Grover Cemetery, Canton Township,
Bradford County, PA
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice
Also Called Turner Cemetery
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)
BEALS –HARRIET L. ROUPP, 98 of 455 Mt. Zoar St., Elmira died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1980 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Mrs. Roupp was born in Canton June 21, 1882 a daughter of Adelbert and Emma Mitstifer Beals. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harriet R. Ballard of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. James Mitchell of Bath, N.Y.; two nieces, Mrs. Raymond (Emma) Brague and Miss Florence Roupp, both of Canton; several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 2, 1981 at 10:30 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose, pastor of the Grover St. John’s United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. There will be no visitation. –Towanda Daily Review
BEALS JENNIE BURLINGAME, 89, 82 Lycoming St., Canton, died Monday, April 29, 1974 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was the daughter of Adelbert and Emma Mitstifer Beals. She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples. She is survived by one daughter, Florence Roupp of Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Roupp of Elmira and Miss Nona Mitchell of Bath, N.Y. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Morse Funeral Home 12 East Main St., Canton. The Rev. Thomas N. Logston officiated. Interment in Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BENJAMIN E. BEBBLE, 69, of Roaring Branch died unexpectedly at his home of a heart attack early Tuesday evening, April 25, 1978. He was born in Roaring Branch on Dec. 28, 1908 a son of James W. and Rossalyn Wheat Bebble. He was a retired foreman for PennDOT and before that he and his wife operated a grocery store in Roaring Branch. Mr. Bebble was a member of the Senior Citizens Club and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, World War II. He served on the L.S.T. Boat No. 264 in the English Channel and was in the Normandy Invasion there. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post No. 714 of Canton and was presently Democratic committeeman for S. Union Township, Tioga County. Mr. Bebble is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Marjorie) Killian of Williamsport, Mrs. Eugene (Mary) Kelly of Roaring Branch and Mrs. Arthur (Jane) May of Canton RD 1; one son, Benny L. Bebble of Roaring Branch. His wife, Luella died in 1977. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Apker of Williamsport, Mrs. Donald Williamson of Middlebury, Conn. And Mrs. Hugh Hayes of Miami, Fla.; four brothers, Victor and Bert Bebble, both of Miami, Fla.; Lou Bebble of Cleveland, Ohio and George Bebble of Williamsport. The funeral service will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Clark, pastor of the Canton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
BEBBLE –G. JANE (BEBBLE) MAY, 76, Williamsport and formerly of Canton, died February 16, 2004. Born on June 29, 1927 in Leolyn, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Ben and Luella (Leonard) Bebble and was raised by her maternal grandparents Joseph J. and Cora J. (Graham) Leonard. Shortly after graduating in 1944 from Southside High School in Elmira, NY, she returned to Canton, married and her life began as a wife and mother. During her children’s growing-up years she became active in their activities and in the community. Her favorite was Little League Baseball. She was proud to be the niece of two of the three original co-founders of Little League. All of her married life she was proud to be the wife of an Innes Hose Co. Volunteer Fireman, Arthur E. May, who preceded her in death in 1987. She was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton, under the Rev. Richard Felton and later joined the Grover Church of Christ family. She was a life member of the Canton V.F.W. Auxiliary Post No. 714 and became a Service Officer. She was also a member of the Canton American Legion Post 303 and the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 981. She was a past member of the Business & Professional Women’s Club, Young Mother’s Club and the Mother’s Athletic Club. Mrs. May attended Misericordia College in Dallas, PA and received her certificate as a Home Health Aide. She then worked for the Citizens Health Foundation in Towanda and received her 100-hour pin for work with the senior citizens of Bradford County. Surviving are a son, Joseph (Patti) May, Hamburg; daughter, Kathy May, South Williamsport, with whom she resided; grandchildren, J. Scott (Betsy) May, Canton; PA; great-grandchildren; Brandon and Nicholas May and Matthew Madigan; the mother of her grandchildren, Sharon May, Canton; sisters, Mary (Gene) Kelly, Roaring Branch; Marjorie (Frank) Killian, Williamsport; sisters-in-law, Linda (Paul) Krise and Alice May, all of Canton; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. In addition to her husband, Mrs. May was predeceased by a brother, Benny L. Bebble and a brother-in-law, Gerald May. In keeping with Mrs. May’s wishes, services will be private. Burials will be in the Turner Cemetery, Grover, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Note: Turner Cemetery is the same as Grover Cemetery.)
BENNY L. ‘SKIP’ BEBBLE, 58, Martinsburg, West Virginia (formerly of Roaring Branch, PA died January 6, 2001 at his home in Martinsburg following a lengthy-illness from cancer. Born on May 4, 1942 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Luella Leonard Bebble. He graduated from the Canton High School, class of 1960. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country during the Vietnam War until his Honorable Discharge in 1964. Mr. Bebble had previously been self employed. In earlier years he was employed by the PA Department of Transportation and also served as a former justice of the peace in Roaring Branch. Surviving are: the mother of his children, Madeline Mahosky, Canton; daughters, Brenda Mead, Roaring Branch, PA; Michelle Sauer, Lancaster, PA; son, Benjamin “B.J.” Bebble, Morris Run, PA; four grandchildren; sisters; Jane May, Florida; Mary Kelly, Roaring Branch, Marjorie Killian, Williamsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. Interment will be held in Grover Cemetery, Canton Twp., PA. Memorials may be directed to the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church, c/o P.O. Box 72, Roaring Branch, PA in Mr. Bebble’s memory. Arrangements are under the care of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel
BENJAMIN –MARY H. RUTTY, 77 of Canton RD 2, died early Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1980 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Mrs. Rutty was born in Armenia Township, Bradford County on June 9, 1903 a daughter of Archie and Ella Decker Benjamin. She and her husband, Donald J. Rutty, would have celebrated 36 years of marriage on Sept. 7. Other survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Andrew McIlwain of Canton RD 2; a half-brother Russell Benjamin; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Rutty was preceded in death by a daughter, Florence Rutty, who died in March 1978, and by brother, Paul Benjamin who died in March 1960. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Lillian Dallas, Canton lay minister of the Free Methodist Church presiding. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
EUGENE BURTIS – Man, 105, Buried in Tiny Cemetery in Northern Tier. Eugene Burtis of Grover who was 105 years old Sept. 17, 1936, lies buried in a little cemetery (Grover Cemetery) in Southwester Bradford County beneath a headstone he, himself erected. It reads: “Eugene Burtis. Born Sept. 17, 1831. Died --.” His widow, still active at 95, may fill in “Saturday, Feb.6, 1937” to complete the last line. Burtis was buried Monday. His neighbors knew him as an enthusiastic sportsman. He began hunting in 1844 and missed his first season only two years ago. Even after he passed the century mark, he took his 50-year-old rifle with him at daybreak and returned with game in time to do his morning chores before breakfast.
