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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Union Cemetery, Smithfield Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice

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Union Cemetery 1999 Listing

TGR- Troy Gazette-Register

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

RANDALL - Kingsley, Mrs. Louise Randall- 95 years and nine months, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl W Smith, Galeton, Sunday, April 6, 1947. She was a lifetime resident of Smithfield Township until the past few years when she was with her daughter, Mrs. Smith. She is also survived by two sons, Prothonotary Gilbert I Kingsley and Dr. H O Kingsley, East Smithfield. Funeral and burial were in East Smithfield Wednesday afternoon.

RAPCHINSKI - Michael Rapchinski, 20, of East Smithfield, Pa., died Friday morning, Feb. 6, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, N.Y., as the result of a motor vehicle accident on State Route 4031 in Wells Township, Pa.  Michael was born in Pottstown, Pa., on July 31, 1988, the son of Mary Chepetz Zalenski and Anton Joseph Rapchinski Jr.  He was a graduate of Athens Area High School class of 2007 and while attending high school was a member of the Future Farmers of America.  Michael was a former member of the Boy Scouts in East Smithfield and was an active member of the East Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department.  He was formerly employed by Bryan's Meat Cutting Service in East Smithfield and by Bare Foot Flooring in Troy, Pa. At the time of his death he was employed by Leidy's Meat Cutting Service in Souderton, Pa.  Michael enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, paintball and being with his friends.  He is survived by: his mother, Mary Zalenski of East Smithfield; father, Anton Joseph Rapchinski Jr. of Pottstown, Pa.; sisters, Angela Reid and her husband, Sandon Reid, of Pottstown, and Christine Davis and her husband, John Davis, of Pottstown; nieces, Joey Reid, Anna Davis and Julie Davis; and paternal grandmother, Mary Rapchinski of Pottstown.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John Chepetz Sr. and Mary Chepetz; paternal grandfather, Anton Rapchinski Sr.; and maternal uncle, John Chepetz Jr.  The funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the East Smithfield Federated Church with Father David Mahaffey of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Pottstown, officiating  Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the East Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817, in Michael Rapchinski's memory.Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  RHW.  Towanda Daily  Review

RAYMOND –PAULINE G. KELLOGG, 81, of Towanda RR 3, Burlington Township, died Sunday evening, April 28, 1996, at her home.  Born Oct. 17, 1914, in Smithfield Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret Lampman Raymond.  Pauline was employed by the Bradford County Manor, in West Burlington, for many years.  Her main Interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She was a member of the former Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge No. 1367 in Towanda.  Surviving area a daughter, Doris Jackson Strope of Luthers Mills; two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Jackson and Al Thompson of Fort Myers, Fla., and Sandy Jackson and Dick Patterson of Homassassa Springs, Fla.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Rachel Jackson of Pottterville, Paul and Wanda Jackson of Rome, and Ray and Sue Jackson of Luthers Mills; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Strope of Towanda RR 3 and Margaret Maynard of Ulster; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Daniel B. Jackson and Edwin Kellogg; three brothers, Dealton, John and William Raymond; and two sisters, Gladys Winslow and Nancy Forbes.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Gordon E. Farr Street, Ulster.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday afternoon one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

REESER –SHIRLEY R. BEACH, age 79, of East Smithfield, Pa., died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005.  She was born on Feb. 18, 1926, the daughter of the late Paul and Maxine Reeser.  Shirley was a member of the United Methodist Church of East Smithfield.  She was employed at the Troy Hospital as a medical records technician and also worked at the Bradford County Manor as a consultant.  Shirley is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Diane Beach of Horseheads, N.Y., and Lynden and Ruth Beach of Kingston, Pa.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Beach, who died on Nov. 1, 1997, a brother, Warren Reeser; and a sister, Janice Cutler.  Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday at Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.  Funeral and committal services will be held immediately following visitations with the Rev. William Lusk officiating.  Burial in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LEO B. RICE, 91, of Troy RR 3, formerly of Chemung View Apartments, died on Friday, Aug. 6, 1993.  Born in Wetona, Pa., June 24, 1902, the son of Almon and Inez Dickinson Rice, he attended school in East Smithfield.  He was formerly a dairy farmer on Laurel Hill and later retired from East Smithfield Farms Inc. after 19 years of service.  Mr. Rice was a member of the North Waverly Chapel and was a former member of the Laurel Hill Grange.  He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Lois, of Athens; daughters and sons-in-law, Lucy and Donald E. Campbell of Sayre, Linda and Clair Wandell of Sayre; and Sylvia and Thomas Brothers of W. Palm Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two aunts, Lena Gerould of E. Smithfield and Edith Rice of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; and several cousins.  He was predeceased by grandchildren Karen Wandell (1962) and Donald Campbell Jr. (1986); and great=grandson, Shane Campbell, in 1987.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Monday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. William Wells and the Rev. David Holden will co-officiate.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, E. Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the Great Commission Fund of N. Waverly Chapel or to the Bible Lighthouse, Box 99, Sayre, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

RICH - George W. Rich, for many years a resident of East Smithfield, died at the home of his son, Horace Rich, at Laurel Hill, Thursday, July 21, 1921, at the age of 78 years. Mr. Rich is survived by seven sons and one daughter, Elisha of Waverly, Alonzo and Horace of Smithfield, Edd of Athens, Charles of Hammondsport, Mrs. Irvin Brown of Burlington, Bert of Ithaca and Arthur of Myersburg. The funeral will be held at the house Monday at 10 o'clock. Interment in East Smithfield cemetery. Submitted by Marolyn Cole cole@cyber-quest.com

 

ROBINSON June R. Nichols

87, East Smithfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at home, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 6, 1925, in East Smithfield, to the late Florence Ayers. June was very gracious and unselfish. She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church. June was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother.  She worked alongside her husband Charles on their farm for 65 years. She enjoyed family gatherings during the holidays, playing skat, and croquet. Holidays were always a special time for her. June always found the good in everything and was well known for her sense of humor. June is predeceased by her mother; infant brother, Glenn Robinson; brother, Leland Robinson; and great-grandson, Gabe Robson.  She is survived by: her husband of 67 years, Charles, at home; five children, Sharon Yvonne and Stephen West of East Smithfield, Carla and Lyle Packard of Granville Summit, Pa., Constance and Stephen Pelton of  Monroeton, Von Nichols and special friend Pat Bingaman of Herndon, Pa., and Jan with longtime companion Joy Stanton of Pine City, NY.  She is also survived by her grandchildren: Shelley Schrimp and Darin Vough of East Smithfield, Stacey and Brian Hampton of Turbotville, Pa., Stephen West Jr. of Union, S.C., Heather Packard of  Granville Summit, Pa., Haley and Tim Robson of  East Smithfield, Anthony Pelton and Kelly Root of Monroeton, Sean and Melinda Pelton of Monroeton, Erica Nichols and Nico Suarez of Horseheads, N.Y., Rebekah and John Cook of Wake Forest, N.C., and Joseph Nichols of Wake Forest and Shelly and Mike Russell of Horseheads; and several great-grandchildren, Devin and Alissa Vough, Jacob  Russell, Noah and Kaitlyn Robson, Austin and Brady Hampton, Jerrett Root, and Bjorn and Teddy Suarez.  Friends and family may call at the J.E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. with funeral services to follow with Pastor Lavern Jackson officiating.  Burial will be held at the Union Cemetery in East Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be made in her honor to the Disabled American Vets, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301; and Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  Sayre Morning Times – October 31, 2013

 

ROBSON Baby Gabe Michael Robson

died on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from the Robert Packard Hospital in Sayre. Our little lamb has left us, we could not make him stay. Although we loved him dearly, angels carried him away.  Surviving are his parents, Haley Irene (Packard) and Timothy Michael Robson of Milan; a brother and sister, Noah and Kaitlyn Robson; maternal grandparents, Lyle and Carla Packard of Granville Summit; maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Mary Lou Packard of Canton and Charles and June Nichols of East Smithfield; paternal great-grandparents, Ron and Shirley Mix of Canton and Leona Robson of Mansfield; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Predeceased are paternal grandparents, Bradley Robson and Barbara Parks; great-grandparents, Fred and Jean Lamb and Harold Robson.  A private family graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery in Smithfield Township. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – May 7, 2011

 

