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Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson
Sunday November 22nd, 2020
1:00pm - 5:00pm

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Joseph Wade Buffkin

Willow Spring, NC: Mr. Joseph Wade Buffkin, age 81, of Two Claude Road died Thursday, November 19, 2020 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Graveside Funeral Services will be 11:00AM Monday, November 23, 2020 at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Willow Spring. Officiating will be Revs. Lester Bledsoe and Mark White.             Mr. Buffkin was born November 24, 1938 in Harnett County to the late William Troy and Alda Green Buffkin. He was preceded in death by brother, Charles Buffkin and infant brother. Mr. Buffkin retired from Sears as a refrigeration technician and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a US Marine veteran. Mr. Buffkin enjoyed watching and feeding the birds. He enjoyed working in the yard and gardening.             Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Ann King Buffkin; children, Tony Buffkin and wife, Ginger of Clayton, Danny Buffkin and wife, Denise of Willow Spring; granddaughter, Katie Doyle and husband, Sean of Greenville, SC.              Mr. Buffkin will be available for viewing, and you may sign the register book on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 1:00PM-5:00PM at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson. The family will not be present during this time. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service on Monday. In accordance with NC-COVID19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering.  Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in c/o Jacque Miller at 1272 Two Claude Rd. Willow Spring, NC 27592.    Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.roseandgraham.com             Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC

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Tony, Danny and family, The Benson paper doesn't make it to Asheville until about a week after it is published, so we only learned of your father's passing yesterday. Please accept our condolences and we hope that you find comfort in many fond memories. I recall seeing your Dad on several trips back in the high school band days, and we later took a CPR class with him as well. Best to you and all your family. 'Bill and Liz Auman

Bill Auman Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

Ms. Ann, Katie and all the family, May God give you peace and comfort during this time. I loved Mr Joe and Ms Ann. He was always such a gentleman, so polite and kind with a great sense of humor. I know all of you will miss him greatly. Please accept my condolences. Praying for all the family.

Darryl & Betsy Wood and family Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

Ann, I send my condolences to you and your family during this time. My prayer is that you feel God's presence and unfailing love and strength to sustain you.

Joy Dry Nov 22 2020 12:00 AM

In Loving Memory of Joseph Wade, My 1st Cousin and a Wonderful Family Member that I grew up with. My Love, Thoughts and Prayers are with Ann and All the Family. God Bless You All.

Nancy Matthews Davis (Pearl Buffkin Matthews' Daughter) Nov 20 2020 12:00 AM

With sincere sympathy for the loss of your love one.

Kay Maynard Nov 20 2020 12:00 AM