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Terence "Terry" Stephen Buyers

April 24, 1952 — July 14, 2023

North Augusta, SC

N. Augusta, SC – Terence “Terry” Stephen Buyers, 71, passed away Friday, July 14, 2023 surrounded by loved ones.

Terry was born in Cleveland, OH, the son of the late Gene and Dorothy Ripich Buyers. He briefly served in the US Navy, attended the University of Arizona, and went on to become a jack-of-all-trades working as a mechanic. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Society of Creative Anachranism, SAC, where he was known as “Taras”. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, collecting unique antiques, and gardening (especially caring for bonsai trees). His most special interest was his family, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Terry is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth J. Rogers, N. Augusta, SC, and Suzanne (William) Hepler, Jackson, SC, Chelsea Macneil, Boston, IN; his son, Johnathan Buyers, Graniteville, SC; grandchildren, Karson Rogers, Leah Hepler, Elijah Hepler, and Kyrie Ellers; his sister, Dori (Scott) Murray-Harris, Norton Shores, MI; his niece, Juliana Murray-Harris, Norton Shores, MI; and sister in law, Karen (Hank) Spivey, Aiken.

A Celebration of Life for Terry will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 19, 2023, in the Shellhouse Funeral Home chapel. The family will then receive friends until 3:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the American Heart Association ( or the National Wild Turkey Federation (

The family would like to thank the Neuro ICU staff at Augusta University Medical Center for their compassion and care, as well as his employer A&A Electric Motor and Repair for their compassion and generosity during this time.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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Shellhouse Funeral Home Inc

924 Hayne Ave SW
Aiken, SC 29801

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