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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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TAPIO - WEBB- Webb, Mrs Clara Amelia Age 77, of Horseheads RD 1. Sunday, Aug. 30, 1964. Survived by daughters, Mrs Violet Snyder, Mrs Bernice Scriven both of Corning; Sons Melvin, Leslie and James, all of Horseheads, Roy of Corning; sisters; Mrs. Marcella Simons of Cour d'Alene, Idaho, Mrs. Esther Tenney of Duluth, Minn. Mrs. Mary Hakkalo of Bessemer, Mich. Miss Martha Tapio of Minn.; Brothers. The Rev. Christian Tapio of Iron River, Mich. Elmer, Levi both of Eicho, Wis. Irvin of Seal, Wash, Archie of Dassel, Minn. ;24 grandchildren; four great grandchildren. Body at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats. Calling hours; today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m. Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

HARRY H. TAYLOR, 84 of Big Flats, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1957.  He was a member of Big Flats Presbyterian Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Harriet Carpenter Taylor; sister, Miss Louella Taylor of Elmira.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Benjamin Klauser, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/23/1957

MISS LEONA TAYLOR.  The funeral will be held Wednesday (June 17, 1931) at 2 p.m. at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Charles Stonematch in Big Flats.  The Rev. Harrison W. Lewis will officiate.  Burial in Big Flats Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/16/1931

MISS LEONA TAYLOR of 408 West Church Street died this morning (June 15, 1931) at 10 o’clock after a brief illness.  She was proprietress of the Inter-Hotel Coffee Shop, 108 West Market Street.  She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor of Sonora; two sisters, Katherine, who was associated with her in business and Mrs. Sherry Sherwood of Rochester; two brothers, Louis W. and William D., of Sonora.  The remains repose in the McInery & O’Dea Funeral home and late Tuesday will be removed to the home of her aunt, Mrs. Charles Stonematch in Big Flats.  Funeral announcement later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/15/1931 (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)

ORSON N. TAYLOR, 86 of 246 Glenwood Ave., Elmira Heights, Friday, Oct. 19, 1962.  He was a member of the Universal Spiritualist Church of Elmira; a retired employee of Eclipse Machine Division of Bendix Corp.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Beeman Besley of Elmira Heights; nephews, Fred Carmon of Elmira Heights, Ben Carmon of Waverly; nieces, Miss Ethel Coventry of Elmira, Mrs. Jay Hilliker of Waverly.  Body at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Pauline C. Hamm.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1962

WILLIAM H. TEETERS SR. age 70 of 67 Goff Rd., Teeters Trailer Court, East Corning, Sunday, December 10, 1967.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday 11 a.m.  The Rev. Lewis Newkirk.  Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Mabel; daughter, Mrs. Peggy Jean Hughes; son, William Jr.; granddaughter, Michele Hughes, all of 67 Goff Rd.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Electric City, Washington, Big Flats Masonic Lodge #78 and the Corning Consistory.  He was the owner and operator of Teeter’s Trailer Court and an operating engineer on construction.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/11/1967

TERWILLIGER –HELEN M. (HAMBLIN) FAIRBROTHER age 90, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Campbell, NY, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on January 22, 1924 in Westfield, PA to the late Melville and Lula (Benn) Terwilliger. Helen is survived by her husband, John Fairbrother of Elmira; sons, Garry (Donna) Metcalf of Valrico, FL, Dean (Catherine) Metcalf of Rocky Mount, NC and Robert (Charlotte) Hamblin of Sayre, PA; daughter, Sheree (James) Gauss of Campbell, NY; step-children, James Fairbrother of Olpe, KS and Diana Davis of Mountain Home, AR; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen worked for many years as a nurse's aide at Corning Hospital. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/29/2014

OSCA G. THAYER, 78, a long time and respected resident of Catlin, died earl Wednesday morning, Mar. 3, 1937 at the home of his son, Robert Thayer at Johnson Hollow following an extended illness.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maude York of Ramsey, N.J., Miss Irene Thayer of Binghamton; five sons, Warren of Catlin, Frank of Elmira Heights, Ralph of Elmira, Douglas of Greenwood, N.Y., Robert of the Town of Catlin; five grandchildren.  The body is in the Matthews & VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1937

 

THEETGE John Claude "Jack"

Age 85 of Moss Hill Rd. Horseheads died on Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012 very unexpectedly. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Jones Theetge; Daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and Larry Morgan of Horseheads whom he also loved as a son. Sisters, Rosalie Vondracek of Cayuta, Marian Morgan of Prior Lake, MN, special nephew, Milford Doland. Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Charlotte and Ted Jacobus, Harold and Anna Jones, Barbara and Walter Johnson, Warren Austin, Kathleen and Thomas Johnson and several nieces and nephews and many friends including, Special friends Bob and Loretta Feichtner and their children. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Joanna Enderle Theetge; In-laws, Kenneth and Helen Branch Jones; Sisters, Elizabeth Austin and Helen (Francis) Smith; brother, Harold (Mildred) Theetge, Brothers-in-law, Paul Jones, George Vondracek, Donald Morgan. Jack was a World War II Veteran of the US Army and often talked of his time in Germany. Jack was a master Pattern Maker having retired from Ingersoll Rand after 33 years of service. He would have received his 61 year pin in March. Nothing made Jack happier than to be working with his hands creating heirlooms and taking care of his family. There was nothing he wouldn't do to help those he loved. Family an friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S,. Main St. Horseheads on Sunday December 30, 2012 from 1-3:00 pm where his service will also be celebrated at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:00 pm. The Rev. Richard Hack will officiate. In lieu of flowers those wishing may also remember Jack with memorials to Lighthouse Baptist Church 209 Gardner Rd. Horseheads NY 14845. Burial service with military honors will take place in Rural Home Cemetery.  Star Gazette – December 28, 2012

 

THOMAS Allen LeRoy

Age 68, of Erin, NY, went to be with our Lord and Savior on December 13, 2005 at home surrounded by his loving family. He bore his cross with grace, honor, and dignity during a five-month challenge with severe pain and disability due to a rapidly growing bone cancer. Allen was the second child and only son born to Myra Bennett and Harold Thomas on January 9, 1937. Allen was the grandson of William and Emma Thomas and Jacob and Myra Bennett. Allen graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1954. During his high school years, he was a member of the wrestling team coached by Marty Harrigan. He then served in the US Air Force for four years. He was recalled to service as a reservist, serving in Germany in 1961. He served as a communications specialist in the Air Force, as well as being educated as an engineer. He was employed as an engineer in many foreign countries, as well as many states in the USA. Allen enjoyed hunting, golfing, was a fan of the Giants football team, and the Yankees baseball team. One of his special loves was his Bassett hound, Claire Belle, whom he treated like a baby. Claire Belle misses Allen and is confused by his absence from the home. Allen is survived by his childhood sweetheart, friend, and companion, Kathleen (Kitty) Harvey of Erin; her children and grandchildren; and her mother, Ruth Howard. Also surviving is Allen's mother, Myra Thomas of North Chemung; his son, Robert Coffman of Honeoye, NY; grandsons that he was so proud of, Shawn and Ryan Coffman of Honeoye; sisters, Myra (Beth) Morris of North Chemung, RoyAnn Rogerson of Niskayuna; four nieces; ten great-nieces; one great-nephew; aunt, Elsie Thomas of Chemung; several cousins, friends, and neighbors. Allen was predeceased by his wife, JoAnn; father, Harold Thomas; nephew, Craig Elston; and great-nephew, Joshua Moore. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Monday, December 19, 2005, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m., with funeral service immediately following at 8 p.m. Pastor Anne Mowery will celebrate the services. Burial will be in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may leave a "Candle of Remembrance" for the family at www.olthof.com. Allen's family wish to thank Dr. Roberta Johnson; Dr. Krueger at the Falck Cancer Center; and Amy Chrabaszcz, social worker at the Falck Cancer Center; for the kindness, compassion, and care shown to Allen and Kathleen and their family during his illness. Also a thank you to relatives, friends, neighbors, and the Olthof Funeral Home staff for the concern and support given the family. A special thank you for "growing up sidekick in mischief," Virginia Connelly of Horseheads. "CATCH YOU LATER, AL."

ARTHUR W. THOMAS age 89, formerly of Owen Hollow Rd., Big Flats, died Sunday, February 11, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Arthur was born August 3, 1911 in Snedekerville, PA the son of Walter A. and Cora B. Townsend Thomas.  He worked as a carpenter and belonged to the Local 532 Union for over 50 years.  He was a member of the Big Flats Historical Society and Chemung Valley Senior Citizens.  Arthur is survived by his sons; Richard Thomas, Philip Thomas, both of Elmira, NY; daughter, Clara Wishneska of Elmira, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, Louise Thomas and a daughter, Delores Wood.  Family and friends are invited to call at Hills funeral Home, 69 Main St., Big Flats on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Price officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may direct memorial donations to the Big Flats Historical Society, 258 Hibbard Rd., Big Flats, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CHARLES THOMAS, 92, a resident of Big Flats since 1877, died Monday, Nov. 9, 1936 at the family home.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hannah Richards of Big Flats, four sons, Alfred, Hiram, George and Walter Thomas, all of Big Flats; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.  Prayer service at the family home, Friday, 1:30 p.m.  Funeral in Big Flats Baptist Church 2 p.m. Rev. Eugene Van Devender; Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette -11/11/1936

THOMAS - GLOVER
Delores Age 69, of Breed Hollow Rd., Big Flats, NY, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at home with her loving family by her side. Delores was born in Ithaca, NY, daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy (Woolard) Thomas. Delores loved gardening and reading, but most of all spending time with her family and a large host of friends she adored. Survivors include her husband, Charles of 51 lovely years; daughters, Laura (Ty) Bowns of Farwell, MI, Peggy Van Rensselaer of Elmira, and Teresa (Jody) Glover of Ada, OH; sons, Charles Michael Glover of Hector, NY, Steven (Lauren) Glover of Bradenton, FL, David Glover and Thomas (Mary) Glover, both of Elmira; sisters, Sharon (Paul) Vose of NC, Carol (Pasquale) Cardinale of Elmira, Peggy (Skip) Carr of Ithaca, NY, and Rita (George) Bond; many grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a prayer service to be held in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. In Memory of Delores contributions can be made to the Southern Tier Food Bank at County Rte. 64, Elmira, NY 14903

