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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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ALVIN E. NEIDHARDT died Saturday (Apr. 9, 1927) at Rochester.  He is survived by three sisters, Susie S. and Bertha C. Neidhardt at home; Mrs. F. B. Smith of Rochester; a brother, J. E. Neidhardt of Los Angeles, Calif.  The funeral was held Monday morning in Rochester and the body was removed to Elmira for burial.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/12/1927 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats)

AUGUST NEILITZ died at the family home in the Town of Big Flats Wednesday morning at 8:45 o’clock after a brief illness.  Mr. Neilitz had been a resident of the Town of Big Flats since 1896.  He is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Frederick Dickenson and Miss Madeline E. Neilitz; three sons, August M., J. Frederick and Lorenz W.; and five grandchildren all of the Town of Big Flats.  –Elmira paper 11/14/1926  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.)

AUGUST M. NEILITZ age 81 of 533 Gaines St., Friday, October 22, 1971.  No calling hours.  Private funeral at the funeral home Monday at the convenience of the family, the Rev. Lynn Tschudy.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Arrangements by the Holly-Keck Funeral Home.  He is survived by wife, Gertrude Ketler Neilitz; daughter, Mrs. John (Hazel) Fiarbrother of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Madeline Anderson of Elmira; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was a retired farmer in the Town of Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 10/24/1971

NEILITZ –MRS. HAZEL NEILITZ FAIRBROTHER age 52 of 568 Baty St., Tuesday, March 13, 1973 at Roswell Park Memorial Hospital, Buffalo.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Friday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Lynn F. B. Tschudy of the First United Church of Christ.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  The family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Fairbrother’s name to the American Cancer Society.  Survived by husband, John H. Fairbrother; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Diana) Davis; son, James Fairbrother; granddaughter, Miss Melinda Davis and grandson, Shannon Davis; mother, Mrs. Gertrude K. Neilitz.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/14/1973

CHARLES JAMES NELSON, 60 of Hill View Drive, Big Flats Friday, Dec. 21, 1962.  He was a salesman for LeValley McLeod; a member of Big Flats Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Jolene Nelson; daughters, Mrs. Robert Racy of Utica, Janice Henbest, at ho9me; son, Gary Bruce Nelson at home; one grandchild.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, big Flats.  Calling hours Saturday 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., the Rev. W. I. Whitefield.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/21/1962

NEWMAN   Rodney O. Jr. Age 77, of Horseheads, died Wed., Nov. 2, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Rodney was born in Ithaca, NY on June 6, 1928, the first son of the late Evelyn and Rodney Newman Sr. Rodney is survived by his wife, Betty Hewitt Newman; and two brothers, John Newman of Syracuse and Conrad Newman of Tonawanda, NY. Rodney served in the US Coast Guard for two years during World War II. After returning from service, he worked locally in the automotive field, eventually serving as parts manager and then as service manager in several dealerships. He retired from sales at the GM Fluid Power Corp. in Syracuse. Rodney was a lifetime member of the Watkins Glen Yacht Club, serving as commodore in 1968. He was also a member of the Horseheads Elks Club #2297. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service to take place on Friday, November 4, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.

CHARLES (FRED) NEWTON age 70 of Horseheads/Big Flats Road Sunday, December 8, 1991 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 10, 1991 at 4:30 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats with the Rev. Linda Slamon & his son-in-law, the Rev. Paull Mattison officiating.  A reception will follow the service in the church hall.  Arrangements by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats.  He is survived by his wife, Esther; daughters & sons-in-law, Mary Beth & Ike Campbell of Blossburg, PA, Natalie & Paul Mattison of Rochester; son & daughter-in-law, Stephen & Gwen Newton of Liberty, NY; brothers, Earl Newton of Tampa, FL, David Newton of Franklinville, NY; sister, Marjorie Newton of Avon Park, Fl; step-mother, Dorothy Newton of Avon Park, FL; nine grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.  Charles was born August 4, 1921 in Friendship, NY, the son of Earl & Mary Ersley Newton.  He married Esther Wilcox on February 13, 1944.  He was a Veteran of WWII serving in the Army and was retired from RKB Enterprises in 1986.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/1991 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, but not on list.)

NORMAN –BERTHA A. CAMPBELL age 92 a resident of the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA Wednesday, February 8, 1989 at the nursing home.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA, Friday 1 to 2 pm. Rev. Chris Milarch officiating.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Lutheran Church, RD 1, Mansfield, PA or the Wellsboro Shared Home.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Jack (Donna) Owen of Wellsboro, PA, Mrs. Sara Laidlaw of Silver Springs, FL; 2 step-brothers, Claude Norman and Howard Norman, both of RD 1 Liberty, PA; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Campbell was born May 1, 1896 in Liberty, PA the daughter of Albert and Mildred Ostrum Norman.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore N. Campbell in 1959.  She was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/9/1989

GLEN NORRIS, 64 of Gibson, native of Big Flats, Thursday, Nov. 13, 1947.  Survived by wife, sons, John and James at home; stepson, Donald Norris of Gibson.  The body will be removed from Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning to home of Mrs. Charlotte Gerow in Gibson, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. A. J. Pagley.  Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/14/1947

NORRIS James F.
Age 74, of Big Flats, NY, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly at home on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. Jim was born in Corning, NY, on Jan. 12, 1933, the son of the late Glenn and Minnie (Turner). He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 52 years, Mary (Lauper) Norris; daughters, Linda and Guy Reed of Horseheads, NY, Sheila and David Barmaster of Walworth, NY; grandchildren, Eric (Melanie Allen) Reed of Horseheads, NY, Elizabeth (Mark) Owen of Rochester, NY, David Barmaster of Marion, NY; great-grandchildren; Greyson Reed, Erica Barmaster, Zachary and Mackenzie Owen. He was also predeceased by his brother, John Norris. Jim was retired in 1987 from Corning Inc., Big Flats Corning Plant where he was a supervisor there. He was also a regular attendee of the Big Flats Wesleyan Church. Jim was Fireman of the year in 1982; Lifetime member, past assistant Fire Chief, and commissioner of the Big Flats Fire Company. He was also an active volunteer of the Chemung County Board of Elections and avid Fisherman who always enjoyed fishing on Seneca Lake. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Wed., Sept. 12, 2007, from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. His service and celebration of his life will take place in the Big Flats Wesleyan Church Maple, 561 Maple St., Big Flats, NY, on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., with the Rev. Bern Lytle officiating. A private interment will take place in Rural Home Cemetery at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may also remember Jim with memorials to the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, www.samaritanspurse.org; or the Big Flats Wesleyan Church, 561 Maple St., Big Flats, NY 14814.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/11/2007.

