Anna Mae ‘Annie’ Buster, 94, of Ogden, Ark., died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Hospice of Texarkana in Texarkana, Texas.
She was born May 1, 1924 to A. Dolphus and Dona Fletcher Goodman in Ogden, Ark. Annie lived a life filled with love and grace. Annie devoted her life to her family and her community, working to make it a place everyone would want to live. Annie joined the First United Methodist Church in Ogden in August 1934 where she played piano for more than 60 years. A 1942 graduate of Ashdown High School, Annie was a life-long Panther fan and required each child and grandchild to know the words to the Ashdown Alma Mater. She worked at Lawyers Title for 65 years, retiring in 2008. She served as the Recorder-Treasurer of the City of Ogden, Ark., for 52 years, then as council member for eight years. In addition, she served as a volunteer for the Little River County Museum.
Though Annie loved her community and those in it, nothing was more important to her than family. She was married to her love of her life William Doyle Buster for 26 years before his death. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father; a brother, R.C. Goodman; one nephew, Wyndal Goodman; and a number of other friends and relatives.
Mrs. Buster is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary and wife, Patricia, of Ashdown, Ark., and Alan Buster of Ogden, Ark.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six nephews and one niece.
Also considered family were life-long friends the Cobb, Morrison, Furlow, and Ward families. Annie had many adopted children and grandchildren who hung out at her house for a Popsicle and Coke, baked countless pecan pies for all family and friends, and believed you never bought eggs on sale. She never missed a grandkids football, baseball, band concert, or dance recital. She loved every holiday, especially Halloween.
Her life motto was to always be kind and always, always give to those who are less fortunate. Her lessons have carried on through her family as many of her family members now work to help those who cannot help themselves. Most importantly, she always made sure to tell her children and grandchildren how much she loved them and how proud of them each time a goodbye was said.
Visitation was held Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown, Ark.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 8, 2019, at Madden Funeral Home followed by interment at Ashdown Cemetery under the direction of Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown, Ark.