Lemuel O Buchanan, 84, a retired farmer
residing on R. R. 1 and a highly respected, life-long resident of the Mt.Vernon community, died early Sunday (19 Jun 1955) afternoon at his home.
Death severed marital bonds of 62 years. The surviving wife
is the former Loretta Utley, who, like her husband is a representative of a
prominent, pioneer local family.
Mr. Buchanan's body is at the Short-Niehaus
Funeral Home. It will remain there until Wednesday when it will be taken to Mt.PleasantGeneralBaptistChurch at Bufkin, of
which the deceased had been a member for many years. Rev. C. E. Terrell, Mt.PleasantChurch pastor, will conduct the funeral service
at the church at Wednesday. Burial will be in Mt.Pleasant cemetery, of which Mr. Buchanan was
sexton for many years.
Although in failing health for several years, the deceased had
been seriously ill only since last Wednesday.
Surviving, in addition to the aged wife, are two sons, Harvey
Buchanan, Detroit, and Everett Buchanan, R. R. 1, Mt. Vernon; two daughters,
Mrs. Alvin Holt, R. R. 3, Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Edgar Elrod, Mt. Vernon; eight
grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Corilla Breeze, Mt. Vernon.
parents were William Buchanan and Lois Parks Buchanan.