Obituaries: Oct. 11


Lona Buchanan Boston

Lona Buchanan Boston, 84, of the Estatoe Community, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at her home. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of the late Spurgeon and Estie Buchanan, and the wife of the late Joe Boston, who passed away Sept. 18, 2017.

She was also preceded by siblings, Maxie Burgin, Evelyn Hensley, Lorene Harris, Dorothy Buchanan, Sherrill Buchanan and John Tipton.

Lona was a faithful, lifelong member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church where she taught the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class for many years. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers and cooking.

Surviving is her sister, Ruby McKinney, of Newdale; brother, Jim Buchanan, and wife, Linda, of Spruce Pine; sisters-in-law, Joyce Boone, of Spruce Pine, and Willie McKinney, of Newdale; and brothers-in-law, Horace Boston, and wife, Betty, of Estatoe, and Jack Hensley, of Jacks Creek. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Donnie Bryant and the Rev. Royce Ball officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to Hospice of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Visit to send online condolences.

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