Mrs. Carolyn Buchanan, 81, a resident of Camden, AL died Saturday, June 8, 2019. The funeral service will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Camden Baptist Church with Brother Chris Wells and Brother Herbert Brown officiating. Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home of Camden, AL will be directing. Burial will follow at Camden City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Carolyn was born Ruby Carolyn Crawford on April 11, 1938 to Herman and Lois Crawford in Greensboro, Alabama. Greensboro is where she grew up and where she would meet the love of her life, Tommy. She graduated from Greensboro High School in 1957, and on August 28, 1960, she and Tommy got married.
Carolyn and Tommy made Camden, Alabama their home in 1961, and in December of that same year, they welcomed their daughter, Tanya. They began attending Camden Baptist Church and remained members for the rest of their lives.
Carolyn got her cosmetology license, and in 1964, she opened her own beauty shop in her home, Carol's Cut and Curl. For the next 34 years, she took care of all of her ladies, making sure they all looked their best.
Carolyn loved many things in life; God, her family, her town, her ladies, and her flowers. She loved taking care of her flower beds and taking care of other people. She loved being Manmama most of all. Out of all of their many accomplishments in life, Carolyn and Tommy were the most proud of being grandparents. She will be greatly missed by many.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Thomas "Tommy", "Buck" Buchanan, her parents, Herman and Lois Crawford, sister Linda Rose, and son-in-law, Ray Brian Matthews. She is survived by her daughter, Tanya (Lonzo) Ingram of Greenville, Al, grandchildren Britany (Josh) Hartin of Dothan, Al, and Brandon (Hannah) Matthews of Troy, Al, great-grandson, George Haddon Matthews, sisters Evelyn and Yvonne, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and loved ones.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Sumpter Blackmon and staff in Camden, Al, the medical team at the NSICU at Baptist South in Montgomery, and the staff at Crowne Health Care facility in Greenville, Al for their care over the last 12 days.
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