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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Big Pond Cemetery, Springfield Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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Big Pond - Hillside Cemetery Listing

TGR - Troy Gazette Register

 

 

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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) 

ALLYN Miss Jessie-72, lifelong resident of Springfield, died on Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Charles Allyn of East Smithfield. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Burr G Tobey of Maywood, Calif; a brother, Hugh Allyn of Ulster and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where funeral services will be held Monday at 2 pm. Rev. Willard Dekker will officiate with burial in Big Pond cemetery

BELT –MARY JEAN GRACE, 79, of Sullivan Street, Berwick, Maine, died Monday July 15, 2002 at Dover Rehabilitation & Living Center, following a period of declining health.  She was born in Los Angeles, California on August 13, 1922, the daughter of James and Myra Belt.  She had lived in this area since 1990, having previously resided in Big Pond, PA for 44 years of her marriage to Warren B. Grace, who died in 1989.  While growing up in California, she attended school and socialized with many famous individuals and actors.  Three of her friends included actors Jimmy Stewart, Lucille Ball and Mickey Rooney.  Race car driver Phil Hill, America’s first Formula One race car champion, taught her to drive around 1960.  During World War II, she worked as a riveter for McDonnell Douglas, helping to build airplanes.  Mrs. Grace was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed her family, music and dancing.  Surviving family members include a daughter, Suzanne Nurnberg of Franklin, Mass.; three sons, John Grace of Rochester, Jeff Grace of Sanbornville and Chris Grace of Walton, NY; a sister, Virginia Belt of Pacific Paliscades, CA; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  Family members and friends may call Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m. at H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main Street, Rochester, NH.  Funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  The Rev. Wayne Nelson, pastor of the Church of God in Rochester will officiate.  Burial will be later in Big Pond Cemetery in Pennsylvania.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

BELT Mary Jean GRACE, AGE 71, Formerly of Big Pond, PA died on Monday July 15, 2002 at the Dover Rehabilitation and Living Center, NH.  She was born in LosAngeles, CA on August 12, 1922, the daughter of James and Myra Belt.  She lived in Big Pond, PA for 44 years of her marriage to Warren B. Grace, who died in 1989.  A graveside service was held, Monday, July 22 at the Big Pond Cemetery, Big Pond, PA, with the Reverend Alison Grove officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Troy, PA.  TGR

BONNET - ELSIE HOPPAUGH
 Elsie (Bonnet) Hoppaugh, age 85, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. She was born on August 27, 1915 in Newark, NJ, a daughter of the late William and Elise (Claus) Bonnet.  Elsie was the widow of the late R. Leroy Hoppaugh who died on February 24, 1999. While living in New Jersey, Elsie was an active member of the Eastern Star, the Califon Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary and the Fairmount Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary. She volunteered at Robert Packer Hospital and was an active member of the Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary, giving almost 20 years of volunteer service at both hospitals. Elsie also volunteered her time tutoring children at the Springfield Elementary School in reading skills as well as tuturing in the Laubach Literacy Program.  She and LeRoy were couriers for the American Red Cross blood drives for several years. She is survived by her son, Raymond (Joann) Hoppaugh of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; daughter, Jane (Rick) Carlsen-Stapleton of Sayre, PA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by sisters, Julia Bonnett Voorheis and Dorthea Bonnet Flavell. Services were held March 17 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating and interment to be in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, PA. (TGR, Thursday, March 22, 2001)

BRACKMAN –MYRTLE IRENE BRACKMAN MOTT, age 87, of Troy died on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was born on Aug. 10, 1913, in Shunk, a daughter of the late Charles and Ina Bell (Lewis) Brackman.  Myrtle attended a variety of churches in the Troy area.  She was a member of the Troy Senior Citizens, and a 50 year member of the Windfall Grange.  Myrtle was also a member and past noble grand of the Golden Star Rebekah Lodge No. 462 in Troy.  She was an avid gardener and card player who enjoyed penny bingo at Hillcrest Apartments.  Myrtle is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Gloria) Mott of Big Pond and William (JoAnne) Mott of Greenville, S.C.; a daughter, Doris (Harold) Sargeant of Converse, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Roy Edkin, second husband, Franklin C. Mott; son Thomas L. Mott; grandson William R. Mott; sister, Nellie Denkenberger; and brother, John Brackman. Friends may call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, from noon to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lynn Ensign officiating.  Interment will be in Big Pond Cemetery. (Same as Hillside Cemetery) –Towanda Daily Review

BRACKMAN Myrtle Irene MOTT, age 87, of Troy, Pa, died on Tuesday, October 3, 2000 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was born on August 10, 1913 in Shunk, PA, a daughter of the late Charles and Ina Bell (Lewis) Brackman.  Myrtle attended a variety of churches in the troy area.  She was a member of the troy Senior Citizens, and a 50 year member of the Windfall Grange.  Myrtle was also a member and past Noble Grand of the Golden Star Rebekah Lodge #462 in Troy, PA.  She was an avid gardener and card player who enjoyed penny bingo at Hillcrest Apts.  Myrtle is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Gloria) Mott of Big Pond, PA, and William (JoAnne) Mott of Greensville, SC; daughter Doris (Harold) Sargeant of Converse, TX; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her first husband, Roy EDKIN; second husband, Franklin C. Mott; son, Thomas L. Mott; grandson, William R. Mott; sister, Nellie Denkenberger; brother, John Brackman.  Friends called at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, PA on Saturday, October 7. 2000 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  The funeral service was immediately following at the funeral home at 2 pm with the Reverend Lynn Ensign officiating.  Interment was in Big Pond Cemetery.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, October 12, 2000

BUCK - (Big Pond News) The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Buck died Saturday morning. Funeral was on Tuesday, and burial was in Big Pond cemetery. TGR 1922

FRANK O. CAMP
Frank O. Camp, 81, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA, died Tuesday, December 10, 1996. He was born August 14, 1915 in Towanda, PA to Louis and Emma Lou Bailey Camp. Mr. Camp was a former employee of American LaFrance Corp., Elmira, NY. He is survived by daughters, Ruth Vanderpool of Hainesville, GA, Mary Wood of Tioga, PA, Frankie Camp of Big Pond, PA and Linda Leonard of Houston, TX; sons, John Knapp of Crewe, VA, Ralph Knapp of Troy, PA, Frank Camp Jr. of Zephryhills, FL, Alfred Camp of Wellsboro, Charles Camp of Tioga, Bill Camp also of Tioga and Michael Camp of Battle Creek, MI; sisters, Laura Covey of Odessa, NY, Helen Stevey of New York state and Lillian McIntire of Wyalusing, PA; brother, Leonard Camp of Monroeton; 39 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Camp was predeceased by a son, Robert Camp in 1951 and brothers, Arthur and Albert Camp. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on December 13 with the Rev. John Thomson, pastor of the Big Pond Methodist Church, officiating and interment to be in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond. (TGR, Thursday, December 19, 1996)  [Note from Karen CAMP "Hackett - Hi Joyce, I was on line last night doing some research. I ran across my grandfather's obituary and I wanted to let you know that my grandfather Frank O. Camp was predeceased by a son Robert Knapp in 1951 not Robert Camp. My grandfather married my grandmother who was a widow with five children last name Knapp even though they married and he helped to raise these children they never used his last name, they had 7 additional children with the last name Camp. (Frankie, Frank, Alfred, Charles, Willliam, Michael and Linda) ]

WILLIAM L. CAMP - On the evening of Nov. 5, 2014, William L. Camp of Big Pond passed away quietly at Bradford County Manor. He was 65 years old. Born in Sayre on October 4, 1949, he was a son of Frank and Della (May) Camp. He was married to the former Kandace Corson, and together they raised three sons and shared 46 years. Mr. Camp was a self- employed landscaper, well-known throughout the area. He will be remembered as being a hard working devoted husband, father and grandfather with a friendly demeanor and keen sense of humor. Survivors include his wife, Kandace of West Burlington, sons Brett (and Jennie) Camp, Bryan (and Jennifer) Camp, all of Houston, Texas, and Bart Camp of Big Pond; brothers John Knapp of Va., Ralph (and Priscilla) Knapp of Troy, Frank Camp, Jr., of New Hampshire, Mike (and Ann) Camp of Gillett, and sister Linda Leonard of Texas; and grandchildren Christina, Mackenzie and Camille Camp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Robert Knapp, Alfred and Charles Camp, and sisters Ruth Vanderpool, Mary Wood and Frankie Camp. There will be a graveside service at Big Pond Cemetery Monday at 2 p.m., followed by a time of food and fellowship at the United Methodist Church. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review 11/9/2014

PHELPS ‘CARLTON’ CAMPBELL, age 85, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at the Bradford County Manor.  Phelps was born Oct. 1, 1916, in Windham, Pa., the son of the late Harry and Alta (Wakley) Campbell.  He was a member of the Big Pond Methodist Church.  Phelps loved to fish and bowl.  Phelps is survived by his son, Gary Campbell of Athens; daughters, Leah (Philip) Seymour of Big Pond, Betsy Owens of Elmira, N.Y., and Doris (Seward) Spencer of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and his brother, Louis (Clara) Campbell of East Smithfield.  In addition to his parents, Phelps was preceded in death by his wife, Helen B. Campbell.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation.  Burial will be at the Hillside Cemetery.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff on 3 West at the Bradford County Manor for their wonderful care of Phelps.  Also in lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Big Pond Methodist Church, Big Pond.

CLARK - Martha Clark Allen - (1930) Widow of Allison Allen, died last Friday, July 18th in her Springfield township home after and eleven day illness of measles. An unusually wide circle of friends and relatives mourn her loss. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Orpha Miller and Miss Jessie Allen at home; Daisy of Elmira; Mattie of Athens; Mrs. Wesley Berry of Springfield; three sons, Charles of East Smithfield; Hugh of Ulster; Max of Springfield; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Edith Bullock of Springfield; a brother Willis G Clark of Elmira; a half brother Timothy Leonard of Big Pond. The funereal was held at the family home Sunday at 2 pm. The Rev Mr. Mitchell officiated. Burial in the Pig Pond cemetery.

