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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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AMBLER QUACKENBUSH – Fatal Accident Saturday in the Town of Horseheads.  A terrible accident occurred in a portable saw mill three miles west of Big Flats on Saturday morning (Jan. 25, 1902) at 9 o’clock near the Hendy Creek Road.  Amster Quackenbush, a sawyer employed in John Whitcomb’s portable saw mill was engaged in feeding logs to a circular saw.  It is supposed that he used his foot to clean away the saw dust from the track on which the log carriage traveled past the saw and in doing so the trouser leg caught in the rapidly revolving saw and the limb was fractured, the body being instantly projected 10 feet in the air and in falling the head struck on the saw.  The saw cut away the top of the head on a line with the eyebrows and the man’s brains were scattered all over the premises.  The remains were removed to the undertaking rooms of W. E. Barnes in Big Flats.  The deceased was 50 years of age and is survived by a wife, daughter and two sons.  –Elmira Daily Advertiser 1/27/1902  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats)

QUACKENBUSH - Juanita E. Fasick age 75 of 53 Canal St, Big Flats died Wednesday, Sep 27 1995 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira.  She was born Jan 22 1920 in Big Flats the daughter of William and Margaret Gerow  Quackenbush.  She married Harold “Had” Fasick on March 24 1937 in Corning.  She was a member of the Big Flats United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Skinner-Ernest Memorial Post 1612 in Big Flats.  She is survived by her husband, Harold “Had” Fasick; two son and daughters-in-law, William and Rosie Fasick of Big Flats, Ronald and Carol Fasick of Elkland, PA; a daughter, Toni Fasick and companion, Jay Morales of Elmira who was also a very special friend to Juanita; 5 grandchildren, Stephen Fasick, Tami Sirois, Julie Fasick, Scott Fasick, Vicki Fasick; a great granddaughter, Susan Sirois; several nieces and nephews.  A time of visitation will be held Saturday at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats from 1-3 pm where a Memorial Service will follow at 3 pm.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.   The Leader, Corning, NY; Friday, Sep 29 1995, 6A

WILLIAM A. QUACKENBUSH, 65 of Big Flats Thursday evening Mar. 2, 1950.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM of Big Flats.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Floyd Damoth and Mrs. Harold Fasick; sisters, Mrs. W. L. Foshay, Miss Louise Quackenbush, all of Big Flats; nieces, Mrs. Lewis Reas of Big Flats and Mrs. Carleton Jackson of Elmira; nephew, Charles Link of Big Flats; five grandchildren.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. W. W. Kehler.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Masonic services will be held at the funeral home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1950

QUICK –MRS. EDITH M. (JOHN) KAHLER, 53, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday (March 25, 1934) at the family home in the Town of Big Flats after a brief illness.  The residence is located a short distance north of the Wells Bridge.  She is survived by her husband, John Kahler; a daughter, Anna E. Kahler at home; one sister, Mrs. Florence Marlatt, Washington, D.C., and four brothers, James Quick, Washington, D.C.; John R. Quick, Los Angeles; Arthur Quick, Sayre, Pa. and Leon Quick, Woodhull.  Mrs. Kahler was a member of the Big Flats Baptist Church, Big Flats Chapter, Order of Easter Star and the Big Flats Grange1106.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the family home, the Rev. Eugene VanDeventer officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  The body is in Gustin Funeral Home, Horseheads, where it will remain until this evening.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/26/1934

HARRY RADFORD, 266 of Big Flats, Monday night, Sept. 4, 1950.  Survived by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Lawrence Radford; sisters, Blanche, Virginia and Yvonne, all of Big Flats; Mrs. Grace Frost of Covington; brothers, William Radford, with the U.S. Army; Lawrence Jr., James, Richard and George, all of Big Flats.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Announcements later.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/5/1950

LAWRENCE J. RADFORD JR., age 49 of Beaver Dams, RD 7, N.Y., Wednesday, June 7, 1977.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk Lynch Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 4 p.m. the Rev. Walter G. Griffith.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Ruth Radford; sons, Lawrence J. III and Thomas, both of Horseheads, Harry, William, James and Paul, all at home; daughters, Mrs. Terry Phillips at Elmira, Miss Bonnie, Ruth, Ann, Laurie, Dawn and Brenda all at home; parents, Mr. And Mrs. Lawrence J. Radford, Sr.; brothers, James of Big Flats, Richard of Montgomery, Ala., George of Corning RD 3; sisters, Mrs. George of Corning RD 3, sisters, Mrs. Blanche Larsen, Mrs. Yevonne Quanitrane, both of Corning, Mrs. Grace Frost of Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Virginia Mace of Wellsburg, N.Y.; granddaughter, Kelly Lee Phillips of Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/8/1972

JAMES A. (AL, ABE) RAMSAY, age 80 of 214 West 9th St., Elmira Heights and 285 S. Nekoma Ave., Lake Alfred, FL, Monday, August 12, 1991.  Friends are invited to attend a Masonic Memorial Service followed by a funeral memorial service Friday, 7:30 p.m. in Oakwood United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends in the Delorme Room following services.  The Rev. Stephen R. Parr and the Rev. Matthew Hartsfield officiating.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial gifts to First United Methodist Church of Lake Alfred, FL, P.O. Box 1227, Lake Alfred, FL.  Arrangements by the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/15/1991

