Union Square pioneer passes
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Union Square has lost a pioneer, Mr. Matthew “Buddy” Patterson Sr., who also is my brother-in- law, but a chosen brother.
My mom and dad claimed him as their own. They thought the world of Buddy, and not only because he married their daughter (deceased) Sarah Nell.
Buddy was a great guy in many ways. He and my sister had six children (see the obituary) and one chosen one (deceased), Sarah Frank. Growing up as a young girl I remember all the great things Buddy did for our family, and I will never forget!
Buddy was a hard worker and faithful at anything he pursued, always giving and never asking for anything.
He always had the best garden and kept food in our home, vegetables, potatoes, peanuts, etc. I blame him today for getting me strung out on raw peanuts, which I still love today – not boiled, just plain raw peanuts. I used to watch Buddy pull them up from the root and eat them.
Buddy loved to do things to make people happy. However, he loved to scare little folks and dogs then stand back and laugh.
Buddy carried a good name in Coosa County and abroad. Working at Avondale company in Rockford for years, he was honored for various reasons. He was the chosen one to go to Washington, D.C., more than once to represent the Avondale mill of Rockford.
We all will miss Buddy. Some of his favorite quotations were, “I live as long as I can and die when I can’t help it.”
In his last days he repeatedly said this one with singing it all day long, “I want to be right. I want to be saved. I want to be whole.”
Buddy knew God, and he served the Lord faithfully. He and I fellowshipped a lot in the presence of God. Buddy showed me the wisdom he had obtained from God.
Buddy enjoyed life and having fun beating people playing checkers and dominoes.
Union Square has real true neighbors. Thanks to Thomas Lee and Aaron Riggins for your action on time. These are quiet men, but loud when they need to be. They know when to hold them and when to fold them.
Happy birthday to Union Square’s Mrs. Susan Rogers, our treasurer of the Square. Hope you have many more blessed ones.
Birthday wishes go to Travis Riggins from the Coosa County Highway Department, especially from Butch Hardman, and you know Mrs. Ruby wishes you all the best. We love you.
Happy birthday to all October babies. Special wishes go to our new office manager, Lydia Waters, and her mother, Mrs. Jean Waters. Last but not least, sweet Christa Jennings, the best reporter there is.
The Town of Rockford and Union Square send condolences and prayers to the Clerk of Town Hall, Mrs. Jennifer Tindall, in the loss of her father who was in a serious accident and to the Smith families.
“Dying is living forever.”
Call Ruby at 256-377-1098 to spread your good news.