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EARL E. BROWN SR., 62 of Linden RR 1 died Monday July 8, 1996 in Divine Providence Hospital.  He and his wife, the former Anna Simcox observed their 32nd wedding anniversary Nov. 3.  A Korean War veteran, he served with the Army’s military police.  He was employed as a truck driver by several area trucking firms and independently.  Born July 31, 1933 in Pine Creek Township he was a son of Calvin E. and Ethel Belle Riggle Brown.  Surviving, besides his wife are for sons, earl E. Jr. of Linden, Lester of Jersey Shore, Sheb of Salladasburg and Johnny of Cogan Station; a sister, Wilda Brown of Avis and 13 grandchildren.  A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Jersey Shore Cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by Rearick-Carpenter’s, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ELLIS L. BROWN – On December 3, 2003 Ellis L. Brown, 86 a lifelong resident of fox Township, died quietly at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born June 15, 1917 in the farming community of Piatt, he was the son of Hurley and Blanche (Weaver Brown.  He attended the local one-room school, where he met his future wife, Agnes Belle Brown.  It was a romance that blossomed and endured for many years and on July 8, 1938, they were united in marriage.  They raised four sons and a daughter and shared 62 years until Agnes died in July of 2000.  Mr. Brown was a man with a strong work ethic.  He seemed to thrive on keeping busy.  He was an active farmer for over 60 years, save for the time he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.  During his career as a farmer, he actively pursued other enterprises and endeavors as well.  He owned and operated Brown’s Store in Piatt for over 30 years, owned and operated a lumber mill, as well as assisting in the operations of various neighboring mills and was employed by PennDot for many years as a supervisor.  His free moments, which may have been few and far between, were spent hunting and fishing.  He was also a skilled wood worker and enjoyed making cradles to be given as gifts to the newborn members of his family.  He also had a great sense of pride in his community and would help with improvements whenever he could.  He was an honorary life member of the Endless Winds Fire Co. and graciously donated the land upon which it was constructed, was a good neighbor, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  Surviving are his sons, Harry (Dianna) Brown, Forksville RR 1, Glenn Brown and Friend Ina, Sugar Run, Jerrod (Marilyn) Brown, Forksville RR 1; daughter, Ethel (Albert) Krise, LeRoy; brothers, Clarence (Neva) Brown, Shunk, Kenneth (Marlene) Brown, Grover, Aaron (Jean) Brown; daughter-in-law, Nedra Brown, all of Shunk; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a special companion, his god, “Rover”.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes, son, Roland Brown, granddaughter, Kimberly Brown; two brothers and two sisters.  The funeral service was held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton December 6 with the Rev. J. Herbert Eby officiating.  Interment was in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FLOYD M. BROWN, 74 of RR 1 Box 201-A1, Laceyville, (Black Walnut) died Tuesday Oct. 3, 1995 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family following a lengthy illness.  Born in Sayre on July 16, 1921 he was the son of the late Floyd M. and Laura Benninger Brown Sr.  Mr. Brown was a graduate of the Laceyville High School Class of 1939.  He was a retired tractor trailer driver, driving all over the United States for R.A. Transport of Edison, N.J. and also Beverage Transport of East Bloomfield, N.Y.  He attended the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church.  In his spare time he enjoyed being with his family and friends.  He also had a great interest in horses and reminiscing about his many trips to the western part of the United States.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Doris M. Newman; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Clarence Williams of Towanda, Diana and Ronnie Schoonover of Black Walnut, Mary Lou and Sam Smith of Meshoppen, Karen and Max Russick of Rushville, Rebecca Smith of Dallas, Pa. and Laura Lee Baker of Wyalusing; sons and daughters-in-laws, Alden and Virginia Brown of LeRaysville, Floyd (Tim) and Sandy Brown of Auburn Center, Pa. and Dennis and Linda Brown of Wyalusing; two sisters, Greta Holland of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mrs. Albert (Jenora) Shatinksy of Laceyville; 29 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one niece; two nephews and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Wilbert and Gary Brown and two sons-in-law, George Smith and David Baker.  The funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 6, 1995 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral home, Main St., Laceyville with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6-9.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Tyler Memorial Hospital c/o Mr. Bob Galardi, RR 1, Box 273, Tunkhannock, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

BROWN –HILDA L. BROWN, 77 of 271 Church St., Barton, N.Y. died at Robert Packer Hospital late Wednesday evening, March 17, 1993.  She was born in Towanda Feb. 6, 1916 the daughter of Morris and Ada (Blackman) Brown.  She is survived by one sister, Millie Gavitt of Barton; two brothers, Walter of Rome, Pa. and Robert of Avon Park, Fla.; four nieces; two nephews.  She had been a beautician for many years.  Memorial services will be announced at a later date.  Those wishing may make memorials in her name to the Tioga Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 185, Tioga Center, N.Y. or the Tioga Center United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are by the Richards Funeral Home, Owego.  –Towanda Daily Review

KENNETH W. BROWN, 63 of Rock Stream, NY died at home Friday, April 5, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Mr. Brown was born Feb. 2, 1939 in Rome the son of the late Judd A. and Roberta L. Dutton Brown.  He graduated from Northeast Bradford High School in 1956.  He married the former Barbara L. Jones on June 7, 1958 in Warren Center.  They lived in Webster, NY before settling in the Finger Lakes in 1978.  Mr. Brown will be remembered as the “Ken” in the former “Ken and Barb’s Lakeview Inn” on Route 14 in Rock Stream and for his loved of woodworking, hunting, golf and sports.  He is loved and will be missed by his wife of 44 years, Barbara L. Brown at home; son, Scott K. (Jeanie) Brown of Lakemont, NY; daughters, Sandra K. Brown-Fultz of Luthersburg, Pa. and Shareen K. (Dennis Moore of Watkins Glen, NY; brothers, James (Elaine) Brown of Covington, Roger (Nancy) Brown of Rome and William (Irene) Brown of Dundee; sister-in-law, Grace Brown of Penn Yan, NY; mother-in-law, Josephine Jones of Rock Stream; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother, Charles H. Brown on July 10, 2001.  Honoring his wishes, there are no prior calling hours.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Lakemont Congregational Christian Church, Lakemont-Himrod Road, Lakemont, NY with the Rev. Albert Stuart and the Rev. Dale Eby officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Pennsylvania.  The family requests memorial contributions be made to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY or Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY.  Arrangements are by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee, NY.  –Towanda Daily Review

BROWN –MILDRED MORGAN age 84 of Elmira, formerly of Gillett, PA, died, February 14, 2004 at the St. Joseph's Hospital.  Surviving are a son, Bruce (Linda) Morgan of Windsor, NY; four daughters, Nola (Delos) Perry of N. Carolina, Shirley (Gerald) Oldroyd and Linda (Robert) Bump all of Gillett, Bertha (Richard) Oppenheim of Elmira; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marion and Leona Frey both of Shunk, PA, Geraldine Gilbert of Forksville, PA Beatrice Bailey of Boonville, NY.  She was predeceased by her husband Leslie; granddaughter, Lois Benjamin; a brother, Lewis Brown Jr.; and a sister, Maybelle Myers.  Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, PA.  Services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, with Rev. Don Rockwell officiating.  Burial will be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk. –Elmira Star Gazette

