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Ted Buchanan, age 70, of the Altamont Community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Elbridge and Etta Dellinger Buchanan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Bowman Buchanan, who passed away in 2013; brothers: Marvin, Clinton and Lawrence Buchanan; sisters-in-law: Sandra Benfield Buchanan, Lucille Burleson Buchanan and Grace Clark Buchanan and a brother-in-law, Mike Duncan. Ted was a US Army Veteran, having served in the Vietnam Era. He was a member Big Meadows Baptist Church who loved to bear hunt and fish.
Surviving is his son, Aaron Buchanan and wife, Candi, of Jonas Ridge; sisters: Beulah Burleson of Spruce Pine, Patsy Bowman and husband, Frank, of Newland and Doris Grindstaff and husband, Gary, of Newland; aunt, Maxine Bartlett of Spruce Pine; sisters-in-law: Shirley Duncan of Altamont and Marie Buchanan of Spruce Pine and brother-in-law, Melvin Bowman and wife, Glenda, of Altamont. Numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th in Big Meadows Baptist Church. Rev. Wesley Duncan and Pastor Keith Russell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. A private burial will be held in the Bowman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Randall Buchanan, Ronald Buchanan, Melvin Bowman, Lance Wright, Travis Daniels and Seth Benfield.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations may be made to the Daniel Boone Bear Club c/o of Benny Vance at 2522 Mt. Pleasant Road, Newland, NC 28657.