Tamara Johnson

tamara johnson

August 30, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Tamara Ward Buchanan Johnson, 84, of Asheville, died August 30, 2023, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL, from complications due to a hip fracture.

She was born to the late Frank and Mattie Burr Ward and spent the majority of her life in Asheville. A proud housewife, she was funny and smart. She was also fiercely independent and hardheaded. She loved spending time doing simple things, reading books and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Johnson; a daughter, Cynthia Buchanan Frizsell; son-in-law, Gary D. Frizsell; and sister-in-law, Gloria Ward.

She is survived by her son, Dan Buchanan and wife Beverly of Dothan; daughter, Anita Lyda and husband Jerry, of Asheville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother, Ron Ward, and sister, Frankie Jenkins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 7, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Tunnel Road Chapel of Groce Funeral Home in Asheville. Surviving children will have a private burial at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC.


Gathering of Friends & Family: September 7, 2023 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805


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  1. Dan, Anita and family-
    So very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for you during this time.
    Becky Allen Young

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of someone so loved. May you all be comforted during this very tough time. Prayers and love is with you all.

  3. Dan, Anita & family,
    Don & I are so sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom when she lived in Stamey Cove in Canton NC. Our prayer are with you during this time.
    Don & Norma Rogers Fisher.

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