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Betty Gail Smith Simmons: Chadbourn

1943 – 2023

     Betty Gail Smith Simmons of Chadbourn died Sunday, March 26, in the Lower Cape Hospice and LifeCareCenter, Whiteville. She was 79.

     Born in Columbus County, she was the daughter of the late James Paul Smith and Arnesa Faulk Smith.

     She was the widow of Carl Simmons.

     In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Pete Ray Buffkin and Gregory Ran Buffkin; and a brother, James Thomas Smith.

     She is survived by a sister, Linda Long Alley of Ocean Isle Beach; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Strickland (John) of Chadbourn, Shawn Buffkin of Clarendon, Joshua Buffkin (Kristin) of Boone, Chelsey Buffkin of Clarendon, Jonathan Buffkin (Lindsey) of Burnsville, Stacie Buffkin of Clarendon, Jarrode Cartret of Clarendon; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, burial following in McPherson Cemetery, Chadbourn.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding services in the chapel.

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