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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Obituaries By Cemetery

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Rural Home Cemetery, Town of Big Flats, Chemung County NY
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ADAMS –AUDREY CAREY age 66 of Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, PA, Monday, November 12, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday, 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 1 pm. Rev. Melanie Cole will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  She is survived by son, Thomas Gush of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, Paulette & Leland Norton of Big Flats, Patricia & Burr Finnerty of Dunkirk, IN, Rosalie & Thomas Lawson of Painted Post; brothers, Ronald Adams of Corning, Robert Adams of Beaver Dams; sisters, Jeannette Radford, Edwina West and Betty Wilson all of Horseheads; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette -11/14/1990

ALLARD –MRS. LOUISE A. PEASE, 83 of Olcott Rd., Big Flats Friday, Feb. 6, 1959.  She was the widow of Louis Pease, member of Big Flats Presbyterian Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Huston of Horseheads and Mrs. Julia Fratarcangelo of Big Flats; son, Wallace Pease of Westley, Calif.; sister, Mrs. Mertie Bates of Big Flats; brother, Charles Allard of Avon Park, Fla.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours Saturday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Benjamin Klauser.  Rural Home Cemetery at convenience of family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1959

ALLEN –MRS. EMMA MARICLE of Big Flats died Wednesday morning after an extended illness.  She is survived by four children, Arthur, Ida, Mabel and Mary all at home; her mother, Mrs. Mary Allen of Corning; two brothers, Alva Allen of Conesus and John Allen of Watkins Glen; two sisters, Mrs. Matthew Farrell and Mrs. Ella Seranti, both of Corning.  –Elmira paper 1/1930 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery Jan. 24, 1930.  Listing shows Maricle as Markle)

ALLEN –MARY J. (ALLEN) JACOBS of St. Petersburg, Florida, Wednesday, March 27, 1972.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. James (Adele) Richardson of Pittsford, N.Y., Mrs. Clara J. Bittner of Rochester, Mrs. Clifford (Hilda) McEniry and Mrs. C. L. (Mary Lou) Webber of Florida; son, Paul M. Jacobs of Florida; sister, Mrs. Ella Schwank of Whitesboro, N.Y.; 2 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.  Saturday and Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 the family will receive friends at the Miller Funeral Home Inc., 1625 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester. Mass of Resurrection will be said Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1972

ALLEN William Age 75, formerly of Barton's Adult Care Home, died Sunday, April 23, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bill has no known survivors. He had worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad for 10 years. Bill was an avid hunter. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will  be held at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

ALLINGTON –MRS. RUBY A. WANDELL, 33, of Big Flats, this morning, May 26, 1956 following an extended illness.  She was a member of Skinner-Ernest Post, American Legion Auxiliary and Methodist Church in Big Flats.  Survived by husband, Andy Wandell; father, Charles Allington of Big Flats; brothers, Walter Allington of Horseheads and Howard Allington of Savona.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends may call Sunday and Monday afternoon and evening.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James W. Barrett.  Rural Come Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/26/1956

 

AMES Jennie M. Young

Painted Post – Jennie M. Young, 92, formerly of 2789 Church St., Big Flats, died Friday, June 22, 1984, at Three Rivers South Care Center. She was born May 26, 1892, in Canton. She was the daughter of Edson and Nellie Phelps Ames. She was a nurses’ aide at Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, for many years, a member of Big Flats United Methodist Church, the Ladies Aid at the church and Big Flats Senior Citizen Group. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Ketchum, of Painted Post, two sisters, Mrs. Alton Osborne, Elmira and Mrs. Glycon Stanton of Big Flats; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours are at Phillips Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Services are there Monday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Paul Mills officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Corning Leader - Saturday, June 23, 1984  Pg.  8A

 

RAY ANGEL, 72 of Cameron Mills, Sunday, February 29, 1948.  Survived by wife, Ella Knapp Angel; daughters, Mrs. Robie Head, Risingville, Mrs. Lawrence Woodward, Cameron Mills; two grandchildren; brothers, Fred and Floyd of Hornell, Walter of Owego; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and Masonic services Wednesday at 1:30 at family home.  Big Flats Rural Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/1/1948

AUSTIN Elwin L. "Ike"
Age 86, of Big Flats, NY, died in the comfort of his home on Saturday morning, January 31, 2009, after an extended illness. Ike was born July 24, 1922 in Ogdensburg, PA, son of the late Clarence and Emma (Watkins) Austin. He was a decorated WWII Army veteran serving with "The Big Red One." He was one of the first American soldiers to land at Normandy Beach on "D-Day" and was a Prisoner of War in Germany for seven months. His brother, David Austin, predeceases Ike. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Lucy (McIlwain) Austin; son, Alan (Tammy) Austin of Corning, NY; and daughter, Shirley (Thomas) Norquest of Bernville, PA; grandchildren, David, Brooke, Erin, Jennifer, Cody, McKenzie, and MaryBeth; great-grandchildren, Caley, Aaliyah, Morgan, Schylar and Ethan; sisters, Edna Landon, Virginia Roupp; brothers, Edward (Dorothy) Austin, and Leon (Phyllis) Austin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. and Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, from 4-6 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. He will be laid to rest immediately following at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Ike may do so through contributions to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/1/2009 - 2/2/2009

LESLIE (BUSS) AUSTIN – his funeral service was held at the Barber Funeral Home Horseheads on Monday (Apr. 23, 1990) at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Wesley Jenks officiated.  The Pallbearers were Ronald Austin Sr., His son, James Clark, his son-in-law, Donald Bridgeman, Ronald Austin Jr., Timothy Clark, Brent Austin, grandsons.  A committal service followed in Rural Home Cemetery where the Chemung County Military Honor Squad accorded full Military Honors.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/1990

AVERY –ALVARETTA AVERY WHEELER, 53, of Big Flats early this morning, Dec. 18, 1954.  She was a resident of Big Flats for 50 years.  Survived by husband, William Wheeler; daughters, Mrs. Thomas Reed of Elmira RD 1, Mrs. Jarvis Keenon of Elmira and Mrs. Walter Mitstifer of Sullivanville; sons, Earl of Big Flats and William Wheeler of Elmira Heights; sister, Mrs. Mae Porter of Montour Falls; brothers, Pearl and Eugene Avery both of Erwin, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where the family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Philip Birchall of the Horseheads Wesleyan Methodist Church.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/1954

GEORGE BABB, 79, died at the home of his cousin, Harry Lloyd in Galeton, Pa. early today.  The funeral will be held at the Lloyd home, Saturday (December 31, 1932) at 10:30 a.m.  Burial in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  The Rev. Mr. Ennis of the Gaines Methodist Church will officiate.  –Elmira paper

 

BAILEY Bernard E. Bailey

Elmira: Age 49, of Elmira, NY, died  unexpectedly on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Bernard was born on January 16, 1963 in Elmira, son of the late Charles and Geraldine (Nichols) Ochab. He was also predeceased by his father, Dale Bailey Sr. Bernard is survived by his daughter, Amber Wilson; sons, Beau (Amanda) and Joseph (Heather) Bailey; 12 grandchildren; sister, Roxanne Mathews; brother, Dale Bailey Jr. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, April 23, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. with Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.  Star Gazette – April 20, 2012

 

BAILEY –MRS. SARAH ELIZABETH TEACHMAN [SRGP 34709] died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Jenkins, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning at 4 p.m. December 8, 1940 after three months illness.  She was born in Roseville, Pa., Mar. 30, 1867, the daughter of William and Josephine Knapp Bailey.  She was married to Sidney Teachman in Nelson, Pa. in June 1883 and had lived in Corning for 22 years.  Survivors include three sons, Abram, Hornell, Lennie, Walworth, N.Y. and Andrew, 246 E. Third St., Corning; three daughters, Mrs. Guy Farrington of Walworth, Mrs. Kenneth McPherson of Painted Post and Mrs. Jenkins; two brothers, Henry Bailey, Seattle, Wash., and Andrew Bailey, Presho; four sisters, Mrs. Ervin Brennan, Elmira, Mrs. Francis Rose, Corning; Mrs. Arthur Hubbard, Painted Post and Mrs. Josephine Clair, Big Flats.  The funeral will be held at the Irene S. Phillips Funeral Home in Corning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Carl J. Grabb of the Painted Post Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/1940

