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Tri County Clippings- Page Two Hundred Seventeen

Most of the Obits on this page are from Troy-Gazette Register. All those from the same source with a local cemetery identified will be found on the individual Obit by Cemetery page linked from the appropriate township page. 


GILBERT W. COLLEDGE:  Gilbert W. Colledge, 69, of RD#6, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Dec. 8.  Born Feb; 11, 1918, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Clarence and Katherine McClure Colledge.  He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Ford V-B Club in Elmira, N.Y. and the McConnellsburg Historical Society in McConnellsburg.  He is survived by his wife,Mary Pushnick Colledge; two brothers, Clarence of Massillon, Ohio, and Harold of Hendersonville, N.C.;. one nephew; one niece; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.  Friends may call at:the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home Thursday, Dec. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. The Rev. James W. Garthoff will officiate.  Burial will be made in Fort Littleton Cemetery, Fort Littleton.

MARGARET E. COVERT:  Margaret Elnora Covert, 77, of RD#4, Muncy, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Muncy Valley Hospital.  Born March 1, 1910, at Trout Run, she was the daughter of Matthias and Nancy E. Sechrist Covert.  After 30 years as an employee of the former Warshaw Co. in Montoursville, she retired in 1968.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hughesville.  Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Mae Manning of Wellsboro, Mrs. Mary E. Kerstetter of Dauphin, Mrs. Harriet DeWire of Muncy, and Mrs. Helen Penman of Bloomsburg.  Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 30, at the Wallis Funeral Home, 121 South Main St., Muncy. The Rev. George Doran; her pastor, officiated.  Burial was made in Muncy Cemetery.


SP. 5 ALLEN CONFER:  Spec. 5 Allen Confer of Hopewell, Va. formerly of Ansonia and Corning, N.Y. died Oct. 24, 1972 at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington D.C. where he has been a patient for several months.  He was born in Corning, N.Y. April 8, 1949, son of Edward and Eva Jo Berquist Confer. He was married in 1958 to Linda Fraizer of Hopewell who along with their son Christopher, survives. Other survivors are paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Confer of Wellsboro R.D. 4 and several aunts and uncles of this area.  Funeral and interment were held at Hopewell, Va. on Friday, October 27, 1972.


SHUNK--Elwood Leon "Tom" Brown, 84, of Shunk died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. He was a lumberman for Sullivan County saw mills, most recently the former Bown Mill. During the Depression, he was employed by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Born Jan. 10, 1915, he was a son of Hurley and Blanche Bartlow Brown. He is survived by five brothers, Jesse, Clarence, Ellis and Aaron, all of Shunk; and Kenneth of Grover; a sister, Leatha Lewis of Florida. He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Brown, in 1997. The funeral will be at 1 am Tuesday at the Morse & Kleese's, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Herbert Eby officiating.  Interment will be in Brown Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 am Tuesday.


Walter A. Brown, 84, of RR3, Troy, died Tuesday, April 7, 1992, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following an extended illness. Born July 21, 1907, at Fox Township, Sullivan County, he was the son of Charles and Jennie Hess Brown. He was employed by Schrader Bellows, Canton, retiring in 1972.  After retirement he was employed as Bradford County as caretaker of Sunfish Pond for over five years. He was a member of the Shunk First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #429, Canton. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Owanda Brown, of Jan. 15, 1972; his second  wife, Eugenia Brown, on May 22, 1991; two sisters, Helen and Mabel; four brothers, Carl, Delbert, Chester and Willard; and three grandchildren. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Arnold and Pat Brown, of Sonestown, and Gary and Judy Brown, of Canton; one daughter and son-in-law, Yolanda and Charles Mosher, of Canton; twin sisters, Ada Groover, of Canton, and Ida Preston, of Roaring Branch; one brother, Emory Brown, of Troy; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Services were held at the funeral home following calling hours on Friday.  The Rev. Alan Gardner, pastor of the Leroy First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was made at Brown Cemetery, Shunk. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.


SHUNK--Jesse E. "Junk" Brown, 87, of the Shunk area, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at the Dar-War Nursing Home in Estella. Retired, he was employed by various sawmills throughout the area. An Army veteran of World War II, he served on the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was a member of the Endless Wind Fire Co. Born here Dec. 11, 1912, he was a son of Hurley and Blanche Bartlow Brown. Surviving are four brothers, Ellis, Aaron and Clarence "Tuff," all of Shunk, and Kenneth Brown of Grover; a sister, Letha Warren of Fla. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elwood Brown, and a sister, Elizabeth Brown. The funeral will be at 11 am Tuesday at Pepper's, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with the Rev. Herbert Eby of Wheelerville Mennonite Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery RR 1. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 am.


Roy G. Brown, 65, of Shunk, died Sunday, Oct. 25, at home. Born March 19, 1922, at Shunk, he was the son of G. Lester and Elenora Caseman Brown. He retired in 1984 as an equipment operator with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation where he was employed 12 years. An US Army veteran of World War II, he was a prisoner of war in Germany from Sept. 17, 1944, until May 8, 1945. He was a member of the New Albany Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 384, the Endless Winds Fire Company in Shunk and the Shunk United Methodist Church. Mr. Brown and his wife, the former Janet Foster, were married 37 years. Surviving, besides his wife, are three sons, Howard of Benton, Larry R. of Mansfield, and Roy G. Jr. of Shunk; four sisters, Mrs. Velma Jacobs of Muncy, Mrs. Josephine Fitzwater of RD 1, Canton, Mrs. Agnes Brown of Shunk and Mrs. Myrtle Morgan of Gillett; two brothers, James L. of Lakeside, Calif., and Paul E. of Benton; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Funeral services were held today, (Wednesday, Oct. 28) at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton.  Pastor Herbert Eby, minister at Wheelerville Mennonite Church, Wheelerville, officiated. Burial will be made in Brown Cemetery in Shunk.


 Thomas P. Bubacz, 48, of RD#2, Apex, NC, died Saturday, Nov. 28, in Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, NC. Born July 17, 1939 in Blossburg, he was the son of Walter and Angeline Manikowski Bubacz. He was employed by IBM in Raleigh. Preceding hime in death were his father and his wife, the former Jane Smith. Surviving are two daughters, Becky Ann Heath of Cary, NC, and Chrissy Bubacz of Apex; a son, Rick Bubacz of Apex; his mother, Angeline Bubacz of Blossburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Kendrick and Mrs. Diane Anderson, both of Blossburg. A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 30, at the Brown-Wynne Funeral Home Chapel in Cary.  The Rev. Jim Yeckel officiated.


Clyde Cleveland, 66, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Mansfield and Elmira, died at Tampa Mar. 12, 1956. Survived by wife, Mrs. Kathryn Cleveland; daughter, Mrs. Janet Cross of Covington, sisters, Mrs. Ernest Brooks of Covington and Mrs. Lawrence Becker of Tuscon, Ariz.; brother Stuart Cleveland of Covington; three grandsons. Burial was at Tampa Mar. 14.

Area Man Dies In Tractor Mishap:  Harry R. Dinger, 51, of Columbia Cross Roads RD S was killed Monday afternoon on his Sullivan Township farm when a tractor he was driving overturned, Mansfield state police said. Tioga County Coroner Harry Williams pronounced Mr. Dinger dead at 3:30 p.m. Police said he was coming through a wooded area 150) yards from Township Rt. 538 and while attempting to cross a log approximately 14 inches in diameter, the tractor tipped over backward, pinning Mr. Dinger. Police said that Mr. Dinger’s 10-year old son, James, was riding with his father at the time but was thrown clear. He was uninjured, police said.


HARRY L. DAVIS:  Harry L. Davis, 85, of Old Lyons Road, Newark, N.Y., died Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Born July 1, 1902, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Thomas and Mary Culver Davis. He was a label machine operator for 37 years with Profection Foods in Newark, retiring in 1967. Surviving are his wife, Elma; two sons, Allan of Wellsboro and Llewellyn of Newark; two daughters, Mrs. Alfanso (Virginia) Nieves of Palmyra, N.Y. and Mrs. Carl (Patricia) Boden of Macedon, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James of Wellsboro and Floyd of Dundee, N.Y.; a sister, Laura Denson of Elmira, N.Y.: and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Parker-Rayfleld and Murphy Funeral Home in Newark, Saturday, Oct. 24. Burial was made in East Newark Cemetery.


