Ola Belle Buchanan

Born in Greenbrier, Tennessee on May 12, 1922

Departed on August 8, 2018 and resided in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

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Ola Belle Buchanan, age 96 of Goodlettsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at Skyline Madison Campus.

She was born on May 12, 1922 in Greenbrier, she was the 7th child of the late Robertson Alanzo and Mary Elizabeth Orsbon. She married William Taylor Buchanan and welcomed their only child Sarah on August 11, 1942. She worked for over 40 years at DuPont in Old Hickory retiring in the late 80’s to spend more time with her family.

Mrs. Buchanan loved her faith, family and flowers. She volunteered for many years at her church and taking food to the men that worked in the church. She was a member of Bethel Baptist for many years and the last 20 years attended Trinity Baptist Church in Hendersonville. Mrs. Buchanan enjoyed listening to Southern Gospel Music and would take her daughter and granddaughter to the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville to see different artist preform. It was one of Connie’s’ favorite memories of her mother and grandmother.

She was an exceptional seamstress and made all of her daughter and most of her granddaughter’s dresses growing. Mrs. Buchanan has a special talent, she could look at a picture and replicate it without a pattern. In later years, she would spend hours crocheting blankets and other items for her family. She loved when the family would gather together for dinner and it was always a special treat when she made her famous Coconut Cake. The family made many trips to Florida, the Great Smokey Mountains and to Chattanooga and one unforgettable trip to Hawaii.

Her garden was her pride and joy, it was truly spectacular. She had what the family called “magic fingers” she could out pick blackberries and pull weeds quicker than anyone else in the family. You could find a little bit of everything in her garden, from beautiful roses to irises to even poppies. Mrs. Buchanan could work circles around people half her age and just three years ago still mowed her yard every week.


In addition to her parents, Mrs. Buchanan is preceded in death by husband, W.T. Buchanan, her daughter, Sarah Jones, great-granddaughter, Candy Burnham and ten siblings.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Larry Jones; grandchildren, Connie Cole, Larry (Shannon) Jones, Jr., Dr. Jeremy (Dr. Lori Haycraft) Jones: great-grandchildren, Dale (Vanessa) Ford, Lana (Mark) Covington, Emily (Clint) Davis, Taylor (Alicia) Jones, and Reagan Jones; brother, Mack (Carol) Orsbon, and great great-grandchildren, Aaron Romines, Roger Romines and Lattie Beth Covington.

A Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2pm with Dr. Llyod Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 11th from 10am until the time of service.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172. www.springfieldfh.com 615-384-5437.

4 Comments to Mrs. Ola Belle Buchanan

  1. Rita Siegfried says:

    Good bye Aunt Ola Belle. You will be missed love you. Rita Siegfried

  2. Linda (Buchanan) O'Dea says:

    I have more memories of Aunt Belle when I was a child, us going over and all of us going to Old Hickory Lake! What a great time back then we all had. I remember them having an old juke box which I just thought was so awesome as a kid! As kids we all just loved our Uncle Will and Aunt Belle! Heaven has gained another angel! God Bless 💕

  3. Shirley Woodard says:

    She was such a special lady we will always cherish the time we spent with her. The house shes she made for us will always be a reminder of the good times we had with her when we put them on. She was a blessing to all that had contact with her. Her family and church was her pride and joy.

  4. TARYN says:

    My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Ola. The loss of our dear loved ones can be very difficult and distressing to cope with. It has helped myself and others when we remember that our dear loved ones now safely rest in the loving memory of our Grand Creator, Jehovah ( Psalm 83 : 18 – God’s name ). May you be comforted in knowing that Jehovah hates death ( 1 Corinthian 15 : 26 ) and promises to eliminate death forever and bring ones sleeping in death back to life on a cleansed earth. ( John 17 : 3; Isaiah 25 : 7,8; Revelation 21 : 3-5; Acts 24 : 15; Psalms 37 : 10,11, 29 ). I hope these few scriptures along with your own good and loving memories of Ola help to soothe your hearts and bring you comfort, peace and a hope. Sincerely

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