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James F. "Buddy" Godwin

May 5, 1930 ~ November 1, 2019 (age 89)



James F. “Buddy” Godwin, 89, of Scranton, SC, husband of the late Virginia Welch Godwin, died Friday evening, November 1, 2019 in North Carolina, after a long illness.

Mr. Godwin was born May 5, 1930, in Coward, son of the late Rembert Hoyt Godwin and Mary Alice “Peggy” Powell Godwin. He attended Clemson College from 1948 to 1950. Mr. Godwin was a retired dairy farmer, member of Lynches River Free Will Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Gideon’s International, American Legion, VFW, Farm Bureau, Lynches River Hunting Club and Community Hunting Club. 

Mr. Buddy is survived by his son, James Mike Godwin and his wife Alana, of Acworth, GA; daughter Debbie Driscoll and her husband Matt, of Pasco, WA; and daughter Susan Coleman and her husband Grant, of Raleigh, NC; grandchildren, Hogan Godwin and his wife Lauren,  Justin Godwin and his wife Jenny, Todd Driscoll and his wife Ashley, Krystal Coleman Chafin and her husband Tyler; Brittany Coleman Fowler, her husband Maylon; three great grandchildren; brother, Harold Godwin and his wife Marian of Coward, SC; sister, Aldean Godwin Cassidy of Placentia, CA; sister-in-law, Mrs. Billy Paul Godwin (Mary) of Scranton, SC and many special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; grandson, Cody Driscoll; and sisters, Edith “Sis” Clark and her husband A.L; and Joan Godwin; and brother, Billy Paul Godwin.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Lynches River Free Will Baptist Church, 1410 E. Myrtle Beach Hwy, Coward, SC with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Carolina Funeral Home, Scranton, SC.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL, 60601.


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November 5, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carolina Funeral Home
215 E. Hwy. 378 Bypass
Scranton, SC 29591

Funeral Service
November 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Lynches River FWB Church
1410 E. Myrtle Beach Hwy
Coward, SC 29530

Interment following funeral service
November 6, 2019

Lynches River FWB Church
1410 E. Myrtle Beach Hwy
Coward, SC 29530

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