CLIVE Audrey (Clive) Leonard, 83, a long-time resident of Bentley Creek, went to be with the angels and her husband unexpectedly on Friday, March 5, 2010.  Born on July 6, 1926 in Birmingham, England, Audrey was the daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie (TOVEY) Clive. After graduating from high school in England she came to the United States when she was 19, and met and married Mark Leonard on Dec. 16, 1946, who had served in the U.S. Air Corp.  She is survived by: her three children and spouses, Brent (Sharon) Leonard of Azle, Texas, Sherri (JR) Dienst of Lakin, Kan., and Stacey (Michael) Beemer of Checkerville, Pa.; a brother, Raymond (Lynda) Clive in Birmingham, England; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and many dear friends that she enjoyed so much.  She is predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Mark Wayne Leonard, and a brother, John Clive of Birmingham, England.  She was a wonderful and caring mother and grandmother. She loved to knit, visit with friends, and collect antiques. She was also a long-time member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church.  In keeping with Audrey's wishes, a private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Big Pond Cemetery. Memorials in Mrs. Leonard's memory may be directed to the Bradford County Cancer Society Cancer Society Cancer Society Cancer Society , 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  March 07, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

 

CLIVE Audrey Clive Leonard

83, beloved widow of Mark Leonard, of Gillett, died on March 5, 2010 at Sayre's Robert Packer Hospital. Caring for her family and home was most important in Audrey's life. Surviving are children, Brent (Sharon) Leonard of TX, Sherri (Jr.) Dienst of KS, Stacey (Mike) Beemer of Gillett; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. In keeping with Audrey's wishes, a private service will be held at the Big Pond Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bradford Co. American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.- Elmira Star Gazette, Mar. 7, 2010  

 

COLE – NETTIE M. DUNBAR, 68, of Big Pond, Pa.; died Thursday April 11, 1985.  Born Sept. 11, 1916, in the Alba area near Armenia Mountain, she was the daughter of Charles and Mabel Leonard Cole.  She was a member of Big Pond United Methodist, the Ondawa Grange #174, and the Big Pond 39ers.  She is survived by her husband Harry; two daughters; Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Wilcox of Elmira Heights, N.Y., and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Burns of Danville, Va.; two sons; Ronald Dunbar of Horseheads, N.Y., and Duane Dunbar of Big Pond; two brothers, Walter Cole of Snedekerville, Pa., and Charles Cole of Philadelphia; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Big Pond United Methodist Church in Big Pond, Pa., Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Michael Trimmer officiating.  In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the Big Pond United Methodist Church memorial fund.  Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.  (Buried Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond.)

 

CRAIG Arlene Beverly Craig Snedicor

age 86, peacefully went to be with her Lord while at home on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. She was born July 18, 1925, in Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, to Benjamin and Gladys Grace Craig.  Arlene attended Troy High School and graduated from Mansfield Teachers College in 1950.  In 1959, she married Ronald Louden Snedicor. Arlene lived in the Big Pond, Pennsylvania area before her marriage and in Athens, Pennsylvania after her marriage. She worked as an Elementary Teacher at Gladys Burnham Elementary, in Ridgebury, Pa., and Chemung, N.Y., and later as the first Special Education Teacher for BLaST I.U. 17 in Bradford County and Athens Area School District, retiring in 1985.  As a child, Arlene was stricken with polio and went on to persevere in her endeavor to be a teacher. Arlene will be remembered for her many years as a teacher.   Arlene was a member of the North Waverly Chapel, the 39ers, and served her church as head of family fellowship dinners and meals for VBS. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was wellknown for her delicious pickles. She had a gift for hospitality that was enjoyed by her many friends and family. Aspecial joy for Arlene was the Christmas caroling parties she hosted.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald in 1973, as well as her parents Benjamin and Gladys Grace Craig and siblings: Mary Lucille Wilcox, Wanda Jean Lee, Thomas Stuart Craig, Joseph Benjamin Craig, and Wilma Grace Schill Stewart.  Arlene is survived by her devoted daughter Dolores “Dee” Snedicor Smith, her brother and sister-in-law Robert and Doris Craig, as well as many nieces and nephews and her faithful border collie Murphy.  A Memorial Service will be held at North Waverly Chapel, 38 State Route 34, Waverly, N.Y., on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. The family request that relatives and friends wear red in memory of Arlene as red was Arlene’s favorite color.  A private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at the Big Pond Cemetery.  The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Thanks to the many care aides, including Rachel Vandyke and Liz Hubert, for their help and support throughout her illness, as well as, family and friends for their support. We would also like to express appreciation to the Greater Valley Van and Ambulance Crew, the nurses on SW6 at the Robert Packer Hospital, and hospice home care aides for their kindness and compassion throughout.  Memorial contributions are welcome and may be directed to the North Waverly Chapel, 38 State Route 34, Waverly, NY 14892-9702 or Stray Haven Humane Society and SPCA, Inc., 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, New York 14892.   Sayre Morning Times – April 4, 2012

 

CRAIG – MRS. MARY L. WILCOX of Big Pond, Pa., Sunday September 16, 1973.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg Monday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Frank Monroe of the Big Pond United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment in Big Pond Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Survived by her husband, Glenn; daughters, Mrs. George (Glenna) Sargeant of Fairbanks, Alaska; one son, Joe Wilcox of Big Pond, Pa.; mother, Mrs. Gladys Craig of Milan RD, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Wilma Stewart and Mrs. Jean Lee, both of Columbia Cross Roads RD, Pa. and Mrs. Arlene Snedicor of Athens, Pa.; brothers, Stuart Craig of Big Pond, Pa., Robert Craig of Milan RD, pa.; one grandchild, Amy Sargeant of Fairbanks, Alaska; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Wilcox was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of the Big Pond Area.  –Elmira Star-Gazette -9/17/1973

CRAIG - Wanda Jean (Craig) Lee, 80, of Springfield, Pa., died on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, at her home. She was the loving wife of Theodore E. "Ted" Lee. The couple married on July 1, 1955 and had 52 happy years together. Funeral services and burial in Hillside Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of Jean's family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Jean was born on July 21, 1927 in Big Pond, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Gladys A. (Grace) Craig. Jean graduated from Troy High School, class of 1946. She worked for the Remington-Rand Corp. for 28 years. Jean was a life member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church, and was a member of the 39er's Club. To Jean, family was the most important thing in the world. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was an excellent cook and baker; no one could a better German chocolate cake than Jean could. Her family will sadly miss Jean. They include her husband Ted, her sons: Richard (Barbara) Craig of Owego, N.Y. and Steven (Annette) Lee of Springfield, Pa., her daughter Penny (Joe) Kenyon of Springfield, Pa., her grandchildren: Jon (Summer) Craig, Michael Craig, Kendra (Kip) Seaver, Danielle (Rob) Congdon, Christopher Lee, Jessica Lee, Eric (Greta) Kenyon, Jason Lee and friend Emily Harkness, her great grandchildren: Saydi, Skie, Cameron, Stone, Chad, and a soon to be expected great grandson. Her family also includes her brother Robert (Doris Ann) Craig of Milan, Pa., her sister Arlene Snedicor of Athens, Pa., and many nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her parents, her brothers: Stewart and Joe Craig, and her sisters: Wilma Stewart and Mary Wilcox. The family has asked that to honor Jean's memory, memorial contributions may be make to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review  1/8/2008.

CRAIG - WILMA C. STEWART
Wilma C. Stewart, 82, of the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA died Thursday, January 25, 1996. She was born August 22, 1913 in Big Pond, PA, the daughter of Benjamin Craig and Gladys Grace Craig. Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church and the Thirty Niners Ladies Club. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Vern Vosburg of East Smithfield, PA; daughter, Carol Adams of Wysox, PA; sisters, Arlene Snedicor of Sayre, PA and Jean Lee of Big Pond; brother, Robert Craig of Big Pond; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husbands, Leslie Schill and Guy Stewart; sister, Mary Wilcox; and brothers, Joe and Stuart Craig. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on January 27 with the Rev. Albert Craig officiating and interment to be in Hillside Cemetery in Big Pond. (TGR Thursday, February 1, 1996)

 

DICKERSON Daniel

Big Pond News) The body of Daniel Dickerson of Chemung, N.Y. was brought here for burial on Monday. tgr 1922  

BRIAN JAY DUNBAR
 Brian Jay Dunbar, 33, of New York City and formerly of Big Pond, PA, died Tuesday, November 26, 1991 at the Cabrini Medical Center, New York City, after a brief illness. Brian was a 1976 graduate of Troy High School and a 1980 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.  He worked summers during college at the Berkshire Playhouse, Stockbridge, MA. Since college he'd worked on Broadway for Iron Mountain Productions.  He was assistant company manager for Social Security, The New Odd Couple, The Real Thing, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. He was road company manager for Broadway Sound and was company manager for the Whoopi Goldberg Show, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and most recently, Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers. He is survived by his parents, Dilmon and Lola Dunbar, brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Traci, all of Big Pond; another brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Olwen of Torrance, CA; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and James Kilzer of Buffalo, NY; nephews and nieces, Brad and Seth Kilzer, Tyler and Jonathan Dunbar, Christine Dunbar; very good friends, Glen Gardali and Helga Jones. Funeral services were held November 30 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY with the Rev. David Watkins officiating and interment to be in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond. The family wishes memorials to be sent to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947 or a charity of one's choice. (TGR, Thursday, December 5, 1991)

DUNBAR –DORIS J. (DUNBAR) CRAIG, age 84 of Big Pond, PA died on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  She was the daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Kellogg) Dunbar.  Doris was born on June 3, 1920 in Big Pond, PA.  She was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church, a member of the Republican Women’s in Bradford County, PA and a member of the 49ers.  Doris attended school in Elmira Heights, NY and graduated from Troy High School.  Doris is survived by sons, Wendell (Nancy) Craig of New York City, James (Connie) Craig of Towanda, PA and Ben (Donna) Craig of Towanda, PA; daughters, Connie (Gary) Tiffany of Sayre, PA and Laurie (Garret) Madsen of Oakhurst, CA; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Bob) Greenough of Big Pond, PA; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, her husband, T. Stuart Craig; brothers, Earl and Leslie Dunbar; and a sister, Thelma Rice, preceded Doris in death.  Family and friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday March 16th at the Big Pond United Methodist Church, there will be visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. with funeral services immediately following.  The Reverend Nettie Treat will be officiating.  Interment will be at the Big Pond Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Doris’ name may be directed to the Big Pond United Methodist Church, Big Pond, PA.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

