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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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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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MELVIN F. CADY age 56 of Lot 74, Collingwood Trailer court, Horseheads, Thursday, June 20, 1974.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Claude T. Corbett.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y.  Survived by wife, Nannette N. Cady; two sons, Gary F., Melvin Patrick; daughter, Fawn A. all at home; sister, Margaret Castle of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/1974

MELVIN E. CADY age 68 of 308 Rt. 352, Big Flats, NY on Monday, May 16, 1977 at home.  Friends may call Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral home, Big Flats.  Funeral services there Thursday 11 a.m. Rev. Joseph Scahill officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Katherine Presser Cady; two sons, Donald J. and Allen M., both of Campbell; one daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Chamberlain of Elmira, one brother, Leo Cady of Elmira RD; five sisters, Mrs. Vera Vaughn of Erin, Mrs. Louise Saxbury of Elmira, Mrs. Lena Leonard and Mrs. Marietta Kuoczka both of Dundee, Mrs. Isabelle Schmitt of Elmira; two grandsons, Gregory Cady and Robert Chamberlain; one granddaughter, Dona Jo Cady.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1977

CLIFFORD J. CAMPBELL age 48 of 924 S. Pine St., Horseheads, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1964.  He was an employee of Corning Glass Works, Big Flats and a charter member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 426 of Watkins Glen.  Survived by wife, Mary Ensworth Campbell; daughters, Mrs. Patricia Ann Boston and Mrs. Sharon White, both of Horseheads; mother, Mrs. Etta Campbell of Montour Falls; sister, Mrs. Freda Horton of Elkland, Pa; six grandchildren.  Body at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Daniel Gelatt, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/9/1964

PHILIP CAMPBELL, RD 1 Elmira, Town of Horseheads, unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 18, 1943 at 2 a.m.  Survived by son, Clifford of Elmira Heights; daughters, Mrs. Lila Blake, Corning, Mrs. Freda Campbell, Watkins; brother, Jason, Savona; eight grandchildren.  Funeral Monday, 2 p.m. at Ballard Funeral Home. Rev. L. Hates.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/19/1943

CANFIELD Albert G. Corning Albert G. Canfield, of College Ave., Corning, died Wednesday, November 1, 2006. He was a U.S. Veteran serving in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He retired as an Elementary School Teacher where he taught in Key West, Florida. He is survived by a sister, Emma Wilson of Corning; brother, Leland (Mickey) Canfield of Floral City, FL. Services will be held at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Saturday, November 4, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

CANFIELD –MRS. CORA WIHN, a well known Rose Hill resident, Town of Corning died Monday afternoon, Dec. 9, 1940 following an illness of several weeks.  She was born in Chemung County, May 30, 1866, the daughter of George and Mary Griffith Canfield.  She was married to Willis Wihn.  She leaves a daughter, Mrs. William Davies, Town of Caton; a son, Floyd Wihn, Gibson; a brother, John Canfield, Corning; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The body will be taken from the Stover Funeral Home, Corning to the home of the son, Floyd Wihn, Gibson where the funeral will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/1940

CANFIELD –MRS. EDITH B. SMITH, 67 of 88 E. Third St., Corning, Thursday, Dec. 23; 1954.  Survived by sons, Adrian and George Smith, both of Corning, Marion of Hornby, Roy of Horseheads, Raymond of South Corning, Harold of Addison; daughters, Mrs. Harold Theetge and Mrs. Clara Lane, both of Horseheads, Mrs. Harry Matison of Corning; brother, George Canfield of Corning.  Body at Stover Funeral Home, Corning.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lorimer W. Crippen.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/24/1954

CANFIELD –MRS. FLORENCE C. REYNOLDS, age 55 of 3357 Hibbard Road, Horseheads RD 1, Sunday, August 13, 1978 at her home.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by husband, Howard N. Reynolds; daughters, Alice Nave of Horseheads, Mrs. Cecil (Ernestine) Kneller of Wyalusing, Pa.; mother, Mrs. Golden Canfield of Wyalusing, Pa.; five grandchildren, Terry, Kathy Jo, Leslie, Tara and David.  She was a member of Moxie Community Church of Wyalusing, Pa.; a retired employee of Corning Glass Works and Flint Glass Workers Union.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/1978

CANNEDY –MRS. CLARADELL CANNEDY SCOUTEN, 81; of 66 Davis St., Corning, Wednesday, March 2, 1955.  She was a member of Grace Methodist Church of Corning, the WSCS and Senior Philathea Class.  Survived by husband, States S. Scouten; daughter, Helene at home; brothers, Charles Cannedy of Wellsboro, Pa., Albert Cannedy of Buffalo; sister, Mrs. Clarence Palmer of Vestal.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning and Friday morning will be removed to family home where friends may call.  Prayer service at home Saturday at 1:30 p.m., funeral at 2 in Grace Methodist Church, The Rev. Guy M. Ovenshire.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1955

BARBARA JEAN CARPENTER, 17 of 25 Denver St., Horseheads, Sunday June 19, 1954.  Survived by father, Harry Carpenter of Elmira; mother, Mrs. Laura Carpenter of Horseheads; step-father, James Carpenter of Horseheads; sisters, Nancy, Mary and Linda Carpenter, all of Horseheads; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wise of Horseheads and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Carpenter of Elmira; great-grandmother, Mrs. Laura VanGorder of Horseheads.  Body at Philip F. Wolf Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St., and late this afternoon will be removed to family home where friends may call.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Clyde G. Truaz.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/1954

 

CHARLES E. CARPENTER, 78, of Hopewell Junction and Poughkeepsie, died Monday Nov. 9, 1942 in a Poughkeepsie hospital.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. B. Leonard of Elmira and Mrs. Harry Taylor of Big Flats; nephews, Henry Minier of Big Flats and Ralph Leonard of Winona, Minn.; nieces, Mrs. Robert McGready of East Orange, N.J.; Mrs. John Smith of Horseheads and Mrs. J. Francis Sutfin of Elmira.  Burial will be at (Rural Home Cemetery) Big Flats.  Funeral announcement later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/11/1942

