Age: 84 Address: Deer Park Lake Road, Spruce Pine Date of Death: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Arrangements: Henline Hughes Funeral Home
Details: Oakalene Buchanan Vance, age 84 formerly of the Cane Creek Community went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church where she was Church Secretary for 20 years.
She was a graduate of Cecil’s Business College with a degree in Accounting and Bookkeeping. After college she was employed by Spruce Pine Mica Company where she was Secretary and Bookkeeper for over 40 years. She enjoyed painting, reading, and cooking. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Oakley and Hazel Roberts Buchanan, her husband, Sam McClure Vance, and her brother, Alfred Buchanan.
Survivors include her daughters, Sammie Ellis and husband Michael, of Spruce Pine, NC, and Cathy Beam and husband Alan, of Shelby, NC, and her son, John Vance and wife Jennifer, of Spruce Pine, NC, four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:00PM in Pine Branch Baptist Church with Reverend Steve Williams and Reverend Randy Bonner officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Interment will be at Cane Creek Cemetery.
Henline – Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the Vance Family.