DUNBAR Eudora D. (Dunbar) Bovier

Age 93, of North Lake Road, Big Pond, Pa., died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor West Burlington, PA. Eudora was born June 2, 1918 in Big Pond daughter of the late Romie and Coral (Smith) Dunbar. She attended a one-room schoolhouse for eight years and was a graduate of the Troy High School class of 1936. Eudora earned her Bachelors Degree from Mansfield State College and her Masters Degree from Columbia University. She taught school for 12 years in Pennsylvania beginning in rural one-room schools in Berrytown, Big Pond and Bentley Creek, Pa. She also taught in Troy Elementary School and three years in Bradford, Pa. She then moved to Long Island to teach school in Southampton, N.Y. for two years and then finished her teaching career in Lynbrook, N.Y. where she taught for twenty-four years and retiring in 1975. During this time she was a world traveler. In 1972 she made a trip around the world in 42 days visiting 13 countries. Eudora made many trips to Europe and visited every state except Alaska.  On Jan. 1, 1980 she married Coy Bovier with whom she had gone to high school with. They met at their 40th high school class reunion and were happily married for 20 years. They spent their summers at her cottage on Lake Ondawa, Pa., and winters in his home in August, GA. Her husband Coy died in September 1999. She was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, 76-year member of the Ondawa Grange, Big Pond and Ladies of Lake Ondawa.  Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Dilmon and Lola Dunbar of Big Pond, Pa.,; step-son, Audie and Sharon Bovier of Martinez, Ga.; step-daughter, Tina Bovier of Augusta, GA,; step-grandchildren, Scott, Margo and Danielle Bovier; a step-great-granddaughter, Arianwyn Bovier; her nieces and nephews, Glenn (Marianne) Dunbar, Judith (Jack) Burke, Janet (Barry) Jones, Diane (Roy) Andrus, Gail (Charles) Roberson, LaRue (Nancy) Montanye, Jan (Hugo) Castillo, Dale Dunbar, Karen (James) Kilzer, Gene (Olwen) Dunbar; and special gentleman friend Kirt "Bill" Kistler.  Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the Big Pond United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at 1 p.m. with Reverend Rich Noggle officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorial donation are directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901.  Towanda Daily Review – June 28, 2011

 

HARRY J. DUNBAR
Harry J. Dunbar, 81, of Big Pond, PA died Friday, January 11, 1991. He was born July 23, 1909 in East Smithfield Township, son of Etta May and Stanley Dunbar. He was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church and was an active 39-year charter member and first president of the Big Pond Lions Club.  He was predeceased by his wife Hattie and granddaughter, Pamela Dunbar. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Robert Wilcox of Elmira Heights, daughter, Nancy Burns of Key West, FL, sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Vera Dunbar of Horseheads and Duane and Donna Dunbar of Big Pond; sisters, Ruth Mitchell of East Smithfield and Mrs. Dorothy Chamberlain of Bentley Creek; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held January 14 at the Big Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Watkins officiating and burial to be in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond.  Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. Contributions may be directed to the Big Pond United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Leland Robbins, RD 2, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. (TGR, Thursday, January 17, 1991)

DUNBAR, Helen B. Campbell, age 81, formerly of Big Pond, PA, died January 8, 1997 in Laporte, PA. Mrs. Campbell was born in East Troy, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Smith Dunbar.  She was a member of the Big Pond Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Phelps (Carlton) Campbell; daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Seward Spencer of Elmira Heights, NY, Leah and Phillip Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA and Betsy (Ray) Owens of Austinville, PA; sisters, Marjorie Goodrich and Hazel Harkness of Gillett, PA; brother, Frank Dunbar of East Troy; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on January 12 with the Rev. John Thomson officiating and interment to be in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond.  Contributions may be made to the Big Pond United Methodist Church in care of Anita Fay, Box 224, RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914 in Helen’s memory.

DUNBAR - MONTANYE
Madeline Dunbar Age 84, Bentley Creek, PA, joined the angels on August 4, 2005 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. She was born in Big Pond, PA, on January 15, 1921 to Romie and Coral Smith Dunbar. She was a 1938 graduate of Troy High School. She was a graduate of Del Kader French School of Beauty Culture in Elmira, NY. In the early 1940's she operated a beauty shoppe from her home in Big Pond and also helped her husband run the Big Pond Grocery Store. They later moved to Bentley Creek and always lived in the Tuton House. She was a telephone operator for the Bentley Creek Exchange. Her greatest interests in life were her home and family. She loved children and was a Girl Scout and 4-H leader. She was predeceased by her husband, La Rue on February 21, 2005 after 63 years of marriage. She is survived by children, Diane (Roy) Andrus of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Gail (Charles) Roberson of Casselberry, Florida, Dr. LaRue R. (Nancy) Montanye of Muncy, PA and Jan Marie (Hugo) Castillo of Manzanillo, Mexico; her grandchildren, Lisa Williams (Tom Padikal), Rick (Sue) Williams, Charles David (Jeri) Roberson, Kimberly (Phillip) Powell, Pamela and Mark Montanye, Hugo, Jr., Karla, Kevin and Derek Castillo; great-grandchildren, Caylin and Derrick Williams, Joshua and Lauren Roberson and Madison Powell; also survived by sister, Eudora Bovier; brother, Dilmon (Lola) Dunbar; and sister-in-law, Carol Montanye; brother-in-law, Ansel Young; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Sinclair Dunbar; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alonzo and Carolyn Dunbar, Lavern and Laverna Dunbar; brother-in-law, Coy Bovier. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main St., Wellsboro, NY, on Tuesday evening, August 9, 2005, with the funeral service at 7 p.m. conducted by Rev. Nettie Treat. Burial will be at a later date in the Big Pond Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Big Pond Church or the Ridgebury Ambulance Association.
Big Pond, Bradford Co., PA

LYNN F. EIFFERT, 77 for Troy RD 2 died Wednesday July 30, 1986 at home.  He was born May 28, 1909 in East Smithfield the son of Frances and Belva Hicks Eiffert.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy.  He was a foreman at the Eclipse Plant in Elmira Heights during World War II and he was also a farmer in Berrytown for 18 years.  He was a milk inspector with the Troy Dairy Farms and was assistant superintendent of highways.  He was former owner of Troy Lunch and was a charter member of the Big Pond Lions Club and a member of the Ondawa Grange #174 and the Elmira Iva Masonic Lodge #397 F&AM.  He was advisor for Troy Eastern Star Lodge #261 and he was an owner of harness racehorses for 20 years.  Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Mary Williams Eiffert; sons, Phil Eiffert of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, Russell Eiffert of Plainfield, N.J., Merle R. Eiffert, Troy RD 1; daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Eleyse) Ross of Troy RD 3; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Trimmer and the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating.  Burial will be in Big Pond Cemetery (Hillside Cemetery).  Memorials may be directed to the Big Pond Lions Club in care of Don Grace, RD 2 Columbia Cross Roads.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

FAY M. Duane Fay

age 81, of Columbia Cross Roads, died at home on July 22, 2011 surrounded by his very loving family.  Duane was born on August 4, 1929 to the late Howard and Marjorie (Smith) Fay at their home. Duane graduated from Troy High School in 1947, married his high school sweetheart, Anita J. Page, on April 23, 1949, happily married for 62 years, and blessed with five children. Duane farmed Fay’s Dairy and Maple Farm and was also a carpenter by trade. He along with his family produced and supplied maple products from this farm, which Duane’s father started in 1937. At present, this farm is being run by third and forth generations. Duane was a lifetime member of the Faith Community United Methodist Church where he served on the Ad Council, was a trustee and snag in the choir. He was a charter member of the Big Pond Lions Club for 59 years serving in the capacity of all offices. Duane, with the assistance of the Big Pond Lions Club and his family, put on “Pancake Days” each spring for the last 25 years to help raise money for this local charity. During his years of service to the Lions Club, he received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in 1991, which is the highest award given in Lionism and also received the Presidential Award in 1983 which is the second highest award given in Lionism. He helped sponsor new lions members, was Key Award Member, Club Committee Chairman for his club, served on Sight Conservation Committee, Lions Coordinator between the Lions and Boy Scouts, Lions Softball Tournament Chairman, Chairman of the Fish Fry Project for his club, Chairman of Lake Ondawa Dances, organized and chaired the Lions and Ridgebury Fireman’s Bingo, was instrumental in a lease agreement at Lake Ondawa for the ball park and picnic pavilion, end man in the Big Pond Minstrel Show. He was also District Chairman, Zone Chairman, Deputy District Governor, and Leader Dog Chairman from 1975 for many years. He has collected well over $50,000 plus to date for the Leader Dog for the Blind Program and started the puppy program in Bradford County, organized a Leader Dog Bowling Tournament in Troy, Pa., every year had a special trophy made for the largest contributor made to the Leader Dog for the Blind Program from District 14-G as well as assisted the Wells-Jackson club to organize a public fish fry. Duane also served as a director of the Endless Mountain Maple Association.  There were several civic committees and local associations of which Duane was an active member. He was always available to assist those in need through different organizations in his community of just lend a helping neighborly hand when needed. Duane was a constant loving support to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren looking forward to being in all aspect of their lives when possible.  Duane is survived by his loving wife Anita J. (Page) Fay of Columbia Cross Roads, children, Brenda (Dale) Wooster of Troy, PA, Gregory (Mary) Fay of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Douglas (Cindy) Fay of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Maureen (David) Hanson of Granbury, Texas, and Diana (Mark) Adams of Granbury, Texas. Duane was also blessed with 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Duane was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Marjorie Fay, sister, Betty Jean Fay, brothers, Merwin Fay, Gaylord Fay and Bryce Fay.  Family and friends are invited to call Monday, July 25, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Duane’s funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the Faith Community United Methodist Church, Big Pond, Pa., with the Reverend Richard Noggle officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, Pa.  In lieu of flowers memorials in Duane’s name may be sent to, Faith Community United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Soper, 2747 Big Pond Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914 or to the Leader Dog For the Blind, Big Pond Lions Club, c/o Larue Austin, 2736 Big Pond Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914.   Sayre Morning Times – July 23, 2011

