Martha "Bucky" Harbin Burke

Saturday, July 17, 1926 - Friday, April 26, 2019

In Loving Memory

Photo of Martha "Bucky" Harbin Burke  - 1926-2019

Canton- Martha “Bucky” Harbin Burke, age 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Martha was the daughter of the late Charlie and Jesse Warren Harbin. She retired from Champion International with 30 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith.  Bucky was loved by everyone blessed to know her.

 Martha was preceded in death by a sister, Myrtle Morgan; five brothers, Ray, Raymond, C.L. , Geddie and Buddy Harbin and also her precious cats that she loved dearly, “Charlotte” and “Prissy”.     

Surviving are a daughter, Mary Banks and her husband, Dwight; a granddaughter, Kandi Medford and her husband, Vince ; a grandson, Keith Banks and his wife, Lora; two great- granddaughters, Brooke Banks and her husband, Jake Ripp and Holly Denton and her husband, Justin and their mother, Shannon; special friends and caregivers, Naomi Stuart and Nancy Jackson and also several nieces and nephews. 

Martha’s family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their love and care given to Bucky.         

 To honor the request of Martha no services will be held. 

 Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Burke family.  

Condolences from family and friends


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Kandi, I had no idea that Miss Bucky was your grandmother, small world. As a little girl staying with my Granny Blackwell, I remember fondly Miss Bucky. She lived in a small house up the street from Granny. I loved to visit with her. And as a child born and raised into clogging, I have many memories of Miss Bucky, my Mom and many others clogging through the years. You couldn't help but love her. I can still hear her voice now. I am so very sorry for your loss. I am thankful for the memories I have of her and will miss her greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tonya Parham McGaha
I would like to extend my sincerest sympathy to the Burke family. I’m sure that words could never ease the pain and heartache that you are suffering. May you be comforted by God’s loving promise to be reunited together again in the future Paradise. God knows your pain and the many tears that you cry. Hopefully this verse from the Bible brings your family a measure of comfort... Isaiah 25:8 ( ~ The Johnson Family
A Johnson
I first met Bucky when I went to work in the sheet finishing department of what was then - Champion. She was friendly, kind & so helpful. Her compassion toward others made her a rarity not only in the workplace but anywhere you saw her. Simple in dress, but extravagant in caring. I am blessed for calling her, my friend. Sympathy & prayers to her family
Betty Jo Smathers
All my memories of Aunt Bucky are filled with her laughter and hugs. My love and prayers to family and friends.
Susan Harbin Ray
Bucky was a joy to work with. She was always smiling and upbeat RIP Bucky
Belinda cable
My sincere condolences to Bucky's family, she was indeed a treasure.
Karen Cook