BLAKEMAN –EMMA I. BRAGUE, 74, of Canton RR 1, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 1991, at home. Emma was born Dec. 22, 1916, in Canton, Bradford County, Pa., the daughter of Orville and Nona Beals Blakeman. She was a homemaker and Protestant by faith. Emma was a member of the Canton Civic Club, Watkins Yacht Club, Watkins Glen, N.Y.; and enjoyed boating with her family. Surviving are her husband of 56 years. Raymond Brague; three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Mase of Blossburg, Mrs. Jeanne Vargo of Williamsport and Mrs. Janet Graham of Canton. Also surviving are seven granddaughters and two great-granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Anna Benjamin of Florida; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Jean McDonald of Elmira; nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Brague residence, Brague Road, Canton. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. –Towanda Daily Review.
BLANEY –ETHEL E. MACHMER, 59, of Canton RD 2, died at the Williamsport Hospital early Wednesday morning, Dec. 22, 1976 following a long illness. Mrs. Machmer was born in Cheathaven, Pa., July 4, 1917, a daughter of Frank and Molly Butler Blaney. She was the widow of Robert F. Machmer who died in 1972. Mrs. Machmer was a member of the Canton Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. At the time of her death, she was treasurer of the church and secretary of the Women’s Missionary Society. She was a former Sunday school teacher and held many other offices in the church. She recently retired as an inspector from the Canford Manufacturing Company in Canton, having served there for over 17 years. Her survivors include one daughter, Debbie Machmer of Canton; three sons, SgM. Robert B. Machmer, stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany and John L. Machmer and Ronald D. Machmer, both of Canton; two brothers, Floyd Blaney and Ray Blaney, both of Canton; eight grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services were held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Sunday at 2 p.m. Officiating was the Rev. James L. Snyder, her pastor and the rev. Raymond Fravel, pastor of the Canton First United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BLANEY - WILMA M. EARLE
Wilma M. Earle, 56, of Troy RD 2, died Tuesday, November 6, 1990 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. She was born February 6, 1934 in Canton, the daughter of Floyd and Viola Tuning Blaney. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert Earle; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Randy Hickok, Mansfield, RD 3; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jeff and Kathy Earl of Peekskill, NY; David Gary and Nancy Earle of Troy RD 3; Steven and JoAnn Earle of Rochester, NY; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Irene Shadduck of Canton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 8 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Allen F. Hulslander officiating and burial to be in the Grover Cemetery, Grover. Memorials can be directed to the American Lung Association. (TGR, Thursday, November 15, 1990)
BOCK Janet Lynne (Bock) Finch
43, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at her home. Janet was born on June 16, 1966, in Williamsport, the daughter of William Lewis Bock of Midland, Ga., and Patricia (Leonard) Kizer of Lawrenceville. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Hagar officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Janet's name to the DCA (Dialysis Center of America) of Wellsboro, 223 Tioga St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery, Canton, - Wellsboro Gazette, May 19, 2010
BOHART –ELSIE PAYNE, 86 longtime resident of Canton, Pa., was at peace when called home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 19, 2007. Elsie was born in Ellenton, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1920. She was the daughter of the late Miles and Gertrude (Earl) Bohart and the beloved wife of Robert "Bob" Payne. After graduating from Canton High School, Elsie worked for many years at the Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton. A devoted member of the St. John United Methodist Church in Grover, Elsie's guidance throughout life was her faith in God's word. Times spent caring for home and the people she loved made Elsie Happy. She enjoyed tending her flower gardens, canning vegetables and fishing trips to Canada. Surviving are her husband, Bob, at home; a brother-in-law, Edward Payne of Canton; a sister-in-law, Anna Loomis of Burlington, Pa.; and several special neighbors, friends and cousins. She was predeceased by her dear aunt, Beatrice Gardner. In keeping with Elsie's wishes, there will be no public viewing. Friends are invited to attend funeral services at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. Officiating will be her friend and pastor, the Rev. James House. Burial will follow in Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 3/21/2007
FOSTER P. BOYCE of Tunkhannock RR 6, died at his home on Sunday, Oct. 23, 1994. He was born in Ogdensburg, Pa., on Feb. 11, 1930, the adopted son of the late Leonard and Mary Watkins Boyce. Mr. Boyce was a 1948 graduate of Canton High School, and Penn State University, class of 1952. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Boyce attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., graduating as second lieutenant, obtaining the rank of first lieutenant while serving in Germany. He had been employed by GLF, later known as Agway, for over 18 years. For several years he served as general manager of the Feed Division of Garden State Farms Inc. and was the former owner and operator of Montvale Feed Inc., in South Montrose. Prior to his retirement, in 1993, Mr. Boyce served in various management capacities for several local bottled water companies for over 10 years. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Vicki, who died in 1958. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, the former Katherine Palmer; son, Steven, of Tunkhannock; daughter, Cheryl Sands of Tunkhannock; two grandsons, Sean and Erick Sands of Tunkhannock; brothers, Robert Boyce of Roaring Branch, Pa., John Watkins of Athens, Roger Watkins of Washington, D.C., Stewart Watkins of Albion, N.Y. and Stanley Watkins of Pickford, Mich.; half-brothers, Glen Watkins of Rusville, Clarence Watkins of Roaring Branch and Harold Watkins of Appalachia, N.Y. half-sisters Connie Smith of Roaring Branch and Mary Ellis of Appalachia, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Daniel Herron, pastor of the Eatonville United Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Margaret Reid, retired pastor of the Eatonville United Methodist Church. Interment services will be held at 12:30 in Turner Cemetery, Grover, Pa. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Eatonville United Methodist Church or the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. –Towanda Daily Review.
