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Nelson Wray Buchanan, 73, of Mathews, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. He worked for 38 years for Verizon and for the Mathews Animal Control for eight years. Nelson was a member of the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years.

He is survived by Dawn Dinsmore; his sons, Steve Buchanan, Kevin Buchanan, Robert Phillips and daughters, Lori Buchanan, Theresa Jepson, Sandra Crittenden, Carrie Phillips, Krista Robbins; a sister, Geneva Munn; a niece, Jennifer Jefferson, and two nephews, Michael Munn Jr. and William Nelson Munn.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, from noon-2 p.m. at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, with a funeral service at 2 o’clock. Burial will follow at H. C. Smither Memorial Cemetery, Hudgins, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nelson’s memory to the Mathews Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 1130, Mathews, Va. 23109.