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Monday May 18th, 2015
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Wray Buchanan

Dr. Wray Buchanan, age 85 of Calhoun, passed away Saturday afternoon at Morning Point Assisted Living. Dr. Buchanan was born in Franklin, TN to the late Carroll Everett Buchanan and Elizabeth Steele Buchanan. Wray was a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army during the Korea Era. Wray was a retired Professor Emeritus of Marketing for the University System of Georgia at Kennesaw State University. He was a former Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs of the University System of Tennessee and a Marketing Professor at the University of Georgia. Dr. Buchanan attended Cartersville House of Prayer. Survivors include his wife Barbara H. Buchanan of Calhoun; one daughter, Debbie Harris and her husband Ron of Kingston, GA; one son, Russell Buchanan and his wife Anne of Palmetto, FL; eight grandchildren and eight great grand children also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning May, 19, 2015 at 11 AM from the Chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Rocky Abernathy officiating. Warren Kennedy will have charge of music. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cartersville. Family will receive friends Monday evening May 18, 2015 from 6 to 8 PM at Thomas Funeral Home. In Lieu of Flowers contributions may be made to Cartersville House of Prayer @ 416 Grassdale Road Suite E Cartersville, GA 30121 Pallbearers serving will include the grandsons. You may sign the guest book and leave condolences for the family at Thomas Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for Dr. Wray Buchanan, age 85 of Calhoun.


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Thank you Nan! We so appreciated Chris's presence. He's always such a comforting friend. We missed you, but we understood.

Debbie Harris Jun 4 2015 7:23 AM

Rejoicing in the knowledge that Wray is in the tangible presence of Christ. Our prayers continue to be with all the loved ones who are mourning. Wish I could have joined you at the memorial service. Lots of love, Nan

Nan Alberts May 24 2015 7:16 AM

Thank you Jeaniece! You know how he loved you! Thanks for making him always laugh!

Debbie Harris May 23 2015 11:42 PM

My mother appreciates your comforting words & prayers.

Debbie Harris May 23 2015 11:41 PM

Thank you Julie!

Debbie Harris May 23 2015 11:39 PM

Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories Susan! We love you !

Debbie Harris May 23 2015 11:39 PM

May the love of the family support you during this time . We are thinking of you Ken Richard and the Allainces team

Doreen Raimondi May 21 2015 9:08 AM

Wray was a much loved uncle of mine, the youngest of my mother's three brothers. I will always treasure the memories of times spent with reunions at the Hoods' Camp and elsewhere. He had a great sense of humor and added such an element of fun to any gathering. He will be greatly missed by all of us. I wish I could have seen him in recent years, but my circumstances and living so far away didn't allow it. I know his passing has added so much joy to his immediate family, all of whom are with him now in heaven. And Jesus has welcomed him with great celebration into their midst! With love to Barbara, Debbie, Russ and the rest of the family-- Susan Hall

Susan Hall May 19 2015 12:37 PM

Julie Hunter lit a candle for Wray Buchanan

Julie Hunter May 18 2015 6:14 PM

Barbara, I remember fondly the times we spent at the Berry's Home Group. I pray for you to feel the Lord's presence, comfort, and mercy as you face life without Wray. I know God will bless you and keep you. Susan Bedsaul

Susan Bedsaul May 18 2015 12:57 PM