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James Thurlow Buice

James Thurlow Buice

James Thurlow Buice

Our hearts are deeply saddened by the passing of loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, uncle, and friend, James Thurlow Buice (J.T.), of Buford, GA, who went home to be with his Savior, July 17, 2010. J.T. was born February 20, 1924, in Hall County, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents; Thurlow Buice and Kate White Buice; his brothers, Alvin Buice, Artis Buice, and Otis Buice; sisters, Idean Buice Flanigan, Ellean Buice Gravitt and Mardell Buice Puckett; loving nephew, Larry V. Puckett; and loving grandson, Johnny R. Whitt. J. T. is survived by his loving wife of nearly 66 years, Betty Pugh Buice; and daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Ed Martin, Gail and Harry Blankenship, Patti and Michael Waycaster, and Debbie and Karl Meth. He is also survived by grandchildren, Darryl Gower, Terry Gower, Jeff and Jackie Blankenship, Chris and Mindy Blankenship, Michele Whitt, Chad and Dara Waycaster, Craig and Jana Waycaster, Vanessa and Clint Ingle, Bradley Puckett, 22 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. J.T. was a long-time member and deacon of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Buford, GA. He was a member of Buford Masonic Lodge # 292 F. & A.M. for 57 years. He is also remembered by many as the former owner of Buice's Superette. J. T. spent many years in the construction trade working with both Ira H. Hardin Construction Company and D. H. Dyer Construction Company as General Superintendent. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Shoal Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Farrell Presley, Rev. Charles Spruill and Rev. Ed Martin officiating and with remains placed in state at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic Graveside Service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.