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Linda "Pete" Buckley

October 24, 1946 — January 20, 2022

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda "Pete" Buckley will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday, January 24, 2022, at Saulters Moore Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Brady Cemetery in Prentiss. Reverend Roland McMillan will officiate. Mrs. Buckley entered into the eternal rest of her Lord Thursday evening, January 20, 2022, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. Saulters Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Buckley was born on October 24, 1946, in Columbia, MS to Kermit and Juanita Polk Hathorn. She and her husband, Joe, enjoyed over 50 years of marriage. Mrs. Buckley was a retired beautician. Aside from her career, she and her husband enjoyed showing horses in their younger years. "Pete" as she was affectionately known was the rock of her family. Besides her own children, "MawMaw" especially loved her grandson, Brady, and treated her grand-nieces and nephews as her own grandchildren. Pete doted over her family and loved to cook for them. In addition to the sweets that she enjoyed making, she had a fondness for fried chicken and was known for her Cheesecake. Pete had a gift for working with her hands. It is said that she could fix nearly anything and was talented in making wood crafts such as signs, plaques and also furniture. Pete was a member of Prentiss Baptist Church. Serving as Active Pallbearers are Rod West, John David West, Michael Johnson, Brandon Mancuso, Randy Hathorn, Chase Shoemake and Chad Shivers. Honorary Pallbearers include Sam West, Michael Zane Johnson, Hunter Mancuso and Steven Burkhalter. Mrs. Buckley was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Kermit Hathorn. Pete's memory will be cherished by her husband of 51 years, Joe Buckley of Prentiss; 2 daughters, Lynn (David) Scallorn and JoAnna (Andy) Pierce, both of Prentiss; a grandson, Brady Pierce of Prentiss; her mother, Mrs. Juanita Hathorn of Bassfield; 2 sisters, Shirley Puckett and Jan West, both of Bassfield. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until the hour of service at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 24, 2022, at Saulters Moore Funeral Home. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com
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