KENT - Mrs. Dorothy Clark (SRGP 78749), age 35, of Mansfield, R.D. 3, died Thursday, December 21, 1972 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home (formerly Shaw and Robena Funeral Home) at Mansfield, on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Lee Damon of the Bakerburg Community  Church, Mainesburg, officiated.  She is survived by husband, David; daughter, Kathleen at home; sons, Daniel and Kent, both at home; parents, J. B. and Ettie Trowbridge Kent of Millerton; sister, Mrs. Roy Jones of Mansfield; brothers, Albert and Jay, both of Millerton, Charles Kent of Mansfield.  She was active in the Lord’s work with the Intervaristy Christian Fellowship Group at Mansfield College and area churches.


Mrs. Mabel G. Hubers, 91, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Mansfield, died Nov. 12, 1973 in Florida. Surviving are one son, Milton H. Hubers, of Pompano Beach, 1 sister, Miss Mildred Grigsby of Mansfield; a granddaughter, Joyce Bixler of Pompano Beach and one great-grandson. Services were held Nov. 14 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


Arthur L. Decker:  JERSEY SHORE —Arthur L. Decker, 91, of Jersey Shore RR 2 died Thursday, Aug. 29, 1996, in Jersey Shore Hospital.  His wife the former Lena C. Kemerer, died Dec. 18, 1981.  Employed by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. for 43 years, he retired in 1967 as a chief lineman.  Born July 20, 1905, in Brookside, he was a son of Frederick and Julia Case Decker.  Surviving are a son, Gary L. of Export; a brother, Jess L. of Millersburg, and two granddaughters.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Welker's, 125 N. Main St., with the Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.


ROBERT DAUEL:  Robert A. Dauel 59, of Lewisburg died shortly after admission last Thursday morning in the Evangelical Community Hospital.  He had been in ill health for a few days, and was taken to the hospital by William Cameron Engine Company Ambulance when his condition became worse.  Mr. Dauel was self-employed as an owner-driver-operator for Morgan Driveaway. A veteran of World War II, he served in the European, African and Middle East theaters as a special vehicle operator.  He was a member of Christ’s Lutheran Church, Lewisburg; the Montandon American Legion Post, the Northumberland Boat Club, the Sunbury Social Club and the Buffalo Valley Sportsmen’s Club.  He was a past commander of the Lewisburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, and also was a member of the Teamsters and Chauffeurs Union, Milton.  He was born Feb. 14, 1914 in Defiance, Ohio. He was married 28 years ago to the former Hilda Austin, then of Wellsboro, who operates Hilda’s Beauty Shoppe in Lewisburg.  In addition to his widow, he is survived by a daughter, Sheryl Dauel, Silver Springs Township, Mechanicsburg RD, and two foster sisters, Mrs. Athalgia Hollos, Beulah, Mich., and Cordulla Hansen, Denver, Colo.  The funeral service was held Monday in the Christ’s Lutheran Church of Lewisburg by his pastor, the Rev. Cha[rles?] J. Glandorf. Burial was in Lewisburg Cemetery.  Full military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post and Veterans of Foreign Wars post of Lewisburg.


REV. EDITH E. DEWEY:  Rev. Edith E, Dewey, of Millerton, died on Wednesday, March 13, 1974 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Funeral and committal services were held Saturday afternoon in the Millerton United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Richards officiating. Rev. Richards conducted a graveside service Monday in the Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.  Rev. Dewey is survived by two nieces, Mrs. William (Katherine) Olsen of Deer Park, N.Y., Mrs. Harriett McDowell of Mesa, Ariz.; nephews, Conrad Quinn of Eaton Town, N.J., Charles Quinn also of New Jersey, Dan of Florida and Leland of New Jersey. She is also survived by a very dear friend, Mrs. Arvilla White, with whom she resided.  She was a member of the Millerton United Methodist Church; an ordained elder; a deaconess of the United Methodist Church; member of the D.A.R.; charter member of the Colonial Dames. She worked in Military Intelligence in World War II and was a member of the A.A.R.P.


MIRIAM W. DEWHURST:  Miriam W. Dewhurst, 92, formerly of Ridgewood, N.J. died Tuesday, Jan. 12.  She was a teacher in public schools prior to retiring.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles R. Dewhurst on Feb. 29, 1976 and a grandson, Duff W. Booth on Aug. 24, 1985.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Irving D. (Diane) Booth of Lawrenceville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  There will not be calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements were made by the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home.


ELIZABETH B. DENNEY:  Elizabeth B. Denney, 85, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, died Saturday, Jan. 9, at the nursing home. Born July 14, 1902 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Alfred and Emma Zeibra Broadhead. She attended the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Benjamin H. Denney of Fredrick; a sister, Mrs. Mae Chalmers of Ocean City, N.J.; and two grandchildren. Friends may call today, Jan. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro. The body will then be removed to the J. W. Dean Funeral Home in Philadelphia where funeral services will be held Friday,Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the services. The Rev. Paul J. Connor will officiate. Burial will be made in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


BARRV L. DYMECK:  Barry L. Dymeck, 32, of 818-1/2 Clark St., Williamsport, died Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Williamsport Hospital as the result of a two vehicle traffic accident on Route 15 in Loyalsock Township. Born in Williamsport, May 21, 1955, he was the son of Arthur D. and Nina R. Jones Dymeck. A 1973 graduate of Williamsport Area High School, he was employed by Wundies, Inc. Surviving, besides his parents of Williamsport, are a daughter. Miss Jessica Dymeck of Liberty; a brother, Larry D. Guisewite of Williamsport: two sisters, Mrs. Shelby J. Mulberger of RD#2, Cogan Station and Miss Sharon M. Dymeck of Williamsport; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pauline Dymeck of Williamsport. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 22. at the Knight-Confer Funeral Home, Williamsport. The Rev. David L. Dearing, pastor of Newberry United Methodist Church, officiated.  Burial was made in Wildwood Cemetery.


Blossburg Boro Mgr. John D. Davies dies in accident:  John D. Davies, age 47, of 237 Gulick Street, Blossburg, died Saturday, August 22 as the result of an auto accident.  Born October 21. 1939 in Blossburg, he was the son of Lewis and Frances Kuzneski Davies. He had served as the Blossburg Borough Manager since 1974. He was a member of the Siloa Lutheran Church, William B. Wilson Post #572 American Legion of Blossburg, Blossburg Kiwanis, and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club of Blossburg. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, the former Fay Isaacson of Blossburg; three daughters, Mrs. Denise Berg of East Berlin, Pa., Mrs. Suzanne Meszaros of Gettysburg, and Francine Marie Davies at home; one brother, Lewis Davies of Jupiter, Florida two sisters, Mrs. Betty Ann Armani and Mrs. Fran VanDyke, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held today, (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Siloa Lutheran Church in Morris Run with the Rev. George E. Doran, supply pastor, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Siloa Lutheran Church, in care of Joan Hodder, RD#1, Box 299, Blossburg, Pa. 16922.


MARGUERITE E. DUFF:  Mrs. Marguerite E. Duff, 60, of 148 37th Ave., N.E., St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of O’Gorman St., Elmira, died Monday, April 11, 1988. She was predeceased by her sister, Helen Wilson.  Surviving are her husband, William Michael Duff; mother, Ada (Carpenter Bayard) Saunders of Montoursville; children, Patricia (Don) Ward and Marlene Gush, all of Elmira, N.Y., Michael Duff and Stephen Duff, both of Pinellas Park. Fla.; a stepsister, Clora Schriner of Morris; 9 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Olthof Funeral home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. Wednesday, April 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, April 14, at 4 p.m.  The Rev. Daryl Whalen will officiate. Burial will be made in Montoursville. Flowers are acceptable. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital Foundation for Diabetes or the Elmira Association for the Blind.


WILLIAM E. DUFFEY:  William E. Duffey, 73, a resident of the Green Home. Wellsboro, formerly of Oregon Hill, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1987, at the nursing home.  Born Aug 21, 1914, at Linden, he was the son of Grover Cleveland and Mary Green Duffey. He was a retired farmer and construction worker.  Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Louise Campbell of RD#6, Wellsboro.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro.


