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Lewis Farm Cemetery a.k.a. Elk Run Cemetery
 Covington Township, Tioga County, PA

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

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Photo by Joyce M. Tice
01 JAN 2005

Lewis Farm Listing 1970s

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.

ROBERT W. CALKINS, SR., age 58 of RD #1, Mansfield, PA died Friday, August 1, 2003 in Columbia, Missouri.  Bob was born on Aug. 28, 1944.  Bob is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. (Tammy) Calkins of RD #3, Troy, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Danielle (Ed) Logue of Brick, NJ; two grandchildren, Robert Gregory Calkins and Megan Ryan Nybeck; two brothers, Tom Morningstar and Tom Calkins; three sisters, Robin Finkinbinder, Pat Saulter, and Sue Ellen.  He was a veteran of the US Army having served in Vietnam and the Korean War.  Later he served with the Pennsylvania National Guard.  Bob was a lifetime member of the Mansfield VFW Post $5767 and the Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167, Morris Run.  Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 5th, 2003 from 7 to 9 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Creamtory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 6th, 2003 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery, Covington Twp.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post #5767 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA –Elmira Star Gazette.

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

 D. O. FORD Fatally Injured (SRGP 10230)
   Mr. D. Orlando Ford, of Cherryflats, was run over and fatally injured by a runaway horse Saturday evening near Jasper, N.Y., where he was visiting his brother, Mr. D. H. Ford. He died Sunday morning. Mr. Ford was a civil war veteran and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Dwight Patterson, of Cherryflats, besides several brothers and sisters, among whom are: J. B. Ford, of Cherryflats; I. R. Ford, of Shippen; James Ford, of Woodhull, N.Y.; Mrs. Fannie Husted, of Corning. The remains were taken to Cherryflats, where the funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Baptist church, Rev. Mr. Hunt officiating; burial at Cherryflats.

From the Wellsboro Agitator, Wed. Dec 5, 1917
- J. B. FORD (SRGP 07758) died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Phillips, in Covington township, last Wednesday morning. He had been seized with a paralytic stroke about two years ago, and another one on Tuesday, which resulted in his death.  Mr. Ford was about 79 years old and had been a life-long resident of Cherryflats.  He went to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phelps, about two months ago.  Besides his widow and daughter he is survived by three sons, Daniel, Clark and Mark.  The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church in Covington Sunday.  Interment in the Klock Cemetery.

FORD –MOLLIE E. ENGLISH, age 95, of RD#1, Covington, PA diedWednesday, November 30, 1988.  Born July 16, 1893 in Tioga County.  Daughter of Daniel H. & Josephine Bailey Ford.  She is predeceased in death by her husband, Doyle R. English in 1974.  She was a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church for over 70 years and a member of the Aurora Grange.  Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Sanford Livermore of RD#1, Covington, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard and Blanche English of RD#1, Covington, PA, Paul & Alma English, Mansfield, PA; sister, Mrs. Eva Meckes of Tyrone, PA; brother, Roy Ford of Wellsboro,  PA; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.  Funeral services will be held Friday 2 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA with Rev. John McCullough her pastor officiating.  Burial in Elk Run Cemetery, Covington Township.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 1-2 p.m.

Mrs. Elizabeth Mills, 77, of Mainesburg, died Friday, Sept. 29, 1967, in the Blossburg State Hospital following a protracted illness. Born in Lawrence Twp., she was the daughter of Marshall and Rosa Soper Mudge. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rosa Hart, of Horseheads, NY, and Mrs. Dortha Walker of Green Lane; four sons, Harry Zittle of Mainesburg, Ross Carpenter of Tioga, Marshall Kelly of Lawrenceville, and Warren Kelly of Lansdale; 14 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. The funeral was at 1 pm Monday at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Young, pastor of the Elk Run Church, officiated



Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thur., Oct. 10, 1946, Pg 2

Lafayette Simmerson of Covington died suddenly at his home last Friday afternoon [10/4/1946].  He was born in Tioga County, January 17, 1859 and was a retired farmer.  Survivors are his wife, Emma Ward Simmerson, a step-son Francis Ward of Towanda and a grandson, Lafayette Simmerson of Ohio.  Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon with Rev. Clifton Dawson officiating; burial in Elk Run Cemetery.    


Lafayette Simmerson, 89, of Covington. Friday, Oct. 4, 1946. Survived by wife, Emma; one grandson, several nieces and nephews. Body is at the Shaw Funeral Home. Funeral Monday, 2 p.m. at family home. Rev. Clifton Dawson. Elk Run Cemetery.


On the 15th instant, Ralph SOPER (SRGP 06922) On the 15th instant, Ralph Soper, the thirteen year old son of the late Nathaniel Soper, of Sullivan, was out in the woods where some persons were sawing wood.  A limb fell from a tree and struck the boy on the head, fracturing his skull.  He died in a few moments.  The funeral was held at Cherry Flats last week Monday. (Wellsboro Gazette 28 FEB 1890)

Clifford B. VARNER Covington, Pa. | Clifford B. Varner, 88, of Covington, died Friday, March 18, 2005 at home. He was retired from Ward Manufacturing. Survivors include two daughters, Georgia V. Page of Cream Ridge, N.J. and Twilla M. Coombs of Oxford, N.C. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday at Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.
Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at noon Tuesday, the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery.

 Harry M. Zittle, of Mansfield died Thursday, October 12 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born January 11, 1910 in Covington, the son of Orson and Elizabeth Mudge Zittle. He was a farmer. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Barney (Rosa) Hart of Horseheads, NY and Mrs. Raymond (Dorotha) Walker of Green Lane, Pa; two brothers, Ross Carpenter of Tioga, Marshall Kelley of Lawrenceville RD 2 and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home, formerly Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield.  The Rev. John Shypulefski officiated at the services.  Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery, Covington.

Bradford County PA

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 15 JAN 2005
By Joyce M. Tice

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