JOHN H. NORRIS, age 52 of 86 W. First Street Corning, Saturday, April 16, 1983 in the Corning Hospital.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Please omit flowers.  Donations may be made in his name to the Southern Tier American Heart Association, 530 W. Church Street, Elmira.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by two brothers, James F. Norris of Big Flats and Donald L. Turner of PA; several nieces and nephews.  He was born September 26, 1930 in Corning, the son of Glenn and Minnie Turner Norris.  He was employed by Bern Furniture Co., Inc. of Corning, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/18/1983

 

NORRIS Sheila M. (Norris) Barmaster

60, died unexpectedly and went to be with her Lord December 6, 2012. She is survived by her husband David Barmaster of Marion, NY. She is the daughter of Mary Norris and the late James Norris, predeceased by sister, Linda Reed. She is survived by nephew, Eric (Melanie) Reed; great nephew/niece, Grayson and Amelia Reed; brother-in-law, Guy Reed; stepchildren, David Barmaster Jr. and granddaughter Erica; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mark Owen and children Zack and Mackenzie; her Aunt Loretta Lauper; great grandson, Finley Owen; several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. Graveside service Saturday, December 15 at 12:00 noon at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. Rev. Bern Lytle officiating. Memorials to Big Flats Wesleyan Church, 561 Maple St., Big Flats, NY 14814    Star Gazette – December 11, 2012

 

NOWAK DOROTHY SMITH
Dorothy (Nowak), Wife of William T. Smith of Big Flats, died Saturday, August 25, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Dorothy served 36 years on the Corning Hospital Board of Directors, and also served as president. 45 years of Corning Hospital Chapter L, of which she was past president, president of the hospital's Chapter's Council, over 30 years as a volunteer nurse's aide in Chemung and Steuben County, including service as a Blood Bank volunteer. She was a moving force behind the annual Hope Ball in Corning, and has represented Corning Hospital for eight years as a Director of the LPGA Corning Classic, and continued as a volunteer in many capacities since its inception until present. A member of the New York State Committee on Hospital Auxiliaries, serving as Deputy Chairman as well as Program Chairman for the Hospital Auxiliaries of the Middle Atlantic Hospital Assembly. A member of the Horseheads School Board, Program Chairman of the Big Flats PTA, member of the Big Flats Park and Playground Committee, President of the Women's Club of Big Flats, Publicity Chairman of the Big Flats Community Day Committee, Exhibits Chairman of the Big Flats Library, Vice President of Chemung County's Community Chest Board, President of Elmira Rotary Anns, President of Elmira Children's Theatre Council, member of Friends of Steele Memorial Library, Chemung County Farm Bureau, Big Flats, Horseheads and Chemung County Historical Society, Charter Member and President of Tanglewood Nature Center, member of the Council of Community Services, Arnot Art Museum Association Board, Glove House Board, Chemung County Republican Women's Club, member of the Chemung-Steuben Geneseo Alumni and secretary of the Geneseo Alumni Council, served on the Board of Directors and has been Public Relations Chairman and Fund Drive Chairman of the Southern Tier Association for the Blind, Inc., member of the Elmira College Council, devoted 10 years of service as both a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Brownie Leader, going on to become assistant to the Executive of the Chemung County Girl Scout Council. On the death of her daughter, Judith Smith Kelemen, Dorothy co-produced, with her husband, the award winning documentary film "Until I Get Caught", which was shown on national public television, and is credited with laying much of the groundwork for more stringent penalties for drunk driving offenses. Dorothy received a Community Builder Award from the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, was named Big Flats Citizen of the Year and has been honored by her alma mater, being named a Distinguished Alumna of the State University of New York at Geneseo. She was an artist, a lifelong sportswoman, involved in golf, tennis, and cross-country skiing. In recognition of all her accomplishments, Dorothy received a State of New York Legislative Resolution, passed by the Senate and Assembly. She has always found time to visit the sick and comfort the afflicted, to applaud the successes of those around her, and to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She is survived by her husband, William T. Smith II; two sons, William (Priscilla) Smith III of Big Flats, Michael (Maureen) Smith of Big Flats; two daughters, Bonnifer (Leslie) Schweizer of Cayuta, NY, Deborah (Terry Burlingame) Smith of Big Flats; nine grandchildren, Justin (Denise) Smith, Amanda (Robert) Phillips, Kyle Schweizer, Lindsey Schweizer, Tambi (John) Senka, Conner, Tyler, and Austin Smith, Korinne Shortino; four great-grandchildren, Davis and Evan Phillips, Madeline and Lex Kekic; a sister-in-law, Marge Nowak of Rochester; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Judith Smith Kelemen on March 11, 1973; and a brother, Edward Nowak. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, NY on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at Lady of Lourdes Church, 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be held at the Big Flats Rural Cemetery following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice, or do a good deed.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/26/2007 - 8/27/2007.

CHARLES E. OCHAB age 54 of 4092 Breed Hollow Road, Horseheads, NY Saturday, October 20, 1990 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.  He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale Edward and Vickie Bailey of Wellsboro, PA, Bernard Earl and Beth Bailey of Corning, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Roxanne and Gerald Matthews of Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Eleanor Ochab of Alabama; sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Duane Potter of Tacoma Park, MD; 7 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Ochab was employed at Schweizer Aircraft, a Veteran of US Air Force and a member of AARP, Elmira Area chapter 276.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Sunday 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral service will be held there Tuesday at 11 am, Rev. David Powell will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/1990

DR. GEORGE O’HANLON, 92 of Big Flats Road, Horseheads Tuesday June 26, 1942.  Survived by son, Col. James F. O’Hanlon, U.S.A., Ret. Of Zanesville, Ohio; sister, Mrs. Clara Roy of Elmira; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.  Body at Bortle Funeral Home and will be removed to family home.  Calling hours Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Williams.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star/Gazette 6/26/1962

OLDROYD - WELLS, Clara
 Age 80 of 989 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, Friday, July 28, 1972, at her home after an extended illness.  Friends may call at the Van Bluskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service there Monday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Eugene Callahan.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.  In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to the Southern Tier Association for the Blind. Survived by daughters, Mrs. James (Ella) Smith, of Pine City, Mrs. Gordon (Helen) Van Houten of Breesport, sons, James J. and Kenneth G. Wells both of Horseheads, Franklin E. Wells of Lewis, N.Y., Raymond J. Wells of Dresden, 24 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews

ORMSBY, George, 41, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. Thursday, March 4, 1943. Survived by Mrs. Myra Newsome, Mrs. Mabel Burlingame, sisters, both of Addison. Funeral at Mayer Funeral Home, Addison, Sat. 2 p. m. Rural Cemetery, Addison. Elmira newspaper. March 5, 1943. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

