The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire


Kelly Lavern Buggs-James was called to the Lord on February 3, 2020.​Kelly was born on June 20, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Faye Buggs and Paul James. He attended Tulsa Public Schools where he graduated from McLain High School in 1984.

Kelly had a passion for sports, basketball in particular. He played basketball at Gilcrease Junior High and McLain High schools. After high school, Kelly started his career as a Field Technician installing cell phones in cars at Cellular One which later became AT&T.

From there he worked for 11 years at Crane Carrier Company as a Mechanic Assembler until they closed the plant. He also maintained the lawns of family and friends for most of his adult life.

Kelly worked a variety of jobs with various companies in Tulsa until his untimely death. Kelly was preceded in death by his mother, Faye and his father, Paul.

He is survived by his children; Cheri Harris and Lundon Huffman. His brothers; Clarence Ponds (Anita), Irving Buggs (Bettina Hall), Rodrick James (Sharon), and Marcus James (Arnatta), sisters; Michelle Guillory, Lisa James, and Kim James; two grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephew and friends.

Visitation for Mr. James will be held on Friday, February 14, 12pm-8pm, at Dyer@Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home, 2103 East 3rd Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 12:00 p.m., at Metropolitan Baptist Church followed by internment at Green Acres Memorial Gardens.

“When caring truly matters, DYER cares.”




Friday, February 14, 2020
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Butler Stumpff- Dyer Memorial Chapel
2103 East 3rd Street.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 15, 2020
12:00 PM

Metropolitan Baptist Church
1228 West Apache
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
2:00 PM

Green Acres Memorial Gardens
12410 N. Yale Ave
Skiatook, Oklahoma 74070

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