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FRANKLIN CENTER CEMETERY (Obituaries)
(Name changed from Christian Church Cemetery)
Franklin Township, Bradford Co., PA

DAVIDSON - ELEANOR ROCKWELL
 Eleanor Marie Rockwell, 73, of Troy RR 3, PA and formerly of Canton, died Wednesday, September 7, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor. Mrs. Rockwell was born February 24, 1921 in Athens, a daughter of Chester A. and Nellie Wheaton Davidson. She was a homemaker, a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429. Surviving are sons, Darrell Rockwell of Troy and Paul, Grant and David Tillotson, all of Canton; daughters, Dawn Sharp of Canton and Darla Carpenter of West Leroy; daughters and son-in-law, Pamela and Rocky Brown of Canton and Katie Smith of Canton; sisters, Betty Weber of New Jersey, Alice Bagnall of New York and Margaret Severance of Texas; a brother, Arthur Davidson of Idaho; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Max Rockwell, in 1986. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on September 10 with the Rev. David Morris officiating and interment to be in the Franklindale Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, September 15, 1994) (Actually In Franklin Center Cemetery - obit in error)

BRUCE ALLEN DAVIS, 63, of Monroeton RR 1, Monroe Township, Pa., died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, Pa.  Born Sept. 27, 1942, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert Arden Davis and Ellen Fassett Davis.  Bruce was a graduate of Montrose Area High School Class of 1960. On March 13, 1970, he married the former Janet M. Dunn in Friendsville, Pa.  In earlier years, Bruce was employed by Ferrario Chevrolet in Wysox, Pa., in the collision department there. He was later employed by Penelec in Towanda for 22 years until his retirement.  Bruce was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, and Tomasso’s Golf Course in Waverly, N.Y., and was a social member of the Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 in Towanda.  Bruce loved spending time with his grandchildren and with his canine beagle companion, “Jenny.”  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially working in his yard, gardening, playing golf, hunting and fishing. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.  Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Janet M. Dunn Davis, at home; his children, Randy Rae Logan and her husband, John, of Sarasota Springs, N.Y., Loren Davis Brown of Burdett, N.Y., Robin Marie Campbell and her husband, Rick, of LeRaysville, Pa. Lisa A. Weiss and her husband, Frank Weiss of Monroeton, Pa., David E. Davis and his wife, Penney, of Monroeton, and Bradley A. Davis and his wife, Danniele, of Monroeton; his daughter-in-law, Helen Davis of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; sisters Beverly J. Giallo and her husband, Joseph, of Raleigh, N.C., Rita J. Sherwood of New Jersey, Robin L. LaRue and her husband, Lindy of East Rush, Pa., and Patti L. Gaskin and her husband, Harold of Susquehanna, Pa.; brothers Donald Robert Davis and his wife, Clara A. Davis of Fuquay Varina, N.C., Paul F. Davis and his wife, Mary Jane, of Mechanicsburg Pa., and Larry A. Davis and his wife, Kim, of Fairdale, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Eric Davis, on Oct. 4, 2003; sisters Rena M. Strohl and Clara Mae Millard; and an infant brother, Gary A. Davis.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, at the Towanda Elks Lodge, South Main Street, Towanda. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Elks Lodge. Members of the Towanda Elks will also hold services Tuesday afternoon at the lodge. Interment will be private in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in memory of Bruce Allen Davis.  –Towanda Daily Review

DODGE –ELIZABETH DODGE SHINER, 78, widow of Paul M. Shiner, formerly of 600 Barnes Ave., Endicott, N.Y., died Tuesday morning, April 10, 1990 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, N.Y.  Since June of 1989, Elizabeth has been a guest at the River Mede Manor Nursing Home in Binghamton.  Born January 2, 1912, in Franklin Township, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of Torrence A. and Ella Smith Dodge.  Elizabeth attended the Franklin Center School and was a graduate of Towanda High School.  Mr. and Mrs. Shiner lived in Powell area until 1948 when they moved to Endicott to make their home.  Her husband, Paul, preceded her in death on March 17, 1978.  Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Harold (Edna) Allen of Endicott; three grandchildren; Mrs. Susan Allen of Houston, Tx.; Mrs. Bonnie Brugone and Mrs. Paula Shaw, both of Edgewater, Fla.; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Juanita Dodge of Endicott; two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Shiner of Newark Valley, N.Y. and Irvin “Pat” Shiner of Baltimore, Md.; also nieces and nephews.  She was also predeceased by a daughter, Mrs. Kay Henrich, on April 1, 1973; a sister, Mrs. Mary Cook on June 15, 1955; two brothers, Sam Dodge on Dec. 24, 1975 and Paul Dodge Sr. on Aug. 10, 1984.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier officiating.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklindale.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, P.O. 126, Endwell, N.Y. in Mrs. Elizabeth D. Shiner’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 

DODGE -MRS. IDA CRANDELL, 94, of Franklindale, widow of the late Herman L. Crandell, died late Tuesday evening.  She had been in failing health for quite some time and had been a guest at the Bradford County Manor of the past several years.  She was born Dec. 10, 1884 in Franklin Twp., the daughter of the late Nathaniel and Mary Pennell Dodge.  Her father was a Civil War veteran, serving as a Corporal in the First Regiment of the Artillery.  She was always active in church and community affairs as long as her health permitted.  Possessing a gracious manner and unique quality.  Mrs. Crandell was the first woman in Franklin Twp. to be elected to the school board, the first woman to serve on the election board and the first woman to serve on a grand jury.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in W. Franklin, a 50-year member of the Towanda Valley Grange, a past member of the O.E.S. Chapter No. 76 in Towanda and a past member of the Rebekah Lodge in W. Franklin.  She is survived by her son Amos B. Crandell, Franklindale; one granddaughter, Mrs. Tom (Shirley) Blackall of Franklindale; three great-grandchildren, Ronald Hooks, Kelly Hooks, and Shannon Blackall, all of Franklindale; and several nieces and nephews.   Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott Funeral Home in Towanda, with rev. Kenneth R. Pope officiating.  Burial will be in the Christian Church Cemetery, Franklindale.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.  The family requests that memorials may be directed to the Franklindale Christian Church, Franklindale. –Towanda Daily Review. (Died in 1979)
PAUL O. “BARNEY” DODGE, SR., 68, well-known Monroeton RD 1 (Franklindale) resident, died Friday, August 10, 1984 while en route to the Memorial Hospital in Towanda after suffering a heart attack.  He was born September 25, 1915 in Franklin Township, the son of Torrence and Ella Smith Dodge.  “Barney,” as known by his many friends, operated a farm in Franklin Township for many years.  He was a member of the Iona Grange, Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, Franklin Township Fire Co., Towanda Elk Lodge #2191 and the Canton Moose Club.  He was also a member of the AAHA of Granville.  Surviving are four daughters, Sandra of Orlando, Fl., Linda of Monroeton, Sheila of Sheshequin and Janet of Sayre; two sons; Paul “Butch” Dodge, Jr. of Franklindale and Richard Cook of Towanda RD 4; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Dodge Shiner of Endicott, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Juanita Shiner Dodge of Endicott; a very close family friend, Tonia Yoder of Monroeton RD 1; 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a son Ronald Alan Dodge, on Monday, August 6, 1984 who died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, his wife, Pauline Whyting Dodge on February 5, 1977; an infant son, Kenneth Dodge; a sister, Mrs. Mary Cook on June 15, 1955 and a brother, Laverne S. Dodge on December 24, 1975.  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Richard B. Martin officiating.  Burial will be in the Christian Church Cemetery in Franklindale.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The Towanda Elks Lodge #2191 will conduct memorial services at the funeral home this evening at 7 p.m.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Franklin Township fire Co., care of Paul Dodge, Jr., secretary, Monroeton RD 1.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ALFRED EUGENE DUNN, 64 of Monroeton RR 1, Monroe Township, Pa. died Sunday afternoon, March 11, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Sept. 28, 1942, in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late Gerald Fay Dunn and Frances Lindsey Dunn.  