SYLVESTER ANDRUS OWEN - At his home, Owen Farm at Big Flats, N.Y., on Sunday, October 20, 1907 there entered into rest Sylvester Andrus Owen, the culmination of 26 years of suffering which was borne bravely, patiently and uncomplainingly to the end.  He was born August 1, 1841 of Elijah Buck and Sarah Bundy Owen and was a grandson of Eleazer and Margaret Buck Owen, who were among the pioneers of the country.  He was married in 1868 to Miss Sarah Ackley, daughter of Hiram and Sophia Wells Ackley of Wyalusing, Pa., by whom he had seven children, two of whom died in childhood.  His nearest surviving relatives are his widow, two daughters and three sons, an uncle, Mr. George H. Owen of Elmira; a brother, Mr. William S. Owen of Waterford, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. Eugene Park of Pontiac, Ill.  He was a man of fine mind and fine character, with great tenderness of heart which was especially shown in his love of little children.  He was God-fearing, upright and honorable in all his relations, beloved by those who knew him and respected by all.  His death will bring a great loss to the whole community.  The funeral services will be held at the Owen Farm, Wednesday October 23, at 2:30 p.m.  Burial at Big Flats.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 10/22/1907  (Not on Rural Home Cemetery list, but marked as being buried there.  His grandparents are buried in the Miller Cemetery, Big Flats.)

LAWRENCE V. PADGETT SR. age 69 of RD 2 Watkins Glen, N.Y. Sunday, August 1, 1971.  Friends are invited to call at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Ronald J. Stuart officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by sons, James Padgett of Elkland, Pa., Lawrence (Larry) Padgett, Jr. also of Elkland, John W. Padgett of Watkins Glen; brother, Basil Padgett of Elkland RD; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Padgett was a retired employee of International Salt Co.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/2/1971

CLAYTON A. PALMER age 62 of 2818 Canal St., Big Flats, Friday, July 28, 1989.  Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, Sunday 2 to 4 pm.  Funeral services will be 4 pm Sunday at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Walter Griffith officiating.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.  Survived by his wife of 40 years, Beverly Archer Palmer; daughters, Joanne (Mrs. K. James) Healy of Rush, NY and Norma (Mrs. William) Abel of Big Flats; sister, Mary Pease of Big Flats; brothers, Percy and Roy Palmer, both of Big Flats; 5 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was born September 26, 1926 in Big Flats, the son of Arthur and Virtue Taggert Palmer.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He was employed by Corning Inc. and was a member of the Skinner-Ernest American Legion Post *1612, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/29/1989

 

PALMER Rose Ann "Rosie" Fasick

age 70, of Big Flats, died peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Dorothy (Owlett) Abbey Palmer. She married William Fasick on July 23, 1960. She was born and raised in Westfield, PA and later Corning. Rosie graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1959. She was skilled at cooking, baking, sewing and crocheting. Rosie spent summers gardening and falls canning. She was a kind, down to earth woman with a sense of humor who did not care to draw attention to herself. She will be deeply missed. Rosie is survived by her husband of 51 years, William Fasick; son Stephen Fasick of Big Flats; daughter Julie (Nolan) Hill; grandchildren Tyler and Brittany Hill of Elmira; brother Harold Abbey of Corning; sisters Helen (Lyle) Thiele of Mount Morris, Betty (James) Anthony of Martinsville, VA; brother-in-law Ronald (Carol) Fasick of Elkland; sister-in-law Toni Fasick and partner Jay Morales of Big Flats; and several nieces, nephews and their children. She is predeceased by her step-father Carlton Palmer, brother Edwin Abbey, and sister-in-law Eleanor Abbey. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 12:30 PM-2:30 PM. Funeral service will immediately follow at 2:30 PM with Pastor Tom Bell officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Rodgers and the staff at Big Flats Family Medicine and Southern Tier Hospice for their compassion and care shown to Rosie and her family.   Star Gazette – January 22, 2012

 

WELCOME PALMER, 91, life resident of Catlin, Monday, Feb. 8, 19443 after an extended illness.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Elmer W. Kenyon, Elmira; son, Arthur W. Palmer, Big Flats; sisters, Mrs. Ida Upson, Buffalo and Mrs. Kate Narsh, Elmira; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. I. A. Falk, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/9/1943

 

REV. LARRY W. PARKER age 75 of Elmira, NY died Monday, November 8, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Born October 2, 1929 he was the son of the late Lawrence E. and Alice Mae (Southard) Parker.  Larry is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Atherton, Dorla Soutar and Kathryn Mazuran, all of Windsor, Canada; sons, Alan of Clarksburg, WV and Robert of Buckhannon, WV; brothers, Robert of Phoenix, AZ and Edwin of LaGrange, KY; sisters, Marie Chamberlin of E. Aurora, NY, Martha Montgomery of Concord, NC and Christine Marra of Willis, TX; 9 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.  Rev. Parker was Pastor of Full Gospel Church of Catlin Center, which was founded by his mother, Alice and Aunt, Christine Bump.  He returned to his home town in 1981 to assume the role of Pastor and since then has continued to Shepard his flock in so many ways.  Larry was extremely involved in his church and has seen it through growth and development.  He was a member of St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, the open Heart Club, 55 Plus Club, RSVP and volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Clemens Center.  Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, November 10th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.  His funeral service will be held there on Thursday, November 11th at 11 A.M.  Rev. John Chamberlin, his nephew will officiate.  Committal prayers and interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/10/2004

 

PARKINSON Anna "Hope" OVERHOLTS

Passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the age of 89. Hope was born May 14, 1924 in State College, PA, a daughter of the late Harry Glenn and Mary Hope Parkinson. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years Robert W. Overholts; daughter, Cathy Woodward; son-in-law, "Woody" Woodward; and her close sister, Nini Hobar as well as other siblings. Hope is survived by her children, Gini (Curt) Albertalli, Cindy (Tom) Clark, Bob (Lisa) Overholts, Scott Overholts, and Lisa (Reggie) Ferguson; grandchildren, Brian (Becky) Albertalli, Jim (Leandra Hable) Albertalli, Erica (John) Aikman, Matt (Amanda) Barends, Ben & Anna Overholts, Martin Callahan, Amanda (Paul Martin) Callahan, Chris & Dustin Overholts and Jessica & Reggie Ferguson Jr.; seven great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Hope and her husband Bob raised six children in Bath and Horseheads. Their homes were a haven and a gathering place for their large family throughout the years. Many of these gatherings included her closest sister Nini, husband and their five children. Hope had a special place in her heart for animals, especially the family pets. She enjoyed quilting, a good detective novel, and watching the wildlife in her backyard. It was the wish of Hope and the family that there be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Hope will be laid to rest with Bob at Rural Home Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Hope may do so through memorials to the Chemung County SPCA, Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or the Horseheads Library, 405 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845.   Star Gazette – July 12, 2013

