Published On: Thu, Feb 11th, 2016

Frances Lorene (Hornbuckle) Wahnetah


Frances Lorene (Hornbuckle) Wahnetah, 75, of Cherokee, passed away in her home on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 following an extended illness.

Frances was the daughter of the late Russell Hornbuckle and Stacey (Crowe) Hornbuckle of the Cherokee Community.  She was primarily a homemaker but had worked as a seamstress at the Vassar and White Shield companies for extra income.  She was member of the Wright’s Creek Baptist Church.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.   She was the widow of the late Robert Johnson Wahnetah, her husband of 52 years.  She has missed greatly since his passing in 2011.  She’s gone to be with him now.

Frances is survived by three children, Roberta Wahnetah Long, Russell Lee Wahnetah, and Howard Keith Wahnetah, all of Cherokee; one brother, Alex Hornbuckle; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was preceded in death by one son, Robert Johnson Wahnetah II; and two grandsons, Robert Lee Wahnetah and Michael Austin Wahnetah.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5-11pm at Wrights Creek Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 12 at 11am at Wrights Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Ed Kilgore and Forman Bradley officiating with burial in the Wahnetah Family Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Eddie George, Tom Wahnetah, and Robbie Wahnetah.