Alfred attended the Towanda Schools and in earlier years was employed by the O. Ames Co. in Monroeton and by Nate Benjamin Excavating in Liberty Corners. He later entered into his own excavating business and was employed by Craft Master Inc. in Wysox, Pa., at the time of his death.  Alfred enjoyed the outdoors and in prior years played softball in the area. He also enjoyed hunting, driving race cars at the Dunn Hill Raceway and at other area speedways, and participating in tractor pulls.  Surviving are: Marjorie A. Bennett, at home; his children, Scott Dunn of Burlington, Pa., Kevin Bennett and his wife, Tammy, of Monroeton RR 1, and Tammy Forrest and her husband, Jody, of Towanda; his grandchildren, Brandon, Alyssa and Khristie Dunn, Tiffany and Travis Forrest, and Casondra and Courtney Bennett; sisters, Dorothy Vanderpool and her husband, Mitch, of Monroeton and Janet Davis of Monroeton RR 1; brothers, David Dunn and his wife, Sue, of Monroeton RR 1, Tim Dunn and Mary Shaffer of Lake Wesauking, and Tom Dunn and Lisa Mead of Franklindale, Pa.; his stepmother, Beverly Dunn of Towanda RR 2; and several stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Lindsey Dunn, on Aug. 10, 1989; his father, Gerald Fay Dunn, on July 21, 2002; an infant brother; and his brother-in-law, Bruce Davis.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A private interment service will be held at the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, Pa., at the convenience of the family.  The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Franklin Center Cemetery Association in care of Lisa Mead, RR 1, Box 185, Monroeton, Pa. in Alfred Eugene Dunn's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review 3/13/2007

GERALD FAY DUNN, 82, well-known resident of Towanda RR 2, Asylum Township, died Sunday morning, July 21, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, surrounded by his loving family.  Born May 17, 1920, in Monroe Township, he was a son of the late John Fay Dunn and Gretchen Cranmer Dunn.  Gerald was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1938.  He owned and operated his farm in Monroe Township and was a rural mail carrier for the Monroeton RR 1 area for many years until his retirement.  Gerald was formerly employed by Towanda Iron and Metal, Bradco Supply Co. in North Towanda and by Ames Department Store in Towanda.  On Dec. 29, 1979, Gerald married the former Beverly Chilson.  Gerald was president of the Franklin Center Cemetery Association, former secretary-treasurer of the Rural Letter Carriers Association, past president of the Towanda Area School Board and the Monroe Hose Co., Wysox Fire Co., Towanda Gun Club and Penny Promenaders Square Dancing Club.  Surviving are: his wife of 22 years, Beverly Dunn, at home; his children and their spouses, Alfred and Marjorie Dunn of Monroeton RR 1, David and Sue Dunn of Monroeton RR 1, Janet and Bruce Davis of Monroeton RR 1, Dorothy and Mitch Vanderpoool of Monroeton, Thomas and Lisa Dunn of Monroeton RR 1, Timothy and Mary Dunn of Towanda RR 5, Donald and Carol Travis Jr. of Towanda RR 2, Dawn and Ernie Vanderpool of Towanda RR2, Debra Young of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Eugene Young of Fort Lauderdale; a brother and sister-in-law, W. Donald and Lillian Dunn of Monroeton RR 1; a sister, Beryl D. Wilson of Troy; a sister and brother-in-law, Alta D. and Walter Harris of Monroeton RR 2, a sister-in-law, Vivian Dunn of Monroeton RR 2; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harry and Esther Chilson Jr. of Towanda RR 5, Francis I. and Dot Chilson of New Gretna, N.J., Leroy E. and Billie Chilson of Towanda, James A. and Louise Chilson of Pleasantville, N.J., and Richard E. and Sharon Chilson of Towanda RR 1; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Lyle and Harold Dunn; an infant son; a granddaughter, Dorothy Mae Beers; a great-granddaughter, Amanda Sue Beers; and a grandson, Christopher Spencer.   The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton Untied Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklindale.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa., the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, Box 302, Wysox, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Gerald Dunn’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LYLE R. DUNN, of RR 4, Dushore, Pa., died on Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at home following an illness at the age of 65.  Lyle was born on Nov. 15, 1931, the son of the late John F. and Gretchen Cranmer Dunn of Monroeton, Pa.  