BAKER –MRS. ADDIE (BAKER) THOMAS age 78 of 873 Leach Hill Rd., Pine City, Friday, February 11, 1972 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Paul Cornelius officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Esther) Carlson of Pine City, RD 1, Mrs. John (Blanche) Nichols of Kent, Wash., Miss Emma Thomas at home; sons, Wayne L. Thomas of Towanda, Pa., Wesley J. Thomas of Elmira, Donald R. Thomas of Pine City, William H. Thomas, Jr. of Dayton, Ohio, Louis C. Thomas of Rawleigh, N.C.; sister, Mrs. Edna Bagley of Elmira; 19 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Elmira and the widow of the late William H. Thomas, Sr.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 2/13/1972

BAKER –MRS. SADIE WILLIAMS, 53, of Corning Rd., Horseheads, Friday morning, April 1, 1949.  Survived by husband, William W. Williams; son, Thomas Reed of the Corning Rd.; sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Gates of Olean, Mrs. Beatrice Costello of Chicago; half-sister, Mrs. Dorst Wiegraff of Canton, Ohio; brother, Henry Baker of Bolivar; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, and this afternoon will be removed to the family home on the Corning Rd., where funeral will be held Sunday, 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Leslie Simon.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/2/1949

BARBER  Stanley L. Sr. Owner/Operator of Barbers Garage and 24 Hour Towing Service Age 71, of Big Flats, NY, died on Friday, February 9, 2007, surrounded by his loving family. He was survived by his children, Stanley L. (Kimberly) Barber Jr., Helen Barber, and Shawn L (Amy) Barber; his beloved grandchildren, Carrie (Scott) Walrath, Kris, Rebecca, Billy and Nathaniel Barber; sister, Gloria (Tom) Giles; and several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, "Smudge." His wife, Phyllis, predeceased Stanley. He was a lifetime member of the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Towing Association of America (TRAA). He was the owner-operator of Barbers Garage and 24 Hour Towing Service, Big Flats, NY since 1944. He was an avid sportsman and gardener. Stanley has been honored by many local area law enforcement agencies for his service to the community that he loved. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Monday, February 12, 2007, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Stanley will be laid to rest next to his wife, Phyllis in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. The family would like to thank Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, and Marge Bellows for the wonderful care given to Stanley during his illness.

BARNES –MRS. EVA MAY SMITH, 57, of Monterey, Wednesday, May 7, 1947.  Survived by her husband, Harry; daughters, Mrs. Winthrop Eldred of Horseheads RD 3, Mrs. George Shannon of Beaver Dams RD 1; brothers, William Barnes of Little Falls, Oliver Barnes of Bath, Henry Barnes of Corning; three grandchildren.  Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home.  Rev. Alexander Perry, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette -5/9/1947

BARNES –LOUISE M. THOMAS age 67 of 3162 Owen Hollow Rd., Big Flats, Sunday, April 3, 1983 at St. Josephs Hospital following an extended illness.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Main St., Big Flats, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 3 p.m. with the funeral service at 3 p.m.  Rev. Bernard M. Lytle and Rev. Otto D. MaKinster officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by her husband Arthur Thomas; 3 daughters, Mrs. Margo Thomas of Sullivanville, Mrs. Muriel Rankins of Daytona, FL, Mrs. Robert Horton of Loundsville, SC; 2 sons, Duane Locke, Montour Falls and Dale Locke of Elmira; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Clara Wishneska and Mrs. Dolores Wood both of Elmira; 2 step-sons, Richard Thomas of Sullivanville and Phillip Thomas of Elmira; 2 sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Carmen of Delmar, NY and Mrs. Eleanor Sagar of Hanover, PA; 2 brothers, Leslie Barnes of FL and Norris Barnes of Horseheads; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren 6 step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was born May 19, 1915 in Troy, PA the daughter of Orland and Ethel Fudge Barnes.  She was a member of the Catlin United Methodist Church and active in the Senior Citizens in Big Flats, Horseheads and Elmira Heights.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/1983

BARR
MARGARET (BARR) GOLDEN:  Mrs. Margaret (Barr) Golden, 88, of RD 1, Watkins Road, Pine Valley, N.Y., died Tuesday, March 8, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 25, 1900, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Daniel and Annie Nelson Barr. She had been a resident of Pine Valley for over 50 years and was a member of the Pine Valley Baptist Church. She and her late husband, Earl Golden, formerly operated a dairy farm. They were married for 49 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl, in April of 1969, and a son, Robert E. Golden, in May of 1986.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and George Howe of Pine Valley and Carol and Russell Lancaster of Millport, N.Y.; sons, Richard Golden of Pine Valley and Larry Golden of Elmira, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Theodore and Beatrice Golden of Pine Valley and Pastor R. Craig and Shirley Golden of Newark Vally, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Irene Golden of Horseheads, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Barber funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, N.Y. Thursday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held there Friday, March 11, at 11 a.m. The Rev. R. Craig Golden, her son, and the Rev. Alan B. Brown will officiate. Burial will be made in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

BATES John Bertram and Catherine Isabel Bates
BATES John Bertram And His Wife Catherine Isabel Bates will be laid to rest in a Service of Committal to be held at 2 PM Sunday, September 23 at the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Bert, 86 was born and raised in Big Flates prior to receiving degrees in chemistry from Clarkson and Rice Universities and working as technical director for the Flint Ink Corporation. Isabel, 82 and Bert had been married for 54 years prior to Isabel's death in 1998. They are survived by sons, John (Chere) and Douglas, his brother, Glen E. Bates, Jr. of Big Flats, and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, or the Big Flats Historical Society. Local arrangements are under the direction of Hills Funeral Home.

BEEBE –MRS. ETTA M. CAMPBELL age 83 of 900 Porter St., Tuesday, May 20, 1980 at Schuyler Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Royce-Chedzay Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. David Hostetter and Rev. Clark N. McKinney officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, Mrs. Campbell is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Freda Kelly of Corning; sister, Mrs. Winnie Pulver of Penn Yan, brothers, George Beebe of Elmira, Harry Beebe of Big Flats; 14 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/22/1980

BEEBE –MRS. JENNIE DILDINE, 60, of Big Flats, Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 1949.  Survived by daughter, Miss Ula Dildine of Big Flats; sons, Homer Manwaring of Big Flats, Leo Dildine of Elmira Heights, Albert Dildine of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Winnie Pulver of Penn Yan, Mrs. Etta Campbell of Montour Falls, Mrs. Stella Herron of corning; brothers, Harry and Roy Beebe, both of Big Flats, George Beebe of Elmira.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Wesley Kehler.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/1949

(Clipping from the Scrapbook of Freda May CAMPBELL, HORTON, KELLY)
Leroy H. BEEBE, 60, of  Big Flats, Tuesday, March 25, 1958. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Winifred PULVER of Penn Yan, NY, Mrs. Etta CAMPBELL of , Montour Falls, NY brothers, George Beebe of Elmira, NY, Harry Beebe of Big Flats, NY, Body at Hilton Funeral home, Big Flats. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Paul ZELINKA. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, Chemung Co., NY. Connie L. Putnam