 

HERMAN S. CARPENTER, 84, late of Big Flats, died Monday (June 13, 1932) after an extended illness.  He is survived by a son, Floyd of Hornell; a grandchild and four great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor in Big Flats.  The Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Chapman will officiate.  Burial in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  The remains repose in the Chilson & Shields Funeral Home at Horseheads and will be removed to Big Flats Thursday morning.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/14/1932

 

LLOYD E. CASE age 62 of W. 4th St., Elmira, formerly of Big Flats died Tuesday, October 2, 1990 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, following an extended illness.  Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held Saturday 10 am at the funeral home with the Deacon Daniel Hurley officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Donations may be made in Lloyd’s name to the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY.  He is survived by son, Levi H. Case of Big Flats; 5 sisters, Barbara Elliott of St. Cloud, FL, Ila Saunders of Big Flats, Norma Brace of Millport, Vera Mastenbrook of Stratford, NY, Janet Osborn of St. Charles, MI; 2 brothers, Charles Case of W. Palm Beach, FL, Clifton Case of Big Flats; several nieces and nephews.  He was born April 22, 1928 in Elmira the son of Levi and Frances Markle Case.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/4/1990

CLARENCE EUGENE CAYWOOD, 48, a former resident of Big Flats, died Saturday, July 5, 1941 at 4 a.m. at Lockport.  Surviving are three sons; Charles of Ithaca; Bryce of Tioga, Pa. and William of Lockport.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m., EST, the Rev. Lillian Chapman officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1941

JOHN E. CHALMERS of 94 Decker Parkway E., Wednesday, June 16, 1971.  Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Private funeral there at the convenience of the family, the Rev. Samuel W. hale, Jr.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Survived by wife, Adeline; daughter, Mrs. K. Grant (Patricia) Houghton of Elmira; sons, Bruce of Elmira, John E. with the u\U.S. Air Force; sister, Mrs. Clarence (Blanche) Porter of Englewood, Fla.; six granddaughters, three grandsons.  Mr. Chalmers owned and operated Chalmers Associates Engineering Firm; was an associate member of the national Society of Professional Engineers; member of Round Hill Lodge F & AM of Endicott.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/1971

HERBERT CHAMBERS -  Found Dead in His Bed in Big Flats, July 15, 1900.  Yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock Herbert Chambers was found dead in his bed.  He had been dead some time when discovered.  He was born in England and came to American about seventeen years ago.  His wife died soon after and since then he had lived alone on a small farm here.  He is survived by a son and daughter, who reside in England.  Death was due to Bright’s disease.  The funeral was held from St. John’s Church this afternoon at 3 o’clock.  Rev. Dr. W. C. Roberts, rector of Christ Church, Corning, officiated; interment in Big Flats Cemetery.  VanBuskirk Brothers of Horseheads had charge of the funeral.  Elmira Daily Advertiser 1/16/1900 (Not on Rural Home Cemetery list.)

CHAMBERS –MRS. MARY E. STRAIT, 53 of 35 Glen Ave., South Corning, Monday, April 19, 1954.  Native of Horseheads; member of Ladies Auxiliary to Steuben Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles.  Survived by her husband, Charles C. Strait; sons, George j. Bierwiler Jr. of Gang Mills, John Bierwiler of Corning, George Strait of South Corning, Charles E. Strait of Knoxville, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Delzine Gillson of South Corning; brothers, Daniel, John and Walter Chambers, all of Corning, Edward Chambers of Campbell; sister, Mrs. Susie Kellogg of South Corning.  Body at A. W. Beilby & Son Funeral Home, Corning and today will be removed to family home where friends may call.  Funeral there Thursday at 10 a.m.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Advertiser 4/20/1954

JOHN R. CHAPMAN, 85, of East Corning, unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 1951.  A veteran Corning area carpenter, he had been working on a new house at Big Flats yesterday.  Survived by wife; daughter, Mrs. Frank Crounse of Horseheads; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert Chapman of Veteran.  The body is at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/14/1951

CHASE –HELEN I. VANORDER, 73, formerly of Hillcrest Apartments, Troy died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 29, 1988 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born Nov. 16, 1915 in Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pa. she was the daughter of George W. and Lizzie Watkins Chase.  Mrs. VanOrder’s main interest in life was in her home and family.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 1612, Big Flats, N.Y.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Phyllis) Barbur and Mrs. Gordon (Kay) Ford, both of Towanda; a son, John W. Chamberlain of Canoga Park, Calif., nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Crandle of Troy and Mrs. Lloyd (Mary Lou) Porter of Arizona.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There will be no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

CHEROCK James N.

Age 72, of Corning, NY, died on December 8, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 Broad St. Horseheads, NY on Saturday, December 14, from 1- 4 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. A private burial will be held at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elaine; daughters, Cheryl (Scott) Cobb and Michelle Cherock of Elmira; brothers, William (Irene) Cherock of Dumfries, VA, and Skip Cherock of Houston, TX; and niece, Jennifer Cherock (Ryan) of Charleston, SC. Jim was the proprietor of the Lake Road Unisex barber shop in Horseheads, where he enjoyed the company and friendship of his numerous customers for 50 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Corning. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 1612 of Big Flats, and the BPOE Lodge 1546 of Watkins Glen. In lieu of flowers, you may consider a memorial donation in Jim's memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online (stjudes.org); or SPCA of Chemung County, 2435 SR 352, Elmira, NY 14903, or online (chemungspca.org); or the Big Flats Community Food Pantry, c/o First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 454, Big Flats, NY 14814. Remembrances or expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY. Star Gazette – December 11, 2013

 

DAVID LEROY CHURCHER of Big Flats, Friday, May 19, 1944.  Survived by wife, Mabelle; sisters, Mrs. Leah Partridge of Henrietta, Mrs. Howard Harring of Suffern.  Funeral notice later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/20/1944 (Suppose to be buried at Rural Home Cemetery, not on listing.)

