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Helen Greene Buffington

Helen Greene Buffington, 92, of Dunlap died at her home on Friday, March 27, 2015 after a short illness.

She 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, Illinois, where Helen retired from Howe Development from the State of Illinois.

Helen and her husband retired to Dunlap in 1988. She was very active in the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion, as well as Valley Veterans. In later years, she also enjoyed attending the senior center. She was a huge NASCAR fan, always cheering for Jimmie Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; sister, Bobbie Jewell Greene; grandson, Mark Buffington; and nephew, Dick Schier.

Survivors include her son, Charles Buffington of Dunlap; granddaughters, Eliza Buffington of Brooklyn, New York and Linzy Buffington of Chicago, Illinois; sister, Rahma Greene Schier of Chattanooga; aunts, Johnnie Sue Greene Morgan and Wanda Greene 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 were held Monday, March 30 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Wally Seiber officiating. Burial was in Sequatchie County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Valley Veterans Association.

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Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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