Mrs. Nancy O. Buchanan of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020, at The Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 92 years and 26 days. She was born in Livingston (Overton County), Tennessee on Saturday, September 15, 1928, the daughter of Robert and Hazel (Curtis) Officer. She was of Baptist faith, a member of Burkesville Baptist Church, a school teacher and librarian for 45 years for the Cumberland County School System, and former owner of Curtis & McComas. She received her Associate’s degree from Lindsey Wilson College, and her Bachelor of Science degree, Master’s degree, and Rank I from Western Kentucky University. She was a member of the Burkesville Women’s Club, V. F. W. Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star Burkesville Chapter #380, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, Cumberland County Retired Teachers, D. A. R., and W. M. U. Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Bedford Curtis, her husband, William Thomas “Tommy” Buchanan, whom she wed Sunday, November 28, 1948, and her sister and brother-in-law, Emily Jo and Jimmy Coe.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Nancy J. Coe Hamm of Jennings, Florida, Linda Lea Sharp of Burkesville, Kentucky, James B. Coe of Arizona, Lawrence Lee (and Vivian) Miller of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, her half-brother, Robert Officer of St. Louis, Missouri, and cousins, Libby Riggins, Lanny Judd, Joe Howard Curtis, Dixie Hall, J. W. Monroe, Roy Curtis Nance, Linda Lou Cook, Martha Ann Streckfus, Barbara Barnes, and Keith McComas.
The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Burkesville Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Shelton officiating. Family remarks were shared by Honorable Harlan E. “Lanny” Judd, Jr. A eulogy was given by Judge David L. Williams. Graveside committal service was shared by Pastor Jonathan Herald. Special music shared by Roy Curtis Nance and special songs by Todd Davidson and by Marsha Wheeldon with accompaniment by Libby Mullinix. Burial was in the Burkesville Cemetery in Burkesville, Kentucky. Casket bearers were Rick Niekirk, Harvey Graves, Ken Judd, Josh Judd, Michael Arms, and Lawrence Lee Miller. Honorary casket bearers were all past and present deacons of Burkesville Baptist Church, Michael Ballard, Joe Brown, Jeremy Cooksey, Greg Cooksey, Todd Davidson, Randel Flowers, Joseph Metcalfe, Jim Murley, John Phelps, Weldon Rowe, Dennis Sells, Tony Wells, Dr. Sam Rice, Rodney Jessup, Jerry Brockman, Fred Buchanan, Bill Curtis, Darrell Moons, and Eric Garland. In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to the Burkesville Baptist Church or the Burkesville Cemetery (P. O. Box 246, Burkesville, Ky 42717). Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.
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