Visitation

Feb. 15, 2024
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Service

Feb. 15, 2024
4 p.m.

Committal

N/A

Kenneth Earl “KenBen” Buchanan, 34, of Morganton, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Born in Burke County, NC on October 20, 1989, he was the son of Billy Ray Buchanan and Doris Ann Chapman Francis.

Kenneth was a member of The Rising Church. He had worked at Triangle Heating and Air and V.S.A. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, cross country racing, and prospecting for gold. He loved his family and had a heart of gold.

Kenneth is survived by his parents, Doris Ann Francis (Ronald) and Billy Ray Buchanan (Terri); brothers, Adam Buchanan (Misty), Brandon Buchanan, Steven Francis, and Ben Francis; sisters, Brandi Buchanan, Shelli Mayfield, and Chenise Yates; maternal grandmothers, Shirley Chapman and Patty Francis; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2024 at The Rising Church. The memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. in the church with Bishop Barry Camp and Pastor Curtis Carroll officiating.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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REST EASY DEAR FRIEND, MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND LOVED ONES IN THE DAYS AHEAD . LOVE AND PRAYERS

—Kmmi Fox
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Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today and in the weeks and days ahead. 🙏🙏

—Dean Icard

I. So sorry to hear about Kenneth. He was such a sweet kid. He used to come hang out at our house because he felt safe and no one would bother him. My husband and I loved him very much

—Tracey (mustang) miller
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Doris I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

—Kay Peeler

Kenneth I didn't know you that well. But I knew your dad and mom and the rest of your family. I hope you are at rest with your self. You were always good to me when I saw you. I grew up with your Aunt Belinda and Aunt JJ they are like my sisters. I'm so sorry Billy and Doris for your loss. I couldn't imagine what your going through. If yaw need me for anything please don't hesitate to ask. I love yaw. God speed. Your friend always, Ruth "Nanette"Gragg Amon.

—Ruth "Nanette" Gragg Amon

Shirley Chapman, I am so sorry for yours and your family’s loss! Y’all are in my prayers!

—Shirley Smawley

Deepest sympathy.

—Ann Smith
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—Anonymous
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Rest in peace

—Tera Poarch
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—Darlene Hager