RANDALL - ZIMDAHL
Edith Age 87, formerly of 100 Graham Road, Ithaca, New York, died at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2006, at a nursing facility in Auburn, NY. Born September 18, 1918 in Big Flats, New York, she was a daughter of the late William and Emma (nee Robinson) Randall and the widow of Frank Zimdahl, who died December 11, 1986. Mrs. Zimdahl was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star, Lodge # 378, Big Flats, NY, Stonehedges Golf Club, Groton, NY, and attended Lansing United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Frank Jr. (Cathy) of Aurora, NY; her daughters, Patricia Donegan of Fairport, NY, Margo Zimdahl of East Syracuse, NY; her sister, Nellie Black of Big Flats, NY; her grandchildren, Kathleen (John) Ward, Susan Donegan, Andrew and Nina Zimdahl; three great-grandchilren; several nieces and nephews, including Robert (Madeline) Weaver of Big Flats, NY. Funeral services will be 11:00 o'clock in the morning on Friday at The Lansing Funeral Home, Inc. Graveside services will follow at 2:45 p.m. in Big Flats Rural Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. The family will receive friends on Thursday between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY. Contributions in memory of Mrs Zimdahl may be directed to Hospicare, 172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

RANDALL –ISABELL S. SHAUL age 76, of RD #1 Breed Hollow Road, Horseheads, NY, Wednesday, October 26, 1988 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  The Corning Women of the Moose will conduct a memorial service Friday at 7:30 pm.  Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday 11 am at the funeral home.  The Rev. Linda Slamon officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Vena May) Raplee of Catlin, NY, Mrs. Edward (Ethel) Bonham of Hornby, NY; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Marlene Shaul of Corning, NY Robert of Elmira, Edmond and Martha Faulkner of Horseheads, NY; 1 sister, Gertrude Ellison of Corning, NY; 1 brother, Zeno Randall of Elmira, NY; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews.  She was born January 3, 1912 in Rathbun, NY, daughter of James and Vena Selleck Randall.  She was married to Henry E. Shaul, who predeceased her April 12, 1984.  Mrs. Shaul was formerly employed at the Airport Restaurant.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Corning.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/27/1988

LEWIS RANDALL age 80 of Canal St., Big Flats, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1964.  Survived by daughters, Miss Mary Randall and Mrs. Mildred Moore, both of Holly, N.Y.; sons, Donald of Los Angeles, Richard of San Jose.  Body at the Phillips funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral arrangements incomplete.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1964  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

LOIS KATHERINE RANDALL, infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Randall of Binghamton and formerly of Elmira, died Sunday (Aug. 16, 1930) at 9:25 a.m.  Besides her parents she is survived by a twin sister and one brother.  A private funeral was held today at the Wilson Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/18/1930

RANDALL –MRS. SARAH L. GORTON died early this morning January 18, 1927 at her home after an illness of two weeks aged 73.  She was born in Hornby, April 23, 1853, the daughter of Morris and Caroline Coy Randall.  She married Cassius Gorton here in 1871 and had resided here since.  Mr. Gorton and several nieces and nephews survive.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home, the Rev. I. Faulk of Corning officiating.  Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/18/1927

HENRY W. RAU, 74, of Big Flats, formerly of Corning, Monday, June 25, 1951.  He was a former engineer for the State Public Works Department.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Katherine Rau; sisters; Mrs. Carl Diel of Westfield, N.J., Mrs. John Preston of Gary, Ind., Mrs. Oscar Littlefield of Bigson, Mrs. Hedwige R. Nealon and Mrs. R. C. Woods of Corning; brother, Charles Rau of Jamaica, L.I.  The body is at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/27/1951

REAS Lewis F.
Age 85 of Big Flats, NY died on Tuesday May 5, 2009. Lewis was born on May 4, 1924 in Cortland, NY the son of the late Claude and Helen Belle Scott Reas. Mr. Reas was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army. In WWII he was a Combat Medic and received a Purple Heart. He was a retired Corrugated Package Designer for Corning Inc. and Weyerhauser in Corning, NY. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Kalurah Shrine, Masons, Eastern Star, Charter member of the Big Flats Legion Post #1612, Big Flats United Methodist Church, Lifetime member of the Big Flats Fire Department. He was pre-deceased by his first wife Doris Foshay Reas and granddaughter Stacy Marie Gardner. Mr. Reas is survived by his wife Rose Ellen Weisel; children: Faye and Duane Gardner; Keith Reas; step-children: Deborah Kreidler; Edward and Stacy Hetzel; Gary and Gracie Hetzel; grandchildren: Todd and Stacy Gardner; Shawn and Nicole Gardner; Amie Gardner and Charlie Keller; step-grandchildren: Rachel and Jake; Jamie and Paul and daughter; Jason and Tiffany and children; great grandchildren: Alyssa, Kayla, Ean, Conner, Hailey Gardner; Maximus and Alexandra Keller. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday May 9, 2009 from 2 PM- 5 PM. The Big Flats Masonic Lodge #0378 and The Order of Eastern Star will hold services at 5 PM followed by a memorial service conducted by the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department. Calling hours will be held again on Sunday May 10, 2009 from 1:30-2:30 PM at the Big Flats United Methodist Church 109 Hillview Road Big Flats, NY 14814. Mr. Reas Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 PM at the Church. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY immediately following. In Lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Lewis through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830; Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 28 Big Flats, NY 14814 or to the Big Flats United Methodist Church 109 Hillview Drive Big Flats, NY 14814.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/6/2009

ARTHUR F. REASOR age 70 of Baker Hill Rd., Watkins Glen, N.Y., Saturday, June 3, 1972 after an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral home, Montour Falls, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Gary Bergh officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  He is survived by wife, Mrs. Elizabeth White Reasor; sons, Arland Reasor of Huntsville, Alabama, Arthur Reasor of Shreveport, Louisiana, Eugene P. Reasor of Watkins Glen; step-daughters, Mrs. Lyman Phillips of Lawrenceville, Penna., Mrs. Thomas Corey of Corning, Mrs. Robert Black of Corning, Mrs. Robert Turner of Long Island; step-sons, John Ripley of Watkins Glen, James Ripley of Sanford, Florida; brother, Perry Reasor of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; one niece.  Mr. Reasor was a retired farmer and member of Townsend Grange and Schulyer County Farm Bureau.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 6/4/1972

C. J. FREDERICK REASOR, 63, died Saturday morning (July 25, 1931) at the family home in the Town of Big Flats.  He was a farmer by occupation and a member of the Big Flats Baptist Church.  Mr. Reasor is survived by his widow, two sons, Arthur of Big Flats and Perry at home; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Riley of Big Flats and Mrs. Nellie Smith of Elmira.  The funeral was held in the family home, Town of Big Flats this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  The Rev. W. P. Trowbridge of Elmira officiated.  Burial was in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/1931

DANIEL REASOR, a well known farmer of the Big Flats valley died at his home near Big Flats at 2:45 o’clock this afternoon, (Aug. 1, 1904) aged 81 years.  Mrs. Reasor was one of the oldest residents of the valley, having taken up his life there in 1849.  He leaves a widow, five sons and one daughter, as follows; Mrs. Peter Millspaugh, Frank, J. Fee and Fred Reasor all of Big Flats; William E. Reasor of Addison and Oscar Reasor of Elmira.  The funeral will be held from the house on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.  Interment in Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 8/1/1904

REASOR –MRS. EUGENIA REASOR RILEY, 81 of Big Flats, Tuesday, May 3, 1949.  Widow of Albert Riley.  Survived by nieces, Mrs. Edward Monks of Pine City, Miss Eleanor Smith of Elmira; nephews, Arthur Reasor of Watkins Glen, Perry Reasor of Big Flats.  Body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where funeral will be held Thursday 2 p.m.  Rev. Floyd E. Hendershot.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/1949

GEORGE REASOR, 70 of Big Flats, Saturday, Aug. 4, 1956.  He had been a life-long resident of Big Flats and retired in 1953 from the New York Central Railroad.  Survived by wife, Maude; son, Raymond Manwaring of Elmira; sister, Helen Reasor of Elmira, brother, Grant of Big Flats.  The body is at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends may call tonight and Monday afternoon and evening and where funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James W. Barrett.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/651956

REASOR –MRS. IRENE R. (J. CAMERON) PETERMAN of 1507 Lake Street died at the family home early Monday (March 14, 1932) afternoon a victim of strychnine poisoning.  Mrs. Peterman is survived by her husband, J. Cameron Peterman; a son, J. Cameron Peterman Jr.; her father, William Reasor of Big Flats.  The remains repose at the Wilson Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. C. C. Roszell will officiate.  Burial in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/16/1932

REASOR –MRS. MARTHA ELLIOTT, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1935 at 11:50 p.m. at the home of her son, Burr Elliott at Big Flats.  She had been ill three years.  Mrs. Elliott was born Feb. 27, 1851 at Big Flats a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reason.  In 1873 she became the wife of A. W. Elliott.  Nearly her entire life had peen passed in Big Flats.  She was a member of the Big Flats M. E. Church and the Ladies Aid Society of that parish.  Mrs. Elliott is survived by her son, Burr; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Keller of Big Flats and several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/29/1935

REASOR –MRS. NELLIE REASOR SMITH, 72 of 1015 Lake St., Monday, Jan. 10, 1940, widow of L. LeGrande Smith.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Edward C. Monks of Pine City, Miss Eleanor D. Smith of Pine City; two grandsons; two great-granddaughters; sister, Mrs. Eugenia Riley of Big Flats.  Body is at the Davis Funeral Home where funeral will be held Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1949

WILLIAM R. REDFIELD of 721 Kenyon St. this morning, Nov. 1, 1954.  He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Edna Green of Elmira one niece and one nephew.  The body is at the Davis Funeral Home Funeral announcements later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1954

STANLEY L. REED SR. age 61 of 3498 Reasor Hollow Rd., Big Flats suddenly Monday, April 22, 1985 at home.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A Masonic Memorial Service will be held 8 p.m. Thursday.  Funeral service to be held Friday 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Walter Griffith officiating.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, M. Sophia Reed; 2 daughters, Diana Arnold of Erin, Amy Jo Markle of Big Flats; 1 son, Stanley L. Reed, Jr. of Big Flats; sister, Arlene Schoonover of Addison; 3 brothers, Wesley Reed of Sayre, Pa, Roland Reed of Mayfield KY, Terry Reed of Burdett; 9 grandchildren; several niece3s and nephews.  He was born March 11, 1924 in Elmira, the son of Colie and Hazel Wood Reed.  He married the former M. Sophia Wing.  He was retired from the Corning Glass Works after 40 years of service.  He was a member of the Big Flats Lodge F. & A.M. #378, the Cameron Mills Eastern Star and the Disabled American Veterans U.S. Jack Swan #13, Horseheads.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/1985

REHN –RUTH R. MATTISON age 74 of 406 Park Ave., South Corning Thursday, August 3, 1989.  She was born in Gotenburg, Sweden September 29, 1914, daughter of Gustav and Signe Mueller Rehn.  She was married to John E. Mattison, Sr., he predeceased her in 1985.  She was the co-owner of the South Corning Laundry from 1946 to 1978.  She was a Veteran of the Women’s Army Corp. serving during WW II.  Survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, John Jr. and Sheila Mattison of New Port News, VA and James and Connie Mattison of Corning; 1 daughter, Mrs. Clay (Kathy) Bartholow of Crystal, MN; 1 sister, Mae Stenman of Nineva, NY; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held at the Emanuel Lutheran Church Monday 11 am.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1989

FRANK RELYEA, 98, Sunday, Apr. 18, 1943 at 1 a.m. at home of daughters, Mrs. Theodore Holmes and Mrs. Jennie Haight, Owego.  Two sons, Harold of Binghamton and Clair of Sedro Woodley, Washington also survive.  Funeral at Hilton Funeral home, Big Flats Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Lillian Chapman officiating.  Burial in Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/1943

HAROLD F. RELYEA, 58 of 1216 Hillside Dr., Vestal, formerly of Elmira, Friday, Sept. 14, 1956.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Helen E. Relyea; sons, Robert W. and James R. of Owego; brother, Clair of Washington, D.C.; sister, Mrs. Jennie Haight of Owego.  Body at George H. Scholderer Funeral Home, Binghamton where friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 9:30 a.m.  Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/15/1956

RELYEA –MRS. MABEL L. HOLMES, 71 of 3 Academy St., Owego, Saturday, Oct. 31, 1953.  She was the widow of Theodore L. Holmes, an Owego feed dealer.  Survived by sister, Mrs. Jennie R. Haight of Owego; brothers, Clair V. Relyea of Kent, Wash. and Harold F. Relyea of Vestal; nephews, Robert W. Relyea and James R. Relyea of Owego; niece, Mrs. Homer McElreath of Auburn, Wash.  The body is at the Estey & Munroe Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego where friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Edgar Frank.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/1/1953

FREDERICK E. REYNOLDS age 78 of Southport Towers, Elmira, NY, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1987 unexpectedly at home.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held there Saturday at 10 am. Rev. Keith Havercamp will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  The family will provide their own flowers in lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in his memory.  He is predeceased by his first wife, Kathryn in 1978.  Survived by wife, Stella; son, Lester B. Brown of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Debra Wylie of Elmira, NY, Lester R. Brown Jr. of Bath, NY; great grandson, Patrick Pritchard of Elmira, NY; sister, Grace Rogers of Corning, NY; sister-in-law, Doris Good of Presho, NY; several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Mr. Reynolds owned and operated the Reynolds-Wright News Stand in Corning, NY until his retirement in 1971.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/18/1987

HOWARD N. REYNOLDS, 71, of 3357 Hibbard Road, Horseheads, N.Y. died Thursday Feb. 28, 1991 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Reynolds was predeceased by his wife Florence Canfield Reynolds in August 1978 and by two sisters Pauline Viselli and Edith Brown.  Mr. Reynolds was the son of Howard F. and Alice Cragg Reynolds.  He is survived by his daughters, Alice Nave of Elmira Heights and Ernestine (Cecil) Kneller of Wyalusing; grandchildren – Terry Reynolds; Tara Nave: Kathy Jo, Leslie and David Kneller; sister, Ellen J. Schmucker of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and a good friend, Mary H. Reynolds of Geneva, N.Y.  Mr. Reynolds was a member of the Flint Glass Workers Union, Big Flats American Legion Post No. 1612, Loyal Order of Moose and the NRA.  He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Slater officiating.  Interment will be at the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.  –Towanda Daily Review.

REYNOLDS James "Jim" Paul
James "Jim" Paul Reynolds, age 64, of Elyria, OH died Monday, April 5, 2010 at home. Jim was born April 5, 1946 in Buffalo, NY. He is the son of late Paul and Mae (Scardato) Reynolds. He married Doris Palmer on May 24, 1966 in Caton, NY. Jim was employed by Whitcomb Ford in NY and Car Dealership In Elyria, OH as a Sales Manager. He was a member of the Pine Valley Baptist Church while living in New York, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Elyria, in Elyria, OH. Jim was also an avid NASCAR fan. He is survived by his wife: Doris (Palmer) Reynolds, two daughters: Brenda (David) Mayo, Diana (Kurt) Brown, and Six Grandchildren. Along with his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brother, John Reynolds. Calling Hours will be held Saturday April 10, 2010 from 10 am – Noon at the Maple Ave Baptist Church in Elmira, NY with a service to follow. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY on April 10, 2010 at 1:30pm. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baptist Church Planters 36830 Royalton Road, Grafton, OH 44044. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 8, 2010

RAY C. RHINEHART age 85 of East Corning Road, Corning, unexpectedly, Sunday Nov. 7, 1971.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. with the Rev. Woodrow Wilmer.  Survived by wife, Bertha E. Storch Rhinehart; daughters, Mrs. Harry Frankfather of Corning and Mrs. Carl Hughes of Rochester; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.  He was 33rd degree mason of the Big Flats Lodge No. 378 for 63 years and was a member of the consistory.  The fire station of East Corning was dedicated to him in 1970.  He was a supervisor of the Town of Corning for 30 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1971  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats)

HENRY P. RHOADES, one of the best known residents of Big Flats, died this morning (Oct. 13, 1918) at 1 o’clock at the family home in that place of a brief illness of influenza and pneumonia aged thirty-two years.  He was a member of the Big Flats Lodge No. 378, F. & A. M., Cashmere Grotto, No. 11, M.O.V.P.E.R. of this city and the Big Flats Grange.  The decedent is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Hannah Rhoades; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Trimber of Elmira, Mrs. Fanny Peterson and Mrs. Louise Bottcher, of Big Flats; six brothers, Timothy of Elmira, Edwin, Walter, Thomas, Jeremiah and Charles of Big Flats.  The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 10 a.m. and will be private.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/13/1918

CHARLES W. RHODES of 2310 W. River Rd., Town of Big Flats, suddenly at home, Sunday, December21, 1969.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m. from the Big Flats Presbyterian Church, Rev. Marcy Punnett officiating.  Interment Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Viola Foshay Rhodes; sister, Mrs. Louise Bottcher; brother, Jerry  Rhodes, both of Big Flats.  He was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge of Big Flats No. 378.  Masonic services will be held in Big Flats December 30, 1900.  The son of Jerry Rhodes and Hanna Peterson.  He married Vila Foshay on October 17, 1934 in Big Flats and was a life-long resident of Big Flats, 33 year veteran of Corning Glass Works.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/22/1969

RHODES –MRS. FANNY RHODES PETERSON, 62 of Big Flats died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 30, 1942 after an extended illness.  She leaves her husband, Lars; three sons, Clifford and Leroy of Big Flats and Herbert of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Louise Bottcher of Big Flats; six brothers, Ed, Thomas, Jerry and Charles Rhodes of Big Flats, Timothy B. Rhodes of Elmira and Walter of Hammondsport and nine grandchildren.  She was a member of Big Flats Grange 1106 and of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats and late this afternoon will be taken to the home of Leroy Peterson where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Lillian Chapman will officiate.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/1/1942

RHODES Frank W. Age 88, of Harris Hill, died peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Frank was born in 1916, the son of John Thomas and Irene Marsh Rhodes, and lived on the family Century Farm, which he worked for more than 50 years. He married the former Mavis Ellen Wheeler in 1938, and together they raised four children. Mavis and their son, Charles, predeceased Frank. Surviving are his daughters, Rita Rhodes Kapron (Felix) and Nancy Beardslee (Roger); and his son, Frank (Claire). Also surviving are three grandsons, Zennon Kapron, Brett Beardslee, and Christopher Rhodes. Frank was a lifelong member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church. In keeping with Frank's wishes, the family will hold a private graveside ceremony at the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at 2 p.m. Memorials in Frank's name may be directed to the Big Flats Presbyterian Church, 95 Main St., Big Flats, NY 14814, in care of Rev. Rick Price. Hills Funeral Home is assisting the family

ALFRED G. RICHARDS, 43 of the Town of Big Flats died at 5 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 1940.  He leaves his wife; his mother, Mrs. Hannah Richards, Big Flats; four sons, Robert, Dewey, Alfred J. and Phillip at home; two brothers, Charles, Corning and Dewey, Big Flats.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where the funeral will be at 2 p.m., EST.  The Rev. O. H. Travis will officiate.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1940

CHARLES A. RICHARDS of RD 3, Corning Sunday, Aug. 1, 1965.  Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, South Corning where friends may call Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., the Rev. Leland Southard.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Louise Richards; daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Scouten of RD 3, Corning.  He was a retired tank operator for Corning Glass Works; born in Big Flats July 8, 1897.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/1965

 

RICHARDS Eleanor L. "Rainy" Richards WATSON,

Age 75 of Zephyrhills, FL, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY died on Wednesday June 5, 2013. She is survived by her husband William (Bill) Watson, a daughter Cindylou (Mark) Scott; sons: Terry and David Butts; sister: BettyAnn (Lauren) Witter; brothers: James Richards (Fran); Gerald (Nancy) Richards; 5 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A Graveside service will be held on Friday July 12, 2013 at 1 PM at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. The Rev. Alex Rufter will officiate. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.  Star Gazette – July 9, 2013

 