EDWARD LEROY THOMAS, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Thomas of Big Flats, this morning, Nov. 9, 1953.  Survived by parents; sister, Carol Marie at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Share of Corning and Mr. and Mrs. Alford Thomas of Big Flats.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral and burial at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1953

EUGENE R. THOMAS, 62, of Millport RD 1, this morning, Nov. 26, 1954.  He was an eclipse plant employee.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Edith Thomas; son, Milton Eugene Thomas of Horseheads RD 3; daughters, Mrs. Edith West of Horseheads RD 3, Mrs. Wilma Joyce Golden of Millport RD 1 and Miss Loy Thomas at home; mother, Mrs. William Thomas of Pine City RD 1; sisters, Mrs. Frances Warren of Breesport and Mrs. Florence Bennett of Pine City RD 1; brothers, William Thomas of Pine City RD 1, Jacob of Chemung, Ralph and Raymond of Elmira, Harold of North Chemung and Leslie Thomas of North Chemung of Horseheads; eight grandchildren.  The body is at the Oltof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., where friends may call after Saturday noon.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles W. Fryer, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/1954

THOMAS Kenneth Albert
Age 39, of UCP House, Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Margo Thomas, step-sister, Marco Hopkins, step-brother, Mike Hopkins, also his UCP House family. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Sunday, March 15, 2009, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Sunday at 2:00 p.m., the Reverend John Stoner will officiate. Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/14/2009

RAYMOND J. THOMAS age 64 of 433 E. Water St., Sunday, February 11, 1968 at St. Joseph Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday, at 2 p.m., the Rev. Gene Callihan.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Florence Bennett of Pine City and Mrs. Frances Albertson of Erin, N.Y.; brothers, Jacob of Chemung, Ralph L. of Elmira, Harold of North Chemung, Leslie of Big Flats; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12/1968

RICHARD A. THOMAS age 89 of Robert St., Elmira, died Tuesday, March 9, 2004 after a long battle with Diabetes.  Richard was born January 14, 1935 in Big Flats, the son of the late Arthur and Helen Bills Thomas.  He attended Big Flats Elementary School and later married Margo Locks.  He proudly worked in his own lumber mill for many years, making various wood projects for many people in the area.  Dick was a true animal lover and was especially fond of his dogs.  Surviving is a son, Kenneth Thomas of Horseheads; brother, Phillip Thomas; sister, Clara Wishneska, both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister, Delores Wood.  Family and friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home, 69 Main St., Big Flats on Friday, March 12, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of visitation (8 p.m.).  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery.  Those wishing may direct memorials in Richard’s name to the Town of Horseheads Animal Shelter or a charity of one’s choice.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/2004

WILLIAM H. THOMAS of Leach Hill Road, Pine City RD 1.  Funeral was held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, the Rev. Howell R. Graf.  Pallbearers: Milton and Roland Thomas, Paul Meriwether, Durland and Shirley Bennett, John Dickinson.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/20/1961

WILLIAM J. THOMAS, 87, of Pine City RD 1, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1954.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Emma Updike Thomas; daughters, Mrs. Florence Bennett of Pine City, RD 1, Mrs. Frances Warren of Breesport; sons, Eugene Thomas of Millport RD 1, William of Pine City RD 1, Jacob of Chemung, Ralph, Raymond and Leslie, all of Elmira, Harold of North Chemung; 35 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.  Body at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., where family will receive friends today and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. C. Wellington Hardy.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/1/1954

THOMAS –MRS. WILMA THOMAS GOLDEN, 26 of Millport RD 1, Sunday, June 19/1955.  Survived by husband, Richard E. Golden; son, Richard E. and daughters, Cherry, Joy, Mary Lee and Betty Marie Golden, all at home; mother Mrs. Edith Thomas of Millport RD 1; brother, Milton E. Thomas of Horseheads RD 3; sisters, Mrs. Edith West of Horseheads RD 3, Miss Loy Thomas of Millport RD 1.  Body at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave.  Funeral announcement later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/20/1955  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery.)

THOMPSON –MRS. MARY ELIZABETH THOMPSON CUDDEBACK, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Thompson, widow of the late Dr. Thomas Cuddeback, died early Wednesday morning, (April 17, 1895) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John R. Minier, aged seventy-two years.  Mrs. Cuddeback’s maiden name was Thompson and she was born at Milton, Ulster Co., N.Y. and went from New York City to Port Jervis with her parents when a girl.  She married to Dr. Thomas Cuddeback of Port Jervis, August 31, 1847.  They lived for many years at Port Jervis, removing to Big Flats in 1870.  With the exception of a brief residence in Aberdeen, S.D. about 1884, Mr. and Mrs. Cuddeback resided at Big Flats until her death.  Mr. Cuddeback’s demise occurred November 3, 1893.  Mrs. Cuddeback was a woman possessing marked traits of character.  She was of an amiable and loving disposition, kindhearted and unselfish and was greatly esteemed by all.  The deceased is survived by two sons and one daughter, namely; Benjamin a farmer residing near Corning, Edward E. of Binghamton, Ella wife of John R. Minier, of Big Flats.  The funeral took place at Big Flats, Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 4/21/1895) (Not found in the cemetery listing for Rural Home Cemetery.)

THORBORG Robert C.
Age 71 of Big Flats, NY died on Sunday January 3, 2010. Bob was born June 11, 1938 in New York City the son of the late Robert G. and Signe Kleiven Thorborg. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School and received his Bachelor's of Science Degree from New York University. Bob married his wife, Christine M. Berglie Thorborg, on June 19, 1960 and they would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 19, 2010. He was a model in New York City for a short time and volunteered with troubled youth in New York City and at the Railroad YMCA. Bob was a volunteer and leader in youth programs in the Town of Big Flats and Chemung County for four decades. Bob began helping at the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) and continued serving on the Board of CASA. He was also very involved in the group that worked on the design and building of The Big Flats Community Center. Bob shared his love of animals with children through his volunteering and organizing programs at Tanglewood Nature Center for the education of our youth. He earned a Black Belt in Judo and Karate and influenced his grandson Zach who earned his Brown Belt in Judo. Bob's love for swimming was reflected in his grandchildren who enjoyed and excelled in swimming. In 2008, Bob's outstanding service to youth was recognized by the Chemung County Youth Bureau when he was awarded The Daniel J. Donahue Award. He was also honored as The Town of Big Flats Citizen of the Year in 2009. Bob loved flowers and enjoyed photography and was his wife's secretary on the computer. Bob retired as Manager of Consumer Products for Corning Inc. after several years of dedicated service. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday January 6, 2010 from 4-7 PM. Mr. Thorborg's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday January 7, 2010 at 10 AM. The Rev. Theodore Richards will officiate. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Thorborg through memorial contributions to Tanglewood Nature Center 443 Coleman Avenue Elmira , NY 14905, CASA of Corning NY, or Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 5, 2010

ROBERT G. THORBORG age 63 of Village Square Apartments, Painted Post, Wednesday, January 30, 1991 at the Corning Hospital following an extended illness.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, 4 pm at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats with the Rev. Paul D. Mills, officiating.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Those wishing may make memorial donations in Roberts’ name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 46 Prince St., Rochester, NY.  He is survived by his wife, Signe Thorbog; son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. and Christine Thorborg of Big Flats; grandchildren; Robert K. Thorborg of Horseheads and Valerie L. Brand of Big Flats; great-grandchildren, Michael Stone and Robert J. Thorborg; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/1/1991

JOHN TIGER, 83, of 1123 Pennsylvania Ave., this morning, Aug. 1, 1955.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Walter Thomas of Big Flats; grandsons, Arthur Thomas of Big Flats, Clarence Thomas of Philadelphia and Benjamin F. Townsend of Ft. Lee, Va.; four great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends may call Tuesday evening.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James Barrett Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/1/1955

CURTIS TIMERSON -76, died at the home of his son, Mathias Timerson, Hornby at 2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1932 after suffering a long illness.  He spent most of his life in Penn Yan where he was employed as a teamster.  About two moths ago, he came to Hornby to make his home with his son.  Besides his widow, Mr. Timerson is survived by two sons, Mathias at whose home he died and Fred J. of Hornby.  He also leaves four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Conway, Newark, N.Y., Mrs. Leora Butler, Branchport, Miss Lillian Timerson Fayetteville and Miss Edith Timerson, Newark; thirteen grandchildren.  The body reposes at the Stover Funeral Home, East Second Street from which place the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mr. Allen, pastor of the Hornby Forks Congregational Church officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/1932

 

TOMPKINS Mable I. Strouse

age 94, of Big Flats, died on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. She was born on November 22, 1917 in Alpine, the daughter of Ira and Nellie (Whitney) Tompkins. She married Donald E. Strouse in 1938 in Alpine, NY. He predeceased her on April 26, 2001. Mable was a loving, wife, mother, and grandmother. Along with being a homemaker, Mable worked for Hooey Construction and Leo Schaller and Sons. She attended Community Wesleyan Church in Horseheads. Mable and her husband Donald enjoyed summer trips to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.   She is survived by her daughters; Marian (John) Blackmer of Mentor, OH and Rita Mattoon of Big Flats, brother, Jesse Tompkins of Alpine, grandchildren, Kimberly Reeves, Douglas (Tiffany) Blackmer, and Ryan Mattoon, 4 Great Grandchildren, and nieces, a nephew, and cousins. Mable was predeceased by her brother, Claude Tompkins and sister-in -law, Elaine Tompkins.  Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street, Corning, on Monday, August 13, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mable's funeral service will be held there on Tuesday at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats.  The family will accept flowers. Those wishing may make donations to the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY 14845. Star Gazette – August 9, 2012

 

DEAN R. TORPY age 61, of R.D. 1, Erin, N.Y., Thursday, May 4, 1978 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Friday evening 7 to 9.  Funeral will be held there Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev. Craig Golden, officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Those who wish may give memorials to the Breesport Baptist Church Memorial Fund.  He is survived by his wife, Doris Kelley Torpy; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Torpy of Corning; one sister, Mrs. Jane McDonnell and one brother, Manfred of Savona; four nephews.  He was formerly employed in body and fender work at the Clute Motor Co.  He attended the Breesport Baptist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/5/1978

TORRES Julian Nicholas
Precious infant son of Jacqueline Marie Smith and Santiago Torres died
to be one of God's "Little Angels" on Friday September 7, 2007. Julian is survived by his parents Jacqueline Marie Smith and Santiago Torres; maternal grandparents: David and Lynette Smith of Lowman, NY; paternal grandmother: Maria Pena of Elmira, NY; paternal grandfather: Jose Torres of Elmira, NY; maternal great grandparents: John and Sharon Farrell of Batavia, NY and Rev. Gerald and Ethelyn Smith of Lowman, NY; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday September 13, 2007 from 12-2PM. Julian's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM with the Rev. Gerald Smith officiating. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/9/2007.

