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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Elk Run Cemetery A.K.A. Smith Family Cemetery

Deeded as Chandlersburg Cemetery
Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Obituaries

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

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Photos by Joyce M. Tice
Obituaries & Clippings Collected from Scrapbooks by Joyce M. Tice
For her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project.
Please submit any additional clippings that you have available. 
Elk Run Cemetery Listing

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.

BAITY - Brace  (SRGP 02076)
Esther J. 80, of Mainesburg, PA, died May 6, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born April 4, 1926 in Sullivan Township, the daughter of Jesse and Paulena Smith Baity. Esther was a member of the former Elk Run United Methodist Church and attended the Roseville United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Clifford of Mainesburg, PA, Kenneth and Debbie of Mainesburg, PA, Darwin and Susan of Knoxville, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Jim Radin of Lockwood, NY; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and John Estep of Mansfield, PA; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon in 2002; and a brother, Paul Baity. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday 11 a.m. to Noon. Funeral services will follow there Tuesday at Noon with Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial in Smith Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Esther's memory may be made to the United Methodist Church of Roseville, 4118 Rt. 549, Mansfield, PA 16933. (This cemetery in in Sullivan Township, Elk Run area, many miles from Mainesburg)

BAITY  - Esther J. Brace, 80, of Mainesburg, died Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born April 4, 1926 in Sullivan Township, the daughter of Jesse and Paulena Smith Baity. Esther was a member of the former Elk Run United Methodist Church and attended the Roseville United Methodist Church. She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Clifford of Mainesburg, Kenneth and Debbie of Mainesburg, Darwin and Susan of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Jim Radin of Lockwood, NY; step daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and John Estep of Mansfield; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon in 2002 and a brother, Paul Baity. Friends were invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mansfield on Tuesday, May 9. Funeral services followed there with Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial was made in Smith Cemetery, Mainesburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to the United Methodist Church of Roseville, 4118 Rt. 549, Mansfield, PA 16933. – The Mansfield Gazette, 10 May 2006, p.6A

 

CHEYNEY, Edwin R., Jr. - Edwin R. Cheyney, Jr., 75, of Covington, PA went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Edwin Russell, Ed or “Firp” to family and friends, was born June 21, 1943 in Boothwyn PA, Lancaster County.  He was a son of the late Edwin Sr. and Isabel (Booth) Cheyney.  After graduating from North Penn High School in 1961, Ed served our country in the U.S. Navy.  He worked in the petroleum industry most of his life and finished his working career with the Pennsylvania State Police as a communications operator in Mansfield. Surviving is his loving wife, the former Linda English, devoted daughter; Robin of Blossburg, two sisters; Sharon (Micky) Levandoski of Wellsboro and Lollie (Daniel) Short of Covington, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by sisters Marlene Bubacz and Patricia Johnson. Calling hours are 10 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility’s Blossburg Chapel at 314 Granger St. Blossburg.  Rev. Ken Smith will officiate a memorial service at 11 a.m.  Burial will be held in Elk Run Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the PA State Police Lodge’s fallen officers foundation: “PA FOP Foundation” at 2949 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17110 for officers wounded or killed in the line of duty. Mansfield Gazette, 26 July 2018

 

DURLAND W. ‘DOUG’ DOUD, 80, of North Ridgeville, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Northridge Health Center in North Ridgeville following a long illness. He was born June 2, 1933, in Mansfield. Mr. Doud had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 2001 and was previously a life-long resident of the Galeton area. He was a veteran and served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. Mr. Doud received his high school diploma from North Ridgeville High School in 2006 through a special state program to honor Korean War Veteran's. Before retiring, Mr. Doud worked as a laborer and machinist at various Galeton area factories. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Galeton, the Moose Lodge in Galeton and of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars post in Galeton. Mr. Doud was an avid sports fan. He is survived by one daughter, Sharon Kleva of Sewell, N.J.; two sons, Thomas Dake Sr., James Doud, both of North Ridgeville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Martha (nee Beiling) in 2009 and by one brother, Richard Doud of Wellsboro. Funeral services will be Saturday May 3, at noon at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc.,Wellsboro, www.carletonfh.com where the family will receive friends one-hour prior to the service. The Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer will officiate. Burial will be at Elk Run Cemetery in Gaines. Memorial contributions are suggested to either Elk Run Cemetery or to the Meals-on-Wheels program in Galeton. –Wellsboro Gazette 5/3/2014

