Maj. William B. Buford
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Major William B. Buford, USAF Ret., passed away October 27 with his family at his side.
A World War II veteran, he was employed at Savannah Electric & Power Company, where he retired after 36 years. Born April 18, 1921 in Clinton, SC, the son of George Fair and Lois M. Buford, he was the youngest of seven siblings. He graduated from Clemson University, class of 1942 and was named a Golden Tiger in 1992. Maj. Buford was married for 69 years to Nell Blanton Buford who predeceased him in 2011. Memberships included the Retired Officers Association, Military Order of World Wars, U. S. Air Force Association, the Navy League, and the Clemson Alumni Association. He was a member of Independent Presbyterian Church for 63 years, where he was a Deacon Emeritus.
He is survived by a son, William B. Buford, Jr., wife Ronda; 3 grandchildren, Blanton Buford, wife Alecia, Joy Ellen White, husband Jack, Josh Buford; and by seven great grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday night 5-7 PM at Fox & Weeks Hodgson Chapel.
Funeral Service: 2 PM Wednesday at Independent Presbyterian Church followed by graveside service, with full military honors, in Bonaventure Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Independent Presbyterian Church, 207 Bull St., Savannah, Georgia 31401.
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Published in The Greenville News on Oct. 29, 2012