TRENCHARD –MRS. MARGARET CONKLIN, 73 died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Leroy Churcher Jr., Big Flats,, Monday at noon, June 15, 1936.  She was the daughter of the late Gratton and Lucinda Trenchard of Hornell.  Mrs. Conklin was a woman of sterling character and her acts of charity among the poor are well known.  Funeral will be held from the Churcher residence at Big Flats Thursday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. William and Mrs. Chapman and the Rev. Ford Crippen will officiate.  Burial at the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/16/1936

 

TUCKER Bernard

Age 80 of Horseheads, NY went home to be with the Lord Thursday, September 19, 2013. He was employed by Corning Glass Works, 45 years and retired from Corning Inc. in Corning, NY. He was son of Isaiah and Dortha Burnside Tucker. He is predeceased by parents; brothers Russell and Paul Tucker; sons, Isaiah and John Tucker. Survivors include his wife Rosemary; daughters Susan (Roger) Kibbe of Harrison Valley, PA, Marge (Stan Barber) of Big Flats, NY; sons, Daniel J. Tucker of Mansfield, PA, Mark Tucker of Rock Stream, NY. Stepsons, Tom Pronti of Horseheads, NY, Tim Pronti of Corning, NY, Paul (Yvonne) Lynd of Fayetteville, NC. Stepdaughters, Tammy (Guy ) Hallgren of Lindley, NY, Tanya (Jean Claude) Legare of Montreal, Canada, Terry (Rich ) Hannon of North Haven, Ct. Brother, Art (Peggy) Tucker of Avoca, PA; sister, Sharon ( Joe) Woodmancy of Avoca, PA; sister-in-law, Charlotte Tucker of Avoca, PA; 23 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Flowers provided by the family, those wishing may remember Bernard with memorials to Big Flats Wesleyan Church, Big Flats, NY. Funeral Services at Big Flats Wesleyan Church, 561 Maple Ave. Big Flats, NY 14814. Family and friends are invited to call at the Big Flats Wesleyan Church on Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 3-5:00 pm. His service will follow at 5:00 pm. Interment at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Star Gazette – September 21, 2013

 

TUCKER Marie R. Beebe

age 86, formerly of Big Flats, NY, died on Monday, January 31, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. She was born on October 19, 1924 in Herrickville, PA, the daughter of Clarence and Marion (Grippin) Tucker. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Beebe on December 11, 1990. Marie worked as a postal clerk for the Big Flats Post Office for 24 years. She was a member of the Big Flats Historical Society, the Big Flats Order of the Eastern Star Excelsior Chapter 323, Union Presbyterian Church in Blassdell, NY, and she was a former member of the American Baptist Church in Big Flats. Marie volunteered at the Food Pantry. She enjoyed quilting and other activities. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Roxy (Reeve) and Clair Voss of Henrietta, NY; son, Calvin Reeve of Colden, NY; sisters, Viola Collson of Elmira, NY, Norma Grover of Spring Hill, FL, and Florence Duarte of Hunt, TX; brothers, Raymond Tucker of Horseheads, NY, Allen Tucker of Castle Rock, CO, and Duane Tucker of Fruita, CO; and by four grandchildren, Peter Lacey and Robin Thompson, Joshua and Jamie Reeve; and five great-grandchildren. Marie was predeceased by her son, Dale A. Reeve; granddaughter, Dawn Hendrickson; and her brother, Howard Tucker. It was Marie's wish that there be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY in the spring. Donations in Marie's name may be directed to Union Presbyterian Church, 67 Lake Avenue, Blasdell, NY, 14219.

Star Gazette – February 1, 2011

 

TUCKER –MRS. MARY C. BROWN, 73, died this morning (Oct. 30, 1935) at the home of her son, Ray Brown, 908 South Avenue, Horseheads after an extended illness.  She is survived by the son, Ray, a sister, Mrs. Sophia Campbell, Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Henry Tucker, South Dakota.  The body is in the Mathews & VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads and will be removed to the family home Thursday afternoon.  The funeral will be held in the family home Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Frederick Maunder will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/31/1935

 

TURNER –MINNIE W. NORRIS age 75 of 115 W. First St., Corning, N.Y., Friday, August 17, 1973.  Friends may call at the Carpenter Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at the convenience of the family, the Rev. James Bence.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by sons, John of Corning, Donald of Corning and James of Big Flats; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/19/1973

TURNER - SEAMAN
Thelma V. Turner Age 90 of 480 Sing Sing Road Horseheads, NY died on Monday May 23, 2005. Mrs. Seaman was born March 7, 1915 in Athens, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Roy C. and Rosa B. Barnhart Turner. She married her husband, Grover E. Seaman, and he pre-deceased her on July 28, 1985. Thelma was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister who loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Jack L. Turner on April 28, 2003 and by her sister Betty Turner Mullaney. Thelma is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Leo L. & Shirley Seaman of Breesport, NY and Grover A. & Ernestine Seaman of Lake City, Florida; daughter and son-in-law: Dolores & Richard Ladd of Dover, PA; grandchildren: Debbie Mashanic of Elmira, NY; Brian Seaman of Breesport, NY; Ryan & Pam Seaman of Rochester, NY; Robert M. Ladd of Harrodsburg, KY; Michael S. Ladd of Dover, PA; Timothy Seaman, Stefanie Seaman, and Christopher Seaman all of Lake City, Florida; great-grandchildren: Matthew Mashanic, Joseph Mashanic, Samantha Hayner, Savannah Ladd, and Andrew Allen Seaman; sister and brother-in-law: Virginia & Robert Bates of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law: Mabel L. Norton Turner of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday May 25, 2005 from 7-9 PM. Mrs. Seaman's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday May 26, 2005 at 11 AM. The Rev. Deb Roe will officiate. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.

HARRY TURVEY – The funeral of Harry Turvey, 81, who died at his home, 421 Delevan Avenue, Friday evening, (Dec. 30, 1932) was held at the Stover Funeral Home Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. W. H. Linstead, pastor of the Free Methodist Church officiating.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  The bearers were: Curtis Kaufelt Jr., A. H. Hall, Howard Murdock and John Stover Jr. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/3/1933

DONALD W. TUTHILL age 73, of Holiday, FL formerly of Corning and Hammondsport, NY, Sunday, December 15, 1985 in Dunedin, FL.  Calling hours are Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Carpenter’s Funeral home, Corning, NY.  Service following at 9 pm with Chaplin Jerry Griffin officiating.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Kathleen Reynolds Tuthill; 1 son, Richard of Corning, NY; 1 daughter, Jo Anne Madden of Horseheads, NY; a brother, Clinton of Albuquerque, NM; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and nieces.  He was a native of Hawley, PA.  He was a machinist with Corning Glass Works and a member of the Big Flats Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/1985

TUTTLE Harmoney Ann
August 26, 2008 at Arnot Ogden and died. She is survived by her parents, Christopher A. Tuttle and Tonya Wheeler of Elmira Heights; her sisters, Sierra and JayLyn at home. Her paternal grandparents, Arlan and Darcy Tuttle of Elmira Heights; and maternal grandparents, Robert and Christina Wheeler, Jr. of Elmira Heights. Also survived by great-grandparents, Anna (Gerald) Tuttle Jr. of Savannah, NY, Deryl (Philomena) Campbell of Horseheads, Geraldine (Robert) Greth of Elmira, Elsie and the late Robert Wheeler, Sr. of Elmira Heights; great-great-grandmother, Esther Babcock of Owego; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. A private ceremony for the family was held August 28, 2008. She will be laid to rest with her great-grandfather, Robert Wheeler, Sr.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/30/2008

TUTTLE –MRS. SARA TUTTLE MCGREDY, widow of Frederick L. McGredy died Wednesday, Mr. 10, 1937 at 8 p.m. at East Corning.  She was born May 21, 1864 at Corning, a daughter of Lucius and Sara Burt Tuttle.  The survivors are a son, Robert H. of Livingston, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Oscar M. Rothfuss; two brothers, John B. and Sydney L. Tuttle of East Corning.  Mrs. McGredy was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Corning.  The body is in the Stover Funeral Home, Corning and will be remove to the family home Friday morning.  Funeral Saturday 3 p.m. Rev. F. Longly.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1937

UPDYKE –MRS. ADDIE PAYNE GRAHAM, 69, wife of Byron Graham, died at the family home, Waverly R.D. 1 at 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, 1938.  Besides her husband she leaves a sister, Mrs. Ray Corwin of Wedgewood, N.Y.; five brothers, Hiram Glen and Ray Updyke of Elmira, Richie Updyke of Watkins Glen and Milo Updyke of Attica.  The body is in the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg, where the funeral will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Judd Hunter of Waverly will officiate.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1938

UPDYKE –MRS. SATIE R. UPDYKE MCDOUGALL of 436 E. Lake Road, Penn Yan, formerly of Elmira and Horseheads Tuesday, Dec. 19, 1961.  She was the widow of William McDougall.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Edward L. Dykes with whom she resided; granddaughter, Mrs. Worth C. Hawley of Rochester; one great-grandson.  Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Earl Robertson.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at convenience of family.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/20/1961

UPSON –KATE – Mrs. Welcome Palmer of Catlin died at 8:30 Friday morning (May 13, 1927) after an extended illness.  She is survived by her husband, a son, Arthur of Big Flats; daughter, Mrs. Elmer Kinyon of 202 Cedar Street, Elmira and five grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kinyon and 2:30 at Catlin where burial will take place.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1927  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.)