 

MERWIN F. FAY of Bentley Creek, PA, age 77 died Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at home.  He was born October 17, 1923, the son of the late Howard and Marjorie Smith Fay.  He graduated from Troy High School and he married Harriet Lamb of Ulster February 4, 1950.  She preceded his death on December 28, 1996.  Merwin was a carpenter all of his life and a member of Big Pond United Methodist Church and the Ridgebury Fire Company.  Merwin was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He loved being with his family and enjoyed farming.  His hobby was showing his 1932 Model B Ford Car.  Survivors include his children, Coreen (Corky) and John Harkness, Dana and Jean Fay, Marsha and Curtis Card all of Bentley Creek, PA; grandchildren, Derek Harkness of Bentley Creek, PA; Denise and Michael Newman of Waverly, NY and Trina and Kendra Card and Shelby Fay, all of Bentley Creek, PA; great-granddaughter, Kylie Newman of Waverly, NY; brother, Duane Fay of RD 3 Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  He was predeceased by a brother, Gaylord.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY Saturday 3 to 6 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there immediately following at 6 p.m. Rev. Lynn Ensign of the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church officiating.  Interment will be Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, PA at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

 

FRANCISCO –JUANITA M. JOHNSON, 75, of Athens, Pa., passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. She was born on July 1, 1939 in Milwaukee County, Wis., a daughter of the late Orville F. and Loretta B. Phillips Francisco. Juanita was a huge Atlanta Braves fan. She enjoyed Bingo, the casinos, traveling, spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, and she also enjoyed her past experiences volunteering at the hospital. She enjoyed shopping and vacations with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She really enjoyed all of the holidays and spending it with her loved ones. She is predeceased by her parents; her husband Gerald W. Johnson; sister Arlene and Arnold Franks; brother, Orville Francisco; nephew, Brian Eddy and niece Chris Bourff. She is survived by her children Susan Johnson, East Smithfield, Pa., Gerald Johnson Jr., East Smithfield, Pa. and Charles and Rita Johnson, Edinburg, Va.; grandchildren Deb McDermott, Athens, Pa., Christy McDermott, Milan, Pa., Jessica McDermott and fiancé Randy Evans, Wysox, Pa., Troy Harwood, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Amy Johnson, Edinburg, Va. and Aaron Johnson and fiancé Cherokee Crothers, Edinburg, Va., and John Jimenez, Forestville, Va.; great-grandchildren Alexis McDermott, Emma Peters, Jade Wood, Mason Evans, Nate Evans, Autumn Harwood, Hailey Rose, and Tony, John Jr., Steven, Jasmine and Daniel Jimenez; sister Lorraine Francisco, Tucson, Ariz. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends and family may call Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Stan Gill of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating. Burial will be in the Big Pond Cemetery, Springfield, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in Juanita's memory to American Heart Association, 5455 N. High Street, Columbus, OH. –Towanda Daily Review 1/19/2015

 

RALPH O. FROELICH, age 82, of Big Pond and Tampa, FL, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Ralph was born October 18, 1931 in Evansville, Indiana into a musical family son of the late Jacob & Elizabeth (Wagner) Froelich. Ralph served his country with the US Army. He was a graduate of Julliard School of Music and was a professional classical musician. Everyone in Ralph’s family played piano or sang. In the 5th grade his school had an orchestra and a band. The family owned a French horn and a trumpet. He wanted to play the trumpet because his older brother did, but he and his mother tried to fix the family trumpet with a screwdriver they put the screwdriver into the valve and it could no longer be played, so he had to play the French horn. In his Junior year of high school he went to Chicago where he met Walter Handle. That meeting changed his life forever by him being accepted into the Julliard Orchestra. When he graduated from Julliard he began his career as a chamber musician. He was very well known around the world. Ralph played all over the world as a chamber musician and soloist. The United States Cultural Attaché sent his group to Russia, South America, and the Far East and to Europe yearly as a soloist and in a woodwinds quintet as a representative of the United States Culture in all of these places. He performed for local people, Kings and Queens. He was made a Knight in a country that is no longer a friend to America, there was no castle so we can’t move back. He was also retired from the University of South Florida where he was a professor of music. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to honor Ralph’s life on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Big Pond United Methodist Church. Ralph was married to the former Marilyn A. Laughlin and they have celebrated 54 years of marriage. Surviving in addition to Marilyn are a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas (Tracy) Froelich of Canton, PA a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Claire (Brian) Price of Panama City Beach, FL, three grandchildren, Owen Froelich, Elden Froelich and Louise Price a sister, Louise Froelich of Austin, TX, several nieces, nephews and friends. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, two brothers Henry and Richard Froelich and a sister Katheryn. Memorial contributions in Ralph’s name may be made to the Big Pond Cemetery, c/o Dilman Dunbar 84 Dubert Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA. –Vickery Funeral Home Record 9/5/2014

 

GLORE  Mrs.  Eva Glore Smith died at her home in Big Pond yesterday morning at 4:20.  She was 33 years old and is survived by her husband Greeley, and two small children, Barbara and Shirley, her mother, Barbara GLORE of Batavia; one brother, Fred, of Batavia; and four sisters, Mrs. James Trimmus of Rochester, Jrs. Max Ellwood of Brooklyn, Mrs. Ella Burdette of Oakfield, NY, and Mrs. August Mingle of Batavia. The funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the M.E. church at Big Pond with burial at Big Pond cemetery.  The Rev. W. W. Strite of East Smithfield will officate.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review-Jan. 27, 1930. 

 

W. BERNARD GRACE, 69, Columbia Cross Roads, RD 3, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born Sept. 17, 1919 in Big Pond, the son of Seville and Mattie Smith Grace.  He was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church.  He was a veteran of  World War II serving with the U.S. Air Force.  He was president of the Big Pond Cemetery Association and was a Springfield Township supervisor.  He was a retired farmer and a former truck driver for National Homes and Dalrymples.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary (Billie) Grace; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Steven Nurnburg of Franklin, Mass.; sons, John Grace of Elliott, Maine and Christin Grace, Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Marcia Grace of Gonic, N.H.; five grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Anne Eldred of Greene, N.Y.; one niece and four nephews.  There will be on calling hours.  The funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with full military honors with the Rev. David Watkins officiating.  Burial will be in Big Pond Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Ridgebury Ambulance Association or Big Pond United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HARKNESS –LAVERNA C. DUNBAR, 92, of Columbia Cross Roads, RR 2, died Wednesday, May 15, 1996, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  She was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church, where she was the organist and pianist for many years.  She was a member and past president of the United Methodist Women of the church.  LaVerna bowled until 1994, when she was then inducted into the Troy Terrace Lanes Bowling Hall of Fame.  She had the bookmobile station in her home for the Bradford County Library and she was a Big Pond correspondent for the Troy Gazette Register.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Ronald Rabenold of Florence, Ky.; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Marianne Dunbar of Columbia Cross Roads, RR 2, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one nephew; and a special friend, Pam Haven.  Laverna was predeceased by her husband, LaVerne Dunbar in 1968; and a brother, Oakley Harkness.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 17, 1996.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the Big Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Maxine Mills officiating.  Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, Pa.   Memorials may be directed to the Big Pond United Methodist Church or the Bradford County Library.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HOPPAUGH Raymond L. Hoppaugh

69, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died on Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was the loving husband of Joann (Ulmer) Hoppaugh. The couple married April 9, 1965 and had 46 happy years together.  The graveside service to honor Ray's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Hillside (Big Pond) Cemetery on the Big Pond Road in Big Pond, Pa., with Rev. Richard Noggle of the Big Pond United Methodist Church officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.  Ray was born on Feb. 2, 1942 in Califon, N.J., son of the late Russell L. and Elsie (Bonnet) Hoppaugh. After college Ray took on his lifelong career as a dairy farmer. Ray was also employed as a dairy nutritionist for the Pennfield Feed Company out of Lancaster County, Pa., and retired on Aug. 18, 2010. Back in New Jersey he was a member of the Fairmont Fire Company in Long Valley, and was a member of the Progressive Dairymen's Association here in Pennsylvania and an esteemed member of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.  Ray is survived by: his wife, Joann; his son, Daniel (Kim) Hoppaugh of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; his grandchildren, Daniel Jr. and Paige Lin; his nephew, Matthew Carlsen; and nieces, Pamela (Eric) Simcoe and France (Wayne) Huddleson. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Jane Carlsen Stapleton.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ray's memory to the Dialysis Unit of Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Sq., Sayre, PA 18840, or to the Bradford County Public Library, 16093 Route 6 Troy, PA 16947, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850.   Towanda Daily Review – July 13, 2011

  

HUGGINS -  Savill S. Huggins - a native of New York state who since 1855 had lived on the same farm at Big Pond, died last Sunday. He was a member of the Trojan lodge of Masons, an Odd Fellow and a Granger. One daughter survives, Mrs. Eva Voorhis of Elmira Heights. The funeral and interment were at Big Pond.

