William Afton Buckelew
Aug 27, 2013
William Afton \"Buck\" Buckelew
Aug. 27, 2013
William Afton \"Buck\" Buckelew, 77, of Riceville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elliagah and Omie Bryant Buckelew; and brother, Ottis Buckelew.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie Mae Wilkins Buckelew of Riceville; son, Darrell Buckelew; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Calvin Crowder, all of Athens; grandchildren, Justin Buckelew of Cleveland, Tiffany Stone of Benton, and Summer Ogle and Chris Crowder, both of Athens; and sister, Helen Holcomb of Cullman, Ala.
Graveside services and interment were 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Christianburg Baptist Church Cemetery. Military honors provided by the Sweetwater VFW Gold Star Post and members of the Monroe County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 93.
Sweetwater Memory Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.