MITCHELL Melvin E. Buchanan, 87, Mitchell, formerly of Crawford County, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.
Born October 11, 1920, in Orange County, he was the son of John and Alice (Bennett) Buchanan. He married Alice Bernice Mosson May 7, 1948, and she preceded him in death in April, 2000. He married Pearl (Thompson) Deckard October 11, 2003.
He was a farmer and construction worker and retired from Mulzer Crushed Stone.
He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church.
Pearl Buchanan, Mitchell
Larry Melvin Buchanan and wife, Patricia, Paoli
David Eugene Buchanan and wife, Zola, English
Patty Jean Landreth and husband, Monty, Salem
Sheila Yvonne Buchanan, Taswell
Regina Sorrells, Mitchell
Diana Kay Webb and husband, Lee, Mitchell
Nedra Hardwick and husband, Jerry, Bedford
Geni Clouse and husband, Steve, Palm Coast, Florida
Marlena Swartz and husband, Randy, Mitchell
Kim Dorsett, Bedford
5 great grandchildren
His parents; wife, Alice; brother, Loren Buchanan; and sister, Maymie Giammanco, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Lewis Williams and Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.