JOHNSON, GERALD W.,   Gerald W. Johnson, 47, of Mount Jackson, VA formerly of East Smithfield, died November 12, 1986 in Winchester, VA.  His survivors include Esther Eddy of Austinville, PA and father, Leon Johnson of Bowling Green, VA; his wife, Juanita; daughter, Mrs. Gary (Susan) McDermott of East Smithfield; sons, Gerald Johnson Jr and Charles Johnson both at home; sisters, Sharon Coxhead of Johnstown, PA, Darlene Salada of Tower City, PA, Lois Taylor of Bowling Green, VA and Judy Withey of Ulster; brothers, Dean and Duane Johnson, Donald and Gary Eddy, all of Austinville, PA and Leon Johnson Jr. of Bowling Green, VA; three granddaughters and one grandson; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Johnson was born in Sayre, PA on July 19, 1939.  He was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church and was a truck driver for Blue Diamond Trucking Co., of Baltimore, MD.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on November 15 with Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating and interment to be in Big Pond Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  (TGR Nov. 20, 1986)

LAMB, Harriet R. Fay, 66, of Bentley Creek, PA, died Sunday, December 29, 1996 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness.  Born on June 14, 1930 in Ghent, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Adis Lattimer Lamb.  She graduated from Smithfield High School in 1948.  She worked for Artistic in Elmira, was the Ridgebury Township auditor for several years and was employed by the First National Bank in East Smithfield for over 25 years until her retirement.  She was a member of the Big Pond Methodist Church.  Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Mervin Fay; children, Coreen (Corky) and John Harkness, Dana and Jean Fay and Marsha and Curtis Card, all of Bentley Creek; grandchildren, Derek Harkness of Bentley Creek, Denise and Michael Newman of Waverly, NY and Trina and Kendra Card and Shelby Fay, all of Bentley Creek; a sister Doris Craig of Milan, PA; brothers, Albert Lamb of Wyalusing, PA and Roger Lamb of Ulster, PA; a sister-in-law Lore Lab of Waverly, NY; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Samuel Lamb.  Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on January 2 with the Rev. Sandy Foster officiating and interment to be at Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond.  Friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 or Guthrie Hospice, Rr 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

 

LEE Louis L. Lee

age 83, formerly of Miller Terrace, Troy, PA died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, PA following a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Charlotte E. (Scott) Lee. The couple married June 28, 1966 in Chihuahua, Mexico and celebrated 45 years together. Lou was born on May 21, 1929 in Springfield, PA son of the late Ona A. and Kathrin (Leornard) Lee. He retired from Paper Magic in Troy. Both Lou and Charlotte were active members in the Happy Handle C.B. Club and enjoyed camping. Survivors include his step son and daughter-in-law, Stuart & Carol Wilcox of Pine City, NY, step daughters and son-in-law, Lois & John Finch of Wyalusing, PA, and Dorothy Bacon of Horseheads, NY, twelve grandchildren, twenty five great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, his brother Theodore Lee of Springfield, PA, along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Lou was predeceased by his parents, his step-daughter Phyllis Gage, his brother William Lee and his sister Minnie Dann. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 3 PM Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. His funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM with Reverend George Ogden officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, PA.   Star Gazette – December 29, 2012

 

LEE William G.
Age 92, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died Friday, September 18, 2009, at Troy Community Hospital. William was born May 11, 1917, son of the late Ona and Katie (Leonard) Lee. He was married to the late Frances (Scott) Lee who died in 1979. Prior to retirement, William operated a dairy farm and was also employed at the Springfield Township Department of Public Works. He attended Springfield Baptist Church and was a past member of the Odd Fellows. In his spare time, William enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching baseball. In July 2009 a book was published of William's memoirs, "Daddy-o's Journey into the Bygone Days" written by his daughters, Ruth Lee and Janice Wilcox. He was very proud of this memoir. Survivors include his children, Beatrice (Jack) Martin of Millerton, PA, Peggy Huber of Springfield, PA, Ruth Lee (Berry Estep) of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Betty Keener (Robert Henninger) of Gillett, PA, Arlene (Loren) Myers of Athens, PA, Bill Lee (Jolie Dunham) of Sayre, PA, Nathan Lee (Dianne Parks) of Troy, PA, Minnie Lee (Tom Harps) of Erin, NY, Janice (Douglas) Wilcox of NC, Catherine (Richard) Camacho of Addison, NY; step-children, Lyle "Jr." Satterlee of Millerton, PA, Robert Satterlee of Phelps, NY, Audrey (Stanley) Folk of Rome, PA; two brothers, Lewis (Charlotte) Lee of Troy, PA, Theodore Lee of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 16 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins; and caretaker, Eugenia Ndambiri. Also surviving is his feline companion, "Rusty". William was predeceased by his parents; wife, Frances (Scott) Lee in 1979; a son, Ronald Lee; and his two sisters, Minnie Dann Ninninger and Sybil Lee. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, September 22, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. William's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 p.m. with Reverend George Ogden officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, PA. Memorials are directed to the American Heart Association , 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17041; or to the Bradford County Humane Society, US Highway 220, Ulster, PA 18850.  Published in Star-Gazette from September 20 to September 21, 2009

LEONARD –KATHY ANN LEONARD BELAWSKE GRIPPIN, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, 46, died unexpectedly March 22, 2001 at the hospital at the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia.  She taught the meaning of grace, love, strength and unending courage.  Her compassion and care for those around her, her thoughtful gestures and sense of humor are only a few of the things that made her so special.  Surviving are her devoted husband Jack L. Grippin; sons, Capt. Kurt Belawske and wife Wendy, Clarksville, TN; Peter Belawske, Troy, PA; Matthew Tyler Belawske, Big Pond, PA; stepson, Jamie Grippin, Pittsburgh, PA; step-daughter, Judy Aukamp and husband, Michael, Herndon, VA; Jill Donahoe and husband, Charles, Sandy Creek, NY; Julie Kline and husband Rick, Mainesburg, PA; a very special aunt who was also a wonderful mother to her for many years, Doris Seeley, Canton; a best friend who was so much more than just a friend who cared for and loved her through the good and bad, Cheri Howard, Big Pond; her mother and father-in-law, Ruth and Leonard Grippen, Penn Yan, NY; seven grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and wonderful friends.  She was predeceased by her mother Faith Williams Leonard, father, Wayne Leonard and brother Gary Leonard.  The funeral service was held March 26 at the Big Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating.  Interment was in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond.  Donations in Mrs. Grippin’s name may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  Professional services were under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MARK W. LEONARD age 71 of Bentley Creek, PA Thursday, April 28, 1994 at home.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Saturday 2-5 p.m.  Private funeral service at convenience of family.  Interment Big Pond Cemetery, Big Pond, PA.  Survived by wife of 48 years, Audrey; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri and Joe Runyan of Alaska and Stacey and Michael Beemer of RD 3 Gillett, PA; son, Brent Leonard of Fort Worth, TX; sister, Wanda Peters of Chemung, NY; 11 grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Raymond and Johnnie Clive in England; also several nieces and nephews, Mr. Leonard was a member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, World War II Army Air Corp. Veteran and was a Painting Contractor.  A special thanks to the Tioga County, PA Hospice for their loving care.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/30/1994

LEONARD -  Timothy W Leonard - (1931) Aged 87 and for many years a most respected and revered resident of Big Pond, died in his home there Thursday morning, June 25th, at seven am following sudden illness. “Tim” as he was known to an unusually wide circle of friends, was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Company K, 2d New York Cavalry and Company I, 103d Regiment, New York Infantry. Always active in G A R affairs, a staunch Republican in politics and one of the founders of the Rod and Gun Club, which bears his name, his passing is a severe loss to the Big Pond Community. He was a man of great kindness of heart, always ready to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate. Mr. Leonard owned the farm on which is that beautiful body of water, Lake Ondawa, now the property of the Rod and Gun Club, and the old home now also becomes a part of the Tim Leonard Rod and Gun Club. He was at one time Mercantile Appraiser of Bradford County and became known to hundreds of people during the years he was a salesman of buggy whips. The immediate survivors are a son, Guy Leonard, Big Pond; a sister, Mrs. Edith Bullock, Big Pond; a half-brother, William Clark, Elmira. Mr. Leonard was one of the oldest members of Trojan Lodge No 306, F and A M which held the beautiful Masonic service in connection with the funeral from the home Saturday morning at ten o’clock. The Rev. W W Strite, Big Pond, officiated and the body was taken to Wilkes-Barre for cremation.

WAYNE B. LEONARD, 78, of Big Pond, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1983, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  He was born June 23, 1970 in Springfield Township, Bradford County, the son of Bert and Myrtle Scott Leonard.  Mr. Leonard was a retired farmer and former Springfield Township supervisor.  He was a 50-year member of the Big Pond Grange.  He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Leonard in 1951 and by his wife, Faith Leonard in 1964.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Max Belawske of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, three sisters, Mrs. Lisle Robbins of Troy, Mrs. Henry (Aura) Hartman of Wellsburg, NY, and Mrs. Doris Chamberlain of Bentley Creek; three grandsons, Kurt, Peter, and Tyler Belawske, sister-in-law, Doris Seeley of Canton and Mary Eiffert of Troy, and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held Friday Oct. 28, at the Big Pond United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Trimmer officiating.  Burial was in Big Pond Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Troy Gazette Register.

 

LEONARD Edith -  Mrs. Emerson Bullock died last Friday night at the family home at Big Pond, from pneumonia. She is survived by her husband, a brother, Timothy Leonard, and two half-sisters. Interment was in the Big Pond cemetery.   tgr 1919

MAY –DELLA L. CAMP, 72, of Big Pond, Pa. died Friday, June 14, 1985.  Born Feb. 16, 1913 in North Towanda, she was the daughter of Robert and Nellie Hiney May.  She was preceded in death by a son, Robert, in 1951.  Mrs. Camp is survived by her husband, Frank; 12 children, Ruth Vanderpool of Troy, Mary Wood of Tioga, Pa., Frankie Perry of Troy, Linda Leonard of Houston, TX., John Knapp of Virginia Beach, Ralph Knapp of Troy, Frank Camp Jr. of Epping, N.H., Alfred Camp of Middlebury Center, Charles Camp of Tioga, Pa., Bill Camp of Houston, Michael Camp of Nickelson, Pa.; five sisters, Naomi Reese of Elmira, Frances Schultz of Canton, Clara Woodruff of Holly, Pa., Helen Withey of Bowie, Tx., Doris Dennison of Elmira; two brothers, Claude May of Canton and Robert May of LeRoy, Pa.; 37 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y., Sunday between 1-2 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Tremmer of the Big Pond United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Big Pond Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review.

