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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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CHARLES F. DAILEY OF THE Fairport Baptist Home, Rochester, Saturday, April 6, 1968.  Friends may attend a graveside service on Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by son, Earl; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 4/7/1968

CLAUDE G. DAILEY age 63 of the River Road, Big Flats, N.Y. on Sunday, October 24, 1976 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends may call on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Services there on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.  The Rev. Dr. Joseph A. Scahill officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery.  Family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society.  Survived by wife, Mary Agnes Dailey.  The Ingersoll Rand Association will hold a memorial service on Monday at 7:155 p.m. and the Skinner-Ernest Post 1612 of the American legion will hold a memorial service on Monday at 7:30 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/25/1976

DAVID R. DAILEY, 62, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 1930) 3 a.m. at the family home in Big Flats, following a brief illness.  He was born at Big Flats, March 22, 1888 and was a lifelong resident of the town.  He is survived by his widow; one son, Claude Dailey; two brothers, John Dailey of Big Flats and J. Dailey of New York.  The funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at the home.  The Rev. Leslie Gould of Corning officiated.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/1930

DAILEY Edward L.
Age 64 of Hendy Creek Rd., Elmira, NY died Tuesday, April 13, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Friends may call at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira on Fri. April 16 from 10 a.m. till 12 p.m. with funeral services following calling hours. A luncheon will be held at the church following the funeral service. Rev. Jane Winters officiating. Interment will take place on Sat. at 10 a.m. in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the memorial fund at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Dept. (Alvord St., Elmira) or Weston Presbyterian Church, Weston, NY. Edward is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Betty Dailey; son, Paul Dailey (Art Waldowski) of Rochester Hills, MI; brother in law, Maurice Seager of Swain, NY, aunt Frances Sharman of Pine City, NY; sister in law and brother in law, Mary and Dick Bennett of Syracuse, NY; special cousin Bonnie Reid, Summerville, SC and many nieces and nephews. Good friends, Sandy and Jay Flannery and Carol and Doug Laney. Edward was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Mildred Dailey, brother, Richard, and sister, Pauline Seager. He was an active member and treasurer of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Edward was retired as a bookkeeper from LeValley McLeod of Elmira. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 16, 2010

HARRY C. DAILEY age 75 of 447 Main St., Big Flats, Wednesday, January 24, 1968.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, big Flats, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m.  Rev Marcy Punnett.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Jessie Hornby Dailey; daughters, Mrs. Jerome Benedict of Corning, Mrs. Edwin Robinson of Bath, Mrs. George McCarrick of Addison; son, Harry G. Dailey of the River Rd.; sister, Mrs. Joseph Straub of Elmira; brother, Edwin Dailey of Horseheads; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/24/1968

MYRTLE NELLIE DAILEY, 12 days old, an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David L. Dailey of Big Flats, died Feb. 5, 1912.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.  –Elmira paper

RICHARD LEWIS DAILEY, 8 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dailey, 256 Caldwell Ave., Monday, Sept. 15, 1947.  Survived by parents; brother, Edward; sister, Pauline; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Dailey of Elmira, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gay of Pine City.  Funeral Tuesday, 4 p.m. at the holly Funeral Home.  Rev. Roland O. Hudson.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1947

SARAH LOUISE DAILEY, infant daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. David Dailey of Big Flats, Saturday, Feb. 9, 1929 died Sunday afternoon.  Burial was in the Rural home Cemetery here Tuesday afternoon.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/15/1929

WALTER MILTON DAILEY, 46 of Golden Glow Heights died at 5 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 1941 at a local hospital.  He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Lyman Comfort, Mrs. Bernice Young and Mrs. Stanley Jones, all of Elmira Heights and Mrs. George Kettyle of Corning; a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Sherman, Elmira; and two brothers, Edwin Dailey of Elmira and Harry Dailey of Big Flats.  The body was taken to the Hilton Funeral Home in Big Flats and was to be removed late today to the home of Judd Johnson in Golden Glow Heights, where the funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.  The Rev. Lillian Chapman will officiate.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/29/1941

 

DANIELS Fred Z. Daniels, Jr.

age 63, of Corning, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in Corning.  He was born in Endicott, NY on November 21, 1948 to Fred and Beverly Rivenburg Daniels, Sr.  He married Diana Welch Horton on October 25, 1989 in Corning.  She survives him.  Fred earned a degree in Mechanical Technology from Broome Community College in 1973, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Elmira College in 1980.  He was employed as a corrections officer with the NY State Department of Correctional Services, retiring from Southport Correctional Facility in 2010.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970, and received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.  Fred was a member of the American Legion Post 0749.  In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by three children: Carey (Dave) Gibbons of Peoria, IL, Todd Daniels of Port Crane, NY; step-son: Charles Horton, Jr. of Walters, OK; brother, Dean (Tiffany) Daniels of Endicott, NY; sisters:  Carol Kaczynski of Maine, NY, Melissa (Russ) Rodriguez of Vestal, NY, Cathy Daniels of Appalachin, NY; father and mother-in-law: Duane and Leda Welch of Campbell; nieces and nephews:  John King, Bobby King, Michael Slawta, Amber Slawta, Adrian Rodriguez, Sebastian Rodriguez, and Sawyer Daniels.  Fred was predeceased by his parents; sister Bobby Jo Daniels; and nephew Billy Slawta.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1-3 and 5-7. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:00 am, Rev. Rick Price officiating. Committal prayers and interment with full Military Rites will follow at the family plot in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  The family asks that memorial donations be given in Fred’s name to the: American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231.  Corning Leader – June 22, 2012

DANNINGBURG –RUTH L. KNICKERBOCKER 68 of 375 Main Street, Big Flats Monday, April 9, 1984 at home.  Friends may call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marcy Punnett officiating.  Interment Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers friends who wish may make contributions to the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department.  She is survived by her husband Ivan Knickerbocker; three sons, Gary Knickerbocker of Big Flats, David Knickerbocker of Port Orange, FL and Carl Knickerbocker of Scarsdale, AZ; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Vivian) Asiello, Jr. of Osceola, PA; one sister, Signa Wilson of Gang Mills; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was born July 29, 1915 in the Town of Erwin the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Daningburg.  She was former owner and operator of Knick’s Soda Bar in Big Flats; she was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/10/1984

JAMES M. DATES, 69, of 71 Caton Road, South Corning, Sunday, Jan. 3, 1960.  He was a retired builder, member of South Corning Community Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary R. Halm Dates; sons, James W. of Corning RD 1, Marvin of Corning, Richard of Syracuse; daughters, Mrs. Franklin Witter and Mrs. Richard Swain of Bradford, Pa.; Mrs. Eli Bruce of East Corning, Mrs. Edward McKay of Painted Post; 18 grandchildren.  Body at Stover Funeral home, Corning.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m., the Rev. James Paul Cole.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 1/6/1960

CHARLES DAVENPORT of Davenport Rd., Big Flats, Sunday evening, February 13, 1972.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rev. Marcy Punnett of the Presbyterian Church, Big Flats.  Survived by niece, Leah Calkins of Woodhall; several great-nephews.  He was a member o9f First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats and a cabinet maker and refinisher of antiques.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/15/1972 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.)

