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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 


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. 
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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. 

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HAKES - AVERY, MRS. GERTRUDE LAURA HAKES (SRGP 16074)
 Mrs. Gertrude Laura Avery, 59(?), died in a Rochester hospital Thursday, Jan. 27, 1938, at 3 p.m.  She is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Margaret Wood of Lowman, Dee William Avery of Buffalo, Murial Avery, of Millerton, Ethel Avery of Rochester, Mrs. ?? Osman, Mrs. Dorothy Peterson and Say Avery all of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Roberts, of Gillett and Mrs. Maude Shriner of California; two brothers, Frank and Edward Hakes(?) of Tillett, and 13 grandchildren.  The body will remain in the ???.  The funeral will be conducted at the Gillett Church , Sunday at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Allen ???.  Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.

HALL - ELMER HALL- Elmer Hall died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Watson, in Wellsburg, Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock He is survived by his widow; a son Judson; a daughter Mrs. Ester Brown, of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Watson Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock and will be private. The Rev. Seymour Barrett will officiate. Burial in the Gillett, Pa., cemetery.

LAWRENCE HALL
 Lawrence (Larry) Hall, 48, of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Larry graduated from Elmira College in 1971 and since that time, has been a teacher in the Elmira City School District.  At the time of his death he was teaching pre-kindergarten at the Riverside Elementary School.  He was well known across the state as an authority on early childhood education. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. Surviving him is his wife of 28 years.  Bonnie Wright Hall of Elmira; son, Richard Hall of Asheville, NY; daughter, Rebecca Hall of Cortland, NY; son, Andrew Hall, attending Hartwick College; father, Richard Hall of Gillett, PA; sister, Catherine (Tim) Greenough of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jo and Philip Wright of Granville Summit, PA; brother-in-law, an (Daisy) Wright of Granville Summit. He was predeceased by his mother, Joyce Hall and his grandparents, Don and Ethel Holcomb. Funeral services were held at the Southside Baptist Church on March 13 with the Rev. James Crupi officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations, may do so to the Andrew Hall College Fund, c/o Teachers' Credit Union CCSD, PO Box 2087, Elmira Heights, NY 14903-0087. (TGR, March 19, 1998)

HALL Richard M.
Age 79, of Gillett, PA, died March 2nd, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Richard was born on January 7th, 1929 in Springfield Township, PA, the son of the late Frank and Bertha (McKay) Hall. He graduated from Troy High School, the Class of 1947. Richard married the former Joyce Holcomb on June 27th, 1948. She predeceased him on September 23, 1989; also by his son, Lawrence (Larry) on March 10, 1998; and two brothers, James in 1987 and Robert in 1983; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Hall and Shirley Harkness. He is survived by his daughter, Catherine (Cathy) Hall of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Richard P. (Catherine) Hall of Arden, NC, Rebecca (Sean) Bowers of Endicott, NY, Andrew Hall of Elmira, NY, Martin Greenough of Las Vegas, NV, Kevin (Jeri) Greenough of Las Vegas, NV, Susan Greenough of Las Vegas, NV; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Gavin Bowers, Xandra Hall; daughter-in-law, Bonnie (Donald) Dalia of Elmira, NY; son-in-law, Tim Greenough of Sylvania, PA; brother, Wesley (Ronda) Hall of Pine City, NY; sisters-in-law, Alice and Mabel Hall, both of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brother-in-law, Norman Harkness of Gillett, PA; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends. Richard was retired from Thatcher Glass Co. after 37 years of service. He was a member of Gillett Baptist Church and the South Creek Lions Club. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Thursday, March 6th, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend Allen H. Goss will officiate. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Those wishing may make memorials in Richard M. Hall's name to the Gillett Baptist Church, c/o Gary Maynard.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/4/2008.

Matthew Arland HAMMOND, infant son of Kevin and Marsi Hammond of Chemung, NY, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 4, 2000 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Matthew is survived by his parents; siblings, Dylan, Joshua and Amanda Hammond, all of Chemung; grandparents, Wendell and Donna Harkness of Gillett, PA and Robert and Shirley Hammond of Waverly, NY; great-grandparents, Virginia Maynard of Gillett, PA, Ethel Fuller of Waverly, NY and Mary Harkness of Gillett, PA.  Arrangements were in charge of Olthof funeral Home in Southport with interment to be in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, May 11, 2000

HAMMOND, Stephen died this morning at 4:30 o'clock at the home of his brother, Alfred B. HAMMOND, 627 Winsor Av., aged 53 years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Jewell of Elmira; Mrs. George Ameigh of Gillett, Pa., and a brother Alfred B. HAMMOND of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home 627 Winsor Av., Wed., at 1:30 p. m. and will be private. The remains will be removed to Gillett, Pa., for burial. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. June 20, 1921. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi, <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

HARDING –ELIZABETH H. MAY, 66, of Gillett RD 1 died September 22, 1988 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  She was born December 1, 1921 in Athens, PA, the daughter of Raymond and Phoebe Jones Harding.  She is survived by her husband, Donald (Doc) May; a daughter, Donna Rae May, Gillett RD 1; stepson, Donald Roy May Jr., Corning, NY; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 25 with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery.

