CONNELLY SPRINGS Mrs. Florence Costner Buchanan, 83, of Connelly Springs, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at College Pines Nursing Center following a period of declining health. Florence was born May 21, 1936, in Burke County, to the late Ernest Costner and Bertha Craig Costner. She was a faithful member of Abee's Chapel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for more than 20 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Buchanan; three brothers, Paul Costner, Howard Costner, David Costner; and two sisters, Elsie Underwood and Betty Franklin. Survivors include her son, Donald Buchanan and wife, Pam, of Connelly Springs; daughter, Diann Buchanan of Connelly Springs; four grandchildren, Jason Buchanan of Hickory, Heather Ward and husband, Daryl, of Marion, Andrea Buchanan of Connelly Springs, and Krysten Buchanan of Connelly Springs; two great-grandchildren, Nikalus Ward and Shea Ward of Marion; and sister, Francis Costner of Hickory. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 11, at Abee's Chapel Baptist Church, from 2 to 3 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m., with Pastors Buddy Sizemore, Seth Buchanan, and Dewayne Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow in the Abee's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Buchanan family.
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