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by Joyce M. Tice 2000

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 
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. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice ( 

SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 
BRACE -Nancy Brace McKean. At Rest, After a Long Life of Eighty-seven Years.  Mrs. Nancy Brace McKean expired at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. R. W. Budd, on Redington Avenue, on Sunday, March 10, 1901, about noon, after a brief illness, aged 87 years. Most careful was all the kindly care and attention she received in this pleasant and luxurious home where she died.  Nancy Brace was born in the log house built by her father-William Brace, in 1806. Her long life expanded as a girl in the busy duties of the pioneer life, and she grew into a rugged womanhood.   She married James McKean, and occupied many years her home on the farm. Her immediate family have all "Passed on," only her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Budd, her son-in-law, Mark McDowell, her grandchildren, Lucy McKean Snediker and her brother, and her daughter Lauretta’s son, McDowell. All were in attendance at their grandmother’s funeral, whose face looked so calm and peaceful as she slept her last sleep.  She was ever a faithful adherent of the faith of her father, experienced so many times in the glowing promises of the Bible, and voiced by the poet heart:  "That not one life shall be destroyed, Or cast as rubbish to the void,  When God hath made the pile complete."  The funeral was held on Tuesday, March 12th, at 10 o’clock, a.m., at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Budd, who did so much for her during these last months of her life. Born in the log house, yet when she died, after her long life of heroic struggle it was beautiful to think of her close, so peaceful, and with such loving hearts and willing hands to render the willing service, amid such comforts. Rev. Amanda Deyo, the Universalist pastor conducted the service, assisted by Rev. E. P. Morse, who uttered words in prayer full of the Gospel grace and love.  Miss Laura Wheeler sang very sweetly "Asleep in Jesus."   The burial was in the cemetery near her old home. Her sister, Electa, now 90 years of age, was too feeble to attend, as was also her brother William, but her brothers, Stephen and Diton, and her sister, Martha Bullock, saw her laid away in the last sad resting place.  TGR 1901

KAEGLER - Janis Kaegler Hickok, wife of Willis Hickok, died May 25, 2007, in Arizona. Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church of Troy, June 9, 2007, at 11 a.m. [lunch served]. Burial is at 2 p.m. in the Hunt Cemetery, Porter Road, Troy, PA - Troy Gazette-Register, June 7, 2007   [Note- SSDI info - Janis L. Hickok  = b. 12 Sept 1928; d. 25 May 2007 Pima County, Arizona]

HENDELL –SHANNON A. HICKOK, age 43, of Troy, Pa., died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. She was born Aug. 4, 1970 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., a daughter of William and Carol Anne (Mijal) Hendell. Shannon was a LPN and had been employed at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa., and Troy Hospital, Troy, Pa. She enjoyed watching her children in sporting events, reading novels, and enjoyed drawing. Shannon is survived by her father, William Hendell of Fredericksburg, Va.; her mother, Carol Anne Hendell; her former husband and father of her children Jerry Hickok of Troy, Pa.; two sons Jeffery Hickok of Mansfield, Pa., Joshua Hickok of Troy, Pa.; two daughters Ashley and Rachel Hickok, both of Troy, Pa.; four brothers and sisters-in-law William and Tammy Hendell of Karns City, Pa., Matthew and Christine Hendell of York, Pa., Thomas Hendell of Kilmarnock, Va., Michael and Samantha Hendell of Reading, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Suzannah and Josh Young of Fredericksburg, Va. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Gary Zuber officiating. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery, Troy Township, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Shannon's memory to Troy Area Youth Soccer, c/o Shannon Hickok, 2194 Porter Road, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 5/24/2014

 Frank L. Hickok, 63, of Troy RR 3, PA, died Monday, June 6, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born October 20, 1930 in Troy, the son of Arthur and Annalee Wheeler Hickok. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy where he served as a deacon and trustee.  Mr. Hickok sang in the church choir and was also a Sunday school teacher. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Troy American Legion No. 49. He was employed with Osram Sylvania for 14 years. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Albertis "Bertie" Hickok; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Dale Martin of Motley, MN and Amy and Terry Witkosky of Johnstown, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Jackie Hickok of Colorado Springs, CO and Gerald and Shannon Hickok of Troy; four grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willis and Janice Hickok of Tucscon, AZ, Raymond and Merriel Hickok of Troy; sisters, Lucille Gernert of Troy and Marion Bly of Granville Summit; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Jim Castle of Canton, Ada and Marion Miller of Pottstown, PA and Janet and Lloyd Williams of Blackwood, NJ; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were to be held June 9 (11 am) at the First Baptist Church of Troy with full military honors being accorded and the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy (visiting hours June 8 from 6-9 pm).  Burial will be in the Hunt Cemetery, Troy Township. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy building fund in care of the Rev. Garry Zuber, Canton St., Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, June 9, 1994)

