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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Bentley Creek Cemetery, Ridgebury Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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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 (JoyceTice@aol.com) 



Daniel L. ADAMS, Sr., 49, OF Fassett, PA, died suddenly Monday, March 17, 1997.  He was born April 13, 1947, in Elmira, NY, the son of Albert and Beverly Leonard Adams.  Mr. Adams was a 30-year employee of Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Co. of Elmira and was a life member of the Ridgbury Volunteer Fire Co., Bentley Creek, PA, and a member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Co., Fassett, PA.  He is survived by his daughter, Tammie Adams, at home; a son, Daniel Jr. of Elmira; father, Albert Adams of Bentley Creek, PA; sister, Sandra (George) Collins, also of Bentley Creek, PA; brothers , Gerald Adams of Lakeland, FL and Thomas (Vickie) Adams of Bentley Creek, PA.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Adams was predeceased by his mother, Beverly Adams, on March 6, 1997.  Friends called at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY.  Interment was at the Bentley Creek Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the South creek Fire Col, RR 2, Gillett, PA, 16925, or the Ridgebury Fire Co., RR 3, Gillett, PA 16925.

JAMES E. ‘JIM’ ALLEN SR., 78, of Ridgebury, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness. He was born on June 15, 1938 in Corning, N.Y., the son of the late Joseph J. and Marcella A. (Hannel) Allen. Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family. Jim was the owner of Gene's Auto Supply for 35 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served for two years as a supervisor for Ridgebury Township. Jim loved to hunt, fish and cut wood. He is predeceased by his sister, Ellen Hathaway. James is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mina, at home; son, James E. Allen Jr. of Ridgebury, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Edward Owen of Ridgebury, Pa., Barb and Jerry Koser of Ridgebury, Pa., and Brenda and William Plouse of Ridgebury, Pa.; granddaughter, raised by Jim and Mina, Roxanne Mays; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in James' memory to: Nancy Quatrini Patient Fund, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 4/27/2017

AUSTIN   Merle J., Sr. Age 74, died on Friday, November 18, 2005, at Bradford County Manor, PA. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Carol Stout Austin of Gillett, PA; Merle J. and Michelle Austin of Elmira, NY, Bessie and Dennis Collins of Elmira, NY, Connie and Tom Beauman of Gillett, PA; five granddaughters, Sharon, Megan, Stacey, Chelsea, Katie; one grandson, Joshua; brother and sisters-in-law, Carroll of CT, Stubbie of Gillett, PA, Lynwood (Ann) Austin of Wellsburg, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara (Jim) Mint of Webster, NY, Marilyn (Arthur) Jenkins of Big Flats, NY, Mary (Bob) Rummings of Elmira, NY, Marcia Austin of Elmira, NY, Marie (Bud) Huddler of VA, Joyce Kinslow of Poughkeepsie, NY; two favorite dogs, Tiny and Baby. Merle is predeceased by his parents, Augusta and Bessie Austin; brothers and sisters, Richard, Leo, Paul, Gerald, Cora Mae, Dorothy; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Sylvia Thompson and family. He was a member of the Eagles Club and the Horseheads Moose. Merle loved to work and play bingo and the outdoors. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Monday, November 21, 2005, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m., also on Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with funeral services being held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend John Knapp will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Bentley Creek Cemetery. Family wishes to thank the staff at Guthrie Hospice for their sincere compassion, and the wonderful care given to Merle on 3west, and 3east at the Bradford County Manor.

BAKER Michele E.DUNKERLEY
Age 41, of West Hill Road, Waverly, NY died at home Friday, September 17, 2010, with her loving family at her side. Shelly was born April 20, 1969 in Elmira, NY, daughter of Ernest Baker and the late Thelma (Jelliff) Baker. She was married to William Dunkerley, who survives. Shelly was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, swimming, her kittens and cats, her church and Farm Town on Facebook. Survivors include her loving husband, William Dunkerley of Waverly; her daughter, Christina Dunkerley at home; father and stepmother, Ernest and Lorraine Baker of Bentley Creek, PA; brother and sister-in-law, David and Heidi Baker of Bentley Creek; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother, Thelma (Jelliff) Baker. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Her funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Reverend Randy Stilson of the Chemung Christian Fellowship Church officiating. Interment will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 21, 2010

 

BAKER Mildred Montayne

Rawald, Mrs. Mildred-aged 41, died at her home at Big Pond early Wednesday morning, February 18, 1948. Besides her husband, Paul, she is survived by her father, Deyo Montanye, Sr., Chemung; two sisters, Mrs. Coral McAuliff and Mrs. Alice Young, Bentley Creek; three brothers, Ernest Montanye, Ellenville, NY: LaRue and Deyo Montanye Jr, Bentley Creek; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Big Pond Methodist Church Saturday at 3:30 pm with Rev. Owen Barrett officiating. Burial will be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery.  Yes, her maiden name is Baker, Montanye was her stepfather's surname.  Anita Montaye (Mildred was my step aunt).  

 

BALLARD - KATHRYN DeVOE
 Kathryn Ballard Crainey De Voe, 91, of Bentley Creek, died Saturday, May 25, 1991. She was born June 25, 1899 in Leona, PA, daughter of Er J. Ballard and Augusta Doane Ballard. She was a long-time member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church and a retired employee of Facet Enterprises, Elmira Heights. She was a resident of Ridgebury Township most of her life.  She was an avid sports fan and played golf and bowled for many years. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Laura Wilson of Indiana; nephews, Ansel Young of Elmira RD 2, Harold Young of Camp Hill, PA and Elmer Young of Bentley Creek; also several great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held May 29 (2 pm) at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Kelvin Jones officiating and interment to be in Bentley Creek Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. Contributions may be made to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, RD 3, Box 222, Gillett or the Tri-Township Ambulance Fund, in care of Diane Husted, RD 3, Box 76, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR, Thursday, May 30, 1991)

BARTON –WINIFRED JEAN (BARTON) STEDGE, 58 of Gillett, Ridgebury Township died unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 at the Robert Packer hospital, Sayre.  She was born April 15, 1945 in Elmira, N.Y. Winifred was preceded in death by her father, Steven Henry Barton, her mother, Alice Arlene (Page) Barton Bernardi and her stepfather, James Bernardi.  Winifred is survived by her husband, John Stedge at home; sons, John Foens of Arnold, Mo., James (Tammy) Stedge of Gillett, Pa.; daughters, Carla (Ed) Diello of Fenton, Mo., Lori Herr of Athens, Pa., Helen (Mike) Colavito of Hornbrook, Pa., and Audra Stedge of Newfoundland, Pa.; step-sons, Eugene (Anita) Salsman of Sayre, Pa., Richard (Debra) Stedge of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Gary (Carolyn) Stedge of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Dale (Gail) Stedge of Gillett, Jon (Betsy) Stedge of Syracuse, N.Y. and Randy (Yvette) Stedge of Gillett, Pa.; step-daughters, Barbara (Mitch) Matterazzo of Horseheads, N.Y., Debra (Ronald) Gibson of Locust Grove, Okla.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Steve (June) Barton of VanEten, N.Y., and nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, Nov. 24, 2003 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home following visitation at 6 p.m.  Interment will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review

BATTENSBY –ANGELA M. JOHNSTON.  Age 32, of Gillett, PA, died unexpectedly October 24, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Angela is survived by her husband, Brian Johnston of Gillett, PA; children, Bambi Lynn, Shannon, Christopher, Candy, Samantha and Cheyenne, all of Gillett, PA; mother, Debbie Lambrix; grandparents, John and Loreta Yeafoli; brother, George Battensby; sister, Ella Battensby; mother-in-law, Alexis Mullins; father-in-law, Thomas Kincaid; sisters-in-law, Shawna (Eugene) Voorhees and Wendy (Tony) Thompson; nieces and nephews, Cassie, Jessica, Eric, Shavana, Daniel, Eric and Keagan. Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Service Saturday, October 30, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church in Bentley Creek, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the family of Angela at 626 Stacia Dr., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.

