Tahlequah Daily Press


January 27, 2014

Donna June Buford

HULBERT — Services for Donna June Buford, 79, life-long resident of Hulbert will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at the Mallett Funeral Home Chapel in Wagoner with Dr. Calvin Cole officiating.

Donna was born March 29, 1934, at her family home in Hulbert, to her parents Ed and Mollie (Steeley) Jones. On Oct. 7, 1950, she was united in marriage to Dalton Buford. Donna graduated Hulbert High School in 1952. She returned to Hulbert Public Schools and worked as a library aid until her retirement in 2002. She was a devoted member of the Church of Christ in Hulbert for many years. Surrounded by her family, she passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Hulbert.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, L.E., Mary and Jerry Jones. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dalton Buford; her three children, Tommy Buford and wife, Kathy of Hulbert, Johnny Buford and wife, Janet of Tahlequah, and LaDonna Knight and husband, Gary, also of Hulbert. Donna dearly loved all of her grandchildren, Justin and Kendall Buford, Megan Buford, Brent Buford and Miranda, Jace Buford, and Cassy Knight; as well as her two great-grandchildren, Jasper Markus Buford and Allee June Buford. She is also survived by two brothers, Carl Jones and wife, Doris, and Albert Jones and wife, Wanda, all of Hulbert; a sister, Rose Warren of Cookeville, Tenn.; as well as many other relatives, friends and loved ones.

A visitation and viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26 at Mallett Funeral Home in Wagoner.

Pallbearers will be Jace, Justin and Brent Buford, Albert Shade, Steve Jones, and Randall Shankles. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Steeley, Bobby Mayfield, Jack Teague, Gary Cooper, and Rodney Teague.

Memories and condolences for the family may be sent to www.mallettfuneralhome.com.

Funeral arrangements and interment in Pioneer Cemetery in Wagoner are directed by Mallett Funeral Home of Wagoner.

Text Only

What to you think of a state Legislature proposal to forbid cities from raising the minimum wage? Choose the closest to your opinion.

The federal government should set the minimum wage across the board.
States should be allowed to raise their minimum wages, but not cities.
Both states and cities should be allowed to raise their minimum wages.
Cities should be allowed to raise their mimum wages, but not states.
There should be no minimum wage at all.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest