February 28, 2009
ULLIGENT, Ala. — Martin L. Buckley, 79, died Feb. 26, 2009, at the Care Center in Vernon, Ala. Services were Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sulligent First Baptist Church with John Nicholson officiating. Private graveside services followed at the Sulligent City Cemetery. Norwood Funeral Home of Sulligent was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Buckley was born in Sulligent to the late Horace Leon and Loree Maddox Buckley. He lived in Sulligent most of his life. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Sulligent Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, and the Sulligent First Baptist Church. He retired after 30 years of service from Liberty National Life Insurance Company as District Sales Manager. He is survived by his wife, Gwen Nolen Buckley, of Sulligent; daughter, Lori Smith Buchman of Kent Island, Md.; sons, Alan Lynn Buckley of Scottsboro, Ala., James Leon Buckley of Palestine, Texas, Jay Scott Buckley of Sulligent; and seven grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Forward In Faith Program at the Sulligent First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Sulligent, AL 35586.