MICHAEL A. BEAUMAN
 Michael Andrew Beauman, 24, of Gillett, PA died May 27, 1990 at his home. Michael was born in Troy on June 30, 1965, the son of Kenneth and Mary Beauman and the late Ruth Beauman.  He graduated from SRU in 1984 where he was active in sports. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons, Cory and Corbin; brothers, Thomas Beauman of Athens, Arthur Chapman of Columbia Cross Roads and Dale Chapman of Gillett; sisters, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Patterson of Gillett and Mrs. Lynn (Dorothy) Wolcott of Athens; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ross of Roseville and Mrs. Edna Beauman of Troy; several aunts and uncles; seven nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 30 at Carpenter's Funeral Home in Corning, NY with the Rev. Burdette Mason officiating and burial to be in Bentley Creek Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, June 7, 1990)

BELLES –BLANCHE M. NORTON, 77, of Ridgebury Township died Monday, Jan. 4, 1993, after an extended illness.  She was born May 19, 1915, in Lopez, a daughter of Frank and Belle Belles.  She is survived by her husband, Ward Norton; daughter and son-in-law, Carol (Dorothy) and Fred Talada of Ridgebury; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Leo and Dorothy Norton of Bentley Creek, Edward and Connie Norton of Ridgebury, Perry and Marilla Norton of Durell, and Wayne and Cora Norton of Ridgebury; a daughter-in-law, Betty Norton of Sayre; sisters Lula Cooley of Herrickville and Elsie Felton of Nichols, N.Y.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral home, Wellsburg, N.Y., Thursday from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held their immediately following at 8:30 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.  (Buried Bentley Creek Cemetery)

 

ERNEST S. BAKER, 80, of Woodbine Avenue, Southport and formerly of Ridgebury Township, PA passed away Friday, April 6 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ernie was born March 17, 1938 in Albany, N.Y. son of the late Alfred and Evelyn (Armstrong) Baker. After graduating from high school, Ernie decided to go to college, but became discouraged with the course of studies laid out before him. So, Ernie decided to head west and teach himself what life had to offer. He decided to become a land surveyor, did on-the-job training and worked his way up the ladder to become a certified professional land surveyor. One of the main jobs he did while working his way up the ladder was to help survey the lands where the International Highway System was to end up throughout the entire lower 48 states. He was certified in New York and Pennsylvania. Ernie was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church and was an avid reader of science fiction, loved history, traveling, walking and nature. He was also known for his love of a good practical joke, a good cigar and his turkey feather hat. He is survived by his wife Lorraine I. (Szarek) Baker of Southport, N.Y.; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Heidi Baker of Ridgebury, PA; his four grandchildren, Christina (Dunkerley) Dawson, Jonathan, Gabriel and Sarah Baker; brother-in-law, Jimmy Szarek of Elmira and many friends. Ernie was predeceased by his first wife, Thelma Baker, and his daughter, Michelle "Shelly" Dunkerley. Following Ernie's wishes, there are no calling hours and a graveside service will be held when weather permits in Bentley Creek Cemetery, Ridgebury Township, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Memorials in Ernie's memory may be made to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, 178 Burt Road, Gillett, PA. –Sayre Morning Time 4/9/2018

(lst wife Thelma Jean Jelliff 1942-1999, Carol Brotzman)

BRISTOL –BERNICE BRISTOL CHAMBERLAIN of Lakeland, Florida, formerly Bentley Creek, Pennsylvania, went to join her husband in heaven on Nov. 13, 2017. She was the loving wife of Afton Chamberlain. The couple married Nov. 1, 1950, and had 63 happy years together. Bernice was born Oct. 18, 1929 in Troy, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Leon and Rossa VanNoy Bristol Ross. She graduated from Troy High School. After her marriage to Afton she lived in Bentley Creek as a homemaker and enjoyed raising her two children. She loved her grandchildren and was a doting grandmother. She was a longtime member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church and was a member of The Grand Paraders Square Dance group from Troy. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her guests. She enjoyed her garden and was always canning and freezing fruits. She was a visitation volunteer with the church at the Bradford County Manor. One of her favorite things was going to Florida with her husband in their RV. Bernice is survived by her children, Terry Chamberlain of Bentley Creek and Kathleen (Walter) Dinse of Plant City, Florida; her grandchildren, David (Emily) Chamberlain, Stephanie (Jeffery) Jelliff, Michael (Lauren) Dinse, Mark Dinse, Kristen Ryan, Joel (Christine) Dinse, and Keith Chamberlain; several great-grandchildren; her sister, Betty Fitzgerald Canandaigua, New York; along with several nieces and nephews. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Afton Chamberlain; her parents; and her brothers, Frederick Bristol, Howard Bristol, Richard Bristol and Stuart Bristol. Family and friends are welcome to call from noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2017, at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church on the Berwick Turnpike in Bentley Creek, Pennsylvania. The funeral service to honor Bernice’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2017 at the church with the Rev. Robert J. Wuethrich officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of her family in Bentley Creek Cemetery. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, New York, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Bernice’s memory to Terry Chamberlain for his legal defense fund; c/o Stephanie Jelliff, 85 Broken Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 11/20/2017

BROWN –BETTY JANE BICKHAM, 65, of Sayre, PA passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 with her family at her side. Betty fought a long hard battle with cancer with the support of her family. Betty was born on September 21, 1949 in Sayre, PA the daughter of late John H. Brown and Catherine C. Allen. She loved to crochet and enjoyed listening to country music. Betty loved to make people smile. Her favorite thing to do was spend time with her grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, husband Robert Bickham, Sr., daughter Tracy Lynn Brown, grandson Memphis Lee Barnes, and sisters: Mona Lee Parks and Rose Mary Manuel. Betty is survived by her children: Lee Vanderpool of Athens, PA, Robert Bickham, Jr. of Sayre, PA, Faith and Michael VanDyke of Milan, PA, Kathryn and Brian Barnes of Gillett, PA step-daughter SueAnn Corter, Rome, PA and grandson/son Dakota Stone, Sayre, PA; 14 grandchildren; siblings: Jack, Milton, and Bucky Brown; several aunts and uncles and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 6-8:00pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 8:00pm at the funeral home with Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery in Bentley Creek, PA at the convenience of the family. –Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home notice, Carol Brotzman

 

CLEVELAND Lois (Cleveland) "Loy" Hayes

of Bentley Creek, PA, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 28, 2013. She had been a resident at the Broad Acres Manor for the past several years. Lois was born in Marsh Creek, PA on April 16, 1927 to the late Thelma and Casper Cleveland. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and the Robert Packer School of Nursing in 1948 the last class of the Women's Army Cadet Corps. Lois married her high school sweetheart Robert Hayes in 1948. He preceded her in death in 2007 after 59 years of a devoted and loving married life. Lois was a nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital for over 35 years. She wrote poetry, taught Sunday School, did beautiful embroidery work and loved to sing. She had a rare quality of making us all smile through our tears. Lois taught anyone who knew her what it was like to face life's hardships with courage, strength and most of all a sense of humor. She used to say that her greatest achievement was her family, which she referred to as her "treasurers". Lois is survived by her children, Karen (Fred) Klein, Terry (Bill) Clark, Laurie Hayes, Marty Hayes; nine grandchildren, Tim, Scott, Andy & Travis Hazelton, Aaron & Evan Greene, Tiffany Palm, Kim & Mike Clark; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Palmer; brother-in-law, Gerry (Melba) Hayes; special aunt, Mary Lou (Lloyd) Carpenter; and many nieces, nephews and their families. Lois was predeceased by her parents; husband, Robert; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy (Maurice) Entwhistle, Phyllis (George) Linder and Ed Palmer. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, 13545 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA. Her celebration of life will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 p.m. with Reverend James Ellis officiating. Interment in Bentley Creek Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials in her memory can be made to the Bentley Creek Baptist Church. We will all miss you, you will always be the "dearest and best"!   Star Gazette – July 31, 2013

 

BRIDGEMAN –LEONE M. LEONARD age 72 of Bentley Creek, Pa. Sunday, June 17, 1973.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home (formerly Page-Jamieson) Wellsburg Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Daniel Istvanik of Bentley Creek Baptist Church officiating.  Interment Bentley Creek Cemetery.  survived by daughters, Mrs. Albert (Beverly) Adams of Bentley Creek, pa., Mrs. William (Nina) Wilkinson of Rochester, Mrs. John (Betty) Freeman of Centerville, Pa., Mrs. Edward (Rita) Warren of Centerville, Pa., Mrs. Frank (Carleen) Grover of Elmira, Mrs. Richard (Donna) Phillips of Centerville, Pa., Mrs. Steven (Bonita) Krause of Elmira; one son, Gene Leonard of Bentley Creek, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Erma Snyder of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Edmund Stephenson of Lockport, N.Y.; three brothers, Mr. Osburn Bridgeman of Manchester, N.H., Mr. Wilbur Bridgeman of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Mr. Lloyd Bridgeman, Painesville, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/18/1973

JACK A. BURNETT, age 85, son of John A. and Juliette Phelps Burnett.  A lifelong resident of Bentley Creek and Centerville, PA.  Retired from General Electric in Elmira, NY died June 29, 2002.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Millicent Schuckers Burnett; children, Dr. James A. Burnett (wife, Susan), Robert E. Burnett (special friend, Sherry Seeley); grandchildren, Christine Burnett (friend, Sarah Wells), Melissa Baumlin (husband, Jim), James a Burnett, Jr., Ryan Cleveland, mother, Shelly Burnett; one great-grandson, Parker James Baumlin; sister-in-law, Helen Stanton of Lexington, VA and many nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the Ridgebury Sportsman Club and the Horseheads Elk.  Jack enjoyed taking care of the Hereford cattle and the other animals he raised.  He was an avid gardener, sportsman and trout fisherman.  His family was a great source of enjoyment.  His leisure time was spent working with his scroll saw creating beautiful works of wood art.  Friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Tuesday, July 2, 2002 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Rick Wulf officiating.  Interment will be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek, PA at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bentley Creek Baptist Church or a charity of one’s choice.  –Elmira Star Gazette

BURNHAM Howell W-87, of Bentley Creek died at his home Thursday afternoon. (Feb1948) Besides his wife, Addie Jelliff Burnham, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Chamberlain; three sons, James, Howard and Norris, all of Bentley Creek; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body is at the Soper funeral home in Troy and will be taken to the family home Saturday morning where prayer services will be held Sunday at 2 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church at 2:30 with Rev Willard Decker and Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial will be in Bentley Creek cemetery.

