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Bentley Olivia Buchanan, 17

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 9:50 am

Bentley Olivia Buchanan, 17, of South Pittsburg, TN, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 1.

Bentley, better known as “BOB” by her family, was well-known in the community both for her serving spirit and her love for animals, especially her dog Zara. There is nothing Bentley would not do for others. It was one of her best features outside of her honesty. Those who knew Bentley knew if you didn’t want an honest answer, you had better not ask. Oh, how she could light up a room with her smile. Bentley captured our hearts as a little girl and rattled our minds as a teenager.

Bentley was a Senior at Marion County High School where she played Volleyball and Basketball. Like most Seniors the best part of school was seeing her friends. Bentley worked at Tails Up where she truly enjoyed looking after and caring for her K9 family.

Bentley is deeply loved by her parents, Steven Buchanan and Allison Ferrell Buchanan, siblings, Katlin, Corbin, and Blake Buchanan. She was cherished and spoiled by her grandparents Roy and Linda Ferrell, better known as Papa and Noni, and will be greatly missed by her aunts and uncles, Debra (Troy) Price, Portia Hamilton, Kevin (Sandy) Ferrell, Chris Ferrell, and Kelby Ferrell (Fiancé Tracy Rittenberry.

She is preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents, James and Cleo Ferrell; paternal grandparents, George and Patricia Buchanan, her maternal great aunt, Rosemary Beck, and her cousin Jonathan “Chase” Hamilton.

Bentley loved her family and friends, but it was her mother that gave her strength. Her mother was truly her best friend. While her mother was her best friend, she was her daddy’s twin. She was a daddy’s girl even though neither of them would admit it. Bentley had the ability to get whatever she wanted from her daddy and would make him believe it was all his idea.

Bentley will be forever missed by so many and live in the hearts and minds of those that knew her best.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 4, at 1:30 p.m. (CST) at the Marion County High School Gymnasium, 160 Ridley Dr, Jasper, with Reverend Jeff Lane officiating.

Interment will follow at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, Tn.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CST) prior to the service at the Marion County High School, 160 Ridley Dr., Jasper, TN.

Pallbearers will be Justin Hamilton, Jalen Hamilton, Landon Price, Chance Hamilton, TJ Fuller, Hunter Kelly, Sawyer Kelly, and Tucker Kelly.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Chase Ferrell, Brody Leonard, Tim Starkey, Jimet Young and Robert Flowers.

Flower girls will be Olivia Bass, Jana Peacock, Zaya Hill, Kaydence Ferrell, Gigi Tucker, Alex Simmons, Aliah Price, Ashlyn Rossitto, Kelsey Ferrell, and Hannah Ferrell.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tails Up Pet Resort & Spaw, 1115 Willow Ave, South Pittsburg, TN, or Marion Animal Resource Connection, 225 Sequatchie LN, Sequatchie, TN.

Arrangements are entrusted to Rogers Funeral Home, 400 Laurel Ave, South Pittsburg, TN (423) 837-7176.