Obituaries


SWINFORD

 Mr. Henry Turner Swinford, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017, at his residence.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 11am in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Barry Gay officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Albert Cox officiating.

            The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Wednesday from 10am until the service time.

            Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.


BUFFINGTON

  Mr. Kim Tanner Buffington, age 61, of Rome, passed away Thursday evening, September 14, 2017, in Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN.

                Mr. Buffington was born in Rome, GA on June 24, 1956, son of the late Claude Rena Buffington and the late Mary Lou “Myrt” Tanner Buffington.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rhonda Darlene Dunaway Buffington on April 21, 2016, and by a sister, Gail Floyd.  Mr. Buffington attended Armuchee High School.  He was the Owner and Operator of Tanner Mulch Products and attended Antioch Baptist Church.

                Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Dale Buffington Young, and her husband, Eddie, Rome; 3 sons, Bryan Buffington, and his wife, Jill, B. J. Buffington, and his wife, Angela, and Scott Buffington, and his fiancée, Kayli Camp, all of Rome;  a sister, Fran Murdock, Rome; 3 brothers, Kenneth Buffington, Troy Buffington, and his wife, Carole, and Jimmy Buffington, and his wife, Kay, all of Rome; 13 grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

                Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 4pm at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian Butler, the Rev. Stanley Smith, and Chaplain Ray Plymel officiating.  Interment will follow there in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

                The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Monday from 5 until 8pm.  At other hours, they may be contacted at their respective homes.

                Active and honorary pallbearers are requested to assemble at Antioch Baptist Church on Tuesday at 3:30pm and are as follows:  Active:  Roy Trammell, Junior Shropshire, Bryan Tate, Shane Johnson, Greg Murdock, and Kevin Buffington.  Honorary:  Todd Murdock, Shang Callahan, Roger Callahan, Carl Owens, and Nelson McMichael.

                Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

 

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