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Friends and family remember Buddy Burney

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On Saturday, family and friends remembered a loyal Bladen County coach and friend. There was a barbecue held at the Dixie Youth Field in Clarkton in honor of Buddy Burney. Burney was the longtime sports editor for the Bladen Journal. In December, he was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer, and unexpectedly passed away last Saturday. Burney coached Dixie Youth Baseball for more than thirty years. He left behind family, friends and years of memories. Marsha Burney, Buddy’s sister-in-law said, "Fantastic man, did not have an enemy, didn't have a bad thing to say about anybody. Just the salt of the earth. Just the finest fellow you would ever want to meet."

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Buddy Burney

Buddy Burney was a dear friend, I had known Buddy my whole life. He was the type of man we should all strive to be. He had a way of making everyone feel special and he will be truly missed.

Buddy Burney

You are exactly right about Mr Burney being the salt of the Earth.He has been such a great advocate to the youths, not only in Bladen County but the entire state of North Carolina. My prayers are and will remain with the family. Mr. Burney will certainly be missed around the ball parks this summer.