James M. Wiggins

August 31, 1971 ~ October 13, 2018 (age 47)


Age 47 of Elmira NY. Formally a long-time resident of Cayuta NY, James passed away on Saturday October 13, 2018 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.  James was the son of the late Eugene and Virginia (Zahorian) Wiggins. He was also pre-deceased by his sisters; Alma, Theresa, Rosalie, and Patricia. He is survived by his children Benjamin, Sabrina, and Elizabeth; grandchildren Oliver and Lily; brother Roger (Fayth ) Wiggins; sister Robin (Kenneth) Mayhood; along with several nieces and nephews . James was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. A special thank you to several caregivers, especially to his son Benjamin Sherman and Virginia Mathews.  James will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Private services will be held by the family. Those wishing may make a donation in James’ name to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America online at

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