Margaret "Peggy" Buchanan

February 20, 2022

Margaret “Peggy” Parker Buchanan passed away in Charlotte on Sunday, February 20, 2022 after a brief illness. She was born at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C. on January 15, 1944, the first child of George Stewart Parker and Margaret Lee Foreman.

Peggy’s mother, a Charlotte native, was living in Washington D.C. while her father was serving overseas as a U.S. Coast Guard officer during World War II. Her father was heading home from the Pacific on leave when the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, ending World War II and permitting the family to move back home to Charlotte when Peggy was 18 months old. Peggy spent most of her childhood growing up at 674 Llewellyn Place in Charlotte. She attended Charlotte Country Day School for two years of kindergarten, first and second grade, then attended Eastover Elementary until the end of the sixth grade (she had to repeat the second grade due to illness). Starting in the seventh grade, she entered Myers Park High School. In 1960 at age 16, she started at Stuart Hall in Staunton, VA. She graduated from Stuart Hall in 1962.

Peggy toured Europe for two months, then started as a freshman at Sullins College in Bristol, VA. The following year she transferred to Garner-Webb College in Boiling Springs, NC. She moved to Charlotte to study at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for one year before entering the workforce, working for First Union Bank at the Myers Park Branch on Providence Road in Charlotte. At that time, she drove a brand-new 1965 Ford Mustang, silver with a black interior.

In December 1967 she met Davis “Doug” Douglas Buchanan through a blind date. They were married on June 15, 1968, at Christ Church on Providence Road in Charlotte. The couple honeymooned in Port Royal, SC. Peggy worked as a head bank teller for Wachovia Bank at the bank branch on South Tryon Street in Charlotte. 

After leaving the workforce to raise her son, Davis Douglas Buchanan, Jr., Peggy volunteered at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen, later the Urban Ministry, preparing and serving meals to the needy in Charlotte nearly every Monday for 18 years. In 2000, she underwent a successful heart and kidney transplant operation at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. 

She traveled to England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Austria, and the Far East, enjoyed cooking, yard work, and rescuing and adopting many dogs and cats over the years. 

Peggy is survived by her son, Davis Douglas Buchanan, Jr. and his wife, Heather Lindamood Buchanan; granddaughters, May Margaret Buchanan and Paige Parker Buchanan and siblings, Georgeann Stewart Parker Reid and George Stuart Parker, Jr. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, David Reid; sister-in-law, Margaret Buchanan and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, who passed in 2008.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the home of Margaret Buchanan, 7204 Still Hopes Drive, Building 7, Unit 4, West Columbia, SC. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, 23 N Garden St, in Winnsboro, SC.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at

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  • Nancy D Colley

    Heartfelt sympathies. We love Peggy’s son, Doug!

  • The Family of George and Lucy Coleman

    Doug, Heather, and Family~’
    Peggy was always such a “standout” to our family, and we have such beautiful memories of her, and husband, Doug ! A wonderful couple, indeed. Now, they are united- Rest In Peace , Peggy~
    The George Coleman Family