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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York
Obituaries

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Knowthat you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 


You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

 

Woodlawn Obituaries

SPEEN - SCHROEDER, Dorothy Speen
Age 76, of Elmira Heights, NY, died at home on Oct. 5, 2008. She was born Jan. 31, 1932 to the late Andrew Speen and Julia Haverlak. She is survived by several cousins including, Jerry and Shirley Kohena of Hector, NY. She worked for the Bookmobile in Chemung County for many years and was a longtime resident of Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sat., Oct. 11, 2008, from 1-3:00 p.m., where an Orthodox Christian Funeral Service will take place at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jason Kappanadze to officiate. Interment will take place at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2008

SPENCE –RACHAEL BAILEY, of Elmira, NY, died August 7, 2005 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  She is survived by her son, Robert Taylor of Pittsburgh, PA; granddaughter, Nicole Turcsik of Ithaca, NY; grandson, Jesse Siemon of Ithaca, NY; five great-grandchildren; nephew, Lawrence Huntley of Horseheads, NY; several other nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors.  Rachael was predeceased by daughter, Laura; son, Bruce; husband, Charles Bailey; her parents, James and Rachel Morter Spence; a sister, Viola Huntley; and companion, Richard Jennings.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (.E.S.) and District Deputy Grand Matron for Chemung-Schuyler-Tioga District, also a member of the Red Hat Society, the Women of the Moose, the Elks and the V.F.W.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with funeral service there Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. William Vallet will officiate.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  Those wishing may make memorials to the Order of The Easter Star Home, c/o Grand Chapter OES-NY, 1400 Utica Street, Apt. 106, Oriskany, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

SPENCE - BAILEY
Rachael Of Elmira, NY, died August 7, 2005 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her son, Robert Taylor of Pittsburgh, PA; granddaughter, Nicole Turcsik of Ithaca, NY; grandson, Jesse Siemon of Ithaca, NY; five great-grandchildren; nephew, Lawrence Huntley of Horseheads, NY; several other nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors. Rachael was predeceased by daughter, Laura; son, Bruce; husband, Charles Bailey; her parents, James and Rachel Morter Spence; a sister, Viola Huntley; and companion, Richard Jennings. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.) and District Deputy Grand Matron for Chemung-Schuyler-Tioga District, also a member of the Red Hat Society, the Women of the Moose, the Elks and The V.F.W. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with Funeral Service there Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. William Vallet will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the Order of The Eastern Star Home, C/O Grand Chapter OES-NY, 1400 Utica Street, Apt. 106, Oriskany, NY 13424.

SPENCER - SLOCUM, ALMIRA S.  Services for Almira Spencer Slocum, 85, Millerton, will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Max W. Furman officiating and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  Mrs. Slocum died Feb. 28, 1984 at home.  She was born Feb. 27, 1899 in Millerton, daughter of Jerome and Bessie Arnot Spencer.  She was a member of Millerton United Methodist Church.  She was a school teacher in Wells Twp., Bradford Co., and also in Millerton.  She was active in community affairs.  She is survived by daughters, Marion S. Bennett of Millerton and Mrs. James (Betty) Cook of Stillwater, ME; sons, Wallace of Elmira, Eugene of Troy and Wilbur of Allentown; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.  (TGR March 8, 1984)

SPENCER - Andrew J. Spencer, aged 93 years, died at the home of his son, Jerome Spencer, at Oneonta, NY, Wednesday, May 8, [1935]. Mr. Spencer was born in West Burlington, Aug. 13, 1841, son of Rufus and Mary Card Spencer. June 8, 1870, he married Harriet Spencer, of Maple Ridge, PA. Mr. Spencer was a civil war veteran, having been a member of Company E. 107th NY Volunteers, and served three years and nine months. When President Lincoln's body laid in state in Chicago, Mr. Spencer was one of the soldiers detailed as a guard of honor. He was for many years a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Millerton. He is survived by one son, Jerome Spencer, of Oneonta; a daughter, Mrs. C.W. Sheldon of Wellsboro; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at Millerton Friday afternoon; burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 15, 1935

 

SPIVEY Joe R.

Age 71 of Elmira, NY. He was born June 30, 1941 in Watley, GA son of the late Willie J. and Mary (Davis) Spivey and died Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife Juanita (Thomas); children David (Marti) Samuels, Derek Jefferson and Kim Thomas all of Elmira; grandson Jared Mosier of NJ; sisters Rosie (David) Coley of Apoka, FL, Juanita Thompkins and Genetta Carter both of Elmira; brothers Lephar (Dorothy) Spivey of Jacksonville, FL and Alton (Joan) Spivey of Florence, SC, mother-in-law Mamie Thomas of Elmira; sisters-in-law Shirley Thomas of Syracuse and Delphine Thomas of Atlanta, GA; aunt Evelyn Cummings of Dublin, GA along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends; and canine companion Scooby. Joe retired from Schweizer Aircraft after 35 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, November 30th from 10 am to 11:30 am. His funeral service will be held at 11:30 am. Elder Caranell Parks will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette November 28, 2012

 