DANA J. HARKNESS, 75, Gillett RD 1, died Friday, Jan. 6, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born Oct. 20, 1913 in Gillett, Pa. the son of Jay and Iva Lewis Harkness.  He was a longtime member of the Gillett Baptist Church.  Mr. Harkness was a 60-year member of the Gillett Grange, a 4-H leader for 35 years, a lifelong farmer and a member of the American Jersey Cattle Club.  He was also a lifelong resident of Thompson Hill.  Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Furman Harkness; a daughter Marletta Harkness of Long Beach, Cal.; five sons and daughters-in-law; Reynald (Butch) and Barbara Harkness, Brad and Becky Harkness, Brent and LuAnn Harkness, Nathan and Carol Harkness, all of Gillett RD 1; two sisters; Shirley Packard of Troy and Mrs. Robert (Rosamond) Tillinghast, Gillett RD 2; two brothers and sisters-in-law; Norm and Shirley Harkness, Mert and Hazel, all of Gillett RD 1; a sister-in-law Darcy Harkness of Gillett RD 1; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother Elwin Earl Harkness on May 29, 1960.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Monday from 12-2 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Monday a6 2 p.m. with Rev. George Herrick, Rev. Charles Root and Rev. Sydney Kane officiating.  Burial will be in the Gillett Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HARKNESS – Earl C. Harkness, of Leesburg, FL, formerly of Gillett, PA, died Wednesday, April 11, 1962. He was former operator of the Gillett General Store. Survived by son, Wayne of Lady Lake, FL; sister, Mrs. Estella Stirton of Fort Pierce, FL, Mrs. Evelyn Chase of Cayuta, Mrs. Berdena Patterson of Troy; brother, Jay of Wilawana; 3 grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours: today 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral there Monday at 2 PM, the Rev. Charles Root. Gillett Cemetery.

HARKNESS, Elwin E., 48, of Gillett, Sunday, May 29, 1960. He was president of the South Creek Lions Club; member of the Gillett Baptist Church. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Harkness; daughter, Miss Arlene Harkness; sons, Norwood & Lee Jay, all at home, father, Jay of Wilawanna; sisters, Mrs. Shirley Packard of Troy, Mrs. Rosamond Tillinghast of Gillett; brothers, Dana, Norman & Merton, all of Gillett. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  Funeral there Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Luther Harper. Gillett Cemetery.

JAY HENRY HARKNESS age 78 of Willawana, Pa., Saturday, April 23, 1966 at his home.  Friends may call at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Monday2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Joseph Leichilter and the Rev. Owen Barrett.  Gillett Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Anna Culp Harkness; daughters, Mrs. Leroy Packard of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Robert Tillinghast Sr. of Gillett;  sons, Dana, Norman and Merton all of Gillett; step-sons, Lawrence Vaughn of Elmira, Leslie Vaughn of Odessa; sisters, Mrs. Stella Stirton of Wellsburg, Mrs. Evelyn Charse of Cayuta, Mrs. James Patterson of Troy, Pa.; 22 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was a life long farmer in the Gillett area; member of the Gillett Baptist Church; Gillett Grange, tax collector for 13 years in the South Creek Township.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/25/1966

JOYCE ANNETTE HARKNESS, 2 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delos Harkness of Thompson Hill, Gillett, Pa. died unexpectedly Sunday morning, July 17, 1938.  She leavers her parents, a brother, Ross Delos Harkness; and a sister, Helene Lucille Harkness.  The funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Soper and Mosher Funeral Home, Troy, Pa.  The Rev. Allen Douglas will officiate.  Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/18/1938

Merton L. HARKNESS, 75, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 10, 1995.  Until his death, Mert operated the family farm in Gillett, PA where he was born November 16, 1919 to Jay and Iva Lewis Harkness.  Mert was very active in the community throughout his life, having been a township supervisor for the past 36 years.  He was a life-long member of the Gillett grange, having served several terms as master and as director of the grange Mutual insurance.  He was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church.  Mert was an avid baseball player from the age of six until he pitched his last game at the age of 62.  He was inducted into the Troy bowlers Hall of Fame to honor his decades of Participation in the sport.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hazel Dunbar Harkness; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Bruce Staudt of Troy RR 1; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Diane Harkness of Gillett RR 1; daughters and sons-in-law, DeEtta and Terry Shaffer of Wyalusing and Julie and Larry Congdon of Troy RR 3; eight grandchildren; two great-granchildren; brother, Norman Harkness of Gillett; sisters, Shirley (LeRoy ) Packard of Troy, Rosamond (Robert) Tillinghast of Gillett and sister-in-law, Mary (Dana) Harkness of Gillett.  He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Elwin Harkness and Dana Harkness.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 14 with the Rev. Robert Weaver and the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery.

HARKNESS Norman L. Harkness
Was born November 7, 1917 in Gillett, the son of the late Jay and Iva (Lewis) Harkness died peacefully on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the Troy Community Hospital at the age of 93. He is survived by his sons and daughter-in-laws, Donald and Betty Lou of Gillett; Greg and Diane of Sarasota, FL; Matthew and Lynda of Gillett; grandchildren, Ian Harkness, Lydia Harkness (Shawn Cranmer), Tiffany (Ivan) Morales, Katie Harkness, Nicole Harkness, Elizabeth (Todd) Johnson, Emily (Jason) Kenyon, Axel Greene; great grandchildren, Mia Morales, Hunter Kenyon and Caroline Johnson; along with several nieces and nephews. Norman was predeceased by his loving wife, Shirley (Holcomb) Harkness in 1995, brothers, Elwin, Dana and Merton; sisters, Shirley Packard and Rosamond Tillinghast. Norman was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country from 1941 - 1945 in the European Theatre during WW II. He was a member of the Masonic Trojan Lodge # 306 in Troy, PA, a lifetime member of the VFW Post # 5655 in Gillett, PA and a member of the Gillett Baptist Church. Norman owned and operated Harkness Construction for many years. He was an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed working with wood. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. The Reverend Allen Goss will celebrate Norman's service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in the Gillett Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his beloved Shirley. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church 33241 Route # 14 Gillett, PA 16925.  Star Gazette - December 24, 2010

