Eva Naomi Buchanan

May 4, 1931May 11, 2019

Eva Naomi Haynes Buchanan. Age 88

Mrs. Eva N. Buchanan of Orlando, FL, daughter of John M. Haynes & Violah A. Price Haynes, was born May 4, 1931 in Kenton County, KY and departed this life the 11th Day of May, 2019 at 10:07 PM. She was 88 years & 7 days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

She was united in marriage to Twyman Buchanan, son of Hansel U. and Dora Esther Blankenship Buchanan on May 5, 1952. Twyman’sobituary did not include the fact that he had received a purple heart and a silver star during the Battle of the Bulge and she wanted this included in her obituary.

She was a life-time crafter and used her talents making bazaar sale items, church paraments, quilts and needlepoint items for the churches she attended. She was the family genealogist, a member of the Central Florida Genealogy Society, Orlando, Florida, transcribing birth and death records of early 1900s for them. She also transcribed for USGENWEB the 1800s US Census for Grant County, Kentucky.

She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Esther Buchanan McCartney and Lee Ann Buchanan and a grand-daughter, Sara Megan McCartney of Orlando, FL; brother & sister in law, Walter & Connie Haynes of Comfort, Texas; sister-in-law Linda Haynes of Oklahoma City, OK and a sister Eutha Haynes Larew of Thornton, WV; and a host of relatives and friends in Green County Kentucky and throughout the United States.

She was preceded in death by her Husband Twyman Buchanan, her Brothers John S. Haynes

of Phoenix, AZ and James K. Haynes of Oklahoma City, OK.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Naomi Buchanan will be conducted on May 16th at 7:30 PM after a viewing which begins at 5:30 PM at the Baldwin Fairchild at Chapel Hill facility (2420 Harrell Road, Orlando, FL 32817). Final burial will be on May 25th at 10:00 AM at Chapel Hill followed by a Celebration of Life at Hope Lutheran Church (2600 N. Dean Road, Orlando, FL 32817) at 1:00 PM.

Rev. Paul vonWerder of Hope Lutheran Church will be officiating at both events. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hope Lutheran Church (Organ Repairs Fund), in lieu of flowers or other considerations, which can be made at the funeral home, to the church directly or via electronic links below. (select the Donate Now button and then select Organ Repair) or


  • Ruth Esther Buchanan McCartney, Daughter
  • Lee Ann Buchanan, Daughter
  • Sara Megan McCartney, Granddaughter
  • Walter Haynes (Connie), Brother
  • Linda Haynes, Sister-in-law
  • Eutha Haynes Larew, Sister


25 May

Committal Service

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Baldwin Fairchild at Chapel Hill

2420 Harrell Road
Orlando, Florida 32817


  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019


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Mark Corsa

May 16, 2019

For me, Eva personified the ideal of a good Christian. I have never met anyone kinder, more giving or truer of heart than Eva. From the the first day I met her, I always felt welcome in her home and her heart. Faith, Love and Charity were words she lived by every day. Everyone whose life she touched is richer for the experience. I will always remember Eva as a true Blessing.

Mary Bell

May 14, 2019

Evie, my friend. I am so GLAD you are my friend. And I am thankful for all the stories I got to hear of your family, of your life, of your wisdom, of your generosity, of your faith.

You are truly missed right now, but I am comforted by the fact that I will see you again.

Thank you for your friendship and your kind generous ways, and especially for all your stories.


Mary Bell

Ginger Larew

May 13, 2019

I am grateful for the times I got to spend with my Aunt Eva. She was a dear soul who was kind to everyone she met. I believe that if there is a Craft Corner in heaven that she will be there working diligently on one of her projects. :)
There are so many ways that she shared her love with me. She helped me when I went to college, she shared family stories with me, she baked lovely chocolate pies, and she always had a smile to make you feel good no matter how your day or her day was going. I'm sad that she's gone but I believe in a life after this one, as she did, so I know that I shall see her again. Thornton Wilder said "the highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude." I'm so very grateful that Aunt Eva was in my life.

With All My Love,
Ginger Larew