Ethel Jane Buchanan

Funeral services for Ethel Jane Buchanan, 97, of Jena, LA will be on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Jena, LA. with Rev. Jimmy Keene officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Mrs. Buchanan was born on July 22, 1920 in Eudora, AR. and passed from this life on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at her residence in Jena. She was a resident of Jena for seventeen years. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and her children and her church was her life. A southern lady, she loved to dress up and look nice. She will be remembered as a humble and nice lady. 

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, William Frank Buchanan of Jena, John Alexander Buchanan and wife Diana of Pearl, MS. Daughters, Elizabeth Buchanan Welch and husband Rodney of Ruston, Mary Jane Buchanan Day of Jena, brothers, David Sansing of Oxford, MS; Bob Sansing of Lebanon, Tn; sisters, Margaret Waits of Lafayette, sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Wilkerson of Greenville, MS; eight grandchildren, Jay, Alisha, Jeff, Adam, Andy, Anna, Matt, Mark, and nineteen great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, F.L. “Buck” Buchanan Jr. parents, William Barnes and Ethel Anderson Gaffney Sansing, son-in-law, Don Day. 

There will be a visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, August 25 at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Jena, LA. 

Serving as pallbearers will be, Jay Welch, Jeff Welch, Mark Buchanan, Billy Masters, Matt Buchanan, Adam Day, and Andy Day.