BEEBE –MATTIE NORRIS – Mrs. Glen L. Norris died Wednesday morning (Oct. 23. 1918) at the family home in Big Flats of pneumonia, aged thirty years.  She is survived by her husband, a foster child, Lylia Campbell; her mother, Mrs. Mary Beebe; three brothers, Leroy and Harry of Big Flats and George A. of Camp Mead; four sisters, Mrs. Leon Marmoring, Mrs. Philip Campbell, Miss Stella Beebe of Big Flats and Mrs. Winnie Griffith of Geneva.  The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2 p.m. and will be private.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats, the Rev. Mr. Gordon of the Methodist Episcopal Church will officiate.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/1918

BELLOWS - DENISE A. SOUTHARD
 Denise A. Southard, 34, of Corning, NY, died Wednesday, February 16, 1994 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was born January 10, 1960 in Corning, the daughter of Lewis and Marjorie Cole Bellows. She is survived by her husband, Rickie Southard of Corning; a daughter, Stacey Lynn Southard and sons, Travis Lee and Anthony Lee Southard, all at home; mother, Marjorie Bellows of Big Flats, NY; father, Lewis Bellows of Wellsburg, NY; two brothers and two sisters; maternal grandfather, Walter Cole of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; paternal grandparents, Luther and Myrtle Bellows of Millerton, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Hills Funeral Home in Big Flats on February 20 with the Rev. Melanie Cole officiating and burial to be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. (TGR, Thursday, February 24, 1994)

BENJAMIN - Merle Ross Benjamin, 38, of Main St., Big Flats, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1962. He was car inspector for New York Central Railroad. Survived by parents, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Benjamin; brother, Vernonl sister, Mrs. Norman Pease, all of Big Flats. Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats. Calling hours: Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Williams. Rural Home Cemetery. (Submitted by Linda KIMBLE Francisco)

BENJAMIN - William A. Benjamin, 73, of Big Flats, a retired car inspector for the New York Central Railroad, died Friday at his home. Although he had had a heart condition for some time, death was unexpected. Mr. Benjamin was born in Woodhull August 22, 1881, son of William Henry and Esther Kimball Benjamin. Most of his life had been spent in the Town of Catlin, Big Flats. He married Anna Paul of Caton, NY in Big Flats on October 24, 1923. Mrs. Benjamin died about a year and a half ago. A past president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen, Mr. Benjamin was also a member of the Big Flats Grange. He is survived by: daughter, Mrs. Theodore Smith of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Emma Smith of Elmira, Mrs. Mina Bennett of Big Flats, Mrs. Mary Hill of Montour Falls; brothers, Clayton Benjamin of Corning, Raymond of Big Flats; one grandson and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held from the home today with the Rev. Floyd S. Hendershot, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Hilton Funeral Home in Big Flats. (Submitted by Linda KIMBLE Francisco)

BENJAMIN- William H. Benjamin died at his home in Big Flats Thursday (Aug 2, 1934) at 10:20 p.m. Besides the widow he is survived by six children: Mrs. Louis Smith of Elmira Heights, Clayton Benjamin of Corning, Mrs. Harry Hill of Montour Falls, and Mrs. Harry Bennett, William Benjamin, and Raymond Benjamin all of Big Flats; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Ford Miller of Ithaca. The body is in the Mathews & Van Buskirk funeral home, Horseheads and will be removed to the family home Saturday at 5 p.m. The funeral will be held from the family home in Big Flats Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ford Crippen officiating. Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. (Submitted by Linda KIMBLE Francisco)

BENNETT Elna
JOHNSON  Elna Age 92, formerly of Big Flats, NY, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Elna was born in Big Flats, daughter of the late Noel and Katie (Pickel) Bennett. Elna worked for St. Joseph's School of Nursing after many years as a housemother. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her daughter, Bernita (Robert) Oppenheim of Erin, NY; sons, Marland (Mary) Johnson of Gillett, PA, Frederick (Beverly) Johnson of Susquehanna, PA; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Kelly of Lake Placid, NY; brothers, Richard (Barb) and Paul (Margaret) Bennett, both of FL, and Robert (Pat) Bennett of Erin, NY; several nieces and nephews. Elna was predeceased by her husband, Paul in 2003; and her great-grandson, Kenneth Ameigh in 2004. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, April 10, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Frederick Johnson officiating. Interment will take place in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats

BENNETT –ETHEL A. (BENNETT) MUNSON age 91 of 99 Lenox Ave., Horseheads, NY, formerly of the Dry Run Rd., Pine City Thursday, Nov. 5, 1981.  Friends may call at the Holly-Keck Funeral home Sat. 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., Sun. 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Mon. at 11:30 p.m. Reverend Bruce Cummings officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  The family suggests memorials to the Local Association for Retarded Children.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marna Smith with whom she resided; 2 sisters, Mrs. Marjorie F. Williams of Richard St., Elmira, Mrs. Myra B. Thomas of North Chemung, NY; 4 brothers, Harlow Bennett of Elmira RD, Frank Bennett of Pine City, Clyde Bennett of Horseheads & Jacob Bennett of Breesport, NY; several grandchildren including Ethel Jean Brown of Pine City, Karna McDonald of Elmira Heights, Earl Smith of Elmira RD, Andrew Smith at home; great-grandchildren including Jocelyn Kae Brown of Pine City.  She was predeceased by her husband, Louie Munson on Sept. 15, 1968, a son, Kenneth C. Munson on March 13, 1974; a great-granddaughter, Michelle Amy McDonald in Nov. 1973.  She was the daughter of Jacob & Myra Sharp Bennett.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/7/1981

BENNETT –IRMA J. BENNETT SEELYE COLE, age 74 of Elmira, NY passed into peace Tuesday, May 7th, 2002 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital of Elmira.  Surviving Irma are her husband of 45 loving years Garry Cole, daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah (Scott) Shaw of Horseheads, NY, Pam (Bill) Burns of Pine City, NY, son and daughter-in-law Garry (Juanita) Cole of Sidney, NB,  grandchildren: David (France Kimberly) Woodard of Elmira, Jeffery (Raquel) Woodard of Horseheads, NY, Karen (Fiance Chuck) Burns of Elmira, Kelly Burns of Pine City, NY, great-grandchildren: Kattie, Abigail Woodard, Zachary Benjamin, Alivia, Arianna Woodard.  Sisters: Vera B. Roody of Caton, PA, Evelyn O’Buckley of Horseheads, NY, Valera (Bob) Burnham of Elmira Heights, NY, Ileana (Stanley) Coole of Elmira, Carol (Phil) Green of Breesport, NY, brothers; Shirley (Pat) Bennett of Ocala, FL, Jake (Betty) Bennett of Corning, NY.  Several nieces and nephews.  Sisters-in-law: Kay Bennett of Elmira, Jane Bennett of Elmira.  Irma was predeceased by her parents; Curtis and Mary Thomas Bennett, by her first husband: Robert Seeley, son; Timothy Cole and sister, Leona Bennett; brothers, Durland and Curtis Bennett; brothers-in-law, Pat O’Buckley and Mac Roody.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Thursday May 9th, 2002 2:99 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Friday May 10th, 2002 at 10:00 a.m., the Rev. Horace Stoddard will officiate.  Graveside committal prayers will be shared following the funeral services in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Irma was a fun loving person who cherished her family.  She attended the Pine City Baptist Church for many years and enjoyed singing in the choir for over 32 years.  Irma was an accomplished organ and piano player; and champion at her favorite card game euchre.  Nature and flowers colored her world, and the smiles from her beloved family gave her all the love she ever needed.  Memorials in Irma’s name maybe made to the Diabetes Assoc., NYS Memorial Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

