Dr. O. H. Buford

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
August 5, 1909, Page 1
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Dr. O. H. Buford Dead
Well Known and Popular Physician Passes Away
Was in U. S. Army For a Time
Well Known and Successful in Drug Business in This City.

Last Friday morning at 2:45 o’clock, Dr. O. H. Buford passed away at the home of his nephew, Mr. Garnette Greene in this city.  Dr. Buford had been in poor health for the past few years and about six months ago he went to Catoosa Springs in hopes that his health might be benefited.  He came back to Cartersville about two months ago and seemed to be improved, but gradually he grew weaker until the end came.

Dr. Buford was about 48 years old and was born and raised in this county.  When a young man he decided to study medicine and took a course at the medical college in Augusta and graduated there.  He came back to Cartersville and entered the practice of medicine with his brother-in-law, Dr. J. G. Greene.

In 1900 Dr. Buford accepted a position as surgeon in the United States army and was located at St. Phillips, La.  He held this position until 1904 when he returned to Cartersville and bought out the drug store of Mr. J. H. Gilreath and conducted a drug business under the name of Buford Drug Company until his death.

Dr. Buford was a good and consistent member of the Baptist church of this city and lived a pure and Christian life.

The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church Saturday morning at eleven o’clock by Rev. Sam Dean, assisted by Rev. George Headden, of Rome.  Both ministers paid splendid tributes to Dr. Buford as a physician and to his good and upright life.

The pall bearers were: Messrs. Will Young, Ben Gilreath, M. F. Word, Grover Pittard, George Aubrey and J. A. Monfort.

Interment took place at Oak Hill cemetery.

Dr. Buford is survived by one brother and one sister, Rev. A. J. Buford, of Piedmont Ala., and Mrs. J. Greene, of this city. [A “Sketch of Dr. Buford” can be found on page 1 of the August 12, 1909 issue. In this sketch his parents are shown as Rev. A. W. Buford and Emolin Jackson Buford.  “His early years were spent at the old plantation home “Oakland” where he gave several years of his young manhood in trying to further the interests of his widowed mother and his sister.”  A tribute of respect by the County Medical Association can be found on page 8 of the September 9, 1909 issue.]


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