HARKNESS - TILLINGHAST
Rosamond Alice Harkness A longtime resident of the Fassett, PA community died peacefully at The Manor in Bradford County, PA, where she had been receiving care on Saturday, May 7, 2005. She was born on December 17, 1914 to Jay and Iva Lewis Harkness on Thompson Hill in Gillett, PA. She grew up as a tomboy in a loving family, playing outside with her four brothers and leaving the cooking and cleaning to her sister. Her family loved music and would gather around as she played the piano, her dad played the violin and her brothers played guitar, banjo, clarinet, mandolin and sang. After graduating from Troy High School in 1932, she married Robert Tillinghast on July 5, 1934, remaining married for over 70 years. While working side by side with her husband, operating a dairy farm and raising four children, she continued to be a tomboy, enjoying such activities as hunting and fishing. Even after she could no longer hunt, she greatly enjoyed walking on her land. Her childhood love of music continued into her adult life, playing the piano in the Fassett Baptist Church for many years. Holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, would find her four children and their spouses, and any number of her 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren gathered in her living room around her singing as she played the piano. She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church, Gillett Grange and a charter member of the South Creek Rod and Gun Club. She received the Sportsman of the Year Award for the Northern Tier in 1988, given by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Surviving is her family who cherish her memory, her children, Robert (Eileen) Tillinghast Jr., Dawn Townsend, Dale Tillinghast (Kathy Darmstadt), Darlene (Terry) Houston; a brother, Norm Harkness; a sister-in-law, Mary Harkness; along with Rosie's 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, a community of family friends and a loving church family. Rosie was predeceased by her parents, Jay and Iva Lewis Harkness; a stepmother, Anna Culp Harkness; husband, Robert Tillinghast Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Leroy Packard; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elwyn and Dorothy Harkness, Dana Harkness, Merton and Hazel Harkness; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley Harkness, Elwood and Orilla Tillinghast Mallory. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Further visitation will take place in the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, PA on Thursday morning between the hours of 9 to 11 a.m. Rosie's funeral services will follow in the church at 11 a.m. with her pastor and friend, the Reverend Donald Rockwell along with her grandsons, the Reverend Michael Tillinghast and Reverend Todd Tillinghast officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Tillinghast Family Plot of the Gillett Cemetery. To further serve the Lord, memorial donations may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, 36089 Rt. 14 Gillett, PA 16925, in her memory. Rosie's family would like to thank the staff at The Manor and Guthre Hospice for providing our mother the best possible care in her final days and years. Your compassion will never be forgotten.

WAYNE C. HARKNESS, 71, of Gillett went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday June 10, 1998.  He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.  He was born Dec. 31, 1926, to Earl and Olive Wheaton Harness of Gillett.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years Winnie Avery Harkness; a son, Roger (Sandy) Harkness of Troy; daughters, Diane Harkness of Gillett, Renee (Jeff) Shanahan of Ithaca, N.Y.; son-in-law, Michael Sifnakis of Elmira, N.Y.; grandchildren, Shelly (Jeff) Holdren, Stephanie Harkness of Troy, Peter (Debbie) Sifnakis of N.Y., Bill (Natascha) Sifnakis of Japan, Chris Sifnakis of New Jersey, Robert and Marcy Bones of Gillett, Chelsea Harkness, Ithaca, N.Y., Olivia Shanahan, Ithaca, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law LaRue and Dora Ann Avery, Joyce and Dick Berry of Gillett; several nieces, nephews and special friends.  He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Sharon H. Sifnakis in 1993.  Harkness was a retired employee of Fairway Spring Co. of Horseheads, N.Y., a United States Army veteran of WWII, a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion and was an active member of the Gillett Baptist Church.  He had a life-long passion for gardening.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. on Friday, June 12, 1998, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Saturday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Robert Weaver will officiate.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett.  Those wishing may make memorials to the Gillett Baptist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HEATH - JESSIE McCANN
 Jessie J. McCann, 78, of Wellsburg, NY, died Friday, February 25, 1994 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Funeral services were held February 28 at the Thomas McInerny Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Those wishing may make contributions to the Chemung County Office of the Aging, c/o J. Andrew, 425-447 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. (TGR, Thursday, March 3, 1994) She married William “Hank” WILLIAM McCann

HENSHAW, Gary J-70, of Gillett RD 2 died at his home Thursday at 2 am. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Kinsman Henshaw; a son, Robert of Elmira; and two grandchildren. The body is at the Soper Funeral Home in Troy where services will be held Saturday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Gillett. Rev. Charles Root will officiate.

