January 9, 2018
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY. – Annie Ruth (Buckner) Oakley,86, died Jan.8, 2018. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Welch Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery in Crawford, Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville. Mrs. Oakley was born on Aug. 2, 1930, to the late William Robert Buckner Sr. and Mae Hutchinson Buckner. She attended Starkville public schools and earned three letters in basketball. She attended Clark Memorial and Mississippi State Colleges. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Waverly “Pete” Oakley; siblings, Geneva Sanders, James Buckner, Alyne Montgomery, William Robert “Bill” Buckner Jr., Curtis Buckner and Edna Buckner. She is survived by her sons, Glenn Oakley of Starkville, Lakin Oakley of DeKalb, Texas and Sidney Oakley of Kennesaw, Georgia; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 1189 Bethesda Rd., Crawford, MS 39743.