- Cullman, Alabama


May 15, 2013

Larry Elbert Buchanan

CULLMAN — Larry Elbert Buchanan

Funeral services for Larry Elbert Buchanan, 64, formerly of Tuscaloosa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel, with burial in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.

Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry passed peacefully from this life Monday, May 13, at UAB Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Alexandria, Va. He moved to Tuscaloosa in 1967 to attend the University of Alabama, briefly serving in the U.S. Marine Corps before returning to school and later graduating with majors in history and religion and a minor in psychology. A “jack of all trades”, Larry worked in many professions, but was most proud of the work he accomplished as a psychology assistant at Bryce Hospital and later on working with fellow veterans at the Veterans Administration as a nursing assistant. Larry had a passion for the internal combustion engine and was an avid hot rod and motorcycle enthusiast. A voracious reader and military history buff, Larry enjoyed sharing his knowledge on the subject and collecting war memorabilia. He also enjoyed classic movies and collecting classic movie monsters. Larry was a talented sketch artist and sculptor. He had an infectious laugh, a warm and impishly charismatic personality that endeared him to those who came to know him. He was a loyal and generous friend, eager to help those in need. A loving father, grandfather, and husband, Larry was truly “one of a kind” and leaves behind a family that misses him deeply and cherishes the time they were given with him in his life.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Earl Buchanan; and his mother, Sarah Nell Buchanan.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Gail Buchanan of Northport; a daughter, Clarissa B. (Shane) Boggess of Tuscaloosa; a son, Matthew L. Buchanan of Tuscaloosa; and three grandchildren, Wolfgang Boggess, Lucas Boggess and Victor Edmondson of Tuscaloosa.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


Text Only
  • Dr. William Seay

    Funeral services for Dr. William Seay, 78, of Holly Pond will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Benjamin Smothers officiating, with interment in Holly Pond Cemetery.

    July 30, 2014

  • Jerry Wayne Moore

    Graveside services for Jerry Wayne Moore, 46, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Graves Gap Cemetery near Hayden, the Rev. Steve Rodgers officiating.

    July 30, 2014

  • Pamela Carter Sanderson

    Pamela Carter Sanderson, 62, of Beaverton, Ala., passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Ala.

    July 28, 2014

  • Edith Wilkins Farmer

    Funeral services for Edith Wilkins Farmer, 90, of Addison will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Nichols Funeral Home, Robert Partridge officiating, with burial in Kemp Cemetery.

    July 28, 2014

  • Frances Britt Smith

    Funeral services for Frances Britt Smith, 85, of Rock Springs community in Blount County will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church, the Rev. Jerry Hackney officiating, with burial in Rock Springs Cemetery.

    July 28, 2014

  • William Ross Baker

    William Ross Baker, 82, left this world, finished his race and passed through the gates of Glory, Monday, July 28, 2014. He heard those precious words from Christ, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the Glories of the Lord.”

    July 28, 2014

  • lawenforcementreports.jpg Arrests, incidents reports for July 25-27, 2014

    Here is a look at the incidents that were reported to the Cullman City Police Department for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Susan Melissa Neck Werner

    July 26, 2014

  • 7-27 SUN. obit Stafford.jpg Carlton Eugene Stafford

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-27 SUN. obit Stafford.jpg Carlton Eugene Stafford

    Carlton Eugene Stafford, 82, of Cullman passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1932, James and Mary Katherine Brown Stafford. Mr. Stafford was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was the original owner of Carlton’s restaurant.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo