Blanche Buchanan Garland, 88 of Granite Falls died Friday, August 17, 2004 in Frye Regional Medical Center. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Crettie Peterson Buchanan and wife of Wilmer Garland who died in 1977.
Surviving are 3 daughters: Mary Liske and husband Doyle of Charlotte, Betsy Harris and husband Doyle of Granite Falls and Hettie Joe McLaughlin and husband Robert of Rutherfordton; a son, Rev. Phillip Garland and wife Wilma of Burnsville; a sister, Mary Wilson and husband Rev. J. C. of Old Fort; 2 brothers: Howard Buchanan and wife Nora of Green Mountain and Jack Buchanan of Pocatello, Idaho, 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 3:30 PM Sunday in the chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Scot Garland and Charles Murrell officiated. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery at Horton Hill. The family received friends from 2:30 until 3:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Gideon’s International PO Box 1788 Marion, NC 28752. An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneral.com
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 1, 2004 Volume 10 # 35