Percy Lee Buford – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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PercyFuneral for Deacon Percy Lee Buford, 77 of Decatur will be held at noon Saturday at Westside Missionary Baptist Church with the Reverend Leroy Clark Jr. officiating and the Reverend George Smith, host pastor. Inhumation will follow in Bell Church Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to service with Reynolds Funeral Home directing.

Deacon Percy Lee Buford, born October 30, 1935, to the late Will and Lila Thompson Buford, departed this life October 7, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and the family later moved to Tanner, where Deacon Buford accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age, and joined Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church. He later moved his membership to Westside Missionary Baptist Church, Decatur, where he served faithfully as Deacon and assistant superintendent of Sunday school until he departed this earthly life.

He was also a faithful employee of Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative for over 37 years, serving as shipping clerk, and retired due to declining health.

Deacon Buford, was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Marie Baker Buford; four brothers, Otis, Vernice, Willie James and Lewis Buford; five sisters, Everlena Buford (toddler), Izerdell Clark, Albennie Davis, Francis Derrick and Mary Coleman.

He leaves to cherish his memory, one sibling, Mother Elizabeth Fletcher of Tanner; one aunt, Mrs. Beulah Booker of Decatur; seven children, June Buford, Houston Texas, James Baker (Rachel), Decatur, Vickie (Allen) Love, Atlanta, Georgia, Shirley Mayes, Courtland, Perry Buford (Travasa) Tuscaloosa, Rose Buford (Edbert) Jackson, Decatur, Michael Buford, Winchester Tennessee, and Honorary Grandson, Miles Percel Buford, Decatur; 21 grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and friends.

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