DAVID ROY CHURCHER SR., 83, died at the family home in Big Flats Saturday, Aug. 31, 1945.  He was a lifelong resident of Big Flats.  He was a member of the F&AM Lodge, 378 of Big Flats for 54 years and was affiliated with Cashmere Grotto of Elmira.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry Partridge of Henrietta and Mrs. Howard Haring of Suffern; a son, D. L. Churcher of Big Flats.  The funeral was held at the family home today at 2 p.m.  Burial was in Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Masonic committal service was by the Big Flats Lodge, F&AM.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/3/1935

JESSIE D. CLAIR, 55, died Friday at 8 a.m. at his home in Big Flats (Oct. 12, 1934).  He had been a resident of Big Flats for 45 years.  Surviving him are his widow, Josephine; three daughters, Bernice and Josephine of Big Flats and Mrs. Clifford Groome of Corning; a son, Francis Monre; two sisters, Mrs. Grant Nelson and Mrs. Ithiel McNeil of Elmira; a brother, Walter of Williamsport and three grandchildren.  The body is at the Stover Funeral Home at Corning and will be removed to the family home Saturday.  Funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. from the home.  The Rev. Lillian Chapman will officiate.  Burial in Rural home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/13/1934

 

CLARK CATHERINE CLARK KOON

died Friday, Nov. 13, 1936 at 7:40 a.m. at the family home at Big Flats after an extended illness.  She is survived by her husband, John Koon, a daughter, Ethel; seven sisters, Mrs. Ira Payne, Horseheads, Mrs. Ella Crotsley, Rushville, Pa.; Mrs. Cynthia Rowlee and Mrs. Florie Dibble of Corning, Mrs. Rosie Brown, Big Flats, Mrs. Eliza North of Holcomb, N.Y.; Mrs. Frank Rowlee, Portland, Ore.; a brother, Lewis Clark of Corning; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Koon was a member of the ME Church of Big Flats and the Lady Moose Auxiliary 326 of Corning.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and Saturday afternoon will be removed to the family home.  A prayer service Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  Funeral in the Big Flats ME Church at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Ford Crippen of East Smithfield and the Rev. O. J. Severson of Big Flats will officiate.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Committal service by the Lady Moose Auxiliary.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/13/1936

 

CHARLES W. CLARK age 82, of 823 Sing Sing Road, Big Flats, Saturday, June 26, 1971 at the Arnot Ogden hospital.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral will be held there Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rev. Gordon Mattice.  Burial in Rural Home, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Martha Griffith Clark; nieces and nephews.  He attended the Presbyterian Church, 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 378 of Big Flats, tax collector at Big Flats at one time.  Officers and members of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge No. 378 will meet at the Funeral Home 8 p.m. Monday to conduct a memorial service.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 6/27/1971

 

KENNETH A. CLARK age 66 of 60 Caton Rd., S. Corning, Saturday, April 20, 1974.  Calling hours at the Carpenter Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Jacobs.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Contributions may be made to the Cancer Society.  Survived by a son, Charles of S. Corning, daughter, Mrs. Charles (Rita) Kottwitz of Caton; two brothers, Howard M. and Lauriston J. Sr., both of South Corning; sister, Miss Bernice L. Cark of S. Corning; seven grandchildren.  He belonged to the S. Corning Community Church, Mossy Glen Grange, Mutual Vigilance Society and the Elks Club.  He served for a number of years on the School Board, on the American Red Cross Disaster Committee and was active in Civic affairs.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1974

 

CLARK Lewis W. Clark

Lewis W. Clark, 71, of Corning R. D. 2, died Monday afternoon at Corning Hospital following a three-week period of hospitalization.  A lifetime resident of the Town of Corning, he was engaged in farming operations.  Mr. Clark was born in the Town of Corning July 12, 1878, the son of Andrew J. and Mary Ross Clark.  In April, 1903, he married the former Lizzie Wihn of Big Flats who survives.  Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Edward of Coopers Plains and Hollis of Corning, R. D. 2; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Eggleston of Addison; four sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Rowley and Mrs. Rose Brown, both of Corning, Mrs. Flora Dibble of Big Flats and Mrs. Eliza North of Hockum; and ten grandchildren.     The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home where services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Elmer J. Stuart, pastor emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.   Died in March 1950

 

Lewis W. Clark

Funeral services for Lewis W. Clark, late of Corning R. D. 2 who died in Corning Hospital Monday, were held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Carpenter Funeral Home.  The Rev. Elmer J. Stuart, pastor emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated. Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Bearers were:  William Jordan, Maynard Van Etten, Fenno Loid, Delos Hickok, George Canfield and Ralph Reed.

  

LOREN CLARK, 80 of big Flats, today, Aug 1, 1953.  He was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church and had been tax collector of the Town of Big Flats eight years.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Frances Clark; daughters, Mrs. Luella Lund of Elmira and Mrs. Bernice Curtis of Chicago, Ill.; son, Marion Clark of Elmira Heights; brother, Charles Clark of Big Flats; sister, Mrs. Hanson Dann of Nichols; grandson, William Bogart of Elmira.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral home, Big Flats where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. William H. Willits.  Rural home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/1/1953

MISS MARY GLADYS CLARK, 24, a resident of Big Flats, died early this morning (April 6, 1929) after an illness of four years duration.  She was a graduate of the Elmira Free Academy, 1923 and was a sophomore in Elmira College.  Miss Clark is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Clark of Big Flats; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Bogart of Sayre, Pa.; Miss Bernice Clark of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Marion L. Clark of Elmira.  The funeral will be held at the family home in Big Flats, Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Mrs. Lillian S. Chapman of the Park Church will officiate.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/6/1929