JACOB S. (JUNIE) BENNETT JR. age 85 of 146 Jackson Creek Rd., Breesport, NY on Sunday, April 28, 1991.  Friends may call at Holly-Keck & Baker Funeral home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral service there Thursday at 1:00 PM.  The Rev. E. Eugene Callihan officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Survived by 2 sisters, Marjorie Fitzsimmons Williams of Elmira and Mrs. Myra Thomas of Lowman, NY; sisters-in-law, Mildred Bennett of Elmira, Margaret Bennett of Pine City and Mabell Bennett of Mainesburg, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lester & Mary Thomas of Jupiter, FL; several nieces & nephews.  He was a retired proprietor of the Jacob S. Bennett Service Station on W. Water St., Elmira, member of Breesport Methodist Church, Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F&AM, Cashmere Grotto, life member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and life member of the Golden Glow Fire Department.  He was predeceased by his wife, Dortha on July 12, 1990 and also by his parents, Jacob & Myra Sharp Bennett; two sisters, Ethel Munson and Edith Thomas; and seven brothers, Noel, Curtis, Roy, John, Harlo, Frank and Clyde Bennett.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

BENNETT –MRS. LOLA L. MAY age 61 of 300 Robert St., Elmira, Wednesday, September 14, 1988 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Friday from 1 to 3 and 2 to 9 pm with funeral and committal services there Saturday at 11 am.  The Rev. Melanie Cole officiating.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Survived by daughter, Kathleen J. Bogart of Bronx, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Gary F. and Debbie May of Elmira; sons, Donald E. May and Martin L. May of Elmira; 5 grandchildren; sister, Geraldine Segur of Pine City, NY; brothers, Edward Bennett of Millport, NY and Eugene Bennett of Chicago, IL; several nieces, nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Lois was a retired employee of the Howell Box Company of Elmira with 15 years of service and was a member of the Horseheads Eagles Club.  She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Glen May and a brother, Robert Bennett.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1988

BENNETT Myra B. Thomas
Age 98 of Lowman, NY Friday October 22, 2010 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Big Flats, NY the twelfth child of the late Jacob and Myra Sharp Bennett. She is survived by her loving daughters, Myra (Beth ) Thomas Morris of North Chemung, NY, RoyAnn Thomas Rogerson of Ballston Lake, NY, and daughter in law, Kathleen Harvey of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Stephanie (Joel) Moore of Watkins Glen, NY, Lisa (Eric) Lawrenz of North Chemung, NY, Erica (Dave) Lavery of Portsmouth, RI, Janette Marie Rogerson of Rotterdam, NY, and Robert Coffman of Honeoye Falls, NY; great grandchildren, Sara (Rob) Moore Gruver of Watkins Glen, NY, Rachel (Ron) East of Horseheads, NY, Rebekah (Nathan) Hess of Fort Riley, Kansas, Amy Elizabeth, Meghan Faith, Hannah Renee, MiKayla Christine, Amanda Dominique Moore of Watkins Glen, NY, Jamie Nicole Lawrenz of Wellsburg, NY, Kyle Eric Lawrenz of North Chemung, NY, Shawn Allen and Ryan Andrew Coffman of Honeoye Falls, NY, Elizabeth Rose and Sean Conall of Portsmouth, RI; great great grandchildren, Joshua Gruver, Amara and Timothy East, Nathaniel Hess and McKenzie Lawrenz; sister in law, Doris Thomas of Florida and Several nieces and nephews. Beside her parents, and eleven brothers & sisters, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Harold Arthur Thomas, her son, Allen LeRoy Thomas, grandson, Craig Allen Elston and great-grandson Joshua David Moore. Myra was a member of the North Chemung United Methodist Church, Excelsior Southern Light Chapter No. 323 of the Order of the Eastern Star and Big Flats Historical Society and a retired Nurses Aid from The Chemung County Infirmary. Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Tuesday October 26, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Officers and members of the Excelsior Southern Light Lodge Chapter No. 323 O.E.S. will meet at 7:30 PM on Tuesday evening to conduct a service. Friends may also call on Wednesday October 27, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Service there at 11:00 AM , The Reverend Ann Mowery, Reverend Chip Possee and Reverend Betty Bement will officiate. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Those wishing may make contributions to the North Chemung United Methodist Church, Excelsior Southern Light O.E. S. or the charity of one's choice. We would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the staff of 3C at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, especially Eppy, Tim and the Erway Ambulance Service for their outstanding love, care and devotion. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 24, 2010

BENNETT Robert F.
Age 77, of Erin, NY died at home on December 9, 2009. Bob was born July 13, 1932 in Elmira, NY a son of the late Noel and Katie Pickel Bennett. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Patricia Carney Bennett (they would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on December 24, 2009); children, Catherine (Louise) St. John of Enosberg, VT, Noel (Leslie) Bennett of Latham, NY, Robert J. Bennett (Caileigh Whiteman) of Breesport, NY and Vicki (Dylan) Adams of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Roger Patenaude and Amanda (Aaron) Forbes of Fairfield, VT; great-grandchildren, Adrian, Adam, Asa and Aidan Forbes; brother, Paul (Margaret) Bennett of Satsuma, FL; his first wife, Jean Tyler of Scranton, PA; several nieces (special nieces, Beverly Roache of Lake Placid, NY and Carol (Robert) Carlton of Ft. Myers, FL); and nephews (special nephew, Earl (Sylvia) Kelly of Montrose, PA); and his beloved canine companion, Chico. He is predeceased by his sisters, Elna Johnson and Frances Kelly; and his brother, Richard Bennett. He was a Korean War veteran serving with the US Navy in the North Atlantic. Bob was a member of the American Legion Bentley-Trumble Post 442 of Horseheads. Bob enjoyed working all his life, especially driving tractor-trailers and being a crane operator. After retirement, he enjoyed working on the farm doing the haying every year and playing with his backhoe and tractors. He enjoyed visiting with his good neighbors, Ken Ellison and Dwayne Morgan. Bob will always be remembered for his devotion to his family and his strong work ethics. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, on Friday, December 11, 2009, from 12-2 p.m. where his Funeral Service will follow with Rev. David Sullivan. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held at Rural Home Cemetery immediately following. Memorial may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice at 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, whose exceptional care during this time was very much appreciated.   Published in Star-Gazette on December 10, 2009

BIERWILER –LAURA C. SEYTER age 86 at Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, PA, formerly of Hendy Creek Rd., Monday, August 24, 1987.  There will be no calling hours.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday evening at 8 pm at Holly-Keck Funeral home, the Rev. Paul Mills officiating with committal services Wednesday at 10 am in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Alice M. and James C. Dubois and a son and daughter-in-law, Walter H. and Judith Seyter of Horseheads; 5 grandchildren, Debra, Barbara and Walter (Beaner) Seyter, Daryl Dubois, Michelle Corey of Utica; 1 great-granddaughter, Melissa Corey of Utica; a sister, Edna C. Sherwood; brother, Fritz Bierwiler Sr. both of Elmira Heights, NY; several nieces and nephews.  She was the widow of Henry C. Seyter, former co-owner of the Farmers Market, Carroll St. until 1965 and concluded the business at her home in 1967.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/25/1987

BLACK Ernest L.
Age 96, of Big Flats, NY, died on Mon., June 2, 2008. He was born January 5, 1912 in Liberty, PA to Robert and Jenny (Brion) Black. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth and is survived by his wife of 10 years, Nellie Weaver Black. He is also survived by his daughter, Diane Black of Freeville, NY; sister, Emma Gray of Elmira, NY; niece and nephews, George and John Gray; and Edythe Basil; several other nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his wife Nellie's family, her son and daughter-in-law, Robert (Madeline) Weaver of Big Flats, NY; her grandchildren, Daniel Weaver of Big Flats, NY, Kelly (Matthew) Smith of Elmira, NY, Holly (Brian) Ward of Big Flats, NY; great-grandchildren, Christopher Weaver, Robert Reynolds, Keri and Taylor Smith, Zackery and Nathaniel Ward. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Jerry, Robert, Maynard and Lawrence Black; and sister, Edith Tonkin. Ernie was a lifelong resident of Big Flats and retired as the owner and operator of Black's Feed Mill. He was a member of Big Flats Volunteer Fire Company, Founding and Charter of Member of Webb Mills Fire Department and member of Big Flats Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., June 4, 2008, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. His service will follow at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Rick Price will officiate. Interment to follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ernie with memorials in his name to the Big Flats Fire Co., PO Box 28, Big Flats, NY 14814.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/3/2008.

