Ruth Buchanan Mai

Published 5:00 am Thursday, June 25, 2009

Services for Ruth Buchanan Mai, of Flowood, formerly of ChathamHill, Va., are 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service with interment at Fresh Pond Crematory in MiddleVillage, N.Y.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 until 7 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Mai, 89, died June 22, 2008. She was born on Feb. 25, 1920,to Edward W. Buchanan and Annie Grace Painter Buchanan.

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Mrs. Mai was a school teacher and homemaker. She was a member ofthe Regent of Ansley Lewis DAR Chapter in New York and a member ofthe Order of the Eastern Star. She was a graduate of James MadisonCollege. She was of the Lutheran faith.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, HerbertKarl Mai; her sisters, Mamie Buchanan, Elizabeth Bookhart andRachal Smith; her brother, Edward Buchanan; and a son, Herbert KarlMai Jr.

Survivors include her son, William Painter Mai, of Bogota,Colombia; her daughter, Ruth “Jane” Masholie, of Flowood; her sixgrandchildren, Robert William Mai, Herbert Luis Mai, Donald CharlesMasholie, Amanda Jane Masholie Walker and Herbert Karl Mai; her twogreat-grandchildren, Jonathan Anthony and Patrick Mai; her otherfamily members, Tommy and Carolyn Smith and George R. Walker.

Memorials may be made to Lawrence County Nursing Center FamilyCouncil.

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