 

BENJAMIN PARSONS, 46 of Chenango Forks, a signal man on the Lackawanna Railroad, formerly of Big Flats was fatally shocked Monday afternoon, Apr. 11, 1938 while at work transferring wires on a pole in the Lackawanna Railroad yards at Conklin Ave., in Binghamton.  He had been employed on the Lackawanna Railroad about 15 years.  Mr. Parsons is survived by his wife; a brother, Floyd Parsons and a sister, Mrs. Anna Copeland on Chenango Forks.  Funeral Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Ackley Funeral Home at Binghamton.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/12/1938

PATTERSON –DORIS E. FORD age 87 of 56 ½ Walnut Street, Wellsboro, Pa April 1, 1991 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA, Tuesday 12:30 – 1:30 pm.  Funeral service will be held there Tuesday at 1:30 pm.  Rev. Harry MacCall, her former Pastor will officiate.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the House of Care, Geisinger Medical Center, Dansville, PA.  Survived by her husband, Roy M. Ford; sons and daughters-in-law, John M. & Joy Storm, Boca Raton, FL, Dwight R. & Audrey Storms, Simi Valley, CA; stepson and daughter-in-law, Richard & Anne Ford, Wellsboro, PA; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Jean & Luther Houser, Montoursville, PA; 3 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Leo Storms, Big Flats, NY.  She was born April 8, 1905 at Covington, PA, the daughter of Oscar Dwight & Rose Ford Patterson.  She was a retired school teacher and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, PA.  Graduate Mansfield State Normal School Class of 1921.  She taught school in Cleveland Hills School District, Buffalo, NY for many years.  Member and past President of the Cmeiner Art Center, Wellsboro, PA, Retired Teachers Association, Tioga-Potter County Teachers Association.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/2/1991

DOUGLAS PAUL, 2 of 126 E. Market St., Corning Sunday, June 12, 1960.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Paul; brother, Gordon; sister, Deborah; paternal grandparents of Milton, PA; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Gerow of Corning.  Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning.  Funeral arrangements incomplete.  –Elmira Advertiser 6/12/1960  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.)

PAYNE –MRS. ELVIRA P. SCHENK, 77, of Canal St., Big Flats, formerly of Elmira, Monday, Aug. 23, 1954.  She was a past matron of Big Flats Excelsior Chapter Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Lutheran Church in Elmira.  Survived by husband, Grover C. Schenk; brothers, Mortimer Payne of Penn Yan, John Payne of Geneva and Clayton Payne of Elmira.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends may call today and Wednesday from 2to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Floyd S. Hendershot.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/24/1954

PEASE - HUSTON, Dorothy nee: Pease died on April 3rd, 2007 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads. Dorothy was born on March 9, 1909 to Louis and Louise (Allard) Pease of Big Flats. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Floyd and Wallace; her husband, William Huston; brother-in-law, Michael Fratarcangelo; and daughter-in-law, Joan (Lawrence) Evans. Surviving her are one sister, Julia (Pease) Fratarcangelo of Hilton Head, SC; sons, William of Horseheads and Richard (Helen) Evans of Arizona; and daughter, Patricia (Dale) Shroyer of Horseheads; grandchildren, Debbie Evans of Colorado, Gary Evans of Elmira, Randy (Doreen) Evans of Corning, Cherie (Evans) Hodencamp of Horseheads, Patricia (Keith) Blackler of North Chili, Kathleen (Gregory) Kimmons of Rochester, and Tracy (Victor) Smith of Nova Scotia. Dorothy is also survived by many step grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home in Elmira. Per Dorothy's wishes there will be no calling hours and burial will be private at the convenience of her family in Rural Home Cemetery.

PEASE - HUSTON, Dorothy nee: Pease died on April 3rd, 2007 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads. Dorothy was born on March 9, 1909 to Louis Maynard Pease and Louise (Allard) Pease of Big Flats. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Floyd and Wallace; a sister (Vera) Encie (Marion) Rhodes, her husband, William Huston; brother-in-law, Michael Fratarcangelo; and daughter-in-law, Joan (Lawrence) Evans. Surviving are her sister, Julia Fratarcangelo of Hilton Head, SC, sons, William P. Evans of Horseheads, and Richard E. (Helen) Evans of Sun City West, AZ, daughter, Patricia (Dale) Shroyer of Horseheads, grandchildren, Debbie Evans of Denver, CO, Gary Evans of Elmira, Randy (Doreen) Evans of Corning, Cherie (Evans) Hodencamp of Horseheads, Patricia (Keith) Blackler of Rochester, Kathleen (Gregory) Kimmons of Rochester, and Tracy (Victor) Smith of Nova Scotia. Dorothy is also survived by many step grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Burial services were held on May 7th at the Rural Home Cemetary, Big Flats, NY.

ELSWORTH C. PEASE age 77 of 2068 Harris Hill Road, Big Flats, N.Y. (Elmira RD No. 1) Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1976 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Family will receive friends at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Friday 1 to 2 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Rev. Dr. Joseph Scahill officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Lou Brown Pease; two sons, Norman Pease of Big Flats, Robert Pease of Elmira, one step-son, Raymond Brown, Kansas City, Mo.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Pauline Rosensteel of Overland Park, Kansas, Mrs. Frances Mahoney, Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.  Family request memorial to the American Cancer Society.  Retired tool maker, Eclipse Tool and Dye Co. of 21 years of service.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/25/1976

PEASE –MRS. ENCIE RHODES, 37, of Big Flats died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 1941.  She was a member of the big Flats Presbyterian Church and of the Westminister Choir and Welcome Class of that church, a member of the Executive board of Chemung County Home Bureau, Big Flats Grange and was active in 4H Club work.  Mrs. Rhodes is survived by her husband, Marion Rhodes; a son, Thomas Wright Rhodes; her mother, Mrs. Louise Pease of Big Flats; two sisters, Mrs. Michael Fratarcangelo of Big Flats and Mrs. Charles Evans of North Tonawanda; a brother, Wallace Pease of Helena, Mont.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral arrangements later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/10/1941  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

