Dorothy Buckner
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
West Family Funeral Home
17 Merrimon Ave
Weaverville, North Carolina, United States
(828) 645-3011

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Chapel of West Funeral Home
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, North Carolina, United States


Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
3523 Bend of Ivy Road
Marshall, North Carolina, United States

Obituary of Dorothy Ann Black Buckner


WEAVERVILLE – Mother. Grandmother. Wife. Sister. Daughter. Friend.

Dorothy Ann Black Buckner, known as Dot to her family and friends, joined many loved ones in heaven on Saturday, March 30, 2019. 


She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Buckner; her parents, Cornelius and Mary Black; her brothers, William Black and Leon Black; and her sisters, Peggy Guice and Juanita Vick. 


Dot was born on November 11, 1941. She married Harry Buckner on July 14, 1960. 

For 25 years, Dot served as a lead caseworker and supervisor at the Department of Social Services, Food Stamp Unit, where she greatly enjoyed helping other members of her community.

Dot’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. She delighted in preparing meals and celebrating special occasions with loved ones. Her family fondly recalls holidays and birthdays spent at Grandma’s home.


She enjoyed fellowship with her friends at Victory Baptist Church and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She cherished her relationships with her sister-in-laws, Barbara Black and Geraldine Black, and her nieces and nephews.


She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Alex Newman; son and daughter-in-law, Harry B. and Gail Buckner; and her beloved grandchildren, James Dwyer, Eric Newman and Kate Buckner.


As a family, we are very grateful for the compassion and care shown by Dot’s family members, friends, and the staff of Brooks Howell Home. Our hearts grieve, but we take comfort from some of her favorite Bible verses, which she was listening to as she passed:  Let not your heart be troubled… In my Father’s house are many mansions… I go to prepare a place for you… I will come again and receive you unto myself… I will not leave you comfortless… Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you… Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!

We rejoice that Dot has indeed overcome this world and we joyfully anticipate our reunion with her in heaven.


Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Rev. Keith Watkins and Rev. Larry Sprinkle officiating.

Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 3523 Bend of Ivy Rd., Marshall, NC.


The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at West Funeral Home.


For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Buckner’s obituary at

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