DONALD A. HICKS.  A Gillett resident, age 85, died peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2005, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born April 1, 1919 in Gillett, PA, the son of the late Reidy and Pearl (Hakes) Hicks.  Donald was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, Mary Elizabeth (Moore) Hicks; sisters, Edna Hungerford and Stella Acker; brother, John Hicks.  He is survived by his sister, Ruby Frances Davis of Gulfport, FL; family at home, Harry and Ruby Stearns of Gillett, PA, and their children, Debbie, Pat, Harry Jr., John, Jennifer, and Lee; along with several nieces, nephews, and many close friends. Donald was a Veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country from 1941 to 1945 during WW II.  He retired from American La France after 39 years of dedicated service.  In his spare time, he enjoyed going to rummage sales.  He was loved by all who knew him, and will be dearly missed.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, March 25, 2005 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services celebrating Donald’s life will be held there following the visitation. (7:00 PM)  The Reverend Vincent Cooper will officiate.  Interment will take place in the Gillett Cemetery on Saturday at 1:99 p.m. with Reverend Cooper conducting the committal services and the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Hicks full Military Honors.  –Elmira Star Gazette.
 


HILFIGER - MRS. SUSIE H. GUSTIN  (SRGP 16076)
Roseville, Nov. 14—Mrs. Susie Hakes Gustin died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Orin Wood, here Wednesday evening. She is survived by her husband, John Gustin, and the following children: Mrs. Charles Roberts and Frank Hakes, Gillett; Edward Hakes, Elmira; Mrs. Gertrude Avery, Buffalo; Mrs. Maude Shriner, California.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Gillett Baptist Church, the Rev. J. Sydney Kane officiating. Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1929) [Note from JMT - Daughter of Catheirine Castle and Rudolph Hilfiger]

HOAGLAND –RUTH M. MCNEAL, of Gillett, PA, age 84, died Saturday, March 6, 1999 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY.  She was born March 6, 1915 in Windfall, PA to the late Luther and Nina Allen Hoagland and the wife of the late Marshall A. McNeal Sr., who died in 1974.  Ruth is survived by her loving children, Audrey L. Fields, of Gillett, PA, Patricia “Pat” and tom Root of Gillett, PA; Marshall A. and Kay McNeal of Troy, PA, Allen I. and Kathy McNeal of West Chester, PA; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; her sister, Gertrude Hoagland of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Harry Kinsman.  In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was predeceased by her son-in-law, Jack Fields; sister, Dorothy Bellows; and brother-in-law, Edward Hoagland. She was a longtime member of Gillett Baptist Church, and a member of Bereans Class.  Ruth used her wonderful cooking skills over the years at the former Phyl Carlo Restaurant in Gillett, S.S. Kresge Store in Elmira and Troy Area High School District.  She will be dearly missed by all.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, Wednesday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Funeral and committal service will be held there Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. the rev. Charles root and rev. Edward Hoagland will be officiating.  Following services Ruth will be laid to rest in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

HOAGLAND Ruth M. MCNEAL,  84,  of Gillett, Pa died Saturday, March 6, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY.   She was born March 6, 1915 in Windfall, PA, to the late Luther and Nina Allen Hoagland.  She was a longtime member of Gillett Baptist Church and a member of the Berean’s class.  Ruth used her cooking skills over the years at the former Phyl-Carlo Restaurant in Gillett, S.S. Kresge Store in Elmira and Troy Area School District.  Ruth is survived by her children, Audrey L. Fields of Gillett, Patricia “Pat” and Tom Root of Gillett, Marshall A. and Kay McNeal of Troy, Allen I. and Kathy McNeal of West Chester, PA; 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; her sister,  Gertruce Hoagland of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews; special friend Harry Kinsman.  In addition to her parents Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Marshall A. McNeal Sr., who died in 1974; her son-in-law, Jack Fields; sister, Dorothy Bellows; and brother-in-law, Edward Hoagland.   Funeral services were held March 11 (11 am) at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Charles Root and the Rev. Edward Hoagland officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday  March 11, 1999

DONALD T. HOLCOMB
 Donald T. Holcomb, 89, of Gillett, RR 1, PA died Monday, April 4, 1994 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Norman Harkness. He was in business for himself and ran Holcomb's Garage and Service Station for over 40 years. He was an active member of the Gillett Baptist Church and the Tuesday Morning Prayer Group. Don was a 50-year member of Trojan Lodge No. 306 F & AM and was a charter member and oldest member of the South Creek Lions Club. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Shirley L. and Norman L. Harkness; son-in-law, Richard Hall of Gillett; grandchildren and spouses, Donald and Betty Lou Harkness of Gillett, Gregory and Diane Harkness of Sarasota, FL, Matthew and Lynda Harkness of Gillett, Larry and Bonnie Hall of Elmira and Catherine and Tim Greenough of Columbia Cross Roads; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Josephine Blodgett of Troy RR 3; sister-in-law, Dorna Patterson of Butler, PA; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his wife, Ethel Patterson Holcomb in 1991 and his daughter Joyce Hall in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on April 7 (11 am) with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and interment to be in the Gillett Cemetery.  There was a memorial service by Trojan Lodge at the Funeral Home on Wednesday night. Donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA or the Gillett Baptist Church. (TGR, Thursday, April 7, 1994)