HICKOK –JANET M. (NEE HICKOK), 93, Williams, of Riverview Estates, Riverton, passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2017. She was born on May 28,1924, to the late Arthur F. and Annalee Hickok in Troy, Pennsylvania. She was the beloved wife of the late Rev. Lloyd A Williams. Together, they served congregations in New Albany and Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania; Edison, New Jersey; and, finally, Oaklyn Baptist Church until their retirement in 1985. As well as serving as a pastor's wife and mother of five, Janet also worked a full-time job at the Honda Corporation in Mt. Laurel. She has lived at Riverview Estates for the past 19 years, giving her the distinction of being the longest living resident. One of her most cherished accomplishments at the estates was her work with the clothing boutique, which has been named "Janet's Boutique" in her honor. She had the wonderful gift of making everyone she met feel special and important. She was a gentle, loving woman of faith who served the Lord every day through her words and actions, giving unyieldingly of her love to family, friends and her community. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by six siblings. She will be greatly missed by her sister Ada Miller. She is survived by her loving children, Barbara McCauley (Art), Lloyd "Larry" (Alyce), Ruth Williams (Derl), Bonnie Smith (Keith) and Susan Riley (Mike); as well as 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to meet from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, at Oaklyn Baptist Church, 29 E. Bettlewood Ave., Oaklyn, New Jersey. Janet's funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Hunt Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations be made to Riverview Estates, 303 Bank Ave., Riverton, NJ 08077, to refurbish the nursing unit. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Creran Funeral Home, Oaklyn, New Jersey. –Towanda Daily Review 8/10/2017

JAMES H. HICKS SR., 66, of Troy RD 3 died Wednesday March 2, 1988 at his home. He was born March 6, 1921 in East Troy, the son of Howard and Fannie Lathrop Hicks. He was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ. He was employed by MacMillon Bloedell Co. as a machine operator in Elmira, NY for 27 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Bradford County Old Timers and the Tioga County Early Days. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Rauscher Hicks; a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Jim Rockwell of Salladasburg, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and June Hicks Jr. of Troy RD 3; grandchildren, Tara Rockwell of Knoxsville, Tenn., Stephan Rockwell of Salladasburg, PA and Jamie Hulbirt of Troy RD 3; sister, Mrs. Leon (Mary) Carl of Grover and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Minister Steven Parker officiating. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review

Volume LII, #37, Friday, September 17, 1915
(Columbia X Roads News)  Eben Preston, who for many years was a resident, and conducted a black smith shop at this place, died Sunday evening at his home in Sylvania. TGR 1915

PRESTON- McEwen, Mrs. Elizabeth Preston- 76, of Troy died at Danville, Pa. March 15. She is survived by one brother, Edwin J Preston of Hartford, Conn., several nieces and nephews. The body was taken to the Soper Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery. Rev. Arthur Morey officiating.

PRESTON Lucy - Our community was saddened last Saturday by the death of Mrs. Lucy Preston Berry. She had been in very poor health for some time but finally the 22nd of July she was taken worse and died the 3rd of August after suffering intense agony and also undergoing an operation. She was very patient through it all. She leaves a husband, two children, the little boy LaDrue who is less than two years old and baby May only 6 months old, a father, a sister and two brothers and a large circle of friends. The funeral was largely attended on Monday. Services conducted by Rev. W. I. Burrell of Sylvania. Her death is the fifth death in the family in less than a year. TGR 1901

PRESTON - Wheat, Mary Preston (Mrs. Charles) – died last Sunday at her home in New York from diabetes from which she had suffered for some time. Her husband survives, two sons and two daughters. She was a daughter of Levi Preston, deceased. The remains were brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. Albert Hickok where the funeral services were held on Wednesday, the Rev. G M Perkins officiating. Interment was in the Hunt cemetery.

