- August 27, 1922 - March 27, 2015
- Dunlap, Tennessee
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Ewton Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Helen Green Buffington, 92, of Dunlap, died at her home Friday, March 27, 2015 after a short illness. Helen was born in Chattanooga to the late Robert and Dewy Elliott Greene on August 27, 1922. She married her late husband, Lawrence Adams Buffington in 1951. After a move to Detroit where their son, Charles Andrew Buffington was born, the family relocated to Tinley Park, Il where Helen retired from Howe Development from the State of Illinois.
Helen and her husband retired to Dunlap, TN in 1988. Helen was very active in the Women's Auxillary of the American Legion as well as Valley Veterans. In later years, she also enjoyed attending the Senior Center in Dunlap. Helen was a huge Nascar fan always cheering for Jimmie Johnson.
Preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence A. Buffington, sister, Bobbie Jewell Greene, grandson, Mark Buffington, and nephew, Dick Schier.
Survivors include her son, Charles Buffington, Dunlap, granddaughters, Eliza Buffington, Brooklyn, NY and Linzy Buffington, Chicago, IL, sister, Rahma Greene Schier, Chattanooga, aunts, Johnnie Sue Greene Morgan and Wanda Green Henry, both of Dunlap, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Also left to cherish her memory are her good friends and neighbors, Faye Harmon, Sewilla Seals and Betty Bass.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. CDT Monday in Ewton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Wally Seiber officiating. Burial will be in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 - 8 Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Valley Veterans Association.
6936 State Route 28 Dunlap, TN 37327
Tel. (423) 949-2112