Buckland, Lena Perdue

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Lena Perdue Buckland, 80, of Narrows, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2006 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg.

She was born in Bland County on October 11, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Raleigh Hendricks Blankenship and Lillie Hare Blankenship. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Lincoln Buckland, one son, Perry Perdue, six brothers, Arvin Blankenship, Claude Blankenship, Clarence Blankenship, Raymond Blankenship, Gilbert Blankenship, and Harry Blankenship, and five sisters, Opal Clark, Magdeline Blankenship, Grace Blankenship, Virginia Blankenship and Evelyn Conley. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother, and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

She is survived by three sons, Charles (Chuck) Perdue and wife Nellie of Prattville, Alabama, Eddie Perdue of Narrows, and Mark Perdue and wife, Melissa Perdue of Narrows; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Riffe’s Funeral Service in Narrows with the Rev. Tim Lacy officiating. Burial will follow in the Shrader Cemetery at Niday in Bland County. The family will receive friends at Riffe’s Funeral Service Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider the Giles County Relay For Life to Benefit the American Cancer Society or East Chapel Community Church. Online condolence messages can be sent to the family at www.riffes.com.