William David Buffington, 48, of Carnesville, passed away Wednesday morning at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA.

Born November 23, 1972, in Athens, Georgia he was the son of  Sharon Elizabeth Herring Buffington and the late George Clarence Buffington. David was a former Franklin County Magistrate Judge, and had served as a law enforcement officer with Franklin County Sheriffs Office and Royston Police Department. He was a member and Past Master of Hebron Masonic Lodge 564, and the Carnesville Lions Club.

Survivors include his mother, Sharon Buffington; daughters Crystal Buffington and fiancee Brady Nelms, Nikki & Blake Mahurin grandchild, Sydney Mahurin and brothers and sister-in-law Kevin & Marcene Berrong and Timmy Berrong.

Friends may stop by Thursday from 9am until 5pm to sign the memorial book.  Private family services are being held.

The family respectively asked that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Ginn Funeral Home to help defray funeral cost.

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