Gyneth Henson Buchanan

Gyneth Henson Buchanan made her journey home Nov. 4, 2016. 

Gyneth was 86 years old and was preceded in death by her parents, Thurman and Ethel Henson of Otto, North Carolina, a sister, Rosa Lee Rogers, three brothers, Perry Henson of Greenboro, North Carolina ,Jim Henson of Miami, Florida, and Daniel Henson, Otto, and a great-nephew, Thomas Daniel McCoy of Elberton.

Paul and Gyneth moved to Clayton in 1951. She was a member of Clayton Baptist Church, Mary Etheridge Circle and the Seekers Sunday School Class. She also was a member of the American Red Cross and a former member of the Clayton Junior Women’s Club. 

In 1972, Paul and Gyneth bought a neighborhood grocery store in Mountain City, which became Paul’s Pennywise. They retired in 1981, spending the winter months at their home in Lake Wales. Florida.

She is survived by her husband of 69, years Paul E. Buchanan Sr.; three children, Judith Buchanan Strickland of Clayton, Belinda Bradberry (Donald) of Huntsville, Alabama, Paul E. Buchanan Jr. (Susan) of Clayton and a special niece that she raised, Micheal Lynn McCoy (Randal) of Elberton. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Robert Lesley (Bobby) Houck, Allison Houck Goodlett, Jennifer Bradberry Adams, Donald Glenn Bradberry Jr., Kristy Buchanan Rhodes and Kelcey Brian Buchanan; 14 great-grandchildren, Jordan Buchanan, Tyler Wall, Emma and Juliet Rhodes, Jackson and Michael Goodlett, Madison Houck, Makinzy Long, Maleigha and Will McCraw, Addy Adams, Braelynn Bradberry, Haven and Leah McCoy; and one great-great-granddaughter Mila Kate Long. 

Visitation was at Clayton Baptist Church on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m., with the services to follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor David Rogers officiating. Interment was at Rabun Memory Park in Tiger. 

In Gyneth’s memory, donations can be made to the Clayton Baptist Church Youth Missions, 87 South Church St., Clayton, Georgia 30525.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, was in charge of the arrangements. An online memorial register book is available at

The Clayton Tribune, Nov. 10, 2016

The Clayton Tribune

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