WILLIAM DAVENPORT, 72 of Big Flats, Sunday, Aug. 13, 1944.  Survived by brothers, Roy of Elmira, Charles of Big Flats; niece, Leah Calkins of Woodhull.  The body is at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. Rev. I. A. Falk.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/1944

DAVIS Harold A.
On November 10, 2008, Harold A. Davis died and Savior. With his passing our community lost a truly devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a dedicated public servant who spent much of his 93 years working tirelessly for the benefit of others. Harold, formerly of Rosewood Drive in Big Flats, NY, was born in Corning on September 7, 1915. A 1934 graduate of Northside High School, Harold went on to work for the Ingersoll-Rand Company for 43 years. Not only did he serve in various managerial positions within the company, but also served 13 terms as the President of the local AFL-CIO Union in Painted Post. He retired from IR in 1978. Harold continued to serve the community for 17 years as Chairman of United Way at IR, President of Citizens for Better Gov't; Advisor to BOCES students; Chairman Salvation Army Advisory Board; and member of the Corning School Board and Corning Drug Abuse Council. He was also an active member of the local Masonic Lodge. During his working career, he and his wife operated a general store in Monterey, NY for 19 years. He was instrumental in organizing Monterey's Volunteer Fire Department and served on the Bradford School board. He is survived by his devoted wife of 69 years, Bertha; two daughters, Barbara (George) Novitsky of Bridgewater, NJ and Betty (Kent) Maxfield of McLean, VA; two sons, Donald Davis of Big Flats and Richard (Linda) Davis of Naperville, IL; grandchildren, Harold "Duff" (Kristin) Novitsky, Steve (Whitney) Novitsky, Stephanie (Thomas) Maxfield-Panker, Brooke Maxfield, Meredith (Jason) Stone, Brian (Susan) Davis, Ashley (Dinar) Davis-Sitdikov, Kristen Davis; great-grandchildren, Miranda Novitsky and Bryce Novitsky; and several nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by his parents, Alan and Grace (Cutler) Davis; two brothers, Allen Davis and Jim Cutler; and by one sister, Dorothy Buchko. Funeral Services will be held on November 12, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning with Rev. Richard Price officiating. Burial will be in the Big Flats Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Harold's name to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 1236 Ginger Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453-9810.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/11/2008

Mrs. Mary (J. DAVIS) BEEBE, 79, formerly of Big Flats(Chemung Co., NY) died Sunday, Jan. 13, 1946 at the home of her daughter, Mrs.(Phillip) Etta (May Beebe) CAMPBELL of the New Corning Rd., where she had made her home for the past four months because of failing health.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Jennie DILDINE of Big Flats, Mrs. Winnie PULVER of Penn Yan and Mrs. Stella HERRON of Corning; two sons, Harry Beebe of Big Flats and George Beebe of Elmira; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 16th, (1946) Rev. Harry Sagar officiating, burial was made in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats (Submitted by Connie Putnam)

DEATS –DOAR A. DEATS BURGUESS STERMER, age 88, of Elmira Heights, NY, Friday, April 14, 1989 at her home.  Friends may call at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home Saturday 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Sunday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Delmar Osterhout officiating.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  She is survived by sons; Miles (Jean) Burguess and Milford (Joan0 Burguess; daughter, Donna and Robert Sims, Jr.; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by daughter, Nellie Davis in 1960, husband, Edward Burguess in 1945 and husband, Howard Stermer in 1955.  “She was beloved and we were all proud of her.:  -Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/1989

DECKER, Bermielia - Mrs. Joel Wood- Mrs. Bermelia Wood, 72, of Big Flats, died Friday afternoon after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Joel Wood; four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Robinson, Corning; Mrs. Bertha Granger, at home; Mrs. Walter Eaton, Pine City; Mrs. Orllo Merrill, Elmira Heights; one son, Floyd M. Elwell, Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Hall, Endicott; two brothers, Alonzo Decker, R. A. Wagner, Almond; several grandchildren. A prayer service will be held at the family home Monday at 1:30 p.m. and the funeral at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church in Big Flats, The Rev. Mr. Lewis will officiate/ burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

DECKER –MRS. ELIZABETH DOWNING of Sing Sing Road, Town of Big Flats, died Thursday, May 20, 1948.  Survived by mother, Mrs. Jacob Decker of Big Flats; son, Jess at home; brother, Harry Decker of Big Flats; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. Rev. Harry Malick.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/21/1948

DECKER George H
1937 - Death. notice, Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY,  published May 23, 1937
George H. Decker, aged 49 years, at the Strong Memorial Hospital, May 21, 1937. Survived by his wife, Hazel W.; one son, George Jr.; his mother Mrs. Jacob L., all of Rochester; one sister, Mrs. Libbie Downing of Horseheads, N.Y.; two brothers, David of Elmira, Harry of Big Flats. Funeral services at the residence, 102 Averill Avenue, Monday morning at 11 o'clock.  Submitted by Pam Decker

HARRY C. DECKER, 64 of Big Flats, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1948.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Nellie Decker; daughters, Mrs. Allen South and Mrs. Ivan Bennett, all of Big Flats; sons, George of Rochester, David of Elmira and Harry Jr. of the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bliss, Tex.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral there Friday 2 p.m.  Rev. Harry E. Malick.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/29/1948

 

DECKER Lillian B. South

age 101, of Watkins Glen Rd, Horseheads, NY and formerly of Corning, NY, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads. Born on May 19, 1912 in Murray, NY, she was the daughter of Harry and Nellie (Jennings) Decker. She attended Big Flats Union School. Lillian was the widow of Allen S. South. She is survived by one son, Richard (Joan) South of New Jersey; five granddaughters; six great- grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant son, Allen, Jr.; a daughter, Betty Simms; and three brothers, George, David and Harry Decker. Calling hours will be on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 10:00-11:00AM at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St. in Corning. A funeral service will immediately follow there at 11:00AM with the Rev. Keith Kissel, Rev. Jack Kissel, and Lillian's granddaughter, Rev. Clarissa South Holland officiating. Committal prayers and interment will take place in the family plot at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.    Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

DECKER - KELLY
Madeline F. (Decker) Of 12 Willow St. Big Flats, NY died very unexpectedly Sat. May 12, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Madeline was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, William G. Kelly on Dec. 24, 1993. Her surviving family includes her sons and daughter-in-law, Gary Kelly of Big Flats, NY, Sheldon and Patsie Kelly of Corning, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Frederick Stock of Dryden, NY, Deborah Mitchell of Horseheads, NY; Wayne Mitchell also of Horseheads, NY; Grandchildren, Kyle Kelly of Lindley, NY, Kevin Kelly of Charleston, SC, Michelle (Raymond) Abbey of Beaver Dams, NY, Jessica Kelly of Pittsburgh, PA, Brent Kelly also of Pittsburgh, PA, Colleen Stock of Ithaca, NY, Bradley Stock of Dryden, NY, Lisa Mitchell of Plattsburgh, NY, Derek, Amy and Bryan Mitchell all of Horseheads. She leaves behind her Great grandchildren, whom she loved very much, Hayley, Kellie and Hunter Abbey all at home. She also leaves behind her loving companion, Robert W. Gitchell Sr. also of Big Flats, NY. Madeline devoted her life to the loving care of her family and home. All that knew her will remember her for her serene nature and love of life. Many will miss her for her listening, understanding ear. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St. Horseheads, NY on Tuesday May 15, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9:00 p.m. Her funeral service will take place there at the funeral home on Wed. May 16, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery Big Flats, NY. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials in her name to the SPCA, Chemung County Humane Society 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903

DECKER –MRS. MARY ELIZABETH STORMS, 54, of Rochester, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1936 at Corning.  Mrs. Storms was born in the Town of Southport, Nov. 7, 1882, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Decker of Bulkhead.  In 1901 at Bulkhead she was united in marriage with Elbert Storms.  For some time she resided in Corning, leaving to make her home in Rochester 15 years ago.  Surviving are the husband, Elmer Storms; five children; Mrs. Margaret Burrows of Corning, Mrs. Esther Weigart of Denver, Miss.; Grant, Charles and Andrew Storms, all of Elmira.  The body is in the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning.  Burial in Big Flats Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/330/1936

DEGROAT –MRS. ESTELLA SHAW died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeGroat in Big Flats, Sunday (April 4, 1926) at 5:45 p.m. aged thirty-four years.  Mrs. Shaw is survived by her husband, Ardell Shaw of Elmira; her parents; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Searls, Hazel DeGroat, Mrs. LaRue Miller, all of Big Flats; four brothers, William and Charles DeGroat of Elmira; Harry and Edward DeGroat of Big Flats.  The funeral will be held at the family home, Wednesday, the hour to be announced later.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/1926

