Rita D. Buchanan, age 74 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at her home. Rita was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Rockford. She loved flowers and to garden. Preceded in death by her son, Mark; parents, Iva and Lloyd Buchanan; sister, Ruth Maxwell. Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Phil Ramsey; granddaughter, Jennifer Pittman; great-granddaughter, Braelyn Pittman; brothers and sister-in-law, Gary and Camelia Buchanan; Sandy Buchanan; brother-in-law, Tommy Maxwell and his daughter, Kim Clevenger. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, Jill Rollins, Memorial Chair, 2330 Chesterfield Drive, Maryville, TN 37803. Friends may call at their convenience Friday, January 29, 2021 from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM at Smith Trinity Chapel. Family and friends will assemble at 1:00 PM for Graveside Service and Interment Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Laurel Bank Baptist Church Cemetery, Friendsville, TN with Billy Hearon officiating. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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