OBITUARY

James "Jim" Buchanan, Sr.

April 29, 1931November 5, 2013

Mr. James Ellis Buchanan, Sr., 82, of Nebo, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at his residence. Born April 29, 1931, in Mitchell County, Jim was a son of the late Jeter Buchanan and Maude Howell Buchanan. In addition to his parents, Jim was also preceded in death by a sister, Nina Jones. He was a charter member of Eastside Baptist Church which is now called Nebo Crossing. He served his Country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Jim retired from Marion Fabrics after having served with over 18 year’s perfect attendance. He will be remembered as having a great sense of humor and a loving man to his family and friends and an avid Washington Redskins fan. His memory will be cherished by his loving wife of 53 years, Maxine Vivian Peters Buchanan, of the residence; son, Jim Buchanan, Jr., of the residence; daughter, Teena Melia and husband, Reverend Tony Melia, of Portsmouth, VA; brother, Billy Ray Buchanan and wife, Pauline, of Bryson City, NC; three sisters, Gladys Hall, of Marion, Betty Buchanan and husband Ray, of Bakersville, and Marilyn Owensby, of Marion; a grandson, A.J. Melia, of Portsmouth, VA; granddaughter, Cammisa Hernandez and husband, Simon, of Norfolk, VA; great grandson, Julian Nicholas Hernandez and great granddaughter, Jasmin Viviana Hernandez, both of Norfolk, VA; and a host of nieces and nephews will also cherish his memory. Funeral Services for Mr. Buchanan will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Nebo Crossing in Nebo with Pastor Bob Ritter and Reverend Les Green officiating. Interment will follow at the McDowell Memorial Park in Marion with full Military Rites provided by the North Carolina National Guard and the Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends Friday evening, November 8th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Buchanan’s memory to Hospice of McDowell County, 575 Airport Rd., Marion, NC 28752. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.kirkseyfhmarion.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2013
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James "Jim" Buchanan, Sr.

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Kim Pugh

November 18, 2013

Jim so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. may God give you strength during this time. I know how much you cared for your parents.May God bless you.

GLENDA BRADLEY

November 12, 2013

MAXINE AND FAMILY,SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JIM,HE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN,WE GREW UP IN THE SAME MILL VILLAGE,IN EAST MARION,SO MANY YEARS AGO, AND WENT TO THE SAME CHURCH FOR MANY YEARS, I LOVE YOU AND JIMMY AND TEENA,PLEASE KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.

November 11, 2013

To Maxine and Jimmy was so sorry of for your loss.He was a very nice man.I hope you will find comfort in the days ahead.We will be praying for you and all the family.Just think God receive another angel.
With love
Robert and Lynda Inabinett

Mike Hughes

November 8, 2013

Jim and Family, So sorry for your loss. May God's Comfort be with you all during this time. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mike Hughes(Hickory Funeral Home)

Anita Collins-Wages

November 8, 2013

To Jim's family, I was very sorry to hear of his passing. Jim worked at Marion Mfg/Marion Fabrics when I was the nurse there. He was a very nice person. My deepest sympathy.

Penny Sigmon

November 7, 2013

Maxine, Jim, Teena, Tony and children.....you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time. God Bless you all.

November 7, 2013

Jim and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gayden and Margie Swann

November 7, 2013

Jimmy,
I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers.
Eva Jarrett Davis

Noelle N Roman Rollins

November 7, 2013

our prayers go out to you n the family. God Bless

mary n frank melia

November 7, 2013

Jimmy,Maxine,Teena,Tony,AJ,Misa,Simon,ju-ju, Jasmin. so sorry for your loss.our prayers are with you at this time n always.we love you.