MAY –ETTA L. DUNBAR, Etta L. Dunbar died at the home of Ray Mitchell in East Smithfield yesterday morning at 7:45 (1933). She was 57 years old and is survived by her husband, Stanley A. Dunbar, and the following children: Mrs. Charles Ogden of Troy, Mrs. Ray Mitchell of East Smithfield, Harold Dunbar of Gillette, and Mrs. Harry Chamberlain of Wellsburg; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth May of Waverly; one brother, the rev. Russell May of Boston; one sister, Mrs. Owen Thrall of Waverly.  The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mitchell resident.  Burial will be in Big Pond Cemetery.  The Rev. Stevenson will officiate.  (Parents: Judd and Sarah Elizabeth May)

 

McDONALD John McDonald

John McDonald, age 96, of Redington Avenue, Troy, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor. John was born May 26, 1917, in Morris Run, son of the late Clarence F. and Juliana (Whittle) McDonald. John was veteran of World War II, serving his country with the U.S. Army. He served in Central Europe, Rhineland and Rome-Arno areas during the war. He began his employment with the Chemung Foundry in 1948 and retired in 1981 as a foreman following 33 years of dedicated service. He attended the Big Pond United Methodist Church and was an avid lifelong bowler. He bowled in many leagues over the years, lastly with the Monday Senior Citizen's League at Troy Lanes. John also enjoyed baking pies to share with his friends. Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Neil J. (Doralene) McDonald and Kent R. (Irene) McDonald all of Big Pond; his loving grandchildren, Shanalee Seidel, Heather (James) Strohl, Jason (Kimberly) McDonald; great-grandchildren, John and Kailee Seidel and Alyssa and Emily McDonald; a brother-in-law, Robert Kemp of Elkland; several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife, Barbara R. (Smith) McDonald; sisters, Donna Kemp, Pearl Lemont; and his brother, Clarence McDonald. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service that will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, Pa., with Reverend Richard Noggle officiating. A memorial service to honor John's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorials in John's memory may be made to the Big Pond United Methodist Church, 1204 Redington Ave., Troy, PA 16947.  Towanda Daily Review – October 22, 2013

 

MCKNIGHT Ruth Geraldine  ROBBINS, 80, died Thursday, June 15, 2000 at Hospice care Center in Port Orange, FL.  Mrs. Robbins was born in Hartford, cT, the daughter of the late Rev. Wallace and Cora McKnight.  She moved to Florida in 1998 from Troy, PA.  Survivors include daughters, Janice (Bill) Reber, Port Orange, FL and Phyllis (Butch) May, Troy, PA; a son, Richard (Sharon) Robbins of Deltona, FL; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Leland, in 1994; and a sister, Katherine Harkness, in 1995.  Funeral services were to be held at the First Baptist Church of Troy, PA on Saturday, June 24 at 11 am with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be at Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, PA.  Contributions may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA 18848 or Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32119 in Ruth’s memory.

 

MESSING john

Local News) John Messing died last Friday at his home at Big Pond after a lingering illness from heart trouble. The deceased was 57 years old and leaves besides his wife an adopted son. tgr 1918 

 

MONTANYE  LaRue Edward Of Bentley Creek, PA, 84 years of age, died on Monday, February 21, 2005, in Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born in Elmira on September 12, 1920 to Deo and Grace Thompson Montanye. Siblings Ernest, Deyo and Alice (Young) Montanye preceded him in death. He was an Operating Engineer and worked on many of the local highways in the Southern Tier. He was a member of the Local Operating Engineers # 832. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Madeline Dunbar Montanye; children, Diane (Roy) Andrus of Col. Crs. Rds, PA, Gail (Charles) Roberson of Casselberry, FL, Dr. LaRue R. (Nancy) Montanye of Muncy, PA, and Jan Marie (Hugo) Castillo of Manzanillo, Mexico; grandchildren, Lisa Williams (Tom Padikal), Rick (Sue) Willaims, Charles David (Jeri) Roberson, Kimberly (Phillip) Powell, Pamela and Mark Montanye, Hugo, Jr., Karla, Kevin and Derek Castillo, great-grandchildren, Caylin and Dererick Williams, Joshua and Lauren Roberson, Madison Powell and several nieces and nephews; brothers and sisters-in-law; Ansel Young, Carol Montanye, Dilmon (Lola) Dunbar and Eudora Bovier. Calling hours at the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening, February 25, 2005, with the funeral service immediately following viewing. Burial will be at a later date in the Big Pond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Big Pond Cemetery or the Ridgebury Ambulance Assoc.

 

MOSHER BERNICE L. BURNS

Bernice L. Burns, 92, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, died Friday, February 8, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born September 29, 1898 in Auburn, NY. Mrs. Burns was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church and the Ondawa Grange. She is survived by a step-daughter, Helen Fischer of Chicago, IL; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a husband, John Burns and a sister, Irene Pierce. Funeral services were held February 11 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. David Watkins officiating and burial to be in the Big Pond Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Big Pond United Methodist Church. (TGR, Thursday, February 14, 1991)

 

FRANKLIN C. MOTT, 68, of Big Pond, Pa., died Thursday, November 28, 1985 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  Born October 31, 1917 in Coryland, Pa., he was a son of Clarence and Lila Webster Mott.  He was an avid bowler both in Troy, Pa. and Elmira, and was a member of the Troy Senior Citizens.  Mr. Mott was formerly employed at Thatcher Glass and at Trayers Products, Inc., both in Elmira.  Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Myrtle Brackman Mott; a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Harold Sargeant of San Antonio, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law; Kenneth and Gloria Mott of Center Barnstead, N.H. and William and Joanne Mott of Big Pond; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; also one aunt, Lillian Monroe of Elmira Heights, N.Y.  He was predeceased by a brother George Mott in 1971.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main Street, Troy, on Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home with Rev. George DuRie officiating.  Burial will be in Big Pond Cemetery.  (Same as the Hillside Cemetery) –Towanda Daily Review

NASH Jessica Rose
Age 23, of Wheelock Ave., Athens, PA, died Thursday, December 13, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Jessica was born February 11, 1984 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Bruce A. Nash and the late Sherry Ann Longstreet Nash. She attended Troy High School and Towanda High Area High School and the Northern Tier Career Center in Towanda. Jessica was formerly employed by Taylor Packing Co. in Wyalusing, the Best Western Grand Victorian Inn in Sayre, Mill's Pride in Athens Twp., and the Sayre House in Sayre. Jessica was employed by McDonald's restaurant in South Waverly, PA, at the time of her passing. She enjoyed scrapbooking, crocheting, and watching soap operas on the television. Jessica loved to clean and babysit Joanna. Jessica was a great person who got along with everyone. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by her father, Bruce A. Nash of Orlando, FL; her stepfather, Ed DePue of Odessa, NY; her twin sister, Monica Jo Lange of Sayre; her sister, Shawna Nicole Nash of Sayre; maternal grandmother, Onalee Lewis and her husband, Gerald Lewis of Big Pond, PA; paternal grandparents, Grant and Margaret Nash of Orlando, FL; her boyfriend and best friend of three years, Justin McGrath of Athens. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sherry Longstreet Nash on July 4, 2001; and by her great-grandmother, Alice Orr. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA, with the Rev. James Donahoo, Pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Big Pond Cemetery, Springfield Twp., PA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Monica Jo Lange, 231 B Spring St., Sayre, PA 18840 in Jessica Rose Nash's memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/17/2007.

EMERY E. NORTHROP
Emery E. Northrop, 80, Millerton RR 2, PA, died Tuesday, May 17, 1994 at the Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY. He was born November 7, 1913 in Prattsburg, NY. He was a member of the Garrett Miller Sr. Citizens Center in Millerton, PA and a WW II veteran of the US Army.  He retired from Clute Motor Co. in Elmira, NY after 42 years of employment. Northrop is survived by his wife of 26 years, Helen Avery Northrop; son, Bernard Northrop of FL; three stepsons and two stepdaughters; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at the C. Haines Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield, PA on May 20 with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating and burial to be in Big Pond Cemetery, Big Pond, PA.(TGR, Thursday, May 26, 1994)

O’NEILL –MILDRED O. (O’NEILL) HOUSTON, 84, of RR 2, Box 232, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. died on Sunday, April 18, 2004 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  Mildred was born June 24, 1919 in Dunkirk, N.Y., a daughter of the late Adelbert and Ellen (Lund) O’Niell.  Mildred was a member of the Big Pond Methodist Church.  She lived her life for her family, and was a loving mother and grandmother.  Mildred was born and raised in the Dunkirk, N.Y. area and lived many years in the Elmira, Horseheads area.  Mildred is survived by sons Donald (Gail) Craig of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., David (Kathy) Craig of Painted Post, N.Y., Kenneth (Karen) Craig of Vestal, N.Y. and Charles (Lisa Craig of Rochester, N.Y., daughters, Patricia (Fran) Cole of Big Flats, N.Y., Sue Ann (Thomas) Howell of Georgia and Barbara (Larry) McGuire of Bethlehem, Pa., 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, sisters Mary Ellen (Jack Woodley of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Peggy Gilbert of Corning, N.Y., and Violet Patterson of Dunkirk, N.Y.  In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Houston; the father of her sons and daughters Joseph B. Craig, brothers, Henry C. O’Neill and sister Anna LaBonte.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, N.Y., on Friday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held at the Big Pond Methodist Church on Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m. with Mildred’s son, Rev. Albert Craig and the Rev. Dale Russell officiating.  Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

IRENE PIERCE OF BIG POND SUCCUMBS

Irene E. Pierce, 73, of Big Pond, died Saturday at Troy Community Hospital.  She was a member of the Big Pond Grange, Big Pond W. S.C. S., Helping-Hand of Big Pond, and she formerly owned the E. Troy Diner. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Bernice Burns of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 2. Funeral services will be today at 11 o’clock from the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. The Rev. Frank Monroe will officiate. Burial will be in Big Pond Cemetery. 