HOLCOMB –HELEN I. ANDRUS, 90, of Gillett RR 1, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1993 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.  Helen owned and operated the Cut and Curl in Gillett for many years.  She was a life member of the Gillett Baptist Church and was a member of the Breans Class.  Mrs. Andrus attended Gillett Senior Citizens and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Troy.  She is survived by her husband, Clemens Andrus of Gillett; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard M. and Joyce Berry of Gillett; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Calvin Robinson of Wellsburg, N.Y.; and Clara and Jim Cease of Maryland; granddaughters, Mrs. Lee (Debra) Haxton of Chemung, N.Y.; and Mrs. Jim (Pamela) Updike of Gillett; great-grandchildren, Shawna Haxton, Zachary Haxton, Zane Haxton, Tara Stone and Tiffany Updike; a brother, Donald Holcomb of Gillett; a sister, Josephine Blodgett of Gillett; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Horton E. Berry in 1942.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, from 7-9 p.m. Sunday evening.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. George Herrick and Rev. Charles Root officiating.  Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett.  Those wishing may make contributions to the Gillett Baptist Church in Helen’s name.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HOLCOMB - JOSEPHINE BLODGETT
 Josephine E. Blodgett, 92, of Gillett, PA, died on Saturday, November 12, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor. She retired from Remington Rand in Elmira.  She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church, the Gillett Rebekah Lodge and was a lifetime member of Country Cousins Home Bureau. She is survived by her daughters, Marie (Samuel) Heath of Gillett, PA, Phyllis (Arlie) Garrabrant of Horseheads, NY; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Josephine was predeceased by her husband, Albert, in 1957 and her daughter, JoAnn, in 1983. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on November 14 with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and interment to be in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett. (TGR, Thursday, November 17, 1994)

HOLCOMB –JOYCE H. HALL, 59, of Gillett RD 1, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Joyce was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Richard M. Hall; children; Larry and Bonnie Hall of Elmira and Cathy and Tim Greenough of Columbia Cross Roads; grandchildren; Richard Philip, Rebecca Lynne and Andrew Scott Hall, Martin Lee, Kevin Michael and Susan Katie Greenough;  her parents, Donald and Ethel Patterson Holcomb of Gillett; sister, Shirley and Norm Harkness of Gillett; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. on Tuesday from 6:30-9 p.m. with the funeral there Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Revs. George Herrick and Charles Root officiating.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery.  The family would greatly appreciate memorials to the Gillett Baptist Church or the South Creek Volunteer Ambulance Corp. in Joyce’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HOLCOMB MATTHEW KINCKERBOCKER
Age 95, of RD 1, Gillett, Pa., Sun., Jan. 4, 1976 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends May call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Wed. 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., Rev. Charles Long officiating, burial Gillett Cemetery. Should friends desire contributions may be made to the memorial fund of the Gillett Baptist Church. Survived by son, Donald T. Holcomb of RD 1, Gillett; daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Ayres of RD 1, Canton, Mrs. Josephine Blodgett of RD 1, Gillett, Mrs. Helen Berry of RD 1 Gillett with whom he made his home; brother, LaMarr Holcomb of Troy, Pa.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren 20 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. He was a 60 year member of the Gillett Baptist Church, Charter Member of the South Creek Lions Club 1952 to 1976. He was the oldest living member in District 14G. & Charter Member of Gillett Rebekah Lodge. He was associated with the milk business for forty years as a building superintendent (Empire State, Sheffield Farms, & Dairymen’s League) Troy Senior Citizens & a former member of Gillett Grange.

HOLCOMB Shirley L. HARKNESS, 67, OF Gillett, PA died unexpectedly Friday, May 12, 1995 at home.  Shirley was a retired cafeteria worker for the Troy area School and a member and current deaconess of the Gillett Baptist Church.  She was also active in Home Bureau, Gillett Senior Citizens and the Mountain Laurel Camper Club.  She was a former Rebekah.  She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Norman Harkness; sons and daughter-in-law, Donald and Betty Lou Harkness of Gillett, PA; Gregory and Diane Harkness of Sarasota, FL; Matthew and Lynda Harkness of Gillett; grandchildren, Ian, Lydia, Tiffany, Katie, Nicole Elizabeth and Emily; a brother-in-law, Richard Hall of Gillett; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Donald Holcomb, in 1994 and Ethel Holcomb in 1991; her sister Joyce Hall in 1990.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof funeral Home in Elmira on May 14.  Memorial donations may be sent to the Gillett Baptist Church, Route  14, Gillett, PA 16925.

CHARLES JACKSON.  Longtime Gillett resident Charles William Jackson, 79, died Sept. 30, 2005.  Born in Leolyn, PA on May 27, 1926, he was the son of Delbert and Ida Hazel (Brown) Jackson.  At different times during his life he resided in Elmira, NY, Mansfield, and Canton, but Gillett was where he always called home.  He had been an employee of Kennedy Valve Co., Elmira for many years until a disability forced him toe retire.  Mr. Jackson was married to the former Hilda Newton, and together they raised two sons and two daughters, Hilda died in October 9f 1998.  He enjoyed all-night card playing marathons, his vegetable garden and fishing.  He was a great fan of country and western music, especially when performed by his childhood friends, Bob and Dean McNett.  He enjoyed watching professional wrestling on television, even though he knew that it was really staged.  After the first snowfall each winter, much to the delight of his children and grandchildren, he would produce homemade fudge, which he would convert into “snow candy”.  Most importantly, he was a man with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord, and was a member of the Canton Seventh-Day Adventist Church.  He was a basic, down-to-earth family man who found great pleasure in the company of his family and friends.   Surviving are his sons, Charles W. (and Anita) Jackson, Tioga, PA and James Edward Jackson, Elmira; daughters, Marjorie and Richard Pellor, Gillett and Connie Baldwin, Troy; sisters Marjorie Wagner, West Burlington and Doris Stage, Mansfield; great-aunts Marjorie Beals and Susie Kelts, both of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a special great-grandson, Justin Beach.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; brother, Delbert Jackson Jr.; and sister Betty Ames.  The funeral was held Oct. 3 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with Pastor Preston Monterey of the Canton Seventh-Day Adventist Church officiating.  Interment was in Gillett Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RICHARD H. ‘DICK’ JOHNSTON SR., 62, of Gillett, born Feb. 18, 1942, died on Wednesday, May 26, 2004, surrounded by his family at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Bernice Johnston; children, Vicki (Tim) Warren of South Carolina, Donna (Karl) Dalton of Maryland and Brett (Georgia) of Gillett; brothers, Earl (Phyllis) of Troy, Wayne (Norman) of Wellsboro, Pa., and Ernie (Colleen) of Mansfield, Pa.; and nine grandchildren.  Richard was predeceased by his parents, William and Helen Johnston; a brother, Jim; sisters, Marie and Marge; nephew Dwayne; and a grandson, Michael.  He was a lifetime member of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the South Creek Lions Club and the Canton Loyal Order of Moose.  Family and friends will be received Saturday, May 29, from noon to 1 p.m. at Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y.  The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett.  Those wishing may make memorials to the South Creek Lions Club, RR 1, Gillett, in Dick’s memory.