CLARY -  JOHNSON, Leah C.
Of Elmira, NY, won her battle over cancer and death and met Jesus face-to-face on June 29, 2009. Born to Bert and Mary Lucile Habbeler Clary on October 11, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio, Leah was predeceased by her parents; her husband, William Johnson; brother, Richard Clary; and grandson, Matthew Whipple. She was an "everloving" Mom to Mary Lynn (Dale) Wenzel, Scott Johnson, Susan (Don) Whipple, Betsy (Tom) Gorman, and her "adopted" daughters, Karen Knapp, Linda Lawrie and Gail Whittaker. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, four nieces and a nephew. Leah was a faithful member of North Baptist Church in Corning. Her passions were her faith, her family, flowers, music and reading. She also loved buying and selling antiques and was proud to be a Mayflower descendant. Friends are invited to calling hours at North Baptist Church, 127 Sly Avenue in Corning on July 2nd, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., with the funeral service following at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. If desired, donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 in Leah's name. Leah's funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/30/2009

CLOSE Hudson A.
Proprietor of Horton's Paint Store
A long time resident of 362 Fulton St. Elmira and presently of Big Flats died Thursday morning, February 28, 2008 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health at the age of 86. Hudson was born on February 1, 1922 in Slippery Rock, PA son of Howard & Clair Alexander Close. He served in the US Army during WWII. Following the war he returned home to marry Helen Norman on January 21, 1951 in Elmira. Mr. Close was well known as the co-proprietor of Horton's Paint Store which he operated with his wife Helen for many years on the Southside of Elmira. Hudson enjoyed the outdoors and spent many hours hiking. He was an active Mason in the Old Oak Lodge #364 F.&A.M. of Horseheads. Hudson was a member of Emanuel Episcopal Church and was very proud of his business and his loving family who survive. His wife, companion and partner, Helen Norman Close, Big Flats; their children, twin sons, Scott (Kathy) Close, Ijamsville, MD and Kelvin (Brenda) Close, Big Flats; four grandchildren, Zachary, Alexis, Erin and Mallory; a sister, Clair Maltese, Lakeland, FL; brothers, Andy Close, Seattle, WA; and Park (Lorna) Close, Trumansburg, NY; nieces, nephews and family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday March 1, 2008 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 4:15 p.m. with the Reverend Robert Adkins officiating. Interment will take place in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at his families convenience. Memorial donations may be directed to Emanuel Episcopal Church, 380 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904 in Mr. Close's memory. A warm thank you from the Close family to the staff at Arnot-Ogden Skilled Nursing 4D and the Dialysis Department especially Bruce and Megan. "We appreciate the wonderful care you gave Hudson during his last days with us." LODGE NOTICE:  Officers & members of the Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F.&A.M. will meet at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens on Saturday March 1, 2008 to conduct a service for our departed brother, Mr. Hudson A. Close at 4 p.m.. Signed,  Albert Comfort, secretary   Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/29/2008 - 3/1/2008.

CECIL H. COLE age 79 of RD 1, Elmira, N.Y., Monday, March 10, 1969 at the Arnot Ogden hospital.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday.  The Rev. Walter Griffith.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Ethel Coons Cole; daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Speen of Auburn, N.Y.; two sons, Britton Cole of hawthorn, California and Charles Woodruff, Chief of Police of Big Flats/ sisters, Mrs. Maude Shores of Towanda, Pa., Mrs. Edith VanNess of Towanda and Mrs. Anna Ridler of Chemung; brothers, Hartley and Fanley of Macedonia, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.  Mr. Cole was a retired toolmaker and resident of Elmira-Big Flats area for 20 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1969

COLE Garry "Coley" Age 74, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Pine City, NY, died surrounded by family April 17, 2006 at home. Garry was the son of the late Frank and Grace Hillman Cole. He was born March 21, 1932 in Millerton, PA. Garry is the spouse of the late Irma Cole, who predeceased him in 2002. Surviving Garry are his loving children, Deborah (Scott) Shaw of Horseheads, NY, Pam (Bill) Burns of Elmira, NY, Garry (Juanita) Cole of Sidney, NB; grandchildren, whom he adored, David (Kimberly) Woodard of Elmira, NY, Jeffery (Raquel) Woodard of Horseheads, NY, Karen (Chuck) Burns of Elmira, NY, Kelly (Joseph) Matthews of Elmira, NY; several loving great-grandchildren; brother, Frank (Ellie) Cole of Millerton, PA; several loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents and his loving wife, Garry is also predeceased by his son, Timothy Cole; and sister, Vera Weeks. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Thursday, April 20th, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Horace Stoddard will officiate. Graveside services will be held following the funeral services at the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Garry was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. He worked for and gained a great amount of knowledge of carpentry from the Hewitt Construction Co. Following his employment with Hewitt he started his own building company called Cole Construction, specializing in the construction of many area homes. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the New York Mets and was not a fan of the other New York team. Garry loved playing cards, softball, baseball and word puzzles. People would know him best for his genuine nature, his love of animals and having an enormous amount of loving family and friends.

