Maxine Ruff Buckner

March 15, 1943 - March 30, 2009
Maxine Ruff Buckner

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Maxine Ruff Buckner, 66, of Greer, SC, died Monday night, March 30, 2009 at the Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care in Spartanburg, SC after an extended illness.

Born in Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Bryson and Louise ìSallyî Ruff, and wife of the late Floyd E. Buckner.

She lived all of her life in Gerton before moving to South Carolina in 1997, and was a lifelong member of the Gerton Volunteer Fire Department. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her loving family, two daughters, Susan Wright of Whitney, SC, and Sarah Smith and husband, Tony, of Greer, SC; two stepdaughters, Linda Barbare and Debbie Buckner both of Pelzer, SC; four grandchildren, Perry and Ben Wright of Spartanburg, SC, and Lauren and Kayley Smith of Greer, SC; a brother, Joe Russell of Hendersonville; and a sister, Hazel Lyda of Gerton.

A graveside service will be held at 1 PM Friday, April 3, 2009 at Bearwallow Cemetery in Gerton, NC. The Reverends Bill Pate, Jr. and James H. Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:30 ñ 8 PM Thursday, April 2, 2009 at Shuler Funeral Home.


Friday, April 3, 2009
12:00 AM

Bear Wallow Cemetery - Directions

Gerton, NC 28735


Thursday, April 2, 2009
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • April 01, 2009
    Kathy Kanupp says:
    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Mac at Days Inn several years ago, and will always remember her sunny attitude and smiling face.

  • April 02, 2009
    Becky Davis says:
    Dear Sarah,Todd, Lauren and Kaylee I am sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Please know that other people care that you are going through a difficult time and will remember you in thoughts and prayer.

  • April 02, 2009
    Rachel Hall says:
    Sarah, May God bring you comfort as you mourne the seperation from your Mom. Please remember that it is only a temporary seperation. While we rejoice the end of her suffering, we will remember your sadness. My family is praying for your entire family. In Sympathy, Rachel, Tadd, Madison, Lindsay, and Carly Hall

  • April 03, 2009
    Susan Neal says:
    Dear Susan, Sarah, Debbie & Linda, I was sorry to hear that Mac had died. We shared a lot of laughs over the years. I'll be thinking about you girls in the days to come and hope that you are all doing well. If you ever need anything, let me know. Benny has my phone number. My love always, Susan (Buckner) Neal

  • April 06, 2009
    Michelle (Jones) Mullinax says:
    Hi Sarah, I was so sorry to see that your mother had passed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Michelle