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Billy Gene Buckner

Billy Gene “Cvncate” Buckner, 70, a former resident of Okmulgee, and a resident of Okemah, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Colonial Park Nursing Home in Okemah.  He was born May 11, 1939, in Okfuskee County, to Annie Sampson and Monday Buckner.  Bill was a highly respected elder among his family members and he shared his traditional values with his loved ones.  He was a member of Montesoma Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved grandmother, Lucy Lewis Bear.  Survivors include his sister, Mary E. Buckner; and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins.  Wake services will be held at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 6:30 P.M. in Okmulgee.  Funeral services will be held at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Fred Jones officiating.  Burial will follow the service at the Bear, Yahola-Jones Cemetery, in Okfuskee County.  Pallbearers will be Tim Good Voice, Kenneth Good Voice II, Patrick Jones, Brian Jones, Randy Minter, Loper “Roc” Yahola Bear Jones, Tim J. Good Voice, Jeremy Good Voice, Kenneth Good Voice III, Christian Good Voice, Justin Jones, and Jared Jones.  Honorary Casketbearers will be Fred Jones, Jimmie Jones, Walter “Sen” Jones, Loper Jones, Joseph Berryhill, Amos Rabbit, and Don Minter.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.