BROWN –NELLIE BROWN HEESS –On the morning of September 17, 2000, Nellie Brown Heess, 86 a life-long resident of Sullivan County died quietly after a brief stay at Memorial Hospital of Towanda.  Born on her parent’s farm just outside of Shun June 6, 1914 she was a daughter of Liston and Anna Stull brown. Being a part of a farming family taught her the value of hard work and the satisfaction derived from a job well done.  On November 7, 1930 at the age of 16 she was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Kermit L. Heess.  Together they raised a son and five daughters and operated a dairy farm.  They shared nearly 40 years together until Kermit’s passing in 1970.  She was well-known for her sewing and crocheting but most of all her cooking.  She was always happiest when she had a large crowd to feed.  For more years than most folks can remember she ran the dining hall at the Sullivan County Fair.  No one ever had to ask her twice about volunteering for this cumbersome task.  She served as cook for many years at Camp Brule Scout Reservation and worked as a cook for 15 years at Our House Restaurant south of Canton.  Mrs. Heess was a woman of faith, anchored to her Christian convictions.  She was a lifetime member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church and served for many years as secretary of the Sunday school.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Janet Heess, Shunk; daughters, Shirley Wilson, Forksville, Ella Ruth Rryan, Williamsport, Betty Lou Boxman, Sandra and Dallas Bown, Forksville, 17 grandchildren 21 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by brothers, Hiram and Chester Brown; sister, Mamie Randall and a daughter, Terry Lynne Heess.  Funeral services were held September 290 at the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Matthew Pickering her pastor officiating.  Interment was in Elkland Friends Cemetery.  Professional services were entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROGER W. BROWN, 78 formerly of Tioga Center and West Warren, Pa. died March 14, 2000 at the home of his daughter in Van Etten, N.Y.  He was born Feb. 23, 1922 in Orwell Township, Pa. a son of the late William and Jessie (Rogers) Brown.  Roger attended school in Orwell and was a graduate of Rome High School.  While at school he participated with the West Warren and the Orwell/Rome baseball teams.  He enjoyed golfing and hunting and was an avid race car fan.  Roger was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served his country during World War II.  He was a member of the VFW Post 1372, Owego, N.Y.  Roger is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Diane Grays, his caregiver of Van Etten, Judy and Robert Frederick of Athens, Nancy Turner of Owego and Tammy Brown of Tioga Center; daughter-in-law, Sally Brown of New Mexico; sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Brown of Athens and David and Bonnie Kimber of Halsey Valley; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Doris Brown of Cheecktowaga, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Annie Brown and Alice Brown, both of Rome; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Harold Morris of Candor and Edna and Roy Johnson of Florida; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, Alice (Hudson) Brown in 1969; a son, Gary Brown in 1992; granddaughter, Patricia Edwards in 1997; brothers, Irving “Bucky” Brown and Joseph Brown and a sister, Lona Vlymen.  At his request, there will be no visitation or funeral services.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Jillson Cemetery.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Hospice-West, 5th Avenue, Owego, N.Y. or their local chapter of the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Roger W. Brown.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

MR. RONALD GEORGE ‘R.G.’ BROWN age 59 of RR2, Box 2952, Laceyville, Pa. died at his home on Indian Hill, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pa. on Monday morning Feb. 16, 2004.  He was born on April 13, 1944 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. the son of the late George Edward Brown who died on Dec. 21, 1993 and Marian Elizabeth Eddy Brown of Laceyville.  R.G. owned and operated R.G. Brown Refuse Removal in Laceyville for the last 36 years.  He began his business in 1967, with one truck and built it to what it is today, serving many areas throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.  In his younger years, he also worked for Bucky Powell’s Garage in Laceyville and also for the Laceyville Agway.  He was employed during the winter months by the Laceyville Borough with winter maintenance.  When he was younger, he attended the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville and was also a past member of the Goodwill fire Co., Auxiliary Police and Wyalusing Fire Co. Auxiliary Police.  He was a social member of the Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion in Black Walnut, Pa.  Besides his mother, he is survived by three daughters, Wendy Joy (Wallie) Dunlap of Mehoopany, Pa., Rebecca Jean Youells of Meshoppen, Pa. and Ronda Ann Ashley of Lawrenceville, Pa.; two sons, David Ronald (Jennifer) Brown of Laceyville and Dale Christopher Brown of Collins, N.Y.; a sister, Janet E. Brown of Meshoppen; a brother, Brian A. Brown of Laceyville; 11 grandchildren, Darin (Jennifer) Dunlap of Virginia Beach, Va., Giarria (Ron) Toth of Heart Lake, Pa., Justin (Rose) Kinne of Mehoopany, Georgia Kinne of Mehoopany, Josphua Battles of Enid, Okla., Stephany Ward of Lawrenceville, Pa., Spirit Ashley of Lawrenceville, Tyler Brown, David Brown and Dustin Brown all of Laceyville and Jordan Perez of North Carolina; two great-grandchildren, Keyara Kinne and Kenya Kinne of Mehoopany and many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins.  The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street, Laceyville with the Rev. Thomas Davis of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Feb. 18 fro m2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The Brown family will furnish its own flowers, but those wishing may make memorial donations to the Goodwill fire Co., P.O. Box 207, Laceyville, Pa. or to the Laceyville Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 274, Laceyville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

BROWNELL –JEAN L. CROFT age 92 of Tannery Creek Road, Corning, NY, formerly of Addison, NY, died November 18, 2004 at the Carleton Personal Care Home, Wellsboro, PA.  She was born January 8, 1912 in Osceola, FL, the daughter of James and Addie Tubbs Brownell.  She was a homemaker. Jean and her husband Osman would have been married 75 years on Valentine's Day of 2005.  She is survived by her husband, Osman; son and daughter-in-law, James and Norma Croft of Lancaster, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and Graham Wightman, Corning, NY; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to your local chapter of the SPCA. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

JACK J. BRUCE age 82, of #216 Taft Avenue, Elkland, Pa. Friday, March 15, 2002 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.  He was born December 16, 1919 in Westfield, Pa. the son of Delos & Eunice Howland Bruce.  He worked for over 35 years for the Elkland Leather Company.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Pacific during WWII. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John & Judy Bruce, Elkland, Pa. Daughter & Son-in-law Rosemary & Bradley Hackett, Elkland, Pa.; daughter, Nancy Grapevine, Elkland, Pa. brother, Vaughn Bruce, Westfield, Pa. 12 grandchildren, 17 Great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews & cousins.  He was preceded in death by wife, Ruth, son, Philip, & great-granddaughter, Gina Magnotta.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, Pa. Sunday from 12-2 PM where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Harry Dow officiating.  Burial in Wood's Corner's Cemetery, Addison, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette

BRYAN –FRANCES B. AVERY, 96 of 370 Main St., Troy died Monday, Dec. 19, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born April 9, 1898 in Boston, Mass. the daughter of John and Mercy Crossman Bryan.  Frances Avery accompanied her husband, Major C. Dixxon Avery on his worldwide tours of duty with the U.S. Army.  They were affiliated with newspapers in the following towns: Clifton Fords, Va.; Petersburg, Va. and Watkins Glen, N.Y.  Major C. Dixxon Avery and his wife, Frances purchased The Troy Gazette Register in January of 1953, editing the weekly newspaper as well as managing its commercial printing operation.  Mrs. Avery was active with the Troy BPW and French Asylum.  Mrs. Avery is survived by a nephew and wife, Fran and Eve Bryan of Lakeland, Fla.; a niece, Jean Harrison of California; two cousins, Barbara Simpson and Jan Marshall, both of Rockport, Mass. and special friends, Ronald Pine and Faye Ayres.  She was predeceased by her husband, Major C. Dixxon Avery, Jan. 14, 1986.  Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Worchester, Mass.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Public Library, 115 Center St., Troy, Pa.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review

BONA LOU BUCHANAN – On the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001 the Canton community was saddened by the loss of one of its most active supporters, Bona Lou Alice Buchanan.  She died quietly while convalescing at Manor Care Nursing Home in Williamsport after a courageous battle with cancer.  Bona Lou was 60 years of age.  Born in Huntington, Pa., Nov. 8, 1940 she was the daughter of Clyde and Mabel (Wall) Buchanan.  During her youth the family moved to Canton and Bona Lou attended Canton High School, graduating with the class of 1958.  She had a fun loving, outgoing personality which endeared her to all who knew her and a work ethic which left her with little time to spare.  During her years of employments, Bona Lou had been a secretary for the law firm of Vineski, Brann and Williams and more recently served 14 years as office manager for Retel Cable.  She was also a full time homemaker and loving, devoted mother. And in the spite of all of these responsibilities Bona Lou was the consummate civic volunteer.  If it was for the good of Canton, she was among the first in line to offer assistance along with her unique insights and dry sense of humor.  She was an active member of the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Towanda Watershed Association, Rekindle the Spirit and W.O.T.M. No. 981.  She was a busy volunteer each year at the Apple & Cheese Festival and offered her services in various capacities back stage each year during Canton’s summer theater productions.  She was an avid walker, simply enjoying her daily one-on-one with the beauty of nature and even this simple pastime of walking she would put to use for the good of others by volunteering each year for the CROP walk and other walking related fund raisers.  Each Christmas season she actively participated in the Giving Tree program so that the children of the less fortunate might experience the joy of the holidays.  Ever concerned with the well being of others, Bona Lou became a self-appointed committee of one to look in on and offer assistance to the ill and infirm in the community, chauffeuring and running errands for them.  In her spare time what little there was, she enjoyed gardening and collecting antiques.  Bona Lou was a woman of faith and conviction and was a very active member of the Ward United Methodist Church and she lived her faith on a daily basis.  Bona Lou is survived by her mother, Mabel Vroman of Canton; daughter, Laura Clark at home; brothers, Clyde (Jean) Buchanan of State Line, Pa., Dwayne (Norma) Buchanan of Canton, Bob E. (Barbara) Buchanan of Liberty, Doyle (Kathy) Buchanan of Canton; sisters, Carola (Charles) Storrs of Leesburg, Fla. and Darla (Bob) Wright of Ridgway, Pa. as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Buchanan; stepfather, Kenneth Vroman and sister, Patty Sue Buchanan.  In accordance with Bona Lou’s expressed wishes there will be no calling hours.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Those wishing to honor Bona Lou’s memory may direct their memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA, the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA or the Ward United Methodist Church, RR2 Canton, PA.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

JACK G. BUCHANAN age 73 of Bentley Creek, PA died on Saturday September 6, 2003 after a long struggle against esophageal cancer.  He was born August 31, 1930 in Elmira, NY the son of Ceylon (Pete) and Estella Keeney Buchanan.  Jack served in the United States Coast Guard before returning to Elmira where he was employed as a salesman at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and several auto dealerships.  He retired from Ward LaFrance in 1990.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Catherine (Matteson) Buchanan; son, Marc and daughter-in-law, Peggy and their children Graeme, Nelle and Tess of Concord, CA; step-sons, William Matteson of Bath, NY, Michael Matteson and his wife, Therese of Elmira, NY and their children, Matthew and his wife Mikki; and daughter Mary Ashley of NC, Brian, Catherine of Elmira, NY. Jack is also survived by his granddaughter, Laura Mangano and her family of Rochester, NY; sisters in-law and brothers in-law, Dorothy and Lawrence (Sonny) Avery of Elmira, Elizabeth and Joseph Clark of Elmira, Gladys Warren of Hammondsport, NY, Margaret Gray of Elmira; aunts & uncle, Esther and Roy Keeney of NC, Agnes Dildine of Elmira; several nieces and cousins.  It was Jack's request that there be no calling hours and a private funeral service be held at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing to remember Jack may do so through memorials to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA.  The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Guthrie Hospice Services for their care and compassion and Dr. Thomas McDonald and Nurse Beth. Jack wishes to say "Goodbye" to Bob (Ruth) Nelson, Bob Redder and his buddies at Burger King. –Elmira Star Gazette

BUCHANAN –PEARL H. “BETTY” POWERS, 64 formerly of Canton and Blossburg, died Wednesday, May 6, 1998 at the Bradford County Manor following a period of declining health.  Betty was born Aug. 28, 1933 in Corning, N.Y.  She was the daughter of the late Leslie and Martha Moss Buchanan.  Betty served as a crossing guard for the Blossburg School District and then for the Canton School until failing health no longer permitted her to volunteer.  She attended the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Betty enjoyed rummage sales, baking and playing cards.  Surviving are: three sons, Julious Powers, Jr. of Grover, Leslie “Les” (Sheri) Powers of Canton, Robert “Bob” Darrow, Sr. of Canton, eight grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Manwaring, a brother, Robert Buchanan, both of Painted Post, N.Y.; an aunt, Agnes Dilkine of Elmira, N.Y. a nephew, several nieces and cousins.  Friends may call Monday, May 11, 1998 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook drive, Canton.  The funeral and committal service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 413 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. in Mrs. Power’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT F. BUCKLEY age 81 of Penn Yan, died on May 12, 2004 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.  Born in the Town of Benton on March 15, 1923, son of the late Joseph M. Buckley and Mary Nilan.  He served with the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. Robert was an operating engineer for Local 832, Rochester.  He also raised horses with his wife of 43 years, Ellen. In addition to his wife, Robert is survived three children; brothers, Joseph Buckley, CT, Paul (Jean) Buckley, Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Winnie Arhold, Elmira, Jane Chapman, Penn Yan, Mrs. (Bruce) Joan Haskell, Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Shirley Buckley, CT, Dale (Erma) Coleman, Whitesville, NY, Wayne (Liz) Thompson, Corning, Larry (Lois) McAllister, Utica, Michael McAllister, Troupsburg, Barbara (Bob) Thompson, Corning, Elaine Pierri, Painted Post, Emma Gene (Al) Cisco, Lindley; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 15, at St. Michael's Church.  Calling hours were held Friday. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Penn Yan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benton Fire Dept. or Penn Yan Ambulance. Arrangements by Weldon Funeral Home, Penn Yan, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CHARLES W. BULLOCK, JR., 75 of Grant Hill, Bradford County died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1987 at his home.  Mr. Bullock had served as manager of the Wellbec Dairy Farms in Bradford County for a number of years.  He also had worked at the Welles Mill Co. in Wyalusing before retiring in 1975.  He was a member of the Wyalusing Ambulance and Fire Co.  Born July 25, 1912 in Hazleton, he was a son of Charles and Matilda J. Williams Bullock.  Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Adams; a son, Richard C. of Wellsville, York County; four daughters, Mrs. Virginia Gainer of Dushore, Mrs. Dorothy Fitzgerald of Fayetteville, N.C., Mrs. Joan Sanderson of Sugar Run, Bradford County and Mrs. Judy West of Conyers, Ga.; four brothers, Perry of Groton, N.Y., James and Christian of Wyalusing and Owen, of Camptown, Bradford County; a sister, Mrs. Ellen Long of Wyalusing, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Homer’s, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.  Burial will be in Colley Cemetery, Colley Twp., Sullivan County.  The Rev. Richard A. Reeser, pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  –Towanda Daily Review