RAY J. DOUD:  (SRGP 38956) Ray or Roy??? Ray J. Doud, 73, of Elysburg, a native of Covington, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 1972, in the Bloomsburg Hospital. He was born May 1, 1899, a son of Benjamin F. and Anna Hagey Doud.  Surviving are six sisters, Mrs. Thyra Antes, of Liberty, Mrs. Ethel Willis, of Covington, Mrs. Edith Lathrop, of Blossburg, Mrs. Alice Buckholtz and Miss Helen Doud, both of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Essie Gidney, of Alden, N.Y. The funeral was held on Tuesday at Billig’s, Numidia. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery, Elysburg.


Former Pastor Dies

The REV. ALBERT B. JUDSON, 92, of Laurentian Place, Elmira, N.Y., died Thursday, October 24, 1957.  He was a retired Presbyterian minister and a member of the South Presbyterian Church.  Survived by step-son, Herbert Olney of New York City.  The funeral was held at Hagerman Funeral Home, Sunday, October 27.  Burial in Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City, N.Y. on Monday, October 28.  Rev. Judson was pastor of Mansfield and Arnot Presbyterian churches from 1912 to 1916.  He had been a director of the Elmira Rescue Mission for many years before his death.


Mrs. Mabel Lewis, widow of John D. Lewis, Mansfield, RD, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 29, 1957.  She was a member of the Baptist Church, Mansfield Community ...


Victor L. Buley, age 73, of Waverly, died suddenly Saturday Nov. 10, 1973. Funeral and committal service were at the First Presbyterian Church, Waverly, on Monday with Rev. Richard Ploth officiating.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. He is survived by wife, Winifred at home; one son, Dale of Seaford, LI.; five grandchildren, Virginia, James, Mary Lou, Robert, and Anne all of Seaford, LI; one brother, Dr. Hilton C. Buley of Cheshire, Conn.; one sister, Mrs. Gilbert (Juanita) Broad of Geneseo, NY; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Merle Garrison of Mansfield. He was born in Waverly Oct. 10, 1900 son of the late Joseph and Nora McCutcheon Buley. He graduated from Waverly High School 1918, was employed by First National Bank of Waverly and by the US Post office of Waverly from 1938-1965 when he retired.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly and church elder since 1933.  He was also former superintendent of Sunday schools.  He joined the Boy Scouts in 1912, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, served for many years as Scout Master of Troop 11. He was formerly a member of the General Sullivan Council Boys Scouts of America and for many years its treasurer.  In 1962 he received his 50 year pin for his service to Scouting; and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver a Scouting Highest Award.  He had been superintendent of Glenwood Cemetery since 1923.


 Eloise Beckwith Buck, of Scottsville, NY died October 20, 1972.  She was born the daughter of the late Mamie and Lee Beckwith of Wellsboro. She is survived by her husband Charls Buck; six daughters, Mrs. Francis (Frances) Watkins of Wellsboro; Mrs. Gerald (Ruth) Stahleckler, Mrs. Richard (Jeanne) Labigan; Mrs. Eugene (Carol) Hildebrand of Albion, Mrs. Harold (Doris) Gee, and Mrs. Bernard (Dora Mae) Bauer of Marion; one brother, Werden Beckwith of Wellsboro; twenty-eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 23 at Scottsville with interment at White Haven Memorial Park.


 Franklin R. Burrows, age 28, of Tioga Township was killed on Saturday night at approximately 8 o'clock when the car he was driving went off Route 49, four miles west of Lawrenceville and flipped over into the Cowanesque River. The overturned vehicle dropped into about eight feet of water in the river.  Dr. Harry Williams, of Elkland, Tioga County Coroner was called to the scene.  Osceola firemen and ambulancemen assisted.  Dr. Williams ruled Burrows' death was due to accidental drowning. He was born at Wellsboro RD 2 on Aug. 22, 1944, a son of Ernest and Eloise Miller Burrows. Mr. Burrows was employed by the Kennedy Valve Co., Elmira, NY.


 WELLSBORO--Lawrence J. Burkett, a 28-year-old MSC student found dead in a field in Richmond Township May 11, died of acute alcohol poisoning, according to the results of an autopsy performed by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office. Tioga County Medical Examiner Dr. James Wilson, who released the autopsy results Wednesday, has listed Mr. Burkett's death as accidental. "The autopsy showed absolutely no evidence of any other drugs," he said. "Homicide is ruled out, at least in my mind.  It is up to the state police investigation to determine if any foul play was involved." Mr. Burkett, who lived at 31 St. James St., Mansfield, disappeared April 8 after leaving home to rehearse with a rock band. His badly decomposed body was found propped against a pile of brush about 300 yards from Spencer Road. (NO Year on Clipping)


 Mrs. Rose Burns, 96, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Friday, Jan. 26, 1973, in the Hash Convalescent Home, Wellsboro.  She was the widow of Percy Burns. She was born in Stockton, NY, Sept. 27, 1876, a daughter of John J. and Louisa Barber Johnson. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Priset, of Wellsboro RD 2, and Mrs. Corola Hutchinson, of Union City; three sons Calvin Smith, of Hartford, Ill., Chester Smith, of Meadville, and Kenneth Smith, of Valencia; 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday, at Glenn's, Union City, with burial in Beaver Dams Cemetery, Corry. The Rev. William Sturdevent officiated.


Charles D. Clark, 33 of Tioga, died Friday, April 13, 1973, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a long illness. He was born July 28, 1939, in Ulysses, a son of Lynk and Margaret Smoot Clark. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Tioga. Surviving are his wife, the former Wanda Stone, his parents, of Tioga; three brothers, Henry, of Wellsboro, Arthur, of Tioga RD 1, and Philip, of Elkland; a sister, Mrs. Ken (remainder of obit missing).


Dr. W. E. Cleveland, 81 of West Balm Beach, Florida, died Sunday, February 4th, 1973 in St. Marys Hospital, West Palm Beach. He was born in Ansonia, Pa., June 14, 1891, a son of N. R. Cleveland and Flora B. McInroy Cleveland. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Willard Webster, of Wellsboro RD 2; one nephew, Homer Webster and several cousins. He was associated with the Health Spa of Safety Harbor, Florida for 22 years.  The funeral was held Tuesday at Royal Palm Memorial Gardens, at West Palm Beach, Florida. Rev. A. P. Snyder officiated.


HUGHES - Mrs. Charles Blanchard
Mrs. Margaret Blanchard, 92, of Kittanning, formerly of Morris Run, died at her home Friday, March 24, 1972, following a protracted illness.  Mrs. Blanchard was the widow of Charles Blanchard.  She was born December 6, 1879, in Morris Run, a daughter of Thomas R. and Catherine Edwards Hughes.  Surviving are three daughters, Miss Bernadine Blanchard, Mrs. James Doverspike and Mrs. Marie Sedwick, all of Kittanning; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Somerville, of Blossburg, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  The funeral and burial were Sunday in Kittanning.


HALL - Mrs. Edith Hall Bliss
Mrs. Edith Hall Bliss, age 87, died December 27, 1972 in The Redlands Community Hospital in Redlands, California.  She had lived in Yucaipa, Cal. For many years.  She is survived by one brother, Mr. Monta Apgar of Wellsboro; nephews Keith Apgar of Mansfield, Kyle Apgar of Pine City, N.Y. and Kenneth Edwards of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; nieces Mrs. Ruth Scofield of Gaines, Mrs. Edna Davis of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Mildred Curtis of Covington; several grand nephews and nieces.  Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Cal., Saturday, Dec. 30.