From 1966 until 1989, Lyle worked as a Towanda Borough Policeman, until an illness required him to retire.  He worked for several companies driving tractor trailers out of the Towanda area and recently retired from Pelton Trucking of Monroeton.  Lyle is survived by his wife, JoAnn Fulmer Dunn at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Jacquelyn) Dunn Rouse of Dushore RR; three sons, Edward Dunn of Beaver, Pa., and twins, Lyle J. and Larry of Gillett, Pa.; three brothers, W. Donald of Powell, Pa., Harold E. of Monroeton, Pa., and Gerald of Towanda; two sisters, Beryl Wilbur of Troy, Pa. and Alta Harris of Monroeton; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  A graveside memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23, 1997, at the Franklindale Christian Cemetery, Franklindale, Pa. at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. or the Sullivan County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 243, Dushore, Pa. or a charity in Lyle’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ELWIN P. FITCH, 77, of Monroeton RR 1, Franklin Township, died Thursday evening, Aug. 26, 1999 at his home following a period of declining health.  Born March 1, 1922, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Earl E. and Olive Strope Fitch.  Elwin was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1940.  On Nov. 10, 1941, he married Carrie E. Jennings at the Monroeton parsonage.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  Upon returning home from the military, Elwin worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad at the Sayre yard as a mechanic and later entered into farming on his own.  While farming, Elwin was employed by Bendix Corp. in Elmira Heights, N.Y., which later became Fassett Corp., for 31 years until his retirement.  Elwin was a former member of the Franklindale Christian Church for 40 years, where he served as an elder and deacon.  He attended the Evergreen Christian Church.  Mr. Fitch served on the Franklin and Monroe townships school board and was a member of the Iona Grange.  Surviving are his wife of nearly 58 years, Carrie E. Fitch, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Elwin E. and Arleah Fitch of Tucson, Ariz., and Rev. Dr. Paul D. and Janet Fitch of Somerspoint, N.J.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria F. and Steven Hargrove of Poulsba, Wash., Dolores H. and Royal Westbrook of Kansas City, Kan., and Rebekah C. and Larry Maxwell of Afton, N.Y.; a daughter, Enolia J. Fitch of Franklindale, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; seven-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Connie Fitch of Franklindale; a sister and brother-in-law, Fern and John Wilcox of Robert Lee, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Andrew Dean Fitch.  The funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Dodd, pastor of the Evergreen Christian Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, with Towanda-area veterans according full military honors.  The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Evergreen Christian Church, RR 2 Box 190, New Albany, Pa. in Mr. Fitch’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GRIFFITHS –HAZEL GRIFFITHS MOTT, 88, widow of Clarence L. Mott of Monroeton and Daytona Beach, Fla. died late Saturday evening, June 29, 1985 at Rockledge, Fla. following a lingering illness and a stroke.  Born March 7, 1897 in Taylor, Pa., she was the daughter of David and Anna Evans Griffiths.  Hazel met her late husband, Clarence L. Mott, while they were at the Mansfield State Normal School where they were both students and were married in 1916.  Mr. and Mrs. Mott made their first home in Franklindale where they owned a grist mill near Andrew Mott’s General Merchandise Store.  Mrs. Mott was gifted with a sweet singing voice and sang with various church choirs after Clarence became a teacher in western Pennsylvania.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Towanda Chapter No. 76 and Greensburg (Pa.) Chapter, No. 281.  Mrs. Mott attended Shrine functions in Daytona Beach with her husband following his retirement in 1959.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Betty) Mott Delasta of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Viva Mott Lobley-Acas of Indialantic, Fla.; four grandchildren; Mrs. Robert (Jane) Delasta Moore-Schwartz of Cleveland, Ohio, Evan Frederick Delasta of Baton Rouge, La., William J. Lobley, Jr. and David M. Lobley, both of Philadelphia, Pa. and several great-grandchildren.  The funeral service was held at the South Brevard Funeral home, Melbourne, Fla.