Grant Parish, Louisana

Thomas D Buckner

At his home in New Verde, La On Sunday June 28, 1908 at 6:15 pm Thomas D Buckner aged 26 years. The remains were brought to Alexandria on the Valley train, reaching here yesterday afternoon. They were accompanied by Messrs. A J and W F Buckner brothers of the deceased. The remains were embalmed and placed in a metallic case by Hoyt Undertaking Company and were taken pver land last night to Oak Grove Grant Parish where intermnet was made today. The following relatives of the deceased accompanied the remains as far as Winnfield yesterday and remained there until today at which time they expected to join the funeral cortege and proceed to Oak Grove. Mrs Elizabeth Buckner the mother, and Mrs J M Anthony the sister of the deceased Messrs M C Buckner and John Buckner, also Reginald and Violet Buckner, the two children of the deceased. The cause of death was Typhoid Fever..Town Talk June 30th..(The Colfax Chronicle July 4, 1908 Image 5.)

Violet Buckner

Buckner at her home in Ward two Grant Parish, with her uncle and aunt Mr & Mrs J M Anthony, at 9 am on Tuesday August 9, 1909 sweet little Violet Buckner just aged two years and five months passed out of this world to the beautiful on above.She was only sick about two hours having died  suddenly from congestive chill She was the youngest of the two little children of Thomas D and Carrie Buckner the mother died when she was only two months old, and her father one year later, and her little brother Teginald died in March five months ago. Little Violet did not linger long in this sinful world but, soon went to join father, mother and little brother whome we have all reasons to believe are among the angels above.She was loved and petted by all and their was a vacant place in her home that can never be filled  She leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Her remains were laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery at 4 pm on Wednesday August 4, the burial service being conducted by Rev Bro Smith. Sweet Violet we all loved you but, the dear Lord loved you best and he called you to the yonder bright and shining shore. Written by her loving cousin...(The Colfax Chronicle August 28, 1909 Image 5.)

Reginald Buckner

 Died Buckner At the home of Mr. Andrew Holsten, in Grant Parish, Monday night at 11:45 p.m. March 15,1909, little Reginald Buckner aged 3 years and nearly 3 months passed away from his earthly home to a higher sphere where his sweet soul enjoys unlimited communion with God and the holy angels. Reginald was the son of T D And Carrie Buckner who had both been taken away from him in his infancy. There is no one left in his immediate family but his little sister Violet, scarcely two years of age. Little Violet we are glad you are to young to realize all those nearest and dearest to you are all gone from this earth. May the blessings of God ever surround you with the atmosphere of purity in this world while little Reginald with Angels around the throne of heaven sing the praises of Him who said"Suffer little children who come unto me and forbid them not, for as such is the kingdom of heaven." Burial services were conducted by Rev T J Smith, and little Reginalds remains were placed in the Oak Grove Cemetery on Wenesday at 12 o'clock  Tho we mourn his loss yet we bow to him who doeth all things well Written by his sorrowing Aunt Julia Brooks. (The Colfax Chronicle April 10, 1909 Image 5.)