BURNHAM Otis R-79, of Doty Hill, Wellsburg, NY died Nov 4. He is survived by his wife, Minnie A Burnham; one daughter at home, Mrs. Mildred Merriam; one son at home, Earl; a sister, Mrs. Stella Dubert of Big Pond; a granddaughter, Miss Betty Merriam at home and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Page funeral home, Wellsburg, NY. Rev. Frederick Turner officiating with burial in Bentley Creek Cemetery.

BURNHAM, ROY H.    Roy Burnham, 78, of Columbia Cross Roads, RD3, died May 22, 1987 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  Born July 29, 1908 in Bentley Creek, he was a son of Roy and Myrtle Abbey Burnham.  He was a retiree of the former  American LaFrance Co. in Elmira.  Survivors include his wife, the former Ruby Chamberlain; daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller of Pine City, NY; six grandsons; six great-grandchildren; three half-brothers, James Abbey, Ira Abbey of Big Flats and Roland Abbey of Corning; half-sister, Regina Granger, Elmira.; brother-in-law, Harry Chamberlain, Columbia Cross Roads; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Helen Chamberlain of Hazelton, and Mrs. Lula Taylor of Temecula, CA; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 25 with Rev. James Crupi officiating and burial to be in Bentley Creek Cemetery. (TGR May 28, 1987)

BURR James A. Burr
Age 77, of Gillett, PA died
at home peacefully on Tuesday, October 26, 2010. Jim was born December 11, 1932 in Canton, PA son of the late Paul E. Sr. and Ellen (Beechey) Burr Wooster. Jim was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served his country in the Korean Conflict. He married the former JoAnn McKee on June 29, 1968 and they enjoyed 42 years together. Jim was retired from the Elmira City School District where he taught Health and Science at Ernie Davis Middle School. Jim enjoyed sports and remained active by coaching, umpiring Little League and refereeing high school football. Jim is survived by his loving wife JoAnn Burr, a son Jeffrey Burr of Harrisburg, PA, sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Ed Navone of Canton, PA, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Paul E. Burr, Jr. Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 PM Friday, October 29, 2010 at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the funeral home with Reverend James Ellis officiating. Interment will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery. Memorials are directed to South Creek Little League, C/O JoAnn Burr. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 28, 2010

AFTON B. CHAMBERLAIN, 86, of Bentley Creek, Pa., went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from the Bradford County Manor with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Bernice (Bristol) Chamberlain. The couple married Nov. 1, 1950 and had 63 happy years together. Afton was born on May 24, 1928 in Bentley Creek, Pa., son of the late Manley and Elizabeth (Burnhan) Chamberlain. He was a Wellsburg High School graduate where he received a Regents Diploma. Afton worked as a Line Supervisor for Macmillan Bloedel Containers Incorporated until his retirement and help build Lake Macham in Ridgebury, Pa. He was a long time member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church and was a member of The Grand Paraders Square Dance group from Troy, Pa. Afton also enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers Football fan. Afton is survived by his wife, Bernice; his children, Terry Chamberlain of Bentley Creek and Kathleen (Walter) Dinse of Mount Joy, Pa.; his grandchildren, David (Emily) Chamberlain, Stephanie (Jeffery) Jelliff, Michael (Lauren) Dinse, Mark Dinse, Kristen Ryan, Joel (Christine) Dinse and Keith Chamberlain; his great-grandchildren, Austin Jelliff, Nate Jelliff, Jonah Zamora, Leah Zamora and Evan Chamberlain; his sister, Violet Hill of Towanda, Pa.; along with several nieces and nephews. Afton was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Marie Sabin and Bernice Lowman. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church on the Berwick Turnpike in Bentley Creek, Pa. The funeral service to honor Afton's life will be held at the conclusion of the viewing at 1 p.m. at the church with Rev. Robert J. Wuethrich officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of his family in Bentley Creek Cemetery. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Afton's memory to Terry Chamberlain for his legal defense fund, 85 Broken Rd., Columbia Cross Roads, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/24/2014

CHAMBERLAIN Doris Chamberlain HENRY, 78, of Gillett, PA died at home on August 31, 202.  She was born in Elmira, NY on December 20, 1923, a daughter of the late Harold and Mable (Smity) Chamberlain.  Doris was an accountant of GTE-Sylvania in Towanda.  She was a member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church.  Doris is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harry Henry; son, Harry “Tom” fiancée Vicki Ammerman) Henry of Bentley Creek, PA; daughters, Marcella (Dale) Lenox of Chalfont, PA and Lynn Henry (Dean Hill) of Longmont, CO; brother, Duane (D0nna) Chamberlain of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Graveside services were to be held September 4 at Bentley Creek Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Donahoo officiating; arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY Donations in Mrs. Henry’s name may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA.

HARRY M. CHAMBERLAIN of Bentley Creek died Thursday, Oct. 26, 1995.  Mr. Chamberlain was born May 13, 1908.  At the time of his death, he resided on the family farm in Bentley Creek that has been in his family for four generations.  He was the senior deacon of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church and had been a school bus owner and operator for S.R.U. Joint Schools for over 40 years.  He is survived by his wife of 66 years Dorothy Dunbar Chamberlain; three daughters, Vivian Robinson of Bentley Creek, Velma (Don) Yale of Gladwater, Texas and Jeanne Harpending of Elmira; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents; four brothers and one sister.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y., on Sunday, Oct 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. with the funeral immediately following.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, RR 3, Gillett, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.  (Buried Bentley Creek Cemetery)

LYNN  ROLFE CHAMBERLAIN age 78, of Bucks Creek Road, Bentley Creek, PA, died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the Troy Community Hospital. Most of his life Lynn worked in the construction trade as a finish man. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 PM Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Fellowship Bible Church, 121 Mud Creek Road, Troy PA. Lynn's memorial service will be held at 2 PM with Pastor Mark Steckiel officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Bentley Creek Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/4/2016

CHAMBERLAIN  - Ruby L. Burnham, 89, June 9, 1997 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY of June 12 (1:00 pm).  The Rev. Jim Crupi will officiate at graveside services following at the Bentley Creek Cemetery.  Calling hours are at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 pm.

CHAMBERLAIN--Ruby L. BURNHAM, age 89, of Elmira, NY died June 9, 1997 at the Arnold-Ogden Medical Center.  Ruby was a member of the Bentley creek Methodist Church.  She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Roy H. Miller of Pine City, NY; six grandsons; nine great-grandchildren and a step-granddaughter; brothers-in-law, Ira and Roland Abbey; sisters-in-law, Regina Granger, Helen Chamberlain and Betty Chamberlain.  Ruby was predeceased by her husband, Roy H. Burnham, in 1987; brothers, Harold and Harry and sister, Lula Taylor.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on June 11 with the Rev. James Crupi officiating at graveside services at the Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek, PA following the funeral.  Those who wish may make memorials in Ruby’s name to the charity of one’s choice

CHAMBERLAIN –VIOLET (CHAMBERLAIN) HILL, 93, of Bentley Creek, PA, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from the Skilled Nursing Unit of Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Malcolm D. Hill who passed away on September 3, 2003. Violet was born on April 30, 1922 in Bentley Creek, daughter of the late Manley and Elizabeth (Burnham) Chamberlain. After high school and Bible college she worked for Westinghouse, Ward LaFrance, Treu Office Supply, and lastly Dura Built from where she retired in the 1970"s from the position of Secretary/Book Keeper. She was a founding and lifelong member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church where she played the organ and piano for services. Violet was also involved in the church's Missionary Society and helped with worship services at the Bradford County Manor. Family was always important to Violet, whether if it were caring for them as they moved around the country depending on where Malcolm was stationed in the US Air Force, or caring for grandchildren and great grandchild when they would come to visit. Violet's family that survives includes her son Doug (Janice) Hill and daughter Sherryl Hill, both of Sayre, PA, her grandson Christopher (Jaime) Hill and daughters Keri Hill with companion Andrew Nace and their son Jason, Devon Hill, sons Landen and Easton Hill, grandson Kyle (Nicole) Hill and children Owen, Brynn, and Josie, sister-in-law Bernice Chamberlain of Florida, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friend Janet (George) Williamson of Indiana. Violet was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Malcolm, her brother Afton Chamberlain, her sisters Marie (Mike) Sabin and Bernice (Dutch) Lowman, and in-laws David (Ellen) Hill, Shirley West, and Margaret Hill. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10:30-11:00 am on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA. The funeral service to honor Violet's life will be held at the end of the visitation at 11:00 am on February 22nd at the church with her pastor and friend, Rev. Robert Wuethrich, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Bentley Creek Cemetery. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Violet's memory to Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church ,13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/19/2016

