Edna Locust Hornbuckle, 84, of the Birdtown community, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 20 surrounded by her loving family. She worked at the Cherokee Boys Club for 27 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Johnny S. Hornbuckle Sr.; two sons, William Jefferson Hornbuckle, Samuel Ray Hornbuckle; one daughter, Carol Sue Hornbuckle; five sisters, Mattie Brady, Josie Standingdeer, Bessie Ashe, Martha Ashe, Tennie Ewart; eight brothers, Fred Locust, Andrew Locust, Arthur Locust, Homer Locust, Russell Locust, Lewis Locust, Clarence Locust, and Albert Locust; and two infants who died at birth. She was the daughter of the late William Noah Locust and Pearl Smith Locust.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara H. George (J.C.), Lillie H. Bradley (Aaron); two sons, Jack Hornbuckle, John Sampson Hornbuckle Jr. (Brenda); and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday at Goose Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Eddie Stillwell will officiate with burial in the Locust Family Cemetery.
Edna will be taken to the church at 4pm Friday by Crisp Funeral Home to await the hour of service.