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Emma John Angle Bagley Buchanan

Emma John Angle Bagley Buchanan, 96, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Norton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Joseph N. Angle and Maggie C. McMurrain. She was preceded in death by her loving husbands, William Blake Bagley, married 49 years, and Charles Lee Buchanan, married 15 years, of Anniston. Emma John was the beautiful loving mother to Barbara Bagley Boone Silvia and Brenda Bagley Dunaway, devoted grandmother to Ashley Dunaway Johnston, Derek William Dunaway, Leslie Dunaway May, Tony Silvia and Emalee Silvia Johnson and super awesome great-grandmother to Bailey, MacDowell, Walker Johnston and Hollis, Harrison and Reeve May and in her later marriage to Charles Lee Buchanan, she was the loving stepmother, grandmother and great- grandmother to the Buchanan family. She grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn. and had the great distinction of never missing a day in school. She moved to Anniston where she worked for Monsanto. She met her husband William in Anniston where they raised their family. She was active in many organizations, Parker Memorial Baptist Church; President of the Gertrude Bell Sunday School Class; Anniston Country Club; President of the DAR of Anniston; Knox Music Club; Friends; and in her later years she gave time energy to Habitat for Humanity. Emma John and William lived in Birmingham in the 70 and 80s. There she, with two friends, opened Cobb Lane Antiques. She always had a quest for learning more and this was one of many ways she enriched her knowledge of silver and fine furnishings. In her mid 80s she traveled on several mission trip to Honduras, assisting doctors administering to local residents. She was an avid golfer and in her 90s served as a hostess at the Tiger Woods Deutsche Bank tournament in Massachusetts. She was a passionate bridge player, fun to play with, and she passed on her love of cards to her children and grandchildren. While living in Norton, Mass. with her daughter and family, Emma John was active in Friends of the Norton Library, served on the board of NICE and was active at the Norton Senior Center and attended Trinitarian Congressional Church. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Our sweet Mimi has left us with the traditions and tools to continue life in a joyful and enriching way. She inspired all of us with her natural grace and elegance and Mimi touched the lives of all who met her. A memorial service will be held at Parker Memorial Baptist Church on the morning of December 14, 2013. Donations in her memory should be made to Habitat for Humanity, Missions - Parker Memorial Baptist Church, Doctors Without Borders, and Compassionate Care Hospice 174 Dean St., Taunton, MA 02780.

Funeral Home

Norton Memorial Funeral Home
19 Clapp Street Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-4402

Published in The Anniston Star from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2013
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