BLACK - Ernest L. Black, 96, of Big Flats, died Monday, June 2, 2008. He owned and operated Black’s Feed Mill prior to retirement. Survivors include his wife, Nellie Weaver Black; a daughter, Diane Black of Freeville; a sister, Emma Gray of Elmira; and a stepson, Robert Weaver of Big Flats. Calling hours are 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads. Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at the funeral home, with Rev. Rick Price officiating. Burial will follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. - Corning Leader, 2 June 2008

BLACK
John J. Age 67, of Elmira, formerly of Toledo, OH died Sunday, October 2, 2005, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by brothers, Charles (Elaine) Black, Delta, OH, George (JoAnn) Black, Holland, OH and Paul (Carolyn) Black of Elmira; several nieces and nephews, including Amy (David) Trimber, Big Flats and Paul Black II of Elmira; and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Emme Black; brother, Richard Black; and sisters, Virginia Gonzalez, Helen Brown and Violet Brown. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, October 7, 2005, from 9 to 11 a.m. with Funeral Services immediately following at 11 a.m. Rev. Eugene Weis, officiating. Interment to follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

BONTORNO Hans C. Bontorno
Age 20 of Elmira, NY died
on Sunday December 5, 2010. Hans was born April 4, 1990 in Norwich, NY the son of Alan M. and Eileen Rossway Bontorno. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and attended Brigham Young University. Hans loved music and played the cello as well as composed symphonies. He was a very active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had recently completed his mission in Brazil. Hans loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Hans is survived by his parents Alan M. & Eileen Bontorno of Elmira, NY; sisters and brothers: Emily & Jacob Weed of Manchester, NY, Andrew & Tamara Bontorno of Weehawken, NJ, Nicholas Bontorno of Provo, Utah, Peter & Ashley Bontorno of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Anna Bontorno of Oswego , NY ; maternal grandmother: Virginia Rossway of Pleasant Valley, NY; paternal grandparents: Gus & Yvette Bontorno of Weirs Beach, NH; and many many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Hans' Funeral Services on Thursday December 9, 2010 at 7 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1060 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Hans will be laid to rest in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.  Star-Gazette - December 8, 2010

BORCK –MRS. ANNA P. STEFFEN of Horseheads. Sunday, April 8, 1945.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Edith Bailey, Mrs. Martha Saunders, Mrs. Katherine Carpenter, Miss Anna S. Steffen, all of Horseheads; Mrs. Dorothea Solometo of Elmira; sons, William A. of Millport, Frederick A. of Elmira, Maj. Rudolph J. with the Army in Missouri; sister, Mrs. R. Louise Davis of Elmira; brothers, Albert Borck of Elmira, William F. Borck of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  Body is at Steffen Funeral Home, Elmira and late this afternoon will be moved to family home where funeral will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m.  Rev. Paul P. Frohne.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1945

JAMES HENRY BOTTCHER age 91, of Tampa, FL, and formerly of Big Flats, died May 4, 2003.  James was born November 18, 1911 in Big Flats, NY, the eldest son of August and Louise Rhodes Bottcher. James is survived by his wife, Esther Brace Bottcher.  They were married in 1936. Six of their children survive them, James Bottcher II and wife, Joann of St. Mary's, GA, Joan and husband, Loren Roy of Coryland, PA, Jeris and husband, Tom Salyer of Lutz, FL, John and wife, Rosemary of Monticello, FL, George and wife, Lucy of Ellensburg, WA, and Adelbert and wife, Susan of Gainesville, FL. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Rhea; a brother, William; and a sister, Elizabeth.  He has 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.  He attended the Big Flats Union School.  He started a feed delivery business in the 1930's and sold vegetables grown on the family farm in Big Flats to stores in Elmira and Corning. During WW II, he worked as a pipe fitter for Corning Glass Works. Later he worked at American LaFrance. In 1958, James and his family moved to Tampa, FL, where he worked as a plumber.  He and Esther spent summers in their cabin in Coryland, PA. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Memorial donations may be sent to the Big Flats Historical Society at P.O. Box 232, Big Flats, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette

BOUILLE –MRS. CHARLOTTE ZIMDALL, 66, of Sing Sing Rd., Town of big Flats, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 1942.  She is survived by her husband, Fred Zimdall; six daughters, Mrs. Mary Carr and Mrs. Louise Jamieson of Elmira, Mrs. Emma Smith, Mrs. Margaret Fitzsimons, Mrs. Gertrude Cooper and Mrs. Catherine Hostrander, all of Big Flats; four sons, Fred and Frank of Big Flats, William of Geneva and Theodore of Painted Post; a brother, William Bouille of Binghamton.  Mrs. Zimball was a member of the German Evangelical Church, Elmira and had been a lifelong resident of the Town of big Flats.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral home and Friday morning will be taken to the home of Mrs. Cooper, Big Flats where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Paul P. Frohne officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  (Tombstone reading ZIMDAHL not Zimdall)

 

BOZINIS George Bozinis

Horseheads: Age 82, of Horsheads, NY, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at home. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Greta Paige Bozinis and sister, Marie Shea of Corning. Predeceased by infant daughter, Diane Bozinis; parents, Nick and Leone Bozinis of Big Flats; sisters, Catherine Williams of Ithaca, Dory Wheaton of Elmira, and Linda Davies of Corning. Also surviving are 19 cherished nephews and nieces. George was self-employed and shared his talent for custom carving redwood signs at major fairs, the Mardi Gras, Texas stock shows and major horse shows. His first venture with his craft was the Washington, D.C., International Horse Show where he carved signs for Caroline Kennedy and her famed pony, "Macaroni" as well as "Geronimo", the pony belonging to the children of Robert Kennedy. Not so memorable about that time is the fact that the show was held in October and President Kennedy was assassinated just a brief month later. Fondest of George's memories are the times he carved in the front window of McCrory's at Arnot Mall during Christmas holidays. He was also a veteran of the Korean Conflict. The family expresses eternal gratitude to Dr. John Schiavone who deftly charted George's 27 year battle with Wegener's Granulomatosis, and to Mary Ann, Lori, Bindy, Beth, Gary, Pat, Aggie and many others of the Southern Tier Hospice who cradled George in there caring arms during the final months of his life. Friends also reached out with prayers and support, and they will not be forgotten. A private memorial is planned for the future. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – March 5, 2012   

 

BRACE –ESTHER BRACE BOTTCHER.  Formerly of Big Flats, died in Fernandina Beach, Florida on July 3, 2004.  She was the widow of James Henry Bottcher, who died in May 2003.  They were married 67 years.  Esther Louise was born October 5, 1915 in Elmira Heights, NY.  She was the daughter of Adelbert and Bernice Tichenor Brace.  She graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Elmira Heights.  The family moved to Tampa, Florida in 1958.  There she was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Grange, AARP and had been a 4-H and Scout leader.  She was a member of the Chapel-in-the-Pines Presbyterian Church in Tampa.  She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting.  She is survived by her children; James Botcher II and wife, Joann of St. Mary’s, GA; Joan and husband, Loren Roy of Coryland, PA; Jeris and husband, Tom Sayler of Lutz, FL; John and wife, Rosemary of Monticello, FL; George and wife, Lucy of Ellensburg, WA; and Adelbert and wife Susan of Gainesville, FL.  She has 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are a sister, Rhea (Orley) Peppard and a brother, Norton (Delores) Brace; sister-in-law Dorothy Brace and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, James, an infant daughter, rhea Elizabeth and brothers Gerald and Calvin Brace.  The family will hold a memorial service at the family cabin in Coryland, PA on August 15, 2004 at 1:00 PM.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Memorials may be sent to the Big Flats Historical Society, Big Flats, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.