CHAMBERLAIN –VIVIAN CHAMBERLAIN ROBINSON age 77, lifelong resident of Bentley Creek, PA, died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Thursday, March 8, 2007, surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. She was born February 7, 1930 in the Town of Bentley Creek, PA, to the late Harry and Dorothy (Dunbar) Chamberlain. She graduated from SRU High School in 1948. On September 9, 1949, she was united in marriage to Leland "Lee" Robinson. Prior to her marriage she worked as a secretary at Artistic Card Company and later as a secretary with the American Heart Association. She later owned and operated a gift shop in Southport, NY. She was active throughout the community with the being a Leader in the Girl Scouts and school volunteer. Vivian was always involved in some type of craft project. She constantly found new projects to master. Her memberships included Bentley Creek Baptist Church and the Cashmere Grotto Club Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Dorothy (Dunbar) Chamberlain; and her husband, Leland Robinson. She is survived by her children, Randy (Karen) Robinson, Rhonda A. Robinson, Dale (Theresa) Robinson, and Melisa Robinson; grandchildren, Christopher (Tracey) Weldy, Kyle Robinson and fiancée, Stacy Wheeler, Brandon (Holly Watkins) Robinson, Kurtis Robinson, Matthew Robinson and Charlie Caslin; three great-grandchildren, Holden Robinson, Cora Weldy and Madelynn Moretz; her sisters, Jeanne Harpending and Velma (Donald) Yale; several nieces, nephews; dear friends, JoAnn (Joanie) and Earl (Ralph) Nichols and many other close friends. At Vivian's request, there will be no funeral or calling hours. A graveside service will be held later in the spring at the convenience of the family. Memorials are directed to the American Heart Association, 100 Northern Concourse, North Syracuse, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette (Buried Bentley Creek Cemetery)

CHRISTMAN –PATRICIA C. “PAT” COOPER, 41, of Gillett RD 1 died Thursday, June 16, 1988.  Born Aug. 18, 1942, in Elmira, she was the daughter of Norman and Velma Hagen Christman.  Pat was an avid bowler and a member of various bowling leagues.  She is survived by her husband Ronald; three sisters; Marjorie Scutt of Sherman Oaks, Cal.; Jean Barker of Scotia; and Sharon Bartlett of Gillett; a brother, Donald Christman of Conklin, N.Y.; 11 nieces and five nephews; eight great-nieces and nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins and a host of friends.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y. on Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 1-2 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with rev. George Herrick, Gillett Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be at Bentley Creek cemetery, Bentley Creek.  In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may contribute to the Bradford County Citizens Health foundation, RD 2, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

CLARK –BARBRA J. MONRO, age 71, of Centerville, Pa., passed away November 18, 2017 at 9:16 p.m.

She was born July 30, 1946 at 5:20 a.m. at 226 Patterson St., Elkland, Pa., the daughter of the late Robert Henry Clark Sr. and Eula Mae (Musto) Clark. Barb was a graduate of Southside High School June 22, 1964. She was retired from Bradford County Correctional Facility. Barbra enjoyed vacationing and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband Robert Lewis Monro, of Gillett, a son Robert B. Monro of Gillett and his children Bailey Connery, Lillias Albany, Egan Kane and Oakley Raines, her daughter Sheila and husband Ken Bentley of Sayre and twin grandchildren Nicholas Robert, Alivia Marie Bentley. Also surviving are her three sisters Eula Yvonne Van Houten of Elmira, Sharon Wood and husband Chuck of Sayre, Roberta Blow of Sayre, two brothers Robert H. Clark Jr. of Horseheads and Franklin Raymond Clark of Elmira, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Barb was predeceased by her parents and a sister Carol. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service that will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, Pa., with the Rev. James Ellis officiating. Interment will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg. –Sayre Morning Times 11/22/2017

CLARK - COOPER, Doris L.
Age 58, of Monkey Run Road, Gillett, PA, died Monday, November 6, 2007, at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, following a brief illness. Doris was born September 25, 1949 in Columbia Cross Roads, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Margaret LaMont Clark. She was a graduate of Troy High School and was employed as a substitute rural carrier by the United States Post Office in Gillett, PA. Her memberships included the Troy American Legion Auxiliary, Pennsylvania State Bowling Association and she was the Secretary for the Letter Carriers Union. Survivors include her loving husband, Ronald Cooper of Gillett, PA; a son, Kevin Patterson of Addison, NY; daughters, Karen (Patterson) Hooper and her companion, Miles Clark of Jamestown, NY, Karla and Ernest "Gordy" Davenport of Wellsville, NY, Krista (Patterson) and Rick Abshure of Fuquay Varina, NC; nine grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, November 9, 2007, from 4 to 6 p.m. and then again from 11 to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Doris's funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. with Reverend George Herrick officiating. Entombment will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, New York 14240.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/9/2007.

Parmenter, Mrs. Ella CLARK- 51 of Columbia Cross Rds, died Wednesday. She is survived by her husband, Roy C Parmenter, and a son, Harold C Parmenter of Columbia Cross Rds; a brother, Russell Clark of Bentley Creek. The body is at the Soper Funeral Home in Troy where services will be held Sunday at 2:30. Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate. Burial will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery.

COBLE Kodiak "Bear" Lamar Age 23, of Superior, WY, formerly of Gillett, PA, died September 9, 2006 at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born December 11, 1982 in Rock Springs, the son of Keith Lamar Coble and Valerie Jean Brown Litteer. He attended schools in Athens, PA, Superior and Rock Springs, WY. He had many hobbies and was free spirited. His interests were traveling, and spending time with nieces, nephews and family. Survivors include his father, Keith Coble of Superior; mother, Valerie Litteer of Bentley Creek, PA; brothers, Daniel Booth of Grand Junction, CO and Jody Litteer of Chemung, NY; sisters, April Lawson and Tessa Botero, both of Hershey, PA, Kelly Litteer of Brandon, Florida, Eva Morin of Green River, and Audrey Pranuge of Rock Springs, WY; grandparents, William Jr. and Shirley Coble, Superior, and Kenneth and Marlene Brown of Grover, PA; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Cremation will take place at Fox Crematory, Rock Springs. Memorial services were held Monday, September 11, 2006, in Superior. Additional memorial services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2006, in Bentley Creek, PA.

GEORGE JR. ‘SKIP’ COLLINS.  died December 12, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born on February 25, 1949 in Sayre, PA, a son of George, Sr. and Helen (Hoose) Collins. Skip was a member of the Christ Baptist Church. He loved to read and hunt and was an avid NASCAR fan and loved his work driving truck. Skip served four tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corp attaining the rank of Lance Corporal. Three of his four tours of duty were served in Vietnam. He was the recipient of several decorations while serving with the U.S. Marine Corp. Skip was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Skip is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sandra at home; mother, Helen Collins of East Smithfield, PA; son, George (Christina) Collins III of Bentley Creek; daughter, Kimberly Bilbrey of Bentley Creek; three grandchildren; brother, Donald Collins of PA; sisters, Phylis (Clyde) Clark of East Smithfield, PA, Mary Hoffman of Granville Summit, PA, Donna Cole and friend, Gene Laylon of Williamsport, PA. He was predeceased in death by his father, George Collins, Sr.; sister, Barbara Collins and several aunts and uncles. Friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY on Monday, December 16, 2002 from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 from 12 noon to 2 P.M. The funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 2 P.M. at the funeral home. Rev. Vince Cooper and Pastor Rick Wulf will officiate. Interment will be in the spring in the Bentley Creek Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette

FLOYD L. COON
 Floyd L. (Coonie) Coon, 70, Gillett, PA, died January 14, 1992 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Floyd was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church and the Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a retired employee of the Grand Union with 35 years of service. He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Thelma Baldwin of Horseheads, NY, Phyllis Butters of Corning, NY, and Helen DePrimo of Elmira, NY; daughters, Mrs. GayLynne LeVan of Williamsport, PA and Mrs. Terry Snyder of Wyalusing, PA; sons, William Reber of Ocala, FL and Craig Lutz of West Chester, PA; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Coon, in 1989. Funeral services were held January 18 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. David Watkins officiating and interment to be in Bentley Creek Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Big Pond United Methodist Church Memorial Fund c/o Leland Robbins, RD2, Box 133, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. (TGR, Thursday, January 23, 1992)

