Barbara Louise Buffington

Published 4:31 pm Monday, December 11, 2023

Tryon— Barbara Louise Buffington, 75, of Tryon, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at home, directly in front of her favorite window, overlooking her beloved garden, surrounded by her family and her devoted dogs, at precisely 3 pm on Wednesday, December 6th, 2023.

Barbara was born on November 19th, 1948, to Herman Lorain Buffington and Frances Victoria Buffington (Filek) in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. She was born very early, weighing about a single pound, and she fought her way into this life with the same indescribable fortitude and desire for light with which she lived and held upon her exit.

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She will be eternally missed by many, especially her daughters, Raiford Hyde (nee Hudson) and Taylor Weston (Christopher Cody), her eternally beloved grandchildren, Lucy Boone Hyde and Warner Hudson Hyde, her cherished dogs, Boonie and Huddie, her life-long, best girlfriends, her church family, and the entire list of amazing women she encouraged and championed and believed in and supported and lifted up and loved throughout her life.

A full obituary can be found at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to P3/Paws, Prayers, & Promises, 685 Carriage Row, Tryon, NC 28782.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood Glendale Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29307.

An online guest register is available at

 McFarland Funeral Chapel
Tryon, NC