ROWE –MARY ELIZABETH ROWE PIERCE, 93, of RR 1, Box 154, Milan, Pa., died Sunday, Feb 2, 1977, at Sayre House Inc.  Born Aug. 29, 1903 in Ulster Township, the daughter of Arthur and Henrietta Strope Rowe, she was a graduate of Ulster High School and Mansfield Normal School.  She taught school for several years in Bradford and Tioga counties.  Earlier years found Elizabeth on her farm route in the Valley selling eggs, chickens and produce she had raised.  She enjoyed gardening and playing cards.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church; past noble grand of the Lady Rebekah Lodge; and member and past president of the East Smithfield Garden Club.  She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Pierce, on Dec. 16, 1978, a sister, Frances K. Rowe Jenney, and a grandnephew, James L. Jenney.  She is survived by a nephew and his wife H. LaRue and Ruth Ann Schlieder Jenney of Milan, Pa.; grandnieces and their spouses; Rose Marie Jenney and Jeffrey Flynn of Milan and Melissa Ann Jenney and James Drake of Marathon, N.Y.; two great-grandnephews; Shawn Flynn and Bradley Kizale.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the East Smithfield Federated Church, with the pastor, rev. Leo Sherrill, officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield Federated Church, East Smithfield, Pa. or to the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROY - Catherine R. (Kate) Tracy, 75, of Waverly, NY, formerly of East Smithfield, PA, diedon the morning of April 11, 2009 with her family by her side.  She was born on June 26, 1933 in Columbia Crossroads, PA the daughter of the late Stanley I. and Ruth I. LEONARD Roy.  Catherine enjoyed collecting magazines, yard sales, baking, cooking, canning, and collecting  Coo-Coo Clocks, Music Boxes, and spending time with her family.  She is predeceased by her husband John B. Tracy in 2008, step-father Jonas WRIGHT, and sister Hattie LATTIMER.  Catherine is survived by her children Bonnie RICE of FL, Mike and Caroline LATTIMER of Ulster, PA, Rick Lattimer of FL, Beckey RUSMEY of Gillett, PA, Lori Lattimer and Nelson BROWN Jr. of Waverly, NY, Jerry and Joy Tracy of Waverly, NY, Johnny Tracy and Bonnie RANDALL of Athens, PA, and Marjorie Tracy and Edward Brown of Sayre, PA, 30 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, siblings and in-laws Ted and Maxine Roy of Wellsboro, PA, Gracy and Gary Talada of Sayre, PA, Liz and Les Hill of Waverly, NY, and Myrtle and Elliott TIMM of Athens, PA, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday April 15, 2009 from 1pm - 3pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3pm with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating.  Burial will be in Union cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Catherine's memory to: Bradford Co. Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.  RHW.  Lowery Funeral Home obit, 16 April, 2009.

William RUSIN, 90, formerly of Ulster RR,2, PA, died Thursday, August 23, 2001 at the Highlands Nursing Care Center in Laporte, PA.  Born January 12, 1911 in Harts Horn, OK he was the son of the late John and Julia Ksenitch Rusin.  He was employed by the Elmira Foundry and Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY.  William also owned and operated his farm in East Smithfield for many years.  William was a member of the East Smithfield Grange.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Marilyn and Rodney Smith of Ulster RR 2; five grand children and five great-grandchildren; other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Rusin, in 1990.  Funeral services were held at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster August 26 with the Rev. Robert Stradling officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA.  “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA   Thursday, August 30, 2001

RUSSELL Miss Jean- 35, of East Smithfield died Monday evening after an extended illness. She was an employee of the East Smithfield Farms for a number of years, and also an advertising writer and announcer over WENY Elmira for two years. She was a member of the East Smithfield Methodist Church and of the East Smithfield Garden Club. Miss Russell is survived by her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Russell of East Smithfield; four sisters, Mrs. Harold Scott of Grant Island, Nebraska, Mrs. Hugh Varn of Addison, NY, Mrs. Howard Shay of Towanda and Miss Ann Russell of Elmira. The body is at the family home where services will be held Thursday at 2 pm with Rev. Owen Barrett and Rev. Edward Howe officiating. Burial will be in East Smithfield Cemetery.

SARGEANT –JENNIE S. ANDRUS 82 of Ulster, Pa., died on Friday, March 17, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  She was born Aug. 13, 1923 in Wetona, Pa. to the late Harold S. and Leola Hicks Sargeant.  She graduated from Troy High School in 1941.  She loved flowers and was an avid gardener, bird watcher and reader.  She was a faithful farmer’s wife for 56 years.  She was a member of the Federated Church of East Smithfield, Pa.  She was predeceased by brothers Gerald H. Sargeant and Weldon D. Sargeant.  She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Henry Andrus, at home; daughter, Joan and Duane Dawson, Whitney Point, N.Y.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; siblings, Leora and Harold Wilston, Middlebury Center, Pa. and Harold Jr. and Doris Sargeant, Converse, Texas and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at the funeral home with the Rev. Stanley Gill of the Federated Church of East Smithfield officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Memorials in her name may be made to the Federated Church, PO Box 7, East Smithfield, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

SCHILL -- George E. Schill Taken By Death
East Smithfield. March 30.—George E. Schill, aged 63, died at his home in East Smithfield Monday morning, March 30. Mr. Schill was a lifelong resident of this community and is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Schill; five children, Mrs. Mahlon Elliott, of Elmira, Laverne of Burlington, Robert and Leslie of Big Pond, and Donald, at home; one sister, Mrs. Mary Smith of Columbia Cross Roads; seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper funeral home in Troy and will be removed to the family home Tuesday morning. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home in East Smithfield with burial in the East Smithfield cemetery. Rev. Floyd Randall of Sayre will officiate. (The Daily Review, Towanda, PA. March 31, 1942)

SCOTT, Bessie M.
Harris, Mrs. Lewis –67, wife of Lewis Harris of East Smithfield, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Tuesday morning after a long illness. Mrs. Harris was born in East Smithfield Feb 4, 1881, the daughter of Frank and Pleades Scott. For many years she was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church. Survivors besides her husband include two daughters, Mrs. Helen McQueen of East Smithfield and Mrs. Paul Dorr of Yemassee, SC; a son, Alan of East Smithfield and six grandchildren. The body will remain at the Farr Funeral Home in Ulster until Friday when it will be removed to the East Smithfield Federated Church for services. Rev. Paul Bersham will officiate with burial in East Smithfield cemetery. - died Aug. 3, 1948.

SEAMAN Lillian LEONARD, age 88, of the Bradford County Manor; formerly of RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Saturday, May 24, 1997.  She was born August 21, 1907 in Morris, PA, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Seaman of Morris.  She is survived by a daughter, Julia Corneby of RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph D. Jr. and Anita Leonard of RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads; daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Everett Butters of Gillett, PA; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, Theodore Seaman of Morris; sisters and brothers-in-law, Thelma and Charles Lehman of Pine Grove, PA and Louise and Byron Schneider of Morris; sister-in-law, Mickey Seaman of Morris; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph D. Leonard Sr. in 1976; son Byron Leonard in 1982; brother, William Seaman in 1997 and son-in-law, Keith Corneby in 1996.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 28 (2 pm) with the Rev. Ronald L. Murphy officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA.

SEARFOSS Lois Zeita Searfoss Wood
69, formerly of Ulster, Pa., died
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Born April 5, 1941 in Sayre, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Joseph F. Searfoss and Anna Bourdette Searfoss.  On Aug. 23, 1969, she married Ernest Marlyn "Woody" Wood at the United Methodist Church in East Smithfield, Pa., who preceded her in death on March 31, 2007.  Surviving are: her daughter, Linda K. Hall (John) E. Smith of Towanda, Pa.; her sisters, Helen (Donald) Rimbey of Gillett Pa., Joanne ( Jerry) Jones of Painted Post, N.Y., Beverly Russell of Waverly, N.Y., Florence (Carl) Vernon of Waverly, N.Y.; her brothers, Robert (Gail) Searfoss, of Beaver Dams, N.Y., Ronald (Audry) Searfoss, of Waverly, N.Y., David (Sandy) Searfoss of Coraopolis, Pa.; one aunt and many nieces and nephews; her sister-in-law, Elaine Wood (Robert) Mitchell of Alaska.  In addition to her parents, Joseph F. Searfoss, Anna Searfoss; and her husband, E. Marlyn "Woody" Wood; she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold, Joseph, and Paul Searfoss; sister, Ruth; and brother-in-law Monty Russell.  There are no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held by her immediate family at a later date.  Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Towanda Memorial Hospital's Personal Care Home Activities Fund, 603 William St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Lois Zeita Searfoss Wood's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, August 17, 2010

SEELEY Guiles E-69, died at his home in East Smithfield Saturday morning, March 8. Besides his wife he is survived by one sister; Miss Angie B Seeley of Athens; also two brothers. The body was removed to the Soper Funeral Home in Troy and will be taken to the Baptist Church in East Smithfield at 10am Tuesday where services will be held at 2 pm. Burial will be in East Smithfield Cemetery. Rev Orey Crippen officiating.

SEELEY Giles-69, of East Smithfield died early Saturday morning at his home. Mr. Seeley had been in poor health for several years. He was a retired carpenter and painter. Surviving are his wife, one sister, Miss Belle Seeley of Athens and two brothers, Fred and Ernest.

JORDAN LINDSEY SMITH
 Jordan Lindsey Smith, 5, of East Smithfield, PA, died Monday, April 13, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre as the result of injuries received in an accident Sunday morning. Born in High Point, NC on April 26, 1986, he was the son of Luke and Susan Thomas Smith and moved to this area in August of 1990. He was a kindergarten student at Harriet Child Elementary School in East Smithfield and attended Sunday school and church services at the East Smithfield Federated Church. Surviving are his parents, Luke and Susan Smith of East Smithfield; brothers, Brandson Smith age 14 and Whitney Smith, age 11 at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Thomas of Robbins, NC; paternal grandmother, Ruth Loman of Thomasville, NC; three uncles; two aunts; and eight cousins. Funeral services were held April 16 at the East Smithfield Federated Church with the Rev. Morris Webster officiating and burial to be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Arrangements were by the Lower Funreal Home in Athens. Memorial donations may be made to the Hephzibah Children's Home, PO Box 2424, Macon, GA 31203 or to the East Smithfield Federated Church, PO Box 7, East Smithfield, PA 18817. (TGR, Thursday, April 23, 1992)

SMITH - JOYCE KINGSLEY
Joyce Smith Kingsley died October 8, 1996 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born in Sheshequin, PA on August 11, 1932, a daughter of Irving and Anna Fuller Smith. She was a member of the Soaring Polka Association, Elmira, NY and the Federated Church of East Smithfield. She worked 13 years for Sayre Lingerie, Sayre and for O&O Enterprises, Waverly, NY after her family was raised. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, J. Laverne Kingsley; sons and daughters-in-law, Merle and Gertrude Kingsley, Milan RR 1 and Martin and Jacqueline Kingsley, Milan RR 1; daughter, Nancy Russell of Lowman, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Timothy Leonard of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3; nine grandchildren including Damon Leonard. Funeral and committal services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on October 11 with the Rev. Leo Sherrill of the Federated Church of East Smithfield officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18840 in Joyce's memory. (TGR Thursday, October 17, 1996)

LOUIS W. SMITH, 57, Shamokin, PA, formerly of Granville Summit, died unexpectedly on May 6, 2006.  Born on October 27, 1948 in Towanda, he was the son of the late Clifford H. and Mary Eloise (Monroe) Smith.  He was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1968.  Surviving are his children: Louis, Shawn and Sheila Smith; five grandchildren; sisters, Joyce M. Hoyles and Anna Mary Morningstar, Elmira; Debra Robbins, Wildwood, FL; brothers, Richard and Robert Smith, Pine City, NY, Ron Smith, Cornelius, OR; LaVern Smith, Orlando, FL, and Douglas Smith, Athens, PA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  A private graveside service will be held at the Union Cemetery in East Smithfield at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SMITH –LUELLA ADELLE SMITH WITTIG, 78, widow of Gilbert Wittig of Ulster RR 2, Smithfield Township, died Friday evening, March 27, 1992, at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born June 21, 1913, in Laquin, Pa., she was the daughter of the Earl C. and Laura Elliott Smith.  Mrs. Wittig assisted her husband in the operation of their diary farm in Smithfield Township, which was a Century Farm the family owned since the 1850s, first by Henry and Suzanne Wittig and later by Fred and Sarah Wittig.  Mr. Wittig was the major supplier of maple sugar in the are for over 40 years.  On Aug. 16, 1940, she married Gilbert Wittig.  In August 1990, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their original wedding party.  She was a member of the Elmira Christian Center, Elmira, and the East Smithfield Sewing Bee.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Marilyn Wittig of Athens RR 1; foster children, the Rev. Jack and Jane Counterman of Cohoes, N.Y., David and Shirley Beauman of Wysox, JoAnne and Lynn Crayton of Franklindale, and Rosemary and Troy Deel of Mt. Gillian, Ohio; a grandson, Greg Wittig and a granddaughter, Rebecca Wittig, both of Athens RR 1; numerous foster grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Johnson of Athens, Carolyn Dyer of Sayre, a brother, the Rev. Lynn Smith of Rockville, Md.; nieces, nephews and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert on Jan. 12, 1992; her parents; a sister, Lela McNamara; and a brother, Kenneth C. Smith.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 1992, at the funeral home with the Rev. John Bedzyk, pastor of the Elmira Christian Center, officiating.  Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Elmira Christian Center, 235 E. Miller St., Elmira, N.Y. or the Tri-Township Ambulance Association in Mrs. Wittig’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SMITH –MARTHA M. WILCOX, 59, of Athens RD 1, died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, March 15, 1989.  She was born in Addison, N.Y., July 23, 1929, the daughter of Robert W. and Mabel Weaver Smith.  She had been a resident of the area for many years.  She is a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Ulster RD 2 and was a member of the Ladies Missionary Society of the church.  She was predeceased by her husband, U. Grant Wilcox, in 1982.  Survivors are two sons, Lester J. Wilcox of Bentley Creek and Walter J. Wilcox at home; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Marsha) Wells of Sherrill, N.Y., and Juanita Talcott of Sayre; eight grandchildren.  She is also survived by her mother, Mabel Smith Sager of Chula Vista, Calif.; one brother, Henry Smith of Hoquiam, Wash.; six sisters, Evelyn Anderson of San Diego, Calif.; Alberta Frey of Monrovia, Calif.; Thelma McDonald of San Diego; Dorothy Johnson of Sedro Woslley, Wash.; Pearl rice of Chula Vista and Nellie Whittington from Pomona, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Nathan Blow, pastor of the Grace Baptist Church in Ulster officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.

SMOOGEN Stanley F.
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Great Grandfather. Age 99, of Cayuta, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 7, 2009, at the home of his daughter, Joan Freeman with family by his side. He was buried alongside his wife of 46 years, Etta Smoogen in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA. A Memorial Service and celebration of his life will be held on his 100th birthday, Friday, September 25, 2009 at 4PM at Living Word Evangelical Free Church, 1119 Lake Street, Elmira. Stanley was born in Shamokin, PA to Anthony and Ursala (Rachyla) Smoogen. His is survived by his daughter, Joan B. Freeman of Cayuta; brother, Walter (Terry) Smudzin of Prescott, AR; grandchildren, Marty (Catherine) Freeman of Burnsville, MN, Karen (Robert) Moore of Elmira, NY; great-grandchildren, Audrey Freeman and William and Marlyn Moore; his extended families; the Marin's of Binghamton and Tucson, AR, and the Lewis' of CA; many nieces, nephews and very special friends, Pastor Bryan and Keisha Kain and Carol and Rick Kelsey. Stanley was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (Sysock) Smoogen and second wife, Etta (Kellogg) Smoogen, and loving companion Della Conrad. Stanley retired from Remington Rand in 1972 after 30 years of service. He built his own home in Elmira Heights, where he was a longtime resident. Stanley did not need financial wealth to live life to the fullest. He and his wife, Etta traveled to 48 states pulling their camper, visiting friends and family, national parks, camping and fishing along the way. Stanley was an avid hunter and fisherman. He picked wild huckleberries in the Pennsylvania Mountains and was a certified wild mushroom expert. He will be remembered for his cheerful smile and laughter, the twinkle in his eye, and an endless repertoire of songs and stories. Those wishing may remember Stanley with memorial contributions to Living Word Evangelical Free Church or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Sullivan's Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/6/2009

 

SOPER Rowena “Rena” Cranmer

New Albany Lady Hurt On Eve of Birthday.  Jan 25, 1930 Daily Review.

While endeavoring to cross the highway in front of her home at New Albany about 7:30 o'clock last evening, Mrs. Rena Cranmer, widow of the late O.C. Cranmer and mother of Mahlon Cranmer of Towanda, was struck by an automobile and critically injured.  She was rushed to the Packer hospital at Sayre as soon after the accident as possible and an examination there revealed that she suffered fractures of both bones in the right leg, a fracture of one bone in the left leg, a fractured right wrist, a dislocated right ankle, concussion of the brain, fracture of the skull, and numerous cuts and bruises.  Mrs. Cranmer's 72nd birthday is today, and because of her age, her case is considered practically hopeless.  She was unconscious when taken to the hospital, and had not regained her sense at a late hour last evening.  The machine which struck Mrs. Cranmer was a Durant sedan, driven by Carl Sweeney of Albany township.  Mrs. Cranmer had left the Cranmer store, had started across the highway to a neighbor's home and had got more than half way across when struck by Sweeney.  According to measurements taken by William Crook of the highway patrol at Towanda, Mrs. Cranmer was dragged 134 feet by the machine that struck her.  She was removed to a nearby home immediately and given first aid treatment by Dr. A.J. Bird.  Her removal to the hospital followed.  Although the local highway patrol investigated the case, it is understood that any prosecution which may be brought will be instigated by the constable at New Albany.  This information was given out by Patrolman Crook last night.

 

SOPER Rowena “Rena”

Jan 27, 1930, Towanda Daily Review.  Auto Accident-Proves Fatal.  Mrs. Rena Cranmer Dies in Hospital; Funeral to be held Tuesday.  SOPER  Injuries received Friday evening when struck by an automobile in New Albany proved fatal to Mrs. Rena Cranmer of New Albany who died at the Packer hospital in Sayre Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.  Mrs. Cranmer was the widow of the late O.C. Cramner of New Albany, and was very well known throughout the county.  She is survived by three sons and two daughters as follows: Malcohm Cramner of Towanda, Lloyd and Howard Cramner of New Albany, Mrs. Eben Grant of New Albany, and Mrs Lyman FRISBIE of Spencer, NY.  Other survivors are four brothers and five sisters.  They are as follows: Isaac SOPER of Lansing Mich, Stewart Soper of Flint Mich, Horatio SOPER of Burlington, this county, Dean SOPER of Binghamton, NY:  Mrs. George WILSON of Lime Hill, Mrs. Edith PHILLIPS of Binghamton, Ella, Nettie, Clara Soper also of Binghamton, NY.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the New Albany Baptist church with burial in East Smithfield.  NOTE:  Rena/Rowena/Roena SOPER Cramner was the daughter of ISAAC D. and Charlotte Stewart Soper.

