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Jean Buchanan O’Brien / February 18, 2020

Jean Buchanan O’Brien died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at the age of 83. She was born in Clarksville, on March 24, 1936 to the late Clara Buchanan and Luther Anna Buchanan. Jean was a 1953 graduate of Clarksville High School and attended Charles County Community College. She retired from the Department of the US Navy in Indian Head, Md., after 25 years, where she was a manager of foreign military operations. Jean was a member of Clarksville Baptist Church and Grassy Creek Baptist Church, faithfully serving for many years as a Sunday school teacher.

Jean is survived by her children, Thomas “Mike” O’Brien of Clarksville, Belinda Balleaux of Hollywood, Md., Daniel O’Brien of St. Augustine, Fla., and Mark O’Brien (Teresa) of Simi Valley, Calif. She is further survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral was held Monday, Feb. 17 at Clarksville Baptist Church with Arielle Williford officiating. Burial followed at Grassy Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 16 at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider the Mecklenburg County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 311, Chase City, VA 23924 or a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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