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Winona Tilson Buckles

• Dec 13, 2019 at 3:17 PM

KINGSPORT - Winona Tilson Buckles, 94, of Kingsport, TN, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Kingsport.

“Nona” as she was known, was a loving mother and grandmother. She had enjoyed painting, and was a very avid reader. She attended Colonial Heights UM Church, and retired from Kingsport City Schools, where she was a library assistant. She was also an active member of the Ruth Circle and the Upper Crust group at the church.

She is survived by her sons: Stephen C. Buckles and his wife, Alice of Kingsport, Sam Buckles of Cartersville, GA; granddaughters: Dr. Jonnie Wells and her husband, Will Wells of Palm Coast, FL, Dr. Bonnie Buckles, Captain US AirForce; Rachel Buckles of Kingsport, Annie Buckles of Ashland, OR; great-grandchildren: James and Katie Wells of FL; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband: William C. Buckles; son: James F. Wills; parents: C.E. and Bonnie Tilson; brothers: Homer Tilson, Jack Tilson, Tommy Tilson, and George Tilson; sisters: Wanda Williams, Charlotte Turner, Juanita Gibson, and Barbara Stroud.

The family wishes to thank the staffs of Suncrest Hospice, Elmcroft Assisted Living, In-Home Care Services and Cindi Wilbank for their loving and compassionate care.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 4-6PM at Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton. The funeral service will follow visitation in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Chris Brown. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home Wednesday, at 9AM, to go in procession to the 10AM graveside service at GreeneLawn Memorial Gardens. Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com  Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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