SHADDUCK, CHARLES V.,  Services for Charles V. Shadduck, 90, Shunk, were held on June 27 at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Rev. Edward F. Ayres officiating.  Interment was held in Brown Cemetery, Shunk.  Mr. Shadduck died June 24, 1984 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  He was born May 23, 1894 in Shunk, the son of Frank A. and Emma White Shadduck.  He was a farmer for 70 years, owned and operated Shadduck Motor and Equipment Garage, also operated a grist mill and at one time was a blacksmith.  Surviving are his wife, the former Kay Cornell; daughters, Mrs. Verus (Dorna) Meixel of Dubois, Mrs. Stanley (Ruth) Cook, Moyers, WV., Mrs. Ralph (Agnes) Snell of Proctor, Star Route; sons, Durwood, Trout Run,  Albert, Pennfield,Pa., Luther, Montoursville, Donald of Shunk and Doyl, Cogan Station; 28 grandchildren; 57 great-great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Jennie Brennan, Sayre; brother, Foster, Muncy; several nieces and nephews.  (TGR July 5, 1984)


CROUCH, HENRY  Henry (Ren) Crouch died June 16, 1984 at the age of 83 in Falls Church, VA.  He was the son of Honorable Leonard and Annie Paine Crouch of Syracuse, NY.  Surviving is sister, Hope Nash of Royalton, VT. And several nieces and nephews.  Ren spent many of his summers at Mountain Lake and with fiends in the Troy area. Interment was at Falls Church, June 19.  (TGR June 21, 1984)


Pauline R. Clinton, 82, of 18 Charleston Street, Wellsboro, died Monday, Sept. 14, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born March 16, 1905, at Middlefield, N.Y., she was the daughter of Emerson an Jennie Smith Rogers. Mrs. Clinton retired in 1971 as manager of the Green Free Library in Wellsboro. She was also retired as a bookkeeper for Borden’s Inc., since 1955. She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church and a member and past worthy matron of Order of the Eastern Star, Cincinnatus, N.Y. Surviving are her husband, Raymond W. Clinton of Wellsboro, a daughter, Mrs. Lois Gygax of Pompton Plains, N.J.; five grandchildren and three great=grandchildren. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. The Rev. Stephen Englehardt will officiate. Burial will be made in Cincinnatus Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.

Mrs. Janna Z. Clark, of 50 Wakefield Terrace, Mansfield, formerly of 15 Hilltop Boulevard, East Brunswick, N.J., died at home Sunday, Jan 17. Born at Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of John and Maria Markut Bulova. She was a member of the St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church in East Brunswick where she owned and operated a beauty shop for 40 year. Surviving a daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Wydra, with whom she lived; a brother, Albert Bulova, and a sister, Mrs. Carolyn Mochens, both of East Brunswick, and one grandson. A funeral service will be held today, Jan. 20, at the Eckman Funeral Home, Spotswood, N.J. Burial will be made in St. James Cemetery, Jamesburg, N.J. Local arrangements were handled by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.


Body of Galeton Man Found After Eleven Days:  The body of Duane S. Douglas, 26, of 122 Sherman Street, was found 11 days after he disappeared from his home.  He was found by an employee of the Wellsville-Addison-Galeton Railroad at 2:15 p.m. about 1,000 feet east of the Potter County line in a wooded area along the railroad tracks in Tioga County.  Tioga County Coroner Dr. Harry Williams, said Douglas died of exposure. He said death occurred a day or two before the body was found. Williams said Douglas did not seem to have suffered from malnutrition.  “His body seemed to be fit and was in a good state of preservation due to the low temperatures,” the coroner said. Douglas was reported missing at 3 am. Tuesday, March 12 by his parents,” Mr. and Mrs. Robert Douglas Jr., with whom he lived. His disappearance came after state police stationed at Mansfield questioned him in connection with a drinking party near Watrous involving 40 juveniles. It was reported that state police informed Douglas that he would be charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors as a result of an investigation into the party. Following his disappearance, area law enforcement officers began searching for the young man. His car was found last Wednesday along a forestry road in Elk Twp., Tioga County.  Police said a note indicating Douglas’ intent to commit suicide was found in the car. Searchers numbering 75 at times continued to look for Douglas. His parents brought in a team of bloodhounds from the Philadelphia area, to assist with the search. Police said Mr. Douglas was last seen attending a Goodyear Tire Company meeting March 11. He was a member of the Galeton Volunteer Fire department. Douglas' grandfather Delbert Shelly of Gaines, was admitted to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro last Thursday suffering an apparent heart attack. Police said Shelly and the entire family was active in the search. He was listed in satisfactory condition Friday night. Mr. Douglas, a bachelor, was a clerk at Martin’s General Store, Galeton. He was born in Coudersport and graduated from High School in 1966.


Bernard Kriner, 58, of Gran-ger Street, Blossburg, died at 10 p.m. Monday, May 29, 1972, in the Veterans Hospital, Bath, N.Y., where he had been a patient for two weeks.He was born in Morris, Jan. 14, 1914, the son of Charles and May Moffett Kriner. An Army veteran of World War II, he was engaged as a farmer and had worked for several years as an orderly at the Blossburg State Hospital before becoming ill. He was a member of the Morris Run American Legion, Theodore Roosevelt Post. Surviving are his wife, the former Isabelle Barton, two sons, William, with the Army at Ft. Gordon, Ga., and David, Blossburg; four daughters, Mrs. Inez Loudenslager, Blossburg, Mrs. Mary Loudenslager, Arnot, Mrs. Marian Ayers, Wat-kins Glen, N.Y., and Mrs. Kath-leen Wilson, Blossburg; a broth-er, Gordon, Arnot; 25 grand-children, and one great-grand-child. The funeral was at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Veterans Hospital with burial in the Veterans Cemetery, Bath.


Great-Granddaughter Of Local Man Killed
The great-granddaughter of John Bailey of Mansfield was killed in a tragic accident at her home Sunday, September 23, 1973. 14-month-old Laura Sue Cyr, Greene, N.Y. was killed at her home on Page Brook Road.  According to a report by the Chenango County Sheriff’s department, James Cyr was operating a backhoe in front of his house.  Apparently unseen by anyone, the child came from the house and either at or fell down behind the tractor before the operator backed the vehicle up.  The Greene Emergency Squad was called, but she was dead when they arrived.  Private funeral and burial services were held in Greene. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Cyr, grandparents, all of Greene, and maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Max Depew of Troy and great uncle, Daniel Bailey of Little Marsh.


Kenneth A. Cleveland, 81, of Mansfield died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 3, 1918, in Mansfield, he was the son of Asa D. and Martha V. (Dyke) Cleveland. He was married to Christine C. Campbell Cleveland, with whom he celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on April 17. He was a farmer for many years and later was employed by PennDOT and Mansfield Borough. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching baseball and had been an avid bowler. He was a World War II U. S. Marine veteran and a veteran of the National Guard. Surviving are his wife, Christine; one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia C. and P. “Joe” Trepanier of Caledonia, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Andy (Jennie), Erik and Jill Trepanier; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gwen and Ed Farr of Lawrenceville and Jane and Denton Bailey of Arizona. Calling hours and services were held Sunday, May 28, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 South Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933


WEBSTER - Katherine Doughty: (SRGP 23133) Wellsboro -- Katherine Doughty, 91, formerly of Mansfield, died Dec. 24, 1999, at Broad Acres Nursing Home here.  Her husband, Thomas Doughty, died in 1996.  She was employed by DHIA.  She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples.  Born September 25, 1908, in Roseville, she was a daughter of Roswell and Nora Beardslee Webster.  She is survived by a son, Roswell Doughty of Mansfield; a daughter, Lucille Matteson of Mansfield; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.  Arrangements are being handled by Wilston's, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield.  (Burial Place not given - let Joyce know if you can)

HORTON - ARNOLD, FLORENCE M.,  The service for Mrs. Elby (Florence Madelean Horton) Arnold, 77, E. Troy, were held in private memorial services, Monday, July 30.  Florence died Friday, July 27, 1984 at Troy, RD3.  Mrs. Arnold was the daughter of the late George and Maude Schrader Horton of Powell and was born on April 27, 1907 in Rochester, NY.  Florence had a friendly nature and boasted a host of friends.  She spent many years taking care of elderly people in her home.  She was a registered nurse and worked for many doctors in the capacity of midwife.  Early in her life, following her schooling in the Towanda area, she moved to Dover, NJ where she was employed by the Picattany Arsenal.  She is survived by daughter, Florence (Flosie) Lines, Monroeton, RD1; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister, Evelyn Rosenberg, Va., and several cousins.  She was predeceased by three of her four husbands, Ralph Wilcox, Cecil Allen and Elby Arnold and brother, Fred Scott.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor.  (TGR Aug. 2, 1984)