Wellsboro Agitator - June 8, 1961
JAY P. BOYCE, 74, of 81 Fellows Ave., a former employee of the PA Dept. of Highways, died Saturday, June 3,1961 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Mr. Boyce had also been the owner of the Boyce Welding and Blacksmith Shop. He was born December 21,1886, the son of Thomas and Mary Soule Boyce. Surviving are his wife, the former Lena Spencer. Services were held Tuesday at the funeral home at 126 Main St., the Rev. Everette Blowers, Pastor of the Wellsboro Community Chapel officiated. Burial was in the Grover Cemetery, near Canton.
BOYCE - HIGH, JULIA A., Julia A. High, 83, Grover, PA., died June 3, 1986 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira. She was born February 6, 1903 in Leolyn, PA., the daughter of Jeptha and Katharine Hufford Boyce. She is survived by sons; Russell High of Roaring Branch, Gerald High of Grover, LeVerne High of Troy and LaWayne High of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. High was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. High who died in 1966. There were calling hours at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on June 5 with interment to be in Grover Cemetery on June 6. Memorials may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ. (TGR June 12, 1986)
JOHN LEONARD BOYCE
Williamsport Sun Gazette - May 31, 1966
JOHN LEONARD BOYCE, 69, of Roaring Branch RD2, died Sunday, May 29, 1966 in Divine Providence Hospital. Since retiring as a rural mail carrier at the Roaring Branch Post Office he had operated a gunsmith shop at his home. Mr. Boyce was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Newelltown Methodist Church. He was a member of Carpenter Grange, Newelltown, the National Rural Carriers Assn. and held the Seventh Degree in the National Grange. Surviving are his wife, Mary Watkins Boyce, two sons, Foster of New Cumberland and Robert of this city, five grandchildren. The funeral will be at Kleese’s, Center St., Canton, Wednesday at 2 pm. The Rev. Reynold Jones, former pastor of the Newelltown Church will officiate. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.
Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce
BOYCE - Robert "Bob" Boyce, 77, of Roaring Branch, Pa., died peacefully at his home Friday evening, May 23, 2008. Bob was born on Feb. 8, 1931, in Ogdensburg, Pa., a son of the late Leonard and Mary (Watkins) Boyce. He was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1949, where he excelled in Warrior football. He continued his education at Penn State University, where he received a bachelor's of science degree in marketing. Bob was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. On March 4, 1961, he married the former Marlene Steis in Ridgway, Pa. Bob was a self-employed restaurant equipment salesman for many years until retiring in 1993. He also owned and operated a gun shop from his home. In earlier years he was employed in Western Pennsylvania as a county agent for the Penn State University Extension Offices. Bob attended the Newelltown United Methodist Church. He was an avid toy collector and New York Giants fan. In his younger years Bob was enjoyed hunting. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Marlene, children, William (Debby) Boyce of Blossburg, Pa., and James Boyce of Victor, N.Y., grandchildren, Amber and BilliJo Boyce of Roaring Branch and Kiernan Boyce of Victor; brothers and sisters, Roger Watkins of Washington, D.C., Stanley Watkins of Pickford, Mich., Glen Watkins of Rushville, Pa., Clarence Watkins of Roaring Branch, Harold Watkins of Apalachia, N.Y., Connie Smith of Roaring Branch and Mary Ellis of Apalachia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, John Boyce, and brothers Foster Boyce, Stuart Watkins and John Watkins, who also died on May 23, 2008. The family invites friends to call from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral and committal services will be at 3 p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Ann Overmiller, officiating. Burial will follow in Grover Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorials in Bob's name to the Newelltown United Methodist Church, c/o 203 Wooster Road, Roaring Branch, Pa. 17765. - Towanda Daily Review, 26 May 2008
THOMAS J BOYCE (SRGP 73910)
Wednesday – November 25, 1931
Thomas J. Boyce died at his home at Roaring Branch Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, aged 71 years. He is survived by his wife and one son, Jay of Roaring Branch. The funeral was held Friday afternoon, burial in the Turner Cemetery near Canton. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce email@example.com
BOYD Aileen Platt
95, lifetime resident of Canton, Pa., was called home on Sunday morning, Nov. 7, 2010 from Towanda Memorial Hospital's Skilled Nursing Unit. Aileen May Boyd, "Dot" to family and friends, was born in Canton Township on July 10, 1915, a daughter of the late Robert and Edith (Barnes) Boyd. On May 22, 1953, Dot married Clayton D. Platt in Canton's Church of Christ. Aileen is now with her beloved Clayton who died
on Jan. 7, 1998. Aileen was an active member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) for over 42 years where she faithfully sang in their choir and taught Sunday School. She was a former member of the Minnequa Grange No. 754 and a past officer in Bradford/Sullivan County Pomona Grange No. 23. Aileen was a quiet person, but very caring and loving. She was always there to help anyone in need, be it a home-cooked meal, comforting words or a prayer. Having no children of her own, "Aunt Dot's" many nieces and nephews gave her much happiness in life. She loved doing many things, but special times were tending to her rose and vegetable gardens, growing African Violets, baking and listening to music. Aileen was blessed with wonderful care and support over the years from her nieces, nephews, friends, relatives and neighbors. Aileen was the last surviving child of Robert and Edith Boyd. Her siblings were Lawrence (Kate) Boyd, Robert (Eva) Boyd, Marshall (Betty) Boyd and Louise (Lawrence) Rice. Calling hours are 11 – noon, Thursday, Nov. 11, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. The funeral service and celebration of Aileen's life will follow with Rev. Bonnie L. Browning and Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial to Western Alliance EMS, P.O. Box 13 Troy, PA 16947; Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), P.O. Box 57 Canton, PA 17724; or Bradford County SPCA at P.O. Box 179 Ulster, PA 18850. Daily Review on November 9, 2010
BOYD –MRS. E. LOUISE RICE, 86 of Canton RR 2 died Jan. 11, 1933 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mrs. Rice was born Sept. 29, 1908 in Canton Township, Bradford County, a daughter of Robert and Edith Barnes Boyd, Sr. Mrs. Rice was a member of the ward United Methodist Church, Ward Township and the Canton Historical Society. She was a homemaker. Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Marlea Warren, Minneapolis, MI; a son Robert E. Rice Sr., Canton RR 1; a sister, Mrs. Aileen Platt, Canton, four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence B. Rice on Sept. 2, 1978. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home Friday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist Minister officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