 

SOPER Rowena “Rena”

Her headstone lists her as Rowena, Soper history list her as Roena and she was known as Rena. She is buried with her husband in the Union cemetery.  Mrs. Rena Cranmer Is Laid to Rest. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Rena Cranmer of New Albany, who died last Saturday morning of injuries received Friday night when struck by an automobile, were held yesterday afternoon at the Baptist church in New /albany with the Rev. William Schlessman officiating.  The services were largely attended as Mrs. Cranmer was possessed of scores of friends, and her family is very well known throughout the county.  Interment was in the cemetory at East Smithfield  Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner.  Towanda Daily Review

 

SOPER Rowena “Rena”

Charged With Manslaughter.  Carl Sweeney faces criminal prosecution result auto tragedy.  Carl Sweeney of Albany Township driver of the machine which struck Mrs. Rena Cranmer at New Albany Friday evening and inflicted injuries which resulted in her death at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace J.C. Dunham at New Albany Saturday afternoon on a charge of manslaughter.  He plead not guilty and was held under $1,000 bail for a hearing February 3.  The bail was fixed by Judge Charles Culver.  The prosecutor in the action is Constable Walter Vargason of New Albany.  Following an investigation the night of the accident, he arrested Sweeney on charges of reckless driving and aggravated assult and battery.  When Mrs. Cranmer died, these charges were dropped and the manslaughter action started.  It is alleged that Sweeney dragged Mrs. Cranmer more than 100 feet after he struck her before stopping the machine.  Towanda Daily Review, Jan 27, 1930.

 

STORCH CARRIE
Dickinson, Carrie Storch-Troy, March 17(1948)-82, of East Smithfield died early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Dickerson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Louis Gerould of East Smithfield; a brother, Albert Storch, Wetona; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Inez Rice, East Smithfield; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy and will be taken to the family home Thursday afternoon where services will be held Friday at 3 pm. Burial will be in the East Smithfield cemetery with Rev. Paul Dershem officiating.

STORCH CARRIE
Dickinson, Mrs. Carrie Storch-aged 82, East Smithfield, died early Wednesday morning, March 17, 1948. Mrs. Dickinson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Louis Gerould, East Smithfield; a brother, Albert Storch, Wetona; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Inez Rice, East Smithfield; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Friday at 3 pm in the family home. Burial will be in East Smithfield cemetery with Rev Paul Durshem officiating.

Howard J. STORCH, 75, a well-known Smithfield township native who was known by many in a wide area as an avid trapper and hunter for years died at Clarks Summitt Hospital yesterday, Tuesday, June 12,1973, following an extended illness. Prior to going to Clarks Summitt, he made his home at the Forrest house in Athens. Mr Storch for years lived in a cabin in the area of the Balsam Swamp and ran trap lines in a wide area of that part of Bradford County. In addition to being a hunter, trapper and fisherman, he was also in superb physical condition even in the later years of his life and could compete with men and boys many years his junior. He resided in the Athens RD 1 area all his life. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. James (Louise) Vosburg of Milan, RD 1, a brother, Ernest E. Storch of Pittsburgh and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home 225 South Main St., Athens from 7 to 9 o’clock. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Wallace McKnight of East Smithfield officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, East Smithfield

STORCH Mrs. Carrie Storch Dickinson, 82, of East Smithfield died early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Dickinson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Louis Gerould of East Smithfield, a brother Albert Storch of Wetona, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Inez Rice of East Smithfield; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy and will be taken to the family home Thursday afternoon where services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the East Smithfield cemetery with Rev. Paul Dershem officiating. Submitted by Pat Raymond - Pat717@aol.com from her grandmother's scrapbook, Clara OLIPHANT Smith.

KENNETH E. STORCH
 Kenneth E. Storch, 83, of San Jose, CA and formerly of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, died April 15, 1990 in California. He was born December 1, 1906, the son of Albert and Artie Crowell Storch. Mr. Storch was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, a retired employee of American Bridge Corp, Elmira Heights and a graduate of Penn State University. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Eugene and Myrna Storch of San Jose, CA; daughter-in-law, Katherine Storch of Elmira; brother, Oscar Storch of Pendleton, OR; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church on April 21 with the Rev. Calvin Jones officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Arrangements were by the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg. (TGR, Thursday, April 26, 1990)

STOWELL - Elbert L. Stowell, 99, formerly of Ulster died Saturday Jan. 9, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  He was born Dec. 19, 1910 in Herrickville, Pa., the son of the late Stephen and Katherine BOWMAN Stowell.  Elbert graduated from Athens High School in 1932. He was a farmer for many years in the Milan and Ulster area. Even after retiring from farming, he helped his friend Bill Rowe on his farm in Ulster. At the age of 92, he still enjoyed riding tractors. He was a long time member of Milan Methodist Church, Ulster Fire Co., Ulster Ambulance Corps, and Laurel Hill Grange. Elbert loved staying busy outdoors and always wanted people around him. He was a pilot having obtained his pilot's license through the Blue Swan Airport in Athens Twp.  He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Barbara HUFF Stowell.  Elbert is survived by his son, J. Russell (Evelyn) Stowell of Ulster, Pa.; daughter, Elbertine (Tom) Cotter of Sayre, Pa.; grandchildren, Stephen Stowell of Germany, Allie Stowell (John) Olsen of Thomasville, N.C., and Amanda Stowell (Eddie) King of Sayre, Pa.; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jeanette Stowell; brother-in-law, Alfred Huff; and several nieces, and nephews.  Family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Larson officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa., at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Milan Methodist Church, Rt. 220 Milan, PA 18831.  11 Jan. 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

SUMNER –HELEN CHRISTINE SUMNER BOURDETTE, 86 of Milan, Pennsylvania and Lake Wales, Florida died unexpectedly Sept. 18, 2002 at home.  She was born at the Sumner Farm in East Smithfield, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1916 the daughter of Jesse Sumner III and Ruth Fraley Sumner.  She graduated from East Smithfield’s three-year high school in 1933 and from Sayre High School in 1934, before her marriage, she attended Mansfield State Teacher’s College.  On August 9, 1935 she married Robert E. Bourdette, Sr. of East Smithfield.  Before moving to the village of Milan in 1945, they lived first at the Sumner Farm and then on a small farm on Laurel Hill.  When her husband enlisted in the military, she had the responsibility of running the farm on Laurel Hill and taking care of two young sons.  In her earlier years as a homemaker, she also worked as a secretary, an employee of Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY and as a librarian assistant at Athens High School.  Helen was a member of the Federated Church in East Smithfield and then from the time of her marriage a member of the Milan Methodist Church being an active and energetic participant in church affairs.  For several years she was a Republican judge of elections and volunteered at the Robert Packer Hospital.  In Lake Wales, she was a member of the Homemakers’ Club.  She enjoyed sewing, cross-stitching and crocheting.  Her families’ homes are filled with her handiwork.  She enjoyed gardening and flowers, both in Milan and in Lake Wales.  She took great pleasure in her family, especially the activities and achievements of her children and grandchildren.  One of her greatest attributes was her unselfish concern for other people, being especially attentive to the welfare of her friends and family.  Helen is survived by her husband, Bob at home.  In August of this year they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.  She is also survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and James Deibler of Waverly, NY; her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Carol McIntire Bourdette of Lake Wales, FL; her son, Dr. Robert E. Bourdette, Jr. of Ithaca, NY; her grandchildren, Gregory and Thomas Deibler of Waverly, NY and Jeffery (and Katherine) Bourdette of winter Haven, FL; her great-granddaughter, Tiffany Bourdette of Winter Haven, FL; and her step-mother, Lucile Sumner Prince of Athens, PA.  Many nieces and nephews survive, including Sylvia Sumner (and Larry) Gray of Fredericksburg, VA; Gary (and “Mike”) Sumner of Lake Wesauking, PA; Beth Sumner of (L.J. Kopf) of Richmond, VA, and the Rev. Wesley (and Meg) Bourdette of Cheektowaga, NY.  She was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Bird and Helen Wood Sumner of Athens; by her granddaughter, Tracey Bourdette of Lake Wales, FL and by a special aunt, Christine Fraley Allyn of East Smithfield.  On Sunday September 22 the family will receive friends at the Milan Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m.  A service celebrating the life of Mrs. Bourdette will be held at 2:00 p.m. with a committal service following at Union Cemetery in east Smithfield, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Milan Methodist Church, the Athens Library or the Waverly Free Library. –Towanda Daily Review

SWINGLE –HENRIETTA BEACH, 83, of the Page Manor, Athens, formerly of East Smithfield, died March 6, 1993.  She was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church where she was past president of the United Methodist Women; a member of the Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary and was a 4-H leader for many years where she was a sewing leader.  Mrs. Beach was active with the Elder Guild; a member of Robert Packer Auxiliary and served as a past officer at the Page Manor.  Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and William Jackson, Troy; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Grace Beach, McAllisterville and George and Kathy Beach, Sayre; daughter-in-law, Juanita (Jackie) Beach, Millerton; one sister, Blanche Case, Sylvania; one-sister-in-law, Helen Swingle, Canton; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Beach in 1966, one son, Duane Beach, 1985, and one grandson, Michael Jackson, 1968.  Services were held at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church March 9, with the Rev. John C. Feaster officiating.  Burial was in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  Memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church.