DERKACH - HARVEY
Helen Age 84, of Elmira, NY. She was born August 8, 1921 in Elmira, daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Wasyloska) Derkach and died Saturday, January 7, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl D. Harvey; sisters, Anna Clancy, Genevieve Daddona and Sophie Dubiak; brother, Stephan and John Derkach. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Shirley Harvey, Robert and Cynthia Harvey; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Jay Hoover; sisters, Julia Olga Derkach and Katherine Kirkendall; brother, Nickolai Derkach; grandchildren, Elaine, James, Lynette, Todd, Robert, Jr., Randy, Amber and Jeremy; along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Harvey was a communicant of Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church. She retired from Gorton Coy. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, January 10th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Wednesday, January 11th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by her funeral service at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church. Rev. Jason Kappanadze will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

DeWITT - SHEEHAN, Molly E. (DeWitt)
Age 29, of Groff Road in Big Flats, NY, went home to be with Jesus her Lord and Savior on February 13, 2008 at home. Molly was born in Louisville, KY on January 14, 1979, the daughter of Lawrence and Robin (Goble) DeWitt. She is a graduate of Mercy Ministries and is a member of Maranatha Bible Chapel. She was a beautiful mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She loved playing cards with her son, Gavin, and singing and dancing with her daughter, Madilyn. Molly will be deeply missed and will always be remembered by her family and friends. She is survived by her two children, Gavin DeWitt and Madilyn Sheehan of Horseheads, NY; parents, Lawrence and Robin DeWitt of Horseheads; a sister, Hannah DeWitt of New Brunswick, NJ; a brother, Benjamin DeWitt of Lancaster, PA; grandparents, Charles and Juanita Goble of Destin, FL and Floyd DeWitt, Sr. of Elizabethtown, PA; aunts and uncles, Floyd (Cherie) DeWitt, Jr. of Elizabethtown, Steve (Marsha) DeWitt of Edgewood, KY, Bridget (Joe) Carnley of Destin, FL, David (Jody) Goble of Midway, UT; several cousins and many friends. Friends may call on Sunday, February 17 from 2 until 4 p.m. and on Monday from 1 until 3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning. A Celebration of Molly's life will be held at Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Road in Horseheads, NY at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2008, with the Reverend Scott Wolf ministering. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. The family will provide flowers and ask that donations be made in Molly's name to Mercy Ministries of America, PO Box 111060, Nashville, TN 37222.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/16/2008.

EMORY DIBBLE a highly respected and popular resident of Big Flats, died Wednesday night (Sept. 11, 1895) of typhoid fever after an illness of three weeks.  Deceased was twenty-eight years of age and is survived by a widow and one child, three years of age; a mother, one sister, Mrs. Edward Fuller and one brother, Samuel Dibble, to whom the sympathy of many friends will be extended in their deep and untimely affliction.  From a poor Mr. Dibble bad worked himself by his own efforts, up into a position in the community, where he was respected by all and beloved by those who knew him well, and his death will be sincerely mourned.  The funeral services were held yesterday at Big Flats.  Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/15/1895 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

EDWIN L. DICKINSON, 82, of Odessa (Formerly of Big Flats). Unexpectedly Tuesday, April 10, 1951.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Minnie K. Dickinson; daughters, Mrs. June I. Kizer of Oakdale, Pa., Mrs. Vera G. Lisk of Odessa, Miss Lois Dickinson at home; sons, LeRoy E. and Louis Dickinson, both of Odessa, Melvin G. Dickinson of Brockport, N.Y.; step-son, Carl R. Clearwater of Odessa; sister, Mrs. Emma Hartman of Elmira; brother, Fred Dickinson of Pine City; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Horton Funeral Chapel, Odessa, where funeral will be held Thursday 2 p.m.  The Rev. Dutton S. Peterson.  Burial at Big Flats (Rural Home Cemetery).  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/11/1951

DICKINSON –JUNE I. KIZER age 74 of Collage Ave., Elkland, PA; formerly of Montour Falls, NY; died on Monday, May 22, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  She was born in the Town of Catharine, NY on June 15, 1925, the daughter of Edwin & Minnie Kakritz Dickinson.  She is survived by her former husband, Clifton D. Kizer of Elkland, PA; sons, Robert & Ruth Kizer, Gary & Susan Kizer and Brian Kizer, all of Elkland, PA and Daniel & Constance Kizer of Belleville, IL; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter; sisters, Vera (William) Lisk of Odessa, NY and Lois (Durwood) Maine of Reading Center, NY; brothers, LeRoy Dickinson of Alpine, NY, Melvin (Debbie) Dickinson of Palmyra, NY and Louis Dickinson of Alpine, NY; sister-in-law, Mary Kizer of Monterey, NY; numerous nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Kizer was a former cook for over 30 years at Chef’s Diner, Montour Falls, NY.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Thursday, May 25, 2000 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Her funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home following visitation at 1:00 PM.  The Rev. Larry O’Dell will officiate.  Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/2000

CHARLES A. DILDINE, 63, of Big Flats, Friday, Feb. 8, 1946.  Survived by wife, daughter, Eula at home; step-sons, Homer Manwaring of Big Flats, Leo Dildine of Elmira Heights, Albert Dildine of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Maude Mortimer of Elmira, Mrs. Alice Tanner of Cortland, Mrs. Lydia Magaflet of Albion, Mrs. Jessie Pratz of Lockport.  The body is at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where funeral will be held Monday, 2 p.m. Rev. W. C. B. Turner.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/9/1946

MARK ANDREW DILLON, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Orvis Dillon III of 295 Denison Pkwy., E. Corning, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1957.  Survived by parents, grandparents, Mrs. Ethel Gleason of South Corning and Mr. and Mrs. Orvis Dillon Jr. of Corning; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orvis Dillon Sr. of South Corning.  Body at the Poland Funeral Home, Corning.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m. the Rev. William Cusworth.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 11/6/1957

 

DILMORE Harold K. "Bud" Dilmore

age 81, of Horseheads, NY, died on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born in Pine Valley, NY to Robert and the Pauline (Farr) Dilmore. He married Joyce R. Rodabaugh on New Year's Eve in 1956. They spent 45 years together until Joyce's passing on January 8, 2000. Harold enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served his country in Gaum. He later founded his own construction company, Dilmore Custom Home Builders in Big Flats which he operated for 42 years. He was well known for the quality craftsmanship that went into every house he built. Bud, as he was called, was an avid hunter who traveled extensively in search of big game trophies. He traveled multiple times to Newfoundland and Canada where he harvested an award winning black bear. He also held several NYS archery awards. He is survived by three sons: Russ Dilmore of Horseheads, Rex (Mary McLaughlin) Dilmore of Elmira, Shane Dilmore of Elmira Heights; three sisters: Sharon (Jim) Hartman of Lebanon, PA, Gail (Milt) Bowdy of Hamburg, PA, Sylvia (Donald) Osborne of Winter Springs; one brother: Robert (Sheila) Dilmore of Big Flats; three grandchildren: Mathew (Kimberly) Dilmore of Horseheads, Branden Dilmore of Casselberry, FL, Devan Dilmore of Big Flats; great-grandchild: Elliot Dilmore; and special friend, Arlene of Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to come to Carpenter's Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St. in Corning on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM to share fond memories of Bud. A graveside service will take place at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:00AM. Star Gazette – November 5, 2013   

 

DAVID H. DIXON, 49 of South corning died about 1:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 3, 1942, following a short illness.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Claribelle Bell Dixon; eight children, Mrs. William Randall, Clara May, David, Howard, Chester, Glen and Leland Dixon, all of South Corning and Mrs. Clifford Ovens of Corning; his father, Joseph Dixon of South Corning; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Kellogg of South Corning, Mrs. Martha Smith of Corning and Mrs. Flora Eaves of Himrod; four brothers, Joseph and Clayton of South Corning, Fran and Cecil of Penn Yan.  The body was removed to the Stover Funeral Home, Corning, from where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/1942 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