E. MARSHAL BOYD, 63, Canton RD 2, died at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bath, N.Y., early Tuesday, July 22, 1975. Mr. Boyd had been a patient there for the past two and one-half years. He was born in Canton April 3, 1912, son of Robert and Edith Barnes Boyd Sr. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Ward Methodist Church and a former trustee of the church. He was a member of the former Ward Grange. He served as a tax collector in Canton Township for eight years. He was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army. He served overseas in Europe for 14 months. He was a member and a past commander of Canton V.F.W. No. 714 Mr. Boyd was also a retired farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd had been married for 42 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Cole; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Kilmer of Canton; two sons, William M. of Canton RD 2 and Gerald A. of Wilmington, Del.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Louise) Rice of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Clayton (Aileen) Platt of Canton; one brother, Robert Boyd Jr. of Canton; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services with full military honors will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Lewis Bachman, former pastor of the Canton United Methodist Church, the Rev. Raymond Fravel, pastor of the Canton United Methodist Church, and a lay minister, Dale Stewart, serving the Ward Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
ROBERT R. BOYD, 76, of 78 W. Union St., Canton, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1986 at his home. Born June 15, 1909 in Canton Township, he was the son of Robert and Edith Barnes Boyd. Mr. Boyd was a make ready and operator with the Swayze folding Box Company, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Eva Elliott; three daughters, Mrs. Frederick (Doris) Hulslander of Covington, Mrs. Allen (Betty) Taylor of Canton and Mrs. Harry W. (Sandra) Jones of Canton RD 2; three sons, and daughters-in-law, Francis and Eileen Boyd of Green Castle, Pa.; Larry and Blanch Boyd of Canton and Dennis and Vickie Boyd of Canton RD 1; two sisters, Mrs. Clayton (Aileen) Platt of Canton and Mrs. Louise Rice of Canton RD 2; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Kathleen Boyd of Canton RD 2 and Mrs. Elizabeth Boyd, also of Canton RD 2. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Susan Boyd, on Aug. 2, 1980. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Lawrence Boyd, in January 1959 and E. Marshall, in July 1975. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1986 at 1:30 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Will Strunk, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
BOYD William M. "Bill" Boyd
79, life-long resident of Canton, Pa., died on Sunday, Aug, 18, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. William Marshall Boyd, "Bill" to family and friends, was born on April 29, 1934, at the family homestead on Lower Mountain Road in Canton Township. He was one of three children in the family of the late Emery Marshall and Elizabeth May "Betty" (Cole) Boyd. Bill was a member of the 1952 graduating class of Canton High School. On Sept. 13, 1953, he married the former Alene Morgan and they made their home on Lower Mountain Road. Bill and Alene were blessed with four children and were to celebrate their 60th anniversary next month. In addition to the daily operations of the Boyd dairy farm, Bill also sold Hanover Shoes from his traveling van to many worksites and local fairs. This led him to purchase the Boyd's Men and Boys Clothing Store on Main Street in Canton (formerly Biddle's) from 1968 to 1987. Bill was very talented at the sewing machine. He did most of the alterations himself, often while a customer waited. Bill was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church and the Florida Fly Wheelers Antique Engine Club in Ft. Mead, Fla. Bill had interests in many areas and he enjoyed being busy throughout life. In earlier years he loved riding motorcycles. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting deer and raccoon. In 2004, Bill was honored with the Sportsman of the Year Award. He also golfed, gardened and was a talented woodworker. Bill was a loyal supporter and devoted fan of his grandchildren and great grandchildren's school and sports events, especially Little League. He and Alene vacationed in Canada and spent winters in Sebring, Fla. for several years. They were members of The Grand Paraders square dancing group. In addition to his wife Alene, surviving are his children, Karen (Bob) Coles of Canton, Ken (Dawn) Boyd of Morrisdale, Pa., Angie (Jeff) Sechrist and Amy (Randy) Bellows all of Canton; eight grandchildren, Andrea (Dan) Moretski of Schwenksville, Pa., Erica Kilmer (Tim Williams) of Philadelphia, Kendra (Tyler) Piotrowski, Wesley (Jaime) Boyd all of Morrisdale, Tyler (Julie) Sechrist, Jill (Jason) Ward, Derrike Bellows and Cassidy Bellows all of Canton; eight great-grandchildren, Rachel and Kate Moretski, Lindley and Oliver Sechrist, Hayden, Hudson, Holden and Jaylee Ward; his sister, Barbara Boyd of Williamsport; a sister-in-law, Kate Boyd of West Chester, Pa.; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Amber Chaapel, Janet (Tom) Pepper all of LeRoy and Joyce (Frank) Landon of Canton; special nieces and nephews, Missy (Kilmer) Loudenslager, Becky (Kilmer) Metzler, Matt Boyd and Mike Boyd; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, Bill's devoted friend and canine companion, Chi Chi.He was predeceased by his brother, Gerald "Jake" Boyd; a niece, Michelle Boyd DiMattei; a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Lillian Morgan, Audrey Morgan and Dean Chaapel. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 and 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in the Grover Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Bill's name to the Ward United Methodist Church Comfort Quilters, c/o 474 Furman Road, Canton, PA 17724. Towanda Daily Review – August 20, 2013
BROWN –MRS. BELLE BROWN MORGAN, 78, of Shunk RD 1, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, after a brief illness, Sunday, Jan. 12, 1975. She was born in Fox Township, Sullivan County, on Oct. 4, 1896, a daughter of Aaron and Jane Purcell Brown. Mrs. Morgan had resided in Shunk all her life with the exception of two years, 1916 and 1917, when she lived in Williamsport. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15, 1974 and would have celebrated their 59th anniversary on Wednesday, the day of her funeral. Surviving are her husband, William F. Morgan; five daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Kipp of Canton RD 1; Mrs. Dean (Doris) Rathbun of Canton RD 1; Mrs. Charles (Madeline) Kilmer of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Dwight (Josephine) Lewis of Hillsgrove, Pa., Mrs. Richard (Norma) Lodge of Arcadia, Fla.; nine sons, Frank of Shunk, Melvin of Shunk, Martin of Clifton Springs, N.Y., Lyle of Shunk, Dale of Canton, Glenn of Canton, Vance of Shunk, Stanley of Ellenton, John of Ulster; 55 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Flossie) Hotelling of Ithaca; nieces, nephews and cousins. Another daughter, the late Mrs. Gail Clesso of Baltimore, died seven years ago. Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home 40 N. Center St., Canton on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the LeRoy Church of Christ Disciples. Burial will be in the Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