Sidney B. TEETER, 74
Evening Times October 14, 2004
Sidney B. Teeter, 74, of RR 1 Milan died at home Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004.
Born Dec. 6, 1929 in Springfield Township, Pa., he was the son of Putman and Blanche Leonard Teeter. He owned and operated his dairy farm for 55 years. He collected toy farm tractors. Sidney was a loving husband, father and a special grandfather. He was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Diahoga Grange. He is survived by: his wife of 54 years, Sylvia, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Velma and Jim Gilmartin of Milan; son and daughter-in-law, Putman and Sharon Teeter of Erie, Pa.; daughter, Virginia Teeter of Milan; son, Jesse Teeter of Milan; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Sue Teeter of Ulster; son, Chad Teeter and his fiance, Stacey Garey of Towanda; 14 grandchildren, Mathew and Shawn Miller, Robert Jones, Tyler Wandell, Jason, Travis, Meghan, Christopher, Heide, Brett, Curtis, Samantha and Emily Teeter and Dustin Brady; five great-grandchildren, Michelle, Victorya, Kourtney, Vienia and Taylor; a sister, Jane Teeter of Ulster; a brother and sister-in-law, Alston and Genevieve Teeter of Milan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Saturday, Oct. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow Saturday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. William Lusk, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Milan man killed in Smithfield farming accident
 By: The Review 10/13/2004
 A man was reported dead in Smithfield Township on Tuesday, the victim of a farm-related accident.  According to state police, Sidney TEETER, 74, of Milan, died as the result of injuries he suffered from a corn chopper around 3:45 p.m. State police said Teeter was cutting down corn on his property along Old School Road, when the machinery he was operating malfunctioned. Teeter became entangled in the machinery, state police reported. Teeter was pronounced dead at the scene by Bradford County Coroner Gordon Farr.

TEETER - Ricky L. Teeter, 48, of Ulster, PA died Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Ricky was born on December 10, 1959 in Sayre, PA the son of Sidney and Sylvia Bailey Teeter. He has farmed since he graduated from SRU in 1977.  He enjoyed making potholders and blessing family and friends with them.  He enjoyed four wheeling with his children and was an avid auction attendee. He is predeceased by his father Sidney in 2004. Ricky is survived by his wife Sue (Brotzman) Teeter of 26 years at home; Mother Sylvia Teeter, Milan, PA; children Curtis Teeter, Ulster, PA, Heidi Teeter and fiancé Joel Mincer, Milan, PA, and Emily Teeter, Ulster, PA; siblings Velma and James Gilmartin, Elmira, NY, Putnam and Sharon Teeter, McKean, PA, Virginia Teeter, Milan, PA, Jesse Teeter, Milan, PA, and Chad Teeter, West Burlington, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 11:00am in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA with Rev. William Lusk officiating. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 65 East Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 502, Bethlehem, PA 18018; Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, or the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, NY 10038-4810. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman. I would note his wife is the daughter of Francis and Jeanette Salsman Brotzman. His mother is the daughter of Lloyd Ebenezer  and Velda C. Barnes Bailey . His father was the son of Putman and Blanche Emogene Leonard Teeter.  Lowery Funeral Home obit March 21, 2008

SIDNEY B. TEETER, 74 of RR1, Milan, Pa. died at home Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004.  Born Dec. 6, 1929 in Springfield Township, Pa. the son of Putnam and Blanche Lenard Teeter.  He owned and operated his dairy farm for 55 years.  He collected toy farm tractors.  Sidney was a loving husband, father and a special grandfather.  He was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Diahoga Grange.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sylvia at home, his daughter and son-in-law, Velma and Jim Gilmartin of Milan, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Putnam and Sharon Teeter of Erie, Pa.; a daughter, Virginia Teeter of Milan, Pa.; a son, Jesse Teeter of Milan, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Sue Teeter of Ulster; a son Chad Teeter and his fiancée, Stacey Garey of Towanda, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, Mathew and Shawn Miller, Robert Jones, Tyler Wandell, Jason Travis, Meghan, Christopher, Heide, Brett, Curtis, Samantha and Emily Teeter and Dustin Brandy and five great-grandchildren, Michelle, Victorya, Kourtney, Vienia and Taylor.  He is also survived by a sister, Jane Teeter of Ulster and a brother and sister-in-law, Alston and Genevieve Teeter of Milan, numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Saturday, Oct. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with his pastor, Rev. William Lusk officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Assoc., 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

TOMPKINSON EVA MARIE
Bennett, Mrs. Eva Marie-75, wife of George Herbert Bennett, and a lifelong resident of East Smithfield and vicinity, died at her home Monday morning at 5 am after a lingering illness. Born Jan 11, 1874, in Burlington Township, Mrs. Bennett was the daughter of John and Malvina Gerould Tompkinson of Smithfield Township.  Besides her husband, she is survived by five    daughters, Mrs. Helen Beckwith of Biltmore, NC, Mrs. Nona Jensen of Ithaca, NY, Mrs. Ina Turk, Ithaca, Mrs. Margaret Pew of Syracuse, Mrs. Ruth Hills of East Smithfield. Three sons, George, Utica, J Robert of Sayre, William of East Smithfield, 19 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nellie French of East Smithfield. The body will be at the Farr funeral home, Ulster until Wednesday, then it will be removed to the East Smithfield Federated Church for services with Rev. Paul Dershem officiating. Burial will be in East Smithfield cemetery.

TRACEY - Edward Tracey - [1923] Funeral services for Edward Tracey, a life long resident of Springfield Township, was held Friday at his late home. Burial in Smithfield Cemetery. Mr. Tracey was sixty-four years old and is survived by his widow [Ida Moody] and two sons, Harry and Herman Tracey. He was a member of Smithfield Masonic Lodge and upright citizen, husband and father.

TRACY – Edwin Perry Tracy – of Smithfield township drove to Ulster from his home in Smithfield Township about 10 o’clock Monday morning and had been transacting business at Ayers Mill. He walked out on the porch and had turned to go away, when he was seen to sink down unconscious. A doctor was summoned, but it was no use. Death was due to heart failure. Mr. Tracy was a bachelor, about 65 years of age. He was the owner of a fine farm and also a large grist and sawmill at Smithfield. He was a most highly esteemed citizen.

TRACY LEON R
Leon R. Tracy, 78, of Milan RD 1, well-known East Smithfield area farmer, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 5 1972, following a short illness. Born Aug. 13, 1893, in Sayre, the son of the late Fred and Alice Breece Tracy, he lived in the East Smithfield area most of his life. Mr. Tracy was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church and East Springfield Grange No. 214. Surviving are his wife, Grace; a daughter, Mrs. Rufus (Louise) Bunker of East Smithfield; a son, R. Eugene Tracy of Milan RD 1; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; three brothers, Earl of Milan RD 1, Grant of Elkland, Pa. and Fred of Brainard, Minn. Friends may call Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 0’clock with Rev. Max Doriani, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, at a later time.

VanSICE Hazel E. Harris
Mrs. Hazel F. Harris of East Smithfield, died Saturday, March 2, at 11:55 p.m. at her home after an extended illness.  She had been a resident of East Smithfield for the past 11 years and previous to that resided in South Waverly.  She was a member of the East Smithfield Baptist church.  She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Ada VanSice of Athens; a son, Clyde of Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Harvey Woodburn of Athens; two brothers, Earl VanSice of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Glenn VanSice of Rome, Pa. five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Altieri funeral home, 314 Desmond Street, Sayre, where services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. W.O. Dudgeon, pastor of the Church  of God, Athens, will officiate.  Burial will be in Union cemetery at East Smithfield.  (Mrs. Robert K. Harris)  1946

