COVID-19 Update

As funeral professionals we have been asked by several people in our community how we will continue to serve our families. The families that we serve are always our top priority. We want to assure you that we are staying up to date with the changing information we receive everyday from public health officials and government agencies.

For families that experience the loss of a loved one, Daniel Funeral Home will remain prepared 24/7 to serve your family at your time of loss. We will continue to care for your loved one as usual and will follow the guidance and regulations from the Missouri Department of Health.

Our government officials, both federal and state, have advised that all public gatherings be limited to 10 persons or less in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. We take this pandemic emergency very seriously and are committed to following those recommendations.

We will make every effort to accommodate families in making arrangements and conducting services in any capacity needed to ensure the safety of our community and of our staff while honoring their loved one. We thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the wellness of everyone who enters our doors.

For the safety of all, until the authorities lift the restrictions, we are implementing the following:

Cremation services will follow the same guidelines as outlined above.

Daniel Funeral Home has been there for our community during difficult times, and we stand ready to help in any way that we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Rest assured, we will continue to serve your family with dignity and respect through these uncertain times.


 Timothy Roger Buchanan, 58, of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019. He is predeceased in death by his father; Stanley “Buck” Buchanan.

Tim is survived by his wife: Eva Buchanan of Cumming, GA; mother: Norma Buchanan of Lamar, MO; children: Katelyn Buchanan of Cumming, GA; step-daughters: Kelli Maddock of Arlington, VA; and Ashley Payne (Roger Payne II) of St. James, MO; sister: Cindy Buchanan of Lamar, MO; grandson: RJ Payne; and nephews and niece: Jeremy Buchanan, Aimee Rabb, and Jordan Thibodeaux. Other survivors include Lynn Buchanan, and numerous friends and extended family members also survive.

Born in Lamar, Missouri on December 10, 1960.  Tim loved his first job as a paperboy and being part of Boy Scouts of America.  Tim graduated from Lamar High School in 1979 and attended college at SMSU (Missouri State University).

Tim worked in the restaurant business for nearly five years.  Tim entered his IT career in 1993, which included working for Lotus, Compaq, Cisco and HP.  Tim’s latest employment was with Nutanix (San Jose, CA) as Customer Satisfaction Manager.

Tim was an active member of the NRA.  Tim enjoyed golfing, gunsmithing and he was an avid reader.  Tim loved being around his family and friends; and, he treated his friends as family.

Visitation will be on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 3-4pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home at 4pm following the visitation.

Tim will be laid to rest in Memory Gardens Cemetery in his hometown of Lamar, MO, on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 4pm.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation in Tim’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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