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Marnita Buchanan

Marnita Buchanan, age 54, of Erwin, Passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at her home.  A native of Winter Garden, FL, Marnita is a daughter of the late Charles Willis and Faith Rewis (Conrad) Sanders.  She enjoyed softball, working puzzles, basketball and watching her grandchildren play sports.

Marnita Buchanan has left behind to cherish her memory: husband of 29 years, Mark Buchanan; daughters: Mindi Sparks and Mara Buchanan; grandchildren: Faith Bennett, Brooklynn Sparks and Beaux Sparks; siblings: Diane Pridgen, Alisa Nielsen, Shari Hopson and Dorie White; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Marnita’s friends Debbie and Sara, as well as the nurses and staff of Amedisys Hospice for their kindness and care during this difficult time.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Marnita Buchanan in a funeral service to be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home.  Reverend Bob Lewis will officiate.  A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022 and will continue until service time at Valley Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Marnita’s name to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. 

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