Bennie Buchanan, the son of the late Collis and Eva J. Jackson Buchanan, was born in Dexter on Aug. 4, 1935, and died at the Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz., on Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the age of 69.
Mr. Buchanan had lived in Dexter most of his life and was an owner-operator of a trucking company. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge in Bernie.
On July 26, 1952, he was married to Rebecca Moore in Pocahontas, Ark.
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Buchanan of Dexter; one son, Rick Buchanan of Dexter; one daughter, Terri Hager of Westwood, N.J.; two brothers, William Buchanan of Inverness, Fla., and Robert Buchanan of Sikeston; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. Dale Shoup officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.