ENGLISH, Linda Dawn - Linda Cheyney, 72, of Covington, PA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Linda Dawn was born on July 14, 1946 in Wellsboro, PA. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Blanche (Whitney) English. After graduating from Blossburg High School in 1964, Linda furthered her education at the former Williamsport Area Community College and Mansfield University where she obtained an English Degree. Linda worked as a Secretary for the Dean at the North Campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology and as a Professor of English and Communications for 30 years until her retirement. Linda enjoyed reading, music, gardening and cooking. She was a lifetime member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church where she was active as a Sunday school teacher, choir director and playing piano for many years. She also held many offices in the church. Surviving is her daughter; Robin Cheyney of Covington, brother; Douglas (Judy) English of Covington, two sisters; Brenda Nittinger of Blossburg and Gayle Belangia of Florida, two sister-in-laws; Sharon (Micky) Levandoski of Wellsboro and Lollie (Daniel) Short of Covington as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edwin  R. Cheyney, Jr. on July 18, 2018. Calling Hours are 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January, 26, 2019 at Cherry Flats Baptist Church, 2291 Cherry Flats Road, Mansfield, Pa 16933. Rev. Ken Smith will officiate a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be held at Elk Run Cemetery at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, consider a memorial donation in Mrs. Cheyney's name to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, Blossburg Chapel is assisting with arrangements. Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 17 January 2019

 

PALMER- Mrs. Minnie Fethers, 73, [SRGP 04074]  died at the home of her son, Grant Fethers, in Sullivan Township, Monday [January 31, 1938]. Mrs. Fethers was the daughter of Orrin and Phoebe Smith Palmer, and the widow of Samuel Fethers. Surviving are her son, Grant, and grandson, George Fethers. Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday (today), and at 2 p.m. at the Elk Run Methodist Church. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Sullivan Township. - Wellsboro Gazette, 3 February 1938
 

SHEPARD - MRS. CHARLOTTE S. SMITH (SRGP 04064)
 Mrs. Charlotte Shepard Smith, 93, Mainesburg RD 1, died November 7, 1957.  She was the widow of Rev. Freddus I. Smith.  She was a member of the Elk Run Methodist Church, the WSCS of that church and of the East Sullivan Grange. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paulena Avery, Mainesburg, RD 1; sons, Glenn I. Smith, Myrtle Beach, NC and Paul Charles Smith, Woodbridge, NJ; sister, Mrs. Nana Ayres, Millerton RD 2; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 pm at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Roe officiating.  Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery, Chandlersburg.

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SMITH - Paulena S. Avery, 92, of Mainesburg RR1 died Thursday, March 9, 1995, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 9, 1902, in North Towanda, she was the daughter of Rev. Freddus and Charlotte Shepherd Smith. She was a member of the former Elk Run Methodist church. She had been attending the Roseville United Methodist church. She was a member of the East Sullivan Grange and a member of the 55 Plus Club of Mansfield. Preceding her in death was one son, Paul Baity, in 1991; a twin brother, Paul Smith, in 1964; and brother, Glenn Smith. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Esther and Gordon Brace of Mainesburg; one granddaughter, Martha Radin of Lockwood, NY; three grandsons, Clifford and Kenneth Brace of Mainesburg and Darwin Brace of Knoxville; four great-granddaughters; one niece and one nephew. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Sunday, March 12. Services were held there Sunday, March 12, with the Rev. James A. Bellamy, pastor of the Roseville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made at Smith Cemetery, Elk Run. Memorial donations may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR2, Box 878, Mansfield, Pa. 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, March 15, 1995  MHS 1921

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 05 JAN 2005
By Joyce M. Tice

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