LEON D. BULLOCK – The funeral will be Monday for Leon D. Bullock, 92 formerly of 522 S. Main St., Jersey Shore, who died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996 in Leader’s Nursing Center.  His wife, the former Adah E. Fulkrod, whom he married May 4, 1921 died Jan. 9, 1994.  He retired in 1968 from the Pennsylvania Power and Light Co. after 41 years employment.  He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He was a member of Labelle Vallee Lodge 232 F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, the Williamsport Shrine Club and the Irem Temple in Wilkes-Barre.  Born here July 21, 1903 he was a son of Jacob D. and Melissa J. Kissiel Bullock.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Eileen E. Jonas and a son, Clyde L. both of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.  The service will be at 1 p.m. at Welker’s, 125 N. Main St. with the Rev. Donald G. Nice his pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  A Masonic service will be at 8:30.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

GERALD E. BULLOCK, 63 of Auburn Center, Meshoppen RD 3 died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Oct. 3, 1987 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock.  Born in Rush Township, April 2, 1924 he was the son of the late Jay and Elizabeth Keifer Bullock.  He was employed at the Allied Bendix Corporation of South Montrose until he retired in April 1986 after 29 years of work there.  Prior to that, he owned and operated a dairy farm in Auburn Center.  He was a very active member of St. Joachim’s and St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church and was a past president of their Holy Name Society.  He was president of the East Rush One-Room School Reunion Committee.  Mr. Bullock was very involved with the local baseball associations of Auburn for many years.  He was a member of the A.S.A. Umpiring Association of Pennsylvania and he umpired softball games at the Bridgewater Township Athletic Association of South Montrose and also many other local tournaments.  After retiring he and his wife did extensive traveling throughout the continental United States and during their winter months stayed in Florida.  He was president of the Susquehanna County Day Association of Lakeland, Fla.  He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Yucas to whom he had been married 44 years; two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Ann) Bonavita and Mrs. Myron (Geraldine) Mokris, both of Auburn Center, a son, Charles R. Bullock at home; two sisters, Mrs. Kurt (Eleanor) Kipar of Auburn Center and Mrs. Merle Wesley of Factoryville; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Stanley J. Bullock on Jan. 1, 1976.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from St. Bonaventure Church at Auburn Place with the Father Patrick McDowell officiating.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. on Sunday.  –Towanda Daily Review

JAMES H. BULLOCK age 77 of Park Place, Wyalusing died Tuesday morning, April 26, 1994 at the home of his daughter, Sandra McIntyre of Auburn Township, Susquehanna County with whom he had resided these past few months.  Jim was born in Conynham Valley, Pa. on Nov. 13, 1916 son of the late Charles Wesley and Matilda J. Williams Bullock Sr.  He graduated from the Wyalusing High School class of 1935.  Jim served with the U.S. Army from 1937 to 1940 and during World War II from 1942 to 1945, serving as an aerial gunner with the 113th Heavy Bomber Squadron.  From 1946 to 1957 Jim was engaged in farming and was employed by Conrail, O & B Plumbing and Welles Mill Co. from 1957 to 1971.  He was employed by PennDOT from 1971 to 1978 from which he retired.  Jim was a member of Wyalusing Post No. 534, American Legion, Wyalusing.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law; Sandra and Paul McIntyre of Meshoppen, Pa. and Sharon and Leon Vail of Hallstead, Pa.; three brothers and sisters-i9n-law; Perry and Renee Bullock of Sarasota, Fla., Owen and Elda Bullock of Renselaer Falls, N.Y. and Christian and Laura Bullock of Wyalusing; sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Carl Long of Wyalusing; sister-in-law, Edna Adams Bullock of Sugar Run; grandchildren, Timothy and Annette Johnson of Wyalusing, Ronald A. and Gabrielle Hampsey, II of Tunkhannock, Pa., Capt. Russell J. and Lisa Hampsey of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Telysa Jennings of Laceyville, Rebecca and John Krause of Clearwater, Fla. and Tami and Larry Potenzino of Vestal, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Christina Hampsey, Nicholas Hampsey, Tonette Jennings, Casey Hampsey and Kylie Johnson; 17 nieces and two nephews.  Jim was predeceased by a brother, Charles Bullock Jr. on Dec. 2, 1987; a nephew, Ronald C. Bullock in 1963 and by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The funeral service will be held Friday, April 29, 1994 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing with the Rev. Joseph B. Cotner, pastor of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville, Pa.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing on Thursday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.  Graveside military services will be conducted by member of McDermott Post No. 534 American Legion, Wyalusing.  Memorials are directed to Guthrie Hospice, c/o Jocelyn O’Donnell, RR 4, Box 60-A, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL ‘CHRIS’ BURGERT, 30, deputy Bradford County sheriff of 104 Hayden St., Sayre died Wednesday, March 31, 204.  Born Dec. 11, 1973, in Sayre, he was a son of Paul Burgert and Margo Nickerson Davidson.  "Chris" as he was known by his family and many friends, was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1991.  Following graduation, he was employed by the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, Pa. for eight years.  While he was employed there he met his future wife, Kimberly Anna Steele, in 1991.  Christopher and Kimberly were later united in marriage on Oct. 7, 1999 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.  From 1996 to 2001 Chris served in the U.S. Air Force National Guard Security Police.  Following Sept. 11, 2001 he was activated to serve in the National Guard in Saudi Arabia at the Prince Sultan Airbase. Chris received his honorable discharge from active military duty in March of 2003.  Chris was formerly employed as a police officer for the Towanda Borough Police Department for two years.  At the time of his death Chris was serving as a part-time police officer for Sayre Borough, a position he had held for the past four years and also was employed as a full-time sheriff's deputy for Bradford County, a position he had held for the past six years.  Chris was a graduate of the Police Academy at Mansfield, Pa., in 1998.  He was a dedicated law-enforcement officer and was a member of the Bradford County Drug Task Force.  He was also a member of American Legion Post No. 49, Troy and the Pennsylvania Deputy Sheriff's Association.  Chris was devoted to his family; loved spending time with his 2-year old son, Christian and loved working for the Bradford County Sheriff's Office.  He enjoyed playing golf, tennis and weight lifting.  Surviving are: his wife, Kimberly Anna Burgert, and their son, Christian Steele Burgert, both at home; his mother and stepfather, Margo and Ronald Davidson of Sayre; his father and stepmother, Paul and Dorothy Burgert of Monroeton; his father and stepmother, Thomas and Linda Muller of Farmington, N.Y.; two brothers, Paul Burgert of Sayre and Thomas Muller of Bluff Point, N.Y.; a step-brother, Richard Davidson and his wife, Jody Davidson, of Ulster; four stepsisters, Julie May and her husband, Boyd May, of Canton, Debra Chilson of Dushore, Nancy Mapes and her husband, Nathan Mapes, of Corning, N.Y., and Robin Sands of California; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Sandra Steele of Barton, N.Y.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Fawn and Timothy Shirley of Owego, N.Y.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Kara Steele of Nichols, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, John Steele of Nichols; an aunt and uncle, Michele and Kerry Conner of Towanda; an uncle, Daniel Nickerson of Adams Center, N.Y. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Monday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Jason Guillaume, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the Barton Cemetery, Barton, N.Y., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Christian S. Burgert Continuing Education Fund established for Chris's son with the Ingersoll-Rand Credit Union, 199 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. in Christopher Michael Burgert's memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BURKERT –MARON B. MORRIS, 74, Susquehanna, PA died suddenly at her home on Feb. 10, 1985.  She was born May 28, 1910 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of Harry and Mabel Burkert.  She was married on Feb. 2, 1929 to William J. Morris who predeceased her on Oct. 1, 1980.  Her residence for many years was North Jackson, PA where she attended faithfully the United Methodist Church.  Survivors include three sons, William G. Morris, Clarksville, VA, David B. Morris, Canton and Robert A. Morris, Susquehanna; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, two nephews and a cousin.  The funeral was held at the North Jackson United Methodist Church on Feb. 13 with her pastor, Rev. Harris officiating.  Burial is to be in North Jackson Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEROY J. BURNHAM - Retired ARCO Tank Truck Driver age 83 of 305 Watkins Road Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday January 23, 2001 at home.  Mr. Burnham was born December 7, 1917 in Checkerville, PA the son of the late Leo J. and Clara Fuller Burnham.  Leroy married his wife, Naomi R. Forrest Burnham, on February 18, 1939 and they would have celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary on February 18, 2001.  Mr. Burnham was a retired tank truck driver for ARCO Refining in Big Flats. Leroy worked for Winchester Optical in Elmira and for Avis Rent-A-Car after his retirement.  He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Elmira Heights, a member of The Kountry Kampers, and The Relaxed Squares.  Mr. Burnham was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kris E. Cooper, on June 30, 1999.  Leroy is survived by his beloved wife Naomi R. Forrest Burnham; his children, Daniel & Winifred Burnham of Ivorytown, CT, Suzanne & Michael Kapral of Kenosha, WI, Beverly & Michael Burt of Elmira, NY, Bonnie Rodabaugh of Corning, NY and Michael & Eva Burnham of Wichita Falls, Texas; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Dolores) Burnham, Jonathan Burnham, Sheryl (William) Haws, Scott (Vicki) Hartman, Valerie (Matt) Heywood, and Ashley Burnham; 9 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean & Dick Coon of Horseheads and Peggy Forrest of Virginia; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.  It was Mr. Burnham's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday January 27, 2001 at 11 am at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY with the Rev. Lee Love officiating.  Those wishing may remember Mr. Burnham through memorials to St. John's Episcopal Church 203 East 13th St. Elmira Heights, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette

BUTLER –JUNE ELIZABETH (BUTLER) HOWARD, 90 of Troy died Sunday, May 19, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington.  She was born June 16, 1910 in Danforth, Maine the daughter of the late Osgood and Lina Mae (Butterfield) Butler.  June was a seamstress at Weldon Manufacturing in Williamsport for over 20 years.  She was a very strong-willed person who enjoyed home arts and nature.  June also enjoyed picking berries, reading and old movies.  Throughout her life, she loved outdoor activities and fishing with her children and grandchildren.  June is survived by; son, John (Faye) Fontaine of Marytinsburg, Va.; daughters, Jacqueline (H. Norman) Guisewhite of Wheelerville, Anita (Sylvester) Moon of Williamsport and Louise (Robert) Moon of Troy; 22 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Walter Butler of Manasquan, N.J.; several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by; sons, William and Robert Fontaine; two brothers, three sisters.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy on Tuesday, May 22, 2001 from 11 a.m. to noon.  The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Noggle officiating.  Interment will be in Barbours Cemetery, Plunketts Creek Township, Lycoming County.  –Towanda Daily Review

EMORY C. BUTTERS, 80, Canton, RR 1 (W. LeRoy) died November 3, 1995 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 12, 1915 in Roaring Branch, the eldest son of William and Minnie (Good) Butters.  Mr. Butters graduated from Canton High School class of 1934.  He was a member of the former LeRoy Church of Christ, a farmer from 1940 to 1949, worked as a carpenter for the former S.E. Williams Construction Co., Canton for 30 years until his retirement in 1978.  Surviving in addition to his wife of 56 years, Julia (Tebo) Butters, his son and daughter-in-law, LaMont and Jeanne Butters, LeRoy; grandchildren; Thomas Butters, Canton, Michael Butters, State College, Jamie and Ashley Butters, LeRoy; great-grandchildren; Adam and Katlyn Butters, several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BUTTON –SHARLENE BUTTON WILLIAMS, 40 of 105 Williams Lane, Turner Street Road, Oxford died on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997 in Chenango Memorial Hospital of Norwich.  A life long resident of the Oxford-Norwich area she graduated from Norwich High School with the class of 1975 and received degrees in Nursing, Hairdressing and Cosmetology from Delaware-Chenango Madison Otsego BOCES.  Following high school, Sharlene had worked for 116 years for the Norwich Shoe Company primarily as an inspector.  She later worked for CWS in Oxford and for the last six years for the Oxford Vocational and Occupational Community Residence program, serving in the capacity of Assistant Manager for the last one and a half years.  Sharlene enjoyed tending her extensive plant collection and had been active in bowling leagues and dart tournaments.  Born on May 12, 1957 in Norwich she was the daughter of Clinton B. Button and Leola (Simpson) Button.  On July 2, 1988 in Oxford, she married Jay C. Williams, who survives.  Besides her husband, Jay Williams of Oxford, she is survived by her hr three daughters; Veronica Pittsley, Victoria Pittsley and Maranda Williams all of Oxford; two stepdaughter; Tricia Williams of Plymouth and Jennifer Jones of South New Berlin; one stepson; Jason Williams of Oxford; one step-granddaughter, Maylee Law of Plymouth; her three sisters, Thelma Carpenter of South New Berlin, Betty Hadlock of Sherburne and Virginia Salladin of Norwich; one brother, Fred C. Carpenter of Oxford; many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  She was predeceased by two sisters; Luanne Brazee and Myrtle Barker and predeceased by a brother, Dennis Button.  Funeral services for Mrs. Williams were held today (Monday) at 3 p.m. from the Fahy Funeral Home of Norwich.  The Rev. Gary Andy, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Norwich officiated.  Burial will be in the spring in Mt. Hope Cemetery of Norwich.  Calling hours were at the Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9.  –The Evening Sun, Norwich, NY