GEORGE W. VANDEREN, 71 of W. Third St. this morning, Sept. 9, 1949.  He was a member of Ivy Lodge F&AM, SAR, First Baptist Church and a life member of Casmere Grotto.  Survived by wife, Elsie; daughter, Mrs. Margaret V. Miller; grandson, Dwight Miller of Corning; sisters, Mrs. Grace Peterson and Mrs. Mame Chalmers, both of Elmira, Mrs. Linnie Peterson of Big Flats and Mrs. Nettie Fritsch of Elmira Heights; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The body is at the Smith & Fudge Funeral Home where funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Howard Bulson.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/9/1949

VANGORDEN –SARA E. COPP age 78 of 21 Meadowbrook Dr., Corning, NY, Saturday, September 20, 1986 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  Friends may call at the Stover Funeral Home, Corning, NY Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 2 pm.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry H. Copp in 1961.  Mrs. Copp was born January 30, 1908 in Corning, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/22/1986

BERT H. VANGORDER, 77 of Lower Maple Ave., Elmira RD 2, Saturday night, Aug. 15, 1953.  Mr. VanGorder was a deacon and a trustee of the Big Flats Baptist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lora VanGorder; daughters, Mrs. Arthur Wise of Horseheads, Mrs. Ben Hill of Elmira, Mrs. Fred Lentz of Horseheads; son, Frank Albert VanGorder of Boston, Mass.; sisters, Mrs. Frank Burris of Owego, Mrs. Sadie Hallett of Hornell; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Philip F. Wolf Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St., and late this afternoon will be removed to the home of daughter, Mrs. Lentz of 1147 S. Main St., Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Frederick L. Turner.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/17/1953

DANIEL R. VANGORDER, 57, June 16, 1949 at home of sister, Mrs. McAtee, 904 Hulett St., Horseheads.  Other survivors are brother, Lewis VanGorder of Big Flats; one niece and two nephews.  The body is at the VanBuskirk and Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, where funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Ford Crippen.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/1949

FRED VANGORDER, 45, died at family home on the Tompkins Corners Road Sunday (April 13, 1930) at 8 a.m. after an extended illness.  He is survived by his mother, two sisters, Mrs. John Wright, Hammondsport and Mrs. Elmer MacAtte at home; five brothers, Henry and Arthur of Seattle, Wash., Daniel and Lewis at home, and Levi of Horseheads.  The remains repose in the Chilson and Shields Funeral Home at Horseheads.  The funeral will be held at the family home Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Mr. Crippen, pastor of the Tompkins Corners Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/14/1930

HARRY VANGORDER, 58, died unexpectedly of a heart seizure at the family home, Horseheads RFD 3, this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1935 at 12:30 o’clock.  He was a farmer by occupation and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Wright of Hammondsport, Mrs. Elmer MacAtte of Horseheads; five brothers, Daniel, Lewis and Lee VanGorder of Horseheads; Henry of Seattle, Wash.; Arthur whose address is not known.  The body is in the Mathews & VanBuskirk Funeral Home, Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Ford Crippen will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/9/1935

VANGORDER –MRS. NETTIE WEAVER, 70, of 712 S. Main St., Horseheads, Saturday, July 17, 1948.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Harriet Schull of Horseheads and Miss Dorothy Weaver of Elmira; son, Harry Weaver of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Libby Burris of Waverly and Mrs. Sadie Hallett of Hornell; brother, Bert VanGorder of Big Flats; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral announcement later.  –Elmira paper 7/15/1949

IO FRANK VANKURIN age 84 of Miller St., Big Flats, Sunday, July 1, 1973.  Phillips Funeral Home in Big Flats.  Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rural Home Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Lucy Rose Sylvester VanKurin; one stepsons, Herbert Sylvester of S. Waverly; one granddaughter, Mrs. Natalie Hilliard of Newark Valley; one brother, Howard VanKurin of Corning; sister, Mrs. Madeline Wheat of Corning; two great-grandchildren.  He was a retired section foreman for the Erie Railroad.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Big Flats Masonic Lodge.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/2/1973

CLAUDE LEWIS VANORDER, 57 of Big Flats, today, May 23, 1953.  He served in the Navy during World War 1 and was a member of the Skinner-Ernest Post, American Legion of Big Flats.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Blanch VanOrder; mother, Mrs. Edith VanOrder of Big Flats; sister, Mrs. Elmer Roll of Attica; brother, Henry VanOrder of Big Flats; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral home, Big Flats, where friends may call after Sunday noon and where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Benjamin Klauser.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Elmira Star-Gazette 5/23/1953

CLAYTON J. Van ORDER
Clayton J. VanOrder, 66, died early Wednesday, July 28 in Bath Memorial hospital following a long illness. He was a retired insurance agent. He was born in Catlin, Oct. 13, 1881, a son of Isaac and Francis Smith VanOrder. For the past 3 years he had resided near Bath, where he operated the West Farm Real Estate Agency. He came to Bath from Olean.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Crissie McKibben VanOrder; a son, Theodore, of Hornell;  daughter, Mrs. Leroy Marx, Elmira; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Kahler, Big Flats, and Mrs. Clara VanDuser, Horseheads; and 6 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held from the Bond funeral home in Bath, Saturday afternoon. Rev. Reed, pastor of the Hornell Baptist church, of which deceased was a member, officiated. Burial was in Big Flats cemetery.

VANORDER –MRS. HENRIETTA STORMS, 89 of Hammond St., Big Flats, Monday, Jan. 25, 1960.  She was the widow of Charles A. Storms.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Lord of Fort Wayne, Ind., Miss Margaret Storms of Elmira, Mrs. Elizabeth Cruxton of Big Flats; sons, John O. Storms of Buffalo, Floyd Leo Storms of Big Flats.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours today and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Derwin Hauser.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/26/1960

HORACE VANORDER died at the family home in Big Flats, Monday (July 12, 1915) at 1 o’clock.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fred Kimball, Mrs. Charles Stormes, both of Big Flats AND Mrs. Grace Johnson of Corning; one son, William VanOrder of Big Flats and one brother, Henry VanOrder of Corning.  The funeral was held at the home Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  The Rev. Mr. Stillwell of Corning officiated.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/18/1915

MISS JOANNE E. VANORDER, 18, 917 W. Gray St. Saturday, Nov. 15, 1947.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore VanOrder; sisters, Marjorie, Linda, Carol, Theodora Kay; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. VanOrder of Bath, Mrs. R. L. Saxton of Elmira.  Body is at the home of aunt, Mrs. Roy Marx, 906 Walnut St.  Funeral Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.  Rev. Roland O. Hudson.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/15/1947

VANVALKNER –ALBERTA STUCK age 58 of 4610 Watkins Rd., Pine Valley, N.Y., Friday, August 4, 1978.  Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James Collea officiating.  Burial at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, N.Y.  Survived by husband, Charles A. Stuck, Jr.; daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Connie) Waxman of Horseheads, Mrs. David (Patricia) Raupers of Iceland; son, Duane A. Stuck of Horseheads; seven grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Houston of Newark Valley, N.Y., Mrs. Evelyn Pitcher of Warren Center, Pa., Mrs. Irene Cody of Owego, N.Y.; brother, Franklin VanValkner of North Chemung, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1978

 

VET Adriana Kunicky

Was born June 3, 1929 in Patterson, NJ, the daughter of the late Cornelius and Pauline (Decker) Vet. She died peacefully on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at St. Luke's Nursing Home in New Hartford, NY. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Edward K. Kunicky Sr., siblings, Casey Vett, Teunis Vet, Nellie Ackershoek, William Vet and Marinus Vet. She is survived by her beloved children, Eddie (Donna Morgan) Kunicky, Karen (Wenzel) (Jerry) Vasicek and Michele (John) Buttrey; adored grandchildren, Casey (Shannan Callahan) Wenzel, Cody (Laura Pierce) Wenzel, Connor Wenzel and Erin (Chris) Brown; much-loved great grandchildren, Zander and Raegan Wenzel and Melie Brown. Adriana retired from the business office at St. Joseph's Hospital after 20 + years of dedicated service. She loved working in her yard, collecting Indian artifacts and driftwood, but mostly enjoyed babysitting her grandkids. Adriana was very proud of her grandson, Casey, for following in the footsteps of his grandfather by enlisting in the US Navy and proudly serving his country for over 11 years. There will be no prior calling hours. Private graveside services will be held in the Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Ed, at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association NYS Memorial Program P. O. Box # 31160 Hartford, CT 06150 or to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435 Route # 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – September 29, 2011

 

LEWIS VICKERY, 68, Big Flats, Wednesday, Apr. 26, 1944 at 8:30 p.m.  Survived by sisters; Mrs. Dora Dix of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Carry Herrington of Horseheads; brothers, John of Penn Yan, Harry of Gorham, Leon of Geneva.  Funeral at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, Sunday, 2 p.m. Rev. I. A. Falk, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1944

MAURICE M. VINCENT, 63 of Elkland.  Monday evening, Feb. 5, 1951 following an extended illness.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hilton of Big Flats and Mrs. Ida Johnson of Elkland; son, Maurice Henry Vincent of Carter Camp, Pa.; granddaughter, Miss Patricia Johnson of Elkland; niece, Mrs. Lucy Georgia of Covington, Pa.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats where friends may call this evening and Wednesday afternoon and evening and where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Gerald Welbourn of the Osceola Missionary Alliance Church will officiate.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1951

GEORGE M. VOIGHT SR., 73 of Big Flats, Thursday, May 16, 1957.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Isabelle Hill of Horseheads; son, George Voight Jr. of Elmira; brothers, Charles M. Voight of Elmira Heights and Fred Voight of Big Flats and two grandchildren.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where friends may call tonight.  Funeral there Saturday at 3 p.m. the Rev. Harry E. Malick.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/17/1957

MISS ELEANOR VONHUBER, 14 of 525 Pennsylvania Avenue died early Tuesday (Aug. 23, 1932) afternoon.  She is survived by her parents; Mr. and Mrs. Albert VonHuber; one brother, James; a sister, Ruth; an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington of Big Flats; also two cousins, the Misses Dorothy and Grace Harrington of Big Flats.  The body reposes in the Hagerman Funeral Home where a private funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. A. M. Laird officiating.  Burial in the Big Flats (Rural Home) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/1932 (VonHuber by obit and VanHuber by cemetery reading.)