BROWN –C. MARJORIE BEALS, 93, died November 16, 2006 at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, FL. She had been living in Florida with her grandson, Mike Rozell. She was a resident of Elmira, NY until she became ill. She was the daughter of the late Mason & Laura Brown and was raised on English Hill. The family later moved to Canton. She grew up in a family of seven sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Beals was the widow of Lester Beals. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Bob) Mizener of St. Petersburg, FL and Bonnie (Harold) Avery of Elmira, NY; her only remaining sister, Susie Keltz, Elmira, NY and also is survived by many grandchildren. Mrs. Beals was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. A service was held in Florida. She will be buried in the Turner (Grover) Cemetery in Canton next to her husband. –Canton Independent Sentinel
BROWN –IDA HAZEL ANDREWS, 90. In the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 24, 1998 Ida Hazel (Brown) Andrews, was called to her heavenly home while in residence at the Bradford County Manor. She was 90 years of age. Born June 6, 1908, in Ellenton, Lycoming County, she was one of 10 children in the family of Mason and Laura Ann (Leonard) Brown. While Ida was at an early age, the family moved to Tioga County and settled on a farm on English Hill. As a farm girl, Ida learned the meaning of industriousness and responsibility, two character traits which she would demonstrate throughout her life. Being the sturdy young woman that she was, young Ida would do house chores as well as heavy farm chores which were usually reserved for men. She met a young man from the next hill over, Delbert Jackson, who would one day be her husband. They were united in Holy Matrimony on June 14, 1924, and were together until Delbert was called from this life in 1970. Ida was a devoted wife and mother, and as soon as the children were older, she went to work for Remmington Rand Corp. in their manufacturing plant. She did this for 15 years until health problems caused her to go into retirement. In spite of it all. Ida was determined not to idle. She began a career of practical nursing and in-home health care and was very much in demand. She also practiced photography as a sideline and worked her two-acre vegetable garden with a hoe. After the passing of her first husband she met Basil Andrews and they were married in 1974. The time together was brief, however and Basil died in June of 1975. Ida was a woman with a close relationship with her Lord, and she demonstrated her faith through many random acts of kindness. She shared what she had with all who were in need. Ida was a warm, outgoing person, not the least bit shy. She was well-known for her hand made quilts and crochet work, especially outfits for infants. Ida is survived by her son Charles W. Jackson of Canton; daughters, Doris Stage of Mansfield, Betty Louise Ames of Troy, and Marjorie May (husband Robert) Wagner of Sylvania; sisters, Marjorie Beals and Susie Keltz, both of Elmira; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Aside from her two husbands, she was predeceased by a son, Delbert Eugene Jackson Jr.; brothers, Orlo Brown and John Reynolds; sisters, Lillian Robinson, Bell Jackson, Ruth Brown, Ruby Walburn and Edith Walburn; and daughter-in-law, Hilda Jackson. Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Clark Acker, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Canton, officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
BROWN Ida Hazel ANDREWS, 90, died at Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA December 24, 1999. Born June, 1908 in Ellenton, Lycoming County, she was one of 10 children in the family of Mason and Laura Ann (Leonard) Brown. Ida is survived by her son, Charles W. Jackson of Canton, PA; daughters, Doris stage of Mansfield, PA, Betty Louise Ames of Troy, PA and Marjorie May (Robert) Wagner of Sylvania; sisters, Marjorie Beals and Susie Keltz, both of Elmira; 19 grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband Delbert Jackson, in 1970; another husband, Basil Andrews, in 1975; a son, Delbert Eugene Jackson Jr.; brothers, Orlo Brown and John Reynolds; sisters, Lillian Robinson, Bell Jackson, Ruth Brown Ruby Walburn and Edith Walburn; and daughter-in-law, Hilda Jackson. Funeral services were held December 28 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Clark Acker, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Canton officiating interment to be in Grover Cemetery. Troy Gazette Register
BROWN Ida M Preston
Ida was born on Feb. 28, 1921, in Shunk, Pa. A twin daughter and the last survivor of 12 children, Ida was a daughter of the late Charles and Jennie (Hess) Brown. In earlier years, she worked at Preston's Store in Canton. On Feb. 3, 1945, Ida married J. Earl Preston in Alba. They owned and operated a dairy farm in Union Township for many years and retired in the mid 1990s. Most important in Ida's life was caring for her family and home. She enjoyed staying busy and was involved in farming all her life. Ida was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. She loved to cook and bake, work in her garden, and grow beautiful flowers. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are: her beloved husband of 65 years, Earl; two children, Dale Preston of Roaring Branch and Mary Ellen (Ray) Gordner of Canton; two grandchildren, Ashley Gordner and fiancé Jordan Andrus, and Chad Gordner and special friend Bridget Tracey; a step-great-grandchild, Katelyn Andrus; two sisters-in-law, Mable DeBruin of Canton and Arlene Brown of Troy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Ida was predeceased by 11 siblings, Mabel, Helen, Carl, Delbert, Chester, Walter, Dorothy, Willard, Lenora, Ada and Emery "Sonny." Her family invites friends to call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. The funeral service will follow at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorials in Ida's name to the Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 139, Grover, PA 17735. Published in Daily Review from May 17 to May 18, 2010
