2012-02-09 / Obituaries


Betty Irene Buckalew, 62, of Thomasville died Feb. 4, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Oct. 18, 1949 in Grove Hill.

Survivors include one son, Wayne (Pam) Buckalew, Thomasville; one daughter, Amanda (Robert) Dumas, Mobile; two sisters, Mary Ann (Skeeter) Parnell, Thomasville, Juanita (Jimmy) Martin, Dixons Mills; two brothers, Mike (Audrey) McKinley, Thomasville, Ervin (Mary) McKinley, Grove Hill; two granddaughters, Kelly Buckalew, Thomasville, Miranda Dumas, Mobile.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Dorothy Mae McKinley, one brother, Johnny McKinley and a granddaughter, Rebecca Dumas.

The service was Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. James “Skeeter” Parnell officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomasville.

Active pallbearers were Jon Wesley Parnell, Ronald “Mack” Parnell, Arnold Parnell, Mark McKinley, James “Jamie” Morgan and Bradley Parnell.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed. (3-1tp)

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