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Rush Glenton R. G. Buxton April 9, 1920 - October 2, 2019

Tisdale-Lann Memorial

Rush Glenton (“R.G.”) Buxton passed away peacefully on October 2, 2019, at age 99 1/2 at the Monroe Regional Hospital, surrounded by his three children and other family members.
Born in Clara, Mississippi, the ninth of twelve children of George and Clara Bozone Buxton, he was educated in Clara. During World War II, he was a member of the 493rd Fighter Squadron, U.S. Army-Air Corps and participated in the liberation of France and Belgium ending in Aachen, Germany, at the end of the war. He married his sweetheart, Effie Lee Griffin, and they moved to Aberdeen in 1947 where he opened Buxton Jewelry on Commerce Street. For the next seven decades, “Mr. B” owned and operated Buxton Jewelry and Music as well as other businesses. He was a president of Aberdeen Merchants Association and a member of Aberdeen Main Street. In 2016, he was the recipient of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Spirit of Main Street Award. He always respected his fellow man and was, in return, greatly respected by all. He took great pride in entrusting the family business to his daughter Bonnie Conner and her husband Lane.
A dedicated member of Healing Waters Christian Fellowship, previously the First Assembly of God, he was involved in establishing the church and instrumental in their move to the new facility several years ago. He was a pillar of the church until his death, and his spiritual guidance will be greatly missed. For many years, he was a member of the American Legion, the Lions Club, and the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association. He enjoyed travel with his wife until her passing and continued to enjoy his numerous visits to Ventura, California, to visit his family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 56 years, and seven brothers and four sisters. He is survived by daughters Priscilla Derrico and Bonnie Conner (Lane) and his son George Buxton (Marion), two grandsons Dr. William Buxton (Dr. Verna) and Jonathan Buxton (Cory), and seven grandchildren, William, Sol, John, Andrew, Kieran, Belen, and Elle.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 4-8 pm at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen. Additional visitation will be from noon to 2 pm prior to the Celebration of Life Service Friday, October 4, 2019, at 2 pm at Healing Waters Christian Fellowship on Highway 145 North in Aberdeen with Pastor Brenda Harrison officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

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    Nancy Cantrell says

    Prayers for the family. Mr B was a special man and will be missed.

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      Tania Bounds says

      Prayers to the family , he is a great man

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    Sondra Hulsey says

    Bro. Buxton touched many lives. He was such a sweet man. He treated us like his grandchildren. I will always remember him. Prayers for all of the family.

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      Dorothy Daniel,Jackson,MS says

      Mr.Buxton was a nice man,we always got our jewelry from Buxton.My second set of wedding rings came from there.Prayers for the family.

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    Paula Pate Spruill says

    Mr. Buxton was a nice man. He will be missed.

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    Dawn Franks says

    So sorry for your lose . My prayers and thoughts for the family and friends . It was an honor to have know him and care for him. He was a wonderful and sweet gentleman. He will be missed .

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    Aunt Sarah, Mark, Tracy, & Lisa says

    Sending God’s comfort and peace to Priscilla, George, Bonnie, and the Buxton and Conner Families.

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    Mike Morris and family says

    Bonnie and family, please accept the heartfelt condolences from the Morris family. Such fond memories of Mr. B and his farm, our interactions crossing the fence between farms. He was both very smart and very enjoyable to be around, a wonderful man. I pray the Lord will return to the family at this time the love and joy he freely shared with others to sustain you through this time of separation from him.

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    Steve Danita Lance says

    We were blessed to have known this great man of God. Much love and prayers of comfort.

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    Charlene Buxton McGuire says

    Uncle Rush was very special to his family friends and customers. He always went the extra mile to see that everyone was happy. He was very special to my daddy his brother Billy Buxton. We will miss him very much. Prayers for the family in this time of loss, but he is shouting on the Hills of glory.

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    Anniece Riddle says

    Mr. Buxton was a true man of God ever visit to the store he would offer a word about Gods goodness and invite you to come worship with him .He will truly be missed My condolences to the family and many friends near and far .

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    Joyce Kulman Hileman, Stephanie and Jace Williamson says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during the time of loss of your dear Dad.

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    The Family of James and “The Late Leomia” Boyd says

    Mr. B. Words cannot express what you have meant to my family. REST IN THE LORD SIR….
    The Boyd’s

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    Shirley Hurley says

    I’m so sorry for your loss I enjoyed going to to church with a great ma n praying for the family

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    Lisa Harris says

    I am so sorry to here that Mr B has pasted he will be missed by everyone who’s lives he has touched and we will keep you all in our prayers.

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      Alice Hurt says

      Our deepest sympathy in the loss of this wonderful man. He was a great friend! Love to the familý. I’m so sorry we were out of town this week.
      Alice & David Hurt

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    Sally Harrell says

    He was a very kind and sweet man! This community will miss him greatly!
    I know his family will and our prayers are with them.

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    Sarah K; Jerry; Kathleen and Ryan Vanbeber says

    Prayers and condolences to Bonnie, George, Priscilla and all the family members. Many memories of Uncle Rush.

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