Retired SFC James William Buchanan

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Funeral services for Retired SFC James William Buchanan, 82, of Anacoco were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville. Burial followed in the Good Hope Cemetery in Anacoco, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation was held Friday, Oct. 11 from 5-9 p.m, then Saturday, Oct.12, from 9 am until service time in the chapel. James, the son of Charles Ray and Eva Green Buchanan, was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Kokoma, IN. He passed away Wednesday, Oct.9 in Leesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Charles Ray “Chuck” Buchanan. James was raised on a farm and went on to join the United States Army, where he retired as Sergeant First Class. He served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. He enjoyed working on small electronics and had a small shop behind his house. He loved fishing and hunting. James is survived by his wife of 56 years, Norma Buchanan of Anacoco; son, James Buchanan, Jr.,and wife, Kelly, of Anacoco; daughters, Wilma Borders and husband, Pete, of Hornbeck, Wanda Buchanan of Allen, NE, Eva Borders and husband, Dale, of Anacoco and Ruthy Montalbano and husband, Mike, of Many; brother, Albert Frances Buchanan and wife, Etta Mae, of Kokomo, IN; sisters, Ida Buchanan and Ruth Buchanan, both of Kokoma, IN; 13 grandchildren, Amanda Borders of CA, Chris and Sheena Buchanan of Hornbeck, Cleveland Borders and Shannon Borders of Slagle, Angie and Damien Maddox of Anacoco, Samantha and Chad Hall of Slagle, Nickie and Mikey D. Johnson of Anacoco, Katherine and Rhiannon Chapman of Allen, Nebraska, Christina Borders and Jessie Buchanan, both of Anacoco, Ashley, Brittany and Collin Montalbano of Many and nine great-grandchildren. Words of comfort may be expressed to the Buchanan Family at www.labbymemorial.com
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