 Evelyn Rauscher Hicks, 69, of Canton, PA, died Saturday, January 22, 1994 at Troy Community Hospital after a long illness. She was born April 22, 1924 in Windfall, PA, delivered by her father during a snowstorm.  She was the daughter of Clarence and Lucille Rauscher. Evelyn attended the Granville Church of Christ, Granville Center where she shared her musical talent. Evelyn was active with the Licensed Practical Nurses at Troy Community Hospital where she worked in the obstetrics department, retiring after 23 years of service. Surviving are her daughter and husband, Bonnie and Kenneth Houser of Knoxville, TN; a son and his wife, James Jr. and June Hicks of Grover, PA; grandchildren, Tara and Scotty Webb of Painted Post, NY and Stephan Rockwell of Salladasburg; a sister, Catherine Hicks of Troy. She was predeceased by her husband, James Hicks, in 1988 and a grandson, James Hulbirt. Memorial services were held January 25 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Will Strunk officiating and interment to be in Hunt Cemetery, Troy Township. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 1994)

GREGORY J. ‘GORE’ ROOT, 25, of Troy died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995.  He was born April 6, 1970 in Troy.  He was a graduate of Troy High School and was formerly employed with Cummings Lumber Co. Inc., Troy and was currently employed with Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. in Harrisburg, Pa.  He is survived by his parents, Quinn and Donna Root of Troy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Quinn Jr. and Elise Root of Elmira, N.Y. and Bryan and Leslie Root of Elmira; his maternal grandmother, Ruth Powell of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and her husband, Dr. Richard Powell; three nieces and three nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Troy on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 1995 at 8 p.m. with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Vickery funeral home, 110 W. Main St., Troy is handling the arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to Children and Youth Services (CYS, 220 Main St., Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review   (Buried Hunt Cemetery)

 Brent Wayne Sherman, age 21, of RD 3, Troy, died on Sunday, October 19, 1986. He was an honor graduate of Troy High School in 1986 and a graduate of Williamsport Community College.  He was employed as a Painting Supervisor with Noreast Plastics, Inc., Elmira, NY. He is survived by parents, Milton and Karen Sherman of RD 3, Troy; brother, Clint Sherman, at home; paternal grandmother, Iva Sherman Every, of Mansfield; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Kathryn Moore, of Wellsboro, Pa; maternal great-grandmother, Alice Moore, of Mansfield, Pa.; fiance, Cheryl Marie Moore of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 am, the Rev. Glen Landis officiating.  Interment, Hunt Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Neurosurgery Unit of Robert Packer Hospital or the charity of one's choice.(TGR Oct. 23, 1986)

STEVENS Philander
Volume LV, #7, February 14, 1918
(Sylvania News)   Philander Stevens, a life long resident of Columbia, died early last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. D. Whitlock, in Ridgefield, Conn., and was taken to Sylvania to the home of his other daughter, Mrs. F. D. Bradford for the funeral service which was held at this home on Saturday afternoon.  Rev. A. G. Cameron conducted the service and his life-long neighbor and friend, William Courtney read an obituary and appreciation of the deceased.  TGR 1918

WHITAKER –MRS. SUSIE C. BOWERS, 95 of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. formerly of Erin, Sunday, Dec. 8, 1957.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Blanche Leonard of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Alice Durham of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Mina Maricle of Watkins Glen, Mrs. Ethel Tunnicliff of Troy RD 3; half-brothers, Fred Whitaker of Elmira Heights, Nathan Whitaker of Caton; 24 grandchildren; 58great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.  Body at Vickery Funeral Home Troy.  Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Columbia Cross Roads Community Church the Rev. John Do???.  Hunt Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/9/1957

REV. LLOYD A. WILLIAMS, 81, died on August 7, 2002 at the Ulterra Nursing Home in New Jersey.  He was born December 29, 1920.  Rev. Williams served as pastor of the Oaklyn Baptist Church, Oaklyn, NJ for 23 years and also served churches in Granville Center, New Albany and Wilkes-Barre in Pennsylvania and Edison, New Jersey.  He is survived by his wife, Janet May Hickok Williams; daughters Barbara McCauley, Ruth June Williams, Bonnie Jo Smith, Susan Jean Riley; a son, Lloyd Arthur Williams Jr.; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  A graveside service was held at Hunt’s Cemetery, Porter Road, Troy, at 10 a.m. on August 10, during the Hickok Reunion.  Memorial contributions in Rev. Williams’ name may be directed to the Oaklyn Baptist Church.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 Age 76 of RD 3, Troy, Pa. Monday, Nov. 21, 1983.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Thursday from 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Friday at 2 pm.  Rev. William Barnes.  Burial in Hunt Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rev. William Barnes, Star Route Box 58, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817 for the Needs of the Family.  Survived by wife, Connie Johns Wilson; stepson, Donald Johns at home; half brother, LeRoy Miller of Millerton, Pa.; half sisters, Mrs. Walter (Marie) VanZile of Nelson, Pa. Mrs. Harley (Waneta) Aldrich of Elkland, Pa. and Mrs. Floyd (Elberta) Bost of Elkland, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  He was a self employed carpenter in the Troy area, former member of Jackson Summit Baptist Church.

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