KAUFMAN –MRS. FRANCES F. HILL, 79 of 126 Main St., Wellsburg, Monday, April 19, 1954.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ila Cannan of Elmira, Mrs. Leland J. Edsall of Pine City; 5 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; brother, J. W. Kaufman of Dundee; sister, Mrs. Chester Jolly of Penn Yan.  Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home and late this afternoon will be removed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edsall of Pine City.  Private funeral there at the convenience of the family.  Burial Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, Pa.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/20/1954

KELTS - RICHMOND MRS. SARAH E. KELTS (SRGP 7014)
 Mrs. Sarah E. Richmond, 78, died Wednesday at 9:15 at the home of her son, Clyde Richmond, Friendship. N.Y.  She is survived by another son, Lee of Gillett, Pa., a daughter, Mrs. Alberta Brewer, Wellsburg; and five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Gillett Church and burial will be in the Gillett Cemetery.  The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate.

KEMPFER - JOANNE L. SILVERNAIL
 Joanne L. Silvernail, 60, of RR 2, Gillett, PA died Tuesday, May 28, 1991. She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church and of the South Creek Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Silvernail is survived by her mother, Audrey Kempfer of Gillett; husband, Robert; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. and Betty, James E. and Lana, all of Gillett; daughter, Suzanne S. Johnston of Troy, PA; brother, Paul R. Kempfer of Gillett; sister, Linda K. York of Troy; grandchildren, Heather and Sara Johnston, Justin, Eric, Courtney and Marc Silvernail; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira on May 31 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell and the Rev. John Johnson officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the South Creek Ambulance Association in Gillett in her memory. (TGR, Thursday, June 6, 1991)

KENDALL - AMEIGH, Margaret "Peg"
A longtime resident of the Gillett, PA community died Saturday morning, November 29, 2008, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness. Born on January 19, 1928 in Williamsport, PA, Peg was the daughter of the late Floyd and Hattie Carney-Chapel Kendall. She married Llewellyn Ameigh on April 21, 1949 in Canton, PA. A devoted homemaker, Peg enjoyed caring for her loving family who survive and cherish her memory. A loving husband and companion of nearly 60 years, Llewellyn "Lew" Ameigh; their seven children, Connie (Jim) Avants, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Rodney (Esmeralda) Ameigh, Phoenix, AZ; Scott (Judy) Ameigh, Gillett, PA; Linda (Jim) Havens, Gillett, PA; "Buddy" (Paula) Ameigh, Gillett, PA; Eric (Margretta) Ameigh, Hummelstown, PA; Mark Ameigh, Syracuse, NY; many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a sister, Pauline Watts, Canton, PA; and a brother, Robert (Irene) Kendall, Troy, PA. Peg was predeceased by her two grandsons, Adam Michael Ameigh and Kenneth Marland Ameigh. She was well known in the community and was a longtime member of the Fassett Baptist Church where she was active. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday December 2, 2008 between the hours of 10 a.m.– 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow the time of visitation at 12:15 p.m. with her pastor and friend, the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will follow in Gillett Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, 36089 Rt. 14, Gillett, PA 16925 in her memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/30/2008

CHARLES E. KENNEDY
 Charles E. Kennedy, 78, of Gillett, PA, died Sunday, February 13, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Charles was a former employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired from Moore Business Forms at the age of 62 with over 25 years of service. He is survived by his children, Charles E. (Laura) Kennedy II of Erin, NY, Thomas E. (Sherry) Kennedy of Wellsburg, NY, Patricia A. (Scott) Steves of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Charles E. Kennedy III, Thomas E. Kennedy II, Tammy S. Galpin, Angela M., Charles E. and Pamela S. Rumsey, Justeen, Heather and Beverly Wade; a great-grandchild, Neil Jay Galpin; sisters, Erma Turner of Naples, FL, Jayne Carn of Williamsport, PA, Mary Bachman of Pine City, NY; brothers, Edwin Kennedy of Horseheads, NY, Marshall Kennedy of Horseheads, NY and Harold Kennedy of Ralston, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Lillian (Peg) in 1982. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on February 16 (4 pm) with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, February 17, 1994)

