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.