Martha Bowman Buchanan

Age: 62
Address: Altamont Community
Date of Death: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service

Details: Martha Bowman Buchanan of the Altamont Community went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 15th.  A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late David and Helen Stroupe Bowman.  She was also preceded in death by a niece, Nell Sparks.  Martha was a Pharmacy Tech for a number of years at Crossnore Drug Store and was a beautician who sang since childhood with her family and various quartets.  She was a member of Big Meadows Baptist Church and loved to travel.  
     Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Ted Buchanan; son, Aaron Buchanan and wife, Candi, of Jonas Ridge; siblings: Melvin Bowman and wife, Glenda, of Altamont, Shirley Duncan and husband, Mike, of Altamont and Frank Bowman and wife, Patsy, of Ingalls.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 18th in Big Meadows Baptist Church.  Rev. Josh Calvert, Rev. Wesley Duncan and Pastor Keith Russell will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Bowman Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday at the church and at other times will be at the home.  Pallbearers will be: Ronald Buchanan, Denny Bowman, Dustin Biddix, Seth Benfield, Lance Wright and Travis Daniels.
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