BENJAMIN - PELKAY, NELLIE A.,   Services for Nellie A.Pelkay, 92, Troy, formerly of Tomkins Cove, NY, were held Monday, July 9, 1984 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  A funeral mass was held Tuesday, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Troy with the Father Stephen McGough officiating.  Interment will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery,, Harverstraw, NY.  Mrs. Pelkay died Saturday, July 7, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born on August 18, 1891 in Towanda, she is daughter of Dewitt and Margaret Morrison Benjamin.  She is a member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Troy.  Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, James and Alice Keegan with whom she lived in Troy; two grandsons; one granddaughter-in-law; three great-grandchildren and several first cousins.  (TGR July 12, 1984)


CLAWSON, DONALD JR.,   Services for Donald “Don” Clawson Jr., 48, Redington Ave., Troy, were held Thursday, August 2, 1984 at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Erie, Pa., with the Rev. Terry Russell of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church officiating.  Interment was held on Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.  Mr. Clawson died on Monday, July 30, 1984 at his residence.  He was born in Indiana, Pa., on June 1, 1936, the son of Dorothy Ressler Clawson and the late Donald E. Clawson, Sr.  He was an accountant at WJOZ in Troy.  He served as church organist in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Toledo, Ohio.  Mr. Clawson, was a graduate of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and had been a member of the Erie Chapter of Demolay Lodge.  His survivors include his mother, Dorothy Ressler Clawson; sister, Dianne Hood, Wijmore, KY.; brother, Joel R.Clawson, Troy.  Three nieces and one nephew also survive.  (TGR Aug. 9, 1984)


LEONARD - HARTFORD, LISA A.,   Services for Lisa A. Hartford, 83, of Canton, RD3, were held Saturday, August 4 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Clair Boston, her pastor , officiating.  Interment was held in the West Hill Cemetery, Shunk.  Mrs. Hartford died August 1, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born February 22, 1901, in Shunk, Pa., she is the daughter of Samuel and Loretta Porter Leonard.  Mrs. Hartford was a member of VFW Post #714 Auxilliary, the Endless Winds Fire Co., Auxilliary  and the Snunk United Methodist Church.  Surviving are sons; Reed, Glen, Lawrence and James, all of Snunk; Dean of Troy, Dale, Alba; Earl and Robert , Canton; Harland, Canton and Allen (Punk) Williams of Canton; daughter, Marjorie Hickok, Canton; 44 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great, great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lucy Beers of Athens; nieces and nephews.  Those who wish may direct memorials to the Canton Community Nursing Association or the Canton Ambulance Association in Mrs. Hartford’s memory.  (TGR Aug. 9, 1984)


Word has been received here of the death of Robert Cole, of San Jose, Calif. formerly of Mansfield, on Tuesday, August 7, 1973 after an extended illness. Mr. Cole was a brother of Mrs. Dennis Colegrove, Keith and Harry Cole, all of Mansfield. Funeral and burial were in San Jose.


Robert E. Cole, 51, of San Jose, Calif., died on August 9, 1973, in the hospital there.  He was buried in the San Jose Cemetery on August 13. Robert was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom R. Cole of Mansfield, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Virginia and son Robert Jr. at home; sisters, Mrs. Alice Fields, Gillett, Pa., Mrs. Mary Wheeler, Leesville, Fla., Mrs. Harriett Colegrove, Mansfield, Mrs. Luella Townsend, Wellsboro; brothers, Harry Cole and Keith Cole, Mansfield, Cassius Cole, Baltimore, Md., Alston Cole, San Jose, Calif. and several nieces and nephews.


Janet L. Campbell, age 38 or 238 West Main Street, Galeton died on Thursday, August 6, 1987 at home following an extended illness. She was born in Wellsboro in 1948 the daughter of Franklin and Eilene Taft Clark. She was a graduate of Cowanesque High School in 1966.  She was chairperson of the Galeton Cancer Society, a member of the Galeton Presbyterian Church, and a teller at the Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, William Campbell; son Michael; daughters, Lisa and Julie, all at home; brothers, Gail Clark of Painted Post, NY, Gary Clark of Troy, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Galeton Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Beverly Karr and the Rev. Kent Lattimer officiating.  Burial at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to the Potter County Cancer Society and the Potter County Hospice Group.


STATTS, Madeline - MRS. GILBERT E DEWEY:  Madeline Dewey, age 66 of RD 3 Addison, N.Y., died on Thursday, May 6, 1982, at St. Joseph Hospital at Elmira, N.Y. Mrs. Dewey will be remembered in Wellsboro as the former Madeline Statts, daughter of the late John and Katherine Statts. The Statts family farm in Dantz Run is occupied by Mr. and Mr Robert Butler and family. Mrs. Butler is the former Betty Statts, daughter of the late Charles and Viola Statts. Mrs. Dewey’s husband, Gilbert, is also a former resident of Wellsboro, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leon Dewey.  Mrs. Dewey was a retired clerk-typist at the Addison School Library. She was a communicant of St. Catherine’s Church and attended Nazareth College.  She is survived by her husband, Gilbert E. Dewey; one son, Dennis E. Dewey, Binghamton, N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Karen L. Warner, Clifton Springs, N.Y., Mrs. Jenna Ruter, Avon, N.Y. And Mrs. Barbara Kurth, Foxboro, Mass.; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Rider, Williamsport, Miss Marian Statts, Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Eileen Carroway; Pasadena, Tex.; brother, John Statts, Henrietta, N.Y., and seven grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Catherine’s Church at Addison on Monday with the Rev. Joseph Gaynor and the Rev. Francis Erb, co-celebrants. Burial in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.


 Carl Chamberlain, 63, of 135 Broad Street, Montgomery, was pronounced dead at the scene of a car-tractor-trailer accident on Route 15, four miles south of Williamsport, at 7:10 Monday night. According to the state police Chamberlain had been traveling south and stopped in the southbound lane prior to making a left turn onto Township Route 520. After stopping, police said Chamberlain started to make his turn in the path of a southbound tractor-trailer truck.  The rig, which was in the act of passing another vehicle, swerved to avoid hitting the car. In the meantime, another tractor-trailer truck driven by Mitchell S. Kehauver, 29, of Fenton RD 1, York County, was unable to swerve out of the way and struck the Chamberlain car, police said. The impact caused the Chamberlain car to hit a utility pole and it continued into a small stream. Mr. Chamberlain was born April 28, 1908, in Mainesburg, a son of Albert and Neva Bartlett Chamberlain. A member of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, he was a member of that church's administrative board. He owned and operated Chamberlain's Dairy for the past 13 years.  He was a member of the Montgomery Rotary and active in many civic affairs. He is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Dunn; a daughter, Mrs. Greta Vairo, of Media; a son, Harold, of Camarillo, Calif.; a Brother, Harold B., of Mainesburg, and eight grandchildren. The funeral was at 2 pm Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery.  The Rev. Donald C. Nolder, his pastor, officiated.  Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery, Montgomery.


CLAUDE R. FLYNN:  Claude R. Flynn, 66, of RD, Ulysses, died Thursday, Jan. 21 at home.  Born Oct 16, 1921, in RD, Ulysses, he was the son of Hugh and Neva Thompson Flynn. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired heavy equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He was married to Elaine L. Jeffers.  Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Harvey Lehman of RD, Ulysses and Janice and Phil Batterson of RD 1, Gaines; a son, Errol Flynn of RD, Ulysses; four brothers, Rodney Flynn of RD, Galeton, Frank Flynn of Dundee, N.Y., Ralph Flynn of Painted Post, N.Y. and Carlton Flynn of RD, Ulysses; three sisters, Mrs. Wilda Flynn of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Madeline Empson of Westfield and Mrs. Audrey Kio of RD, Ulysses; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, Sunday, Jan. 24. Pastor John Prouty officiated. Burial was made in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses.


Mrs. Harriet Cecil Brace, age 83, of Mansfield, died Sunday August 27, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Funeral services were held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1:00 pm with burial in Hope Cemetery, Corning.  Rev. Richard Brenneman officiated. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Hazel) Watkins of Palmetta, Fla., Miss Edna Miller of Mansfield, Mrs. Edwin (Wanda) Carberry of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Alden (Lillian) Bowser of Lockport, NY; 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great great-grandchildren. Mrs. Brace was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mansfield.  BRACE, Harriet Cecil Miller , Spouse of Ralph Miller then William Brace , Born 4 Jul 1889 , Died 29 Aug 1972 d/o George M. & Elizabeth Chambers Blackwell


MILLER Ralph Emerson Miller

Wellsboro Agitator – November 13, 1912

—Ralph E Miller, who was killed in the Central wreck Nov. 3, at Corning, was 32 years of age. He was born at Cedar Run, and removed to Corning six years ago.  Besides his widow, two daughters, Hazel and Edna;  two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Balfour, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Maud Losey, of Corning; and  and three brothers, Therman, of Middlebury, and James and George, of Watrous, survive. Mr. Miller was highly esteemed and had many friends. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home. Rev Burton M. Clark, pastor of the First M. E. church, officiated. The Masons and members of the Brotherhood attended in a body.   Burial in Hope Cemetery, Corning.


