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Earl Buffkin: Loris

    Earl Buffkin of Loris passed away Tuesday, April 28. He was 72.
    Mr. Buffkin was born in Columbus County, a son of the late Alton and Bernice Buffkin.  He was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church in Green Sea.  Mr. Buffkin was predeceased by three brothers, Elton Buffkin, Frances Strickland, and Carlyle Buffkin.
    Survivors include six children, Kathy Powell of Loris, Tammy Buffkin of Texas, Pennie Buffkin of Tabor City, Dewayne Buffkin and his wife Sherry of Loris, Melissa Cox of Loris, and Tiffany Buffkin of Loris; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eugene Buffkin and his wife Martha, Tony Buffkin and his wife Lynette, and Ray Buffkin and his wife Susan all of Green Sea; two sisters, Ann Dorman and her husband Ronnie of Aynor, and Gail Cribb of Green Sea; and best friend and companion, Mary Louise Buffkin.
    Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 1 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Loris Chapel.
    Funeral services were planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2 at Trinity Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Greenwood officiating, burial following in the Myrtle Green Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, 1469 Highway 646, Loris, SC 29569.
    A guest register is available here.

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