Frances Bueno Leggett

August 13, 1949 - November 5, 2023

08/13/1949 - 11/05/2023

Past Services

Funeral Service
Friday November 10, 2023
11:00 am
Hobgood Methodist Church
208 West 5th Street
Hobgood, NC 27843
Friday November 10, 2023
11:45 am
Hobgood Cemetery
Highway 125
Hobgood, NC 27843
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The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.

HOBGOOD, NC – Frances Bueno Leggett, lovingly known as Grandma, peacefully passed away on November 5, 2023, at the age of 74. She was born on August 13, 1949 in Virginia to Alfred and Mary Hardy Bueno.

Frances graduated from Oak City High School and completed her education at Mount Olive College. She married her love, Buddy Leggett on July 7, 1981. She had a diverse work experience, including clerical work for many years and providing childcare. However, her true joy came from her family and her interests. She found solace in reading, especially the Bible, and enjoyed spending her leisure time watching Hallmark Channel, CSI, and her beloved soap operas. Frances also cherished moments spent sitting on the back porch, appreciating the simple pleasures of life.

A faithful member of Hobgood Methodist Church, Frances found comfort and strength in her faith. She held her church community close to her heart and was an active participant as her health allowed. Frances will be remembered for her kind heart, unwavering faith, and her love for her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her, but her memory will forever remain in our hearts.

Frances is preceded in death by her father, Alfred Bueno, her mother, Mary Hardy Bueno Worsley, her daughter, Tracy Walters, her sister, Norma Lynch, and her brother-in-law, Virgil Leggett.

She leaves behind a loving family to cherish her memory, including her husband, Buddy Leggett of Hobgood; her daughter, Mary (Blake Hinton) Leggett of Hobgood;  her son, Matthew Leggett of Apex; three granddaughters, Elainie Leggett, Katie Leggett, and Felix Leggett; a grandson, Scheyer Leggett; a brother-in-law, Roy Lynch; a nephew, Chris Lynch; four sisters-in-law, Sallie (Mike) Smith, Peggy Harrington, Becky (Donovan) Hardy, Betty (Tom) Brandon, and Angie Leggett; as well as loving friends, Pam Davis, Barbara and WR House; and her beloved fur baby, Skip who spent most of his time at Frances’ feet.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Hobgood Methodist Church. Following the service, Frances will be laid to rest at Hobgood Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery. Reverend Ron Elkins will officiate the services.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Hobgood Methodist Church, P.O. Box 67, Hobgood, NC 27843 or online by clicking here; or directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.

.Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service ~ Letchworth Chapel will be handling the arrangements for the Leggett family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

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Tommy and Alice Harris
24 days ago

So sorry to hear about Frances. Thoughts and prayers will be with Buddy and the family.

Brenda Drew
25 days ago

Buddy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep all of you in my prayers

Julian & Mary Ellen Padgette
26 days ago

We are sad about our dear neighbor and friend…may God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time and the sweet memories live on in your hearts. We love you!

Nancy Leggett-Frazier
27 days ago

So sorry to hear about Frances. She had some tough few years lately. She was a good step mother to Matt. She will be missed.