Alderson Broaddus plans service in memory of former leader

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PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) – Alderson Broaddus University says it will hold a service in memory of former President Richard Shearer this weekend.
    
The “Service of Remembrance” is set for 7 p.m. in Wilcox Campus on the university’s campus in Philippi.
    
Shearer died on Oct. 6 at his home in Philippi. He was 95.
    
Shearer served as Alderson-Broaddus’ president from 1951 until he retired in 1983. He was inducted into the Alderson-Broaddus Battler Hall of Fame in April along with his son, Richard Shearer, Jr.

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