This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Scooter at Buzzy's - Forever

Scooter Hoile passed away on 31 July of this year at the young age of 56 after an extended battle with cancer.  Through the years he was a frequent visitor to Buzzy's Country Store along with several of his biker buddies from the Hollywood area.  

Thus, following his death, when Scooter's friend Muriel called to inform me that they were organizing Scooter's Last Ride and wanted to include Buzzy's on their itinerary, I immediately said yes.  Muriel then informed me that they planned to spread some of Scooter's ashes at each stop and wanted to make sure I was ok with that too.  I said "No problem."

Muriel and over 100 of Scooter's friends motored into Buzzy's on Sunday 12 August.  Brian Barnhill filmed the following of Scooter's sister Noni Lehman scattering some of his ashes at Buzzy's.
Scooter once told me that another reason he liked Buzzy's so much was that his middle name was Busie.  When he first told me that, I noted to him that Buzzy's original nickname was also Bussy but that he had changed it to Buzzy.

Here is some additional info about Scooter.
From https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/192133138/sharden-busie-hoile

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