Cherry Spring and Jackson Creek Adult Student NewsLetter

My mother, Eunice Davis Burgin told me that the attached Newsletter were students in the adult classes from the Cherry Springs and Jackson Creek sections of McDowell County. Our neighbor Mrs. Alma Gilliam Bradley taught students in one of  these classes.

Pages from the newsletter are below.

Contributed by Jane B. Gouge

Adult Student Letters

Buchanan, Kitty Wright (2009)

Obituary of Kitty Wright Buchanan ~ 2009

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Kitty Wright Buchanan, age 94 of Monroe, formerly of Marion, passed away Monday March 9, 2009 at her daughter’s home in Monroe, NC.  Mrs. Buchanan was born in McDowell County on August 7, 1914 and was a daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Staten Wright.  She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.  Preceding Mrs. Buchanan in death was her husband Doss H. Buchanan, a daughter Ann Hollifield, three sisters and two brothers.

Surviving Mrs. Buchanan are two daughters: Dorothy M. Randolph of Monroe and Doris H. Stroud and husband Anza of Hickory, NC; sister Hettie Cuthbertson of Marion; three grandchildren, Lynn H. Randolph, Susan D. Cannan and Michael K. Stroud; one great grandson and four great-great


A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:00 am in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Eddie Kirkpatrick officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 am at the funeral home.  A private family burial will be held at McDowell Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund 965 Baldwin Avenue Marion, NC 28752.  The family would like to give special thanks to her caregivers, Pam Hamilton, Christine Washburn and Terry Coventon.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday March 11, 2008 Volume 15 # 10