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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Tuesday August 6th, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Seaver-Brown Chapel
Tuesday August 6th, 2019
6:00pm

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Emmett "EZE" Buford, Jr.

BRISTOL, Tenn.

EMMETT "EZE" BUFORD, JR., age 58, departed life Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn.

He was born February 5, 1961 in Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. to the late Emmett "Mr. B." Buford, Sr. and Reola "Mrs. B." Buford.

Emmett Buford, Jr. was best known for his concrete work; his greatest job accomplishment was helping build Antioch Greater Love Ministries for the late Reverend Leonard R. Cox and Ruby C. Cox. He was employed by Line Power in Bristol, Va. for the last 12 years with a near perfect work attendance and work ethic.

"EZE" was loved by his family and friends, stretching from his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C. to Oxford, Miss., Batesville, Miss., Detroit, Mich., Cleveland, Ohio, Bristol, Tenn./Va., Chilhowie, Va. and Marion, Va. He was a HUGE fan of the Washington Redskins and North Carolina Tar Heels. He was also a self-proclaimed "Street Ball Legend" with the nickname "Instant Emmett" in reference to his silky-smooth jump shot.

Emmett Buford, Jr. is survived by his three children, Dramika Shaw of Fayetteville, N.C., Cedric Wolfe, and A'Shanti Hayes, both of Marion, Va. He is also survived by Nolan and Troy Wolfe both of Marion, Va., who he loved as his own; brother, Johnny Buford of Marion, Va.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Bishop Nolan Wolfe officiating. Private graveside services will be held at Round Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of service at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

To share memories of Emmett "EZE" Buford, Jr., please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Emmett's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.


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I am sad to see Emmett has passed away recently. I was googling Marion Va. and then decided to google the Buford's. I remember MR B and his Tea Room from years ago, he was so kind. That is the year I met Emmett too, Anyway Emmett was super nice and I had remembered him and Mr B all these years later. I love the video tribute, but I admit I shed a tear. The Buford's have ingrained my memories for life. RIP Emmett. My condolences to his family. Jenn In Florida

Jenn Oct 12 2019 12:00 AM

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Jenn Oct 12 2019 12:00 AM

Rhonda and Steve Hale Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emmett Buford, Jr.

Rhonda and Steve Hale Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

Brother, I am lost for words. I dont even know what to say. I just now found out of your passing and I am terribly heartbroken. You were such a good person to be around and I hate that we lost contact after I moved on from LinePower. For those of you thats reading this and dont know who I am, my name is Chris Dommel and I worked with Emmett at LinePower for 7 years. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed by many. In the time that I did know him I knew that he loved his family. For the children, Always remember that your father loved you all. The grandchildren, you were all his world. I feel terrible for not keeping in touch with him after I left LinePower. He was always a great person just to be around and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Please remember that GOD is always the answer to everything. I know that its hard right now, but always put your faith in the HOLY FATHER. I PRAY THAT THE LORD IS WITH YOU ALL AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. MAY THE LORD KEEP YOU AND BLESS YOU ALL. If (Anyone) would like to contact me for anything, my number is (423)-213-4579. I have switched phones since LinePower so I dont think that I have his number in this phone and I dont know if he still had mine but you all have it now. Id love to speak with anyone in the family that needs to just talk to someone. Absolutely no words can describe how I feel at this time. I am terribly shocked and lost for words.

Chris Dommel Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

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