JOSHUA LYNN BROWN, 6, Towanda RD 3, died Thursday, May 25, 1989, of fatal injuries sustained as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Joshua was born Sept. 26, 1982, at North Towanda Township, a son of Michael E. and Jean M. Miller Brown. He was a kindergarten student at the East Troy Elementary School. He was full of spirit and always ready for a challenge. Joshua also had a great love for animals. Surviving are his parents Michael and Jean Brown, at home; a brother Michael D. at home; maternal grandparents Francis and Jean Miller, Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; paternal grandparents Kenneth and Marlene Brown, Grover; paternal great-grandmother Mrs. Mary Leech, Williamsport, also numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Private family funeral services were held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment was in the Grover Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Joshua Lynn Brown Memorial fund, in care of the East Troy Elementary School, Troy RD3. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BROWN - LENORA G. SNYDER
Lenora G. Snyder, 76, of Canton, died Monday, Sept. 18, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born March 25, 1919 in Shunk, she was the daughter of Charles and Jennie (Hess) Brown. She had been a member of the former First United Methodist Church of Canton. She had been employed at the Canton Five and Ten Cents Store and more recently at Burks Department Store, where she worked for 23 years from 1966 until her retirement in 1989. She was noted locally for her quilting, crocheting and embroidery. Preceding her in death were her sisters, Helen Bryan and Mabel Smith, and brothers, Carl, Walter, Delbert, Chester and Willard Brown. Surviving in addition to Edward, her husband of 54 years, are a brother, Emery "Sonny" Brown of Troy; sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Bryan of Hillsgrove, Mrs. Isa Preston of Roaring Branch, and Mrs. Ada Groover of Canton RR 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Funeral services will be held there Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11 am. Fred Wrisley, a lay minister and family member, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Grover Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial contributions be made to the Guthrie Home Care Program or Canton Ambulance Association. Contribution envelopes for both are available at the funeral home.
BROWN Lenora G. SNYDER, 76, of Canton, PA died Monday, September 18, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Mrs. Snyder was born in Shunk, PA on March 25, 1919, a daughter of the late Charles and Jennie (Hess) Brown. She had been a member of the former First United Church of canton. Lenora had been employed at the Canton Five and Ten Cent Store and more recently at Burk’s department store for 23 years from 1966 until her retirement in 1989. Surviving in addition to her husband of 54 years, Edward Snyder, are a brother, Emery “Sonny” Brown of Troy; sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Bryan of Hillsgrove, PA, Mrs. Ida Preston of Roaring Branch and Mrs. Ada Groover, Canton RR 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by sisters, Helen Bryan and Mabel Smith and brothers, Carl, Walter, Delbert, Chester and Willard Brown. Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on September 21 with committal prayers interment to be in Grover Cemetery with Fred Wrisley, a lay minister and family member, officiating. Memorial contributions in Lenora’s name may be made to the Guthrie Home Care Program or Canton Ambulance Association.
ORLO L. BROWN, 88, of 98 E. Union St., Canton, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 1983, at Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Brown was born in McNett Twp., on March 5, 1895. He was a son of Mason and Laura Leonard Brown. He was a member of the Canton Seventh Day Adventist Church and he was a retired dairy farmer. Surviving are a son, Norman P. of Canton RD1; a daughter, Mrs. Susie I. Hulslander, of Canton; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Andrew, of Roseville, and Mrs. Marjorie Beals and Mrs. Susie Keltz, both of Elmira, N.Y. There are seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with Pastor, Herbert Morgan, his pastor officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at funeral home today from 2 until 4 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
TERRY DALE BROWN
Terry Dale (Boo) Brown, 14, of Canton RD 1, died September 1, 1990 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born July 3, 1976 in North Towanda Township. Terry would have been a freshman at Canton High School. He was a member of the junior varsity football team and the junior varsity wrestling squad. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Leslie A. and Dale Kennedy; his father, Terry L. Brown of Granville Summit RD 1; sisters, Jodi Brown and Nikki Kennedy, both at home; paternal grandmother, Barbara James of Granville Summit; paternal grandfather, Charles Brown of Troy RD 3; stepparents, Ronald and Ann Jeanette Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Betty and Romaine Sechrist, Jeff and Angie Sechrist and Lori Machmer, all of Canton RD 1. He was predeceased by his brother, Tuff Royce Brown on June 22, 1990. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on September 5 (11 am) with interment to be in Grover Cemetery. Memorial donations in Terry's memory may be made to the Tuff and Terry Dale Brown Memorial Fund, Canton Area School District c/o Dr. Robert Jannone, 139 Main St., Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, September 7, 1990)
TUFF ROYCE BROWN
Tuff Royce Brown, 16, of Canton RD 1, died June 22, 1990 in Hamilton Township in Tioga County as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Tuff was born June 12, 1974 at Troy, a son of Terry Lee and Leslie A. Ribovich Brown. He was a member of the Canton High School football team and wrestling squad and a student council member. He would have been a sophomore next fall. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Leslie A. and Dale Kennedy of Canton RD 1; father, Terry Lee Brown of Troy RD 3; sisters and brother, Jodi Brown, Nikki Kennedy and Terry Dale Brown, all at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Barbara James of Granville Center; paternal grandfather, Charles Brown of Troy RD 3; stepgrandparents, Ronald and Ann Jenette Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on June 26 with the Rev. Glen Landis officiating and interment to be in the Grover Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Tuff Royce Brown Memorial Fund, c/o Dr. Robert Jannone, Canton Area School District, Canton, PA.(TGR, Thursday, June 29, 1990)
Clarence BRYINGTON Sr.
On the morning of Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, Clarence Bryington Sr. of Ralston died at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born Oct. 12, 1935, he was the youngest of 11 children in the family of Charles and Rachael (Loudenslager) Bryington. Clarence worked most of his life as an over the road truck driver. He had a true passion for his profession, and trucks were of major interest to him both on and off the job. He served our country as a member of the United States Army, serving with our troops in Korea.