SPIVEY Lucille - HOWARD Lucille "Little Bit" Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at her home. Lucille was born in Dublin, GA, daughter of the late Willie and Mary (Davis) Spivey. Lucille will always be remembered for her compassion and love for those she knew. She was very dedicated to her family and will be missed dearly. She is survived by her husband, McBride Howard of 55 years; daughters, Mary and Catherine Howard, both of Elmira, Maxie Howard of Syracuse, NY, Idella Howard of Rosemond, CA and Charlene Howard of Turners Falls, Mass; sons, Jesse Howard of Corning, NY, Ernest (Deborah) Howard of Elmira and Joseph Howard of Canton, PA; sisters, Rosie (David) Coley of Apoka, FL, Juanita Thompkins and Genetta Carter, both of Elmira; brothers, Lephar (Dorothy) Spivey of Jacksonville, FL, Joe (Juanita) Spivey of Elmira and Alton (Joan) Spivey of Florence, SC; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; many friends. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, May 1, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. with Rev. Pendexter D. Mack officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

SPOTTS Boyd M. Sr.
Age 89 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday May 5, 2008 at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Spotts was born October 30, 1918 in Spangler, PA the son of the late Aaron and Nellie Adams Spotts. Boyd married his wife Mary Margaret "Muggsey" Cowan Spotts, on July 31, 1940 and she pre-deceased him on May 16, 2007 after 67 years of marriage. He was also pre-deceased by his brother William and his sister Helen Marie. Boyd was a veteran of WWII, serving his country with the US Army. Mr. Spotts was known for his many carpentry projects in the Elmira area. Mr. Spotts is survived by his loving children: Bud & Diane Spotts, Chucksey & Barb Spotts, and Bill & Sherry Spotts; grandchildren: Mary Ann (Mark) Callahan, Amy Spotts, Kelly (Jeff) Keagle, Katy (Darren) Ascone, and Beau Spotts; great grandchildren: Chloe and Ethan Callahan, Max and Mason Keagle, and Bella Ascone. Boyd is also survived by his sister Posie Hurd of Wellsburg, NY; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. The Spotts family wish to thank the following care-givers who provided Boyd with love and compassion during his final journey in life: Carol Holecek, Bonnie Butler, the Staff of Hospice, Dr. Thomas Rodgers and Dr. Dominic Romeo. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, from 5 - 7 p.m. Mr. Spotts' Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Sidney Aldrich officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Spotts. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Spotts through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/6/2008.

SPRAGUE
MRS. AMEILIA  DELLA SPRAGUE JONES, widow of Peter C. Jones, a former resident at 604 E. Church Street died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel West at Roseville, Pa.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mabel West of Roseville, Pa., and Mrs. Seymour Hollenbeck of Horseheads; three brothers, Leroy Sprague of Soap Lake, Washington, Winfield of Spokane, Washington, Cassius of Elmira, three grandchildren.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Chemung.  The funeral will be held at the Harrington funeral home, Thursday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. John Richards will officiate.  Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.  1927

DARRILYN MAE SPRAGUE, four months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Sprague of 321 Glen Avenue died Saturday. (May 19, 1934)  The child is survived by the parents, two brothers, Leon Jr. and Duane; a sister, Barbara.  The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Harrington Funeral Home.  The Rev. A. M. Laird officiated.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/21/1934

SPRAGUE – Eileen Louise Sprague, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Howard L. Sprague of 825 Broadway, Elmira, died Tuesday, July 3, 1962. Survived by parents; brother, Carl at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Louis V. Seeley of Roseville; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Sprague of Elmira RD. Private Funeral in Elmira at convenience of the family. Burial in Baby Land, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. – Mansfield Advertiser, 4 July 1962, p.4

SPRINGER - McCARTHY Virginia M.
Age 83 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born February 1, 1926 in Elmira, daughter of the late Walter and Daisy (Dibble) Springer, and died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James L. McCarthy; children and their spouses, Edward and Joy Carl of MS, Ronnie and Pam Carl of AZ, Veronica and Tony Yarborough of GA, Patrick and Susan McCarthy of GA, Wayne McCarthy of Hector, NY and Daniel and Denise McCarthy of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; brother, Charles Springer of FL. Mrs. McCarthy retired from Anchor Glass with over 30 years of service. She enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, crossword puzzles, word search, the outdoors, and she loved wildlife, especially deer. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, June 13th, from 1 to 3 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/11/2009

SQUIRE –MRS. BEATRICE (PEG) BENNET age 78 of 5008 Middle Rd., Horseheads, formerly of Rochester, N.Y. Monday, April 11, 1977 of St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads Tuesday from 7 to 9, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral services will be held there on Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Edward R. McCracken officiating.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Doris Paine of Horseheads; sons, Herbert A. Bennett, Vancouver, Wash. and Robert C. Bennett of Horseheads; brothers, John Squire of Lawtons, N.Y.; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Bennett was the widow of Nathaniel J. Bennett who died in 1957. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/12/1977

WILLIAM M. SQUIRES age 64 of 513 Jones Court, Sunday, April 25, 1982.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Tuesday at conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Bruce Cummings will officiate.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce; sons, William M. Squires III of Gillett, PA, Robert Squires of Olean, NY, Roger Squires of Gillett, PA and John G., John R. and Joseph Squires all of Elmira; daughters, Patricia Squires of Gillett, PA, Fonda Squires of Darien, NY, Susette, Tina and Tammy Squires all of Elmira; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  He was a World War II Veteran serving with the US Army and a former employee of Ward LaFrance.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/26/1982  (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery)

 

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