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at Christian Church Cemetery, Franklindale (Now known as Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp.), with the Rev. Larry Adee officiating.  Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAKEROTT –CHARLOTTE H. SIMPSON, 90 formerly of the Keystone Manor in Sayre, Monroeton RR 1 and Pension Road, West Burlington Twp., died Friday morning, Oct. 23, 1998 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Twp.  Born March 16, 1908 in Natoma, Kan., she was a daughter of the late August Henry and Cora Snow Hakerott.  Charlotte was a graduate of Luray High School, Luray, Kan. Class of 1925 and Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan.  She was employed as a recorder for the registrar’s office at the School of Education, New York University in New York City for 22 years.  In 1950 Charlotte and her husband, Forrister “Sie” Simpson moved to the Burlington area where they operated their dairy farm until their retirement in 1973.  Charlotte was a well-known piano instructor in the area for many years.  She was a member of the Franklindale Christian Church.  Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Donald (Janet) Moore of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrister “Sie” Simpson on March 2, 1987.  The funeral and committal service will be held Monday, Oct. 26, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Larry Adee of Groton, N.Y. her former pastor officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Monday morning at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Bible Lighthouse, PO Box 99, Sayre, Pa. in Mrs. Simpson’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARDENBURG Gloria Evelyn - On the afternoon of June 10, 2010, Gloria Evelyn (Hardenburg) Morse of Monroeton suddenly died
as a result of a motor vehicle accident. She was 66 years of age. Born April 27, 1944 in Flemington, N.J., she was the daughter of LeRoy and Evelyn (Vliet) Hardenburg. Growing up in a farming community led Gloria to become active in 4-H, and later, the Grange. She loved the agricultural profession and worked diligently on the family farm. In 1972, the family left New Jersey for Bradford County. In recent years, Gloria became active with TOPS in Towanda and Curves in Troy. She enjoyed sewing and cooking, and was a member of the Cooking Club of America. She enjoyed dropping by for a visit with friends and running errands for those in need. She went out of her way to help others, and no favor was too much to ask of her. Most of all, Gloria was focused on her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. She is survived by her mother-in-law, Eloise Morse, at home; sons John (and Amanda) O'Connor of Canton, Michael (and Melissa) O'Connor, Ira (and Sandra) Morse and Duane Morse, all of Monroeton; daughter Victoria O'Connor of New Albany; brother William (and Catherine) Hardenburg of Bloomsbury, N.J.; sister Alice Hardenburg of Canton; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild on the way; several nieces and nephews; and a special niece Rachael Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy and Evelyn Hardenburg, husband John Morse, infant son Robert Warren Morse, sister Marjorie Hardenburg-Smith, grandson Benjamin O'Connor and special friend Judy Hardenburg. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 94 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 13, 2010

LEROY P. HARDENBURG, 81, formerly of Canton, PA, died May 2, 2002 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington, PA.  Born on April 19, 1921 in Readington Township, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Percy and Estella (Schomp) Hardenburg.  He had many interests and hobbies.  He was a retired dairy farmer and school bus driver for the Towanda School District.  Mr. Hardenburg enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting.  He was an excellent mechanic who built his own tractor.  Memberships include Riverside Grange in Three Bridges, NJ; the 4-H club; and the NRA.  Surviving are his sons, Abe (Judith) Hardenburg, Ringoes, NJ; William (Cathy) Hardenburg, Bloomsbury, NJ; daughters, Gloria (John) Morris, West Franklin, PA, Marjorie (Larry) Smith, Stafford, VA; brother Robert (Dorothy) Hardenburg, Henderson, NC; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn (Vliet) Hardenburg, with whom he celebrated over 50 years of marriage.  The funeral service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, May 6 with the Pastor Marc Haynes officiating.  