Wellsboro Agitator – November 6, 1912

Ralph E. Miller, fireman, was killed, and John G. Bunnell, engineer was seriously injured at 6:30 o'clock Sunday night when an open switch sent a New York Central Pennsylvania Division passenger train from the main track on to a siding known as "the hickey" which led the engine  going at high speed, to the edge of a 40 foot embankment and shot it Into the Chemung river. The engine snapped loose from the coaches, and the air brakes brought the heavily laden cars to a stop on the brink of the river bank, and prevented a shocking wreck. The train was southbound from Corning to Williamsport, and left Corning more than an hour late. Engineer Bunnell was running to make up lost time, and he failed to notice that the train veered from the main track and out on to the siding which led to the river bank 100 feet east of the Erie railway bridge and there ended. The engine struck the frail protecting beam at the end of the switch and swept over it, but the trucks of the tender sank Into the soft earth, and the engine went down the bank alone, breaking loose the tender from its trucks and the baggage coach, which stopped within three feet of the point where the engine went down the bank. The train stopped with a lurch which threw the passengers forward in their seats and into the aisles as the air brakes worked, but none of the passengers were injured.  The accident happened a thousand feet west of the interlocking switch tower which stands at the point where the New York Central and the Erie tracks cross. If there was not an interlocking switch failure the signal should have been against Engineer Bunnell, indicating that the switch was open. If the signal was against him, the engineer did not see it, and he did not notice that instead of crossing the Erie tracks that his train ran on to the siding and was veering away from the main tracks and on to the “hickey”.  "I had been over to see my fireman just a moment before the accident," said Engineer Bunnell at the Corning Hospital after the accident. "I had said to him 'everything all right?' and he had replied 'all right.' I don't know how I managed to escape, but I clung to the throttle.  I think we turned about twice as we went down the bank.  All I know is that when we stopped in the water I was safe, though my hands and face had been fearfully burned by the steam.  Oh - it’s awful – poor Miller.” The injured engineer was removed to the Corning hospital where Dr. Henry A. Argue attended him.  The physician states that Bunnell’s injuries are not serious though the patient is suffering from shock.  Besides the burns his body is cut and bruised and one leg is badly cut.  Engineer Bunnell lives in Corning.  He is an extra passenger engineer, and the run he was on Sunday night was not his regular one.  Fireman Miller was held fast beneath the wreckage of the engine cab, and was probably unconscious when the engine settled with a hissing noise on its side in the river bed.  His feet protruded from the water, but efforts to remove his body were unsuccessful, as the body was held fast by broken parts of the engine.  Ralph E Miller was 27 years of age.  He was regular fireman on the passenger train which figured in the accident.  He was prominent in the Fireman's Brotherhood and he has a wife and two children who reside at 275 Park avenue, Corning. He was a son of A C. Miller, of Wellsboro.  None of the other members of the crew were injured...Division Superintendent F. E. McCormack was one of the first to arrive on the scene of the wreck.  The wrecking crew was ordered out.  The body of Fireman Miller was freed from beneath the wreckage at 10 o’clock.  A chain found wound about the dead man’s leg gives rise to the theory that he attempted to escape by jumping, but was caught in the chain…Another peculiar circumstance is the fact that Fireman Miller could almost have thrust his arm from the cab and touched the Erie freight train which was moving over the Erie bridge, having passed the crossover as soon as the Central train had got onto the hickey track.  How he failed to take notice of this unusual state of affairs is one of the mysteries surrounding the accident.  The four red lights of the Erie’s caboose were ahead of Engineer Bunnell all the way as his engine moved up the hickey track, and had he noticed them, he would have seen that his engine was on the wrong side. 


 Miss Mildred M. Cleveland, 91, formerly of 153 South Main St., Mansfield, the home of her late brother, Wayne R. Cleveland, who preceeded her in death January 11, 1984, died Thursday, January 2, 1986 in the Green Home at Wellsboro. Born December 18, 1894 at Putnam Township, Tioga County, she was a daughter of Reuben E. and Amy Frost Cleveland. Miss Cleveland retired as a teacher after 52 years of teaching in Tarrytown, NY and Pennsylvania schools.  She was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School an Columbia University. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Grace S. Cleveland of Mansfield and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home.


MARGARET T. GIBBONS:  Mrs. Margaret T. Gibbons, of 662 Fourth Ave., Williamsport, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Williamsport Hospital. Born in Landrus, she was the daughter of George and Annie Clark Watson. She was a member of the Church of the Annunciation and its Altar and Rosary Society, the Williamsport Country Club and the Women’s Club, a member and past president of the Soroptomist Club and a member of the Susquehanna Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. Mrs. Gibbons had owned the former Williamsport Trucking Service Company. Her first husband, George Myers, died in 1945. Her second husband, John P. Gibbons, died in 1962. here were no immediate survivors. A funeral was held Friday,Jan. 15, at the Church of the Annunciation, Williamsport. Burial was made in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the McCulloch Funeral Home, Williamsport.


MARY ELLEN GARDNER:  Mary Ellen Gardner; 88, of Pine Station, RD#1, Lock Haven, died Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Williams- port Hospital. Born Aug. 18, 1899, at Pine Station, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Mary Allan Sour. Her husband, Harold D. Gardner, died in 1940. She was a member of McElhattan United Methodist Church. A graduate of the former Lock Haven Normal School, now Lock Haven University, she taught elementary school for 27 years in the Keystone Area and South Williamsport school districts. Surviving are a son, D. Ardell of Pine Station; two daughters, Mrs. Priscilla (Pat) Barrett of Pine Station and Mrs. Rosemary Brennen of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.  Services were held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, Lock Haven. The Rev. Glenn Limbaugh, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Stamm Cemetery, Pine Station.


THERESA GARVEY:  Theresa (Dietrick)Garvey, of New York City, N.Y., died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1988 in Princeton. N.J. She was born in Arnot, the daughter of the late Martin Dietrick and Rose Novak  Dietrick. In 1926, she was selected as "Miss Elmira" as a representative at the "Miss America Pageant" in Atlantic City, N.J. She was predeceased by her husband, Claire Garvey, and sisters, Marion Stage and Violet O'Hara.  She is survived by daughters, Claire Reed of Princeton, N.J., and Patsy Glock of Fairfax, Va.; sister, Katherine Hattman of Elmira, N.Y.; brothers, Joseph Dietrick of Blossburg and Charles Dietrick of Bath, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Church of the Guardian Angel, Manhattan, N.Y. Interment will be made in Gate of Heaven, Westchester. N.Y.


Dr. John E. Kiley, age 84, of Montclair, N.J., formerly of this area, died Saturday June 3 in New Jersey. Surviving are his wife Norah and daughter Kathleen at home; sister Mrs. Marie Kiley Wilcox of Mansfield and brother, William H. Kiley of Covington. Funeral and burial were in New Jersey on Tuesday.


Mrs. Dorothy L. Kurtz, 76, a resi-dent of Sweeden Valley Manor Nursing Home in  Eulalia Township, Potter County, died Sunday, April 10, 1988, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. She was formerly of Main Street, South Williamsport. Born at Sabinsville, June 14,1911, she was the daughter of Melvin Lyle and Bessie Sabins Lowrey. She was a retired garment worker. Mrs. Kurtz attended Central Ave-nue Church of Christ in South Wil-liamsport. Surviving are a son, Westley F. of South Williamsport; and a brother, Sabin Lowrey of Sabinsviile. Her husband, John F. Kurtz, died in March, 1967. Services were held today, Wednesday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Noll’s Funeral Home, 1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport. The Rev. Randall Richardson, church pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Watsontown Cemetery.


