Age: 94 Address: Bear Creek Community, MIrchell County, North Carolina Date of Death: Monday, April 7, 2014 Arrangements: Webb Funeral Home
Details: Elva B. Buchanan of Laurel Cove Road in Bakersville, the Bear Creek community, died Monday, April 7th at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born on July 13, 1919 in Mitchell County and was the daughter of the late Sam L. and Delia B. Buchanan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Buchanan who passed away in 1999. She was also preceded in death by an infant son; Richard Buchanan and her son; Kenneth Buchanan; her son-in-law; Ed Pendley and her sister; Sammie Harrald.
Elva was a life long member of the Bear Creek Baptist Church and she loved her church family. She also loved her garden and enjoyed working with flowers and loved animals. She adopted many people as family members and had a large extended family. She was known to many as either ‘Maw’ or ‘Granny’.
Mrs. Elva Buchanan leaves behind her daughters; Wilma Hall and husband, J. Wayne of Spruce Pine; Barbara Williams and husband, Ronald of Spruce Pine; and Margaret Pendley of Morganton; a brother-in-law; Floyd Harrald of Bakersville; seven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and four great, great grandchildren.
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service honoring the life of Mrs. Elva Buchanan at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Bear Creek Baptist Church with the Rev’s. Chris Rathbone, Vernon Buchanan, Larry Greene, and Matt Mills officiating. A time to receive friends and share memories and support the family will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Bear Creek Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or donations may be made to either Bear Creek Baptist Church or Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, formerly Hospice of Mitchell County.