Ila Buchanan

Born: Wed., Sep. 28, 1932
Died: Wed., Nov. 6, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 09, 2013
Location: Melton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Nov. 09, 2013

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Ila Buchanan, 81, of Sylva, formerly of Asheville, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Morning Star Assisted Living. A native of Jackson County, she lived most of her life in Buncombe County. She was the daughter of the late Thad and Letha McMahan Buchanan. Ila was retired from Mills Manufacturing. She was preceded in death by one brother Glen O. Buchanan. She loved the outdoors, hiking, and deep sea fishing, her flowers and especially her family.

Ila is survived by two sisters, Verna B. Bryson and Betty Ruth Warren of Sylva, four brothers, Roger A. Buchanan of Asheville, Dan F. Buchanan and Early L. Buchanan of Sylva, and Howard D. Buchanan of Jacksonville Ark.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 9, 2013 in the Melton Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Souderes officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greens Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Bryson, Danny Buchanan, Steve Buchanan, Bobby Buchanan, Aaron Bryson, Robert Buchanan, Dustin Bryson, and Beau Buchanan.

Memorials may be made to the Greens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery care of Gerald Green, 56 Lotus Dr. Sylva, NC 28779.

Melton Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Terrie Scarboro
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
Ila was my mother's closest and dearest friend. Not only through work, but in their personal lives, hey traveled together and spent time laughing together. I came to know and love Ila as I grew and spent much time visiting her in her house up near Richland Hills. She was a special lady.
Our prayers for the family.
Rick and Terrie

Chandra Jones Cutshall
   Posted Thu November 07, 2013
I am so saddened to hear of Ila's passing. When i got married 11 years ago she stood in for my grandmother who couldn't make it due to health reasons. I loved Ila as if she was my own. I pray for comfort for your family.

   Posted Tue November 26, 2013
Have you ever wondered if there could ever be a world without trouble a place a place for you and me. A place where we can live without sorrow without fear where a man can live in peace and live for endless years.Does it my friend seem to good to be true?A paradise earth with blue skies so blue.With animals and mankind living together in peace God's promises are true these things will never cease.The dead can awake from their sleep in the dust to a paradise earth it's a promise we can trust.Those that have died will wake up and see this is the way life was meant to be.Where there will be peace we know this to be true to a paradise earth that has been made new. Learn more@