Temperance Nikole “Nikki” Buffkin, 28, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1989 in Columbus County, she was the daughter of Billy Buffkin Jr. (Michelle) of Tennessee and Robin Wynne Jernigan of Loris, S.C. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Wayne Jernigan.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Inman Ward Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by one son, Ryder Grainger of Tabor City; one daughter, Raelynn Buffkin of Tabor City; two brothers, Brandon Buffkin of Tennessee, Jerod Hezekiah Gore of Tabor City; one sister: Krysten Buffkin of Tabor City; two step sisters, Cassondra Johnson and Brittany Huckaby, both of Tennessee; paternal grandparents, Billy Buffkin Sr. and Bridget Buffkin of Green Sea, S.C.; and maternal grandmother, Janice Richardson of Lake Waccamaw.