LESTER COOPER
 Lester Cooper, 81, of Gillett RD 1, died Monday, December 24, 1990. He was born March 16, 1909 in South Creek Township, son of Charles and Bertha Dunbar Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a lifelong resident and farmer in the Gillett area. He is survived by his wife, Arretta; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Frank Matkosky, Painted Post, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Ginger Cooper, Gillett RD 1; son, Ronald Cooper and companion, Doris Patterson, also of Gillett RD 1; sisters, Anna Mae Welch of Gillett, Alice Inman of Toccoa, GA; grandchildren, Cathie Matkosky, John Cooper and Jamie Cooper; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Erwin and Bert; and by a sister, Frances Wood. Funeral and committal services were held December 28 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and interment to be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Guthrie Home Care, Sayre, PA 18840; Bradford County Citizens Health Foundation, Towanda, PA 18848; South Creek Ambulance Association, Gillett, PA 16925 or the Gillett Baptist Church Memorial Fund, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR, Thursday, January 3, 1991)

RONALD E. COOPER, age 69, of Monkey Run Road, Gillett, Pa. passed away on April 29, 2014 at the Bradford County Manor. Ron was born Dec. 26, 1944 in Elmira N.Y., son of the late Lester and Arretta (Everson) Cooper. He was a graduate of S.R.U. High School. Ron was retired from the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier and was also a dairy farmer. He was a member of the Postal Carriers Union and served as League Secretary for the Troy Bowling Association for many years. Ron was awarded the Resident Volunteer Award at the Bradford County Manor for his assistance to fellow residents just moving into the manor. Survivors include a sister, Barbara (Frank) Matkosky of Painted Post, N.Y.; a brother, Norman (Ginger) Cooper of Gillett, Pa.; step-children, Kevin Patterson, Karen Clark, Karla Davenport, Krista Abshure; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Ron was predeceased by his parents and his wives Patricia and Doris. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. His funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery. Memorials in Ron's memory may be made to the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, 15900 Route 6, Troy, PA. Towanda Daily Review 5/1/2014

COVELL Lillian C. CLARK, 95, of RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Saturday, December 26, 1999 at home.  She was born March 8, 1903 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Elmer and Jessie Mosher Covell.  Mrs. Clark is survived by a niece, Mrs. Pearl Marshall of Panellas Park, FL; a nephew, Maurice Covell of Elmira, NY; dear friends, Leone Phillips and Mary Lou Vosburgh.  She was predeceased by her husband, Russell J. Clark.  Funeral services were held at Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on December 29 with the Rev. Ralph Parkin officiating and interment to be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek, PA.

CRAIG - BERTHA E. FURMAN
Bertha E. Furman, 96, of Bentley Creek died Friday, December 7, 1990. She was born December 8, 1894 in Bentley Creek, the daughter of Judd Thompson and Letitia Craig. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Harkness of Gillett RD 1; son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Shirley Furman of Athens; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held December 9 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY with the Rev. Kelvin Jones of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating and burial to be in Bentley Creek Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, December 13, 1990)

MURRELL CRANDALL
 Murrell L. Crandall, 84, Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA died unexpectedly December 12, 1996 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born July 2, 1912 in Smithfield Township, son of Arthur and Edith Wilcox Crandall. Mr. Crandall farmed as an adult from 1941 to 1988 after being raised on a farm. He is survived by daughters, Jean Hludzinski of Nanuet, NY, Catherine Digatono of Maple Grove, MN and Nancy Versteeg (Gerrit) of Elmira, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Karen Crandall of Gillett; sister-in-law, Vera Crandall of Gillett, PA; an aunt, Mildred Sturdevant of Elmira; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Berenice, on November 30, 1996; a son, Dean Crandall in 1990 and his brother, Elmo Crandall in 1970. Memorial services will be held at Fay's Sugar Shack, RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads, PA on Saturday, December 21 (3 pm) with the Rev. Vincent Cooper officiating. Friends may contribute to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14902. (TGR, Thursday, December 19, 1996)

CULLEN –JOAN CULLEN KECK was born on July 27th 1926 to the late Thomas & Theodora (Covell) Cullen. She passed away at her home on Friday, June 2nd 2017, with her family by her side. Joan was an artistic woman who loved impressionist paintings, Broadway shows, Hollywood classic movies, reading the New York Post, swimming and always enjoyed a great steak.  She had a gift for growing gorgeous African violets and was rarely without a cherished dog by her side. Joan was very knowledgeable about her ancestry and was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She deeply loved her family and will be greatly missed by her five children, Jackie, Chuckie, Susan, Jim (Carol) and Brian Eldridge. She also leaves behind ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. We welcome all to join us in honoring the life of our beloved mother. Friends may call at the Baker Family Funeral Home on Wednesday June 7 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Interment to follow I Bentley Creek Cemetery, Gillett, PA. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in Joan’s memory to Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY.

DEWEY - Aber, Mrs. Hattie- aged 85, of 356 South Main Street, Elmira, died at the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira Friday evening, Feb 8 (1946) She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. R J Ferguson at home, Mrs. Edythe Chapdelain of Toronto, Canada and Mrs. H C Moyer of California; a brother Elmer Dewey, of Miami, Fla, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body was removed to the Soper mortuary here and will be taken to the Holly Funeral Home in Elmira Monday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery.

DICKERSON - AMES, Evelyn
Age 76, of Sumter SC, formerly of Gillett, PA, died Saturday Sept. 20, 2008, at Tuomey Hospital, Sumter, SC. Evelyn was born June 10, 1932 to the late Frank and Rosella Mercer Dickerson. She was predeceased by brother, Robert Dickerson Jan. 22, 2008. She married Byron Ames, April 22, 1950. Surviving is her husband of 58 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Jen of Gaffney SC, Gary and Christal of Dalzell SC, and Kelly and Teresa of Bury St., Edmunds, England; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary (Ken) Beauman, Dorothy Norton and Betty Austin all of Gillett, PA; brothers, Jerry (Beverly) Dickerson of Elmira, NY, William (Linda) Dickerson of Gallipolis, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. In addition, very special friends, Gerald and Linda Lands of Sumter, SC, and Leone Phillips of Gillett, PA. Evelyn worked at the A and P plant in Horseheads, NY and retired from Purolator in Elmira Heights, NY. She loved spending time with her family, camping and playing Bingo. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Berrytown Wesleyan Church, Rev. Andrew Phillips officiating. Interment at Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Flowers will be furnished by the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/25/2008   

DAKOTA S. DICKERSON age 12, of Bentley Creek, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at home, surrounded by his loving family, the Dickersons. Dakota was born March 20, 2003 in Sayre, Pa., son of Walter Dickerson Jr. He attended SRU Middle School and was about to enter the 6th grade this fall. Dakota loved going to school and all of his friends and teachers. He was an honorary fireman at East End Danville/Ridgebury and several other local fire departments. His hobbies included four-wheeling, fishing, hunting, camping, mowing the lawn, listening to music, R.C. cars. Dakota followed the New York Giants and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in NASCAR. Survivors include his dad Walter Dickerson Jr.; paternal grandparents, Walter and Debora Dickerson; aunt Melissa and uncle El of Pittsburgh; great-grandma, Barb Robbins of Corning; half-brothers, Zachary, Jessie, Joe and Thomas; half-sisters, Olivia, Kylie, Brooklyn and Kendra; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Dakota was predeceased by his great-grandparents, Robert Dickerson Sr., Mabel Dickerson, Earl Robbins Sr., his uncle Lee Dickerson and aunt Terri Dickerson. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. His Celebration of Life service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 p.m. with Pastor Robert Wuethrich of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family has requested that everyone attending Dakota's service wear bright, vivid colors to honor and celebrate his life. Memorial donations can be sent to the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 207, Wellsburg, NY to cover the cost of his final expenses. –Towanda Daily Review 8/4/2015

DICKERSON Lee R. Dickerson

45, of Pine City, N.Y., formerly of Ridgebury, Pa., died unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.  He was born on Oct. 22, 1966 the son of the late Robert and Mable Heinzelman Dickerson.  Lee was employed by Lewis Tree Service for over 25 years, and was well known for helping any of his co-workers in need and his giving attitude. He was a loving father and grandfather, who adored his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with his family. Lee was an avid NASCAR fan and loved driving pure stock race cars and enjoyed singing karaoke.  He is survived by his children, Ashley (Stan Matthews) Dickerson of Ridgebury, Pa.; sons Tony and Mike Dickerson of Elmira, N.Y.; his loving grandchildren Kaylee, Kalebn and Konnor who were his world; brothers Robert (Terri) Dickerson, Frank (Jackie) Dickerson, Wally (Debbie) Dickerson, and Chris (Renee) Dickerson; sisters Rose (Jeff) Ammerman and Patty (Butch) Jennings; his loving companion Laurie L'Amoureux; her children Katie (Jon) Stuart and Colt L'Amoureux; the mother of his children Cheryl Granger of Elmira, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Andy Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the: Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the funeral expenses.   Towanda Daily Review – December 14, 2011

 

