John David Buchanan

December 8, 1936May 21, 2012

John Buchanan, Thaxton John Buchanan, age 75, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church, a Mason and self-employed in the construction business. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be at 11 AM Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Hurricane Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Merritt and Rev. Philip Brock officiating; burial will follow in the Warren Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include his wife: Bivivian Russell Buchanan, one daughter: Debbie Buchanan Murrah and husband Danny Murrah; one son: Timothy David Buchanan and wife Reena Helms Buchanan; five grandchildren: Carrie Murrah Duran and husband Michael Duran, Christy Murrah Knighton and husband Corey Knighton, Emily Buchanan Rayburn and husband Matt Rayburn, Rachel Buchanan and Kaitlin Buchanan; three great-grandsons: Hayden Duran, Cohen Knighton and Gibson Rayburn; two sisters: Opal Buchanan Watson and Ethylene Buchanan Privett and a half-brother: Mike Russell and wife Karen. He was preceded in death by his parents: Louis Buchanan and Hessie Buchanan Russell and step-father: Marvin Russell; and his siblings: Barbara Russell, Duel Russell, Lynder Russell, Laymon Russell, Troy Russell, Leson Russell, Merrel Russell Henson,Luster Russell and Wilma Russell Whitworth. Pallbearers will be: Zuby Parrish, Graden Hooker, Michael Duran, Corey Knighton, Matt Rayburn and Kurt Thompson. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home and from 10 to 11 AM Wednesday at Hurricane Baptist Church. Flowers were provided by DB Floral and Gifts in Saltillo, MS. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 22, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 23, 2012

John David Buchanan

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May 29, 2012

In Loving Memory
Those we love remain with us for Love itself Lives on. And cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we Love can never be more than a Thought apart, far as long as There is MEMORY, Mr. John Buchanan will live on in the HEART!
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU, Mrs Bivivian & the entire Family. From ALL the Staff at Yokna River Dialysis, Oxford APryor, Social Worker

Linda Caples Foster

May 23, 2012

Bivivian, I just wanted you to know how sorry I was about Johnny. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Linda Caples Foster

From the Staff of Browning Funeral Home

May 22, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.