SGT. JAMES B. VONHUBER, 35, 305 ½ S. Main St., Saturday, May 4, 1946.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. VonHuber; sister, Mrs. Richard Bennett; niece Jeanette Bennett, of Elmira.  Funeral at Wilson Funeral Home Tuesday, 2 p.m. Rev. C. Wellington Hardy.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/16/1946

VOORHEES John H.
Age 61 and long time resident of Kahler Rd. in Big Flats and more recently of Third St., Horseheads died after a brief illness January 13, 2010 at Elcor Health Service Center. John was born July 6, 1948 one of eight children to Howard and Anna (Kahler) Voorhees; John is lovingly remembered by his siblings, Kenneth (Gail) Voorhees of Horseheads, NY, Anna (Lee) Russ of Big Flats, NY, Meredith (Judy) Voorhees of Elmira, NY, Evelyn (Mack) Rhodes of Horseheads, NY, Edith (Dave) Reese of Pine City, NY, Mary (Robert) Plumley of Raleigh, NC and Donald (Kay) Voorhees of Horseheads, NY; Many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews and a host of friends. John had worked for several lawn care companies including Horton Landscaping and Maintenance Specialists in Big Flats for over 31 years, Terry Hill Lawn Care in Elmira Heights and more recently S&S Signs and Safety Equipment in Big Flats. He was a member of the Big Flats Historical Society, The Mutual Vigilantes Society, the Farm Bureau and Chemung County 4-H. John loved getting together for a good dinner and spending time with his family, he loved picnics' going out to eat, going to the lake and always looked forward the Chemung County Fair, hanging out in the cow barn, getting a serving of salt potatoes and a good sausage sandwich. John will also be remembered and missed at his other frequent dining stops including but certainly not limited to; Poppy's in Horseheads, Wellsburg Diner, Sugar and Spice, Gerould's, Pot luck at Big Flats and Horseheads Historical Society and many area church Harvest dinners and functions. A gentle smile and tender touch are a just few of things we will remember so much. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Monday January 18, 2010 from 3-6:00 pm. His service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 pm with the Rev. Richard Price officiating. Interment will take place in the spring in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY. Those wishing may also remember John with memorials to Big Flats Historical Society PO Box 232, Big Flats, NY 14814 or Southern Tier Hospice Inc. 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830.  Published in Star-Gazette from January 15 to January 16, 2010

VOSE –MRS. SUSIE VOSE ROIYER, 89 of 24 Maple St., Savona, Sunday, March 17, 1963.  She was a member of the Savona Federated Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Eugenia Crane of Savona, Mrs. Leah Calkins of Woodhull; seven grandchildren.  Body at Bond Funeral Home, Bath.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral here Wednesday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Robert Knapp.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/18/1963

WALTON –JEAN W. RAMSAY age 49 years of 212 Lynwood Ave., Elmira Heights January 11, 1992.  Friends may call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral and committal service there Tuesday at 11 AM with the Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating.  Interment, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Family will furnish flowers.  Those wishing may make memorial gifts to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  Survived by husband, Alan K. Ramsay; daughter, Kimberly (Terry) Reublin, Charlotte, NC; sons, Thomas (Donna) Ramsay, Huntsville, AL, James (Stacy) Ramsay, Elmira; grandchildren, Nicholas, Jessica Ramsay, Huntsville, Brandon Reublin, Charlotte, NC, Alan, Megan and James Ramsay, Elmira; mother, Betty (Darrell) Phillips, Elmira; father, William (Mary Jane) Walton, Horseheads; sisters, Betsey (William) Field of East Smithfield, PA, Shirley Perry, Stafford, VA, Robin Walton, Richmond, VA; brother, Jack Christian of Massachusetts.  She was a member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, a 1960 graduate of TAE and Chairperson for class reunions, a former member of Alert Chapter OES and Past President of the Grottoes.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1992

CURTIS STEVEN WANDELL, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Wandell of Big Flats RD 1, Monday, July 8, 1957.  Survived by parents; brother, Jeffrey at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theron Barrett of Big Flats, paternal grandmother, Mrs. Virginia Wandell of Elmira.  Body at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral and burial at convenience of family, the Rev. Paul J. H. Zelinka.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1957

WATERS –VERA W. WITTER age 89 of Thunderbird Greens, Horseheads, Sunday, July 14, 1991 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, Tuesday 7 to 9 pm where services will be held Wednesday 11 am with the Rev. Walter Griffith officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Clara and Richard Andrews, Arizona, Betty and Robert young, big Flats, Beverly and Donald Lewis, big Flats, Barbara and Alton Morse, Campbell; sons and daughters-in-law, Leland and Doris Witter, Florida, Ernest and Betty Witter, Horseheads; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Leland E. Witter, April 3, 1983, also predeceased by granddaughters, Sherry and Deborah Young and daughter-in-law, Beverly Witter.  She was born September 5, 1901 in Elmira, the daughter of Albert and Hannah herring Waters.  She was a former member of the First Baptist church of Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/16/1991

WATKINS Garland O.
Age 80, of El-Cor Health Services, died Monday, December 31, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Garland was born the son of O'Dell and Martha Worts Watkins in Waterport, New York. In June of 1944, Garland went into the U.S. Navy. He married Marjorie Twomey in August of 1979 in Mansfield, PA. Garland was a truck driver for Corning Glass Works, and he also had 26 years with the Elkland Tannery. Garland loved bowling, country western music, was an avid Yankees fan, and enjoyed being with family. Garland is survived by his wife, Marjorie; stepson, Ernest LaMonica of Corning; stepdaughter, Theresa LaMonica of Elmira; sister, Lois (Charlie) Zeuk, Blossburg, PA; and brother, Marland (Sherry) Watkins of Addison, NY; one step granddaughter, Ashley; as well as several nieces and nephews. Calling hours for Garland will be held at Carpenters Funeral Home, LLC, on Saturday, January 5, from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. A Funeral Service and Committal will be conducted immediately after calling hours, with Pastor John Armstrong officiating. Burial will be at Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to send donations in Garland's name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2060 Sheridan Drive, Buffalo, New York 14223, Western NY Chapter.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.

 

WEAD Frances L. Simons

Age 84 of Horseheads, NY.  She was born December 24, 1926 in Elmira, daughter of the late Charles F. and Bernice (Gardner) Wead and died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband William J. Simons in 1994, daughter Eileen Christian in 2009, sons-in-law Howard Miller in 2005 and Ronald Shearer in 2010, sisters Anna Mae Mothershed in 2005 and Geraldine Wead in 2009. She is survived by her children Frances Shearer of Horseheads, Gertrude Miller of Breesport, Nancy Simons and Sharon Simons both of Horseheads, Lou Anne (Ed) Morseman of Beaver Dams, William (Melinda) Simons of Horseheads, Janet Simons of Elmira, Sandy (Bill) Smith of Elmira Heights; grandchildren Gary and Chris Shearer, Jeremy and Robert Christian, Gayla Cornish, David and Diane Vavrasek, Scott and Steve Morseman, Jennifer and Billy Simons, Brandon and Emily Smith; several great grandchildren including Adam and Allison Shearer; brothers Norman (Bonnie) Wead of Beaver Dams, Harold Wead of Horseheads; sisters Lucille (Frederick) Arndt of Elmira, Mary Wead and Ellen Kruger both of NC along with several nieces, nephews and friends including Louise Palmer and family and Deb Woodcook and family. Mrs. Simons was retired from the Corning-Painted Post School District in the Head Start Program. She was a member of the Chemung County Old Timers Assoc. and enjoyed baking, listening to country music and spending time with her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, April 1st from 1 to 3 and 6 to 7:30 pm. Her funeral and committal services will be held there at 7:30 pm. Interment will take place in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Frances through donations to MDA, 601 Gates Rd., Vestal, NY 13850 or the Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901   Star Gazette – March 30, 2011

 

WEAD Geraldine L.
Age 69, of Lovell Ave., Elmira and longtime resident Murphy Hill Rd. in Catlin, died on Sat., Oct. 13, 2007, at home surrounded by her family while residing with her sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Fred Arndt. Geraldine was born May 29, 1938 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Charles and Bernice (Gardner) Wead. She is survived by her sisters and brothers, Frances Simons of Horseheads, NY, Ellen Kruger of Jackonsville, NC, Lucille (Fred) Arndt of Elmira, NY, with whom Geraldine resided, Mary Wead of Mocksville, NC, Norman (Bonnie) Wead of Beaver Dams, NY, Harold Wead of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and many friends and neighbors. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her sister, Ann Mothershed; and brother, Charles Wead. She attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. A strong willed lady, Geraldine was a loving and caring sister and friend. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Monday from 3-6:00 p.m. where her service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Burial service will take place on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats beside her parents.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/14/2007.

 

WEAD Howard R.

Age 84, and longtime resident of Murphy Hill Rd., Horseheads, went home to be with the Lord at Schuyler Hospital Seneca View on January 26, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Janowski) Wead, on Aug. 17, 1999. He is survived by his children, Delbert (Shelly) Wead of Walnut Ridge, AR, Donald (Linda) Wead of Beaver Dams, NY, Dail (LaVerne) Phelps of Beaver Dams, NY, Glenn (Laurie) Wead of Watkins Glen, NY, Dona McQuaid, also of Watkins Glen, NY; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He retired from Corning Inc. after 46 years of service. He was also a Dairy Farmer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tues., Jan. 29, 2013, from 2-4:00 p.m. and again from 6-7:00 p.m. His service will follow there at the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. with his son, Mr. Delbert Wead, and Rev. Matthew Pickering officiating. Private burial service in Rural Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Howard with memorials to Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls NY 14865.   Star Gazette – January 28, 2013

 

WEAD –RUTH M. WEBB age 87 of Murphy hill Rd., Horseheads, NY went home to be with the Lord at her home surrounded by her loving family, following a lingering illness.  Ruth is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, James Webb and her brother, Howard Wead.  Ruth will be lovingly remembered by family and her many friends.  Family and friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home on Friday, August 13, 2004 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will be at the conclusion of the visitation (2 p.m.)  The committal service will follow in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.  Memorials in the name of Ruth M. Webb may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/2004

 

WEALE Marion "Red" Barnard Weale

age 94, of Horseheads, NY died Monday, January 7, 2013, at Founders Pavilion in Corning. Marion was born on August 28, 1918, in Caton to Robert and Ruth (Barnard) Weale. Growing up in Lindley on a farm alongside the Tioga River during the Great Depression, Marion developed a strong work ethic. After graduating from Corning High School, he headed to Buffalo to help build planes for World War II and join his hometown sweetheart and new wife, Helen, a student at Buffalo State Teacher's College. Returning at war's end to the Southern Tier, he worked in area factories and then settled in as a dairy foreman. He was with Houck & Sons Dairy for 17 years, and when that dairy was flooded in 1972, he joined Dairylea. Outside of work, Marion loved baseball, and his teammates could count on his back-stopping abilities when he played catcher on company softball leagues and the Westside Methodist Church softball team. Later, he shifted his attention to golf when his son Gary started caddying, and soon, Marion and wife Helen could be seen playing together on the links. He took the same competitive spirit indoors too as a tenacious Hoss & Pepper, Bridge, and Poker card player. Much later, not a day would go by without Marion and his beloved wife solving the daily newspaper Word Jumble and Scrabble games. Marion is survived by his wife of 72 years, Helen; daughter, Marilyn Guerrieri of California; son, Gary (Margaret) Weale of Connecticut; brother, Durland (Martha) Weale of Addison; grandchildren: Dan Weale of California, Liza Weale of Brooklyn, Edith Quiroz of California, Peter (Gina) Guerrieri of California, Michael McConnell of Baldwinsville, Christine McConnell of Baldwinsville, and Gregg McConnell of New Jersey; six great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Shirley Weale of Campbell; and several nieces and nephews. Marion was preceded in death by a daughter, Laraine McConnell, and a brother, Dean Weale. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, January 10th at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning with Rev. Vincent W. Howell officiating. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats. Memorial donations may be made in Marion's name to the Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.  Star Gazette – January 10, 2013