PICTURE ROCKS--Paul F. McCarty, 80, of 171 Church Street, died at 11:45 pm Thursday, Feb. 11, 1988, in the intensive care unit of Muncy Valley Hospital, where he was admitted Feb. 6. Mr. McCarty retired in 1971 from the former Jones and Laughlin Steel Co., Muncy, after 30 years of employment by the firm. Mr. McCarty was a United Methodist. Born Oct. 30, 1907, at Elkland Twp., Sullivan County, he was a son of Samuel and Cora Smith McCarty. He and his wife, the former Winifred G. Haus, observed their 51st wedding anniversary last Sept. 12. Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, William P., of Muncy RD 4; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia A. Hicks, of Picture Rocks, two brothers, Howard, of Forksville RD, and Raymond, of Laporte, and four grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 pm Monday at McCarty-Thomas', 557 East Water Street, Hughesville, with the Rev. Michael D. Gingerich, pastor of Picture Rocks United Methodist Parish, officiating.  Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Sunday.


Nellie Brown Heess
SHUNK – Nellie Brown Heess, 86, of Fox Township and a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, in the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Her husband of nearly 40 years, Kermit L. Heess, died in 1970. They operated a dairy farm for several years. She operated the dining hall for many years at the Sullivan County Fair. She was a cook at the Camp Brule Scout Reservation, and she also was employed as a cook at the Our House Restaurant near Canton for 15 years. Heess was a lifelong member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church and served for many years as the Sunday School secretary. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting but most of all cooking. Born in Shunk, June 6, 1914, she was a daughter of Liston and Anne Stull Brown. Surviving are a son, Carl of Shunk; four daughters, Shirley Wilson of Forksville, Betty Lou Bozman and Sandra Bown both of Forksville RR 2, Ellen Ruth Bryan of Williamsport; 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Hiram Brown and Chester Brown; a sister, Mamie Randall, and a daughter, Terry Lynne Heess. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church on Route 154 with her pastor, the Rev. Matthew Pickering, officiating. Burial will be in Elkland Friends Cemetery. Friend may call at the church from 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements are being handled by Moore and Kleese’s, 40 N Center St., Canton.


LaRue L. Hand, 61, of RD #2, Mansfield, Died Monday, Nov. 16. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Betty Woodfin of N.C.; son, Richard Woodfin of Sacramento, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Rosetta and Raymond Bellows of Mansfield; brothers, Robert Alington of Chemung, N.Y., Bruce Butters of Elmira, N.Y.; sisters, Rose Lee Reep of Elmira, Dawn Kelley of Chemung, Claudia Butters of Bloomsburg, and Moonyeen Johnson of Elmira; and five grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Church On The Rock. The Rev. Robert L. Rundall will officiate.


Margaret Clark Hair, 75, of Balley Hill Road, Findley Lake, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 12, 1974 in the Medicenter, Erie, Pa. She was born April 25, 1898, in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of Richard and Ella Backus. She served during World War I as a Yeoman 1st class, U.S. Naval Reserve, Brooklyn Naval Yard. She lived in Findley Lake for 50 years, was a member of the Findley Lake American Legion and Auxiliary, and a Red Cross representative for 15 years. Survivors include her husband, Arthur M. Hair, Sr.; four sons, Arthur M. Jr., York, Pa.; Bryce A., Wellsboro, Pa,; Edward M., North East, Pa.; and William G., Frewsburg, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Etta Cotter, Mrs. Priscilla McCoy and Mrs. Ella Jesberger, all of Rhinebeck, N.Y. Fern Rebekah Lodge held memorial services Thursday at 8 p.m. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer, N.Y. Rev. Ethel Kinney officiated. Burial was in the Mina Cemetery, Findley Lake, N.Y.


Word had been received in Wellsboro of the death of Mrs. Ada English Hamilton or Orlando, Florida, formerly of Union, N.J. Mrs. Hamilton resided at Union for forty years before moving to Orlando four months ago. She died at an Orlando Hospital on November 5. At the time of death, she was residing at the home of her daughter, Barbara, Mrs. Benjamin Robinson of Orlando. She was born in Wellsboro on Mary 13, 1888, the daughter of James and Nancy Wilson English. Mrs. Hamilton was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter at Union, N.J. where she also served as Worthy Matron. She was also a member of the Union Historical Society, the Masonic Foundation Committee and an officer of the Elizabeth Shrine in whose organization she was instrumental and which she represented as a delegate at many out-of-state conventions. Besides her daughter, she is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Celia Kelsey Reed of Chatham, N.J. and Mrs. Carolyn Field Robinson of Washington, Pa. Funeral services were held at the McCracken Funeral Home in Union on Wednesday on November 7th with burial on November 8th at the Hollywood Cemetery in Union.


Harold H. Hampton, 88, of Riverside, Calif., died Monday, Sept. 21 in California. Born in Wellsboro, May 2, 1899, he was the son of Emerson and Mary Hampton. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Hampton of Riverside, Calif.; two daughters, Jean Silsby of Fla. And Elizabeth Reneker of Calif.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Sunday, Sept. 26 in St. Michaels Episopal Church in Calif. Father John Gerstead officiated. Interment was made in New York. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michaels Episcopal Church. Arrangements were made by Acheson and Graham Garden of prayer Mortuary.


McCRACKEN - Mrs. Verna B. Blair
Mrs. Verna B. Blair, 92, of 8 Purple St., Wellsboro, died at her home Wednesday, September 19, 1973.  Funeral services were held at the Centennial Methodist Church on Friday.  Rev. Donald E. Mummert, pastor officiated.  Burial was in Cogan House cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Spink Funeral Home.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Olive Sechrist, Middlebury Center; son William J. Blair, of Trout Run; 8 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, a sister, Mrs. Nora Baumgartner of Wellsboro; and brother, Dempster McCracken of Trout Run, Pa.  Mrs. Blair was born in Cogan House January 4, 1881 a daughter of William and Emma Thompson McCracken.  She was the widow of the late Russell Blair.


 Lee L. Hugler, 81, of RD, Galeton, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1987, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born Sept. 30, 1905, in Weetonia, the son of Casper and Mary Terwilliger Huggler. After 28 years of service, he retired from the Eberle Tanning Company of Westfield. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Krihovsky Huggler; two sons, Ronald of Beaver Dams, NY and Walter of Wellsboro; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Ann Gasienski of Horseheads, NY; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel LaBarron of Corning, NY, Mrs. Edith McGovern of Albuquerque, NM, and Arlene Mattison of Georgia; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Friends called at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton Friday, Sept. 4, where funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 5, with the Rev. Robert Griffen officiating. Burial was made in the West Hill Cemetery.


 BLOSSBURG--Mrs. Pauline W. Earle, 68, of Blossburg, formerly of Troy, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1993, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Charles (Dick) Earle. Retiring in March 1985, she was employed by Canford Manufacturing in Canton. She was an avid crocheter and quiliter. Born Nov. 30, 1924, in Troy, she was a daughter of Harry P. and Mary A. McKay Wilston. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Austin, with whom she lived; two stepdaughters, Linda Mariner, of Arnot, and Barb Brokaw, of Grover; three brothers, Harold Wilston, of Wellsboro, Arthur and Ralph Wilston, both of Troy; two sisters, Myrtle Inman, and Lucille (Did) Watson, both of Troy, five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild and a step-great-grandchild. A son, Lester G. Thomas, died Dec. 10, 1992. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.  The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Drinkwine's, 120 North Williamson Road.


 BLOSSBURG--Marshall Edwards, 70, of 994 Second Street, Nanty Glo, a former borough resident, died Monday, June 5, 1989, in Johnstown Memorial Hospital, Johnstown. Mr. Edwards married the former Betty Mase, a borough native, and they had been frequent visitors to the area since moving to Nanty Glo many years ago. He was a retired employee of Bethlehem Steel Co., Johnstown. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Nanty Glo. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, James and Michael, both of Nanty Glo; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Sebetich, of Hawthorne, NJ.; two brothers and two sisters, all of the Pittsburgh area, and 13 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 pm Thursday at the church in Nanty Glo.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at Askew-Hauser's, Ebensburg, from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday.