JOHN T. DOBNEY, 81, Pine City, Thursday, Oct. 31, 1946.  Survived by a sister, Miss Mary D. Dobney of Rochester.  Body is at VanBuskirk & Lynch Funeral Home where funeral will be held Sunday, 22 p.m.  rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1946

DODGE - Corning Leader
YOUNG, Esther(DODGE): Horseheads, NY.
Esther YOUNG, 84 years, formerly of South Corning, died Saturday, September 6, 2003 at Elcor Health Care Center. She was born July 30, 1919 in Corning, NY. the daughter of Emory and Clara Dixon Dodge. She attended schoools in the Corning School System. Esther and Arthur Young were married October 2, 1937 in Corning,m NY. He predeceased her July 28, 1983. She had attended the Caton Bible Chapel and enjoyed cooking and shred her baking items with her neighbors. Esther was employed with the A&P Food Co. and later was employed as an inspector with Corning Incorporated. She is survived by son Dennis(Nancy) Young of Reno, NV., two daughters,Mitzy Denson of Altomonte Springs, FL. and Linda Pruett of Brunswick, GA. Three grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, also several neices and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, September 10, 2003 from 2-4 pm at the Haughy Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY. followed by a Funeral Service and Committal Prakyers at 4 pm. Rev. Randall Ginnan officiating. Interment will be in the family plot Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Esther's name to the American Heart Assoc. PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. Submitted by: Elva Hough, Bath, NY

DANIEL B. DONOVAN age 45 of 611 Lloyd Drive, Big Flats, Thursday, July 20, 1978 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Recitation of Rosary Sunday evening.  Prayer service at the funeral home Monday at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Rosary Sunday evening.  Prayer service at the funeral home Monday of 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent DePaul Church.  The Rev. Joseph F. Hogan officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  The family will provide flowers.  Those who wish may contribute to the Scholarship Fund for outstanding science students at West High School in care of August Rossi, Principal, West High School, Painted Post, NY.  Survived by wife, Lorraine LaBarr, 3 sons, Roderick Stampp of Painted Post, Daniel D. Donovan, III and Dennis Brendon, both at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leon (Kay) Utegg of Big Flats, and Mrs. Stephen (Shelly) Clark of Elmira; mother, Mrs. Bernice Donovan of Rochester; 4 grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/1978

HAROLD A. DUVALL, age 61 of 156 Lenox Ave., Horseheads, Saturday May 28, 1966.  Body at Ballard and Lindgren.  Funeral Home where friends may call Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Eddie Lowmaster.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Elsie Butler DuVall; daughter, Mrs. Jennie Atwood of Horseheads; son, Staff Sgt. Charles DuVall of the U.S. Air Force, Ogden, Utah; brother, Earl of Jamestown, N.Y.; seven grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/30/1966

 

DZYBON Andrew Dzybon

age 89, of Alta Loma, California, died on June 27, 2011 in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. He was born on December 4, 1921 in Elmira Heights, NY. He married Anne Kosch on September 2, 1967. She predeceased him on July 29, 2002. Andy lived in Corning most of his life. He was a dairy farmer, and he also worked for Corning Gas Company for 10 years, retiring in 1983. He moved to California in 2009 to live with his sister. He is survived by two sisters, Alice V. Ruiz of Alta Loma, CA, and Ann Alderman of Kent, NY. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, July 5th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 E. Pulteney Street in Corning. A funeral service, with Reverend John Armstrong officiating will directly follow there. Burial will take place in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Star Gazette – July 3, 2011

 

EAMES KATHERINE
Mrs. Katherine McKenna, 43, of 1359 Davis St., Saturday, Aug. 17, 1963.  Survived by husband, William McKenna; daughter, Kay Eiliene at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Eames, Sr. of Big Flats; brother Edwin Eames Jr. of Big Flats.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William Whitefield.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 4a, Sunday, 18 August 1963)

 

EASTERBROOK Charles Eugene Easterbrook

age 86, of Oxford, MS. He was born May 8, 1925 in Elmira, NY son of the late Leslie and Elsie (Heib) Easterbrook. He died Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be Saturday, July 30, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with Rev. Taylor Moore officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Visitation will be Saturday, July 30th, one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He resided formerly in Yadkinville, North Carolina and Big Flats, New York where he spent most of his life. Charles was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was a veteran of World War II - 94th Army Infantry Division in the European Arena and was at Omaha Beach. He held the Purple Heart and The Croix De Guerre, amongst other honors for his service. Charles earned degrees at the Oswego State Teachers College in Oswego, NY where he was elected to Epsilon Phi Tau - the industrial arts honor fraternity. He taught Industrial Arts for thirty six years at Thomas Edison High School in Elmira Heights, NY. Charles was a member of the Elmira Heights Kiwanis Club and the Big Flats Lions Club. He was also a member of the Elmira Little Theatre and stagehand for the Clemmons Center in Elmira, NY. He served as commissioner in the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the Silver Beaver. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lucile Smith Easterbrook of Oxford, Mississippi; two sons, Glen Starr Easterbrook of Livonia, Michigan and Norman Scott Easterbrook of Oxford, Mississippi; two daughters-in-law, Mary Lou of Livonia, MI and Margo of Oxford, MS; and four granddaughters, Lauren of Rochester Minnesota, Cara of Livonia, MI, Matilda and Lucile of Oxford, MS. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Mississippi State Veterans Home, 120 Veterans Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.    Star Gazette – July 26, 2011

 

EASTERBROOK Charles Eugene

Oxford, MS: Charles Eugene Easterbrook, age 86 of Oxford, MS. He was born May 8, 1925 in Elmira, NY son of the late Leslie and Elsie (Heib) Easterbrook . He died Friday July 22, 2011 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A graveside service to celebrate his life will be Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. in Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Carpenters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He resided formerly in Yadkinville, North Carolina and Big Flats, New York where he spent most of his life. Charles was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was a veteran of World War II - 94th Army Infantry Division in the European Arena and was at Omaha Beach. He held the Purple Heart and The Croix De Guerre, amongst other honors for his service. Charles earned degrees at the Oswego State Teachers College in Oswego, N.Y. where he was elected to Epsilon Phi Tau - the industrial arts honor fraternity. He taught Industrial Arts for thirty six years at Thomas Edison High School in Elmira Heights, NY. Charles was a member of the Elmira Heights Kiwanis Club and the Big Flats Lions Club. He was also a member of the Elmira Little Theatre and stagehand for the Clemmons Center in Elmira, NY. He served as commissioner in the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the Silver Beaver. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lucile Smith Easterbrook of Oxford, Mississippi, two sons, Glen Starr Easterbrook of Livonia Michigan and Norman Scott Easterbrook of Oxford, Mississippi; two daughters in law, Mary Lou of Livonia, MI and Margo of Oxford, MS and four granddaughters, Lauren of Rochester Minnesota, Cara of Livonia, MI, Matilda and Lucile of Oxford, MS. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Mississippi State Veteran's Home, 120 Veterans Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.  Star Gazette – August 11, 2011 

 

MISS HARRIET J. EASTERBROOK age 87, formerly of Big Flats, Thursday, Sept. 21, 1972.  Friends may call at the Church House of the First Presbyterian Church, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral from there Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Marcy Punnett officiating.  Rural Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, big Flats.  Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home, Corning, N.Y.  Survived by brother, Raymond L. Easterbrook of Big Flats; three nieces, Mrs. Charlotte Stone of Big Flats, Mrs. Roy Howell of Beachwood, New Jersey, Mrs. Jean Chameides of Boston, Mass.; two nephews, Charles Easterbrook of Big Flats and Raymond L. Easterbrook Jr. of Resser Hollow Rd., Big Flats.  She was former superintendent of Chemung County Schools and member of First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats and New York State Retired Teachers Assoc., also Corning Chapter of DAR.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/22/1972

LESLIE L. EASTERBROOK age 69 of 213 W. 15th St., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1965.  Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral home, Wednesday 7 to 9 and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James Coliea.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Elsie Easterbrook; son, Charles E. of Horseheads; brother, Raymond L. Easterbrook of Big Flats; sister, Miss Harriet J. Easterbrook of Big Flats; two grandchildren.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cohen Student Scholarship Fund.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/171965

