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Former county resident’s son one of Margaret Thatcher’s pallbearers

One of the pallbearers for the funeral Wednesday of Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of England, was Sergeant Jason Buffham, 30, nephew of Sharon Dodds of Bellefontaine.

The sergeant represented the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery.

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Sgt. Jason Buffham, third from left, nephew of Bellefontaine resident Sharon Dodds, serves as one of the pallbearers Wednesday for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. (AP Photo/Owen Cooban)

He is a son of former Logan County resident Linda Blaine Buffham, who attended elementary school in Huntsville, before moving to Michigan. Mrs. Buffham served in the Army and her husband was stationed in England, where they have lived for many years.

Mrs. Dodd’s nephew is from Grantham, a small town near Lincolnshire, England. The prime minister was raised in Grantham.

Mrs. Buffham was a visitor to Logan County in 2011, and Mrs. Dodds visited her in England about eight years ago. Their visit included a trip to St. Paul’s Cathedral, where the prime minister’s funeral was held.

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