Ethel Moon Buckner, 94, of Siler City died Monday, January 13, 2020.
Mrs. Buckner was born in Chatham County on April 8, 1925 the daughter of Al W. and Maude (Terry) Moon. Ethel was an active member of Rocky River Baptist Church where she was the first lady deacon, sang in the church choir, and served with numerous other church committees.When her husband, Herbert died, Ethel started a Memorial Garden at the church which she has maintained since his passing, as her health permitted.
Ethel was an avid gardener and a member of the Dig N Dream Garden Club. She enjoyed sporting events and had played basketball and rode horses in earlier years. Ethel also enjoyed traveling and was a charter member of the Zooland Region Antique Automobile Club.
Ethel maintained the bookkeeping for her husband's business, Buckner Iron and Metal and managed rental properties from the age of 19 until 92 years of age.
She was preceded in death by her husband , Herbert H. Buckner; her parents; brothers, Marvin, Howard, Homard and A. W. Moon, Jr., and her sister Marcelle Moon.
She is survived by two sons: Ritchie Buckner and wife, Beverly of Siler City, NC and Jan Buckner and wife, Paula of Minneapolis, MN., grandchildren, Heidi Matthews and husband, Neil of Siler City, Ritchie (Ritch) Buckner, Jr. and wife, Tammy of Chapel Hill, NC, Shane Buckner and wife, Cheryl of Denver, NC, Kristin B. Jakubowski and husband, Luke of Deephaven, MN, Grace Buckner and husband, Zachary Lovig of Stewartville, MN; step-grandchildren, Mark Tinnin and wife, Jenny of Pinehurst, NC, Andrew Tinnin of Snow Camp, NC; great-grandchildren, Chase, Chandler, and Caroline Matthews of Siler City, NC, Ritchie Buckner, III "Trace", Anna Claire Buckner both of Chapel Hill, NC, Ruby Ellen and Olivia Buckner of Denver, NC, Isaac, Claire and Caleb Jakubowski; step-great-grandchildren, Anniston, Alexis, Hunter and Houston Tinnin.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral will be Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City with Dr. Greg W. Burriss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rocky River Baptist Church, 4436 Siler City-Snow Camp Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.