T. C. Buck
T. C. Buck
A Confederate Soldier
The Choctaw Plaindealer, February 23, 1912
We regret to hear of the death of Mr. T. C. Buck who died in Bessemer, Alabama, February 6th, 1912. Mr. Buck was one of the first settlers of Chester and was well known throughout Choctaw County where he lived the greater part of his life. He was the last survivor of the large family of Rev. Humphrey Buck, who lived for many years two miles west of this place. He has many relatives and friends here and to them we extend our sympathy.
Theodore Clarke Buck
Mr. Theodore Clarke Buck, so well know to almost every one in this county, and many of whose near relatives resides in Ackerman and the surrounding community, died on the 6th of this month at the home of his son Plumer, near Bessemer, Ala., leaving three sons to mourn his loss.
Mr. Buck had been quite infirm for many years, and was growing old, being nearly three score and ten.
He came of one of the best families in the County. His father, who had an elegant antebellum residence near South Union Camp Ground, was a minister of the M. E. Church, South, and one of the most holy men in the State.
One of Clark's brothers was also a minister of the Methodist Church.
Clark's first wife was the daughter of Dr. White, who used to practice medicine in the surrounding vicinity.
Clark was a non-commissioned officer in the Civil war, a member of the Vaiden Artillery. As a soldier, he was faithful and true, never shirking a duty which was laid upon him.
As a religious man, he was a true Christian. After removing to Alabama a few years following the Peace, he was accustomed to return to Mississippi every summer to attend the Camp Meeting at South Union and Old Lebanon. For though he was a loyal Methodist, he was too good a man to think any less of any Christian of other denominations.
We hear that he died triumphing through faith in Him Whom so song he had loved and served.
He will be missed her at our Camp Meetings, and his loved ones in Alabama will fondly cherish his memory as one of the sweetest recollections of earth.
D. H. Buck
The Choctaw Plaindealer
It is with deep regret that the Plaindealer is called upon this week to chronicle the death of one of its longtime friends and one of Choctaw's most substantial citizens in the personality of Mr. D. H. Buck, which sad event occurred at his home one mile south of Chester on last Saturday morning after an illness lasting through several months. He was about 65 years of age and had lived a very exemplary life, always standing for those those things that meant for a better community, Church, State. He was well known throughout the County, and was highly respected and esteemed by all those who knew him. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and was always active in Church affairs. He always took an interest in affairs of political nature, and for a number of years served as one of the Election Commissioners in the County.
He was the head of a large family and was well and widely connected throughout this section. Of his own immediate family he is survived by his wife, widow, and nine children, on boy and nine girls, as follows: Mrs. Z. E. McGee, Blytheville, Ark.; Mrs. E.S. Burt, Jackson, Miss.: Mrs. J. M. Ward, Weir, Miss.; Mrs. J. C. Collier, Chester, Miss.; Mrs. A. W. Sugg, Eupora, Miss.; Mrs. S. L. Wilson, Mantee, Miss.; Misses Lillian Addie and Gladys Buck, of Chester, and Lester Buck of Ackerman. He is also survived by six brothers, as follows: J. Ed Buck, Austin, Texas; W. C. Buck, Weir, Miss.; Angus T. Buck and Perry P. Buck, Anniston, Aa.; J. E. Buck, Stewart, Miss., and Sam B. Buck, Chester, Miss., also three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Roach, Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Kittie Noel Burgaw, N. C., and Mrs. C. E. White, Ackerman, Miss.
The funeral occurred at South Union, the family burial ground Sunday morning, where a large concourse of relatives and friends despite bad weather and road conditions gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to this splendid Christian citizen. Services were conducted by Revs. J. B. Burns, Rev. W. L. Graves and Rev. H. M. Whitten.
The Plaindealer extends to the bereaved ones its deepest sympathy in the passing of their loved one.
Addie M. Buck
April 10, 1942
Addie M. Buck Rites Are Held
By W. S. Winston
The sweetest flowers can’t remain on earth forever – to radiate their beauteous influence. They bloom and go away.
Miss Addie M. Buck died of a heart attack at her home in Hotel Ackerman Sunday night at 11:30 o’clock. She had suffered many severe attacks during the last several months and her demise was expected at most any time. Though she suffered much, especially the past few days, she seemed without pain immediately before the Death Angel came, and had fallen peacefully and restfully asleep.
Mary Adeline Buck, daughter of the late lamented Mr. D. H. Buck and Mrs. Mattie Woodward Buck, was born at Highpoint in Winston County, near the Choctaw County line, on December 25, 1890. The family, of prominent pioneer stock, later moved to Chester, in Choctaw County, where Miss Addie lived until she assumed the office of Chancery Clerk of Choctaw County in 1932, when she moved to Ackerman, where she since has resided. She was reelected Chancery Clerk to serve four more years, relinquishing the office in 1940.
Miss Addie loved politics and often referred to politics as her hobby. But because of her heart ailment she retired from political service to later become co-owner of Hotel Ackerman and to look after farming and other interests in her beloved Choctaw County.
When the present management acquired The Choctaw Plaindealer, Miss Addie accepted the post of society editor and bookkeeper. She loved the newspaper work and soon was writing and editing practically all the reading material for the paper – thus giving the managing editor more time to improve the mechanical aspects of the paper.
Though compelled to walk on crutches since early childhood, and having suffered much because of two automobile wrecks in which she was injured, the writer never once heard Miss Addie complain because of her physical handicaps or because of anything else during the many months of labor together in the Plaindealer office. And not one time did we ever hear her say an unkind word against any person or any person’s affairs.
Miss Addie was most emblematic of patience, tolerance, sweetness. She was most generous to the faults and frailties of man kind. She loved people – all people. And next she loved Nature. To ride through the hills of the most remote parts of the county seemed to bring her more ecstatic joy than any other diversion from her work. The past few days she knew the dogwood and the redbud were in full bloom and she so much wanted to get well quickly and ride over the hills that she liked best.
Miss Addie was a devout member of South Union M. E. Church, affiliating with the church in early youth. She probably knew more of the Church’s history than any other person. Last summer The Plaindealer printed a brilliant and graphic historical sketch of the camp meetings of South Union complied and written by Miss Addie. We had so many requests for copies of the issue that we plan to reprint it at some future date.
The funeral was conducted at Ackerman Methodist Church on Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. W. L. Storment of Ackerman Methodist Church officiating. The Rev. Mr. Storement was assisted by the Revs. Van Hardin and H. B. Foran, pastors of Ackerman Baptist and Presbyterian Churches, respectively, and Rev. E. G. Potts, pastor of Chester Methodist Church. A large concourse of relatives and friends were present to pay last tribute to the earthly remains of this truly great and noble woman.
Interment immediately followed in South Union Cemetery in a grave where the body gently was laid to rest. The mound was literally piled with myriads of Nature’s most beautiful flowers. Pallbearers were Robert Kilpatrick, Myron Graves, Clyde McGee, Carol Love, Jack Carlisle, Joe Weaver.
The bereft to mourn the loss of a loved one are a brother, M. L. Buck, Ackerman; eight sisters, Mrs. Z. M. McGhee, Blytheville, Ark.; Mrs. A. W. Sugg, Ackerman, Mrs. Joe M. Ward and Mrs. J. C. Collier, Chester; Mrs. S. L. Wilson, Maben; Mrs. Sarah Burt and misses Lillian and Gladys Buck of Ackerman. Also a large connection of relatives and innumerable acquaintances from far and near.
So much that the writer should say of this lovable personality is left unsaid, but the best thing we could say is that Miss Addie has gone where all really good little women go.