Jeffery D. ELVIDGE, 38, of Towanda, PA died Saturday, February 17, 2007 unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born July 9, 1968 in Waverly, NY the son of Pete and Deborah Wilkinson Elvidge.  He was a resident of Futures residential group home.  He enjoyed daily participation in the SERVE program. Predeceased by Paternal grandparents James and Elma Elvidge formally of E. Smithfield, PA; and Maternal grandparents David and Bernice Wilkinson formally of Athens, PA. Survived by his Father Pete Elvidge and Jean Jones of Warwick, NY; Mother Deborah and Gary L. Wood of Bentley Creek, PA; brother Randy Elvidge of North Augusta, SC.  Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends may call Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church on the Berwick Turnpike from 5:00 to 7:00 PM; memorial service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor David Powell officiating. Burial will be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to: Futures 201 3rd St., Towanda, PA 18848

JEFFREY D. ELVIDGE, 38 of Towanda, Pa., died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born July 9, 1968 in Waverly, N.Y., he was the son of Pete and Deborah Wilkinson Elvidge.  He was a resident of Futures residential group home. He enjoyed daily participation in the SERVE program.  He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, James and Elma Elvidge, formerly of East Smithfield, Pa., and his maternal grandparents, David and Bernice Wilkinson, formerly of Athens, Pa.  He is survived by his father, Pete Elvidge and Jean Jones of Warwick, N.Y.; mother, Deborah and Gary L. Wood of Bentley Creek, Pa.; brother, Randy Elvidge of North Augusta, S.C.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church on the Berwick Turnpike.  A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor David Powell officiating.  Burial will be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to: Futures, 201 Third St., Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 2/20/2007

EVANS - MYRTLE STURDEVANT
 Myrtle R. Sturdevant, 94, of East Smithfield, PA died Thursday, September 5, 1991. She was born April 15, 1897 in Ridgebury Township, the daughter of Daniel and Almedia Rightmire Evans. Mrs. Sturdevant was a member of Grange for over 50 years and a member of the East Smithfield Garden Club and the Troy Senior Citizens. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie and Robert Walker of Elmira and Bernice and George McDonald of Big Pond, son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Janice Sturdevant of East Smithfield; sister, Valeda Buck of Elmira; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Helen Sturdevant of Athens; sisters-in-law, Viola Sturdevant, Agnes Hancock and Mabel VanBoncoten, all of Elmira. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on September 8 with interment to be in Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek. Friends wishing may contribute to the East Smithfield Garden Club in care of Geraldine Keeler, East Smithfield, PA 18817 in Mrs. Sturdevant's memory. (TGR, Thursday, September 12, 1991)

EVANS –VALEDA E. BUCK, 91, of Elmira, NY died Friday, January 6, 1995 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Born March 8, 1903 in Ridgebury, PA, she was the daughter of Daniel and Almedia (Rightmire) Evans.  She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, owned and operated Val’s Ceramic Shop for many years.  She was retire from the Elmira Housing Authority,  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Rosemary Buck of Endicott, NY; nieces, Bernice (George) McDonald of Big Pond, PA, Carrie (Robert) Walker of Elmira; nephews, Louis (Janice) Sturdevant of East Smithfield, PA; three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home January 9 with the Rev. Donald Hoff officiating and interment to be in Bentley Creek Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.

EVERSON –ARRETTA M. COOPER, age 81, of Gillett RR 1, PA died Wednesday, July 2, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mrs. Cooper was a member of the Bradford County Homemakers Club.  She was born July 11, 1915 in Smithfield Township, PA, the daughter of Eugene and Lucy Harris Everson.  She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Frank) Matkosky of Painted Post, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Norman (Ginger) Cooper and Ronald (Doris) Cooper, both of Gillett RR 2; sister, Ora Wakely of Nelson, PA; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lester, in 1990.  Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on July 4 with the Rev. Robert Weaver of the Gillett Baptist Church officiating and interment to be in Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FRANCIS HERBERT EVERSON age 47 of Wellsburg RD 2, Monday, August 2, 1965.  Body at Page Jamieson Funeral Home where friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Wallace McKnight.  Bentley Creek Cemetery.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Hilda Snow of Waverly, Pa., Mrs. Aretta Cooper of Gillett RD 1, Pa., Mrs. Ora Wakely of Nelson, Pa.; brothers, Horace of Wellsburg RD 2, Carl of Wellsburg RD 2, Theodore of Auburn, John of Lockport; several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of Waverly Moose Lodge No. 1490, United Electrical Local No. 310 of Elmira and was an employee of General Electric of Elmira for 14 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/1965

FARR –JACQUELINE (FARR) MCMANN, 83, of Springfield Township, Bradford County, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Twin Oaks Personal Care Home in Granville, PA with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late John McMann who passed away in 1990. The couple married July 7, 1951 and had 39 happy years together. Jacqueline was born on November 6, 1931 in Corning, NY, daughter of the late Henry and Gladys (Leonard) Farr. She was a catalog designer for Paper Magic in Troy, PA for many years. Jacqueline was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Big Flats, NY, and was also a member of the Troy Bowling League and the Rebekahs. Jacqueline is survived by her children: John (Irene) McMann of Almond, NY, Rebecca (Greg) Levanski of Needen, MA, James McMann of Ithaca, NY, and Faith DePew of Springfield Township, PA, her grandchildren Noah (Jennifer) DePew and Thadeus DePew, her great grandchildren: Lillian DePew, Emily DePew, Thadeus DePew, Tucker DePew, soon to be Cire' DePew her sisters Ann Potter of Horseheads, NY and Judy Lampman of Watkins Glen, NY, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, and long-time companion H. Phil Turner. Family and friends are welcome to gather at 12:00 noon on Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Bentley Creek Cemetery on the Berwick Turnpike in Bentley Creek, PA for the graveside service to honor Jacqueline's life with her pastor, Rev. Rick Price officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Jacqueline's memory to the First Presbyterian Church PO Box 454 Big Flats, NY or the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/25/2015

JEFFREY E. FREEMAN, 21, of Gillett RD 3, died suddenly on Sunday, Feb. 19, 1989.  He was born June 6, 1967 in Elmira, a son of Eugene and Patricia Wood Freeman.  Jeff was a 1985 graduate of SRU High School and a former employee of Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Co. in Elmira.  He is survived by his parents, Gene and Pat Freeman; a brother, Greg Freeman, all of Gillett RD 3, grandmothers; Mrs. Betty Freeman of Gillett RD 3 and Mrs. Mabel Wood of Milan; also several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Lattimer officiating.  Interment will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FREEMAN  John Harold "Big John", age 52, of Gillett (Centerville), PA, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 18, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. John was born October 20, 1953 in Elmira, NY, son of Betty J. (Leonard) Freeman and the late John H. Freeman. He was employed at Vulcraft and formerly worked with George Seeley Construction. John enjoyed going to races and spending time with his family and friends. Surviving are his fiancé, Dorene VanDewark of Wellsburg, NY; his mother, Betty J. Freeman of Gillett, PA; sister, Charlotte Mansfield and fiancé, Leonard Buckland of Elmira; brothers, Gene (Pat) Freeman and Mark (Deb) Freeman, all of Gillett, PA; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends. His father, John Henry Freeman; nephew, Jeff; and brother-in-law, Richard Mansfield, predeceased John. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, December 21, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, December 22, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Thursday, with Rev. Edward Crandall officiating. Interment will take place in Bentley Creek Cemetery in the spring.

FURMAN Howard B.
Age 84 of Bentley Creek, Pa. Thursday, Oct. 22, 1981. No prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend graveside services, Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek, Pa. Monday at 1 p.m. Survived by wife, Bertha; daughter, Mrs. Dana (Mary) Harkness of RD 1, Gillett, Pa.; son Gordon Furman of RD 1, Gillett, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Ida Vedder of RD 3, Columbia Crossroads, Pa. & Mrs. Lena Lathrop of Troy, Pa.; brother, Elmo Furman of Newburg, Pa.; 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home.

RUSSELL T. GARRITY passed away on April 14, 2015 in Vero Beach, Fla. surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Constance, and children, James Garrity of Sayre, Pa., Cynthia Garrity of Conklin, N.Y., Tyna and Brian Collier of Vero Beach, Fla., and John and Kim Garrity of Athens, Pa. He is survived by his sister, Margaret and Gary Culver of Sayre, Pa.; brothers, Howard Garrity of Waverly, N.Y., Edward and wife Bonnie Garrity of Sayre, Pa., and Wesley Garrity of Sayre, Pa. His oldest daughter, Deborah Garrity Landon of Canton, Pa., brother, William Garrity of Sayre, Pa. and brother, Ralph Garrity, and sister, Carol Garrity Barchok of Wilkes Barre, Pa., preceded him in death. His parents were Florence Jackson Brown of Wilkes Barre and Edward and June Garrity of Sayre, Pa. Funeral services were held on April 17, 2015 at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Vero Beach, Fla. Interment and burial, with full military honors by the Waverly, N.Y., Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be at 10 a.m. on May 16, at Bentley Creek, Pa. Cemetery. Russell proudly served in the United States Air Force. –Towanda Daily Review 5/10/2015

ELMER HALSTEAD of 516 Herrick St., formerly of Centerville, Pa.  Body at Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Geldmacher.  Bentley Creek Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/1963

HALSTEAD, Joseph S. Of Centerville, Pa
Age 84 of RD # 3 Gillett, PA (Centerville) died Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY.  Born July 19, 1913, he was the son of the late Smith and Nancy Lawlor Halstead.  Joe was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #517, Elmira, NY.  He was predeceased by a brother, Merrill Halstead.  Mr. Halstead is survived by beloved friend, Eleanor Bilinski of Centerville, Pa; daughters, JoAnn (Ralph) Nichols, and Joyce (Dennis) Sullivan both of Centerville, PA; Son William (Elisabeth) Halstead of Owego, NY; sisters, Kathryn Ruuspakke of Horseheads, NY, and Ellen Lusk of Arizona; brother, Kenneth Halstead of Chemung, NY; 9 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsburg, NY, Thursday evening 7-9 PM.  Funeral and committal services there immediately following at 9 PM.  Interment Bentley Creek cemetery, Bentley Creek, PA at the convenience of the family.  In Lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Tri-County Ambulance Fund in care of Diane Husted, RD#3 Box 76, Gillett, PA 16925 or the Ridgebury Little League, in care of Dennis Sullivan, RD#3 Box 56 Gillett, PA 16925.

