Mrs. Buford was born in Clay County, Tenn. on May 28, 1917, the daughter of the late Bob and Roxie (Keisling) Upton. She was a House Wife and member of Celina Church of Christ. Survivors include daughter, Elizabeth Burnette of Sumter, S.C.; son, C. H. Buford of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.; grandchildren, Marty Buford and Edd Burnette; 2 great-grandchildren, Hunter and Halle Buford.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Fay Upton, Turner Upton, Leslie Upton and Carson Upton. Funeral services were conducted at Hall Funeral Home in Celina, Tenn. at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008 with Bill Threet officiating. Interment followed at the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Dana Emberton, Marty Rich, Joey Rich, Andrew Keisling, Todd Upton, Jason Upton, Marty Buford, and Edd Burnette served as Pallbearers.