Bernice DeLoise Buchanan, 90, of Gideon died Monday, January 23, 2012, at her residence in Gideon. She was a member of the Stanfield General Baptist Church in Gideon.
Born in Lanty, Ark., on August 2, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Hollan Edward "H.E." Bridges and Laura (Welch) Bridges. On March 1, 1942, she was united in marriage to Winfred Ashley Buchanan in Clarkton, he preceded her in death on July 19, 1995.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, J.C. Bridges and Oral Bridges, and one sister, Iva Mae Killingsworth.
Survivors include four sons, Winfred Buchanan, Jr., and wife, Mary Jo, of Keller, Texas, Ronnie Buchanan and wife, Pam, of Gideon, Keenan Buchanan and wife, LaDonna, of Gideon, and Jerry Buchanan and wife, Lisa, of Gideon; one daughter, DeLois Ross and husband, Robert, of Gideon, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Wednesday, January 25, at Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden. Funeral services were conducted in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Andy Evans officiating. Burial was in Stanfield Cemetery at Clarkton. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.