PEASE - Robert Warren Age 77 of Eacher Hollow Rd., Horseheads died on Thursday, September 6, 2001 at the VA Medical Center in Bath. Bob was born August 1, 1924, the son of late Howard and Isabelle (White) Pease in Jackson Township, PA. His surviving family includes his wife of over 41 years, Rosemary (Palmer) Pease; daughter & son-in-law, Robin & David Harrington of Big Flats; step children, Robert Jennings of Binghamton and Mary Ann & Richard Pike of Brockport; 6 grandchildren, Elora and Shannon Harrington, Eric Jennings, Sara (Omar) Sedky, Duane and Kenneth Pike; sisters, Belle (Arthur) Hamilton Marion Greible, all of Horseheads; aunt, Irene Zahorian also of Horseheads; step daughter-in-law, Linda Jennings of Binghamton; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was a member of Hillview United Methodist Church where he was active in the choir there. Bob was also an over 50 year member and Past Master of Horseheads Old Oak #364 F & AM and a member and Past Patron of Big Flats #323 OES. A Purple Heart Recipient and proud veteran of WWII serving in the US Army, Mr. Pease also belonged to the Big Flats American Legion. He was an active Boy Scout Leader, an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener and maple syrup harvester. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Sunday, September 9, 2001 from 2-4:00 PM and 7-8:00 PM. A Masonic and O.E.S. Service will follow at 8:00 PM. His funeral service will take place on Monday at 10:00 AM in the Hillview United Methodist Church, 109 Hillview Dr., Big Flats, NY with the Rev. Roger J. Smith officiating. Interment to follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats where full military honors will be accorded. NOTICE: Officers & Members of the Big Flats Chapter #323 O.E.S. and Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F. & A.M. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home on Sunday at 8:00 PM to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother. Rachael Bailey, Matron and Gordon Dunlap, Master

PEDRICK –WINIFRED HELEN ‘PEDRICK’ SCHMITT age 92 of Erin, NY, died Monday, August 16, 2004 peacefully at the Bethany Manor where she most recently resided.  She was born March 27, 1912 in Elmira, the daughter of the late William and Florence (Shoemaker) Pedrick.  Winifred was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Schmitt in 1959; daughter, Dolores Blaker in 1992; son, Duane Schmitt in 2000; granddaughter, Deborah Richards in 1980.  She is survived by her loving daughters, Barbara Richards of Erin, NY, Patricia (Arlene) Quackenbush of Sinclarville, NY; daughter-in-law, Joyce Schmitt of Illinois; ex-daughter-in-law, Marjorie Farr Johns also of Illinois; brother, William (Lela0 Pedrick of Elmira, NY; close friend, Phyllis Judson of Erin, NY; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her extended family at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY.  Winifred retired as a bus driver for the Horseheads School District after several years of dedicated service.  She was a founding member of the Southport Historical Society.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Saturday, August 28, 2004 from 2to 4 p.m.  Her funeral service will follow the visitation. (4:00 p.m.)  The Reverend Mari Rockwell will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Erin Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Erin, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/2004

PELHAM Louise C Force
Age 91, formerly of Caton, NY, died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at Chemung County Health Care Facility in Elmira. Louise was born in Elmira, NY, on April 8, 1919, to Oliver and Gladys (Andrews) Pelham. She married Ralph White in 1939 and was preceded in death by him in 1966. She married Clifford Force in 1979 and was preceded in death by him in 2008. She was a member of Caton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing cards and wintering in Florida. She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Gary) Nelson of Big Flats; son, Clifton (Shirley) White of Caton; her brother, Norman Pelham of Corning; grandchildren: Cherie (Dana) Gridley of Caton, Sue (Jason) Felger of San Angelo, TX, David (Michelle) White of Caton, and Amy (Clarence) Tompkins and Eric (Jill) Nelson of Horseheads; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and stepchildren: Andy (Kathy) Force of Caton, Susie (Pete Guidi) Palombo of Painted Post, Candy (Michael) Card of Caton, and Robin (Frank Percic) Force of Caton. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 1st, from 3 until 4 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. The family will provide flowers and asks that memorial donations be directed to Caton United Methodist Church, 11189 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to a charity of your choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 28, 2010

Infant son PERKINS of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Perkins of Big Flats, Tuesday, July 12, 1955.  Survived by parents; twin sister, Wendy Eileen; sister, Hope Elaine Perkins at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Perkins of East Meadow, L. I., Mr. and Mrs. Silas Rarrick of Bradford, N.Y.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral and burial at convenience of family.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/13/1955

PETERSON –MRS. ALENA TAYLOR, 66, 246 Glenwood Ave., Elmira Heights, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1945.  Survived by husband, Orson H. Taylor; daughter, Mrs. Olive T. Besley of Elmira; brothers, Lars Peterson of Elmira, Mils Peterson of Pine City.  Body is at Oakwood Funeral Chapel and will be moved to family home late Thursday afternoon where funeral will be held Friday, 2 p.m. Revs. Lulus D. Bell and John Roney.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/1945

BUD PETERSON, Corning, March 29. - 45 years old of Corning R. D. 2 was instantly killed this morning when struck by a westbound Lackawanna- passenger train about a mile east of the Lackawanna station.  When No. 15 arrived at the station at 9:27 this morning L. M. Clar, drive of the U. S. Mail Truck noticed blood on the pilot of the engine and notified the station agent.  A speeder was sent out and Peterson’s body was discovered along the track.  The head had been severed and crushed beyond recognition.  Identification was made by means of the man’s automobile operator’s license found in his pocketbook.  Members of Lackawanna switching crew had noticed Peterson walking along the tracks shortly before No. 15 passed.  The remains were taken to the Stover unreal Home on East Second Street.  Deceased is survived by his widow and two children.  The engineer of the train, Frank Donohue of Elmira did not know he had hit a man.  –Elmira Advertiser 3/30/1926  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.)

