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BAKERSVILLE - Ruby Pittman Buchanan passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday, July 2, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was ready to go and sure of her new home. Ruby was born to Lon and Nell Pittman in Mitchell County on January 21, 1927. She was married to her beloved husband, Howard Buchanan for 69 years. She was a member of the Cane Creek Freewill Baptist Church and the Hawk Community Club. Preceding Ruby in death were brothers, Jack, Fred, Wade and Sonny; and her sister, Ruth.

Survivors include her daughters, Annette, Judy and Gayle; her sons, Michael and David. Also surviving are her sister, Jean Freeman; daughter-in-law, Susan; sons-in-law, Jerry and Jim. “Mamaw” had 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville with Larry Greene and Chris Rathbone officiating. The family received friends from 2:30 p.m. until the service hour. Burial followed the service in Cane Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Ruby’s family would like to especially thank Katy Briggs who loved and cared for Ruby and became a treasured member of our family. Ruby was very blessed to have many very special friends who visited faithfully and stayed the course with her through the past months, including Roseta, Barbara, Wilma, Brenda, Doris, Bruce, Delaney, Margaret, Betty and Jamie. She loved you all.

Mitchell News-Journal 7/9/2014