BRADY Malcolm E.
Of Horseheads, NY, died on Sunday, December 30, 2007, at Corning Hospital. He was born in Penn Yan the son of the late Clarence and Hazel Devin Brady. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, during the Korean Conflict. Upon discharge from the military, he joined Ingersoll-Rand where he was employed for 45 years. He became Executive Accountant at the main plant of Dresser Rand until he retired. Malcolm was a member of the Big Flats American Legion Post 1612 and attended the First Methodist Church of Horseheads. He enjoyed family get togethers, and fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Freda Meyers Brady; brother, Richard (Laurie) Brady of North Carolina; sisters-in-law, Neva (Robert) Tosh of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Katie (Kenn) Anderson of San Diego, CA; brothers-in-law, Fritz (Elaine) Meyers, Mickey (Virginia) Meyers, both of Horseheads, Albert (Rosella) Meyers of Elkland, PA, James Meyers, Carl Meyers, and Charles (Norma) Meyers, all of Addison; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his sisters, Alice and Grace; and brothers, Donald and Glenn. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., on Thursday, January 3, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow calling hours at the funeral home at 4:00 p.m. Military Honors will be accorded directly following the funeral service. Burial will take place at Rural Home Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/2/2008.

BRASTED - MURRY Clara J.
Age 81 of 540 Townley Hill Road Horseheads, NY died on Sunday March 1, 2009 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Clara was born April 16, 1927 in Bath, New York the daughter of the late Frank and Rose Putnam Brasted. She married her husband, Chester L. Murry, on May 30, 1953 and they would have celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on May 30, 2009. Clara was a retired employee of K-Mart in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Murry was a member of The Full Gospel Church of Catlin. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Murl Brasted. Clara loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Murry is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 55 years Chester L. Murry; daughter and son-in-law: Carol A. & Richard C. Dassance II of Horseheads, NY; grandson: Richard C. Dassance III of Horseheads, NY and his fiancée Danielle West; sister: Bernice Dibble of Montour Falls, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY Monday March 2, 2009 from 6 to 8 PM and Tuesday March 3, 2009 from 10 to 11 AM. Mrs. Murry's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours on Tuesday at 11 AM. Mr. James Radford will officiate. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.

BREESE –MRS. CARRIE BREESE HAMMOND, 83 of Main St., Big Flats, Tuesday, June 19, 1962.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Helen Rodbourne of Big Flats; brother, U. Fred Breese of Elmira; two grandchildren.  Body at the Bartle Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. John Williams.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/20/1962

BREESE –LOIS A. (BREESE) SYDNEY age 38 of 49 Sycamore Rd., Havertown, Pa., Saturday, July 5, 1975.  Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Jay Edward Sale officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y. at convenience of the family.  Friends wishing may contribute to the Lake St. Presbyterian Church Building Fund, Elmira, N.Y.  Survived by daughter, Carol Anne Sydney; sons, Steven H. and Paul F. Sydney, all at home; mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. John Decker of Elmira; grandmother, Mrs. Milton F. Breese, Sr. of Elmira; brother, Charles L. Breese of Temple Hills, Md.; uncle, Milton F. Breese, Jr. of Elmira; also two nieces and one nephew.  Mrs. Sydney was a member of Lansdowne Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne, Pa., a Republican Precinct leader of Delaware County, Pa. and a member of the Delaware County Republican Women’s Club.  She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and attended Elmira College.  Mrs. Sydney was the widow of the late Louis A. Sydney.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1975

BREWER –MRS. MARY LOUISE FRIDIE age 79 of 1269 Sing Sing Road, Big Flats, Thursday, June 3, 1965.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  No calling hours.  Private funeral at the family home, Saturday, the Rev. John Stearns.  Please omit flowers.  Survived by husband, William J. Fridie; son, John W. Fridie of Horseheads; daughter, Mrs. Marion LeRoy of Painted Post; brothers, Audley Brewer and Otis Brewer, both of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Effa Campbell of Elmira and Mrs. Cora Brooks of Van Etten; two grandchildren.  She was a member of Park Congregational Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette -6/3/1965 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

 

BRONSON Clayton Howard Bronson

age 89, of Painted Post died on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Bath V.A. Medical Center with his family at his side.  Clayton was born in Lindley on September 19, 1921, to LaVern and Mazie (Edger) Bronson.  He married Miriam Rouse on July 5, 1947 and was preceded in death by her in 1997.  Clayton entered the service in 1942 and was sent to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas for basic training assigned to the 14th AD Co B 19th Armored Infantry BN. From there, he was sent to Fort Campbell, KY and left October of 1944 to go overseas. His division docked at Marseille, France and they went on to Lyon, France. January 3, 1945 found them in the Battle of Hatten (Germany). He was wounded there on January 19, 1945. Surgery was done in a field tent hospital and he was sent to England to recuperate. PFC Bronson was discharged January 8, 1946 from Fort Dix, NJ. Clayton received a Purple Heart, American Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge.  Clayton worked for Corning Glass Works for nearly 43 years. He enjoyed keeping his lawn manicured, spending time at his cottage, playing golf, helping with church activities and spending time with his family and friends. Clayton was a huge New York Yankee and Buffalo Bill fan. He was also a member of the VFW in Corning. Clayton is survived by his three children, Donna Gee of Painted Post, Douglas (Pamela) Bronson of Corning, and Clayton (Laurie) Bronson of Freeville, NY. He is also survived by two brothers, George Bronson of Tioga, PA and Daniel Bronson of Painted Post; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  Along with his wife, Miriam, Clayton was predeceased by his daughter, Phyllis Bronson; by two brothers, Linwood and William Bronson; and by a sister, Doris Warner.  Calling hours will be Friday, March 4th from 3 until 6pm at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow calling hours at 6:00 PM with the Reverend Sandra Olmstead officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.    Corning Leader – March 4, 2011

 

BRONSON Daniel W. Bronson

age 88, of Painted Post, NY, died Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. Daniel was born on July 27, 1924 in Lindley, NY to the late Lavern and Mazie (Edger) Bronson. Daniel married Ellen Titus on November 23, 1946 in Lindley. They recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Daniel was a devoted husband, loved his family, and cherished the many friends he made during his lifetime. He proudly served his country during World War II as Corporal in the Army. He was a Supervisor in the Service Department at Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post for 33 years. He truly enjoyed his job and the friends he worked with. Mr. Bronson was a member of VFW Post #524 in Corning and The United Methodist Church of Painted Post. Daniel will be dearly missed by his wife, Ellen Bronson; three daughters, Linda Christly, Shirley (David) Brown both of Corning, NY, and Louise (Stephen) Donohue of Lexington, NC; one son, Dennis (Deborah) Bronson of Lexington, NC; brother, George Bronson of Tioga, PA; grandchildren, Matthew (Kathryn) Christly, Brian (Laura) Christly, Todd (Jessica) Brown, Jason (Jennifer) Brown, Stephanie (Drew) Walters, Samantha Bronson, Patrick Jones, and Marcus Jones; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Daniel was predeceased by his sister, Doris Warner; brothers, Clayton, William, and Linwood Bronson; stepsister, Frances Edger Fundurulic; stepbrothers, Charles, Carlton, and Howard Edger. Family and Friends may call Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. The funeral service will be held Monday, December 3, 2012 at 10:00AM at the funeral home with the Reverend Sandra Olmstead officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. The family requests memorial donations in Daniel's name be made to: The American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790; The American Legion, John P. Eaton Post, 8 River Road, Corning, NY 14830, or a charity of your choice.   Star Gazette – December 1, 2012

