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Janie Carol Kirby, 63

A baby girl, named Janie Carol Kirby was born in Lafayette, Tennessee on August 3, 1949 to the proud parents Bee Bernal Kirby and Pauline Frances Russell Kirby. Being raised among five brothers and Janie learned to stand her ground, when necessary. Janie was preceded in death by her parents, Bee and Pauline Kirby and brother, Gary Kirby. As a young lady, Janie was married to the love of her life Walter Buckingham, Jr. sharing forty-four wonderful years together. They started a home and raised two daughters, Lisa and Connie, which they loved dearly. Janie and Walter loved to travel. Sometimes they would take off driving, just the two of them, site seeing and enjoying each other’s company. Janie was a homemaker and loved babysitting children in her home. She liked working and piddling on their farm and mowing her yard. Janie was a member of Lafayette Church of Christ. She was a sweet and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who spent her life seeing to the needs of her family. On Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the age of 63, the Lord called Janie to her new home. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew and loved her. Funeral services for Janie Buckingham were conducted Friday at 11 am from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Jerry Mercer officiating. Rusty Kirby, Kevin Kirby, Keith Kirby, Kobee Kirby, Daniel Cook, Corey Kirby, Kent Carter, Jeffrey Gerkin, Josh Swindle, and Daniel Kelley served as Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Gardens. Janie is survived by; Husband, Walter Buckingham, Jr. of Lafayette, TN, Daughters and Sons-in-law, Lisa Diane (Chad) Wheat of Gallatin, TN, Connie Lynn (Steven) Walker of Hartsville, TN, Step-Granddaughter, MaKayla Ryan Walker of Gallatin, TN, Grandchildren, Taylor Paige Walker of Hartsville, TN, Sean Alexander Wheat and Austin Cole Wheat both of Gallatin, TN, Brothers, Paul (Linda) Kirby, Donnie (JoLinda) Kirby, Charlie (Carol) Kirby, and Barry (Melanie) Kirby, and Sister-in-law, Laura Kirby all of Lafayette, TN, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and one great nephew, also survive.