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Pete Ray Buffkin: Tabor City

1958 – 2022

     Pete Ray Buffkin of Tabor City passed away Tuesday, July 26, in Myrtle Beach. He was 63.

     He was born Sept. 20, 1958 in Loris, a son of Betty Smith Simmons and the late Carl Simmons.

     Pete was a US Navy veteran and a former Tabor City EMT.

     He is survived by his mother, Betty Smith Simmons of Chadbourn; two sons, Jerrode Cartret and Shawn Buffkin, both of Chadbourn; two daughters, Chelsey Buffkin and Stacie Buffkin, both of Chadbourn; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Simmons; and a brother, Ryan Buffkin.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Friday, July 29, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Joseph Cartrette officiating, burial following in Cartret Cemetery, Chadbourn.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service in the chapel.

     A guest register is available here.