Shelby Jean Cabe Buchanan – obituary

by Aug 6, 2018OBITUARIES


Shelby Jean Cabe Buchanan, 62, of Sylva, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at Harris Regional Hospital.  She was born Dec. 9, 1955, in Jackson County, to James Fred Cabe and the late Hilda Matilda Gibson Cabe.

After graduating from Sylva-Webster High School, she worked for many years with Contel Phone Company before going back to school to earn her associates degree.  She was a long-time member of Sunrise House of Worship, and she loved reading, working puzzles, and spending time at the beach.

Buchanan is survived by a son, James Aaron Buchanan and wife Kristen; daughter, H. Michelle Wood and husband Mel; granddaughter, Bethany Sharon Buchanan; grandson, Cayden Phillip Wood; sister, Sharon Denise Wheatley; two nephews, Daniel and Andrew Wheatley; niece, Rebekah Robertson; and three great nieces and two great nephews.

The funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 6 at 2pm at Sunrise House of Worship, with Pastor Tim Dillard and Pastor Jason Broom officiating.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made, in Shelby’s name to the Sunrise House of Worship, 1810 Haywood Rd., Sylva, NC 28779.

Western Carolina Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with serving the family.  Online condolences may be left by visiting