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Obituaries for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001

Glen Alvin Buckhannon

BRIDGEPORT -- Glen Alvin Buckhannon, 67, of Bridgeport, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born Sept. 5, 1934, in Bridgeport, a son of the late Herbert Guy Buckhannon and Thelma Anderson Buckhannon. His wife, Menoka Crawford Buckhannon, preceded him in death in 1991.

Surviving are one son, Mark Alvin Buckhannon of Wilsonburg; two grandchildren, Tabatha Hall of Lumberport and Jasper Buckhannon of Arizona; four sisters, Nancy Lindsey of Bridgeport, Jeannie Boyles of Clarksburg, Penny Willis of Dayton, Ohio, and Helen Harden of Gypsy; and one brother, Carl Buckhannon of Dayton.

Mr. Buckhannon served in the United States Army. He was a mechanic with Harry Green Chevrolet, as well as serving as a security guard with them for the last 12 years.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Thomas P. Horne presiding. Interment will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, where full military services will be accorded.

Burnside Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Russell W. Drummond

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -- Russell W. Drummond, 81, of Brooksville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Gypsy, W.Va., and moved to Brooksville in 1982 from Clarksburg, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Brooksville; one daughter, Joanne Marlette of Clarksburg, W.Va.; one son, Mickey (and Donna) Drummond of Brooksville; one brother, Earl (and Nancy) Drummond of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Mildred Vincent and Helen (and Art) Woodward, both of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Pauline (and Nick) Erdody of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Michael (and Sheila) Drummond of Brooksville, Traci (and Gary) Jenkins of Yukon, Okla., Rusty (and Heather) Drummond of Brooksville, Cheryl Barnes of Clarksburg, W.Va.; and eight grandchildren, Patricia, Corey, Heather, Baylee, Kaycee, Travis, Cory and Joey.

He was Pentecostal by faith and a member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Brooksvile. He was a deacon at Stealey Assembly of God in Clarksburg, W.Va., and a greeter at Church of the Holy Spirit in Brooksville. He was a Christian who loved the Lord, loved his family, classic cars and working with flowers. He will be missed by all.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Brooksville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando/Pasco Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613.

Arrangements by Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Brooksville Chapel.

Wesley Clayton Hawkins

FRENCH CREEK -- Wesley Clayton Hawkins, 38, of Route 2, French Creek, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001 at his home. He was born May 17, 1963 at Batavia, N.Y., the son of the late Orville Hawkins and Mrs. Velma McGary Hawkins, who lives at Route 2, French Creek.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters, Mary Lill of Columbus, Ohio, Elizabeth Pubs of Oakfield, N.Y., and Dallie Crooks of Rock Cave; one brother, George Hawkins of Lindenhurst, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with costs.

Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home, French Creek.

James Lowell Pearcy

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- James Lowell Pearcy, 79, Salem, W.Va., died Sept. 1, 2001. Mr. Pearcy was born in New Milton, W.Va., on Jan. 24, 1922, a son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles L. Pearcy. He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Mary, sister, Helen ,and brother, Charles.

He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie of Scottsdale; grandaughter, Erin Hecht of Chicago; grandson, Alex Semenik of Scottsdale; and brother, Ralph E. Pearcy of Charlotte, N.C.

Mr. Pearcy was a graduate of Salem College. He then attended Northwestern University Mid-Shipman Officers Training in preparation for his service to our country in the United States Navy. During his tour of duty, he received mutiple decorations during World War II for his leadership in the European, African, Asiatic and Pacific campaigns.

Per his wishes, Mr. Pearcy was cremated and will rest with his family in Scottsdale. No services have been planned at this time.

Orvey E. Sharpe Jr.

CLARKSBURG -- Orvey E. Sharpe Jr., 65, of 100 Aurthur Ave., died at 2:32 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2001 in the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born in Goodland, Kan., Oct. 12, 1935, a son of the late Orvey E. Sharpe Sr. and the late Mary Riley Sharpe.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Crites Sharpe; four sons, Paul and Dwayne Sharpe and Lance and Walter Hawkins; four daughters, Vickie Sharpe, Carrandra and Carleen Hawkins and Cassie Jessup; one sister, Joann Hawley; and 15 grandchildren, Johna Rose "Bug" Sedlock, Corey and William Flowers, Dana and Zebbie Jessup, Richard and Gareth Patten, Emily, Jacob, Brian, Charles and Eric Sharpe, Jennifer and Krystal O'Hearn and Christopher Hadley.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Birdie Caperton.

Mr. Sharpe had more than 30 years of experience in the maintenance of electronics equipment and in the training and management of military and civilian personnel in electronic equipment systems. He served 23 years with the U.S. Air Force, where he fielded and installed electronics communications systems worldwide. During his career, he had worked as medical trainer on new equipment, Nations Inc. as plant manager of Controlled Systems Inc. analyst installer/operator for Universal Communications, Inc., test engineer for ITT Cannon and senior electronic technician for Lansdale Electronics.

There will be no visitation or funeral service.

Davis-Weaver service.

Mary Loretta Wiggins

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Loretta Wiggins, 88, of Humility House, formerly of Ohltown-McDonald Road in Niles, Ohio, died Monday.

Mrs. Wiggins was born Nov. 17, 1912, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter of Cecil and Florence (Burrows) Cottrill.

She was a member of Niles Baptist Church.

Her husband, Clifford E. Wiggins, whom she married Dec. 7, 1935, died Oct. 30, 1996.

She is survived by two sons, Edwin Wiggins of Mineral Ridge and Donald Wiggins of Howland; a sister, Betty Wilson of Mineral Ridge; two brothers, Delbert Cottrill of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Leon of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Waldeck and Beulah Miller; and two brothers, Harold and Melvin Cottrill.

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