Francis W. Buford (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, April 13, 2007, at Doctors Hospital, Mr. Francis W. Buford, 85, husband of Merial C. Buford. Mr. Buford was a native and a lifelong resident of Augusta. He was a Veteran of the US Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the VA Hospital as an X-Ray Technician after 30 years. He was a past member of the board of Directors of the VA Hospital Credit Union, member of the Webb Lodge #166, F & AM and member of The Hill Baptist Church. Family members in addition to his wife include his brother: Jamie Murphy and sisters: Lois Byers, Mary Neidlinger and Evelyn Smith. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 16, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Dr. Michael Ruffin and Rev. Fred Gunter officiating. Pallbearers will be Ryan Heath, Charles Heath, Chris Lane, Troy James, Heath James, Julian O'Quinn and Frank Nieberling. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to The Hill Baptist Church, 2165 Kings Way, Augusta, GA 30904. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

The Augusta Chronicle-April 15, 2007