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RUNNING BUCK, 80
Orange Springs, Yamassee Seminole Indian Territory - Norman Lee Running Buck Buford, 80, the Principal Chief of the Yamassee Seminole Nation, died Friday, November 16, 2012, at home.
Born in Lake Harbor, FL, he was a veteran of the Korean War. He moved here 50+ years ago. Buck retired as a captain with the Ocala Fire Department, was co-owner of Betty's Antique and Upholstery Shop and helped build the Seminole Indian Village at Ross Allen's Silver Springs.
Preceded in death by father, Willie Mack Buford, mother, Nancy Case Buford, stepmother, Ruby Buford; three brothers; two sisters, one grandchild and wife, Betty Little Dove Buford. Survivors include wife, Dalphine White Fawn Buford, Florida; Blood Brother Jo Dan Osceola, Florida; sisters: Elizabeth Belcher and Martha Justine Burgess, Florida; daughters: Sandy Turtle Dove Porter, Utah, Debbie Flaming Star Delong, Florida; sons: Norman Lone Buck Buford, Utah, Allen Little Buck Buford, Florida, Leonard Big Buck Bartoe, Ohio, Donald Running Deer Bartoe and David White Wolf Trzeciak, Florida; 25 grandchildren; 19 great-grand children and 388 heartbroken, tribal members.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2012