Avery County Obituaries – Compiled May 15, 2012

Published Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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

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