Dorothy “Kelly” Buchanan

Published 8:42 pm Saturday, February 7, 2015

Dorothy “Kelly” Buchanan

Oct. 9, 1920 – Feb. 6, 2015


Mrs. Dorothy Kellenberger “Kelly” Buchanan, age 94, a resident of Belhaven and a former resident of Wilmington, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at home.

A graveside funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Oleander Memorial Gardens of Wilmington, officiated by Dr. Burke Holland.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Paul Funeral Home Belhaven and other times at the home of Mrs. Buchanan’s daughter Lisa Woolard located at 423 Dallas Paul Road, Belhaven.

Mrs. Buchanan was born in Hanover, Pa., on Oct. 9, 1920, daughter of the late Calvin M. Kellenberger and the late Ethel Little Kellenberger. She married Fred James Buchanan on Nov. 1, 1941, who preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1999. Mrs. Buchanan was a member of the First Christian Church of Belhaven. She was an avid bowler, jigsaw and crossword puzzle lover and bridge player.

Survivors are Lisa B. Woolard and her husband Danny of Belhaven and two grandsons: Ryan Woolard and wife, Patricia of Greenville, S.C., and Rusty Woolard of Greenville, N.C. Mrs. Buchanan was the last living child of 10 children.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Belhaven, Post Office Box 577, Belhaven, NC 27810.

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Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven is honored to serve the Buchanan family.