 

ABRAM WEAVER aged 70 years, died at the town of Big Flats Saturday (Sept. 12, 1903) afternoon at 4 o’clock.  Mr. Weaver is survived by five brothers, Horace and Charles of Elmira, Jacob of Big Flats, Henry and Thaddeus of Catlin.  The funeral will be held from the residence of Uri Goss this afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The interment will be held at (Rural Home Cemetery) Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 9/14/1903

WEAVER - Big Flats, The death of Edward Weaver, aged 75 years, occurred this morning at 9 o'clock at his home here following an extended illness. Mr. Weaver was born at Post Creek, the son of Catherine (Kimball) and Lewis Weaver. He had been a resident of Big Flats for about 40 years. Before his illness he was employed for many years as section foreman with the Erie Railroad. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nettie Weaver; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Shull, Elmira and Dorothy at home; two sons, Harry of Elmira and Emmett of Corning and five grandchildren. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home in Big Flats and will later be removed to the home. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced Tuesday. (This appeared in The Evening Leader, Corning, NY Feb. 17, 1937.) (Submitted by Linda KIMBLE Francisco)

MISS EMMA WEAVER, 77, died at her home, 608 Tuttle Ave., Horseheads, Saturday evening, April 25, 1942, after a short illness.  She was a member of the Horseheads Baptist Church.  She leaves a sister, Lena at home and several cousins.  Funeral at the family home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Richard W. Cramer will officiate.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

WEAVER - Funeral services for Edward Weaver, who died here Monday morning, will be held at the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Ford Crippen of East Smithfield, PA will officiate. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

WEAVER –HARRIET (HATTIE) SHULL age 75, of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, formerly of Big Flats, Friday, May 21, 1976.  Funeral services Monday at 11 a.m. at the Phillip’s Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Rev. Marcy Punnett officiating.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by sister-in-law, Mrs. Harry (Mildred) Weaver of Elmira; niece, Mrs. Harry (Hazel) Wild of Elmira; and several other nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/23/1976

MOSES WEAVER, 84, died Thursday at 8 p.m. at the family home, 572 Robinson Street.  He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Lola Smithers of Elmira; brother, Thaddeus Weaver of Horseheads; a grandson, Stanley Smithers, Elmira; several nephews and nieces.  Funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the family home, the Rev. Henry E. Hubbard officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/10/1933

WEAVER –SARAH LOLA SMITHERS, age 97 of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Monday, October 11, 1982.  There will be no calling hours.  Funeral & Committal Services will be held Wednesday at 10 am at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home.  Rev. John C. Humphries Jr. officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY at the convenience of the family.  Family will provide their own flowers and suggest memorials to the Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.  She is survived by grandson; Richard E. Smithers of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Geraldine Smithers of Horseheads; five great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.  She was the oldest living member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and a retired employee of the former Burt’s Clothing Store in Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/12/1982

THADDIUS WEAVER, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 1938 at the family home, 608 Tuttle Ave., Horseheads.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Weaver was a member of the Horseheads Baptist Church.  Funeral in the family home, Friday 2 p.m., the Rev. Hildreth Wilcox.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/9/1938

WEBB - SCRIVEN- Bernice B. Scriven Gibson | Bernice B. Scriven, 80, of College Ave. died June 26, 2004 at home with her family by her side. She was born December 31, 1923 in Richmond, Va., the daughter of the late Herbert and Clara (Tapio) Webb. She married David L. Scriven who predeceased her in 1977. Bernice dedicated her life to raising her family and taking care of her home. She was a graduate of Northside High School, a member of the Catlin Center Baptist Church and the Quackenbush Community Church. She is survived by her loving children, Gloria (Dennis) Scranton of Corning, Linda (Paul) Rossman of Corning, Gary (Darlene) Benjamin of Millerton, PA; a sister, Violet Snyder of Horseheads; a brother, James (Ruth) Webb of Horseheads; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The family will received friends at the Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 29, 2004 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday June 30, 2004 at 11am with Rev. Daniel Barner Officiating. Committal prayers and Interment will follow at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.

HERBERT C. WEBB, 65, of Horseheads RD 1, Town of Catlin.  This morning, Nov. 21, 1951.  Mr. Webb was a veteran of World War I.  Survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Webb; daughters, Mrs. Bernice Benjamin, at home and Mrs. Violet Snyder of Caton; sons, Melvin, Leslie and James Webb, all of Horseheads RD 1 and Roy Webb of Corning RD 2; sister, Mrs. Rose Dorman of Bena, Minn. and a brother, Willard Webb of Birchdale, Minn.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, where friends may call and where funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Wesley H. Kehler.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/21/1951

WEBB
James N. Age 89, of Murphy Hill Rd., Horseheads, died on Sept. 28, 2004 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. He served in the Army during WWII and was retired from Corning, Inc. in 1977. James enjoyed fishing. He is survived by a sister, Violet Snyder of Caton; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home on Friday, October 1, 2004, from 1-3 p.m. where a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats. Memorials in James' name may be made to the charity of one's choice.

WEBB Leslie W
HORSEHEADS – Leslie W. Webb, age 82, of 1147 Chambers Rd, died Wednesday, Nov 15 1995 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  He was born in Minnesota, the son of Herbert and Clara Webb.  He married Emily J. Kimble on Mar 31, 1937 who predeceased him on Apr 27, 1994.  Leslie was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Catlin Center and he is retired from Corning Glass Works. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Edward Novick of Horseheads, Barbara Bryington of Horseheads, son and daughter-in-law, Leslie Jr. and Sandra Webb of Big Flats; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Melvin Webb of Horseheads, James (Ruth) Webb of Horseheads, Roy Web of Corning; sisters, Violet Snyder of Caton and Bernice Scriven of Corning; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home, 69 Main St, Big Flats, Friday from 12 to 2 pm with a funeral and committal service to be held there at conclusion of calling hours at 2 pm Rev Larry W. Parker will officiate. Interment in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.

MERRIT L. WEBB age 86 of 411 William St., Tuesday, August 7, 1990 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He is survived by his sister, Hazel Swartwood of Van Etten; grandson, Ralph George White, Jr., PA granddaughter, Bonnie White, Montour Falls; great-granddaughter, Lili Rodriguez; great-grandson, Michael White.  He was a retired employee of General Electric in Elmira.  Friends are invited to attend a graveside service at Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY Saturday 11 am.  There will be no prior calling hours.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/10/1990

C. LESLIE WEBBER age 66 of St. Petersburg, Fla., Sept. 22, 1964.  He was a member of the Warren C. Hubbard Masonic Lodge 964 in Rochester.  Survived by wife, Mary Jacobs Webber; son, Charles; daughters, Mrs. Douglas Hubbel, Mrs. John Till all of Rochester; brother, Howarth of Big Flats; several grandchildren.  Body at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m. the Rev. Marcy Punnett.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/23/1964

CHARLES HENRY WEBBER, 67 died Friday (Aug. 31, 1934) at the family home in Big Flats.  He was a native of Big Flats.  When a young man he learned the telegrapher’s trade and for years had been employed by the Erie Railroad as a telegraph operator, having been stationed in Big Flats, Corning and elsewhere in this vicinity during his years of employment.  Surviving are two sons, Howarth of Big Flats, and Leslie of Rochester and five grandchildren.  The funeral was held at the family home Monday afternoon.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/4/1934

WEBBER –MRS. ERMINA JENNINGS age 100 of 191 Canisteo St., Corning, N.Y., Wed., March 1, 1967.  Body at the Bellby Funeral Home, Corning where friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  The Rev. Norman Love officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Cappucci of Horseheads, Mrs. Helen Loughridge of Corning, Mrs. Hattie Hooey of Big Flats; two sons, Earl of Corning and Uri of Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Big Flats Baptist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1967

JOHN H. WEBBER died Friday evening at 6 o’clock in the town of Big Flats, age 62 years.  He is survived by nine children, three are step-children; Ermina Jennings, Frank Webber, Fred Webber, Laura VanGorder and Stella Clark of the town of Big Flats and Alice Reilly of Veteran.  The step-children are Jennie M. Harris of the town of Big Flats, Samuel McCord of West Caton, and Charles McCord of Leroy.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at the home at 2 o’clock.  Rev. Mr. Cummings of the Baptist Church of Big Flats will officiate.  Interment will be in the town of Big Flats.  (Rural Home Cemetery) VanBuskirk Bros. of Horseheads are in charge.  –Elmira Advertiser 11/26/1901

ROY J. WEBBER age 77 of Beaver Dams, N.Y. RD 2, Saturday, October 12, 1974 following an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Hugh Smith, Pastor of Northside Community Church, officiating.  Burial in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Fred (Virginia) Osborn of Montour Falls, Mrs. June Rowland of Elmira, Mrs. William (Beverly) Fuller of Beaver Dams.  Mrs. Hubert (Maureen) Personius of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Donald (Shirley) Peterson of Elmira, Mrs. Kenneth (Kay) Parrotte of Beaver Dams, Mrs. Donald (Alison) Wandell of Horseheads; sons of Chester of Beaver Dams, Doyle of Ithaca and Philip of Camp Verde, Ariz., two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Stachowski of Elmira and Mrs. Edith Sawyer of Englewood, Fla.; 55 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Webber was a retired employee of the City of Elmira.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 10/13/1974