KEVIN M. COLE of Gibson died at the University Hospital in Syracuse on Saturday, October 5, 2002 due to natural cause at the age of 12.  A sixth grader at Corning Free Academy, Kevin was an avid bowler and proud member of the Youth Bowling Association of Crystal Lanes.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and camping with his family, riding four wheelers and motorcycles and swimming and playing with his nieces and nephews.  Kevin was also into tie-dye shirts and play station.  He loved most everything except heights and bus rides.  Surviving Kevin are his parents, Leland and Barbara Cole of Gibson; sisters, Heather (Bill) Edwards of Horseheads, Bethany (Matthew) Pulvino of Corning, grandparents, Robert and Betty Young of Big Flats, Leland and Jill Cole of Big Flats and Gerald and Billy Melanbacher of N.C.; aunts and uncles, Ruth Whittemore of Mo., Danny (Valerie) Young of Horseheads, Chuck (Missy) Young of Las Vegas, NV, Cindy (Shawn) Clay of NC, Tim (Terry) Cole of Big Flats, Kathy (Mark) Huber of NC, Susanne Bachert of Corning, Steven Cole of Big Flats and Chrissy Melanbacher of NC; nieces and nephews, Kylie and Tyler Edwards and Ryleigh and Kyle Pulvino and eleven cousins.  Kevin also leaves behind special friends, Danny, Joe, Johnson, Mara, Nate, Anthony, James, Kyle, Conner, Zachery, Brendon, Hannah and many more relatives, friends and classmates.  Kevin was preceded in death by two aunts, Sherry Young and Deborah young.  Family and friends are invited to celebrate Kevin’s life during calling hours at Hills Funeral Home, 69 Main St., Big Flats on Tuesday, October 8, 2002 from 4-8 PM.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Roger J. Smith from Hillview United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Rural Home Cemetery.  The family would like to thank Bethany and Matthew, Uncle Danny, Uncle Stephen, Aunt Suanne, Jerri and Mara for their strength and courage during Kevin’s hospitalization and request memorial donations in Kevin Cole’s name be directed to Corning Young American Bowling Assn., c/o Patricia Osborn, 11749 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY or to a Trust Fund which will be established for Kevin’s nieces and nephews.  Donation envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.  –Corning Leader 10/7/2002

CHARLES H. COLLINS, 74, formerly of 114 E. Erie Ave., Corning, Monday evening, Dec. 17, 1951 at Bath Memorial Hospital following an illness of four years.  Mr. Collins was a retired New York Central Railroad conductor with 45 years service.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.  Survived by daughter, Miss Doris Collins of Rochester; sisters, Mrs. Katherine Rau, Mrs. Dewey VanWie, both of Corning; several nephews.  The body is at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, where friends may call today 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Thursday, 2 p.m.  The Rev. William Cusworth.  Burial at Big Flats. (Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/19/1951

EARL THEODORE COLLINS, 60 of Corning, Sunday evening, Oct. 22, 1950 at Mr. Morris following an extended illness.  Survived by sons, Morrell, William and Mack Collins all of Corning, Jack Collins of Milford, Conn.; daughter, Mrs. Stanley Daniels of Saranac lake; brother, Charles Collins of Bath; sisters, Mrs. Dewey VanWie of Corning, Mrs. Henry Rau of Big Flats.  The body is at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call today, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/1950

COMBS Donald Gordon
Age 76, surrounded by his beloved family went home to be with our Lord. On Oct. 2 2010 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his first wife and companion Dolly Mae Combs-Brant at home. 10237 Tannery Cr Rd. Lindley, NY daughters Anna Elaine (Ken) Kenney of Caton NY, Donna Marie (Ernie) Eldridge of Hudson, NC and son Ricky Ray (Sharon) Combs of Lindley, NY. and Tammy Rochelle (George) Clowers of Cameron Mills, NY Step-Children, Terry, Jamie and Alan Brant. He is also survived by his second wife Emma Jean Combs-Taft of Ashton Healthcare Sayre PA and sons Lawrence Gordon Combs of Elmira NY. and Donald Raymond Combs of Elkland, PA 14 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Special Friends Cheryl Sears, Alberta Ward, and Jim Burns. He was predeceased by his mother Harriet Rowena (Cooper) Combs-Ahart-Lyon and father Dewey George Combs a sister, Pearl Combs and brothers Raymond D, Robert, Alva I., Leon J. and Charles L. Combs and 2 step-grandchildren, and a great grand-daughter Jessica Mae Reese Don was retired from Chemung Heating & Building Big-Flats, NY During the 60's and 70's Don was a champion and avid automobile enthusiast building and racing stock cars at Seelings Grove, Pa Woodhull NY Dundee NY , Shangriala Speedway and Chemung Speedrome. Friends are invited to call Monday Oct.4th from 2-4 pm and 7-9pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home Lake St. Elmira NY Funeral services will be held Tues. Oct.5 at 11am with interment taking place. Immediately following at Rural Home Cemetery Big Flats NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 3, 2010

ALBERT M. COMFORT JR. age 24 of Moosenee, Ontario Canada, Wednesday, October 11, 1967.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Friday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral in the First Methodist Church, Big Flats at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Mardean Moyer, pastor of the church.  Rural Home Cemetery, big Flats.  Survived by wife, Brenda Rarrick Comfort; son, Albert III at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Comfort, Sr. of Big Flats; three sisters, Mrs. Rosalee Hotaling, Mrs. Sherry Flint, both of Big Flats, Miss Sandra Comfort at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Florence Dell of Corning; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hartman.  He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1963 and the Wanekena Rangers School in the Adirondacks, member of the Lions club in Moosenee, also an assistant Boy Scout Leader there, member of the Big Flats Lantern Boys and Fire Dept., member of Big Flats Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Methodist Church of big Flats for a memorial fund in his memory.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1967

DONALD RAYMOND COMPTON age 34 of Decatur St., Corning, Saturday, March 28, 1964.  He was an employee of Corning Glass Works.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Compton; sisters, Mrs. Henry Lamarche of Camp Hill, Mrs. Carlton Sharp of Lindley; brother, Richard of Painted Post RD 1.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Alfred Blackwell.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1964

CHARLES W. COMSTOCK, 79 of 34 North Ave., Owego, Tuesday, May 7, 1946.  Funeral at the VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Owego, Friday at 1 p.m.  Burial at (Rural Home Cemetery) Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/9/1946

CLARENCE L. CONKLIN, 1716 W. Water St. Unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Mar. 15, 1944 at a local hospital.  Survived by wife, Phyllis G.; brothers, Lewis of Corning, Jerome of Caton; sister, Mrs. Lewis Dailey of Elmira.  Body is at the Holly Funeral Home.  Announcements later.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/15/1944