KERBEIN
Arthur Paul "Art" Age 81 formerly of Elmira died Nov. 30, 2001 at Brandon Hospital, Brandon, FL. He was born in Germany on July 24, 1920 and came to Elmira with his parents, Frank and Martha Kerbein in 1923. Art was employed at Kennedy Valve and was an avid hunter, fisherman and lover of the outdoors. His surviving family includes his daughter, Martha (Douglas) Brochu; Three sons, Tom, Alfred "Bud" and Jim (Sue) Kerbein; sister, Augusta (Paul) Blanc; brothers, James (Patricia), Frank (Jean) and John (Pauline) Kerbein; sister-in-law, Theresa Kerbein. Also surviving are ten-grandchildren and eight-great grandchildren. He served in the US Army during WWII. Art landed on Omaha Beach three days after D-Day. He drove in the Red Ball Express, helping General Patton with his push across Europe. Art was predeceased by his wife, Julia, two sons, Arthur and William, parents Frank and Martha Kerbein, sister, Hedwig Belknap and brother, Alfred "Al" Kerbein. Friends are invited to attend his services to take place in the Gillett Baptist Church Gillett, PA on Thurs Dec. 6, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside committal service will follow in Gillett Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Chemung Co. Military Honor Squad. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY

KERRICK - ALICE M. WILSON
 Alice M. Wilson, 68, of Gillett RD 1, died February 2, 1990 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born August 27, 1921 in Gillett, the daughter of Samuel and Mildred Wheeler Kerrick. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and her CB handle was "Lazy Daisy". She is survived by her husband of 50 years, George F. Wilson Sr.; sons and daughters-in-law, George F. and Shirl Wilson Jr. of Elmira, Richard and Regina Wilson of Wellsburg, NY, Charles and Sue Wilson of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, RuthAnn and Harold Lowry of Gillett, Susan and William Burdick of Gillett; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane and George Watson of Elmira; Winnie and Lee Morrison of Wellsburg, NY; brother and sister-in-law, John and Beverly Kerrick of Millerton; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Linda Wilson of Gillett; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas, in 1985. Funeral services were held February 6 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George T. Herrick officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett. (TGR, Thursday, February 8, 1990)

KERRICK, Frederick-whose home for twelve years had been with his daughter, Mrs. A R Johnson, expired Tuesday night at the Johnson home in Elmira Street, aged 87 years, 10 mos, and 6 days. Mr. Kerrick married Melvina Berry, May 6, 1855, and began housekeeping at Gillett. Subsequently he lived in Springfield, South Creek and Grover. He was a veteran of the civil war, Co C 132nd Penn Infantry, and took part in the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg. He his survived by Mrs. Johnson and two sons, Arthur of Middlebury, and Fremont of Ridgeway, Pa. Another daughter, Sarah, died some years ago. Private funeral services were held at the home Friday with interment in Gillett. (Nov 18, 1919)

KERRICK - Mrs. Rachel M. Watson, 73, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Mellen, 515 Balsam Street, Wednesday at 10 p.m. She is survived by her daughter, one son, David D. Watson of Wellsburg; one brother Nelson Kerrick of Gillett, Pa., and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be held in the Baptist Church at Gillett, Pa., Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate. Burial in Gillett Cemetery. (handwritten on article July 8, 1931)

KIERSTED Dr. C. F. Kiersted Dies at Gillett.
Dr. C. F. Kiersted died
peacefully at his home at Gillett Friday, April 24, after several months illness with heart disease. He had been in a critical condition for some time and Friday morning told his son, Delos, who was watching with him, to call Mrs. Kiersted because he was dying. Life departed soon after she reached his side. Dr. Kiersted was in his seventieth year and had literally worn himself out ministering to the people of the vicinity. His death leaves a large district without a physician. He was born in Sullivan county, N. Y., on September 23, 1844, and was graduated from Geneva Medical College in 1872. He located at once at Gillett, where he practiced his profession for 42 years. He married Sarah Elizabeth Carr on October 7, 1847, and besides his widow is survived by one son, Delos Kiersted of Pittsburg; a brother Isaac of Gillett, and two sisters, Mrs. C. J. Emens of Gillett and Mrs. Frank Anderson of Interlaken, N. Y. For may years he was a member of the Baptist church and he also belonged to Trojan lodge, F. and A. M. of Troy and Cashmere Groto, M. O. V. P. E. R., of Elmira. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the home at 2 o’clock, Rev. J. Osbourn, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. The Masonic order had charge of the services. Burial in the Gillett cemetery. TGR 1914

KIMBALL - WATSON
Ruth A. (Kimball) Age 95, of Columbia Crossroads, PA, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home, Troy, PA. Born December 10, 1908, she was a daughter of the late William and Jeanette "Nettie" (Kennedy) Kimball. Ruth raised a large family at Watson Stock Farm and found great joy in her gardening. She was a member of the Coryland Presbyterian Church. Surviving are four daughters, Velma (Louis) Beach and Eleanor (Jim) Boor of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Dorothy Terry of Bath, NY, and Linda (Luther) Wrisley of Troy, PA; two sons, Roy (Lucille) Watson of Troy, PA, and Merle (Beverly) Watson of Columbia Crossroads, PA; a sister, Louise Dibble of Sayre, PA; and several grandchildren,  great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Ivan Watson on April 8, 1993;a daughter, Doris; a son, Harold "Dutch" Watson; brothers, Floyd and William Kimball; and a sister, Leona Bolster. Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Monday, July 19, 2004, from 1:00  to 2:00 p.m. The funeral and committal service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Duane R. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Memorial donations in Ruth's name may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR # 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or to Coryland Presbyterian Church, RR 3, Columbia Crossroads, PA 16947.