WEBBER –SHIRLEY ANN (GOLDEN, WEBBER) PETERSON age 50 of 406 Baty St., Elmira, N.Y. Thursday, June 9, 1983 after an extended illness at home.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Monday at a time to be announced.  Burial Rural Home Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  She is survived by sons, James Golden, Howard Golden and Douglas Golden all of Elmira and Wayne Golden of Millport; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly (Louis) Cubero, Mrs. Robin (Clifford) Smith, both of Elmira, Mrs. Debra (Mike) Saltsgiver Shrock of Houston, Tx.; daughters, Loretta and Lisa Golden both of Elmira; step-children, daughters, Leah (Timothy) Castle and Cathy (Frank) Mucci both of Elmira; sons, Larry and David Peterson both of Elmira, James of Lawton, Okla. and Merle Peterson of Horseheads; sisters, Alison Wandell, Beverly Fuller and June Rowland all of Elmira, Mureen Personus and Kay Parrotte both of Beaver Dams, Virginia Osborne of Montour Falls; brothers, Doyle Webber of Alpine, N.Y., Philip Webber (Pokey) Flagstaff, Ar., Chester Webber of Riverview, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Peterson was a member of the Southport Baptist Church, member of Chapter No. 107 Women of the Moose and of the Academy of Friendship and was a former chairperson of Moose Heart.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/1983

WEBSTER, John M., a life-long resident of Big Flats, died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the family home in Big Flats. Mr. Webster expressed himself as having been feeling in fine health yesterday morning and enjoyed a ride yesterday afternoon in his automobile. He returned to his home about 4 o'clock. After placing his car in the garage, Mr. WEBSTER turned to walk to the residence, when he suffered a heart seizure and fell to the ground. Friends rendered assistance but death followed immediately. The decedent was about 74 years old and is survived by his widow; two sisters, Mrs. H. F. Barrow of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Albina Roland of Erie, Pa.; one brother George WEBSTER, of Erie Pa.; also five nieces and two nephews. Mrs. Elvin D. Weaver, the wife of Police Chief WEAVER of this city, is a niece of the decedent. Mr. and Mrs. WEAVER drove by automobile to Big Flats yesterday afternoon and a short time after their arrival, Mr. Webster's death resulted. The funeral will be held at the home in Big Flats Wednesday at 2 p. m., the Rev. Mr. Howard to officiate. Burial in the Rural Home cemetery in Big Flats. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. June 20, 1921. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi, <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

ADELBERT WEED, 56, of Tompkins Corners died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, 1938 after a brief illness.  He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Walter Payne of Horseheads and Miss Ruth Payne at home; two sons, Irwin of Gibson and Howard at home; a sister, Mrs. William Sheffer of Canton, Wis.; a brother, J. K. Weed of New Enwood, S.D.  The body is in the Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads where the funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. H. E. Malick.  Burial will be in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/4/1938

JOSEPH F. WELDEN, Corning.  Funeral Thursday (Aug.12, 1938) at 2 p.m. at the Sarasfield-Beilby Funeral Home, Corning.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira paper 8/12/1938

 

WELLES William Voss

Age 95 of Big Flats, NY died on Sunday January 8 , 2012 at Elcor Nursing Home . Bill was born April 15, 1916 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Jacob Sloat and Arvilla Voss Welles. He graduated from Corning High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University in 1938. Bill married his wife, Virginia Stone Welles, in Cleveland, Ohio in 1940 . Mr. Welles and his family owned and operated a Dairy Farm in Big Flats, NY from 1940 until his retirement in 1977. Throughout his life he had been very active and had a passion for photography. He had his own dark room and entered many competitions through the local camera clubs. Bill was a very accomplished wood worker who had an extensive wood shop. He was always on the lookout for unusual or rare wood for his projects.  Bill was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads and a member of The Horseheads Kiwanis Club for several years. Mr. Welles was pre-deceased by his wife Virginia on August 7 , 1991 as well as  his brothers and sister-in-law Jacob Sloat Welles II and George M. and Mary Welles . Bill loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them.  Mr. Welles is survived by his children : Stanley & Nikki Welles of Homer Alaska , Donald & Beth Welles of Myakka City , Florida , Nancy Welles of Van Etten , NY , and Dr. Richard & Linda Welles of Big Flats , NY ; grandchildren : Luke & Laura Welles of Barrow , Alaska , Noel & Dave Maxwell of Seward Alaska , Julieanne & Marvin Super of Homer , Alaska , and Karen & Hess Hall of Georgia , Andrew & Jaclyn Welles of Horseheads , NY , Stephen Welles of New York City , and Thomas Welles of Big Flats , NY ; great grandchildren : Alyssa , Hayden , Ryan , and Anna Maxwell , Eric , Andrew , and Kara Super , Jacob and Mariella Hall ; sister and brother-in-law : Dorothy Welles Hagerman & Richard Hagerman of Wendell , Idaho ; sister-in-law : Gertrude (Mrs. J. Sloat Jr.) Welles of California; several nieces, nephews, cousins , and many close friends . Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating Mr. Welles’ Life on Saturday February 11, 2012 at 11 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Church 1034 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Rhonda Kouterick will officiate. Bill will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Virginia in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.   Corning Leader – January 30, 2012

 

WELLS, Frank J.
Age 75, of 989 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, Friday, February 13, 1970.  Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Visiting hours: Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2 pm., the Rev. Orey Crippen.  Rural Home Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Clara Oldroyd Wells; daughters, Mrs. James (Ella) Smith of Pine City; Mrs. Gordon (Helen) Van Houten of Breesport; sons, James J. of Horseheads, Franklin E. of Lewis, N.Y., Kenneth G. of Horseheads, Raymond J. of Reading Center, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

WELLS, Frank J.
 Of 989 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads.  Funeral at the Phillips Funeral Home, Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orrey Crippen.  Pallbearers: Douglas Wells, Richard and Roger Van Houten, Ernest and James Smith and James Moore.  Rural Home Cemetery.

JAMES J. WELLS, age 85, of 391 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, NY died on Thursday June 17, 2004.  Mr. Wells was born June 9, 1919 in Kinner Hill, PA the son of the late Frank & Clara Oldroyd Wells.  He married his wife, Loretta Kiser Wells, who predeceased him on December 22, 1992.  Mr. Wells was predeceased by his brother Raymond Wells and sisters, Helen Van Houten and Ella “Peggy” Smith.  Jim was a retired farmer in Big Flats and a member of the NYS Farm Bureau.  He was also a member of Big Flats Masonic Lodge F & AM and a lifetime member of the Big Flats Fire Dept.  Mr. Wells is survived by his daughter and son-in-law; Marlene & James O. Moore of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law; Kevin & LuAnn Wells with whom he resided; grandchildren; Jeffery & Karyn Moore, Randall Moore & Shannon Champagne, Chad & Amy Moore, Alysha Wells and Brittany Wells; great grandchildren; Kiersten Moore, MacKenzie Moore, Delaney Moore, Bryce Moore, and Jared Moore; brothers and sisters-in-law; Kenneth & Phyllis Wells of Horseheads, NY and Franklin & Mae Wells of Lewis, NY; several nieces, Nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Monday June 21, 2004 from 7-9 p.m.  Mr. Wells’ funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday June 22, 2004 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate.  Interment in Rural Home Cemetery in Big Flats, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

GEORGE PUTNAM WEST age 82 of Big Flats, NY, Monday, March 25, 1996 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  George is survived by his loving wife, Leola (Lee) West; daughters, Nancy (Mrs. Ken) Kohlman of Phoenix, AZ, Carol (Mrs. Dennis) Hetherington of Antioch, TN, Sheila (Mrs. Scott) French of Big Flats, NY, Laurie Raplee of Lutz, FL, Pamela West (Steve LaFave) of Manchester, NH, Lisa (Mrs. Kevin) McGill of Elmira Heights, NY; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother Wilson (Louise) West of Walhill, NY; sisters, Miriam (Donald) VanDresser of Willston, VT, Janet (Rexford) Richards of Watkins Glen, NY; several nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends.  George was an avid outdoorsman and gifted gardener.  He took great pride in his lawn and garden.  He was retired from the Erie Railroad and National Homes.  George saved the life of his sister, Janet from a fire when they were children and has been active in the Fire Department since then.  George is a past president of the NYPenn Fire Department and the Tyrone Fire Department, a member of the Central New York Fire Department and a life member of the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Company.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, 1996 at 2:00 PM at Hills Funeral Home in Big Flats with the Rev. Rick Price officiating.  Interment will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  The family will provide flowers.  Donations in George’s memory may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY, Big Flats Volunteer Fire Company, Big Flats, NY or the Tyrone Fire Department, Tyrone, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/26/1996

PHYLLIS MARIE WHEATON, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Wheaton of Big Flats died Wednesday (Jan. 1930) morning at 2 o’clock.  The funeral was held today at 2 o’clock.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira paper 1/1930

BERNARD WHEELER of Pine City.  Saturday, (July 2, 1944) 2 p.m. at the Sarsfield-Beilby Funeral Home, Corning.  Rev. George Burroughs.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Unnamed Elmira paper.

CLARENCE A. WHEELER, 62 of 775 E. Second St., Thursday, Sept. 25, 1958.  He was a parking lot attendant.  Survived by mother, Mrs. Emma Crawford, aunt, Mrs. Florence Brown, both of Elmira.  Body at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Calling hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Derwin Hauser.  Rural Home Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/13/1958

MISS ELINOR M. WHEELER, 18 of Painted Post RD 2, formerly of Owego, Saturday, April 22, 1961.  She was enrolled in a beautician school.  Survived by mother, Mrs. Wayne M. Eyre of Painted Post RD 2; sister, Mrs. Floyd Shelp of Corning; brother, Bernard of Painted Post RD 2.  Body at Beltby Funeral Home, Corning.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m. the Rev. William Cusworth.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/24/1961

ERNEST WHEELER, 43, died Feb. 26, 1934 of pleura-pneumonia at the family home in Ovid.  He had been ill one week.  Mr. Wheeler is survived by six sons; Ernest, Robert, Bernard, Ivan, Sherman, Delos; two daughters, Ethel and Margaret; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Wheeler of Jackson Summit, Pa.; three brothers, Chester Wheeler of Interlaken, Sherman Wheeler of Pine City, John Wheeler of  Millerton, Pa; three sisters, Mrs. Glenn Congdon of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Harold White of Jackson Summit, Pa.; Mrs. Nathaniel Friends of Ovid; two aunts, Miss Margaret R. Wilcox of Elmira, Lydia Andrews of Millerton, Pa.  The funeral was held at the family home Thursday noon.  The Rev. George W. Burroughs of Pine City officiated.  Burial was in the Rural Home Cemetery at Big Flats.  Mrs. Wheeler died a year ago.  The following relatives attended the funeral; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Groome of Nichols, Earl White and daughter, Mrs. Ray Copp of Corning; Miss Margaret Wilcox of Elmira; Mrs. John VanGorder of Williamsport, Pal; Simeon McCarthy, Mrs. Ernest June and William Brown of Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1934