Bro. J. W. Buckner

J.W. Buckner was born December 16, 1907 in Aloha, LA to the late Martin Luther Buckner and Martha Elizabeth Murrell Buckner. He departed this life on Sunday, January 2, while at his home, 705 Oak Street, Crossett, AR. He was 92. Bro. Buckner, as most people knew him, married Dorothy Idella Luker in 1929. They had five children: Martha Elizabeth, Martin Luther, James Luker, John Wordy, Jr. and Dorothy Ann. Dorothy died in 1952. Bro. Buckner later married Juanita Rainwater of Crossett, adopting her daughter Eunice Helen. Bro. Buckner received his high school diploma from Poland High School in Rapides Parish, LA. He graduated with a B.A. degree from Louisiana College in Pineville in 1932 where he was a member of the college championship debate team. He did graduate work in theology at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary the following two years. He received a Master Degree in History from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. He later served on the History faculty at Northeast Louisiana University and the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Bro. Buckner was an active minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ for 65 years, serving as pastor of churches in Louisiana and Arkansas. Buckner was also known as a stewardship evangelist for many years. As a Southern Baptist minister, Bro. Buckner was recognized as a church builder. He was pastor during fund-raising and construction of numerous new church buildings. As a gesture to him as a church builder, Bro. Buckner was awarded an honorary "Doctor of Church Architecture" on April 23, 1951, by the First Baptist Church of Crossett. Bro. Buckner served on many boards and commissions of the Louisiana and Arkansas Baptist Conventions. He was a co-founder (1951) and first moderator of the Ashley County Baptist Association in Arkansas. In addition to his pastoral duties, he was always active in community affairs. He was President of the Crossett High School Parent-Teachers Association in 1955, an active member of the Crossett Chamber of Commerce for many years as well as being a member of the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs of Crossett. He was selected as Kiwanis Club Man of the Year in 1977 and 1979, elected President of the Crossett Lions Club in 1985-86 and elected a delegate to the Arkansas Constitutional Convention in 1979, serving on the Suffrage and Elections Committee. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Grand Chaplain of Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Arkansas, 1967-68. On the occasion of eclipsing 60 years in the ministry, Governor Bill Clinton designated August 4, 1985, as J.W. Buckner Day in Arkansas. Another J.W. Buckner Day was designated by Ashley County Judge Don Hartley and Mayor Les Black on the occasion of his 85th birthday. In 1993, he was inducted into his alma mater Poland High School (LA) Hall of Fame for Lifetime of Achievements. Gov. Jim Guy Tucker presented Bro. Buckner with an Arkansas Certificate of Recognition for Public Service on December 14, 1995. He received the Centennial Award of Appreciation from Fist Baptist Church and the City of Jonesboro, LA in 1996. He was awarded the Rotary International Foundation Paul Harris Fellowship. Bro. Buckner was elected the first president of the Ashley County Chapter of AARP in 1987-88. He led in establishing an endowment fund for the Friends of the Paul Sulllins Library in Crossett. Bro. Buckner was a noted historian of Crossett and Ashley County. He authored Wilderness Lady in 1979 which is a history of Crossett and Ashley County. He later wrote Cap Gates Tent City in 1983, a history of his beloved home of Crossett. Bro. Buckner was a quiet, friendly man who smiled and spoke kindly to everyone he saw. The memory of Bro. Buckner will live in the hearts and minds of everyone who ever knew him. Bro. Buckner is survived by his wife of 46 years, Juanita; 3 daughters, Martha Arrington of Monroe, LA, Dottie Clark of Guatemala and Helen Wright of Crossett; 3 sons, Luther Buckner of Murphreesboro, TN, Jim Buckner of Fayetteville and Wordy Buckner of Springfield, MO, as well as 26 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the First Baptist Church of Crossett at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, January 5 with Dr. David Newberry officiating. Interment will take place at Pinewood Memorial Park Cemetary immediately following. Arrangements under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.

Miles F. Buckner

 In loving remembrance of Mies F. Buckner, who departed this life May 17, 1917, aged 19 years, 7 months and 25 days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Buckner of Morris, Grant parish, La., and leaves his father, mother, five brothers, three sisters a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. His brothers are: John, Charles, Barney, Webster and Earl Buckner. His sisters are: Misses Ruby, Lizzy and Bertie Buckner, all of Morris. FranK was a most remarkable boy who wished to do all in his power for his country and people, was a devoted Christian. a member of the Methodist church, and lived a clean, unmarked life. Oh! how hard it was to give up one that we loved so well. He enlisted in the United States Navy on March 29, 1917, and was immediately sent to the Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Ill. He remained in training camp only a few short weeks, when he was taken ill with that terrible disease, cerobrospinal meningetis, and was carried to the Naval Hospital at Great Lake where he remained until his death. He was looking forward with great eagerness for the time to come when he could go aboard a battle ship and see service as a seaman. He was very ambitious and wished to make a name for himself by entering the Navy and being of some benefit to his country. But the dear Savior had a still greater mission for him to fulfill and he was not allowed to remain here on earth. It is so hard to realize that we can never look on his dear face again on this earth, but some day in that sweet bye and bye can all see and be with him where there is no heart aches nor pain. There was a vacant chair up in that home above that needed our dear Frank to fill, so the blessed Savior that does all things for the best called him and the Angles stood in the Gateway of Heaven and welcomed him home with tears of joy. We all have the same call to answer sooner or later, but it was so hard to give dear Frank up just in the prime of life. How little we dreamed that when we bid him good bye on that beautiful Sabbath day that we would never look on his dear face again on this earth. He was laid to rest in the National cemetery in Pineville, La., on Monday, May 21, 1917, beside the many brave men that have gone before. Farewell, dear Frank. May we all meet in that sweet home above. His loving sister, RUBY L. BUCKNER. The Colfax chronicle. (Colfax, Grant Parish, La.) 1877-1981, May 26, 1917, Image 2

Mrs J A Buckner

BUCKNER--At Buckner, Grant Parish, La., on Thursday, May 16, 1907, MIrs. J- A. Buckner, aged 20 years. Interment will be made at Hadnot  cemetery this afternoon at. 4 o' clock.-Town Talk, 18th The Colfax chronicle., May 25, 1907


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