RICHARD L. (DICKIE) BURGESS JR. 45 of Ayers Road, Barton, N.Y. died unexpectedly on Dec. 12, 1992 in Binghamton, N.Y. as the result of a tractor trailer accident.  He was born on Aug. 11, 1947 in Endicott, N.Y. a son of Richard L. Burgess Sr. and the late Clara Tuttle Burgess.  Dickie was an employee of the Elkay Leasing Corp. in Binghamton and enjoyed his work.  He was an avid sportsman.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. serving in Vietnam and was a member of the Glen A. Warner Post V.F.W. 1371, Owego, N.Y.  On Aug. 31, 1991 he married the former Theresa Lisenby Burgess.  In addition to his wife and his father, Richard L. Burgess Sr. of Smithboro, he is survived by: his children, Mark Burgess, Forest City, N.C., Sandra Burgess Olmstead, Rome, Tracy White and Alan White Jr., both at home; his brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Barbara Tuttle, Owego, N.Y., George and Joan Parker, Tioga Center, N.Y.; his sisters, Linda Confair, Owego, N.Y. and Carol Farr, Johnson City, N.Y.; a grandson, Dustin Decker, Rome and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a great-nephew, Nicholas Tuttle and his mother, Clara Tuttle.  Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1992 at 1 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Main St., Nichols, N.Y. with the Rev. Penelope Rahm officiating.  Full military honors will be accorded.  Burial will be in the spring in the Tioga Cemetery, Owego, N.Y.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the chapel.  Friends who wish are asked to remember the American Cancer Society or the Diabetic Association.  –Towanda Daily Review

TERRY R. BUSH, 55, Canton died very unexpectedly in Culpepper, VA December 15, 2004.  Born in East Stroudsburg, PA September 6, 1949, he was a son of Emma A. (Kirkoff) Bush and the late Russell A. Bush.  He was an outstanding high school athlete and graduated in 1968 from Stroudsburg High School.  He was proud to have served his country during the Vietnam War.  On June 6, 1970 he and the former Helen Reynard were married at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Canton.  There were blessed with 34 years together and two beautiful daughters.  Mr. Bush possessed a strong work ethic all his life.  He enjoyed his work as a truck driver and was employed by Penns Best Co. in Meshoppen for several years.  He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429.  His family was most important in his life.  He was happiest when in the company of family and friends.  He was gifted with a witty sense of humor and was always willing to tell a joke.  He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing at Rock Run and golf.  In addition to his mother Emma, Easton, PA, surviving are his beloved wife Helen at home; daughters, Lori Bush and Angela Bush, both of Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and pat Bust, East Stroudsburg; sisters and brother-in-law, Judy and Roger Wolfe, Kyle, TX, Linda and John Mellon, Easton; Aunt, Jane (Roger) Diehl, Hanover; uncle, James 9Joyce) Bush, Stroudsburg; mother-in-law, JoAnne Reynard, Canton; brothers-in-law, John and Gisela Reynard and David Reynard, all of Canton; nieces, Vicki (Mike) Cain, Austin, TX; Sabrina (Ellery) Bourne, Columbia Cross Roads; nephews, David (Amy) Wolfe, Exton, PA, Mathew Bush, currently overseas, Kevin Bush, East Stroudsburg, Jeremy Nagy, Easton, John Reynard II, Canton, several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and dear friends.  He was predeceased by his father, Russell Bush in December 1973 and his father-in-law, Max Reynard on October 22, 2004.  The funeral and committal service was held December 21 at the Pepper Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Landis officiating and military honors accorded.  The family suggests that memorial donations may be made in his memory to help benefit Canton Athletics, c/o Canton High School, 139 E. Main St., Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEE W. BUTTERS, 95 a well known, beloved and respected diary farmer and builder in Nichols, N.Y. died on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro.  Lee was born on Feb. 22, 1909 in Morris, a son of the late David Grant and Isabel (Besanceney) Butters.  Lee, a member of the Nichols Baptist Church enjoyed building grandfather clocks, growing roses and his many grandchildren.  He was a self-taught man; mason, electrician, mechanic, carpenter, cabinetmaker and plumber, and after retiring from farming, he began a much sough-after construction and renovating business, building many homes and projects throughout New York and Pennsylvania.  Lee sold Pioneer seed corn for 40 years, winning many awards for his sales and expertise consulting with the area’s farmers.  Married in 1933, Lee was predeceased by his wife E. Venette (Williammee) Butters in 1997 and is survived by his daughters, Jean Louise (Shedden) Brace of Newfield and Marilyn Hallett of Moore, Okla.; a brother, Raymond Butters of Morris; a sister, Dorotha (Butters) Bohnert of Wellsboro; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services for Lee will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor Steven Park and former Pastor Clifford Proper officiating.  Calling hours are from noon to 2 p.m.  Spring interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery.  Because Lee and Venette shared a personal concern and vision for missions through their support, those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Nichols Baptist Church Missionary Fund, Ro-ki Blvd., Nichols, NY in loving memory of Lee W. Butters.

CALHOUN –CLEO JANE (CALHOUN) JUDSON age 84 of Mansfield, PA died Sunday, October 6, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  She was the wife of the late LaRue Judson. Cleo was born on March 2, 1918 in Wellsboro, PA a daughter of LeRoy and Mildred A. (Spencer) Calhoun.  She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Dermal Way Beauty School.  Cleo owned and operated Cleo's Beauty Shop for over 45 years in Mansfield.  She was a member of the Republican Woman, and a member of the National Hairdressers.  Cleo is survived by her daughters and sons-in-laws DeAnna and Morris Morgan, Melinda "Mindy" and Mike Yoder all of Mansfield, PA, a son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Tsulan Husted of Beaverton, Oregon, 7 grandchildren Amy, Tiana, Julie, Mike, David, Jaime, and Zack, several great grandchildren, two sisters Marcy Dryberg and Virginia Chamberlin both of Elmira, NY, and several nieces and nephews.  Her husband LaRue Judson in 1981 and a brother William Calhoun preceded her in death. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 from 5 to 7 PM at The Church of The New Covenant 310 Extension St., Mansfield, PA.  A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7 PM at the Church, with her pastor the Rev. Kevin Garman officiating. Those who wish to send memorial contributions may do so in Cleo Judson's name to The Church of The New Covenant 310 Extension St., Mansfield, PA or to the American Cancer Society 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701.  Funeral services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield. –Elmira Star Gazette

