Mr. Orville Lexton “Lex” Buchanan, Jr., P.h.D. age 82, of Smyrna, passed away Tuesday, March 5th. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 8th at Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel in Smyrna with Jim Wallace officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. Mr. Buchanan served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was President of the Atlanta Writer’s Club, was a Professor at the University of South Carolina and later taught in the Fulton County School System before retiring. Surviving are: Several Nieces and Nephews, 1 Brother-in-law. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Smyrna First Baptist Church, 1275 Church St., Smyrna, GA 30080. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM Friday at Carmichael Funeral Home (770)435-4467.