RAYMOND L. EASTERBROOK SR. age 83 of 660 Sing Sing Rd., Big Flats, Monday, Oct. 15, 1973.  Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Marcy Punnett burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Maude Fitzsimmons Easterbrook; daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Stone of Big Flats, Mrs. Jean Chameides of Harford, Con.; son, Raymond Easterbrook of Big Flats; step-daughter, Mrs. Helen Ebersole of Camp Hill, Pa.; step-son, Robert Hooey of Big Flats; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one niece and nephew.  He was a retired farmer.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1973

CAPT. DANA A. ECKEL age 29 formerly of Big Flats in Twenty-nine Palms, California on September 11, 1978.  No calling hours.  A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Christ Episcopal Church, Corning.  Rev. Scott Harvin officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  The family has requested that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to an athletic fund to be established in Capt. Eckel’s name.  Donations may be sent to Corning School District Board of Education, 291 E. 1st St.  Carpenters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  Survived by his mother, Joann A. Eckel of Big Flats; one sister, Patricia Tommaro of Hawaii; maternal grandmother, Georgia Pohlke of Big Flats; one niece.  He graduated from Corning East High School in 1967, attended Duke University, joined the Marines; stationed at Kaneoha, Hawaii.  He was a helicopter pilot with the First Marine Brigade.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/17/1978

JOHN C. EDGER age 67 of 907 Stowell St., Friday, March 7, 1969.  Friends may call at Barrett Funeral home, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. J. Sydney Kane.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by son, Robert F. Edger of Elmira Heights; two brothers, Willis D. Edger of Horseheads and Clinton Edger of Gibson, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Whinn of Gibson and Mrs. Charlotte Gerow of Monterey, N.Y.; two grandsons; several nieces and nephews.  He was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co., an exempt fireman of the Elmira Heights Fire Department.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 3/9/1969

ISAAC EDMINSTER, 76 of Painted Post died at a Corning hospital at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 1942 following a brief illness.  Mr. Edminster was born in Catlin June 18, 1866.  For the past 40 years he had been employed by the Ingersoll-Rand Co., Painted Post.  He was a member of the Ingersoll-Rand Service Association and the Corning Lodge of Odd Fellows.  Survivors: wife, the former, Miss Julia Kingsley; a son, Maurice of Painted Post; two daughters, Mrs. Harriet Rounsville of Elmira and Mrs. Velma Coats of Syracuse; 11 grandchildren.  The body is at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning, where a private funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.  Burial in (Rural Home Cemetery), Big Flats.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/28/1942

EDMISTER - MILLER Gladys "Nana"
Age 88, of 10994 Halm Drive, Corning, died peacefully Monday, December 17, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Big Flats. Mrs. Miller was born October 9, 1919, in Catlin, NY, the daughter of Fred and Agnes Small Edmister. On July 6, 1940, in Montour Falls, she married Adrian "Hank" Miller who predeceased her in 1997. Gladys graduated from Watkins Glen High School in the Class of 1936. A homemaker, she had been a housekeeper for a number of physicians in the area for many years. She was a member of the Corning Senior Citizens and the Big Flats Historical Society. Nana loved to sew and enjoyed creating outfits for many of her family. A great conversationalist, she was a very outgoing lady and loved spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by two daughters, Andrea (Robert) Marsh of Big Flats, NY, and Sheila (Dennis) Cook of Hornby, NY; two sons, Rick (Joannie) Miller of Fremont, CA, and Christopher (Mary Kay) Miller of Haittiesburg, MS; grandchildren, Kristina Mortensen, Robert Marsh, Julie (Jeff) Dick, Stephen Cook, Sarah (Gordon) Smith, Nicholas Miller, Samantha Miller, Jacob Miller, Olivia Miller; eleven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Gladys was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. Friends may call Friday, December 21st, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 22nd, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 East First St., Corning, with Pastor Christopher Mathewson officiating. Burial will follow at Rural Cemetery in Big Flats. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1 East First St., Corning, NY 14830.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2007.

GEORGE S. EDMISTER age 60 of Corning RD 3, Sunday, January 22, 1967.  Friends may all at the Stover Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday 2 p.m., the Rev. Bond Harian.  Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. David Morgan of Savona, Mrs. Gerald Christianson at home; son, Fred of Painted Post RD; brothers, Earl of Albuquerque, N. Mexico, Donald of Millport, Clifford of Moreland; sisters, Mrs. Adrian Miller of Corning, Mrs. Robert Thayer of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Ethel Brion of Liberty, Pa., Mrs. Ruth Perrigo of Wellsburg; four grandchildren. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/25/1967

WILBUR C. ELFORD age 72 of 4069 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads Saturday, November 18, 1972.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday 11 a.m.  The Rev. Paul Cornelius.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace Elford; son, Gordon R. Elford of Horseheads; daughters, Mrs. Donald (Nancy) Benjamin of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mrs. James (Jane) Weiss of Lansing, Mich.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Harold Elford of Melbourne, Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Edward (Edith) Watkins, Mrs. Doris Clark, both of Elmira Heights.  Mr. Elford was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Elmira and a retired employee of the Eclipse.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/20/1972

BURR ELLIOTT, 65 of Big Flats, Sunday morning, July 30, 1950.  Survived by wife; Mrs. Ina Elliott; several cousins.  A life resident of Big Flats, he one served as a Chemung County deputy sheriff.  For the past 12 years, he had operated a service station in Big Flats.  A member of the Big Flats Methodist Church and the volunteer Fire Department.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Wednesday, 3 p.m.  The Rev. Wesley W. Kehler.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/31/1950

MR. BURTON N. ELLIS age 67, of Spring hill, Fl formerly of Pine City, Thursday, December 14, 1989.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, with funeral service there Monday at 11 am. Rev. Keith Kissell officiating.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery.  Friends wishing to make contributions may make them to Southern Tier hospice, 175 Grand Central Ave., Elmira Heights, NY.  Survived by wife, Norma McInroy Ellis; son and daughter-in-law, Richard Earl and Denise Ellis of Leesburg, Fl.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Jean and Richard Manchester of Wellsburg; 5 grandchildren, Scott and Kelli Manchester, David and Diane Aseline, Richard Burton Ellis; sister, Charlotte Wood of Pine City, NY; several nieces and nephews.  He was a lifetime member of the Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, a US Army Veteran of WWII, retired employee of F. M. Howell, after 43 years of service.  Burton was a member of the Elmira Christian Men Fellowship and a member of the Northwest Baptist Church, Spring Hill, Fl.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/15/1989

CHARLES E. ELLIS of Corning the father of Mrs. Ruth Dunn of Elmira and Miss Barbara Ellis of Athens, Pa., died Sunday, May 3, 1936.  The funeral will be held at the family home, 301 Park Avenue, Corning, Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/5/1936

MISS ANASTASIA ELLWOOD, 73, of Big Flats died Saturday (Sept. 6, 1930) at 6 p.m.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Alice Ford of Elmira; a brother, Frank Ellwood of Big Flats.  The remains repose in the Wilson Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. I. J. Shafer will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/8/1930

ELTUS  Clayton H. Age 79, of East Second Street, Corning, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, peacefully. He was born March 14, 1926 in Pittston, PA, the son of the late Harry M. and Elizabeth (Uttrodt) Eltus. Clayton was a veteran serving during WWII in the US Army. He retired February 24, 1988 from Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, where he worked in type 30, shop 6 (drill), shop one. He received his 40-year pin in 1997. He was an active member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Corning. He loved hunting, fishing, bowling, reading and writing poems. Clayton is survived by his sister, Inez Mallon of Big Flats; sister-in-law, June Eltus of Big Flats; nieces, Suzan (Joe) Sheridan of Hilton Head, SC, Cheryl (Vince) Fedele of Harvad, MA, and Janice (Max)     Zafrani of Swampscott, MA; nephew, Robert (Ileana) Eltus of Miami, FL; several great-nieces and nephews; beloved friend who he thought of as a daughter, Angela (Dan) Acly Carr of Coopers Plains, NY. Clayton was the "Frank Sinatra" of his time. He will be greatly missed and loved forever. Friends are invited to call at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, 327 East Second St., Corning on Sunday, May 1, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home on Monday, May 2, 2005. Interment and Committal Prayers will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, with full Military Honors. Memorial donations in Clayton's name may be made to: Emanuel Lutheran Church, 149 West William St., Corning, NY 14830.

