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Elton Buffkin: Tabor City

    Elton Buffkin of Tabor City died Monday, April 7, in McLeod Loris hospital, Loris. He was 76.
    Born in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Alton and Burnice Turbeville Buffkin.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Carlyle N. Buffkin, and a sister, Frances B. Fowler.
    He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Buffkin of Charlotte; three sons, Elton Ricky Buffkin (Teresa) of Greenville, SC, Everette “Ebb” Buffkin (Cindy) of Charlotte, Gregory Buffkin (Michelle) of Wilmington; a daughter, Vicki B. Foster (Buddy) of Atkinson; two brothers, Earl Buffkin of Loris, Eugene Buffkin of Green Sea; two half brothers, Tony, Ray; two half sisters, Gail, Ann; nine grandchildren, Kristi Buffkin, Ericka Buffkin, Paige Buffkin, Kyle Buffkin, Carol Ann Buffkin, Zack Foster, Samantha Foster, David Gaskins, Jeana Koen; eight great grandchildren, Aaron W. Gaskins, Kaylee A. Price, Langston E. Koen, Chaise Buffkin, Skyler Mitchell, Austin Gaskins, Kain Mitchell, Grayson Buffkin.
    Visitation will planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Inman Funeral Home, Tabor City.
    Funeral services were held planned for 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, in Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Cerro Gordo, with burial following in the church cemetery.
    Honorary Pall Bearers were the Senior Men’s Class of Cherry Grove Baptist Church.
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