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Linda Buffkin (Buffkin) Hopkins

December 22, 1944 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 75)


Linda Buffkin Hopkins, 75, of Southport, NC (St. James) passed away on Friday the fourth of September 2020.

Linda was born on the twenty second of December 1944 in Columbus County, NC to the late Jamison Edward and Lucille Strickland Buffkin. Linda grew up as a self-proclaimed tomboy in the Fair Bluff-Tabor City community and was one of seven children. She graduated from Tabor City High School, then attended Southeastern Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Robert Morris Commercial Lending School and graduated from the NC School of Banking, Chapel Hill, NC. Linda enjoyed a very distinguished career in banking where she worked for United Carolina Bank, First Charter National bank, Cooperative Savings Bank for nearly twenty-four years and finally Coldwell Banking in Southport, NC. She also worked at Pointe South Realty in Leland for five years.

Linda enjoyed golf and was an avid player, she was especially proud of her Hole in One at the Players Club, St. James.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Buffkin and a sister, April S. Gray.

Surviving are her adoring husband, Butch Hopkins; two brothers, Terry Buffkin and wife Princess of Loris, SC, Lane Buffkin and wife Sue of Whiteville, NC; two sisters, Mary Frances O’Brien of Cameron Park, CA, Donna Shelley and husband Tony of Green Sea, SC; a sister-in-law, Barbara Buffkin of Bayboro, SC; a brother-in-law, Bob Gray of Myrtle Beach, SC, and several nieces and nephews.

A Gathering of family and friends will be at four o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday the nineteenth of September 2020 in the Green Sea Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

The family requests with gratitude that donations be made in Linda’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123.

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Michael J Fulwood Funeral Service Licensee, 910-471-5441

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Gathering of Family and Friends
September 19, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Green Sea Baptist Church
1241 Green Sea Road
Green Sea, SC 29545


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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