HELEM M. ERNST of West Bloomfield, N.Y. formerly of Corning, N.Y., Saturday, August 6, 1977 in Genesee Hospital, Rochester.  Friends may call at the Webb residence, 9154 Main Road, West Bloomfield on Sunday evening 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.  Friends are invited to attend a graveside committal service Tuesday 2:30 p.m. at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to the Memorial Fund of the West Bloomfield Congregational Church or the First Presbyterian Church of Corning in her memory.  Arrangements by Merton H. Kayes Funeral Home, Honeoye Falls, N.Y.  Survived by her friend, Miss Frances Webb with whom she made her home and many other friends.  She was born in Corning the daughter of Henry and Lillian Wright Ernst.  She was retired from the N.Y. Telephone Co. where she was a business office representative until 1969 following 42 years of service.  She was president of the Upstate Commercial Union for a number of years; was a member of the Telephone Pioneers; past president of Corning Business and Professional Women’s Club; was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Corning and was active in W. Bloomfield Congregational Church since coming to the area in 1971.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/7/1977

HENRY LOUIS ERNST, 67, of 224 Pearl St., Corning, died Sunday, July 27, 1941 in a Corning hospital after a long illness.  He was born in Lyons, N.Y., the son of George and Abby Ernst.  Survivors are a daughter, Miss Helen Ernst at home; two aunts, Mrs. E. E. Medbury and Mrs. Eda L. Sogg, both of Lyons.  The body is in the Carpenter Funeral Home and this afternoon will be removed to the family home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Elmer J. Stuart of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/1941

EVANS - VOIGHT, Jeanette E.
Age 74, of Elmira, died peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Thursday, September 4, 2008. Jeanette was born August 13, 1934 the daughter of the late Lloyd A. and Martha Bush Evans. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband George M. Voight, Jr., and sister-in-law Edith Evans. Jeanette is survived by her children, with their families, Lou Ann and David Lance of Elmira, with her children, Matthew (Marysol) Corsi, Joseph Corsi, and Gregory Corsi; Gary L. and Lisa Voight of Warfordsburg PA, with children, Jarrett, Joscelyn, Joshua, Gabrielle, Benjamin, Nathanael, Stephen, and Isabelle; Wendy S. Cota, of Elmira, with Jim Taft, and children, Amber, Meaghan, Sean, Tyler and Jayden Cota, and Jeremiah Taft. Also surviving are brother Gerald Evans of Greensburg PA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Isabel and Carl Hill of Florida; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, September 7, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1:15 p.m. Interment will be at Rural Home Cemetery. Donations in Jeanette's memory may be directed to either, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 330 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/6/2008

 

EVANS Patricia (Evans) Shroyer

Died on August 15, 2011 at 3:35 p.m. Patricia was born on January 8, 1935 to Charles Park and Dorothy (Pease) Evans of East Corning, NY. She is survived by husband, Dale J. Shroyer of Horseheads; children, Patricia (Keith) Blackler of North Chili, NY, Kathleen (Gregory) Kimmons of Chili, NY, Tracy (Victor) Smith of Nova Scotia, Canada; stepchildren, John (Lanette) Shroyer of San Antonio, TX, Clifford Shroyer and LouAnn Skelbey of Elmira Heights, NY, Debra (David) Harrington of Rochester, NY. Patricia was a local artist, mostly self-taught, who showed her paintings at the local Senior Art Gallery and other places around town. She was involved in politics back in the 1970's and 80's in California, serving two terms as President of the Port Hueneme, California Republican Women's Group and one term as Parliamentarian for the Ventura Country Republican Women's group. She was also an accomplished pianist and organist and an avid volunteer of her many talents. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother; all titles she cherished.  Star Gazette – August 17, 2011 

 

EVANS Patricia Shroyer (Evans)

Chili: Also survivied by brothers William Evans (Carolyn Page) of Elmira and Richard Evans (Helen) of Sun City, AZ. Several grandchildren, nieces & nephews. Grave side service will be 1:00 Fri. 8/19/11 at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.    Star Gazette – August 18, 2011

 

ALANSON G. FALES, 80, of Big Flats, Sunday, June 20, 1948.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. R. M. Frost, Mrs. H. C. Bremer, both of North Evans, N.Y.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where funeral will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m.  The Rev. Harry E. Malick, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/28/1948

 

FARR Betty Jane McIntyre

age 83, of Big Flats, died on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on October 13, 1929 in Big Flats, the daughter of Israel and Fannye (Caywood) Farr. She married James McIntyre on March 26, 1949 in Big Flats. He predeceased her on August 18, 1973. Betty graduated from Northside High School in 1947. She retired from Minier's Brother's Inc. in 2000. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Big Flats and the Big Flats Historical Society where she served as board member and secretary. Betty was also a charter member of the Big Flats American Legion Post 1612 Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Valorie and Edmund Catalano of Ft. Myers, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debra McIntyre of Conifer, CO; grandson, Patrick (Shelby Fabian) McIntyre of Conifer, CO; great-granddaughter, Marley Ryan McIntyre of Conifer, CO; sister-in-law, Gayle White of Big Flats; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her sisters, Emily Farr, Clara White, and Irene Green; and by brothers, Frederick, Walton, Robert, and Donald Farr. It was Betty's wish that there be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Big Flats Presbyterian Church, 95 Main Street in Big Flats. Burial will follow at Rural Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be directed to: Big Flats Presbyterian Church, PO Box 454, Big Flats, NY 14814 or to: Big Flats Historical Society, 258 Hibbard Road, Big Flats, NY 14812. Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Star Gazette – November 13, 2012

 

FARLEY John W. "Jack" Age 51, of Big Flats died unexpectedly as a result of an automobile accident Monday, December 4, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Marcia (Benjamin) Farley; children, Melissa Farley of Eugene, OR, Lisa (Josh) Wray of Horseheads, NY, Eric Farley of Big Flats, NY, Kimberly Farley Eugene, OR; grandchildren, Sage and Isabella Wray; parents, William and Janet (Coggins) Farley of Camden, NY; sisters and brothers, Roxanne Farley of Camden, NY, Christine McGregor of Sylvan Beach, NY, Gregg Farley of Camden, NY, Patrick (Anne) Farley of Cold Brook, NY; several aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Jack was born Jan. 20, 1955, the son to William and Janet Farley in Lawndale, CA. He was raised in Camden, NY, and was called home unexpectedly on December 4, 2006 at the age of 51. Jack was a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Workers Union local #178 in Ithaca. He was employed at Cornell University Planning Designing and Construction and formerly employed at John H. Cook Painting Contractors in Elmira. He loved his family and was a devoted husband, father, son, grandfather, and brother. In his leisure he enjoyed golf, hunting, boating, fishing, carpentry, and auto mechanics. Jack was truly a "Jack" of all Trades. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday from 4-6:00 p.m., where his service will take place there at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Spencer officiating. Interment will take place privately in Rural Home Cemetery.

