Buford Cole

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Funeral services honoring the life of Buford Ricks Cole, 90, were held November 20 at Toledo Bend Church of Christ with the Rev. James Tidwell and John Spencer officiating. Burial followed at Many Cemetery.

He was born September 26, 1928 in Middle Creek, to Sam and Vivian Cole and entered into rest on November 16, 2018 at his residence in Many.

He graduated from Louisiana State University and worked for Boise Cascade and A. J. Hodges Company as chief forester for many years. He later in life bought and operated his own sawmill until his retirement. Upon retirement he and his wife, Ruth, moved to Huntsville, Texas. There they were active members of their church and spent most of their time buying and selling antique furniture and jewelry. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

Preceding Buford in death were his parents and his wife, Ruth Tidwell Cole.

Those left behind to cherish his memory is his daughter, Beth Cole Allen and husband, Gary, of Many; brother, Olin Cole and wife, Bernice, of DeRidder; sisters, Sammie Armour and husband, Spencer, of Silsbee, Texas, Effie Corley of Flagstaff, Arizona, Sandra Liggio and husband, Jack, of Lake Charles and Vivian “Babe” Sparks of Mt. Carmel; grandchildren, Bradley Allen, Brooke Allen, and Seth Allen; and great grandchildren, Justine Allen, Myah Allen and Gavin Allen.

Buford was also blessed with a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

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