Funeral service for Mrs. Dorien T. Buchanan age 92, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Monday at 10:00 am at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Buchanan passed away Friday at Donalson Care Center.
A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late James William Tate and the late Lucille Harbin Tate Alexander. She worked in the sample unit at Serbin, the Fair Store, the National Store and was a homemaker. Mrs. Buchanan loved her family, her community, her birthday and her church, where she served on many committees. She was historian for the ARP Women’s Society for many years, president of her Sunday School Class for over 50 years and until her death, loved the distinction of being the oldest member of the Fayetteville ARP Church.
Survivors include her sons Jimmy (Diane) Buchanan of Fayetteville, Johnny (Cindy) Buchanan of Spring Hill, TN, daughter Carolyn Denton of Fayetteville, daughter-in-law Diane Flynt Buchanan of Fayetteville, grandchildren Brett (Mandy) Buchanan, Amy Buchanan, Chris (Laura) Buchanan, Brent (Becky) Buchanan, Carrie Buchanan, Brian Buchanan, Lindsay Denton, great grandchildren Maggie, Clay and Wyatt Buchanan, brother Fred (Sharon) Tate of Fayetteville, sister Leatha (Robert) Vaughan of Fayetteville, cousin Nancy Faulkner of Fayetteville. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James Dale Buchanan, son Robert Buchanan, brother Thomas Tate, sister Marianna Moyers, half siblings Nell, Lillian and Bill Tate.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday evening from 3 – 6 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the St. Jude’s Hospital, American Cancer Society or Fayetteville/Lincoln County Museum.
So sorry for your loss, but what a legacy she leaves! May God bless you all.
So sorry to hear of Dorin’s death. She was such a sweet sweet lady. She could always make you feel good just to see her. I always enjoyed talking with her. Our prayers & thoughts are with you all.
God Bless to All,
Carroll, Dean, Billy McGehee, Mary &Teresa Partin
Jimmy, Johnny and Carolyn, I’m so sorry about your Mom. She is a large part of my fond memories of growing up in the ARP Church. She was always so friendly, sweet and caring. My heart and prayers go out to each of you.
Jimmy, Johnny and Carolyn – I was so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I remember her well when we were in elementary school. She was always such a sweet and friendly lady. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow.
Jimmy, Diane, Johnny, and Carolyn,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. I remember her so fondly, always a loving supporter of our church and of me. I know you will miss her but you can rest assured that she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, reunited with Mr. James, and my parents. We will all be together one day. What a blessing to have had her love and presence for so long!
In Christian love,
Jimmy and Diane,
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Buchanan’s passing. Shirley and I are at Donalson each week but did not know she was there.
Sincerely, Jim (Class of ’61)
Jimmy, Carolyn and family, I’m so sorry to read of the passing of your Mom. I always thought she was such a pretty lady. I wanted you all to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
My tribute should have been for Johnny and Jimmy.
Johnny and Johnny, Thinking of you at
this sad time. I remember your mother fondly from back when we were in school. She was a lovely lady in every way. Jimmy, I know that this has been a hard week for you and Diane. Prayers are going up for all of you.
I am sorry to hear about Dorien’s death. I have so many good memories of time spent with the Buchanan family and mine. We were neighbors and friends for a long time. Mother (Mildred Ramsey) and Dorien remain friends long after the death of their husbands.
We will miss you greatly, you were my second Mother. Love Pat George