FARR –MRS. FANNY F. MCNULTY, 68, Big Flats died today, June 21, 1940.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jerry F. Rhodes, Big Flats, Mrs. Paul W. Morse, Elmira; a brother, William Farr, Big Flats; three grandchildren.  She was the widow of John B. McNulty and a life long resident of Big Flats, a member of the Presbyterian Church.  Body reposes in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and will be removed to the family home Saturday morning.  Funeral notice later.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)  -Elmira newspaper

FARR Kathleen Petrie
63, died Saturday, July 30, 2011. She was a former employee of Griffith Energy.  Survivors include her husband, Robert Petrie; daughters Debbie Prince, Becki Messner; son Bobby Petrie; sisters Lynne Huerta of Colorado and Mary Sue Haywood of Dansville; brothers Thomas Farr of Big Flats and William Farr of Colorado.  Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lynch Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery.   Corning Leader - July 31, 2011 

FARR –MRS. LAURA E. THOMAS, 79 of Big Flats, formerly of Corning, Sunday, Oct. 28, 1956.  She was the widow of Ralph Thomas, member of First Baptist Church of Corning.  Survived by sons, Dewey Thomas of Big Flats, Willis of Geneva; sister, Mrs. Timothy Mitchell of Elmira; brother, Israel Farr of Big Flats; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and this afternoon will be removed to the home of son, Dewey Thomas of Big Flats where friends may call.  Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Lorimer W. Crippen.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

FARR –MRS. MABLE L. VANORDER – Mrs. Clayton J. VanOrder, 45, a sister of Mrs. Rose Harvey and Mrs. Lillian Mitchell of Elmira died Monday (March 4, 1929) at the family home in Hornell.  She is survived by her husband, Clayton J. VanOrder; two children, Theodore H. VanOrder and Erma VanOrder, both of Hornell.  She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Rose Harvey and Mrs. Lillian Mitchell of Elmira and Mrs. Ralph Thomas of Corning and two brothers, Roland and Israel Farr of Big Flats.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/5/1929

ROWLAND W. FARR SR., 73 of Big Flats, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1954.  He was engaged as a farmer on the O’Hanlon Farms at Big Flats for 41 years; member of Big Flats Presbyterian Church and Big Flats Masonic Lodge.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lillian Young Farr; daughters, Mrs. Harry Myers of Elmira, Mrs. Carlton Backer and Mrs. Daniel Rossettie, both of Corning; sons, Rowland W. Jr. and James Farr, both of Big Flats; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Laura Thomas and Mrs. Timothy Mitchell, both of Elmira; brother, Israel Farr of Big Flats; also several nieces and nephews.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where friends may call today and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Benjamin Klauser.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/1954

SAMUEL WOLCOTT FARR age 37 of 513 Main St., Big Flats, Friday, July 22, 1977.  Visiting hours at Phillips Funeral Home Big Flats, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral from the American Baptist Community Church Monday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Walter Griffith officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Donations to the Samuel W. Farr memorial fund of Arnot-Ogden Hospital Intensive Care Unit or the American Baptist Community Church of Big Flats.  Survived by his wife, Pamela (McCabe) Farr; one daughter, Samara at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Farr of Big Flats; his sister, Mrs. Eladio (Suzanne) Menorca of Fredonia; one brother, James F. Farr of Clinton, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  He was an attorney of Personius-Cramer-Mustico-Sullivan of Elmira.  He was a graduate of Northside High School, Syracuse University and Duke University Law School.  He was a Capt. In the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War.  He was a member TauThea Epsilon Senior Men’s Honorary Society of Syracuse, a member of the Chemung Co. Bar Assoc. And the American Bar Assoc.; a former town justice of Big Flats and presently an Assistant District Attorney of Chemung County.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/24/1977

WALTON FARR died at his home in Big Flats Thursday (April 24, 1902) after several weeks’ illness.  The deceased was 40 years of age and had been a life-long resident of the town, except one year spent in the south and one in Horseheads.  Mr. Farr united with the Baptist Church in Big Flats when 18 years of age and has been an earnest Christian worker.  He was universally loved and esteemed by all who knew him.  He bore his sufferings patiently and with Christian resignation.  He is survived by his wife and six children; Mrs. Rose Harvey, Mrs. Laura Tifft, Lillian, Mabel, Rolland and Israel, all residing in Big Flats; also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Earl of Elmira and Mrs. Mary Henderson of Savannah, Ga.  The funeral will be held at Big Flats Baptist Church this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Friends meet at the house at 1:30.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 4/26/1902 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery.)

WILLIAM HENRY FARR infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Farr of Big Flats, died this morning (April 7, 1930).  The remains repose in the Chilson and Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. H. E. Malick will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats Elmira Star-Gazette 4/7-8/1930

FARRELL - The Elmira Advertiser - Thursday Morning - April 26, 1917 - Page 7
John Farrell
John Farrell died Tuesday night at 8 o’clock at the family home in Big Flats, aged seventy-six years.  He is survived by a son, Matthew, at home, and two brothers, James and Perry, in Minnesota.  The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 2 p. m.  The Rev. Mr. Record, of Corning, will officiate and burial will be in the Rural Home Cemetery at. [at] Big Flats.

FARRELL
The Elmira Advertiser - Friday Morning - April 27, 1917 - Page 2
John Farrell
The funeral of John Farrell will be held at the family home in Big Flats to-day at 2 p. m.  Burial in the Rural Home cemetery at Big Flats.

 

FAWELL Margaret E. "Peg" Halm

Age 72 of Big Flats, NY formerly of Reynolds Street, Elmira Southside, died at home surrounded by her loving and caring family and husband Thomas Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY; Very proud to be the first born American of her Canadian family. She was the daughter of the late Parker S. and Ellen (McIntyre) Fawell on January 2, 1941. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Thomas Halm; son and daughter in law, Brian T. (Vivian E.) of Big Flats, NY; daughters and sons in law, Victoria L. (Brian) Koontz of Bellview, NB, Jennifer S. (Patrick) Donnelly of Troy, MI; grandchildren, Shelby, Calvin, Brooke, Caleb, Colin, Claire. Also surviving Margaret are her brother and sister in law, John (Joyce) Fawell of Florida; along with several nieces, nephews and many cousins in Canada. For 26 years Peg worked her way through the Elmira City School District starting out as a volunteer classroom aide and retired as the Executive Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools and Clerk of the Elmira City School Board in 2001. She found accomplishment ushering at the Clemens Center, knitting, sewing, and crocheting. Crocheting small caps, socks, and mittens for the newborns kept her very busy, along with her devoted time singing and supporting Common Time. Peg was proud of her 50 plus year membership of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Elmira, and most recently the Big Flats Presbyterian Church. She and Tom never missed a grandchild's sporting event, she appreciated antique cars, and car shows that she and Tom often attended over the years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Friday, September 27, 2013 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM with funeral and committal services to be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 7:00PM. Reverend Rick Price will officiate. Private graveside services will be held at a time convenience of the family in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing please make memorials in Margaret E. Halm's name to Care First, Common Time, or the Big Flats Presbyterian Church. A very special "Thank You" to CareFirst of the Southern Tier, the congregation of the Big flats Presbyterian "Church Ladies" for all their wonderful love, care and concern shown to Peg and her family during her illness.  Star Gazette – September 25, 2013

 

ERNEST F. FERGUSON, 61, of Ithaca, formerly of Webb Mills, Saturday, Dec. 8, 1945.  Survived by wife, Ruah M. Ferguson; daughter, Mrs. Muriel Ferguson Toole; grandson, Michael Toole, both of Ithaca; brother, William Henry Ferguson, North Bergen, N.J.  Funeral Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Bangs Funeral home, Ithaca.  Rev. Reginald E. Charles.  Burial in family plot at (Rural Home Cemetery) Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/1945

LAURENCE C. A. AND ROBERT M. FERGUSON  - Laurence C. A. Ferguson 26, of 106 Sly Avenue, Corning and his brother, Robert M. Ferguson, 21 of Hornell Street, Hornell, died in an automobile accident at 8:40 p.m., Saturday, May 2,1936.  Laurence was an employee of the Corning Glass Works and previously had been eight years with the Munson Steamship line.  He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Wentz, Corning, whom he married Mar. 14 and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest F. Ferguson and a sister, Muriel J. of 1022 Caton Avenue, Elmira.  Robert was employed by the Spaulding Baking Company.  He is survived by his parents and sister.  The bodies are in the home of the parents where a double funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Harry L. Williams will officiate.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/1936

