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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled May 15, 2012

Leah Jo Buchanan

Leah Jo Buchanan, D. May 11, 2012

Leah Jo Buchanan, age 74, of Elk Park passed away on Friday May 11, 2012 at her residence. 

A native of Avery County, she was born May 5, 1938 a daughter of the late Willard and Ethel Hicks Whittington. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and enjoyed flowers, gardening and reading. Along with her parents, Leah was preceded in death by her: husband, Billy Buchanan; and daughter, Theresa Adams.

Leah has left to cherish her memory her: daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Sammy Oaks of Elk Park; sons, Danny Buchanan and Brad “Shorty” Buchanan both of Elk Park; sisters, Louise Buchanan and Martha Pittman both of Newland; grandchildren; Josh Oaks, Heather Oaks, Ginger Gragg, Morgan McKinney, Travis Gragg; great grand daughter, Chelsie Ruppard.

Funeral services for Leah Jo Buchanan will be conducted on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Gragg and Pastor Mike Haley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until the service hour. Interment will follow in the Elk Park Cemetery on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 11:00 am.

Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.rsfh.net.

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Buchanan family.

View this video tribute at http://videos.lifetributes.com/305169

Listings of Funeral Homes in Avery County:

Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Newland:
296 Ash Street
P.O. Box 215
Newland, NC 28657