Clarence was a man with a zest for life and a keen sense of humor. He enjoyed the fast paced world of NASCAR racing, the entertaining banter of professional wrestling, and the colorful excitement of the Demolition Derby. Outgoing and friendly, he was a member of the Red Run Rod & Gun Club, the Marine Corps League, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Above all, Clarence was a devoted father and grandfather, enjoying family visits and taking pride in their accomplishments. Clarence faced life with a smile and a willing hand to lend to others. He will be truly missed by all whose lives he touched. Clarence is survived by his sons, Clarence Bryington Jr. of Williamsport, Brian (and Amy) Bryington of Canton, daughters Tina (and Bruce) Trautner of Rose Valley, Brenda (and David) Phillips of Milton, Cathy Bailey (and Rob Hill) of Bodines, sister Rose Brooks of Florida, grandchildren Heather, Leann, Renee, Kellie, Kevin, Robert, Tyler, Brandon, Nicole, Brady, Brett, and Bryce. He was preceded in death by brothers Augustus, William, Pete, Ernie, John, and Jim, and sisters Mary, Bertha, and Martha. Calling hours will be Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be Tuesday, at 11 a.m., with Pastor David Bixler of the Emmanuel Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Grover Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa., 17701.
BRYINGTON - Daniel "Dan" Bryington Sr., 55, of Towanda, Pa., formerly of the Canton area, died at his home while surrounded by his beloved family on Tuesday evening, June 16, 2009. Daniel R. Bryington was born in Blossburg on May 6, 1954, a son of Jessie (KELLY) Bryington Terry and the late John E. Bryington. He graduated from Canton High School in 1972. Dan was employed by GTP (Sylvania Corp) in Towanda for 34 years until retiring. He also enjoyed driving for Pelton Trucking in West Franklin. Dan was a very special person who will be sadly missed and never forgotten. He loved to play golf and enjoyed visiting with friends. On April 26, 2008, he married the former Patricia PAQUETTE in Utica, N.Y. In addition to his mother and stepfather, Jessie and Francis TERRY of Canton, Dan is survived by his wife, Patricia, at home; a daughter, Nichole Buck Spring; two sons, Daniel Jr., (Tiffany) Bryington and Joshua (Kathy) Bryington, all of Canton; 11 grandchildren, Mishia and Kalina Spring, Mirta Ramos, Shania and Noah Bryington, Cassady, Branden, and Nicholas Bryington, Mindie VanNoy, Brooke and Jordan Bentley; two brothers, Paul (Carolyn) Bryington of Gillett and John (Gail) Bryington of Roaring Branch; three sisters, Doris (Dale) Terry of Elmira, Linda Johnson of Gillett, Donna (Joe) McIlwain of Killeen, Texas; a brother-in-law, Benny Thompson II of Roaring Branch; step-sisters, Sharon (Norman) Pierce of Canton, Reba (Chip) Strickland of Lakeland, Fla., Joan (Steve) Leahy of Canton, Ruth (Jerry) Burrows; and a step sister-in-law, Laura Terry all of Mansfield; his mother-in-law, Mary Paquette; a sister-in-law, Corinne (Jack) Stevens; all of Brookfield, N.Y.; brothers-in-law, Mark (Kathy) Paquette of North Brookfield, N.Y., Thomas (Sissy) Paquette of San Marcos, Calif.; special nieces and nephews, Ryan and Adam Stevens, Katrina Paquette, Charity and Joseph Paquette, Jennifer and Robert Paquette; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Besides his father, Dan was preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Thompson; stepbrother, Mason Terry; and brother-in-law, Michael Paquette. His family invites friends to attend a service in celebration of Dan's life at 11 a.m. Friday, June 19 at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton with Pastor Richard Wolf officiating. Burial will be in the Grover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial to the Pregnancy Care Center's Golf Tournament, 8 W. Main St., Canton, PA 17724 or Guthrie Hospice RR 1, Box 154 Towanda, PA 18848. 18 June 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
BRYINGTON Jessie Bryington Terry
a lifelong resident of the Canton community, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, January 22, 2011 at the Bradford County Manor following declining health at the age of 87. Born on July 9, 1923 in Canton, she was the daughter of the late, Barney and Myrtie Heath Kelley. She was predeceased by her first husband, John E. Bryington in 1989 and her second husband, Francis Terry in 2010. A born again Christian, Jessie was attended the Lighthouse of Faith Church, Canton, and tried to set an example of deeds, not words. She was well known for her gift of writing poetry, was a correspondent for the Canton Independent-Sentinel. She was active at the McCallum Manor where she resided and planned many trips and activities for the residents. Surviving are her loving family, children, Doris (Dale) Terry of Elmira Heights, NY, Paul (Carolyn) Bryington of Gillett, John V. (Gail) Bryington of Roaring Branch, Linda Johnson of Southport, NY; Donna (Joe) McIlwain of Killeen, TX; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Bryington of Towanda; a son-in-law, Benny Thompson of Roaring Branch; seventeen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a brother, Wayne Kelley, Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Gene Kelley, Elmira, NY; Rose (Darwin) Brooks, Sebring, FL; stepchildren and their families, Sharon (Rev. Norman) Pierce of Canton, Joan Leahy of Canton, Reba (Chip) Strickland of Springfield, OH, Ruth (Jerald) Burrows of Mansfield, step daughter-in-law, Laura Wilcox Terry, Mansfield. In addition to her parents and former husbands, Jessie was predeceased by a daughter, Glenda Thompson in 2008; and a son, Daniel Bryington 2009 and five siblings. Family and friends will be received between 11 am and 2 pm on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at the Lighthouse of Faith Church, 141 E. Main St. Canton, PA 17724. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 pm with the Rev. Norman Pierce and Rev. Douglas Graybill officiating. Burial will take place at the family's convenience in the Grover Cemetery, where Jessie will be laid to rest beside her husband, John E. Bryington. Services under the direction of Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, Elmira, NY. Canton Sentinel – January 28, 2011