CLYDE L. CAMPBELL, 87 of 249 Campbell Rd., Trout Run died Saturday, July 28, 2001 in ManorCare South Complex, Williamsport.  Born Feb. 19, 1914 in Cogan House Twp., he was a son of Walter H. & F. Edna Coolidge Campbell.  His wife of 56 years, Josephine Casner Campbell died in November of 2000.  He was a self-employed dairy farmer and was also employed by PennDOT as a Hwy. Supervisor.  Clyde was a member of White Pine United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed hunting and his family, especially his grandchildren.  Surviving are a son, Thomas L. of Trout Run; 2 daughters, Doris Wampler of Orrtanna & Mary H. Stine of Trout Run; a sister, Mary A. Godman of Hatfield; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Lois Campbell and a brother, Boyd Campbell.  The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at The White Pine United Methodist Church, Rt. 184, White Pine with the Rev. Mark D. Brumbach officiating.  Burial will be in the church’s cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Rearick-Carpenter Funeral home, 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore, “A Life Celebration Home.” –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CAMPBELL –JENNIE E. COTT, 85 of 97 Emick Drive (Barbours), Williamsport died June 2, 2002 at Manor Care South Nursing Center, where she had been a resident of four years.  Born Feb. 5, 1917 in Barbours she was the daughter of Benjamin H. and Lulu Yaw Campbell.  She was married to Carl G. Cott who died in 1999.  Mrs. Cott was a member of Barbours Baptist Church and also enjoyed crocheting.  Surviving are a son, Rev. C. Alvin (Barbara) Cott of Harrisburg; a daughter, Josephine L. (A.J.) Crossley of Barbours; two brothers, Alvin E. and Claude B. Campbell, both of Barbours; two sisters, Fannie M. Rung and Hilda A. Stoner both of Barbours; five grandchildren, Tammy (Sean) Harrison, Karen (Charlie) Austin, Crystal (Rev. Butch) Hunter, Ryan (Candice) Lachemeyer and Jeff (Sandy) Crossley and 11 great-grandchildren.  A brother and two sisters predeceased her.  Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Cleon L. Haight officiating.  Burial was in Barbours Cemetery, Plunketts Creek Twp.  Visitation was Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CAMPBELL –MAY MCDOWELL PRATT died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 1933 at the home, 713 N. Holland Ave., Lancaster from complications.  She was in her 64th year.  She is survived by two daughters – Fannie S., wife of James P. Griffiths and Mildred L., wife of Charles B. Nees and one grandson, James Griffiths, Jr. all of Lancaster, also one brother, Frank E. Campbell of Moravia, N.Y.  The funeral was held from the home Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.  Mrs. Pratt was the daughter of the late Justin and Louisa Teeter Campbell former Leona people.

REX A. CAMPBELL, 40 of Main St., Ulster, Pa. died Friday morning, April 16, 2004 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.  Born April 23, 1963 in Sayre, Pa. he was the son of Bruce G. Campbell and Alice Chilson Campbell.  Rex was a graduate of Athens Area High School.  He was formerly employed at GTE Sylvania in Towanda, E.I. DuPont in Towanda and by the Ulster Township Road Dept.  Rex was a member of the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Dept. and the Tri-Township Ambulance Association.  Surviving are: his parents, Bruce G. and Alice Chilson Campbell of Ulster; two brothers, Dennis Campbell of Wysox, Tony Campbell of Allis Hollow; a sister, Donna Campbell of Corning, N.Y. and a niece, Kimberly Campbell of Towanda.  He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Georgianna Cooley of Towanda and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  A memorial service will be held Monday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa.  Interment services will be private.  –Towanda Daily Review

CANIS –MRS. MYRTIE CANIS WILLIAMS, 68 of 19 Fassett St., Canton died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1977.  She was born in Ogdensburg, Pa. June 15, 1909 a daughter of Francis and Bessie Treat Canis.  Mrs. Williams was a member of the Canton United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Byron; two brothers, Kenneth and Elwyn Canis both of  Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Leon Shaw of Mansfield, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Morse Funeral home, 12 E. Main St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review

CARLYLE –MARION E. PIERCE age 67 died on Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital following a period of declining health.  She was born on August 31, 1936 in Hillsgrove, PA, a daughter of the late William and Helen (Avery) Carlyle.  On June 2, 1956 in Chemung, she married Carl F. Pierce and together they made Halsey Valley their home.  Marion was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.  She treasured the time she spent with her family, whether it be helping her boys with the race cars, watching sporting events or playing Bingo.  Marion is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 48 years, Carl F. Pierce, Sr.; her sons and daughters-in-law: Carl F. Jr. and Ami Pierce, Calvin Pierce, Curt and Kim Pierce, all of Halsey Valley, Clifford and Nancy Pierce of Spencer, her brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Gwen Carlyle of Bolvier, NY, Keith and Doreen Carlyle of Halsey Valley, NY; her special sister, Alice Frisbie of Ithaca; a sister-in-law, Anne Carlyle of Lowman.  Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Marion was predeceased by her parents; and a brother, Harry Carlyle.  Abiding with Marion's wishes, cremation will take place at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens.  A time of remembering the special gift Marion was to all of us will be held on Monday, July 26, 2004, at 3 p.m. at the Halsey Valley United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in the Halsey Valley Cemetery.  Following the services, a dinner and time of fellowship will be held at the Halsey Valley Fire Dept.  Those who wish may kindly remember the Halsey Valley Fire Dept., Halsey Valley, NY in loving memory of Marion E. Pierce.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols.  –Elmira Star Gazette