CLAUDE PETERSON of John Street Elmira, died Monday morning, July 17, 1950.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Clara Peterson; sons, Claude Jr. of Horseheads and Donald Peterson of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Mott and Mrs. Ruth Sweeney, both of Horseheads; Miss Aletha Peterson at home; brother, Raymond of Millerton; sisters, Mrs. Lena Gillette of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Grace Orme of Elmira; 19 grandchildren.  Funeral was held this afternoon, July 20 at the home of a sister, Mrs. Grace Orme.  The Rev. Robert McNeil.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.   –Valley Reporter, Horseheads 7/20/1950

CLIFFORD J. PETERSON, 48 of Corning, RD 1, today Oct. 21, 1947.  Survived by wife; daughters, Mrs. Merlyn Wheeler of Corning RD 1, Mrs. Richard Randell of Corning, Lucile and Evelyn at home; brother, Herbert, Caniesto, Roy, Big Flats; father, Lars Peterson of Elmira; two grandchildren.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral home, Big Flats and Wednesday morning will be removed to the family home where funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Henry E. Malick.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/1947

EDITH MARIE PETERSON, two month old daughter of Donald and Georgia Peterson of 939 Hulett Ave., Horseheads, Saturday, Apr. 12, 1952.  Besides parents, survivors are sister, Leah Marie Peterson at home; brother, Larry Donald Peterson at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Cook of Coudersport, Pa.; great-grandmother, Mrs. Ora Oliver of Elmira; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  The body is at the VanBuskirk & Lynch Funeral home where funeral services will be held Tuesday at a time to be announced.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 4/13/1952

PETERSON –MRS. ELLEN (PETERSON) HARTMAN age 95 of 2708 Indian Run Rd., Flat Woods, Kentucky, formerly of the Dutch Hill Rd. and Highland Ave., Elmira, NY, Saturday February 9, 1974 at the Our Lady of Belle Font Hospital, Ashland, Kentucky.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Wednesday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Lynn F. B. Tschudy officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  The family would appreciate donations to the First United Church of Christ.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Hollis (Elna) Gosney of Flat Woods, Ky., Mrs. Peter (Gertrude) Willemen of Quarryville, Pa.; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the First United Church of Christ of Elmira, widow of the late George Hartman, mother of the late Arthur Hartman.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/11/1974

MISS ELMYRA CARRIE PETERSON, 22 of Gorton Road, Gibson, Friday, Sept. 8, 1961.  She was an employee of the Thatcher Glass Co., Elmira.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jarious Peterson of Gibson; sisters, Mrs. Viola Robbins of Corning and Mrs. Gerald Eaton of Painted Post RD 2; brothers, William and Jarious Jr. of Gibson.  Body at Phillips Funeral home, Corning.  Calli9ng hours today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Anthony J. Pagley.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/9/1961

PETERSON –MRS. FLORENCE ELIZA PERSONIUS, 49, 406 W. Third St. Thursday afternoon Mar. 11, 1948.  Survived by husband, Jesse C. Personius; daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hapeman, Mrs. Constance Lux, Miss Irene Personius, Elmira; brothers, Raymond L. Peterson, Elmira, Claude Peterson, Elmira Heights; sisters, Mrs. Grace Orme, Mrs. Lena Gillette, Elmira Heights.  Body is at Davis Funeral Home where funeral will be held Sunday 2 p.m., Rev. Alfred P. Coman.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/1943

JOYCE EDITH PETERSON, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Peterson of 16 Dalrymple Avenue died Saturday, Jan. 5, 1935.  Besides the parents she is survived by one brother, Donald, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Seagers, Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson of Big Flats.  The funeral was held in the Phillips Funeral Home this afternoon.  The Rev. Henry White officiated.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/7/1935

LEGRANDE PETERSON, 81 of Chemung, Thursday evening, June 15, 1949 at Tioga General Hospital, Waverly.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lenora Peterson; sons, Claude of Horseheads, Raymond of Millerton, Pa., Howard with the U.S. Army in Germany, Delos and Clifford, both at home; step-son, Thomas Peterson of Elmira RD; daughters, Mrs. Lena Gillette of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Grace Orme of Elmira, Mrs. Shirley Goodwin of Ithaca, Miss Eldora and Miss Beverly Peterson, both at home; 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg, and will be removed to the home of daughter, Mrs. Orme, 618 E. Third St., Elmira, where friends may call after 8 p.m. today.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m. today.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. L. A. Builes.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/1949

NILES PETERSON a resident of the River Road, in the Town of Big Flats, twenty-five years, died at the family home this morning (May 17, 1921) aged eighty years.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Peterson; five daughters, Mrs. Anna Anderson of Richfield, Minn., Mrs. Christ Enat of Portland, N.Y., Mrs. Hannah Heib of big Flats, Mrs. Ellen Hardiman of East Corning, Mrs. Mary Peterson of Englewood, N.J.; a son, John T. of the Town of Big Flats; two brothers, Peter Peterson of Big Flats and Hans Peterson of Elmira.  The funeral will be announced later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/17/1921  – The funeral of Niles Peterson was held at the home of John Peterson in the Town of Big Flats, today (May 20, 1921) 2 p.m., the Rev. R. Vieweg officiated.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/20/1921

PHILIP LEONARD PETERSON age two years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Peterson of 100 Boardman Street died Tuesday (Aug. 30, 1932) at 10:30 p.m.  In addition to the parents, surviving are two brothers, Claude Jr. and Donald; four sisters, Mrs. Verona Kelly, Misses Dorothy, Ruth and Aletha Peterson; a grandfather, LeGrand Peterson of Chemung.  The body is at the Davis Funeral Home until Thursday morning.  The funeral will be held in the family home, Friday at 11 a.m.  Burial in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/31/1932

MR. RAYMOND PETERSON age 69 of 760 Hazel St., Sunday, June 17, 1979 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. with funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours Wednesday evening.  The Rev. Jay Edward Sale, his Pastor officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Those whishing may make contributions to the Chemung County Chapter of the American Red Cross in Ray’s memory in lieu of flowers.  Survived by his wife of 46 years, Mildred Seagers Peterson, sons, Donald A. Peterson of White Bear Lake, Mn., John Richard Peterson of Orange, Va.; five grandchildren, Arthur L., Leslie C., Brooke R. of Minneapolis, Mn., Scott R. and Kelly M. of Orange, Va.; sister, Mrs. W. H. (Lucia) Barnes of Elmira; nephews, Richard P. Barnes with the U.S. Army Field Band, several cousins.  Mr. Peterson was a member of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church; past master of Big Flats Lodge No. 378 F and AM; a retired employee and member of the Quarter Century Club of N.Y.S.E.G.  Mr. Peterson had been active in scout work all his adult life having been scout master for troop No. 33 and later was past advisor to explore post no. 133 at Lake St. Presbyterian Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/191/1979

VERA MAE PETERSON – The body of Vera Mae Peterson, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray L. Peterson reposes in the family home, 61 Morningside Drive.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. L. A. Guiles officiating.  Burial in Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/28/1944

WALTER G. PETERSON, age 77 of Goodhue Lake Road, RD1 Campbell, Friday, May 14, 1982 at Corning hospital.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Monday 11 a.m. Rev. John Jacobs officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Helen Cooper Peterson; sons, Paul N. of Lake Charles, LA and Gary R. of Savona; daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Barbara) Wright of Piney Flats, TN, Mrs. David (Shirley) Gee of Savona and Mrs. Roger (Margaret) Comstock of Campbell; sisters, Dolores Peterson of Big Flats and Mrs. Karna Markle of Caton; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was a retired electrician; a 57 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; a life member of the N.R.A.; Robert N. Austin Post No. 1279 American Legion; Savona Rod and Gun Club. Corning  Aerie of Eagles and the Merchantville Grange.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/16/1982