 

LYNN POTTER, 76, a lifelong resident of Smithfield Township, died March 9, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born July 2, 1911, he was the son of George and Mina Dunbar Potter.  He is survived by one sister, Helen Hanlon of Odessa, N.Y.  The funeral service will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy, on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Steven Livermore officiating.  Burial will be in Big Pond Cemetery.  There will be no prior calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Potter’s memory may be made to the Bradford County Library in came of Mary Coles of Troy RD 3, or the Tri-Township Ambulance, in care of Richard Yale of Rote 1, Milan. Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LELAND W. ROBBINS
 Leland W. Robbins, 74, of Troy, formerly of Big Pond, died Saturday, August 13, 1994. Mr. Robbins was a farmer and general contractor in the Big Pond area for many years before his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruth; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and William Reber of Ocala, FL and Phyllis and Butch May of Troy; a son, Richard Robbins of Big Pond; brothers, Vernon Robbins of Big Pond and Keith Robbins of Wellsburg, NY; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the First Baptist Church of Troy on August 16 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be in the Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond.  Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA 18848 in Leland's memory. (TGR, Thursday, August 18, 1994)

 

ROBBINS Vernon O. "Spike"
Age 90, died Thursday, September 18, 2008, at home following a lengthy illness. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Spike's funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. following calling hours with Reverend Gary Zuber officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, PA. Spike was born August 26, 1918 in Springfield Township, PA, son of the late Carl and Vernie Leonard Robbins. He was married to the late Claire Watkins and Doris Elvidge. He was retired from the Elmira Star-Gazette where he worked as a carrier for many years. His memberships included the Troy First Baptist Church, the Big Pond, and Sylvania Lions Club where he was awarded the perfect attendance award many times. His many interests included working in his woodshop, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Harold Nichols of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Barbara Robbins of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, stepson and daughter-in-law, Don and Carolyn Bixby of East Smithfield, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Kathy Robbins of Wellsburg, NY; dear friend, Ruth Wells of Troy, PA; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, ten step-great-grandchildren, two step-great-great-grandchildren. His parents, two wives, and a brother and sister-in-law, Leland and Ruth Robbins, predeceased Spike.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/19/2008 - 9/20/2008

 

SCOTT Charlotte E. Lee

88, formerly of Miller Terrace, Troy, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, following a lengthy illness.  She was born on July 25, 1923 in New Albany, daughter of the late Richard and Evelyn (Kipp) Scott. Charlotte worked at Eureka in Troy and later at the Troy Pennysaver. She and her husband Louis L. Lee were married on June 28, 1966 in Chihuahua, Mexico and celebrated 45 years together. Both Charlotte and Louis were active members in the Happy Handle C.B. Club and enjoyed camping. In her spare time she enjoyed crafting.  Survivors include her husband Louis L. Lee of W. Burlington; son and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Carol Wilcox of Pine City, N.Y.; daughters and son-in-law, Lois and John Finch of Wyalusing and Dorothy Bacon of Horseheads, N.Y.; sisters Rita Lauper of Millport, N.Y. and Eva and Stanley Arnold of Pine City, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.  Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, a sister, Frances Lee, a brother, Richard Scott, and her daughter, Phyllis Gage.  Family and friends are invited to call from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa. Her funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Reverend Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – March 1, 2012

 

SCOTT FRANCIS
MRS. FRANCIS SCOTT LEE Age 57, of Big Pond, Columbia Cross Rds., Pa.  Tuesday, August 14, 1979.  Calling hours 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa.  Funeral Friday at 2 pm.  The Rev. Donald Matson officiating.  Burial Big Pond Cemetery.  Survived by husband, William G. Lee; 4 sons, Lyle Satterlee, Wellsboro, Pa., Robert Saterlee of W. Va., William O. Lee of Waverly, NY, Nathan Lee of Springfield, Pa.; nine daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Audrey) Folk of Nichols, NY, Mrs. Jack (Beatrice) Martin of Daggett, Pa., Mrs. Richard (Peggy) Huber of Springfield, Pa., Miss Ruth Lee of Athens, Pa., Mrs. Terry (Betty) Cole of Elmira, NY, Miss Arlene Lee of Bentley Creek, Miss Minnie Lee of Big Pond, Miss Janice Lee of Big Pond, Miss Cathy Lee of Big Pond.  A son, Ronald Lee, died in 1947.  Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scott of Pine City, NY.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Louis (Charlotte) Lee of Troy, Pa., Rita Lauper of Elmira, NY, and Mrs. Stanley (Eva) Arnold of Pine City, NY.; 1 brother, Richard G. Scott of Utah.  12 grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews.

SMITH, BERT H. Services for Bert H. Smith, 85, Lock Haven, formerly of Big Pond, were held Jan. 5 at the Big Pond United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Trimmer officiating. Interment was in Big Pond Cemetery. Mr. Smith dies Jan. 2, 1984 at Lock Haven Hospital. He was born Nov. 21, 1898 in Big Pond, son of Howard and Anna Luella Horan Smith. He was a member and former treasurer of Big Pond UMC. He owned and operated the general store in Big Pond from 1945 to 1957 and was involved in television repair until his retirement. Preceded in death by his wife Edna, he is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Earl & Bonnie Smith, Lock Haven; two grandsons; a granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. (TGR Jan. 12, 1984)

BURDELL F. SMITH  (SRGP 10811)
Burdell F. Smith died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Romie Dunbar, of Big Pond, Pa., Saturday evening, aged sixty-four years. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Romie Dunbar, a son Erwin B. Smith, three brothers, Hubert Smith of Long Beach, Calif., the Rev. Fern D. Smith, Millport and Frank I. Smith of Lowman. The funeral will be held at Big Pond Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Big Pond Cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan. 24, 1924

SPENCER –HILDA EMILY SPENCER STROBRIDGE, 90 of Troy RR 3, formerly of Big Pond, PA died Sunday, August 29, 1993.  She was born April 26, 1903 in Athens, PA the daughter of Samuel and Martha Rick Spencer.  She was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church.  She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Raymond Gleason of Troy, Florence Hoose of East Troy, Flora Wheeler of Big Pond and Hilda and Willard Harkness of Big Pond; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Jean Strobridge of Big Pond, Delos and Nelda Strobridge of Gilmore, Texas and Harold and Ava Strobridge of West Palm Beach, FL; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.  She was predeceased by her husband, Orlando Strobridge in 1964 and grandson, Bruce Wheeler in 1972.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral home in Troy on September 1 (11 a.m.) with the Rev. Donald D. Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Big Pond Cemetery.

Warren W. STEHR, 86, Hatboro, PA, died May 29, 2000 at the White Billett Nursing Home in Hatboro.  Born in Pitman, PA, he was one of 12 children born ot the late Herbert and Carrie (Hepler) Stehr.  Warren “Barney” Stehr was a resident of Hatboro for 55  years.  He was employed by SPS Technologies in Jenkintown, PA from which he retired in 1977.  He was a member of Horsham Bible Church.  He is survived by his daughters, Kae Hicks of Troy, PA and Donna Courts and her husband Harry of Hatboro, PA; grandchildren, Dawn Hicks of Elmira, NY area.  Tim Hicks and Scott Hicks of the Troy area.  Bill Hicks of Laurel, MD and Kevin Laura and Jameie Courts of Hatboro, PA; great-grandchildren, Allyssa Taryn and Brittany Hicks; sisters, Betty Miller of Huntington Valley, PA and Opal Yost of Harleysville, PA.  He was the husband of the late Glaedys (Glady) Bush Stehr.  Services were held June 2 with interment at Hillside Cemetery.   “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday,   June 8, 2000

STEVENS Clarence A. "Johnny"
Age 77 of Columbia Cross Roads, Springfield Township, PA, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at the Troy Hospital after being stricken at home on his tractor. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, November 16, 2008 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY and again on Monday, November 17, 2008 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Clarence's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Monday with Reverend Richard Noggle of the Troy United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, PA. Clarence was born March 20, 1931 in Ridgebury Township, son of the late Liel and Olive Ackerman Stevens. He was married to former Charlotte Parks and celebrated many wonderful years together. He dedicated his life to his farm, agriculture and caring for his animals. He was a former member of the Big Pond Lions Club, Grange and the Holstein Association. His interests included tinkering and working on anything mechanical and driving his tractor. Survivors include his loving wife, Charlotte Stevens of Columbia Cross Roads; sons and daughters-in-law, Duane C. and Peg Stevens of East Smithfield, PA, John M. and Cindy Stevens of East Smithfield, PA, Tim S. and Jackie Stevens of Montrose, PA; two brothers, Liel and Betty Stevens, Jr. of Barton, NY, Purl and Judy Stevens of Ridgebury, PA; sister, Leona and Ken Nichols of Waverly, NY; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Clarence was predeceased by his parents; three sisters, Ruth and James Helvey, Norma Titsworth and Marie and Iver Rowe; two brothers-in-law, Charles Evertts and Charlie Hollenbeck. Memorial contributions in Clarence's memory may be sent to the Bradford County Humane Society, US Highway 220, Ulster, PA 18850.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/14/2008 - 11/15/2008

STEWART, GUY D.,   Services for Guy D. Stewart, 72, Columbia Cross Roads (Big Pond), were held May 12 at Big Pond United Methodist Church, Rev. Michael Trimmer officiating.  Interment was in Big Pond Cemetery.  Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, handled arrangements.  Mr. Stewart died May 9, 1984.  He was born July 10, 1911 in Jasper, NY, son of Harry and Addie Stuart Stewart.  He was a member of Big Pond UMC, Ondawa Grange #174 and was a retired employee of American LaFrance Corp., Elmira.  He is survived by his wife Wilma; son, Dale of Towanda; stepdaughters, Mrs. Vern (Doris) Vosburg of E. Smithsfield and Carol Adams of Towanda; sisters, Mrs. Norman (Viola) Sturdevant of Elmira and Mrs. James (Lelia) Stover of Irvington, NY; brother Harry of Elmira; nine step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  (TGR May 17, 1984)

STONE
Mrs. Jennie Stone Smith, 85, Zephyrhlls, FL, formerly of Big Pond, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1971. She was a member of the Big Pond Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Erwin B. Smith; two sons, Gerald Smith of Oaktown, IN, and Philip E. Smith of Pittsbord, NY; brother, Miles Stone of Lake Helen, FL; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with Rev. Frank Monroe officiating. Interment will be in the Big Pond Cemetery.

