February 6, 1930 - August 26, 2021
Waites Avery Buchanan, age 91 of Spruce Pine passed away on Thursday morning August 26, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. Avery was born in Mitchell County on February 6th, 1930. He was a son of the late Clayton J. Buchanan and Annie Ledford Buchanan Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father; Will Smith, brothers; Glenn, Millard and Hayden Buchanan and sisters; Louise Blankenship, Veda Kaylor, Deloris Thomas, Georgia Turner and Dorothy Ann Buchanan. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 68 years; Margaret McGee Buchanan of the home, daughters; Ava Hollifield and husband, Ken of Spruce Pine and Sherry Ollis and husband, David of Winnabow, NC. Grandchildren; Damien Hollifield and wife, Amanda, and Matt Hollifield and wife, Kayla of Spruce Pine, Kelly Stegall and husband, Justin of Winnabow, NC and Michelle Moore and husband, Quisto of Leland, NC. Great grandchildren; Chloe Hollifield of Wilmington, NC, Keiland, Keslyn and Karter Hollifield of Spruce Pine, Jordan, Avery Ann and Elliot Stegall of Winnabow, NC and Knox Lee Moore of Leland, NC. Step grandchildren; Kim Hollifield O’Day (Steve) of Cumming, GA and Brett Hollifield of Wake Forest, NC. Step great grandchildren; Caitlin, Cami and Brooke O’Day and Dylan, Alex and Sydney Hollifield. He is also survived by his brothers; Bill Buchanan and wife, Becky of Granite Falls, NC, Wade Buchanan and wife, Brenda of Connelly Springs, NC, Richard Smith and wife, Debra of Hildebrand, NC and Edward Smith of Charlotte, NC; sister; June Lowman of Hickory, NC and many nieces and nephews. Avery was born and raised in Spruce Pine. He was an Army Veteran during the Korean War period. He owned and operated Avery’s Market for many years prior to working for the USPS. He retired from the postal service after 30 years. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and served many terms as a deacon, a Sunday school teacher and custodian. He was also choir director for years and loved directing and singing. When Avery wasn’t working or serving at Mt. Carmel, he was gardening, hunting or fishing. He also loved working in honeybees. His children and grandchildren admired his work ethic but mostly they admired his love for God. Funeral services for Mr. Buchanan will be conducted at 2:00 pm Sunday, August 29th, 2021 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev's. Toby Crowder and Don Ford officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until the service hour at the church. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com.,selecting Avery Buchanan’s name and then you may sign her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the Buchanan family. Mr. Buchanan’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook for viewing.
Waites Avery Buchanan, age 91 of Spruce Pine passed away on Thursday morning August 26, 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. Avery was born in Mitchell County on February 6th, 1930. He was a son of... View Obituary & Service Information
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