Interment was in the Franklin Center Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HARRIS - Walter Carl Harris, 84, of Monroeton RR1, Monroe Twp., Pa., died early Sunday morning, Sept. 6, 2009, at his home following declining health.  "Walt" as he was known by his family and friends, was born Aug. 26, 1925 in Monroe Township, Bradford County, Pa., the son of the late Frank McCullough Harris and Lorena SCRIVENS Harris. On Feb. 6, 1948 he married the former Alta DUNN and they spent 61 happy years together. Walter was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army armored division. In early years, Walt was a self-employed dump truck operator for PennDOT. He later worked for the Turner Handle Factory in Monroeton and was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for many years until his retirement in 1987.  He attended the Monroeton United Methodist Church and was a member of the French Chopper Chapter of Family Campers and RV'ers and was a former member of Iona Grange, State and National Grange. Walt enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, working in his workshop and was always ready to help others.  He is survived by: his wife, Alta Dunn Harris, at home; children and their spouses, Glen L. and Sandra Harris of Towanda RR3, Pa., Kay H. and Dana McNeal of Monroeton RR1, Pa., Tracy L. and Patsy Harris of Towanda RR3, Pa.; grandchildren, Kimberly Kae McNeal Chambers and her husband David of Athens, W.V., Jennifer Marie McNeal Kime and her husband Scott of Geneva, N.Y., Rachel Nicole McNeal of Monroeton, Pa., Billy Joe Harris of Granville, Pa., Deven Lee Harris of Towanda, Pa., Tyler Lynn Harris of Towanda, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Samuel Chambers of Athens, W.V.; a brother, Kenneth Francis Harris of Mountain Lake, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Monroeton United Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Brant officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service Saturday morning at the church.  Interment will be private in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Monroeton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3, Monroeton, PA 18832 in memory of Walter Carl Harris.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  07 Sept. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

HERBERT EUGENE HIBBERT, 18 of 128 Main St., Monroeton died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004 as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Athens Township.  Herbert was born Feb. 27, 1986 in North Towanda Township.  He attended the Monroe Franklin Elementary School, the Towanda Middle School and was a graduate of the Towanda Area High School class of 2004.  Following graduation, Herbert worked in an area stone quarry.  Herbert loved his family and friends.  He enjoyed life, the outdoors, fishing, weight lifting, running, 4-wheeling, dirt bikes and music.  He is survived by his parents, Julia A. Beech Hibbert of Monroeton, William H. Hibbert of Ulster and Herbert Vanderpool Sr. of Sayre; his brother Michael w. Hibbert of Monroeton; his grandparents, John and Sandra Borden of Franklindale, William and Charlotte Hibbert of Franklindale, and Raymond Beach of Cayuta, N.Y.  He is also survived by aunts and uncles, Rachelle and Dennis Kinsman of Franklindale, Chris and Jen Hibbert of Canton, Missy and Tom Powell of LeRoy and a special aunt, Denise Gleason of Franklindale.  Herbert was preceded in death by his grandparents Edward and Roseanna Vanderpool.  A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Assembly of God Church, Kingsbury Ave., Towanda with Pastor Thomas Geiger and Assistant Pastor Timothy Geiger officiating.  The family will receive friends fro m10 a.m. until noon Saturday at the church.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review

CATHY LYNN HICKS, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Hicks of Canton RD 1, Friday, March 15, 1963.  Survived by parents; sister, Leslie Ann; brothers, Gregory and Michael, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ardell Bassett of Canton; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bassett of Canton; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Randall; paternal great-grandfather, Bruce McNeal; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Bailey.  Body at Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Funeral was held there today at 11 a.m., the Rev. Paul Dale.  Burial at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/18/1963  (Buried Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Bradford Co., PA)
 

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