Kenneth J. FREY:  Kenneth J. Frey, 77, of Shunk RR 1, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1993, in Troy Community Hospital. He was the brother of a Montoursville woman. He and his wife, the former Marion Brown, had been married 57 years. He was a 1932 graduate of the Shunk (3-year) High School and a 1933 graduate of Estella Vocational-Agriculture High School.  He was employed by D.H.I.A. for about a year before starting his own dairy farm and continued to farm until retiring in 1973. He was chief assessor for Sullivan County from 1963 until 1978. He was active with the Northern Tier Regional Planning Commission from 1964 until 1979 and served on the Sullivan County Planning Commission for six years. He was a substitute rural mail carrier from 1938 until 1979 and a full-time carrier until retiring in 1981. An active member of the Shunk United Methodist Church since 1935, he served as the superintendent, a teacher and a class leader with the Sunday school there. He was a member of the Shunk Cemetery Association, the Sullivan County Historical Society and the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a director of the Endless Mountains Association. An avid traveler, he visited all 50 states, England, Ireland, Australia and Nova Scotia. He also enjoyed camping and fishing. Born Jan. 16, 1916, in Fox Township, Sullivan County, he was a son of Edwin and Florence Decker Frey. Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Dolores Hartford and Elaine Kisinger, both of Troy RR 1; three sons, Ronald Frey, of Shunk, Miles Frey, of Hearne, Texas, and Eugene Frey, of Glidden, Wis.; a niece whom he helped rear, Elaine McDonald Scwartz, of Madison, Wis.; three brothers, Lawrence, of Shunk, Sheldon, of Moorestown, N.J., and Wayne, of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Alice Eastham, of Athens, and Irene Foust, of Montoursville, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Morse and Kleese’s, 40 North Center Street, Canton. The family will provide the flowers.


 CANTON--Mrs. Flossie J. Hotelling, 82, wife of Kenneth R. Hotelling Sr., of 34 Besemer Hill Road, Ithaca, NY, died Wednesday, May 24, 1989, in Tompkins Community Hospital, Ithaca. Born March 27, 1907, in Fox Twp., Sullivan County, she was a daughter of Aaron and Jane Wilcox Brown. She and her husband observed their 62nd wedding anniversary last Aug. 25. Surviving, besides her husband, are four sons, F. Eugene, of San Diego, Calif., Russell, Kenneth Jr., and Lawrence, all of Ithaca; a daughter, Mrs. Eunice Crumb, of Brooktondale, NY, 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 am Saturday at Morse and Kleese's, 40 North Center Street.  Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Shunk. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Friday.  The family will provide the flowers.


 Michael David Uber, 7, son of Robert W. and Doreen E. (Matousek) Uber, of 44 Meade St., Wellsboro, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1987, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was born July 4, 1980, in Wellsboro. A second grade student at the New Covenant Academy in Mansfield, he was a member of the Independent Bible Church in Wellsboro. Surviving, besides his parents, are paternal grandparents, Joseph and Evalyn Uber, of Wellsboro; maternal grandparents, Frank and Agnes Matousek, of RD#2, Wellsboro; two brothers, Brian and Matthew, both at home; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private family visitation was held Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Independent Bible Church.  The Rev. John Anderson, his pastor, officiated. The family provided flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Covenant Academy, RD#2, Box 254M, Mansfield, 16933.


ROBERT M. GREEN: Robert M. Green, age 74 of Galeton died suddenly on Sunday, May 28, at his residence. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Galeton; a member of the Northern Tier Beagle Club; a retired employee of Smith of Galeton Gloves. Survivors include: His wife, Helene; brother Llewelyn Green of Galeton; sisters, Mrs. Tinnie Crane of Corning, N.Y.; Mrs. Ruth Effner of Mesa, Arizona; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday with Rev. Larry Lutz and Rev. William Lutz officiating. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery at Galeton.


BUTLER - RUTH B. FOLTS: Ruth B. Felts, 80, of 225 West Main St., Elkland, died Thursday. Oct 8, 1987, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born June 15, 1907, in Farmington Township, she was the daughter of Rufus and Nellie Howe Butler. She was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School in 1926 and was a member of the Armor Bible Presbyterian Church in Orchard Park, N.Y. A former resident of Orchard Park for over 50 years, she was a school teacher there. She was predeceased by brothers, Lowell and Leon. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Arlene Deats of Tioga; a brother, John Butler of Corning, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Edna Butler of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland, Saturday. Oct 10, where funeral services were held Sunday, Oct 11. The Rev. Jonathan Bratt officiated. On Saturday, Oct. 17, a memorial service will be held at the Armor Bible Presbyterian Church in Orchard Park at 2 p.m. Burial was made in Griffins Mills Cemetery, East Aurora, N.Y.


HENRY FRALIC:  Word has been received here of the death of Henry W. Fralic who died February 18, 1972 at Hillsboro, Oregon. Mr. Fralic was for many years a farmer in the Mansfield area and also worked for the REA here. He transferred to Lopez, Washington in 1960 where he continued his work with REA until his retirement. He was born in Corning, N.Y. May 19, 1897, a son of Willard and Harriet Fralic. He is survived by his wife Elva O’Dell Fralic and son Robert of Lopez, Washington; daughters Mrs. Ruth Marie Sherwood and Mrs. Norma Storms both of Hillsboro, Oregon; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial services were in Hillsboro, Oregon.


 Maude Smith Yerry, age 73, of Endwell, NY died Monday, September 10, 1973 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, NY. She was the daughter of the late Delbert and May Smith of Mainesburg, Pa., and the widow of Roy Yerry. She is survived by a son, Edward Yerry of Endwell, NY; brothers, Keith Ripley of Mansfield and Aaron Smith of Mainesburg. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.


 Leroy Yerry of Endwell, NY died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1964.  He is survived by wife, Maude Smith Yerry; one son, Edward, both at home.  Funeral and burial were held at Endwell on Saturday.  The Yerry family are former residents of this area.  Mrs. Yerry is a sister of Aaron Smith of Mainesburg and Keith Ripley of Mansfield RD 3.


Joyce Ann Age 58, of Hillcrest Apartments in Troy, unexpectedly died at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2004, at the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Her sisters, Sherry and Janet were at her side when she died. Joyce was born on November 10, 1946 in Blossburg, PA. She was the daughter of the late Milford G. and Madeline J. (Holt) Heater, Sr. Joyce is survived by sisters, Sherry (Walter) Miller of Elmira, NY, Janet (Randy) Tripp of Millerton, PA, Irma (Francis) Mitchell of Lawrenceville, PA, Norma (Richard) Baker of Lawrenceville, PA, Velma (Eddie) Bailey of Troy, PA, Ruth Powlison of Mansfield, PA; and brothers, Milford (Jeanette) Heater, Jr. of Lawrenceville, PA, and Wilford (Nancy) Heater of Roseville, PA. She also had several nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; and also a sister, Bernice Heck. Family and Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Rev. Donald K. Newkirk of Springfield Baptist Church will be officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, NY, at the convenience of the family. Joyce was a longtime resident of the Hillcrest Apartments in Troy and had many friends there. She especially loved her great-nephews, Tory, Garette, and Jordon and took great pleasure from them visiting at her apartment. Joyce loved life, her family, and was a very special lady. Her family will miss her. Contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 780 West Ferry Street, Buffalo, NY 14222-1617.


Betty Joann Age 63, of #129 Maple Street, Westfield, PA, died Thursday, January 13, 2005, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born September 8, 1941 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Peter and Lucille Grenolds McCullen. She was a homemaker and she worked for many years for Electri-Cord Manufacturing, Westfield, PA. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Kristy Parslow, Westfield, PA, Barry and Beth Parslow, Caledonia, NY; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Roger McCullen, Westfield, PA, Mike McCullen, Galeton, PA; sisters, Bonnie Schultz, Westfield, PA, and Marion Schultz, Buffalo, NY; several nieces, nephews and seven cousins. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA. A Memorial Service will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. Rev. Duane Burdick officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to help with Betty's funeral expenses.


MEKEEL - HAZEL I. BARTLESON, 68. . . beautician:  MRS. BARTLESON, 38 Sugar Berry Lane, Montverde, [Florida] died Friday [Oct. 7, 1988]. Born in Sayre, Pa., [April 21, 1920] she moved to Montverde from there in 1984. She was a  beautician. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors: son, Richard, Montverde; brother, Earl Mekeel, Buffalo, N.Y.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Becker Funeral Home, Clermont.

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