 

BROOKMAN –FLORENCE R. SEGUR age 86 years of 783 Dubois St., Wednesday, November 29, 1978.  Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m.  The Rev. Perley Bertrand officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at the convenience of the family.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Madeline) Hartman of Horseheads; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Brookman of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Segur was a member of Riverside Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/1978

 

BROWN Geraldine V
White Geraldine V. Age 89, formerly of Beaver Dams, NY, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at The Waters Of Three Rivers Health Care Center in Painted Post. She was born September 15, 1916 in Big Flats, the daughter of Frank and Mae Waters Brown. She married Ernest H. White on January 16, 1937 in Big Flats.  He predeceased her on February 10, 1990. Geraldine was a member of Twin Tiers Christian Church in Gang Mills, a housewife and loved sewing. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, William and Sharol White of Big Flats, NY, Duane and Laura White of Corning, NY, Robert White of Beaver Dams, NY, Thomas White of Phoenix, AZ; two daughters, Kandy Bartlett of Plano, TX, Dorothy Pittman of Poughkeepsie, NY; a sister, Dorothy Renshaw of Culpepper, VA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Arlene Pratt; and brothers, Raymond and Franklin Brown. Family and friends are invited to call at the Twin Tiers Christian Church in Gang Mills on Monday, May 1, 2006 from 1 to 3 p.m. where a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. with her Pastor, the Rev. James Kisner, officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Geraldine's name to her church, Twin Tiers Christian Church, 36 Beartown Rd., Painted Post, NY 14870. Carpenter's Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.

JOHN H. BROWN, 49 of Horseheads RD 3, Saturday, April 22, 1961.  He was an employee of the New York State Public Works Department.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Jennie Brown; daughter, Fannie Belle at home; son, James at home; sister, Mrs. Leslie Barnes of Rockville, Md.; brother, Charles Brown of New Jersey.  Body at Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 22 p.m.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/24, 1961

LEVI BROWN, for many years a resident of Big Flats, died at the home of his son-in-law, Ernest Breese, Saturday (Oct. 6, 1934) Kissimmee, Fla.  He is survived by four grandchildren, Marian, Lo??, Margaret and Ruth.  The body will arrive in Elmira Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. and will be taken to the Mathews and VanBuskirk Funeral Home and to the Big Flats Baptist Church for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rev. Eugene VanDeventer will officiate.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/8/1934

BROWN –MRS. NENA M. WEBBER age 74, of Beaver Dams, RD 2, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 16, 1973.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Lewis F. Bachman, Pastor of Catlin Methodist Church, burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by husband, Roy Webber; sons, Chester of Beaver Dams, Doyle of Danby, N.Y., Philip of Camp Verde, Arizona; daughters, Mrs. Fred (Virginia) Osborne of Odessa, Mrs. June Rowland of Elmira, Mrs. William (Beverly) Fuller of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Hubert (Maureen) Personius of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Shirley golden of Elmira, Mrs. Kenneth (Kay) Parrotte of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Donald (Alison) Wandell of Horseheads; 20 grandchildren; brothers, Hamilton Brown of Mansfield, Lloyd of Golden Gate, Florida.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/17/1973

PHYLLIS J. BROWN, late of 908 South Avenue, Horseheads, died Saturday evening, Oct. 26, 1935.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brown and by one sister, Mary.  The body is in the Matthews and VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads and will be removed to the family home late tonight.  A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and the funeral in the St. Mary Church, Horseheads at 9 o’clock.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/28/1935

BRUCE –MRS. ELSIE B. SCUDDER age 81, of 123 Linden Ave., Ithaca, formerly of Catlin, Tuesday, August 24, 1965.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ford Crippin.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. James A. Ramsey of Elmira Heights, Mrs. John J. Wilson of Cameron Mills, Miss Mildred Scudder of Ithaca; sons, K. Bruce Scudder of Catlin, John Scudder of Indianapolis, Ind.; sisters, Mrs. John S. Pyle of Lewisburg, Pa., Mrs. Ray Voorhees of Big Flats, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/25/1965

JOHN W. BRUSH, 87 of Big Flats, this morning, Oct. 20, 1949.  Survived by son, Harold of Big Flats; sister, Mrs. Nina Schofield of Bath; brother, Harry Brush of Hammondsport.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home in Big Flats.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Floyd Hendershot.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1949

BRYANT DEBRA L BURGESS
Debra L., Age 39 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Rochester, NY died on Sunday July 1, 2007 as the result of a glider accident in Potter Township, Pennsylvania. Debra was born February 13, 1968 in Wheeling, West Virginia the daughter of Ronald and Janice Shepherd Bryant. She was a graduate of Webster High School Class of 1986 and received her Bachelor's Degree from R.P.I. in 1990. Debra was an engineer at Corning Inc. in Corning, NY. She earned her pilot's license and was qualified to fly both gliders and single engine aircraft. Debra was a member of The Harris Hill Soaring Club and attended Hillview United Methodist Church in Big Flats, NY. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Debra is survived by her husband Mike D. Burgess; her beloved children: Danielle Lee Burgess and Jonathan Michael Burgess both at home; her parents: Ronald & Janice Shepherd Bryant of Haines City, Florida; brother and sister-in-law: Richard E. Bryant & Christine F. Huggins of Webster, NY; maternal grandmother: Vaughn Shepherd of Paden City, Florida; father-in-law and mother-in-law: David L. & Marion B. Burgess of Santa Clara, CA; brother-in-law: Jonathan A. Burgess of Sunnyvale, CA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday July 5, 2007 from 7-9 PM. Debra's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday July 6, 2007 at 11 AM with Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Debra through memorials to an Educational Scholarship Fund for her children.

 

BUCHINGER Dean Elwood Buchinger

age 83, formerly of Waneta Lake, NY, died on May 21, 2011 at Absolut Care of Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY.  Dean was born in Rochester, NY on July 2, 1927 to Margaret Arnett and John Buchinger. Dean attended school in Rochester and served a time in the U.S. Army. He was employed for many years as an elevator operator at Sibley’s Department Store in Rochester.  Dean is survived by his cousins: 1st cousin Beverly Adler Troy and her daughters Nancy Spurling (Ralph) Foster and Karen Spurling Schumaker, all of Painted Post, NY;  Karen’s son Nathan Kane of Corning, NY; 1st cousin Marie Carey of Lady Lake, FL; 1st cousins Elizabeth McCarthy of Painted Post and David Winner (Jean) of Horseheads, NY; 2nd cousins Bonnie Hopper Sutton, of Lindley, NY, Dennis (Mary) Hopper of Athens, GA, Marcia Hopper Carlineo (Thomas) of Dundee, NY, Ann Hopper Oakley of Painted Post, NY, Susyn Hopper of Warsaw, NY, and Mary Jo Hopper Ames of Addison, NY; Harvey Adler of Pisgah Forrest, NC and Judith Adler Cooney of Ottawa, Canada; Cynthia Adler and Harry (Deborah) Adler of Corning, NY; and Diana Adler Seager (Chip) of Vero Beach, FL.  While Dean lived in his little cottage on Waneta Lake, he enjoyed sitting on his porch watching the lake and walking around with his little dog, Lady. He became a member of the Weston Presbyterian Church and enjoyed the fellowship there as well as attending the church dinners and always bringing nut bread. He also enjoyed attending the dinners at the Wayne Fire Hall. Dean was happy at Absolute Care and relished the attention he received as well as watching his TV and enjoying the meals.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Thursday May 26, 2011 at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church of Painted Post, 201 Hamilton Street.  Pastor Richard Schied of The Weston Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats at 3:00 pm.  Attendees are welcome to join the family at Pierri’s Central Restaurant after the service.  Arrangements are with Carpenters Funeral Home, LLC in Corning.  Corning Leader – May 25, 2011