HOWARD R. VOSBURG, 77, of East Smithfield, Pa., died Saturday, June 18, 2005 at his home following declining health.  Born Feb. 28, 1928 in High Point, N.C., he was the son of the late Justin Vosburg and Kathleen Hayworth Vosburg.  Howard moved with his family to East Smithfield in 1933 and later graduated from East Smithfield High School Class of 1947.  On June 6, 1948 he married the former Mary Lou Stevens at the East Smithfield Baptist Church.  In early years, Howard was employed by the PepsiCola Bottling Co. in Elmira, N.Y., and by Sandfort’s Dairy in East Smithfield, Pa.  He was also employed by National Homes in Horseheads, N.Y., for 14 years.  In 1963, Howard entered into dairy farming in East Smithfield, on his own, and also worked in building construction.  Howard was well-known for his skill as a carpenter having constructed several buildings and remodeled various homes in the Smithfield Township area over the years.  Howard loved spending time with his family.  He enjoyed working and helping others.  Howard was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Lou Vosburg, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law; Sheila and David Kingsley of East Smithfield, and Renee and Robert Arnold of Towanda; grandchildren, Marcus Kingsley and his wife Tammy; Brian Kingsley and his wife Jackie, Justin David Kingsley, Dalton A. Arnold; great-grandchildren, Brittany Kingsley, Kyle Kingsley, Nicholas Kingsley, Emma and Noah Kingsley; his brother, William L. Vosburg of Asheville, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Howard was preceded in death by his father, Justin Vosburg in 1937; stepfather, Fred Blizzard in 1978; mother, Kathleen Hayworth Blizzard in 1985; and his sister, Ruth Lohman on 1996.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home at 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Allen Gross of the East Smithfield Federated Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Howard R. Vosburg’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Vern R. VOSBURG, 64, of Milan, PA died Tuesday, October 7, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness.  Born in Smithfield Township March 27, 1933, the son of James and Louise Storch Vosburg, he was a 1951 graduate of Smithfield High School.  In his early years he was a dairy farmer in Smithfield Township and retired from GTE Sylvania in Towanda with 26 years of service.  He was a member of the Sayre Elks 1148, the Loyal Order of the Moose 1490 of Waverly and the Men’s Club at Ostram Sylvania and a former member of the Saye Sportsmen’s Club.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Doris, at home (Star Rt. Box 11, Milan, PA 1883); his sons and daughters- in-law, Dale and Nancy Vosbury of Athens, Kim and Dixie Vosburg of Athens, Kim and Dixie Vosburg of East Smithfield, PA, Kirk and Cindi Vosburg of Bradenton, FL, Jan and Jennifer Vosburg of East Smithfield; his daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Bruce Wood of East Smithfield, Dawn and Frank Morgan of Gillett, PA; 14 grandchildren; a sister Wanita Barrett of Troy, PA, a brother, Karl “Bill” Vosburg of Long Island, NY; a special friend and sister-in-law, Carol Adams of Wysox, PA; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers, Delbert, Leslie “Leek” and Leland Vosburg.  Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on October 10 with the Rev; Al Craig of the Horseheads Assembly of God Church, officiating and burial to be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.

WAKELY - ALTA LEAH CAMPBELL
 Alta Leah Campbell, 97, of Troy RD 3, died April 15, 1990 at the Bradford County Manor. Born May 17, 1892 in Bournes Mills, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lucy Phelps Wakely. She attended Pleasant Hill schools and was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  She married Harry Campbell in 1911. She is survived by sons, Carlton of Columbia Cross Roads, RD 2 and Lewis (Pete) of Athens; sisters, Nora Truman of Harpursville, NY and Kitty Wakely of Towanda; a brother, Clifford Wakely of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband in 1972. Private funeral services and committal services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorials may be directed to the Tri-Township Ambulance Corps. (TGR, Thursday, April 19, 1990)

WAKELY - Clifford F. Wakely, age 99, the eldest East Smithfield, Pa., resident went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Hazel (Wilkinson) Wakely, who died in January of 1932, and Josephine (Huntington) Wakely, who died in 2001. Family and friends are welcome to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the Federated Church of East Smithfield. The funeral service to honor Clifford's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at the church with his pastor, the Rev. Stan Gill, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Union Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with the arrangements. Clifford was born on Sept. 26, 1908, on his family's farm in East Smithfield. He was the son of the late Fred and Lucy (Phelps) Wakely. Clifford was a graduate of East Smithfield High School, class of 1927. After school Clifford worked on the family farm, and in the 1930s worked on a road crew, drove a dump truck for Forrest DeVoe and drove the Watkins Route. In 1942 he went to work for Remington Rand, where he worked as a group leader in the shipping department until 1965. In 1952 Clifford bought the family farm from his father. He was first married to Hazel (Wilkinson) Wakely in 1929, and was married to Josephine (Huntington) Wakely in 1942 after the death of his first wife. He was a member of the Federated Church of East Smithfield, a 50-plus-year member of the Order of the Odd Fellows, a long-time member of the East Smithfield and Athens Granges, and a past president of the Troy Senior Center. Family and friends will remember him as being warm and friendly, compassionate, and always the first one there to help others. To Clifford, family and community came first. His children are thankful he gave them an excellent background for life. Clifford is survived by his children, Alene (Kenneth) Gerould of East Smithfield, Sharon (Arthur) Kennedy of Tucson, Ariz., Brenda Zello of Waverly, N.Y., and Clifford LaRue (Sue) Wakely of East Smithfield; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Clifford was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Hazel, and their infant son; his second wife of 58 years, Josephine; and his eight siblings. Contributions may be made in Clifford's name to the Federated Church of East Smithfield, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817; the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, Box 81, East Smithfield, Pa. 18817; or to the Tri-Twp Ambulance Association, Smithfield Division, c/o Diane Husted, 16145 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, Pa. 16925. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review 2/24/2008.

KITTIE MAUDE WAKELY
 Kittie Maude Wakely, 91, formerly of East Smithfield, died Saturday, March 7, 1992 at the Bradford County Manor. Miss Wakely was born in Smithfield Township on April 9, 1900, the daughter of the late Fred C. and Lucy Phelps Wakely. Miss Wakely attended the East Smithfield Federated Church. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Nora Truman of Harpersville, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Clifford F. and Josephine Wakely of Columbia Cross Roads; special niece, Alene Wakely Gerould and family of East Smithfield; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Ethel Wakely Wiggins, Leah Wakely Campbell, Bessie Wakely Houghteling and Neva Wakely and brothers, Phelps Wakely and Plynne Wakely. Funeral services were held March 11 (2 pm) at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg, NY with the Rev. James Brown officiating and burial at Smithfield Union Cemetery in East Smithfield. Donations may be made to the Tri Township Ambulance Association in care of Mrs. Diane Husted, RR 3, Box 76, Gillett, PA 16905. (TGR, Thursday, March 5, 1992)

WAKELY, PHELPS  Phelps Wakely 93, of East Smithfield died March 22, 1987 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born November 29, 1893 in West Burlington Township, the son of Fred and Lucy Phelps Wakely.  Mr. Wakely was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  He was a retired dairy farmer, a lifetime member of the East Smithfield Odd Fellows and was one of the oldest residents of East Smithfield Township.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lucile and Glen Jelliff, Rd3, Columbia Cross Roads; daughter, Mary Soper of Rd2, Columbia Cross Roads; son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Helen Wakely of RD2, Columbia Cross Roads; son-in-law, Rev. Welling Storch of Red Creek, NY; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Leah Campbell of Bradford County Manor, Kitty Wakely of Gillett and Nora Truman of Harpursville, NY; brother, Clifford Wakely of RD2, Columbia Cross Roads; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held March 25 (2p.m.) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Marjorie Doriana officiating and burial to be on Union Cemetery in East Smithfield.  Memorials may be directed to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association in care of Richard Yale, RD1, Milan, PA 18831. (TGR March 26, 1987)

ALBERT WALRATH
 Albert E. "Wally" Walrath, 86, of Milan RR 1, PA died Tuesday, August 18, 1998 at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital. He was born August 21, 1911 in Linesville, PA, Crawford County, the son of Franklin and Bertha Bishop Walrath. He grew up in Fairview, PA, graduated from Fairview High School and Pennsylvania State College.  He began his teaching career at SRU Joint School on March 1, 1936. During World War II he worked at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY, taught veterans returning to the farm and returned to teaching at SRU in 1953.  In 1960 he went into full-time dairy farming with his son David. He married Grace Elsbree in 1938 and they moved to the present Snowcrest Farm in 1951. He was a member of Laurel Hill Grange No. 1161 until it closed in 1981.  He was a charter member of Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Richard and Patricia Loomis; John and Charlotte McDermott of Apalachin, NY; sons and daughter-in-law, David E. and Gail Walrath of Milan, PA and Rev. Dean A. Walrath of Shickshinny, PA; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four sisters and his wife Grace, who died in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home in Athens, August 20 with the Rev. Robert Finch officiating and burial to be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church c/o Judy Sargeant, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, August 27, 1998)

WARD –EVELYN W. LANE, 94 former resident of Burlington Township, Pa., and current resident of Troy, Pa., died Sept. 10, 2006, at her home.  Born June 24, 1912, in Smithfield Township.  Evelyn was the daughter of Jess and Leda Besley Ward. She graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1931.  Evelyn was the wife of the late Harold J. Lane Sr.  They were married Dec. 26, 1931, and shared nearly 56 years of marriage together.  They operated a farm and school bus route in Burlington Township.  Evelyn worked at Ruggle's Department Store in Towanda for several years and retired from The Daily Review as Classified Advertising manager after 18 years in 1976.  Mrs. Lane was a faithful member for 65 years of the Burlington United Methodist Church, where she served many years as secretary and treasurer of the church and as treasurer of the United Methodist Women.  She lived her faith by treating others as she wanted to be treated and by her gracious acts of kindness and consideration for others.  She was a member of the Lady Lynn Rebekah Lodge of Burlington for more than 50 years until it disbanded, and then she transferred her membership to the East Troy Golden Star Rebekah Lodge until it dissolved. She currently was a member of the Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443 and this past summer received her 60-year membership pin.  Evelyn was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing cards, making crafts, crocheting and watching baseball. She always rooted for the New York Yankees.  She looked forward to any time that the family was together.  Evelyn had a great admiration for the many beauties and wonders of nature and was especially fascinated and awed by the clouds in the sky.  She possessed a quiet inner strength and determination that helped her endure several adversities of life with grace, dignity and without complaint.  Her many visitors during her days of confinement were a tremendous source of support, encouragement and joy.  Surviving are her daughter, Carol Lane of Troy, Pa.; her daughter-in-law, Patricia Lane of Sayre, Pa.; her grandchildren, Gregory (Lynne) Lane of Sayre and Brenda Coe of Trumansburg, N.Y.; her great-grandchildren, Rhea Coe and Victoria Coe of Trumansburg; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, Harold Sr., who died Nov. 15, 1987, Mrs. Lane was predeceased by her sons Dale, on Feb. 27, 1941, and Harold Jr., on June 8, 2005; a great-grandson, Justin Decker, on Nov. 30, 2003; her brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Elizabeth Ward and James and Margaret Ward; and her sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Winfield Bourne and Dorothy (June) and George Bourne.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14. The funeral service will be held following the viewing at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. William Lusk, officiating. Interment will be at the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa., immediately following the service.  The Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443 will conduct a memorial service at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorials in Evelyn's name may be made to the Burlington United Methodist Church, c/o Eileen Sherman, P.O. Box 162, Burlington, Pa. or to Hospice Guthrie Home Care, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

