Sunday, June 28, 2009

Obituary of William "Frank" Buffington, Gillsville, Hall County, GA

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The Daily Times
Gainesville, Hall County, GA
Tuesday, April 13, 1965 Page 10

W.F. Buffington

Funeral services for William Frank Buffington, 68, Gillsville route 1, will be held tomorrow (April 14) at 11 a.m. from Dunagan’s Methodist Chapel. The Revs. John Glover and Roscoe Simpson will officiate with interment in Dunagan’s Cemetery.

Mr. Buffington died in Hall County Hospital yesterday following an extended illness.

He was a retired textile employee of New Holland Mill.

The body will remain at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Buffington, Gillsville route 1; one son, Osborne L. Buffington, Gainesville; two daughters, Mrs. W.P. Chandler, Campabella, SC [***Note- should read “Campobello, SC”]; Mrs. Homer Hill, Commerce; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Guy Buffington, Atlanta; Mark Buffington, Gainesville route 4.

Vickers Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Source: The Daily Times is on microfilm at Hall County Library, Gainesville, GA

Transcribers note:  The children of Ruth and Frank Buffington are daughters, Frankie Dunagan (was deceased at this time), Inez Chandler, Nannie Hill and son Obourn L. Buffington. (NOT Osborne as listed in obituary).

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tombstone of General Andrew Jackson Pool(e) and Sarah Norvell Pool(e)

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Bethlehem Baptist Church, Hwy 52, Lula, Hall County, GA
Coordinates: N 34 degrees 23' 47.8" W 83 degrees 41' 30.0"

Tombstone Inscription reads:
Gen. AJ Poole
Died at Age 69 yrs
Sarah Norvell His Wife
Died at 82 yrs

They were members of the baptist church from early age
faithful to their profession.
Their reward is heavenly, there all is bliss.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ruth Buffington Buffington (Mrs. Frank) Obituary; Gillsville, GA

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The Daily Times
Gainesville, Hall County, GA
Sunday, May 31, 1970 Page 16

Mrs. Buffington

Funeral services will be held today (May 31) at the Dunagan’s Chapel United Methodist Church for Mrs. Ruth Buffington, 69, of Gillsville route 1.

Mrs. Buffington died yesterday (May 30) in Hall County Hospital following a brief illness. The Rev. John Glover and the Rev. W.C. Flury will officiate, and interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Buffington was a lifetime resident of Hall County and a member of Lebanon Methodist Church. She was the widow of the late W.F. Buffington of Hall County.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nanie Hill, Commerce, and Mrs. Inez Chandler of Baldwin; one son, Lonnie Buffington, Gainesville; one sister, Mrs. Omie Griffin, Gillsville route 1; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Little and Davenport Funeral Home of Gainesville is in charge of arrangements.

Source: The Daily Times is on microfilm at Hall County Library, Gainesville, GA

Welcome to my new blog!

Years ago I started my family history research to help answer some questions my grandfather had about his ancestors. He was very interested but as he had gotten older his vision was deteriorating, making it difficult for him to read. As a recent college graduate I volunteered to find some basic records about our family members. I never knew how much I'd enjoy it!

My grandfather was so impressed with the research I'd bring to him that he repeatedly told me that I should write a book. After a few months of research I gathered all the information I had gathered and put the facts together in a short document titled "Papa's Book." For years I have continued my research and now have gathered enough information to write an extensive book for all 4 of my grandparents. I have created this blog to share some of my research with others and in hopes meeting some cousins I've never met. If you are connected to these lines, please let me hear from you.

Julie in Georgia