James Ernest Buchanan, 96, of Charlotte, NC, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at his home. A native of Bakersville, NC, he was the son of the late Virgil and Estelle Burleson Buchanan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Greene Buchanan who passed away in 2020. James was a veteran of WWII. He was also a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and he loved playing Bluegrass gospel music with The Paw Creek Boys.
Survivors include his daughters: Beverly Thomas (Andy) of Charlotte and Pamela Wallace (Pete) of Georgia; four grandchildren: Lisa Staten, Tina Thomas, Matt Wallace, and Jennifer Merrill; great grandchildren: Robbie Joiner, Melissa Joiner, Heather Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Henry Merrill, Harrison Merrill, Lowry Wallace, Violet Wallace, and Bera Wallace; great great grandchildren: Mason Johnson, Rylee Joiner, and Aria Johnson also survive.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, January 31, 2022 in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral home with L.J. Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery, Fred Sparks Rd., Bakersville, NC with military graveside rites.
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