WEAVER F. Ruth KRAUSS, 90, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, Smithfield Township, PA died Wednesday, November 25, 1998 at the Casselbury Personal Care Home in Asylum Township, PA.  Born October 18, 1908 in East Coventry Township, Chester County, PA she was a daughter of the late Abram and Bertha Mock Weaver.  Ruth was employed for 11 years by Wolfe’s Poultry Farm in East Smithfield, retiring in 1968.  Mrs. Krauss was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  Surviving are her children and their spouses, Oliver and Hattie Krauss of Ulster, PA, Bruce and Winnie Krauss of Columbia Cross Roads, Pak, Barbara and Bill Raymond of Columbia Cross Roads; a daughter-in-law, Rosalie Krauss of Elmira, NY; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Krauss Sr., in 1979, an infant son; a daughter, Virginia Hentz; a son, Kent Krauss.  Funeral services were held November 28 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home in Ulster, PA with the Rev. Sandy Foster officiating and interment to be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.

Lawrence E. WEED, age 84 of Bradford County Manor, formerly of Ulster, PA, died on Monday, September 11, 2000 at Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.  He was born July 21, 1916 in Smithfield Twp., PA, the son of the late Murry and Elvira (Smith) Weed.  In his earlier years Lawrence worked on various farms.  He enjoyed working on and dismantling vehicles.  Lawrence is survived by his wife, Genevieve (Fletcher) Weed of the Bradford County Manor; sons, Larry (Florence) Weed of Sugar Run, PA, David (Violet) Weed of East Smithfield, PA, Joseph (Frances) Weed of Milan, PA and Robert (Cathy) Weed of Towanda, PA; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Dortha Collins of Columbia Cross Roads; several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his sister. Gertrude Weed Brown.  Funeral services were held September 15 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Harry Ferguson, Pastor Emeritus of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, east Smithfield, Pa.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, Pa  Thursday, September 21, 2000

WENTZEL, GEORGE F.  George F. Wentzel, 76, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, and formerly of Athens, died May 11, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He wasborn July 23, 1910 in Wilks-Barre, the son of Peter and Mary Lerp Wentzel.  He was employed at the Ingersoll-Rand Company for 27 years before retiring in 1971.  He is survived by a son, George Wentzel Jr., of Sarasota, FL; two step-sons, Milford Kinsman of Troy and Duane Kinsman of Whitesboro, NY; two step-daughter.  Memorial services were held at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Athens on May 15 (2 P.M.) with Rev. Dr. Wilmot Mather officiating and burial to be in East Smithfield Union Cemetery. (TGR May 14, 1987)

Erin M. WILCOX, age 14, of East Smithfield, PA died on Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at home.  She was born on December 10, 1984 in Sayre, PA.  Erin was the 8th grade student at Harlan Rowe Jr. High School in Athens, PA.  Erin attended Grace Baptist Church in Ulster, PA.  Erin is survived by her parents, John B. and Lisa K. (Wilcox) Watkins of East Smithfield, PA; brothers, Michael Tyler Watkins at home, Quintin, Mathew, Joshua, Kalob and Gage Bridges, all of Fairgrove, MO; maternal grandparents, George and Mary Wilcox of East Smithfield, PA; paternal grandparents, John and barb Watkins of Ulster, PA; Joan Watkins of Hellam, PA; paternal great-grandparents, Jack and Shirley Watkins of Ulster, PA, Wilma Miller of Sayre, PA, Valerie (Tim) Fletcher of Ridgebury Twp., PA, Amy (Anthony) Ward of Great Falls, MT; uncles, Brian Wilcox of Ridgebury Twp., PA,  Jason Watkins of Towanda, PA; numerous cousins.  She is also survived by her father, Quintin (Dawn) Bridges of Fairgrove, MO.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 23 with the Rev. Nathan Blow officiating and interment to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.

GILBERT E. WILCOX
 Gilbert E. Wilcox, 85, of Milan RD 1 died May 20, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a brief illness. He was born in Smithfield Township on March 1, 1905, the son of Harry and Della Butters Wilcox.  He was a life-long resident of Smithfield Township.  He owned and operated his own farm and slaughterhouse in Smithfield.  He was a member of the Federated Church of East Smithfield, East Smithfield Grange, the IOOF and was an adult Boy Scout leader for several years. He is survived by sons, Robert Wilcox of Elmira Heights, Gene Wilcox of Ithaca and James Wilcox of Milan RD 1; daughter, Mrs. Sandra Cole of Columbia Cross Roads; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Federated Church in East Smithfield on May 24 (2 pm) with the Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorials may be directed to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association in East Smithfield or the American Cancer Society, Bradford County Unit, 413 S. Main St., Athens or the charity of one's choice. (TGR, Thursday, May 24, 1990)

WILCOX NORA E. RAYNOR, 91, formerly of 707 First St., Athens, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at the Sayre House.  She was born June 16, 1910, in Smithfield Township, the daughter of the late Harry and Della Butters Wilcox.  She was previously employed by Bell Knitting Co., which was later called Blue Swan.  She left work to care for her parents until their deaths, then returned to work and retired from the Darling Dress Co. in 1973.  She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, in 1984; seven brothers, Claude, Fred, Homer, Gilbert, Harvey, Francis and Harry; and two sisters, Martha Chambers and Della Cornish.  She is survived by her special nieces, Susan Hewitt of Athens; sisters, Myrtle Wilkinson and Alberta Hewitt, both of Sayre; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lee Richards, pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the Area for the Aging, 220 Main St., Unit R, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

WITTIG Edward Payson-72, died at his home in Smithfield Township Saturday (1948) after a long illness. Mr. Wittig was born March 15, 1876, the son of Henry and Suzanne Tracy Wittig. Besides his wife, Clara, at home he is survived by two sons, Henry of Waverly, Claude of Detroit, Mich; two brothers, Fred Wittig of  Smithfield, Will Wittig of Elmira; four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Farr Funeral Home in Ulster Tuesday at 2 pm. Rev. Harper of the Canton of the Open Bible officiating. Burial in East Smithfield cemetery.

WOLFE
E. Gerould Wolfe, 86, of East Smithfield, Pa. died on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was a very courageous patient for the last month of his life. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2007 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Gerould's life will be held Monday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery following the funeral service.  Gerould was born on November 29, 1920 at home in Troy, Pa. He was the son of the late Clarence E. and Marion (Gerould) Wolfe. He has one brother, Edmund Wolfe of R.R. Milan, Pa. On October 14, 1941 he married Eileen Kasson. Eileen survives him as do his five daughters: Beverly (Alfred) Finnerty, Bonnie (Alan) Paris, Sheryl (Larry) Paris, Darlene (Clifford) Packard, and Candise (Roger) Learn. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren: Diana Finnerty Curran, Darla Finnerty Locke, Christopher Paris, Penny Paris Richter, April Paris Fletcher, Justin, Ashley, and Brittany Packard, Charity Learn Walker, Tricia, Bryanna, Susan, Violet, and Roger Learn III. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Darnelle Marie Packard on April 6, 2006. Gerould was also blessed with 15 great-grandchildren whom he adored. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly and prayed for them faithfully every night. He is also survived by two nephews, Larry and David Wolfe and one niece Nancy Schomp. Gerould was a graduate of the Smithfield School, class of 1939. Gerould was a lifelong dairy farmer. He owned a farm in East Smithfield Township of which he thought the world. One of the jobs he enjoyed the most was driving the tractor. Gerould Liked to travel and fish. He especially liked to fish in Canada. He liked to have his family involved in his travels and fishing trips. He will be greatly missed by his family. Memorial contributions may be made in Gerould's memory to the Chaplin's Office c/o Robert Packer Hospital, One Guthrie Square Sayre, Pa. 18840   Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman, the Gerould family Historian

