Charles Buckner and wife of Memphis, Tenn., David Sharp and wife Evalena of Lubbock, Daniel Sharp and wife Emeral and Alpine. Christye Michele Buckner Whitmore of San Diego, Calif., Winona Michele Buckner of Albuquerque, N.M., Jennifer Lynn Buckner of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mollie Blackburn of Amarillo; sisters, Maretha Myrle and husband Donald Kelley of Abilene, Melba Faye and husband Garland Marth of Roscoe and Billye Ruth and husband Odis Sessions of Seven Point, Texas; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lula Mae Stevens Freeman and Joseph Roy "Jack;" brothers, Jerland Fred Freeman and Luther Warren Ashford; three nephews; and two nieces.
Pallbearers will be Ronald Hines, Steve Hagerman, Kenny Kelley, Stanley Kelley, Ricky Kelley and Tim Kelley.
Online Condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on July 21, 2015
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