PETERSON William "Bill"
Age 73, of Argonne Street in Corning, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at home with his loving family at his side after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born on June 20, 1934 in Corning to the late Jarious and Genevieve (Schutt) Peterson. He was preceded in death by his sister, Myra Peterson and a nephew, Pete Peterson. William was a member of the Local 1000, and worked for Corning Inc. at the Corning Museum of Glass where he made glass animals in the science hall. Bill retired in 1996 with over 50 years of service. William is survived by his children, Denise (John) Sicotte of Morseville, NC, Kathy (Bud) Bates of Englewood, FL, Bonnie (Steve) Black of Campbell, and William Peterson of Corning; two sisters, Mabel (Gerald) Eaton of Corning and Viola Robins of Corning; a brother, Jarious Peterson, Jr. of Painted Post; four grandchildren, Larry Enderle, Chad Bates, Steve and Joey Black; several nieces and nephews; his friend, Mary Colburn; the children's mother, Madeline Welty of Painted Post; and by his dog, Cooper. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where Funeral Services will be on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., with Chaplain Eleanor Haber officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Memorial donations may be made in William's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

PETTENGILL –MRS. MARY JANE STAFFORD, 76, died at the home of her son, Eldas Stafford; in the Town of Big Flats, Tuesday night (Feb. 16, 1932) after a brief illness.  She is survived by a son, Eldas Stafford, Three stepsons, Lem Stafford of Wells, Pa.; James Stafford of California and Lewis Stafford of Binghamton; a step-daughter, Miss Jennie Stafford of Ovid; and two granddaughters, Mrs. Hannah Mott of Gillett, Pa., and Mable Stafford of Corning.  The remains repose in the Mathews & VanBuskirk funeral home, Horseheads.  Funeral notice later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/17/1932

PHENES –MRS. CHRISTINA PHENES WINFIELD MALBURG, 89 of Bath, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1958.  She was the widow of John Malburg; a member of the Gibson Calvary Baptist Church, Corning.  Survived by sons, Raymond Winfield of Elmira, Gene Winfield of Painted Post, John Malburg of Gibson; daughters, Mrs. Bertha Hufford of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Viva Crans of Bath, Mrs. Grace Murray of Elmira Heights; 25 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.  Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning.  Calling hours today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Anthony Pagley.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/29/1958

ARTHUR G. PHILLIPS, 58, resident of Hendy Hollow Rd., town of Big Flats died unexpectedly at 1:15 a.m. Friday, June 9, 1939.  He was born in Town of Catlin and spent the larger part of his life as a farmer in the vicinity of Big Flats.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Phillips; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Green of Dedrick, Cal., Mrs. Frank Smith, Town of Big Flats, Miss Eva Mae Phillips, Los Angels; one sister, Mrs. Martha Smith, Penn Yan; six brothers, Jesse of Beaver Dams, Clarence of Cleveland, Josh of Endicott, Harold of Buffalo, Edward of Corning and two grandchildren.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral notice later.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)  -Elmira Star-Gazette -6/9/1939

PHILLIPS –MRS. MINNE BUDD, 87 of Corning RD 1, Sunday, Jan. 27, 1963.  She was the widow of George Budd, a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Maude Peterson of Corning RD 1; son, William of Corning RD 1; brothers, Fred Phillips of Lock Haven, Pa., William of Mendlenhall, Pa.; four grandchildren.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. John Williams.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/28/1963

PHILLIPPS –MRS. IRENE CLINTON, 58, died Saturday (Dec. 31, 1932) at her home in Canisteo after an illness of several months.  Mrs. Clinton was born at Bath and had made her home in Canisteo for the past 20 years.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Canisteo.  Surviving the husband are a son, Norman Phillipps, Canisteo; a brother, Charles Phillipps, Avoca and a granddaughter, Miss Louise Phillipps.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home.  The Rev. Harry L. Somers officiated.  Interment was in Rural Cemetery here.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/3/1933

Infant son PIERCE OF Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pierce of Big Flats Saturday, March 4, 1961.  Survived by parents; sister, Margaret; brother, Landauer, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rhodes of Big Flats; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Pierce of Elmira.  Body at Bortle Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at convenience of family.  –Elmira Advertiser 3/6/1961

PIERCE –CORNELIA L. BURGESS age 85 of 449 Main St., Big Flats, Friday, Dec. 20, 1974 at home.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Monday 11 a.m. the Rev. Marcy Punnett.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the local Cancer Society.  Survived by son, Richard Burt of Big Flats; daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Zingler of Danville, Va.; step-daughter, Mrs. Guy Burrell of Ithaca; one brother, Leo Pierce of Hammondsport; one sister, Mrs. Cherrie Jones of Corning; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/21/1974

PVT. JOHN PIERCE, 20 of Camp Croft, S.C. Friday, Aug. 4, 1944.  Survived by father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Pierce of Waterloo, formerly of Corning; sisters, Mrs. Harold Hankinson of Corning, Miss Ruth Pierce of Rushville, Mrs. Willard Teeter of Lindley; brothers, Leland and Elwyn at home; grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Warner of Corning; a great-grandmother, Mrs. John Davis of Corning.  The body is at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. Rev. Leo J. Engler.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/7/1944

JOHN D. PIPER, 72 of Big Flats, formerly of Hilton RD, N.Y. Monday, July 7, 1947.  Survived by son, Floyd of Alaska; sister, Mrs. Eva Hickock of Rochester; brothers, Roy, Bert of Webster, N.Y., William of Circleville, Ohio.  Body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1947

 

PLAISTED Annelie Plaisted Martin 

Formerly of Big Flats, died December 8, 2012 in Panama City, FL. She is survived by sons - James (Ruth) Plaisted of Corning, Thomas Plaisted of Callaway, FL, and Gary (Connie) Plaisted of Rockledge, FL. She also has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Honoring her request there are no calling hours. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home of Panama City, FL with burial in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.   Star Gazette – December 11, 2012

 

ROY M. POPPLE, 73 of Moreland, N.Y. Monday, Dec. 8, 1958.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Jessie Popple; mother, Mrs. Emma Popple of Canaseraga; son, Donald of Livonia; daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Shimwell of Corning and Mrs. Charles Taft of Livonia; brother, Frank of Rochester; nine grandchildren.  Body at Brown Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday 2 p.m., the Rev. John Booth.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/9/1958