HAYES Robert Kent
Age 79, of Bentley Creek, PA, died Sunday, December 23, 2007, at his home, of cardiopulmonary arrest. Bob was born on July 22, 1928 in Bath, New York, the son of Lawrence G. and Eleanor (Gray) Hayes. He was the husband of Lois (Cleveland) Hayes, to whom he was married on September 12, 1948. The couple had 59 happy years together. Bob was a Bentley Creek resident for over 52 years. For several years he and his father, Lawrence Hayes, owned and operated the Hayes Aluminum Awnings Company in Wellsburg, NY. After, Bob worked for many years as a road construction heavy equipment operator, and was part of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #542. Bob was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and was a kind and loyal friend to many area residents. He was an avid fisherman and a great storyteller with a wonderful sense of humor and curiosity about life and people. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved Bob Hayes. Survivors include his loving wife, Lois; his son, Martin "Marty" Hayes of Bentley Creek, PA; his three daughters, Karen Hazelton of Covington, PA, Terry Clark of Painted Post, NY, and Laurie Hayes of Pittsburgh, PA; his grandchildren, Aaron Greene, Evan Greene, Tiffany Palm, Kimberly Kulcavage, Mike Clark, Tim, Scott, Andy, and Travis Hazelton; five great-grandchildren; and his brother, Jerry Hayes of Ocala, FL. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Bob's funeral will follow at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2007, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/25/2007 - 12/26/2007.

HEINZELMAN –MABEL C. DICKERSON, 63, of Gillett, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at the Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington Township.  Born May 29, 1939, in Passaic, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Anna Goodell Heinzelman.  Surviving are: her husband, Robert Dickerson; sons, Robert E. (Terri) Dickerson Jr., of Elmira, NY, Frank (Jackie) Dickerson, of Gillett, Walter (Debbie) Dickerson, of Gillett, Lee (Cheryl) Dickerson, of W. Burlington, and Christopher Dickerson, of Gillett; daughters, Rosemary (Jeffery) Ammerman, of Ulster, and Patricia (Butch) Randolph-Jennings, of Columbia Cross Roads; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Duke (Donna) Heinzelman, of Monroeton,; sister, Doris (Donald) Ammerman of Ulster; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, Jerome (Beverly) Dickerson and William (Linda) Dickerson; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Leo) Norton, Evelyn (Bill) Ames, Mary (Kenny) Beauman and Betty Austin.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 23, 2003, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.  The funeral and committal service will be held there Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rick Wolf officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Bentley Creek Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial donations be directed to: Robert Dickerson, RR3 Box 253, Gillett, Pa. to help offset expenses incurred during Mabel’s illness.  Mabel’s family wishes to express a special thank you to Teresa Jennings and Bambi Jackson for the loving care that they gave Mabel.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DOT E. HELMAN, Corning, NY died January 5, 1999 at Corning Hospital after an extended illness.  She is survived by her daughter, Carol R. Smith of Bentley Creek, PA; grandsons, Glenn Smith of Sylvania, PA and Douglas Smith of Elmira, NY; granddaughter, Julie Smith of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; three great-grandchildren; a sister and four brothers; several nieces and nephews; friend, Yuonne Stervandent; family friend, David M. Hall.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert C. Helman and her grandson, Barry R. Smith.  Funeral services were held January 8 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY and the Rev. Donald Knapp officiating and burial to be in Bentley Creek Cemetery.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday,   January 14, 1999

HENDRICKSON –MARYANNE MUSHORN, 58, of Portland Street died at her home on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Born May 26, 1957 in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Raymond and Joyce Hendrickson. She loved working in the restaurant business as a cook and waitress and she also worked in the business of home improvement. Maryanne is survived by her husband Bernard J. Mushorn of South Berwick, Maine; two daughters, Rebecca Caruso of Delmar, N.Y., and Kristen Banick of St. Johnsville, N.Y.; mother, Joyce Hendrickson Fraley of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; three brothers, Joseph Hendrickson of Avon, N.Y., Jason Hendrickson of Avon, N.Y., and David Hendrickson of Leicester, N.Y.; a sister, Vivian Hendrickson of Mt. Olive, N.C.; and four granddaughters, one grandson, four nieces and one special pet, Buddy.  A graveside service will be held at the Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review 5/4/2016

HENRY Harry J. Age 85, of Bentley Creek, PA, died on October 23, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, of chronic lung disease. His one regret in life was smoking in his younger years. He was born on October 16, 1921 in Lawrenceville, PA, son of the late Mark and Rebecca Fish Henry. Harry served his country with the U.S. Army Company "L" in WWII from 1940 to 1945 where he served in the Philippines. He worked in a variety of jobs retiring from Facet in 1986. Harry loved and lived to dance, enjoyed music, golf and bowling weekly in two leagues. He became quite a baker in his later years, making homemade pies and cakes. He was proud to be called "Mr. Flexible" by his family, which gave all of us a good laugh. He attended His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads, NY, and was a former member of the Elmira Heights American Legion and VFW. Harry was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Doris Chamberlain Henry in 2002. He is survived by his son, Harry "Tom" (Vicki) Henry of Bentley Creek, PA; daughters, Marcy (Dale) Lenox of Chalfont, PA, and Lynn Henry (Dean Hill) of Longmont, CO; brother, Harold Henry (Nina Lencki), both of Horseheads, NY; very special friend, Anita Hinton of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Donna Chamberlain of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, on Wednesday, October 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, October 26, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. with Harry's special friend, Dr. Micheal Spencer (The Rev.) officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bentley Creek Cemetery, Bentley Creek, PA. The family graciously declines flowers and asks that donations be made to the American Lung Association, Elmira Heights American Legion, or to His Tabernacle Family Church, 70 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY 14845. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

HERRINGTON - NANCY L. McLAIN
 Nancy L. McLain, 34, Troy RR 2, PA, died Friday, July 22, 1994. She was born November 25, 1959 in Springfield, MA, daughter of Neil and Evelyn Herrington. Mrs. McLain was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church. She was a registered nurse and a former employee of the Troy Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Philip; children, Andrea and Scott Kelsall; sister, Laurie Dunn of Towanda; parents, Neil and Evelyn Herrington of Florida, formerly of Troy; grandfather, Gilbert Hawkins of Troy; also several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church on July 25 with the Rev. Harry Barrigar and the Rev. James Brown officiating and interment to be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg. Friends may contribute to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church Memorial Fund. (TGR, Thursday, August 4, 1994)

 

HILL Beatrice W. Hoose

a longtime resident of Centerville, Pa., was reunited with her beloved Theodore on Thur. Dec. 20, 2012 following declining health.  Born on June 25, 1937 in Mansfield, Pa., Bea was the daughter of the late, Frank and Ella Hill. She was employed by the Star Gazette for many years as a paper carrier and retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital where she worked in the Dietary Dept. She enjoyed all crafts and is remembered for her wonderful meals, care and love she gave freely. Bea always put the love of her family first in everything she did.  Surviving are her loving daughters, Robin (Steve) Nero of Centerville, Pa., and Tammy (Robert) Steele of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren, David (Corrine) Barrios, Samantha, Crystal, Matthew Leonard, Rodney Nero, Keith Blow and Jenny (Brad) Rank; three great-grandchildren; former son-in-law, Henry Blow; nieces, nephews and many family friends.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Theodore Hoose in 2005; her daughter, Cheryl Byerly in 2007; two great- grandchildren, Max and Shyann and was the last of eight siblings. Family and friends are invited to the First Baptist Church of Bentley Creek, Bentley Creek, Pa., where she was an active member, on Sun. Dec 23, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. She will be interred in the Bentley Creek Cemetery at her family’s convenience. Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, Elmira, has charge of arrangements.  Sayre Morning Times – December 22, 2012

 

HILL Malcolm Douglass Age 84, of Gillett, PA, died Saturday, September 3, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Bath, New York. He was born September 28, 1919, the son of the late Rev. Charles and Ruth (Douglass) Hill. Malcolm was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, a member of the Tobyhanna, PA, American Legion, served in the USAF during WWII and the Korean War. He loved music and enjoyed singing. Malcolm is survived by his wife of 57 years, Violet (Chamberlain) Hill; son, Douglass M. (Janice) Hill of Sayre, PA; daughter, Sherryl Hill of Gillett, PA; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Rev. David L. (Ellen) Hill of Amherst, NY; sister, Shirley West of Pickens, SC; and a very special cousin, Janet Williamson of Rochester, IN. In addition to his parents, Malcolm was preceded in death by his brother, Rev. Harland Hill. Family and friends are invited to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church on Tuesday, September 7, 2004, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Harry Barrigar officiating. Interment will be in the Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Malcolm's name to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.