KINGSLEY –BERTHAL L. TUNING age 87 of Gillett, PA died peacefully Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira.  She was born February 9, 1916 to the late Harry and Bertha (Mason) Kingsley.  Bertha is survived by four sons, Brian (Helen) Harvey of Ontario, Canada, Dennis (Mary) Harvey of NJ, Henry (Dawn) Harvey of NY, David (Barbara) Harvey of CA; sister, Kathryn Passmore; stepdaughter, Martha and Dale Kress of Gillett, PA; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Sunday October 19, 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral services will be there on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Bevins officiating.  Interment will immediately follow in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

KINGSLEY - HARRIET L. LEWIS
 Harriet L. Lewis, 88, of Gillett, PA, died Sunday, April 3, 1994 in Lakeland, FL. Born July 28, 1905 in East Smithfield, she was the daughter of Harry and Bertha Mason Kingsley. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and the Gillett Grange. Mrs. Lewis was a school teacher in Gillett and Ridgebury. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lorraine Hooser of Lakeland, FL; sons, Alton Lewis of Binghamton and Stanley Lewis of Silver Spring, MD and Martin Lewis of Columbus, GA; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Passmore of East Smithfield and Bertha Tuning of Gillett; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lewis was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Lewis in 1990 and son, Wallace Lewis in 1975. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on April 8 (2 pm) with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church. (TGR, Thursday, April 7, 1994)

Dr. Hiram F. KINSMAN, 93, died this morning, Monday, Nov. 12, 1934 at 3 o'clock. Doctor Kinsman practiced his profession in Elmira and Elmira Heights several years ago. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Dr. William R. Campbell of East Smithfield and Mrs. Mary Henshaw of Gillett 3 sons Hiram and Fred of Ithaca, Frank of Lansing, Michigan.  The funeral was held at the family home in Gillett Wednesday 10:30 a.m. Rev. Sidney Kane.  Burial in Gillett Cemetery.

JOSEPH C. KOPSON, 83, Troy died April 15, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born on September 10, 1921, in Philadelphia.  Mr. Kopson served in the U.S.M.C. 4th Marine Division during WW II.  He retired from the Bensalem Twp. School district.  His wife, Edna Kopson, predeceased him in 1996.  Surviving are a daughter, Charlotte Catherman; three grandsons and great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Kopsitz and his wife, Cape May, NJ; special friends Don Betty, Walter and Polly Wright, Robert and Ad Burnham.  The funeral service was held April 20 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, NY with the Rev. Don Rockwell, officiating.  Interment was in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.  Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Bradford County Manor Resident Activity Fund, RR #3, Box 322, Troy, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Alton K. LEWIS, age 68, of Binghamton, NY died on Monday, October 18, 1999 at Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, NY.  He was born on Nobember 10, 1930 in Gillett, PA, a son of the late Stephen and Harriet (Kingsley) Lewis.  Alton was a 1948 graduate of Troy Hihg School where he was head major in the high school band.  During his high school years, Alton performed as a magician in the Troy Lions Club Minstrel Show.  He was also a graduate of Johnson City Bible School with a degree in theology.  Alton aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt.  He was an accomplished musician and taught several instruments to students in the Binghamton area for over 30 years.  He also played organ for several churches in the Binghamton area.  Alton is survived by his brothers; Stanley (Lucy) Lewis of Silver Springs, MD, Willis “Martin” (Foy) Lewis of Columbus, GA; sister, Lorraine Hooser of Lakeland, FL; two aunts; 10 nieces and nephews, several cousins.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, Stephen Wallace Lewis.  Funeral services were held October 23 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Robert Weaver and Rev. Charles Root officiating; interment will be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

DONIPHAN F. LEWIS Doniphan F. Lewis, 72, died at the home of his son, Fred G. Lewis, Gillett, Pa., Thursday at 1:30 p.m. He is survived by his son Fred; one daughter Mrs. Earl Pratt of Wellsburg; one sister, Mrs. Cora Wheeler of Seeley Creek; eight grandchildren. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the family home, the Rev. Sidney Kane officiating. Burial in Gillett, Pa., Cemetery. (handwritten on article Dec 4 1930)

LEWIS IDA
Chase, Mrs. Ida May Lewis-63, formerly of Gillett, died at her home in Falls Church, Va. on Thursday afternoon. (1948) She is survived by her husband, John Chase; a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Updike of Falls Church, Va.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Delores Owen of Falls Church, Va.; four brothers, Willard Lewis of Rulo, Neb, Raymond Lewis of Buffalo, NY, John and Stephen Lewis of Gillett; five sisters, Mrs. Jane Gordon, Mrs. Alice Roy, Mrs. Ruth Roy, Mrs. Anna Ameigh, all of Gillett, Mrs. Laura Fay of Bentley Creek; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper and Vickery funeral home, Troy where services will be held Monday afternoon at 8 o’clock. Rev. J Sidney Kane of Franklin, Pa officiating. Burial will be in Gillett cemetery.

STEPHEN T. LEWIS
 Stephen T. Lewis, 82, of RD 2, Gillett, PA died June 6, 1990 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. He was born September 7, 1907 in Gillett, the son of Stephen H. and Alice Burnham Lewis. He was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and a member of the Gillett Grange for over 60 years.  He was employed by Westinghouse for 18 years and he was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Harriet Kingsley Lewis; a daughter, Mrs. Homer (Lorraine) Hooser of Lakeland, FL; sons, Alton Lewis of Binghamton, NY, Stanley of Silver Springs, MD and Foy of Columbus, GA; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Roy of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Wallace Lewis, in 1975. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 8 with the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Charles Root officiating.  Burial was to be in the Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, July 12, 1990)
 

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