POTTER - WOODARD, Hazel P.
Age 85, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully with her loving family by her side on February 19, 2009. Hazel was born on March 25, 1923 in Westfield, PA, daughter of the late Clarence and Hazel (Campbell) Potter. Hazel was also predeceased by her husband, Delos Woodard in 1993; and her brother, Garfield Potter. Hazel was a longtime standing member of the Central Assembly of God Church in Horseheads. Survivors include her daughters, Connie (Dave) Butts of OK, and Joyce (Jess) Chilson of AZ; sons, Harold (Roxanne Bement) Woodard of Horseheads, Ross Woodard of Ovid, NY, and George Musto of TN; sisters, Beatrice Mosher of Corning, NY, and Iona Krause of Beaver Dams, NY; brother, James Potter of Addison, NY; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, many friends. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, February 20, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held there on Saturday, February 21, at 12 p.m. with Pastor Patrick Bayait officiating. Interment will take place in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/20/2009

POTTER –MRS. MINNIE POTTER DAILY, 57, of Rochester died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 8, 1942.  Survivors: husband, Charles of Rochester; son, Earl of Rochester.  The body will arrive at Big Flats and will be removed to the Hilton Funeral Home Saturday morning.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Harry A. Sagar.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/9/1942  (Newspaper shows DAILY and cemetery records show DAILEY)

POWELL - ELWELL (Powell), Alice J. Janowski
Age 86 of Lowman, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, February 20, 2008. Alice was born January 2, 1922, a daughter of the late John and Molly Gardner Janowski. She was employed at one time at Howard Johnson's in Horseheads, NY as a waitress. She married Alfred J. Elwell of 40 years and he predeceased her in November of 2007. She is also predeceased by her first husband, Oscar Powell; daughter, Martha; and her two sisters and a brother. Alice is survived by granddaughter, Cynthia (Tracy) Davis of Lowman, NY; stepdaughter, Marilyn Paulo of Horseheads, NY; son, Steve Elwell; grandchildren, John Davis, Sheryl Schuh and Sharon Mason; nine great-grandchildren, Robert, Kristen, Allyssa, Stephanie, David, Jessica, Sarah, Megan, and Jenna; sisters-in-law, Virginia Woodcook of FL and Cora Janowski of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Howard Wead of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY on Saturday, February 23, 2008, from 1-3 p.m. Alice's Funeral Service will take place at the conclusion of hours with Alex Raducz. Interment will take place at Rural Cemetery in Big Flats, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Alice may do so through memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

POWELL –MRS. MARTHA POWELL DAVIS age 32 of 2201 Emmons St., Philadelphia, formerly at the Sawdey Road, Horseheads, Sunday, April 11, 1976 at the Philadelphia Naval Regional Medical Center.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Thursday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Robert Delgrine officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by her husband and children, Dennis A. Davis, John Davis, Cynthia Mae, Sheryl Lynn and Sharon Linnette Davies, all at home; other members of the family; Mrs. Alfred (Alice) Elwell, Mrs. Howard (Margaret) Wead, both of Horseheads, Mrs. Alma Wetherbee of Elmira Heights, Ronald Janowski, Delbert Wead, Donald Wead, all of Horseheads, Glenn Wead of Watkins Glen, Mrs. LaVerne (Dail) Phelps of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Robert (Dona) McQuaid of Horseheads, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/1976

RICHARD I. POWELL age 52 of 3570 Yawger Road, Big Flats, unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1975.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk Lynch Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 10 a.m., the Rev. James Collea, Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Christine Powell; sons, Richard Powell of Big Flats, George Powell of Boca Raton, Fla.; Robert Powell of Corning; David Powell and daughter, Lisa Powell both at home; grandson, Erik Powell of Big Flats; sister, Mrs. Nan Janette Bauer of Pine City.  Mr. Powell was a member of the Big Flats Planning Commission and active for 16 years in Scouting as assistant Scout Master, Neighborhood Commissioner and Chairman of the Big High Horse District, Member of the Airport Fire Dept.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/6/1975

BETH LYNNE PRECIT 3 week old daughter of Robert & Darlene Woodard Precit of 2946 Olcott Rd., Big Flats Tuesday, December 15, 1970 at the Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.  Private Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, the Rev. Donald Roe officiating.  Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Please omit flowers.  In addition to parents she is survived by maternal grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Woodard of Olean; paternal grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. John Precit of Mansfield.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/17/1970

HARRY ALLEN PRUYNE age 48 of North Topsail Shores, NC, formerly of Elmira, Tuesday, May 24, 1988 as the result of an accident.  The family will receive friends at the Barrett Funeral Home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there at 10 am Monday morning, the Rev. Jack Bunde officiating.  Burial, Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by his wife, Mrs. Marion (Correll) Pruyne; 2 sons, Sgt. Michael Correll Pruyne of Swansboro, NC and Sgt. David Pruyne of Elelson Air Force Base, Alaska; 2 daughters, Sheryl and Helen Pruyne of North Topsail Shores, NC; 1 brother, Albert Pruyne of Georgia; 1 sister, Mrs. Nancy Bolt of Intercession City, FL; 4 grandchildren.  He was a property Manager of the Topsail Dunes.  He was a retired Correctional Officer with 18 years service with the State of New York.  He was a member of the Oakwood Methodist Church, Elmira Heights, NY and a Navy Veteran.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/27/1988

ALLEN L. PUTNAM, 59 of 280 E. First St., Corning Sunday night, July 19, 1953.  An employee of the U.S. Postal Department for 23 years, Mr. Putnam was chief transfer clerk in Elmira at the time of his death.  He was an organizer of Little League Baseball in Corning and of the Corning Beagle Club.  Mr. Putnam was a member of the Corning Auxiliary Fire Association, Corning lodge, F&AM and the Corning Consistory.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Catherine Abbott Putnam; son, Abbott A. Putnam of Columbus, Ohio; granddaughters, Diane and Susan Amanda Putnam, both of Columbus.  The body is at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning where friends are invited to call today and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and where Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Big Flats Methodist Church.  The Rev. Wesley W. Kehler.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1953

PUTNAM –MRS. DORA PADGETT, 50 of Watkins Glen RD 2 Thursday, Jan. 15, 1959.  Survived by husband, Lawrence Padgett; sons, James of Elkland, Lawrence of Corning and John at home; mother, Mrs. Gertrude Putnam of Watkins Glen; brothers, Robert and James Putnam of Addison and Harold of Pittsburgh, sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Warren of Waverly, Mrs. Helen Harris of Bath and Mrs. Laura Root of Coldbrook, N.Y.  Body at the Royce Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.  Calling hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Sheldon Ward.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/15/1959
 

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