 

STROPE Cheyenne L. Strope

Dundee/Elmira: Cheyenne L. Strope, age 14, of Dundee, formerly of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Friday May 6th, 2011 at home, from a life long battle with congenital heart disease. Friends may call from 3-5 PM Wednesday (May 11th) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee where a celebration of her life will be held at 5:00 PM with Pastor Dustin Hall officiating. Burial will be private in Big Pond, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions will be gratefully acknowledged. Cheyenne was born August 16th, 1996 in Elmira NY, the daughter of Danny W. and the late Cynthia L. Sullivan Strope. She has lived in Dundee for two and a half years, previously of Elmira. Cheyenne was currently attending Dundee Central School and Corner Stone Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a former Girl Scout and attended Rhythm and Music at the ARC of Schuyler. "A real people person", she loved to just sit, watch, listen, and learn, she enjoyed movies, and music. She is loved and will be dearly missed by her father, Danny W. Strope of Horseheads; her aunt and uncle, Carl and Paula Sullivan, with whom she made her home; a sister, Maria N. Strope of Horseheads; maternal grandmother, Doris Ward of Penn Yan; paternal aunt and uncle, Cindy and Glen Kowski of Rochester; cousins, LaTrisha (Joshua) Gaboriault of Dundee, Zacharia and Alexander Sullivan at home, and Rachel Kowski of Rochester; a special aunt, Beverly Kellar of Milan PA; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends. She was predeceased by her mother, Cynthia L. Strope, in 2009.   Star Gazette – May 9, 2011

 

SWEENEY
Arthur Age 87 of Colonial Drive, Horseheads, went home to be with his lord on Thursday, May 3, 2001. Arthur was born April 12, 1914, in Elmira, NY the son of Allen and Ethel Landon Sweeney. He served in the Us Army from 1941-1946 and was a retired Carpenter with National Homes Carpenter Union #532. Arthur was a dedicated member of the Faith Tabernacle Church. He is survived by a sister Lillian Mattock of Texas. Friends are invited to call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights on Monday May 7, 2001 from 6-8 pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at the funeral home at 10 am with Pastor Dave Swartwood officiating. Burial will be in Big Pond Cemetery, Columbia Crossroads, PA. [ESG]

 

TEETER Margaret Crowell

Died on Saturday evening last at the home of Dr. C. S. Dwyer, aged 85 years. She had been in declining health for some time. The funeral was held at the Methodist church at Big Pond on Tuesday. Rev. Seaber of the Disciple church at East Smithfield officiated. Interment in Big Pond cemetery. She was a member of the Disciple church at East Smithfield and highly respected by all who knew her. tgr 1918

 

Herbert H. TYLER, 82, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA died Friday, December 8, 1995 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born November 26, 1913 in Halsey Valley, NY, the son of Earl and Clara Loomis Tyler.  Mr. Tyler was a retired employee of Dairyman’s League in Horseheads, NY and was a local farmer all his adult life.  He is survived by his wife of 57years, Ardena Seymour Tyler; daughters, Lorraine (Delbert) Resmer of Orlando, FL and carol (Kevin) Leonard of Newfield, NY; sons, Floyd (Arlene) Tyler of Columbia cross Roads RR 3, David (Fran) Tyler of Millerton, PA, Wayne (Vicki) Tyler of Wellsburg, NY, Dale (Kathy) Tyler of Columbia Cross Roads and Pul Tyler, also of Columbia cross roads; a sister, Hazel Enwright of McDonough, NY; 32 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY on December 12 with the Rev. Delbert Resmer officiating and interment to be in the Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond, PA.  Contributions may be made to the Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company, Tri-Township Ambulance Association, the Big Pond Lions Club or the Big Pond United Methodist Church in Mr. Tyler’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, December 14, 1995

WARBURTON, Martha - Mrs A.R. Robbins died at the Sayre Hospital on Sunday night, at 12 o'clock. She was a kind and loving mother and well beloved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by all her neighbors and friends, She is survived by seven children, Clarence of Van Etten, Howard of Columbia Cross Roads, Orin of Owego, Oscar from the West, Carl of this place, Mrs Edith Woodward of Berrytown and Mildred at home. The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2:30 at the Big Pond church . Burial in Big Pond Cemetery (22 APR 1922)

WILCOX, MRS. BELVETTE SMITH (SRGP 4493)
 Mrs. Belvette Wilcox, aged 73, died February 15 at her home in Big Pond.  Funeral services were held from the home February 18, with burial in the Big Pond Cemetery.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kettie Mosher, and two granddaughters, Irene Mosher and Bernice Johns, all of Rochester, N.Y.

 Daily Review
Robert O. WILCOX, 65, of Lodi, N.Y., died on Friday, June 28, 2002, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y. He was born Jan. 24, 1937, in Sayre, the son of the late Gilbert and Edith Hibbard Wilcox. Robert was self-employed in commercial refrigeration. He was a member of East Smithfield Federated Church. He belonged to the RSES Sullivan Trail Chapter, the Horseheads Elks Lodge, Odd Fellows and the UCT. Robert was an avid fisherman and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed boating and snowmobile riding. He was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Robert is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sandra Wilcox, of Lodi; sons, Thomas (Doris Cordova) Wilcox of Albuquerque, N.M., Robert J. Wilcox of East Smithfleld, Wade (Jacqueline) Wilcox of Martinez, Calif.; daughter, Amber R. (Robert) Saunders of Ashburn, Va.; brothers. Gene (Jeanne) Wilcox of Cayuga Heights, N.Y., James (Bonnie) Wilcox of East Smithfleld; sister, Sandra Cole of Sayre, Pa.; six grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Clayton (Suzanne) Murphy of Erin, N.Y., Ronald (Vera) Dunbar of Breesport, N.Y., Duane (Donna) Dunbar of Milan; sister-in-law, Nancy (Jay) Jans of North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in his death by his sister, Donna Ruby Murphy, and daughter, Theresa Lynn Wilcox. Friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y., from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3. The funeral service will immediately follow Wednesday calling hours. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Big Pond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Smithfield Federated Church. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

WILLIAMS –MARY W. EIFFERT, 82, of Troy RR 2 died Monday, July 5, 1993, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born Feb. 21, 1911, in Clarksville, Mich., the daughter of Guy and Adele Rockwell Williams.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy and was formerly a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church and the Berrytown Wesleyan Church.  Mrs. Eiffert was a member of the Elmira Eastern Star and the Ondawa Grange.  She was a member and past president of the Troy Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed bowling.  Lynn and Mary Eiffert owned Troy Lunch from 1967 to 1979.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Phil and Barb Eiffert, P.O. Box 44, Columbia Cross Road, Russell Eiffert of Palm Desert, Calif., and Merle and Barbara Eiffert, Troy RR 1; daughter and son-in-law Elsie and Jerry Ross of Troy RR 3; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Seeley of Canton RR 1; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lynn F. Eiffert, on July 30, 1986; and a sister, Faith Leonard, in 1964.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. Guy Camp and the Rev. Maxine Mills will officiate.  Burial will be in Big Pond Cemetery, Big Pond, Pa.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

WRISLEY Lola W. Dunbar

Lola M. (Wrisley) Dunbar, 82, of Big Pond, Pa., went to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 24, 2012 surrounded by her family at her home. She was the loving wife of Dilmon J. Dunbar. The couple married March 24, 1949 and had 63 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 10:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Big Pond United Methodist Church 2676 Big Pond Road, Big Pond, Pa. The memorial service to honor Lola's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the church with her pastor and friend, Rev. Richard Noggle officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Hillside Cemetery.  Lola was born on May 9, 1930 in West Burlington, Pa., a daughter of the late Theodore and Mary (Bourne) Wrisley. She was a Troy High School graduate, worked in the office of the Valley Stockyard in Athens, was a teacher's aide at the Springfield Elementary School, and was known to many because she was the Springfield Township Tax Collector. She was a member of the Bradford County Republicans Woman and the Ondawa Grange in Big Pond. The two most important things in Lola's life were church and her family. She was a member of the Big Pond United Methodist Church, was their organist for many years, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Lola was always busy with her family, whether it was sporting events her children or grandchildren were in to having family get together's at her and Dilmon's home. She also enjoyed knitting, quilting, and tending to her flowers around her house.  Lola is survived by her husband Dilmon; her children Dale Dunbar of Big Pond, Pa., Karen (James) Kilzer of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Gene (Olwen) of Bisbrooke, England; her grandchildren Tyler, Jonathan, Christine, Brad, and Seth, along with numerous nieces and nephews.  Lola was preceded in death by her parents; her son Brian Dunbar who died in 1991; her brothers Albert, E.J., George, and Kenneth Wrisley, and her sisters: Sara Case and Bertha Tiller.  Memorial contributions may be made in Lola's memory to the Big Pond United Methodist Church, 2676 Big Pond Rd., Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914 or to the Hillside Cemetery Association, 84 Dubert Rd., Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914.  Towanda Daily Review – June 27, 2012

 


? MRS. FLORENCE M. COVELL age 86 of Bradford County Manor, formerly of Big Pond, Pa., Thursday, January 4, 1973.  Friends may call at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services at the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m.  Rev. Frank Monroe the Big Pond United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment in Big Pond Cemetery in Big Pond, Pa. at the convenience of the family.  Survived by nieces, Mrs. Blanche Carmon and Mrs. Ruth Holmes, both of Fayetteville, Mrs. Marguerete Kinne of Jekyll Island, Ga.; nephews, Spencer Covell of Flushing, N.Y., Walter and Kenneth Covell, both of Illinois; two cousins, Mrs. Beulah Thompson of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Mrs. Bernice Crandall of Milan, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/5/1973

?  HARKNESS, Mrs. Mary Jane-75 of Columbia Cross Rds died suddenly Sunday morning, March 13 1949. Mrs. Harkness was a member of the Holly Rebekah Lodge of Elmira Heights, NY. She is survived by her husband, Elmer Harkness; one son, Leon D Gleason of Poughkeepsie, NY; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Varney of Big Pond; one grandson, Leon D Gleason Jr. of Norfolk, Va; a stepson, Oliver Harkness of Elmira and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy; where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm. Rev. Owen Barrett will officiate with burial in Big Pond cemetery.

? LEONARD, Audrey
83, beloved widow of Mark Leonard, of Gillett, died
on March 5, 2010 at Sayre's Robert Packer Hospital. Caring for her family and home was most important in Audrey's life. Surviving are children, Brent (Sharon) Leonard of TX, Sherri (Jr.) Dienst of KS, Stacey (Mike) Beemer of Gillett; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. In keeping with Audrey's wishes, a private service will be held at the Big Pond Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bradford Co. American Cancer Society , 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.- Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.7.2010

 

? TWIST, Mrs. Will TWIST

In the afternoon of last Saturday, Mrs. Will Twist, of Roaring Branch, was buried in Hillside cemetery at that place, leaving a husband and three small children, the youngest about six months old.  Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919

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