SPRUCE PINE, N.C. -The Reverend Ralph L. Buchanan, age 100, of Spruce Pine, North Carolina, peacefully went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 7, 2012. From 1949 - 1959, Reverend Buchanan served as pastor of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, Mebane, North Carolina.
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On August 26, 1941, Reverend Buchanan was married to Flora Margaret McGoogan, of St. Pauls, North Carolina, who preceded him in death on July 4, 2000.
Two children survive him, Daniel E. Buchanan of Anderson, S.C. and Martha Lee Buchanan Smith, of Spruce Pine, North Carolina.
Services celebrating the life and ministry of Rev. Buchanan will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church, Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Interment will follow at the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Webb Funeral Home Wednesday, May 9th from 6 until 8 p.m.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Ralph and Margaret Buchanan Memorial Scholarship Fund, King College, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, Tennessee 37620, Hospice of Mitchell County, P.O. Box 38, Spruce Pine, North Carolina 28777 or to Camp Buc, 4730 Upper Whitewater Road, Sapphire, NC 28774.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from May 7 to May 8, 2012