Darryl Wayne Buchanan
CASCILLA — Darryl Wayne Buchanan, age 78, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Cascilla Baptist Church with interment following at Strider-Burt Cemetery near Cascilla. Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Mr. Buchanan, a 32nd degree Mason, was a retired supervisor for Heatcraft in Grenada. He was past president of Rosebloom Recreation Park, fire chief of Rosebloom Fire Department, assistant director of TEMA for twelve years , and election commissioner for Beat 3.
He is best remembered for his gentle manners with everyone he met. He was not a pillar of the community as some are described; he was the glue that holds a community together without being obvious.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janice Buchanan of Cascilla; one daughter, Ginger (Al) Meriwether of Holcomb; two grandchildren, Will and Meredith Meriwether of Holcomb; a niece, Sheri Russell of Allen, Texas; and a host of niece and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Birdie Buchanan; and a one brother, James Lewis Buchanan.
Online condolences may be made at www.newsomfuneralhome.com.