Ona Belle Shirley Buchanan – Northeast Georgian


March 26, 2022
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Funeral services for Ona Belle Shirley Buchanan, 85, of Mt. Airy, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Interment will follow in the B.C. Grant cemetery.
Mrs. Buchanan went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 19, 2022.
Born Sept. 14, 1936, in Alto, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Ethaline Gailey Shirley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Willie” Buck Buchanan; brothers, Leonard Shirley and Cedron Shirley; sisters, Angie Pritchett and Mary Stephens; daughter-in-law, Mary Lynn Carpenter Buchanan; as well as great-grandchildren, Amberlynn Gulick, Rowan Gulick, and Kaitlyn Gulick.
Ona Belle was a self-employed poultry farmer for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed flowers, bird watching, gardening, and viewing her favorite game shows on the Game Show Network. Most of all, she loved spending precious time with her family, especially keeping her grandchildren. Ona Belle was a member of B.C. Grant Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Randy Buchanan of Alto, Debbie and Rod Chaffee of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Brian and Eva Buchanan of Cleveland; grandchildren, Britain and Zach Oxner and Angel Watkins, all of Mt. Airy and Miranda Watkins of Fort Myers, Florida; great-grandchildren, Kendalyn Oxner, Natalie Oxner, Josh Hulse, Nathan Yates, and B.J. Till; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service hour Wednesday, March 23.
An online guest registry is available at HillsideMemorialChapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
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