RICHARDS Scott Allen Age 42, of Decatur, IL, formerly of Big Flats, died Wednesday, August 17, 2005, at the Tennessee Valley Health Care in Nashville, TN. He was born March 27, 1963 in Elmira, the son of Gerald and Sylvia Resue Richards. Scott was a Staff Sergeant serving in the U.S. Army for 15 years, seeing three tours of duty to Germany and Kuwait. He served his country in Desert Storm. He was an active lobbyist for trappers in Illinois. He is survived by his mother, Sylvia Smith of Painted Post; his father, Gerald (Nancy) Richards of Big Flats; a daughter, Valerie Richards of Jacksonville, NC; a brother, Gerald Richards, Jr. of Elmira Heights; five stepbrothers, Larry (Ann) Smith of Campbell, Darrell (Linda) Smith of Louisville, KY, Guy Ryerson of San Mateo, CA, Michael (Maria) Ryerson of Hayward, CA, Donald Ryerson of Seattle, WA; a nephew, Chad Richards; a niece, Jennifer Mandell; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; special friends, Donna and Donna Marie Maguet, and Herman of IL; as well as numerous special friends in Big Flats, NY. Family and friends may call at Carpenter's Funeral Homes, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow visitation at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Gary McCaslin officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will be held Thursday, August 25, 2005, at 2 p.m. in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Memorial donations may be directed to Scott's father, Gerald, to be put towards Valerie's future education.

ALBERT W. RILEY well known Town of Big Flats farmer died at the Corning Hospital at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 1935 after several months illness.  Mr. Riley was born in Big Flats Sept. 17, 1871, the son of William and Phoebe Hurd Riley.  He was united in marriage with Miss Eugenia Reasor on Feb. 25, 1899.  Mrs. Riley survives.  Deceased was a member of the Big Flats Baptist Church and although he attained prominence in his community, he never affiliated with any fraternal organizations or active political groups.  Besides his widow he leaves a number of cousins.  The body has been removed to the Stover Funeral Home where friends may call.  Funeral will be held from the Big Flats Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Eugene VanDeventer officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/8/1935

EZRA ROBBINS, 38, of Latta Brook Rd. Sunday, Jan. 14, 1945.  Survived by brothers, Harry of Latta Brook Rd., Lawrence of RD 1 Elmira, George of Lowman; sisters, Mrs. Robert Shaw of RD 1 Elmira, Mrs. Floyd Travis of Lowman, Mrs. Ray Naylor of Lockwood; several nieces and nephews.  Body is at Ballard Funeral Home where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Leonard Basford.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/15/1945

JOHN B. ROBENOLT JR. age 22 of 56 Main St., Corning, Saturday, Jan. 25, 1964.  He was a trucker.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lora Arnold Robernolt; son, Christopher at home; parents Mrs. And Mrs. John B. Robernolt Sr. of Corning; sister, Miss Sylvia Robernolt of Corning; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Permelia Wilson of Corning; paternal grandmother; Mrs. Emilie Robernolt of Corning.  Body at Stover Funeral home, Corning.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Anthony J. Pagley.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1964

ROBERTS Gordon H. "Smokey"
Age 79, of Terrace Street, Wellsburg, NY, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the funeral home with Reverend James Carr officiating. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. "Smokey", as he was affectionately known, was born February 27, 1930 in North Chemung, NY, son of the late James H. "Harry" and Gladys (Roseback) Roberts. He attended area schools and was married to the late Beatrice Fitzsimmons who predeceased him on January 17, 1997. Smokey was retired from Dalrymple Gravel & Contracting Company where he worked construction for many years. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family, friends and the Wellsburg community. His memberships included the Ridgebury Sportsman Club, Elmira Elks Lodge BPOE #62, Big Flats Masonic Lodge #378 F&AM and the Grotto. Survivors include his four children, Linda and Gerald Patchen of Elmira, NY, Diane and Thomas Smith of Bentley Creek, PA, Fred and Barbara Roberts of Wellsburg, NY, Ginney Lou and Ronald Strope of Pine City, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglass and Bernadette Roberts of Wellsburg, NY, Francis Roberts of OK, Rodney and Beverly Roberts of Corning, NY, Sidney Roberts of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Virginia Connelly of Horseheads, NY; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Roberts of Big Pond, PA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Smokey was predeceased by his loving wife, Beatrice, on January 17, 1997; his son, Merrell Roberts on December 2, 2005; brothers, James "Burr" Roberts and Stanley Roberts. Memorials are directed to the Faulk Cancer Center, or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905-9984.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/9/2009

 

ROBERTS Nancy E. Jackson

Age 88, of Big Flats, died after a brief illness Sept. 9, 2013. Nancy was born in Plymouth, PA to Gladstone and Elizabeth Roberts. She was predeceased in 2010 by her husband, Alford. Her surviving family includes her daughter and sons, Janice Jackson, also of Big Flats, NY, David Jackson of Spencer, NY and Daniel Jackson of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Tom, Tim and Aaron Jackson; step-grandchildren, Mark, Brian and David Bieberich; great-grandchildren, Anna and Alexa Bieberich; brother-in-law, Robert Jackson of Benton, PA. She was also predeceased by her 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Together with her husband, they were founding members of the Community Wesleyan Church and active there on their board and singing in the choir. Family and friends are invited to call at the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, from 1-3:00 p.m. Her service will follow there in church at 3:00 p.m. Burial service will follow in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Expressions of sympathy may also be directed to the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette – September 12, 2013

 

RODBOURNE Richard T.