FERO –MRS. ROY H. JACKSON, 65, of the Town of Big Flats died unexpectedly at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 1939.  She leaves her husband, two sons, Miles and Ross at home; two sisters, Miss Jennie Fero at home and Mrs. Minnie Soper of Pine Valley, also several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/20/1939

 

FISH Pearl

Mrs. Pearl White, 63, wife of Fred White of Big Flats, died Thursday evening in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, following a long illness. Mrs. White was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1891, the daughter of Lawrence J. and Bernette Marsh Fish.  She was married to Mr. White on January 8, 1910. Besides her husband she leaves two sisters, Mrs. George Hartman of Big Flats and Mrs. Blanche Wanamaker of Harlingen, Texas; two brothers, Lee James Fish and Robert Fish both of Buffalo; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Hilton Funeral Home in Big Flats where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wesley W. Kehler officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

 

FRED FITZSIMMONS, 46 of Corning RD 2, (Town of Catlin), today, Oct. 23, 1951.  Survived by wife, Marjorie; daughters, Mrs. Gordon Roberts of Corning, RD 2, Virginia Fitzsimmons at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fitzsimmons of Corning RD 2; sisters, Mrs. May Easterbrook of Big Flats and Lydia Fitzsimmons of Corning RD 2; brothers, Andrew of Elmira RD 1, George of Big Flats and Roy of Corning RD 2; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Benjamin Clauser.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/23/1951

FLEMING - NORMAN
Isabel F. Age 89, of 105 O'Malia Circle, Painted Post, NY, died on Saturday, February 3, 2007, at Corning Hospital. Mrs. Norman was born June 6, 1917 in Corning, New York, the daughter of the late Burt and Mary (Miller) Fleming. She was a 1935 graduate of Corning Free Academy and graduated from the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in 1939 as a Registered Nurse. She was a nurse in the office of Drs. Ober, Gurnsey and Darling for 36 years. Isabel and William C. Norman Jr. were married in Pennsylvania in 1939. He predeceased her in 1996 after 57 years of marriage. Isabel and Bill shared a special love and devotion for one another. She and Bill enjoyed the many friendships they made throughout the years, and loved to play bridge and host dinner club for their friends. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed time spent with her family, especially with her grandson, Tim. She loved being outdoors puttering in the yard and feeding her birds. She was an excellent seamstress and always had one of her special pies cooling in the kitchen. She touched many lives during her lifetime and we will miss her. Probably one of her most special traits was her love for animals. She loved and spoiled many dogs through the years and toward the end of her life spent most of her time with her beloved cat, "Blackie", who was her constant companion. She was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Shonk. Isabel's survivors include her daughter, Connie (Ralph) Ostrye of Corning, NY; son, Michael (Linda) Norman of Endicott, NY; grandson, Tim Norman of Port Charlotte, FL; sister-in-law, Catherine (Bob) Jones of Florida; brother-in-law, Frank Norman of Killeen, Texas; several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her very special friend, Virginia Allen of Corning, NY. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney Street in Corning, on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, from 6-8 p.m., with Funeral Services at 8 p.m., the Rev. Edward Zandy officiating. Committal Prayers and Interment will be at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY, at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Isabel's name to the Edwin H. Ober Fund, 205 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830, or to the Humane Society.

FRANK S. FORD age 84 of 3050 Olcott Rd., Big Flats, Tuesday, April 3, 1990 at Corning Hospital.  Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  A Masonic Memorial Service will be held at 8 pm.  Funeral services will be held Friday, 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Slamon officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Memorial donations may be made in Frank’s name to the charity of one’s choice.  He is survived by wife, Lillie K. Ford; one niece, Josephine (Mrs. Robert Roemmelt of Horseheads and several nieces and nephews.  He was born March 17, 1906 in Spencer, NY, the son of Major R. and Elizabeth Benjamin Ford.  He was married to the former Lillie Kadlec on April 27, 1936 in Montrose, PA.  He was a Veteran of World War II serving in the Navy, was formerly employed with the U.S. Postal Service in New York City, was a retired real estate broker and the owner of Treat Realty in Horseheads.  He was a life member of the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Co., a 60 year member of the Big Flats F & AM No. 378 and past Worthy Master of the same lodge, he was a member of the Skinner-Ernest Memorial Post #1612 Big Flats, where he has served as a past Commander, he was past County Commander, a past Commander of the 6th District and past Vice District Commander for the American Legion, former member of the Big Flats Rotary Club.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/1990

WALTER S. FORD of Yaden, Pa., near Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 11, 1956 at Yaden.  His wife, the former Miss Alice Theurer of Big Flats died in 1937.  Survived by brother-in-law, Charles Theurer of Big Flats.  Committal service Saturday at 10 a.m. in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, the Rev. Benjamin P. Klauser.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/1956

FORREST –MRS. HAZEL (ELLSWORTH) PEASE, 47 of Big Flats Tuesday, May 13, 1947.  Survived by husband; daughter, Mrs. Joseph Wenzel Jr. of River Rd., Town of Big Flats; sons, Norman and Robert at home; brother, Leon Forrest of Elmira Heights; sister, Mrs. Hyla Connelly of Buffalo; brother, Harry Forrest of Breesport.  Funeral Friday 11 a.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Rev. John D. Wilcox.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1947

CHARLES B. FOSTER, 76, long a respected resident of South Corning, died at the Corning Hospital at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 1934 following a long illness.  Deceased was born at Bath, June 25, 1857, the son of William and Elizabeth Shaw Foster.  He married Miss Laura Dailey at Potter Center, Yates County, July 4, 1880 and in 1903 they took up their residence in this community.  For many years Mr. Foster was employed as a caretaker by the late James A. Drake.  He is survived by his widow; two sons, George L., Jamestown and Herman, South Corning and five grandchildren.  The body has been removed to the Stover Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. George Arnold, pastor of the Gibson Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 5/14/1934

HERMAN J. FOSTER, 63 of 92 W. Pulteney St., Corning, Sunday, Dec. 8, 1957.  He was employed by the Atlantic Co.; former Town of Corning peace justice, member of First Methodist Church of Corning.  Survived by sons, Laurence of Corning, Malcolm at home; daughters, Miss Geraldine Foster at home, Mrs. Walter James of Painted Post, Mrs. Walter McKinney of Harrodsburg, Ky., Mrs. Thomas Woodhouse of South Corning; brother, George of Fla.; 16 grandchildren.  Body at home of daughter Mrs. Woodhouse at 11Owen St., South Corning.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Earl Robertson.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/9/1957

FRASER –RUTH FRASER WELLES, age 78 of Big Flats, Thursday, April 25, 1974 at El-Cor Nursing Home.  A memorial service Sunday 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Big Flats.  Rev. Marcy Punnett officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home, Corning.  Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1974

JOSEPH FULKERSON age 78 of Main St., Big Flats, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1965.  Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Paul Maitland.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by brother, Chester W. Fulkerson of South Corning; two nephews, Marion Clark and Earl Havens, both of Elmira.  He was a member of Big Flats Baptist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/4/1965

ROBERT R. FULKERSON, 32 of Big Flats, Thursday, July 18, 1946.  He was a Veteran of World War II and member of Big Flats Baptist Church.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fulkerson of Big Flats.  The body is at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and will be removed to family home Friday night, where funeral will be held Sunday 2:30 p.m. Rev. I. A. Falk.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 7/19/1946

JAMES HENRY FULLER died at the family home 1205 ½ Grand Central Avenue Tuesday (May 17, 1921) at 9:30 p.m. after a days illness.  He was born at Big Flats sixty-nine years ago and for forty years he was in the employ of the D. L. & W. Railroad Company.  The greater part of that time he was a foreman of bridges and buildings of the Buffalo division.  Mr. Fuller was a member of the Lackawanna Veterans Association.  He was married in early life to Miss Adelaide Woodruff, who survived his; also a daughter, Helen M. at home; a sister, Mrs. Frank Reasor of Big Flats; a brother, William Fuller of Kingsland, N.J.  The funeral will be held Saturday with a prayer service at the home at 1:30 p.m.  The funeral service will be held in the Presbyterian Church at Big Flats at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1921
 

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