SHERRYL L. HILL, 68, of Sayre, PA passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at home following an extended illness. Sherryl was born on June 9, 1948 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Malcolm Douglass and Violet Louise (Chamberlain) Hill. Sherryl attended SRU High School, graduating in 1966. While in school, she was a Pianist with the County Chorus, and was May Queen. Continuing her education, she attended the Robert Packer School of Nursing, graduating with her degree as a RN. During her career, she was employed with hospitals in Saudi Arabia, FL, Nyack, NY, Nashville, TN and the RPH in Sayre. An accomplished pianist, she enjoyed classical music. Sherryl is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Douglass “Doug” and Janice “Jan” Hill of Sayre, PA, her aunt Bernice Chamberlain of FL and her nephews, Christopher (Jaime) Hill of Greenwood, DE and their children and Kyle (Nicole) Hill of Frederica, DE and their children. At the request of family, there will be no calling hours or services. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Sherryl’s memory to: Area Agency on the Aging, 220 Main Street, Towanda, PA. –Corrected obit from the funeral home of the Towanda Daily Review 3/1/2017

HOLTON Larry William
Age 49, of Bentley Creek, PA, died at home in his sleep on December 26, 2007. Born June 25, 1958 in Troy Hospital, a son of the late Lulu L. and Gerald U. Holton of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and enjoying nature. Larry is survived by his wife, Diana; his children, Ryan (Nicky) Holton, Bentley Creek, Amanda (Jason) Holton, Athens, Derrick Holton, Scranton, PA; seven grandchildren; stepchildren, Daniel Hicks, Bentley Creek, Mike Hicks, Philadelphia; brothers, Gerald O. Holton (Susan R. Bambacie), and Gary (Theresa) Holton, both of Waverly, NY; sister, Sally Howe, Big Flats; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Sunday, December 30, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. followed by his Funeral Service immediately following at 4 p.m. Burial at the convenience of the family in Bentley Creek Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/29/2007.

 

HOOSE Janet I. McDermott

Age 83, died Independence Day 2011 to be reunited with her beloved husband, Donald. She was born March 30th, 1928 in Athens, PA the daughter of the late Arthur and Anna Laura (Brown) Hoose. She graduated from the East Smithfield High School class of 1946. She married Donald McDermott June 7th, 1947 and together they raised two children, daughter; Susan(Kerry) Jackson of Bentley Creek and son; Gary McDermott of East Smithfield; six grandchildren; Jeffrey Jackson, Scott(Amy) Jackson, Heidi (Matt) Wiles, Deborah McDermott, Christy McDermott, Jessica McDermott; and nine great grandchildren; Ashley, Matt, Rachel and Brenna Jackson, Alexis and Jade McDermott, Emma Peters, Keaton and Meghan Wiles; sisters, Loretta VanDyke of Waverly, and Alice(Doc) Monro. In addition to her husband Donald, Janet is predeceased by her sisters; Louise Stanton, Sunny Salter, brothers; Harold, Robert, and Ted Hoose. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Friday July 8th, 2011 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM and again from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral and committal services will follow the gathering hours at 7:00PM. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Graveside services will be held at the family’s convenience at the Bentley Creek Cemetery. Janet loved her family, friends, home, and work. She worked very hard at everything she did in life. She worked for DURA-BILT Products for 45 years. After her retirement she went back to work part time for several hours a week. She was a very detailed person, who always had a "TO DO" list. She loved everyone she knew, she was always known to have a very welcoming personality and warm smile. Memorials in Janet's name may be made to the charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – July 6, 2011

 

HOOSE   Theodore B. "Ted" Of Bentley Creek, PA Age 78, of Monkey Run Road, Gillett, PA, was born December 14, 1926 in Athens, PA, the son of the late Arthur and Laura (Brown) Hoose. "Ted" went home peacefully to be with his Lord on Monday, October 31, 2005, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Beatrice "Bea" (Hill) Hoose; beloved daughters, Cheryl Byerly and Robin (Steve) Nero, both of Bentley Creek, PA, Tammey (Robert) Steele of Mechanicsburg, PA; much-loved grandchildren, David, Samantha, Crystal, Matthew, Rodney, Keith, and Jenny; adored great-grandchildren, Trystan and Dillon; sisters, Janet McDermott of Bentley Creek, PA, Loretta (Paul) VanDyke of Athens, PA; Alice (Burdge) Monro of Canton, PA, Charlotte Salter of Farmerville, LA; sister-in-laws, Florence Hoose of Troy, PA, LaVara Hoose of North Carolina; along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Harold in 1958; sister, Louise Stanton in 1997; brother, Robert in 1999. "Ted" was an over the road truck driver for 41 years. He retired from the former Millbrook Bakery in Elmira and was a member of the teamsters. After his retirement, "Ted" drove his own truck for several years. He was a member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, serving as deacon, trustee, and usher. He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening; but most of all he loved his Church and his many friends in the Church. He often referred to them as his 'second family'. He was also a member of the Gillett Senior Center. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, November 3, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services honoring "Ted's" life will follow the visitation at 8:00 p.m. Pastor Bill Bardo, his pastor and friend, will celebrate the services. Interment will take place privately and at the convenience of the family in the Bentley Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, 134-A Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925. "Ted": We love you! Husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. We will miss you and love you always!

HOOVER Albert K.
Age 81, of Bentley Creek, PA, died Sunday, June 24, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family. He is the husband of Vera E. (Young) Hoover whom he married on July 5, 1946. The couple had 60 wonderful years together. Family and friends are invited to call from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Andrew J. Phillips of Berrytown Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in Bentley Creek Cemetery on Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Albert was born on May 5, 1926 in Wyalusing, PA. He was the son of the late Minor and Mabel (Bennett) Hoover. Albert was a World War II Army veteran, serving in both the European and Pacific Theatres. He was a Machinist for the Hilliard Corporation in Elmira, NY, for over 33 years. Albert attended the Berrytown Wesleyan Church where he was an usher, and was a past Trustee in the Bentley Creek Baptist Church. He was also a former member of the VFW and Moose Lodge in Sayre, PA, and is a member of the Ridgebury Sportsman's Club. Survivors include Albert's wife, Vera; his son, Albert K. (Elaine) Hoover, Jr. of Fairfax Station, VA; his daughter, Regina P. (Garry) "Jeanie and Jake" Inman of Ridgebury Twp, PA; his grandchildren, Jacob, Jennifer, and Jessica Inman, Jodi (Randy) Strait, Kelly Hoover and Michael Hoover, his special great-granddaughter, Kristina; his brother, Donald (Florence) Hoover of Lakeland, FL; his sister, Pearlena (Edward) Zubris of Towanda, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Albert was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Gail Lynn Hoover, who died on October 2, 1971; his brother, Edward Hoover; his sisters, Virginia Rickard, Garnetta Collins, Clarice Hawley, and Elizabeth Hoover.

HUNISINGER –DORIS A. HOWE, 74, of RR 1 Milan, Pa. formerly of Columbia Cross Roads died, Jan. 11, 2003 following an extended illness.  Doris was born Jan. 10, 1929 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of Clyde N. and Beulah Bennett Hunsinger.  She was a past member of the Church of God and President of the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club for several years.  She was a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She enjoyed playing the organ and creating wedding cakes.  Doris was predeceased by a brother Clyde L. Hunsinger.  She is survived by her husband LaVern, of 32 years, at home, daughter Susan Hutchinson of Sayre, Pal; son Dennis N. and Dorene Webster of Elmira, N.Y.; daughter, Bonnie and Ray Austin, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; daughter Karen and Ken Crandall of Sun City West, AZ; son terry and Ronda Howe, of Horseheads, N.Y.; son Rick Howe and his fiancée Tina Bishop, of Barton, N.Y.; son Mark and Peggy Webster of Bismark, N.D.; son Jody and Wendy Howe, of Troy, Pa.; son Garry and Melissa Howe, of Indian Town Gap, Pa.; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews; a brother Glenn R. and Mary Hunsinger, Sr., of Horseheads, N.Y.  The family will receive guests from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.  The memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  The Rev. Eric Ferguson, pastor of the Bentley Creek Wesylan Church will be officiating.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Bentley Creek Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Area Agency on Aging, 220 Main St., Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 

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