PAUL LYMANCARPENTER age 77 of Toccoa Falls, Ga., a former Corning, N.Y. business man and civic leader died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1979 at the Hailfax Medical Center, DeLand, Fla.  He was born June 15, 1902 in Pennsylvania the son of Edward and Mary Hulslander Carpenter.  He lived most of his life in Corning moving to Toccoa Falls in 1973.  He was a 1929 graduate of Syracuse School of Embalming and that year opened the Carpenter-Waldo Funeral Home.  In 1934 the funeral home became the Carpenter Funeral Home.  Paul Eldred Carpenter, his son joined him in business after WWII and the Stevens Funeral Home in Painted Post was purchased and in 1955 became the Carpenter Funeral Home.  In 1960 Paul E. Carpenter became his father’s business partner and later assumed ownership.  In 1962 a third branch was opened in South Corning.  Mr. Carpenter was Trustee Emeritus at the Toccoa Fall College, was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church and Gideon International.  He was an active lay leader speaking throughout the area, conducted Revival Meetings at St. John’s United Methodist Church Grover, was an active civic leader, being a member of a number of Corning area service organizations.  He was interim pastor of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, Elmira for one year.  He is survived by his wife, Ireane Bailey Carpenter of Toccoa Falls, Ga.; son, Paul E. Carpenter of Toccoa Falls and Corning, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Warren (Eleanor) Stuart of Corning, Mrs. James (Elaine) Lawrence of West Palm Beach, Fla.; step-son, Dr. Layton Bailey Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Harold (Phyllis) Wilson of Mansfield, Pa.; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Erwin Valley Christian Missionary Alliance Church with Dr. Paul L. Alfrod, President of Toccoa Bible College and the Rev. Jesse Peace officiating.  Interment was in Hope Cemetery, Corning.  In memory of Mr. Carpenter, friends may contribute to the Toccoa Bible College.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CARR –IDA J. WHIPPLE, 84 long time resident of Linden, PA (Woodward Twp.) died October 3, 1996 at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Mrs. Whipple was born March 3, 1912 in Jersey Shore the daughter of the late William Shirley and Nettie Rhodes Carr.  She graduated with honors from the Jersey Shore High School in 1930, was employed as a secretary and bookkeeper by various businesses throughout the Jersey Shore and Williamsport areas, later retired from Bardo Cox and Miller Construction Company.  On October 3, 1934 she married Charlie Whipple who preceded her in death April 6, 1993 following 58 years of marriage.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Alfred L. and Sharon Whipple, Linden, PA; granddaughter, Holli R. Probst; nephew, Robert E. Bardo, Alba; three great-nephews and many great-great-nieces and nephews.  She was also predeceased by a daughter, Barbara J. Whipple September 11, 1996.  The funeral service was held October 5 from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Wayne Stebbins, Sr. her pastor officiating.  Interment was in Woodward Township Cemetery.  Pallbearers were: Robert, Bill, Fred and Rich Bardo.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HERMAN L. CARY, 70 of Box 56, Cowanesque, PA died Thursday, August 12th, 2004 at Giesinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.  Born in Harrison Valley, PA, March 21, 1934, he was the son of Clarence and Myra Seeley Cary.  He was a former employee of Eberle Leather Company of Westfield, PA, and Ingersoll Rand Co. of Painted Post, NY, and was a former self-employed farmer and carpenter.  He also worked for his sons in the building trades.  He was an avid hunter and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He married Janet E. Taft, December 16th, 1955, she survives. Also surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Janie and Matthew Willis of Westfield, PA, and Doreen and Robert Lanteigne of Perkinmanville, PA; his sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Joanne Cary of Woodhull, NY and Jody and Cindy Cary of Knoxville, PA; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; along with his brother, Arnold (Faith) Cary of Potter Brook, PA and sisters, Lillian (Robert) Walters of Harrison Valley, PA, Genevieve Hurler of Potter Brook, PA, Alice Cervoni of Watkins Glen, NY, and Edna Gardinia of Corning, NY.  There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, August 15th at 2 p.m. at the East Troupsburg Baptist Church.  The Rev. Brian Diffenbacher will officiate.  Burial will be in Chenango Cemetery.  Arrangements are by H. P. Smith & Son Funeral Home of Woodhull, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette

BYRON E. CASE JR. an Elmira resident age 75, of 430 Standish Street Elmira, NY died Monday, October 9, 2000 surrounded by his loving family.  Byron was born July 27, 1925 in Nelson, PA son of the late Byron E. and Cora A. (Pettitt) Case, Sr.  He was employed as a Iron Worker Local # 33 and served his country in the US Navy during WW II.  Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years Amy (Earl) Case of Elmira, his children; Steven E. Case of Tucson, AZ, Ronald (Debra) Case of Elmira, Larry (Patty) Case of Freeport, PA, Carol (Steven) MacGregor of Florence, AZ, Roxann (Kyle) Hicks of Virgina Beach, VA, Pamela (Willie) Ramsey of Elmira, Jeffrey (Mary) Case of Elmira, Jacquelyn (Frederick) Butler of Erin, Byron E. Case III of Campbell, John (Vickie) Case of Elmira, three brothers; Walter (Betty) Case of Elmira, Richard Case of Boston, MA, Ernie (Mary) Case of Painted Post, a sister; Marian (Howard) Waltermire of Oracle, AZ, 31 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 3 PM Friday October 13, 2000 at the Corning Church of the Nazarene, 280 Hamilton Road, Corning, NY with Rev. John Cramer officiating. Memorials are directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 244 West Water Street, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

MERRILL C. ‘CASEY’ CASE JR. of Corning, NY 60 years of 3565 Gorton Road, Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born September 11, 1943 in Corning, NY, the son of the late Merrill C. Sr. and Helen Bronson Case.  A lifetime resident of Corning, he graduated from Corning Free Academy and attended CCC.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (1962-65). Merrill was a retiree from the NYS Dept of Corrections, at Elmira Corrections Facility, and the Monterey Shock Incarceration.  Survivors include wife, Diana Alder Case; daughter, Deborah English (fiancée Mike Gesek) of Horseheads, NY; son, Robert (Karen) Case of Binghamton, NY; four grandchildren; and special friend, Judy Segar-Rhodes.  Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Saturday, May 1, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral services following at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Stephen D. Sibson officiating.  Committal Prayers and Full Military Rites will be held at the family plot in Hope Cemetery, Corning, NY.  The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Casey's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY or to the SPCA, Rte. 352, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

RALPH A. CASSELBERRY, 96 of Williamsport HC 31 died Sunday, April 19, 1998 in Valley View Nursing Center where he lived for the past two years.  A retired electrician, he worked for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local union.  Born March 18, 1902 in Proctor, he was a son of Frank and Mary Probst Casselberry.  Surviving are a son, Jack E. of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Patricia A. Day of Hillsgrove and Helen M. Straub of Milton; a stepson, Max G. Day of Hillsgrove; a stepdaughter, Althea Reeder of Eureka, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 6wo great-great grandchildren.  A daughter, Virginia Fisher died in 1980.  He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.  A memorial service will be at 11: 30 a.m. Thursday at Spitler’s.  Burial will be in Barbours Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  There will be no visitation.  The family will provide the flowers.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ALICE M. CASSELBURY, 81 of Herrick Township, Wyalusing RR, Pa., died Feb. 9, 2007 at the Bradford County Manor where she had been a resident for the last three years.  Born June 22, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Lydia Garris Casselbury.   She attended Camptown school. She loved being outside walking and caring for her cats.  Alice will always be remembered for her kindness and will be missed and never be forgotten.  She is survived by two sisters, Agnes Sayman of Wyalusing RR and Doris Johnson and her husband, Donald, of Milan, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Sarah Casselbury of Nicholson, Pa., and Beverly Casselbury of Stevensville, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Forkers, in January 1994, and Ethel Camp, in March 1994; two brothers, Ralph Casselbury, in July 1975, and Harold Casselbury, in August 1997 and three nephews and two nieces.   Memorial services will be at a later date.  Arrangements are by the Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services Inc., Harrisburg, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 2/24/2007

CATLIN –REBA ELORA TRASCO age 81 of 155 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. died on Saturday, May 15, 1999 at The Highlands in LaPorte, Pa.  Reba was born in Dushore, Pa. on May 21, 1917, daughter of the late Roland L. and Lola B. Hunsinger Catlin.  She graduated from Dushore High School, a member of the class of 1936.  She married Joseph Anthony Trasco of Mildred, Pa. on Sept. 28, 1940.  Joe preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1984.  Reba worked at Silk Mills in Dushore, Hancock, N.Y. and Towanda, Pa.  She also worked at the former Weldon Manufacturing Co. of Lopez, Pa. and retired from the former Dushore Lingerie.  Reba was an active member of the Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, Pa. and a member of its Dorcas Society.  She was also a very active volunteer with the Sullivan County Cancer Loan Closet, Dushore, Pa.  Surviving are cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded by a brother, Everett Catlin on June 1, 1992 and a sister, Lois Elizabeth Serafini on March 25, 1998.  The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. with services at 11 a.m. at the Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Eddie A. Nilsen, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore, Pa.  Friends may call on Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at the Homer Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorials are directed to Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 426, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

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