Mary Opal Bonner Buckner, age 87, of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away into rest on May 2, 2014 at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Opal was born on August 9, 1926 in Pelham, Tennessee to her parents, the late Morgan Haskel Bonner and Bethie Hawk Bonner. She was also preceded in death by her sons, James Buckner and Jerry Buckner and brother, Clifton Bonner.

She was a faithful member of the Campground Freewill Baptist Church in Pelham, a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many people. Opal loved going to softball games regardless of the weather and watching Titan and TN Vols football. She also enjoyed going to Pigeon Forge, TN and Ft. Walton Beach, FL whenever possible.

She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne Sartain and her husband Willard of Manchester, TN and Shirley Perez and her husband Henry of Wartrace, TN; sons, Dennis Buckner of Pelham, TN and Clarence Buckner and his wife Angie of Hillsboro, TN; one brother, Wayne Bonner and his wife Pauline of Morrison, TN; seventeen grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; three-great-great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation was on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.  –  8:00 p.m. at the Central Funeral Home in Manchester.

The Funeral Service was conducted on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Campground Freewill Baptist Church in Pelham, TN.

Burial followed at the Bethel Cemetery in Pelham.

CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.


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