 

BUELL –MRS. ANNA M. CHILSON, 72, of 391 Beartown Road, Gang Mills, Friday, Feb. 1, 1963.  She was a retired employee of the Corning Laundry; a member of Grace Methodist Church, Corning.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Jesse Moulthrop of Gang Mills, Mrs. Duane Culling and Mrs. Dominic Capo, both of Corning; brothers, Herbert Buell of Bangor, Maine and Oral Buell of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Leith and Harold, both of White Sands, Canada; sisters, Mrs. William Davidson of Charolotown, Canada, Miss Ada Buell of London, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Lucy Clark of Fairhaven, Mass.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, Painted Post.  Calling hours today 3 t0 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Arthur Rehme.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/2/1963

BUMP –MRS. FLORENCE STORMS age 86 of Horseheads RD 1, Sunday, February 7, 1971.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral home Monday7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Fred S. Kelsey.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Arthur Austin of Horseheads, RD 1; brother, George Bump of Big Flats; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/8/1971

BURBANK –KATIE MAE WHEELER age 66, of 3242 Owen Hollow Rd., Big Flats, Tuesday, March 15, 1977 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral service there Friday at 1 P.M., the Rev. Dr. Joseph Scohill of Big Flats United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial I Rural Home Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Earl Wheeler; one son, Clarence Doane, Horseheads; three daughters, Mrs. James (Betty) Mace and Mrs. Goldie Heinzman both of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Lewis (Sarah) Alexander of Chemung; two brothers, Emmett Burbank, Elmira and William Burbank, San Leandro, Co.; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Hungerford, Ithaca; 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/17/1977

EDWARD D. BURGUESS, 52 of 114 E. McCann’s Blvd., Elmira Heights, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1945 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  Born in Troy, Pa., son of miles and Cassie Burguess, he served in World War I, receiving the French Croix de Guerre and Palm and the Purple heart.  At one time he lived in Corning and was employed on the New York Central Railroad.  He was a member of the Harry R. Bentley Post, American legion of Elmira, and Oakwood Methodist Church, Elmira heights.  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Dora Burguess; two sons, S/Sgt. Miles Burguess of the Marines and Milford at home; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Davis of Elmira and Donnamae at home; two grandchildren, Carol Burguess and Bruce Davis; two brothers, George of Corning and Walter of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Violet Tripp of Blossburg.  An honorary military service was conducted Thursday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. at the home.  Burial was in Rural home Rest Cemetery in Big Flats.  The Rev. Mr. Batsford of Oakwood Church officiated.  –Elmira paper 2/4/1945

BURT Nicholas Roy
Entered this world on January 29, 2005, touched many lives, brought laughter and now leaves a wonderful memory when he left on August 4, 2008 at the age of 3. He was cherished by his mother and father, Daniel C. & Nicole A. Matkosky Burt, Big Flats along with Nicholas' twin brother, Michael. Maternal family, grandparents, Sue & Steve Matkosky, Catlin; great grandparents, Roy & Gert Fitzsimmons, Catlin; and Marguerite Guinane, Clifton Park; aunt, Amanda Matkosky, Catlin. Paternal family, Sandra & Richard Burt, Moneta, VA; great grandmothers, Dorothy Burt, Big Flats, and Beverly Jelliff, Tioga, Pa; uncle, Gregory Burt, Charlotte, NC and many other family members and friends. Nicholas was born with obstacles which never held back his enthusiasm. At his young age he had undergone 17 surgeries and set a shining example of courage and determination. He brought a lifetime of happiness to those he touched. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday evening, August 6, 2008 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. A funeral service to celebrate his life will follow at 8:15 p.m. with the Reverend Robert Adkins officiating. Graveside services will take place at the families' convenience in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House, 1901 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803 in his memory.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/6/2008

ALPHA ADELBERT BUTLER age 71 of 156 Lenox Ave., Horseheads, Wednesday, November 12, 1975.  Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home Friday 22 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m.; the Rev. Eddie Lowmaster officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  In lieu of flowers those who wish may make contributions to the Heart Assn.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Loretta Butler of Horseheads; sons, Arthur W., Albert L., and Richard E., all of Horseheads; daughters, Mrs. Peter (Delphine) Merrone and Mrs. Albert (Norma) Curren, both of Horseheads and Mrs. Donald (Clarabell) Hayden of Waverly; sisters, Mrs. Harry (Velma) Anderson of Florida, Mrs. Harold (Elsie) DuVall of Horseheads and Mrs. Harlow (Mildred) Bennett of Elmira; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/13/1975

ALPHA D. BUTLER, 78, Lenox Ave., Horseheads, Thursday, Dec. 14, 1944.  Survived by wife, Jennie; daughters, Mrs. Vera Page of Olean, Mrs. Velma Anderson of Lenox Ave., Mrs. Elsie DuVall at home, Mrs. Mildred Bennett of Pine City; son, Alpha Jr., of Elmira Heights; brothers, John of Elmira, James and Paul of Coudersport; 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.  The body is at Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira heights where funeral will be held Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Rev. Harry Knisell.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/15/1944

 

BUTLER Elva Jane

Corning Leader, July 10 1941

ELMIRA – Mrs. Elva Jane Miller, 60, died Tuesday evening July 8, 1941, at a local hospital.   She is survived by her husband Mark Miller, her father, Marcus Butler of Smithport, Pa., two sons, George Cooley of Avoca NY and Fred Starkweather of Elmira; one  brother, Henry of Smithport, Pa. and a half- brother, Otto Butler of Elkland Pa.  The funeral will be held all the Wilson Funeral Home Friday at 2 p. m.  The Rev. L. D.Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

 

BUTTON –MRS. JENNIE B. BUTLER, 78 of 156 Lennox Ave., Horseheads, Friday, Sept. 21, 1962.  She was a member of Glad Tidings Church, Elmira Heights.  Survived by son, Alpha A. of Horseheads; daughters, Mrs. Velma E. Anderson of Horseheads, Mrs. Elsie E. DuVall of Elmira heights, Mrs. Mildred M. Bennett of Elmira; brothers, Warren Button of Port Allegany, Robert of Westfield, Roy of Bradford; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Taylor of Rexford, Mrs. Ethel Faye of Westfield, 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.  Body at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira heights.  Calling hours Saturday 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral at the Glad Tidings Church, Elmira Heights Monday at 2 p.m. the Rev. E. J. Lowmaster.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/21/1962

BYER  Blanche E
IVERMORE SQUIER, Blanche E. Age 88, of Mena, AR, and formerly of Horseheads and Beaver Dams, died Saturday, February 25, 2006, in Arkansas. Blanche was predeceased by her first husband, Leo Squier in 1969 and later, her husband, George Livermore in 1985. She is survived by her sons, Donald Squier of Jacksonville, FL, Graham (Sylvia) Squier also of Jacksonville, Fla., Alton "Tony" (Linda) Squier of Mena, AR, Milton Squier of Greenville, TX; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; brothers, Ed Byer of Clark Summit, PA, James Byer of Scranton, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Blanche was also predeceased by her sister, Julia Grannis; brother, Charles Byer; and half sister, Fannie Johnson. Blanche was born in Scranton, PA, July 1, 1917 to the late Garry and Florence (VanOrden) Byer. She raised her family and lived most her adult life in Horseheads. After retirement from Bendix Eclipse in Elmira Heights she divided her time between Horseheads and Inverness, FL. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, March 2, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home Friday at 10:00 with interment to follow in Rural Home Cemetery next to her husband, the late Leo R. Squier.
 

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