THE ADVANCE REPORTER
Arthur L. (Buster) Sherrill was inducted into the U.S. Army May 7,
1918. He was born on the old Sherrill place just north-east of his present
home. He was married January 26, 1924 to Miss Lucy Staner by a Methodist
minister, W.J. Faust, and on a marriage license issued by County Clerk,
H.L. Fuller. There are a few people here who remember the charavari and
party on the night of the marriage at the home of the brides' parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Staner, who lived in a house where the S and B Garage is
now located. Buster is known for many different things. His occupations
include cooking, butchering and farming. Many people have hunted Buster
out to butcher a hog or a calf and Buster and his wife, Lucy, dressed
chickens for Mr. Hinkle for several years. Lucy worked for J.B. Cox, Sr.,
setting type by hand from 1918 through May 1924, at the Advance Reporter.
Buster farmed the old Sherrills' place and also rented land. He once had
a nice herd of good red polled cattle, that being his favorite breed, and
some remember his dog pen where he had perhaps 10 good coon and mink
In cooking, he worked for such old timers as Earl McGaugh, Oss
Thomas and J.T. May. Buster could always catch the fish or bring in a
mink or even a good mess of squirrel. Many people have said "you can
count on a good meal if you go to Buster and Lucy's." Even the
visiting preachers have made their place at meal time down through the
years. Have you ever heard Buster whistle, "The Arkansas Traveler," or
heard him play the harmonica? His mulligans and other dishes have helped
make many a deer hunters camp.
Thursday, April 6, 1967
ARTHUR L. "BUSTER" SHERRILL
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