CONKLIN –MRS. FLORENCE DAILEY –Mrs. Lewis J. Dailey, 45, late of Fitches Bridge, died this morning (Dec. 11, 1933) at 6:45 o’clock.  She is survived by her husband, Lewis J. Dailey; a son, Elmer of Elmira; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Graham at home; three brothers, Lewis Conklin of Corning; Jerome Conklin of Big Flats; Clarence Conklin of Elmira; a sister, Miss Emma Conklin of Elmira; a grandson.  The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Elmira Star-Gazette 12/11/1933 (Newspaper shows DAILY, cemetery

 

CONKLIN Floretta M. (Aunt Fret)

Age 95 formerly of 1413 Sullivan St., Elmira and the Courtyards at Bethany Village. She most recently resided at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Floretta was born January 3, 1916 in Erin, NY, daughter of the late John H. and Frieda (Hungerford) Conklin and died Monday, December 19, 2011. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings and their spouses Norma (Ed) Strong, William (Betty) Conklin and Marian (Jack) Ryan. She is survived by her brother John Dale (Peggy) Conklin; special nieces and nephews Evelyn (Robert) Coolbaugh, Shelley (John) Evans, Dennis (Nancy) Ryan, Bruce (Vicky) Conklin and many more nieces and nephews. Fret retired from F.M. Howell after 40 years of service; thereafter she devoted herself to her friends, church work and crafts. She was a long time member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church in Elmira Heights and the Full Gospel Church of Catlin Center, Backer Rd., Catlin. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, December 26th from 11 am to 1 pm. Her funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Rev. David Sullivan will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Aunt Fret can make donations to the Activities Dept. c/o Chemung County Nursing Facility, 103 Washington St., Elmira, NY 14901; Elmwood Ave. Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 or Full Gospel Church of Catlin Center, 683 Backer Rd., Beaver Dams, NY 14812. Her family would like to express their thanks to the 2nd floor staff at CCNF for taking expert care of Fret.   Star Gazette – December 23, 2011

 

CONKLIN Maxine Conklin Peaslee

age 76, of Murphy Road, Corning, NY died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Maxine was born in Corning on February 17, 1935, to Kenneth and Elsie (White) Conklin.  She was a graduate of Northside High School.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Corning and enjoyed sewing, baking and reading.  She is survived by her two daughters, Dawn (Paul) Habelt of Corning and Michelle (Phil) Davis of Franklin, VA; son, Kenneth (Jayne) Peaslee of Branchport, NY; six grandchildren: Mary and Brent Peaslee, Heather (Melvin) Surine and Hans Habelt, Zachary and Scott Davis; several cousins.  Friends may call on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, 110 East First Street in Corning from Noon until 1 PM where funeral services will follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Richard G. Kirk officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.  Memorials may be made in Maxine’s name to the Arthritis Foundation- Central New York Chapter, 5858 East Molloy Road #123, Syracuse, NY  13211 or to First Baptist Church of Corning, 110 East First Street, Corning, NY 14830.  Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Corning has been entrusted with arrangements.    Corning Leader – January 11, 2012

 

COOK Darrell R., Sr. Age 69, of Antler Road, Big Flats, died Wednesday, November 30, 2005, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born July 19, 1936 in Corning, the son of Raymond and Estella Price Cook. He married Gail Smith on July 1, 1967 in Corning. Darrell served in the U.S. Army and was a history teacher at Corning Free Academy where he taught for 34 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Corning B.P.O.E. #1071 and the NYSUT Assoc. He is survived by his wife, Gail Cook; a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Shannon Cook, Jr. of Liverpool, NY; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Alvena (Robert) Cornell, Beverly (Edward) Friebis, Anita (William) Sutton, Delores (Paul) King; a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence (Judith) Cook; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Clyde Cook; and a sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Russell Rose. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Homes on Saturday, December 3, 2005, from 1-4 p.m. where a funeral service will be held 4 p.m. at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Paul Mills officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Memorial donations may be made in Darrell's name to Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120 Attn: Memorials.

COON –ETHEL E. COLE age 78, of River Road, Elmira RD 1, Friday, April 30, 1971.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Walter Griffith.  Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Speen of Auburn; sons, Britton Cole of Hawthorne, Calif. and Charles Woodruff of Big Flats; brother, William Coon of W. Burlington, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.  She was the widow of Cecil H. Cole.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/1/1971

RALPH H. COONS, Retired Bethlehem Steel, age 61 of Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, after a courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday, May 11, 1999.  Predeceased by parents and brother, Mr. Coons is survived by his wife of 18 years, Caroline M. (Haight) Coons; his sons, Scott Coons of Buffalo, NY, Ricky Coons of Orchard Park, NY, Mark (Dawn) Coons of Buffalo, NY; step-sons, Michael (Mary) Hable of Edgewood MD, Joseph (Melissa) Hable of Horseheads, NY, Gregory (Karen) Hable of Erin, NY; step-daughters, Susan (Jerry) Berbary of Elmira, NY, Teresa (Dean Bauman) Thrall of Pine Valley, NY; ten grandchildren; twelve step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Roderick (Ann) Coons of Lexington, KY; Raymond (Judy) Coons of Las Vegas, NV, Robert (Joyce) Coons of Garden City, UT; sisters, Evangeline (Gene) Thrall of Corning, NY, Eloise (Edward) Marzec of Prescott, AZ; step-mother-in-law; Eleanor Haight of Pine City, NY; brothers-in-law; Donald (Clara) McLeod of Elmira, NY, Robert Haight of Odessa, NY; special aunts, Fanny Kelly of Painted Post, NY and Reva Smith of Medina, NY; and several nieces and nephews.  A steel worker with Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, NY, Mr. Coons retired in 1981 and moved to Horseheads with his wife Catline.  He was a member of Horseheads, B.P.O.E. Elks #2297; a loyal Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan and an avid bowler.  A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he cherished the time he was able to spend with his family.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, Friday, May 14, 1999 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m.  His funeral service will take place there Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverends Jerry Berbary and Sidney Aldrich officiating.  A graveside committal service will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

