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.