George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

1544 South Highland, Jackson, TN


Polly O. Buckingham

2 febrero , 19303 enero , 2020

Mrs. Polly Buckingham, 89 of Jackson passed away on January 3, 2020 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Dr. Bill Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.

Polly was born in Madison County on February 2, 1930 to the late Albert and Ola Barnes Elder. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church Bemis.

Other than her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Charles Buckingham, daughter; Phyllis Buckingham, Three siblings; Sue Gunn, Jessie Elder, Tom Elder, granddaughter; Brandi Jernigan and a great grandson; Justin Cooper.

She is survived by three daughters; Linda Johnson (Barry), Peggy Buckingham, Vickie Davis (Ricky), grandchildren; Christie Cooper, Angela Smith, Shaun Davis, Chip Jernigan, Lesha Wyatt and Ashley Daniel. She is also survive by 15 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons.

Active pallbearers to serve are Shaun Davis, Tyler Cooper, Chip Jernigan, Ricky Davis, Jimmy Cooper, and Lane Scarborough. One honorary pallbearer to serve; Barry Johnson


  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones domingo, 5 enero , 2020
  • Funeral Service lunes, 6 enero , 2020


Polly O. Buckingham


Scotty Elder

1 febrero , 2020

Hey ya'll. We should of played Conway Twitty at the cemetery. Aunt Polly loved him.

Scotty Elder

28 enero , 2020

I just seen this site. Wow aunt polly you're still famous... but you always were to me. Grandma ola (big momma) visited me in a dream, said "I have all my kids now " ... and there happy.

Debbie Elder-Click

6 enero , 2020

Aunt Polly: Was a wonderful Christian lady that I loved her very much. She was funny and a hoot. I will miss her dearly. I hope people remember me as fondly as they do Aunt Polly. She was a special lady. Until we meet again.

Misty Ethridge

6 enero , 2020

We will miss you aunt Polly .. Love ola jeaneane Lewis rutyling misty Jordan Rogers Josh and Jacob ...

Anitra Gunn/Carrano

5 enero , 2020

During my visit home in September 2019. I was honored to visit Aunt Polly. It was definitely a highlight of our trip. As we sat in her spotless home. She was absolutely beautiful. And looked as though she hadn’t aged a bit. Over the many years, since I last saw her. She was the eldest relative in our family. And she shared some stories from the past. Her being the sister of my grandma Sue. She had a bell collection. And insisted my cousin Tracy and I pick one. And to take one to our cousins Tina and Bridgett as well. I put my lil bell with chickens on it. Perfect for my kitchen. On a shelf over my sink. I will always cherish it. As I remember such an amazing lady. Rest In Peace Aunt Polly. I love you.

Sandra Couch

5 enero , 2020

I loved Polly. Every time I met Polly we started with a hug, how have you been and she would say something funny and get me to laughing. You could not be sad around Polly. We have lost a wonderful lady but God gained a Angel who will give hugs and maybe even tell a joke. Till next time Polly❤️

Shane Robinson

5 enero , 2020

There’s not another like Mrs. Buckingham nor will there ever be. Every memory I have of her has a hug involved with lots of laughter. She always had a joke or something witty to say. Our long time joke has become a gift I will always remember.

She loved and was loved by many.

South Jackson has lost a special friend. My prayers are with her family and friends. May God bless her memory and may his comforting hands be on all who are grieving.

Mrs. Poly, until we meet again, thanks for the laughs and love. I hope my mansion is close to yours.

Peggy Buckingham

4 enero , 2020

I have nothing but happy memories from my momma. There will never be anyone like her. She was funny, shared jokes with others, great personality, never met a stranger, if you met her as a stranger, you wouldn’t have been after you met her. Momma & Daddy made my childhood so much fun!! Exciting. Everyone loved momma. She was a Christian woman. Also everyone’s second momma. Very respected by the ones who knew her. I love & miss my momma, always will. R.I.P. momma. Heaven needed a special loving angel, so he chose her. He got a wonderful angel.