Fay Smith Buchanan, 85, of Arab died Monday, July 8, 2019, at Diversicare of Arab.

Mrs. Buchanan was born June 7, 1934, in Morgan County to James Shelton Smith and Mary Ora Oden Smith.

She enjoyed bluegrass festivals and music, gospel music, tending to her garden and canning.

She was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband: Ernest “Gene” Buchanan; sons and daughters-in-laws: Ronnie Joe and Jennie Buchanan, James Earl and Linda Buchanan, Harold Neal Buchanan, Daryl Neal and Alison Buchanan; daughter: Sandra Jean Dotson; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law; Leldon and Marie Smith; sister: Bea Conarty.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at New Friendship Baptist Church with Buddy Strickland and John Tuck officiating. Burial was in New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery with Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel directing.

Pallbearers were Zac Buchanan, Vann Dotson, Russell Dotson, Branden Blamer, Daniel Buchanan and Corey Buchanan.

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