CLARENCE W. COOPER age 67 of 60 Golf Road, East Corning, Monday, August 28, 1972.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Marcy Punnett.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Walter (Helen) Peterson of Campbell, N.Y.; son, Roy J. Cooper of Big Flats; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  Mr. Cooper was a retired farmer; lived in East Corning for over 30 years, member of the Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, Lodge F & AM No. 378 and the Big Flats Grange.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/29/1972

JUDD H. COOPER of 520 W. Clinton St., formerly of Tompkins Corners, Saturday, Oct. 4, 1958.  He was a member of the Tompkins Corners Methodist Church.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. William Sullivan of Elmira; brother, Charles Cooper of Gillett, Pa.; nine grandchildren.  Body at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights and will be removed this afternoon to the family home.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Ernest T. Butterfield, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 10/5/1958

ROY J. COOPER age 65 of 3108 Hillview Drive, Big Flats, NY, Wednesday August 9, 1978.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service there Saturday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Walter G. Griffith officiating.   Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Gertrude Cooper; sister, Mrs. Walter (Helen) Peterson of Thurston, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Cooper was the past master of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge No. 378 and member of the Big Flats Fire Department.  He was also a member of the Horseheads Elks No. 2297 and a recent retiree of the Corning Glass Company.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/1978

COPP –MRS. DOROTHY BEATRICE CLARK, 35, wife of Kenneth A. Clark of South Corning.  Survived by husband; children; Charles Kenneth and Rita May at home; brothers, Clyde and Stephen Copp of South Corning, Harry and Francis Copp of Corning; sister, Mrs. Clarence Losey of Corning.  Services at late home at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-gazette 9/15/1947

HARRY H. COPP, 54, of 36 Bailey Creek Road, South Corning, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1961.  He was recently retired from the Navy, member of the First Baptist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Sarah E. VanGorden Copp; step-son, Chester Musto of Elmira; brothers, Clyde G. of South Corning, Francis M. of Painted Post; sister, Mrs. Clarence Losey of Corning.  Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Friday 3 to 5 and 7to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Louis V. Phillips and the Rev. Frank Russell.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1961

JAMES A. COPP age 39 of 1215 Lackawanna Ave., Elmira, NY, Sunday, April 26, 1992 at home.  Friends are invited to attend a graveside service, Wednesday April 29, 1992 at 2 pm in the Rural Home Cemetery (Big Flats, NY), Rev. Walter Griffith will officiate the service.  He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, James, Jason and Sean and daughter, Amanda Copp all of Big Flats, NY; brother, Francis Copp of Corning, NY along with several aunts and uncles.  James worked at Elmira Spring Works for several years.  Arrangements by the Barrett Funeral Home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1992

LEWIS R. COPP age 75 of 426 Herrick St., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1964.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Francis A. Brown Copp; daughters, Mrs. Helen Smith of Cooper Plains, Mrs. Evelyn Simmons of Elmira; step-daughters, Mrs. Walter Hosley, Mrs. Norman Sanford, Miss Catherine Copp all of Elmira.  Mrs. Harold Proper of Tioga Center; several grandchildren.  Body at Kalec Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service there Friday at 11 a.m. the Rev. Harold Proper.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

COPP –MRS. NELLIE M. DATES of the Bailey Creek Rd., Saturday morning, Nov. 13, 1943 at 5 a.m.  Survived by husband, James m. Dates; daughters, Mrs. Franklin Witter of Corning, Mrs. Morris Bruce of south Corning, Misses Betty Jean Dates, Doris Marie Dates at home; sons, James Jr. of Caton, Marvin of Bailey Creek Rd., Pvt. Richard Dates of Fresno, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Clark of S. Corning, Mrs. Clarence Losey of Corning; brothers, Clyde Copp, Stephen Copp, both of S. Corning; Petty Officer Harry Copp of San Francisco, Cpl. Francis Copp of Camp Stuart, Ga.  Body is at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning.  Funeral arrangements incomplete.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/13/1943 (Burial Rural Home Cemetery)

COREY –MRS. CLARA C. PETERSON, 59 formerly of Elmira, widow of Claude at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Aletha Weiskopff of Horseheads.  Survived by sons, Claude Peterson Jr. of Horseheads, Donald Peterson of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Verona Kelly of Owego, Mrs. Dorothy Mott, Mrs. Ruth Sweeney and Mrs. Weiskopff, all of Horseheads; brothers, Edward Corey of Rochester, James and Adelbert Corey, both of Elmira; 21 grandchildren.  The body is at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg and this evening will be removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Weiskopff, 122 E. Mill St., Hogsheads, where funeral will be held Monday, 2 p.m.  The Rev. Leonard A. Guiles, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/14/1951

RICHARD W. (RED) CORRELL SR. age 54 of 4634 Lee St., Pine Valley, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1974.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service and committal there Saturday at 11 a.m., burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Rev. Wayne L. Richards officiating of the United Methodist church of Millerton.  Survived by wife, Frieda Jane Correll (DuBois); daughters, Mrs. Norman Geiser (Patricia) of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Harry Pruyne (Marian) of New Paltz, N.Y.; son, Richard W. Correll Jr. (Rick) at home; step-son, Ronald Huggler Jr. with the U.S. Navy at Moffett Field, California; 8 grandchildren, half-sister, Louise Gardner of Spokane, Washington; half-brother, George Aher of Rochester; two step-sisters and two step-brothers.  He was a truck driver for Ryerson Steel of Buffalo.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1974

