Hot Springs – Helen B. Buzzard, 85, of Mountain Grove, Virginia died Friday, December 20, 2013 at Bath Community Hospital, Hot Springs, Virginia.
She was born January 20, 1928 in Neola, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Jess Buchanan and Orpah Ryder Buchanan. She was married to the late Richard Buzzard who passed away in August 2007. Mrs. Buzzard was a housewife.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, baking and crocheting.
She is survived by a son, Michael Buzzard & wife Kathy of Mountain Grove; four grandchildren, Jamie Buzzard and Fiancé Brittany of Appomattox, Virginia, Alan Buzzard & wife Shonna, Greg Buzzard & wife Mary, and Michelle Clark & husband Howie all of Buena Vista, Virginia; a sister, Ilene Burchette of Lynchburg, Virginia; 4 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Alan Buzzard; 3 brothers, Arden Buchanan, Osborne Buchanan and Ottis Buchanan; and a sister Esta Baker.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Mountain Grove United Methodist Church, Gatewood Drive, Mountain Grove, with Reverend Richard Boyer and Mr. Darrell Hiner officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Propst, Bruce Ryder, Jesse Buchanan, Calvin Buchanan, Jamie Buzzard and Matt Lucado
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Grove Cemetery, c/o Janice O’Farrell, 5792 Mt. Valley Road, Warm Springs, Virginia 24484.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. It was my pleasure to work with Mrs. Buzzard and the family to continue the Trooper Alan Buzzard award at Bath County High School. May God’s grace be with all of you. Marion “Bo” Trumbo Assistant Principal, CRaig County HS/MS .