Age 60, of North Park Terrace in Big Flats, died after a brief illness on Tues. Feb. 8, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Richard was born July 12, 1950 a son to the late Charles and Helen (Hammond) Rodbourne. He was predeceased by his daughter, Emily Rodbourne Feb. 5, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Mathews) Rodbourne; daughter, Sara Rodbourne of Ithaca, NY; brother, David (Marcie) Rodbourne of Edina, MN; brother-in-law, Kent (Pamela) Balcom of Virginia; in-laws, Donald (Frances) Balcom of Kissimmee, FL, Norman (Marion) Mathews of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews and many close and caring friends. Richard was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Air Force. He was retired from the maintenance department at Elmira College. He enjoyed the outdoors, astronomy and always a cold beer with friends and family. Those family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday Feb. 10, 2011 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His service will take place on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Burial service will take place in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY at the convenience of his family.  Star Gazette – February 9, 2011

 

ROBERT R. ROGERS age 71 of 1113 Airport Rd., Horseheads, NY unexpectedly on Thursday, October 24, 1985.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Horseheads Lodge #364 F. & A.M. will hold memorial services there on Saturday at 7:30 p.  Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Walter G. Griffith will officiate.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Mr. Rogers is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mrs. Wanda (Kleese) Rogers; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Jean of Brockport, NY, Ronney and Carol of Safety Harbor, FL; grandchildren, Mrs. Faith Rogers-Aubel and Steven, Karen, Ronney and Randy Rogers; 1 niece and 1 nephew.  Mr. Rogers attended the American Baptist Church in Big Flats.  Bob was a retired proprietor of Roger’s Floor Maintenance Service, Inc. and had also operated what was formerly Newton’s Restaurant in Pine Valley and he was a member of Horseheads Lodge #364 F. & A.M.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/26/1985

ROBINSON –MRS. FANNIE MAY (I. O.) VANKURIN, 43, late of Big Flats, died Saturday night (Feb. 3, 1934) at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mahee at Athens, Pa.  Mrs. VanKurin was born in Waverly in 18990, the daughter of Rufus and Maria VanGorder Robinson.  She resided in Waverly for 18 years, then moved to Big Flats, where she spent the remainder of her life.  In 1910 she was united in marriage to I. O. VanKurin of Big Flats.  Mrs. VanKurin is survived by her husband; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Randall of Big Flats and Mrs. Eva. Ellis of Elizabeth, N.J., several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the OES of Big Flats.  The funeral was held in the family home in Big Flats this afternoon.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1934

ROBINSON –MRS. NELLIE ELLIOTT, 69, DIED Friday at the family home, 161 East Third Street, Corning.  Mrs. Elliott was born in Woodhull, Aug. 13, 1864 the daughter of Arthur and Sarah Chapman Robinson.  She was married 35 years ago to William D. Elliott, who died 10 years ago.  Twenty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Elliott moved from Big Flats to Corning, where Mrs. Elliott has since resided.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Stella Hoaglin of Corning; a sister, Mrs. Melissa VanGorder of Horseheads; two grandsons, John Hoaglin and Charles English, both of Corning; two great-grandsons and several nephews and nieces.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 o’clock at the family home.  The Rev. G. F. Johnson Jr. of Corning will officiate.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1934

ROE –MRS. HAZEL P. GRAY age 80 of Asheville, N.C., formerly of Elmira Heights, Sunday, June 28, 1981.  Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 t0 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon M. Williams officiating.  She is survived by a son, Arthur Gray of Asheville; daughters, Mrs. Betty Mitcheltree of Rochester, NY and Mrs. Beatrice Cardone and Mrs. Mary Beardslee both of Elmira; a brother, Leon Roe of Breesport; sisters, Mrs. Mildred Stephens of Rochester, Mrs. Goldie Crain and Mrs. Beatrice Addley both of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She was a retired employee of the Eclipse Machine Co. and a former proprietor of the Costume Shop in Elmira Heights.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/30/1981  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.)

FORREST W. ROLAND, age 80 of 310 Woodview Ave., Corning, Saturday, Oct. 31, 1964.  He was a retired foreman in the Pressware Plant of Corning Glass Works, member of  Christ Episcopal Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Catherine Roland; son, Forrest Jr. of Corning; daughters, Mrs. Dorothy O’Neill of Corning, Mrs. Vincent Costa of Fayettesville, N.Y.; brothers, Raymond of Catonsville, Md., Harry of Texas; sister, Mrs. William Cunningham of Coopers; five grandchildren.  Body at Poland Funeral Home.  Calling hours tonight 7 to 9 and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. William Howard.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/1/1964

ROMAINE –MRS. STELLA HOAGLIN, 57 of 113 Fox St. died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 1941.  She formerly resided in Corning but came to Elmira 18 months ago to operate a rooming house.  She was born in Lindley, the daughter of William and Nellie Robinson Romaine.  She was a member of the Corning Baptist Church.  She leaves a son, John R. of Campbell and two grandchildren, Richard and Donald Hoaglin.  The body was removed to the Stover Funeral Home, Corning where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1941

WENDELL L. ROOT, 80, of 198 Dodge Ave., Corning, Saturday, Oct. 5, 1957.  He was a car inspector for the New York Central Railroad; member of Christ Episcopal Church, Corning.  Survived by son, John W. of Corning; grandson, David B. Root.  Body at Phillips Funeral home, Corning.  Funeral there today at 11 a.m., the Rev. Roger Alling.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 10/8/1957

