Dear cousins may the peace that comes from God fill your hearts. He left a legacy HIS FAMILY. Grace love and peace.
I am the man I am today due to men like your father. Like many, he gave me my first job. I worked there from my senior year in high school till I graduated college. I get on my wife's nerves because I complain when I go through a grocery store line and the cashier and bag boy are talking and not acknowledging the customer. Mr. Buchanan would have none of that! He was a great man and one of my idols. He will love in in the things I do and what I instill in my own children. Thank you for sharing your father.
My mom was sick when we're growing up. When we were in school Mr. Buchanan would meet my mom and carry my little brother to the store from the car and put him in the buggy for her. After her shopping was over he would carry him back to the car. My mom later had heart surgery and recovered to raise all of us, but her and my dad never forgot the kindness of Mr. Buchanan.
My mother was sick when we were growing up. She couldn't carry my little brother from the car to the store. When we were in school Mr. Buchanan would meet my mom at the car and carry my brother to the store, put him in the buggy and then carry him back to the car when she had finished shopping. My parents never forgot how good he was to them . My mom later had heart surgery and recovered very well. They always shopped at his store. Mary Foulks Smith
Mr. Buchanan gave me my first job back in 1969. I was a student at Fulton High. He was a great boss ...always very caring. He knew most all of the customers by name & greeted each person who came in the store. I have a lot of good memories of him & the store. I will keep the family in my prayers. So very sorry for your loss.
I had the pleasure of meeting James and visiting him this past couple of months. I know he brought joy to many. I loved it, I'd say, " You are a southern gentleman, Where you from?" He'd respond " I'm from Knoxville, Tennessee."
I'm very sorry for your loss. I was one of those kids from Fulton High School that he gave my first job.
Pat, Im very sorry for your loss and will be saying a prayer for your family
I KNEW MR. BUCHANAN WHEN I WORKED AT WOOLWORTHS IN THE BROADWAY SHOPPING CENTER. HE WAS SUCH A FINE MAN. SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
Dear Buchanan Family:
I hope it will be okay to share a story of my memory of Mr. Buchanan.
In 1968 my mother Ruth was a cashier at the Broadway Shopping Center and worked for Mr. Buchanan. That year, the White Store employees' family Christmas party was held in the community and recreation building at Fountain City Park. Mr. Buchanan called the individual names of all the children there and gave each of us a Christmas present. I was 4 yrs old and my gift was a box of paper-dolls. I remember Mr. Buchanan smiling and passing out the Christmas gifts. I was so surprised and felt so special that I was called by name and received a Christmas gift from Mr. Buchanan. When I would accompany my mom to the store, he was always there friendly with a smile on his face. Although our memories of him are from many years ago, on behalf of my mother who is out of the country on vacation, our sincerest prayers and condolences on the passing of a very kind man.