 

WHEELER Lena Wheeler Reed

Age 91, died peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2011. She leaves behind her loving daughters, Loretta (John Long) Palmer, Sherry Garland and Joyce (Gene) Wheeler; sisters, Edith Keenan and Grace Mitstifer; grandchildren, Clyde Palmer Jr., Connie Newman, Lori Palmer, Billy Palmer; Leland (Cindy) Garland, Dawn (A. C. ) Hughes III, Rory (Willie) Price; Edward (Beth) Wheeler, Jill (Keith) Benjamin, Staci (David) Reed; along with 19 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; namesake, Lena Freeman, special friends, David Holmes and Wayne Beechum. She was affectionately known as "leaping Lena" and her call name on her CB was TLC, and she also cared for seven foster children. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 (noon). A Memorial Service honoring her life will be celebrated by Pastor Dan Dykes immediately following the gathering at 12 PM. She will be laid to rest in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY with her beloved Thomas at the convenience of her family.   Star Gazette – October 20, 2011

RALPH W. WHEELER, 19, of 166 E. Morris St., Bath, formerly of Painted Post RD 2, Saturday, April 22, 1961.  He was a service station attendant.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Carolyn Beckman Wheeler; mother, Mrs. Wayne M. Eyre of Meads Creek Road, Painted Post RD 2; sister, Mrs. Floyd Shelp of Corning; brother, Bernard of Painted Post RD 2.  Body at Bielby Funeral Home, Corning.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m., the Rev. William Cusworth.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/24/1961

WHEELER Robert E Sr.
Robert E. Sr. Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather Age 62, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. He was born October 19, 1943 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Robert Ralph and Donna Rae (Kinner) Wheeler. He was also preceded in death by his uncle, Arleigh Criss; and brother, Bud Wheeler. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Elsie (Tice) Wheeler; beloved children, Robert (Christina) Wheeler Jr. of Elmira Heights, NY, Michael (Christal) Wheeler of Campbell, NY, Peggy Cleaver (Jake Slocum) of Elmira Heights, NY; grandpa's angels, Tara (Matt) Shumaker, Tonya Wheeler (Chris Tuttle), Amanda Wheeler, Kira Wheeler, Courtney Wheeler, Kassie Cleaver, Alex Cleaver; great-grandchildren, the apple of his eye, Sierra Tuttle and Derek Shumaker; special aunt, Doris Criss; brother, Ricky (Ethel) Wheeler; sisters, Joyce, Karen and Betty Wheeler and Ginger Jones; brothers-in-law, Gerald (Linda) Tice, John (Rubby) Tice and Paul Tice; sisters-in-law, Nellie (Dick) Zeise and Barb (Michael) Snider; along with many nieces and nephews. "Bob" as he was affectionately known, was presently employed by World Kitchen of Corning, NY as a PLI. His #1 priority in his life was spending time with his family. He also enjoyed the special fishing trips with his beloved grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, March 19, 2006, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Celebration services honoring "Bob's" life will take place there on Monday, March 20th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats, NY.

THELMA JUNE WHEELER.  The funeral of Thelma June, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wheeler of big Flats will be held at the home of the grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Moss at Big Flats, Thursday at 2 p.m.  Burial in the Big Flats Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1929

WHITAKER –MARY ELEANOR RICHARDS age 79 of 206 Camden Ave., Horseheads, Monday, September 2, 1991 at Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  Friends may call at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11;00 AM at the funeral home.  Burial, Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Those wishing may make memorial donations in Mary’s name to the American Heart Association, 530 West Church St., Elmira, NY.  She is survived by sons, James Richards of Corning, Gerald Richards of Horseheads; daughters & sons-in-law, Mary Lou Yedinak of Elmira Heights, Christina Konco of Horseheads, Eleanor & William Watson of Zephyrhills, FL, Betty Ann & Ernest Witter of Horseheads; daughter-in-law, Barbara Richards of Erin; 28 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.  She was predeceased by her husband, George Dewey Richards on July 20, 1964 and her son, Charles George Richards on June 27, 1987.  She was born October 20, 1911 in Oxford, NY, daughter of Leon and Ethel Stanton Whitaker.  She was retired from Corning Inc., Fallbrook Plant with 45 years of accumulated service.  She was an avid bingo and euchre player.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/3/1991

LE GRAND P. WHITCOMB. Big Flats Suicide.  Some Facts and Views About the Death of Le Grand P. Whitcomb.  Le Grand P. Whitcomb committee suicide at his home in Big Flats Monday morning by firing a bullet through his brain with a revolver.  He was found dead in bed when called for breakfast.  It is said that Mr. Whitcomb had brooded over his being named as a co-respondent in a divorce action brought by Dr. Welcome Hanor against his wife.  It was charged that Mr. Whitcomb had been intimate with Mrs. Hanor, but the plaintiff in action had never been able to prove that this was true.  Mr. Whitcomb had testified that the charges were utterly false.  He was also a relative of Mrs. Serepthia Easterbrook whose body was cremated in the fire that destroyed the Easterbrook hotel in Big Flats early in April 1909.  Mr. Whitcomb was in the hotel at the time of the fire and barely escaped with his life.  His friends say, however, that he had become discouraged with life after brooding over his forced connection with the divorce action.  He had said that he could never live down the wrong which had been done to him.  Mrs. Whitcomb died a number of years ago and Mr. Whitcomb and his daughter, Mildred, aged twelve years had been residing with Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Easterbrook.  Besides the daughter, Mr. Whitcomb is survived by two brothers, J. T. Whitcomb of Batavia, and one brother in the west.  The funeral was held at the family home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  The Rev. John Stillwell officiated.  The service at the grave was conducted by the members of Big Flats lodge, No. 378, F. and A. M.  The body was laid at rest in the new cemetery at Big Flats.  –Elmira Telegram 10/23/1910

REGAL KENNETH WHITCOMB JR., 15, River Rd., near Corning, Friday, July 28, 1950.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Whitcomb; sisters, Susanne and Caroline at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Madge LaTourette of Lennoxville, Pa.  The body is at the family home.  Private prayer service Monday at 1:45 p.m. at the home followed by funeral at First Presbyterian Church, Corning at 2, the Rev. Paul Hazlett.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/30/1950

DONALD B. WHITE JR. age 20 of the Eacher Hollow Rd., Big Flats, Monday, April 19, 1976.  Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Wed. 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thurs. at 11 a.m., burial at the convenience of the family in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Friends may give a memorial to the charity of their choice.  Survived by parents, Donald and Gayle McIntyre White; brother, James with U.S. Air Force, Lachland, Texas; sister, Reclinda at home; grandmother, Mrs. Jessie White of Bath and Mrs. H. E. Mayes of Bradenton, Fla.  He attended Big Flats schools and was a graduate of the Bredon School of Welding in Genesee, PA.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/21/1976

EARL WHITE, 71 of 14 Maple St., south Corning, Monday, Jan. 30, 1956.  He was a retired carpenter from the Corning Glass Works.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fred Bierwiler, Mrs. Kenneth Conklin and Mrs. Robert Swenson, all of South Corning; and one brother, Jasper White of Elmira.  The body is at the Carpenter Funeral Home in Corning where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral from there Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Lorimer Crippen.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/31/1956

FRED WHITE age 82, of 2797 Hammond St., Big Flats, Friday, Oct. 4, 1968.  Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  private funeral Monday, the Rev. Lewis Newkirk.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Survived by sister, Mrs. Mae W. Coop of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. White was a member of the Senior citizens Club of Elmira, member of Big Flats Masonic Lodge; he was a retired self-employed painter.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 10/6/1968

FRED ROBERT WHITE, 72 of Nichols, Friday, Dec. 24, 1954.  He was a native of Millerton, Pa.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lula White of Nichols; brothers, Jack White of Elmira and Earl of corning.  The body is at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Austin Rogers.  Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 12/26/1954

JAMES WHITE, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest White of Corning, Sunday, Aug. 18, 1946.  Survived by parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Edward White of Corning.  The body is at Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral and burial at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette -8/19/1946

WILLIAM H. WHITE, 82, died at the family home in Big Flats Tuesday night, Mar. 2, 1937.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Henry Kopp of Rochester, two sons, Edward of Corning and Frederick of Big Flats.  The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Funeral announcement later.  (Buried Rural Home Cemetery)  -Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1937

WHITELEY –MRS. JANET SAXTON, 51, of 25 Conhocton St., Corning, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1942 at a Corning hospital following an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Saxton was born at New Bedford, Mass., the daughter of Mason and Janet MacFarland Whiteley.  She was married to Albert Saxton of Corning, who died several years ago.  She leaves two daughters; Mrs. Harold Benedict and Mrs. Paul Smith of Corning; her mother and a sister, Miss Florence Whiteley, both of New Bedford, Mass.  The body is at the Stover funeral home, Corning where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Elmer J. Stuart officiating.  Burial will be in Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/1942

WHITNEY –MRS. DOROTHY (BERNET D.) MATHEWS – The funeral of Mrs. Bernet Dorothy Mathews will be held at the home of Mrs. Minnie Gould, 55 Gould Street Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. L. E. Otter will officiate.  Burial in the Rural Home Cemetery, Big Flats.  Mrs. Mathews left many reminiscences of early days in Chemung County.  Her eldest living child is Floyd Marsh of 1367 College Avenue, who is hale and hearty at 73 years.  Mrs. Mathews who would have been 92 years of age, April 13th this years, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Whitney, who about 100 years ago came by covered wagon from Massachusetts and settled at Webb Mills in the Town of Southport.  Mr. Whitney is said to have built the first frame school house in that vicinity.  Doing government construction work, Mr. Whitney came to Elmira for his pay and at times was unable to buy paper.  He often had to write his statement of dues on white birch bark.  Mrs. Mathews was seven years old where her mother died and nine years later she married Charles H. Marsh, who was also a builder and constructed a brick block at Horseheads.  Until recently Mrs. Mathews enjoyed good sight and was a devoted reader having been interested in all important events.  She was a thorough Christian character and of pleasing disposition.  Her eight children and 60 grandchildren, almost without exception reside in Elmira or within a few miles of the city.  Prior to her ten years stay with her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Gould, Mrs. Mathews lived with the late Mrs. Alta Gould, another daughter who was the mother of Willard Gould of the Hartwright Company of Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/1931
 

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