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Pete Buffkin

September 20, 1958 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Chadbourn, NC

Pete Ray Buffkin, 63, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022, in Myrtle Beach. He was born September 20, 1958, in Loris, a son of Betty Smith Simmons and the late Carl Simmons.

Pete was a U.S. 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; one brother, Ryan Buffkin.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, July 29, 2022, in the Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Joseph Cartrette officiating. Burial will follow in Cartret Cemetery, Chadbourn, NC. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the chapel.


A service of Inman Ward Funeral Home and Crematory of Tabor City.

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July 29, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Inman Ward Funeral Home
300 East 5th
Tabor City, North Carolina 28463

Funeral Service
July 29, 2022

3:00 PM
Inman Ward Funeral Home Chapel
300 East 5th
Tabor City, NC 28463


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