JEFFERSON — Herman Abner Buffington, 88, a long-time North Georgia newspaperman and World War II combat veteran, died July 13, 2014 at his home in Jefferson surrounded by his family after a long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at Evans Funeral Home in Jefferson, followed by services at 6 p.m. at Evans. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson and military rites will be observed.
Survivors and spouses include his wife, Helen; two sons, Michael Herman Buffington and Scott Lee Buffington and Wendy all of Jefferson; four grandchildren, Brittany Buffington Truelove and Taylor, Martin Lee Buffington and Brittany, Blair Michael Buffington and Clark Thomas Buffington, all of Jefferson; two step-grandsons, Jonathon David Nix and James Joshua Nix, Jefferson; three great-grandchildren, Axle Lee Buffington, Macy Mae and Max Henley Truelove, all of Jefferson; two brothers, C.D. “Tim” and Edward Buffington, both of Rome; and a brother-in-law, Thomas Taylor Toles, Jr., Jefferson. He is also survived by 17 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Jefferson First United Methodist Church, 188 Martin St., Jefferson, Ga. 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.