COSTON –MRS. IDA DOWNING, 45, of Sing Sing Rd., Town of Big Flats, Saturday, Mar. 20, 1948.  Survived by husband, Jess; parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Coston of Seneca Falls; sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Trautman of Canandaigua, Mrs. Jane Chubb of Seneca Falls, Mrs. Bertha Gillsow of Rochester, Mrs. Arthur Froberg of Long Island; brothers, Clarence, Michael and Jack Coston of Canandaigua, William of Erin.  Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Rural Home Cemetery, big Flats.  The Rev. Harry E. Malick will officiate.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/21/1948

MARVIN M. COUMBE of 205 Strathmore Place, Corning, Saturday, July 6, 1974 in Rochester.  Friends may call at the Stover Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday 10 a.m.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. David (Cynthia) bowman of Millport, N.Y.; mother, Mrs. Lela Otten of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Arthur (Mary) Brundage of Elmira; brother, James Coumbe of Lindley, N.Y.; several nephews and nieces.  In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Cancer Fund.  –Elmira Telegram 7/7/1974

MR. CLAIR (PAT) CRISS age 71 of R.D. 2, Pine City, NY, Clark Hollow Rd., Tuesday, November 9, 1982.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. Donald Hoff officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Beth (Kinner) Criss; daughter, Kathy of Westminster, CA; son, Stanley Criss of Port Hueneme, CA; 2 grandsons, Charles and Michael Criss; sister, Beatrice Kinner of Millerton, Pa.; 2 brothers, Arleigh Criss of Pine city, R.D.2, Clifford Criss of Jackson Summit, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the Webbs Mills United Methodist Church and US Navy Veteran of World War II.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/12/1982

CROOKER MABEL C. HOLLENBECK
Mabel C. Hollenbeck, 67, died Friday, Sept. 18, 1987, at the home of Joseph and Margaret Humble of 33 Shaffer Road, Newfield, NY. She was a retired office worker at Thatcher Glass in Elmira, NY. Surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Marie Jacque of Elmira Heights, NY, Catherine and Elmer Schwab of Elmira, NY, and Reida and Charles Miller of Horseheads, NY.; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Bernice Crooker of Caton, NY.; a half-sister, Mary Bradshaw of Tioga; dear friends, Joseph and Margaret Humble and Mrs. Julie Smith, all of Newfield, NY, and Mrs. Vivian Culligan of Ithaca, NY.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY Tuesday, Sept. 22. Interment was made in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.

CRUMPTON - TAYLOR
Joan Frances of Elmira, NY Age 72, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 9, 2006. She was born in White Plains, NY on September 11, 1934 to the late Leon and Hallie (Whitted) Crumpton. Joan is survived by her two children; son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Laurie Crumpton of Rochester Hills, MI, and daughter Paula Ann Taylor of Elmira, NY; sisters, Mary Terry of Mt. Vernon, NY, and Josephine Hall of Elmira, NY; brother, Paul Crumpton of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Lula Mae Crumpton of Tuckahoe, NY; grandchildren, Hallie (Jeremy) Martin, Abby Crumpton, and Tremayne Price; great-grandchildren, Ella Rae and Jeremiah Martin; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake Street, at Washington Avenue, Elmira, NY on Tuesday, December 12th from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday, December 13th at 10 a.m. with a final viewing prior to the service beginning at 9 a.m. The Reverend David Hackett will officiate the service. The Interment will take place in Rural Cemetery, White Plains, NY at the convenience of the family.

DR. THOMAS CUDDEBACK, an old and highly respected resident of Big Flats, died at his home in that place yesterday morning. (11/4/1893)  The deceased had been a severe and patient sufferer for some time, having been confined to his house for about two years.  He was 72 years of age and had ever been an active and public-spirited many serving the public in various capacities during his long and eventful career.  He formerly resided at port Jervis, where he is still pleasantly remembered as a kindly, patriotic citizen.  Moving to Big Flats at an early date, he continued his practice as a physician, where he soon built up and extensive and lucrative business.  Being a staunch advocate of Republican principles, his advice and influence were constantly sought and highly prized.  The funeral will be held from the family residence at Big Flats on Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  The burial will also be at that place.  –Elmira Daily Gazette & Free Press 11/4/1893

CUDDLEBACK - ? –MRS. JOHN R. MINIER.  The death of Mrs. John R. Minier, one of the most estimable and Christian women of this village, occurred Thursday afternoon (Sept. 28, 1900) in Big Flats after a long illness.  She was a native of Port Jervis and was fifty years of age.  The deceased was a daughter of the late Dr. Thomas Cuddleback, late of this village.  She is survived by her husband and two brothers, Edward of Corning and Benjamin of P???, N.Y.  She was a very prominent and active member of the Presbyterian Church and her loss will be greatly felt in the community.  The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 10/1/1900  (Rural Home Cemetery – Not on list)

REBECCA GAIL CUMMENS, the daughter of Briant and heather Cummens was born on Friday, October 15, 2004.  She died the same day.  She is survived by her parents; and four siblings, David, Nathaniel, Matthew and Katherine.  A graveside service will be held for Rebecca at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 12:30 p.m.  Arrangements are with Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/19/2004

PERRY CUNNINGHAM, 21, of Big Flats, Tuesday morning, March 29, 1949.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cunningham of Big Flats; sister, Miss Myrtle Cunningham of Big Flats; brother, George Cunningham of Spencer, John Cunningham of Sullivanville.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Thursday, 2 p.m.  The Rev. Harry E. Malick.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1949

CURREN –MARY C. SCOUTEN age 85, of 112 Coats Ave., Elkland, PA, Monday, October 27, 1986 at home.  Friends may call at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning, Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 pm.  Rev. Jerry Griffin.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Those wishing may send donations to the local Heart Fund.  Survived by 1 son, 6 daughters, 1 sister.  She was born in Horseheads, NY, April 18, 1901, the daughter of Thomas and Martha Decker Curren.  She was married to Dewey Scouten, predeceased her in 1967.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/29/1986
 

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