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Alma Hughes Buchanan

Alma Hughes Buchanan, 90, of Bakersville, North Carolina, passed away Tuesday, February 08, 2022 at her residence.


A native of Mitchell County, she was born on July 08, 1931 to the late Harvey Hughes and Lockie Davis Hughes. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Buchanan; and a great grandson, Logan Garner.


Alma was an avid gardener; she truly loved working with her flowers. She was very committed to her church, Friendship Chapel, and she was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved singing hymns and once was a part of a traveling quartet. She also worked for a time as a substitute teacher at Buladean Elementary. Alma will be remembered for her great cooking. She enjoyed canning and always made the best fried chicken.


She is survived by her three daughters, Carol Buchanan (Chantha), Robyn Garner (James), and Janie Buchanan (Chris); five grandchildren, Jonathan Buchanan (Gorana), Zachary Garner (Ashlea), Katie Enfinger (Luke), Bethany Garner, and Christian Garner; and eight great grandchildren, Spencer White, Sofie Buchanan, Isabella Buchanan, Adelaide Enfinger, Lydia Enfinger, Rosalie Enfinger, Jude Enfinger, and Jackson Enfinger.


A memorial service will be held in the Spring.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

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Gran was inspirational and a role model who was constantly positive with a unique sense of humor. She'll always be loved and and forever remembered!

Jonathan Buchanan Dec 1 2022 8:29 PM

We are so very sorry. Much love and prayers

Donna,Zack and GB Garland Feb 14 2022 12:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alma Buchanan

Donna,Zack and GB Garland Feb 14 2022 12:01 PM

Such a special lady. She will be missed by me and by her loving family. May God be holding your hand today and everyday, dear sweet Alma Buchanan. Alma you helped me when I needed you and I will always love you for your kindness and love for me. I am proud to be part of the family. Your memory will go on and on. Your breath will be part of the breeze that flows through the mountain top you called home here on earth. May God be with you and Mr. Buchanan for all eternity. You will never be forgotten. I love you!

Gretchen Feb 12 2022 6:58 AM

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Gretchen Feb 12 2022 6:56 AM

Aunt Alma was such a fine lady and will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We love you all. Rick and Sandra Putman

Rick and Sandra Putman Feb 11 2022 11:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alma Buchanan

Rick and Sandra Putman Feb 11 2022 11:39 AM

I love you so much gran. i\'m gonna miss you more than anything.

Spencer white Feb 10 2022 8:08 AM

We love you Nana Alma. You brought a smile and joy to our hearts. You inspired us. Your friends at the Pregnancy Center.

The Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee Feb 9 2022 2:21 PM

We loved you alma.you was so sweet giving.maded best banana pudding.going miss your wave.my 💜❤️ is broke Jerry loved you so much.hope we will meet again
. honor to have known you

diane putmann Feb 8 2022 7:00 PM

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