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Howard Ferrell “Bud” Buchanan

Howard Ferrell “Bud” Buchanan, age 62, Telford, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence. He was a native of Johnson City and he lived most of his life in Erwin. Howard was a son of the late Ernest and Cora L McCurry Buchanan. He retired after 27 years as a Nursing Assistant at Johnson City Medical Center.
Howard is survived by: his wife, Wanda Buchanan
Daughter: Tammy Burchett, her husband Scott, Greeneville
Two Sons: Howard Buchanan, Jr., his wife Sarah, Jonesborough
Mike Buchanan, his wife Annette, Jonesborough
Nine Grandchildren: Hannah Buchanan, Sadie Buchanan, Parker Buchanan, Lindsey Buchanan, Madison Buchanan, Jonah Buchanan, Jacob Buchanan, Ethan Burchett, Cora Burchett and Devin
Brother: Jim Buchanan, his wife Beverly
Sisters: Ernestine Hatcher, her husband Mickey
Phyllis Marcus, her husband Ron
Helen Peery
Several Nieces and Nephews that he loved dearly
The family would like to express a “thank you” to all the staff at Caris for their love and care that they had given to Bud and a special thank you to his nurse Shannon.

The Celebration of Life for Mr. Howard Buchanan will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2013, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Dwight Hobbs will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, at 5:00 Pm until service time at Valley Funeral Home.

In honor of his granddaughter Lindsey, Bud and his family request in lieu of flowers donations be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. 355 Lexington Ave. 15 th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Howard Ferrell Buchanan, through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187