ROSE –MRS. DELLA ROSE HOOEY, 74 of Big Flats died at an Elmira hospital at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1941.  She is survived by her husband, William Hooey; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Youngs, Elmira Heights and Mrs. Maude Brown and Miss Cora Hooey of Horseheads; two sons, Charley of Elmira Heights and Stanley of Horseheads; two sisters, Mrs. Roxana Smith of Hector and Mrs. Edith Hamilton of Chambers; a brother, Bela Rose of Chambers.  The body is in the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral arrangements later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/2/1941 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

REV. GUY B. ROSE age 82 of Troupsburg, N.Y., Friday, September 3, 1965.  Friends may call at the family home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Monday at 1 p.m. in Troupsburg Methodist Church, the Rev. Burdette Howe.  Burial in Big Flats (Rural Home Cemetery).  Funeral arrangements by H. P. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Woodhull.  Survived by sons, Howard J. Rose of Malverne, N.Y., Wilbur D. Rose of Mystic, Conn.; daughter, Mrs. Thelma pike of Malverne; step-sons, Donald White of Addison, Lee P. White of Bath; four grandchildren.  He was a member of Troupsburg Methodist Church and McClelland Lodge F&AM.  –Elmira Telegram 5/9/1965

OSCAR ROTHFUSE.  The funeral will be held in the family home at East Corning, Tuesday (July 28, 1931) at 3 p.m.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Friends kindly omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/1931

ROTHWELL –MRS. LENORE RANDALL, 68 of 572 Robinson St. Sunday, dec. 10, 1961.  She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Survived by husband, Harry Randall; stepson, Gerald Harry Randall; stepson, Gerald Harry Randall; sisters, Mrs. Bess Newkirk of New York City, Mrs. Mabel Maxwell of Rosement, Pa., Mrs. Vivian Ferris of Elmira; brother, Steven Rothwell of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home.  Calling hours Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Henry Strock.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/11/1961

ROWLEY –MRS. MARY ADELL KING, 86, of Caton Thursday, Feb. 23, 1950.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Lillian Short of Little Marsh, Pa., Mrs. Eva Harris and Mrs. Nettie Hurd both of Caton and Mrs. Cearoral Long of Corning; son, Clifford King of Lindley; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 3 nieces and 2 nephews.  The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call today from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Saturday 2 p.m.  The Rev. Earl Winters.  Burial at (Rural Home Cemetery) Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1950

LEWIS MCHENRY ROY age 66 of 425 Fairway Ave. Sunday, April 24, 1966.  Friends may call at the Holly Keck Funeral Home  Tuesday 2to 44 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday 11 a.m., the Rev. Gordon Mattice.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Pearl Peterson Roy; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lois) Satterlee of Horseheads and Miss Clara L. Roy of North Syracuse, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Earl (Mildred) Peterson of Pine City; two grandchildren, James and Brenda Lou Satterlee, both of Horseheads.  He was a member  of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church, former employee of Newtown Motor Corp. and a member of Ivy Lodge No. 397, F & AM.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/25/1966

RUGGLES –EVA A. JORDAN age 79 of RD 3 Gorton Road, Corning, Saturday, November 15, 1980 at Corning Hospital.  Friends may call at the Stover Funeral home Sunday 7 to 9 and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral Tuesday 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Albert Horning officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by her husband, William; three sons, Robert Jordan of Savono, Richard Jordan of Corning, James Jordan of Rochester; daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Mabel) Merrill and Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Morter Jr. of Gibson; brother, Veryl Ruggles; 25 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Lindley Baptist Church.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/16/1980

 

RUMMINGS Mildred E. Hill

Age 78 of Horseheads, NY. She was born January 10, 1934 in Elmira, daughter of the late Henry and Eva (Lucas) Rummings and died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Gerald V. Hill on June 26, 2000; brothers William, Henry and Albert Rummings; sister Margaret Hess. Millie is survived by her brothers and sister-in-law Robert A. and Mary Rummings; Glen Rummings all of Elmira; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Lora and Roy Palmer of Big Flats, Alice and Dean Montgomery of NC, Lester and Pat Hill of Horseheads, Vern and Chris Hill of Elmira and Arland Hill of Thailand along with several nieces and nephews; special friends Betty Townley, Rita Acker and Ona Lee Delaney. Millie was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Millport. She was "Aunt Millie" and "Gamma Millie" to everyone. Millie had an outgoing and bubbly personality. She was a friend to all and for many years, was a caregiver for several people in the area. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 2 to 4 pm. Her funeral service will follow at 4 pm. Pastor Jack Deyo will officiate. Committal service and interment will take place in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats on Monday, May 7th at 10 am. Flowers are acceptable, those wishing may remember Millie through donations to New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 154, Millport, NY 14864.  Star Gazette – May 4, 2012

 

EARL RUSS age 64 of Wilson St., Big Flats, Saturday, Dec. 14, 1963.  He had been manager of Max L. Russ Auto Parts in Corning for 35 years.  Survived by son, Lee Russ of Big Flats; daughter, Mrs. Frank W. Martin of Raleigh, N.C.; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Mayer of Hornell, Mrs. Lawrence Howard of Addison; brothers, Clinton and William, both of Addison.  Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Corning.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 11 a.m. the Rev. William Whitefield.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/16/1963

PATRICK RYAN, about 50, formerly of Utica, Thursday, May 1956 in Elmira.  There are no known survivors.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m., the Rev. James W. Barrett of the Big Flats Methodist Church.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/1956
 

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