ANSEL SCOTT WOOD, 87, formerly of the Valley died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999 at the Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, Pa.  Born Jan. 16, 1912 in East Smithfield, Pa. the son of Arthur Welles and Nora Wood.  He held a B.S. in Dairy Science from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in nutrition from Cornell.  He served in the Army from April 1941 to December 1945; the last two years were at the University of Michigan training as a Japanese language officer.  He was a member of Alpha Zeta Fraternity and the Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church and a former member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest W. Wood and Arthur C. Wood and two sisters, Helen W. Sumner and Emma W. Warner.  Graveside services will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999 at the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa. at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Stradling, pastor of the East Smithfield Church officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield Federated Church, East Smithfield, Pa. or to the Bethany Village, 325 Wesley drive, Mechanicsburg, Pa.  Funeral services are under the direction of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ERNEST MARLYN ‘WOODY’ WOOD, 76 of Memorial Personal Care Home, Towanda, PA, formerly of Ulster, Pa. died Saturday March 31, 2007 at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Born May 5, 1930 in Sayre, Pa. he was the son of the late Ernest and Mildred Gerould Wood.  Marlyn attended the East Smithfield Schools and East Smithfield High School.  On August 23, 1969 he married the former Lois Searfoss at the United Methodist Church in East Smithfield.  Marlyn was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for many years until his retirement.  Marlyn was a member of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church, Towanda.  Surviving are: his wife, Lois S. Wood at home, his daughter, Linda Hall of Towanda, his sister, Elaine Mitchell and her husband, Robert Mitchell of Nenana, (near Fairbanks), Alaska and numerous cousins, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in--law.   A memorial service will be held Monday April 9, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Ulster Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Dale Bird, officiating.  The family will receive friends Monday from 1-2 p.m. at the church.  Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, PA.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 4/5/2007

WOOSTER - LILLIAN A. YEOMANS
 Lillian A. Yeomans, 87, of Columbia Cross Roads (Box 53), PA, died Wednesday, May 4, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born June 4, 1906 in LeRoy, the daughter of John and Ella Stone Wooster. Mrs. Yeomans worked for Dalrymple's in Elmira and was later a cashier at Kennedy's County Store in East Smithfield.  In 1956 she began employment as the manager of the SRU cafeteria where she worked for 20 years.  In 1977, at the age of 70, she retired and moved to Columbia Cross Roads where she was active in the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association and the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Gene Dimmick of Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Patricia Yeomans of Athens and Ronald and Doris Yeomans of Columbia Cross Roads; 15 grandchildren, Linda and Clarence Matthews of Gillett, Alan and Karen Yeomans of Troy, Lois and Howard Townsend of Elmira, Wendy and Harland Frisbie of Cohocton, NY, Evelyn and Robert Semeski of Elmira, Carl Yeomans III of Elmira, Gwynne and Edward Comstock of Sayre, Connie and William Staccia of Allentown, Teresa and Timothy King of Sayre, David Yeomans of Athens, Sandi and Thomas Drake of Clifton Park, NY, Glenda and Gene Otten of Athens, Cathy and James Gabriel of Sayre, Tina Yeomans of Troy and Tammie and Shane Koser of Troy; 40 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Rena Wooster of Towanda and Grace Wooster of Canton; and a cousin, Elaine Phillips of Troy. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl L. Yeomans Sr. in 1954; and son, Carl L. Yeomans Jr., in 1991; brothers, Carlyle Howard and Merle Wooster; a sister, Anna Ross. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 7 with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. Memorials may be directed to the SRU Harriet Child Library in Mrs. Yeoman's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 12, 1994)

WRIGHT - Burt Wright, 49-year resident of Milan, Pa., or "West Milan Heights" as he preferred to call it, died at 201 Hugh St. in Athens, Pa., with his family at his side on July 5, 2007, at the age of 78. Burt endured an extended illness. However, he was supported by a constant stream of faithful family and friends who cared for and visited him during the final months of his life. Born in Potterville, Pa., Burt was the son of the late Leon and Treva Chubback Wright, who resided most of their lives in Greens Landing. He is survived by his wife of more than 52 years, Thelma DeVoe Wright. He is also survived by his children, Judy Steigauf, and her husband, Carl, of Bear, Del., and David Wright of Hemlock, N.Y. Burt has three grandchildren: Amanda Steigauf, age 5, of Bear, Luke Wright, age 23, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Christopher Wright, age 21, of Stony Brook, N.Y. Burt was known during his high school years as a strong baseball pitcher, going on to pitch for the Milan Monkeys after high school. He was enlisted in the Korean War, where he served with the rank of private first class in Japan. Burt worked 32 years as an accountant for Sylvania in Towanda. He was known for his faithful service to His Majesty Fellowship and Valley Christian Academy, where he took care of the accounting needs as well as many other duties. Anyone who knew him knows his favorite hobby was deer hunting. Family and friends may attend his viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, at His Majesty Fellowship, 191 Fourth St., in Athens with pastors Thelma D. Wright and Alberta Reed officiating. He will be laid to rest in a family plot during a graveside ceremony at the Union Cemetery in East Smithfield following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to His Majesty Fellowship or Valley Christian Academy at 191 Fourth St., Athens, Pa. 18810.
Published in the Daily Review on 7/7/2007.

WRIGHT - FLORENCE G. AYRES
 Florence G. Ayres, 89, of East Smithfield, died Sunday, December 22, 1991 after an extended illness. Born in East Smithfield she was the daughter of Frank and Marian Cleveland Wright. She spent her entire life in the East Smithfield area.  She was the widow of Charles M. Ayres, who died in 1974.  She worked at East Smithfield Farms until she retired.  Mrs. Ayres was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church and was a devoted mother. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles (June) Nichols; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by son, Leland Robinson, in 1989. Funeral services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens on December 24 with the Rev. Morris Webster officiating and burial to be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield. (TGR, Thursday, January 2, 1992)

CARL L. YEOMANS
 Carl L. Yeomans, Jr., 63, of Troy died Monday, April 8, 1991 at home. Born December 6, 1927 in Elmira, he was a son of Carl and Lillian Wooster Yeomans. He was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Navy, and was a member of the Morris Run American Legion Post No. 167.  He was self-employed as a carpenter. Mr. Yeomans is survived by his mother, Lillian Yeomans of Columbia Cross Roads RD; Gloria M. (Yeomans) Woods, loving friend and mother of his children, Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Clarence Matthews of Elmira, Ellen Lois and Howard Townsend of Elmira, Wendy and Harland Frisbie of Cohocton, NY and Evelyn and Robert Semski of Pine City, NY; son, and daughter-in-law, Alan and Karen Yeomans of Troy; son, Carl L. Yeomans III of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Gene (Shirley) Dimmick of Athens; brothers, Glen Yeomans of Athens and Ronald Yeomans of Columbia Cross Roads RD 1; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held April 11 (11 am) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. David A. Larson officiating and burial to be in East Smithfield Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. (TGR, Thursday, April 11, 1991)
Damon R. Young, age 69 of E.Smithfield, Pa., Monday, August 1, 1977 at home. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday 2 p.m., Rev. Max Doriani. Burial E. Smithfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the E. Smithfield Ambulance Fund or the American Heart Assn. Survived by wife, Marian Kingsley Young; one son Bennett Young of Milan RD 1 ; one daughter Mrs. Robert C. (Elizabeth) Bishop of Greenville, Ohio; one aunt Mrs. Roy (Angeline) Young of E. Smithfield; six grandchildren. He was a member of E. Smithfield Federated Church; he was a farmer; E. Smithfield Grange and Trojan Masonic Lodge.

YOUNG - Damon R. Young, age 69 of E.Smithfield, Pa., Monday, August 1, 1977 at home. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday 2 p.m., Rev. Max Doriani. Burial E. Smithfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the E. Smithfield Ambulance Fund or the American Heart Assn. Survived by wife, Marian Kingsley Young; one son Bennett Young of Milan RD 1 ; one daughter Mrs. Robert C. (Elizabeth) Bishop of Greenville, Ohio; one aunt Mrs. Roy (Angeline) Young of E. Smithfield; six grandchildren. He was a member of E. Smithfield Federated Church; he was a farmer; E. Smithfield Grange and Trojan Masonic Lodge.

YOUNG Darius M-91, died at his home at East Smithfield Wednesday evening Jan 1,1947. He is survived by one son, Robert of East Smithfield; five grandchildren and several great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Soper Funeral Home in Troy and will be taken to the Baptist Church at East Smithfield Friday Jan 3 at 12:30pm. with services at 2 pm. Burial will be in the East Smithfield cemetery. Rev. Orey Crippen and Rev. Owen Barrett officiating.


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? MRS. MINERA JONES -wife of Rev. Jenkyn Jones, a retired Baptist clergyman, died at her home in Smithfield on pneumonia last Thursday, January 8, (1914).   Mr. Jones came here about 20 years ago as pastor of the Baptist church.  He remained pastor for five or six years, when he gave up pastoral work and engaged in farming and has continued it ever since.  Mrs. Jones was a most estimable Christian woman and will be greatly missed not only by her family, but the church, neighbors and community in general.  When her husband was pastor, she filled the pulpit in his absence.  The funeral observed from the Baptist church last Monday at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Percy officiating.   She leaves her husband, one son, Harry, at home and one daughter, Mrs. Clarine Ballentine.   (Buried Union Cemetery, E. Smithfield)

? WAKELY Mrs. Alta M. Wakely died at the home of  her son Fred Wakely, near East Smithfield at 12 o'clock.  She is survived by two sons, Fred C. and Jay, one sister, Mrs. James Strubble of Columbia Cross Roads.  Funeral services will be held at the home of her son Fred C. Wakely at 1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon.  Interment will be in the East Smithfield Cemetery.  Daily Review March 29, 1919.
 

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