Howard BuchananMarch 14, 1923 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 94)
Howard Buchanan, 94, of Green Mountain, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, Sunday January 7, 2018 at the Care Partners Solace Center. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Ike and Crettie Peterson Buchanan. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Tom Buchanan, J.D. Buchanan and Dannie Buchanan, and sisters: Hettie B. Davis and Blanche B. Garland. A WWII US Army Air Corps Veteran, Howard was a former employee of Glen Raven Mills, a trucker in the tire business and a farmer. He was a member of Burnsville Lodge # 717 A.F. & A.M. for 57 years. He was a very devoted Member, Choir Leader and Deacon of North Bend Free Will Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years: Nora Hughes Buchanan; a daughter: Brenda Thomas and husband Mike of Weaverville; three sons: David Buchanan and wife Judy of Burnsville, Bobby Buchanan of Green Mountain and his fiancée Carolyn Shepherd of Burnsville. and Dwight Buchanan and wife Becky of Burnsville; seven grandchildren: twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; a sister: Mary Wilson and husband Rev. J C of Asheville and a brother: Jack Buchanan and wife Joanne of Pocatello, Idaho
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Revs. Phillip Hughes and Rodney Deyton will officiate. Masonic Rites will be conferred by Burnsville Lodge # 717 A.F. & A.M. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery at Horton Hill. His grandsons and Deacons of North Bend will serve as Pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from Noon until 2 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Heartfelt thanks is given by his family to the staff of Care Partners/ Keever Solace Center for the wonderful care given to Howard. Memorials may be made to Care Partners Solace Center, 21 Belvedere Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or to Gideons International, PO Box 264 Burnsville, NC 28714.