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Gertrude "Trudy" (Drews) Buckner

June 17, 2018

Gertrude "Trudy" Drews Buckner, age 85 of Spruce Pine, formerly of Lincolnton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at her home.  A native of Lomita, CA, she was a daughter of the late H.C. and Edna Wilson Drews and the wife of the late David L. Buckner who passed away in 2000.  She was also preceded in death by her sisters:  Ozeta Brown and Juanita Hawks and a brother, Edward Drews.   She was a devoted and lifelong attendee of Assembly of God Churches.  She was a church pianist for many years who loved to play and sing.  Trudy also loved word games.

            Left to cherish her memories are her children:  Jana Buckner of Carolina Shores, Sheila Glenn of Spruce Pine, Brenda Buckner of Chicago, IL and Alan Buckner and wife, Michelle, of Lincolnton;  eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 22nd in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services in Burnsville.  Brother Lee Russell and Brother Kevin Crawford will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Academy Cemetery in Burnsville.  The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.

            Memorial donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse/Operation Christmas Child at PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.  

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