JOHN E. ‘JACK’ BRYINGTON, 67, Canton RD 2, died January 23, 1989, at his home. Mr. Bryington was born November 3, 1921, in Wheelerville, a son of Charles A. and Rachel Laudenslager Bryington. He retired in 1980, after 36 years as a truck drive with Agway, Inc. Mr. Bryington was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. He was a cook for the Mountain Run Hunting Club in Gleason, and an avid citizens band radio operator, known as “Father John”. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jessie Kelley Bryington; four daughters, Mrs. Dale (Doris) Terry, Elmira Heights, Mrs. Theodore (Linda) Johnson, Gillett RD 1, Mrs. Benny (Glenda) Thompson, Roaring Branch RD 1, Mrs. Joseph (Donna) McIlwain, Coryeon, IN; three sons, Paul E. Bryington, Gillett RD 2, John V. Bryington, Roaring Branch RD 1, Daniel R. Bryington, Canton; 16 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Darwin (Rose) Brooks, Covington; one brother, Clarence Bryington of Ralston; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, with the Rev. Thomas L. Hilner, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wednesday. The family suggest memorial may be offered to the Ogdensburg Church in Jack’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
EARL WILLIAM BULL, SR. 49, of Canton RD 2, died Aug. 29, 1985 as a result of a farming mishap. He was born in Canton April 26, 1936, the son of Harold L. and Blanche Leonard Bull. He was self-employed as a truck driver. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, the former Bertha Mosier; a daughter, Mrs. Kathy Chaapel of Canton RD 1; three sons, LaMar and Tim of Canton RD 2 and Wayne of Canton; eight grandchildren; his father, Harold L. Bull; maternal grandmother, Eliza Leonard of Canton. He was predeceased by a son, Ear, Jr. in 1970. The funeral service was held Tuesday at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Edward Graboski, pastor of the Alba Christian Church, officiating. Interment was in the Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
HAROLD L. BULL, 77, of Canton RD 1, formerly of 9 Clinton St., Canton, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1989 at the home of his granddaughter. Mr. Bull was born April 10, 1911 in Mansfield, Pa., the son of William S. and Adeline Webber Bull. He retired as a cook from the Pennsylvania Railroad and was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Bertha Bull of Canton RD 2; a sister, Mrs. James (Imogene) Innes of Canton; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Kay bull of Bordentown, N.J.; three grandchildren, Cathy Chaapel of Canton RD 1; LaMar Bull of Canton RD 2; Timothy Bull of Canton; nine great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Liza Leonard of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche Bull in 1979, a son, Earl W. Bull, Sr., in 1985; two grandsons, Earl W. Bull Jr., in 1970; Wayne Harold Bull in 1986; a granddaughter, Nora Kay Bull in 1963. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 1989 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Will Strunk, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 1989. –Towanda Daily Review.
WAYNE H. BULL, 21, of Canton RD 2 died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1986, as a result of an automobile accident in LeRoy Township, Bradford County. He was born Dec. 15, 1964 in Troy, The son of Earl W. and Bertha Mosier Bull Sr. He attended Canton High School and was a member of the National Guard. Surviving are his mother, the former Bertha Mosier of Canton RD 2; one sister, Mrs. Larry (Cathy) Chaapel of Canton RD 1; two brothers, LaMar Bull and Timothy Bull of Canton RD 2; maternal grandfather August Mosier Sr. of Plant City, Florida; paternal grandfather Harold L. Bull of Canton and paternal great-grandmother Eliza Leonard of Canton. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father Earl W. Bull Sr. on Aug. 29, 1985, his brother Earl W. Bull Jr. on July 7, 1970 and his sister Nora K. Bull on July 9, 1963. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St. in Canton with the Rev. Will Strunk, pastor of the Grover Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Robert M. “Bob” BURGUESS, 82, of Canton, PA, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born on October 4, 1919 in Blossburg, PA. Bob was the son of the late Ira and Mary (Barrett) Burguess. He graduated from Troy High School and honorable served in Europe during World War II with the Army’s 129th Airborne Engineers Battalion. Mr. Burguess owned and operated a dairy farm near Grover, PA; he also worked for Penn DOT for many years until his retirement in 1979. Bob’s membership included the Canton VFW Post 714, Eastern Milk Producers, the AFSCME Trade Union and Grover Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Flora Mae Adams Burguess, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Dureda and Bob Smith of Canton, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, bob and Nancy Burguess of Troy, PA; Butch and Sara Burguess of Canton, PA and Fran and Edie Burguess of Canton, PA; nine grandchildren and a great-grandson; a brother, Richard Burguess of Troy,, PA;; several nephews, cousins and extended family members. Mr. Burguess was predeceased by a sister Nellie Clark and brothers, John and Jay Burguess. Funeral services were held September 7 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and burial to be in Grover Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Memorials in Bob’s name may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. Troy Gazette Register
ROBERT M. ‘BOB’ BURGUESS, 82, Canton, PA, died September 4, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on October 4, 1919, in Blossburg, he was a son of the late Ira and Mary (Barrett) Burguess. He graduated from Troy High School and honorably served his country in Europe during WWII with the Army’s 129th Airborne Engineers Battalion. He married his sweetheart, flora Mae Adams on August 17, 1944 in Sayre. Together they were blessed with 58 years together and four children. The also helped to raise several youngsters in need. After Mr. Burguess returned home from war, he was able to fulfill a special dream of his and purchase a dairy farm near Grover, in addition to farming he also worked for PennDOT for many years until retiring in 1979. Memberships included the Canton V.F.W. Post 714; Eastern Trade union and Grover Church of Christ. He was a man who cherished his family and believed in hard work. He loved farming, the outdoors, and especially enjoyed times spent hunting with his boys and grandchildren. Surviving are his beloved wife, Flora Mae, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Dureda and Bob Smith, Canton; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Nancy Burguess, Troy; Butch and Sara Burguess, Fran and Edie Burguess all of Canton; grandchildren, Rob and Ryan Smith, John and Robert Volpicelli, Victoria and Trapper Burguess, Kelcey, Kenyon and Kara Burguess; great-grandson, Dayton Levi Smith; brother, Richard Burguess, Troy; several nephews, cousins, and extended family. Mr. Burguess was predeceased by a sister, Nellie Clark, and brothers, John and Jay Burguess. The funeral service was held September 7 at the Pepper funeral Home with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Grover Cemetery with full military honors accorded. The family suggests memorials in his name be directed to a charity of one’s choice.