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AMEIGH Beverly D. (Ameigh) Erway
age 67 of Town & Country Estates, Troy, Pa., died
unexpectedly at home on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. She was born March 7, 1943 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late James "Doc" and Irene (Warters) Ameigh. Beverly was a graduate of Troy Area High School and worked at Eureka in Troy prior to declining health. She enjoyed homemaking and in her younger years liked horses and loved to dance. She cherished time spent with her family especially her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. with Pastor Myra Goss officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Baptist Hill Cemetery, Coryland, Pa. Survivors include her daughter Sherri Benjamin (Joel Newman), son, Greg Erway, grandchildren, Kody and Kendra Benjamin, brother and sister-in-law, James (Sharon) Ameigh, and John Benjamin, several nieces, nephews, other family members and close friends. Towanda Daily Review - November 15, 2010
ANTHONY, HANNA L., Hanna Louise Anthony, 19 month old daughter of Wayne and Dolores Wilson Anthony, Gillett RD2, died August 28, 1987 at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brothers, Isaac and Lucas Anthony at home. Funeral services were held at the Mosherville Bible Church in Mosherville on September 2 with Rev. William Walker officiating. Interment will be in Coryland Cemetery. A memorial gift fund will be set up at the Mosherville Bible Church in Hanna’s memory. (TGR Sept. 3, 1987)
BUCHANAN ABRAHAM (Columbia X Roads) A. Buchanan, an esteemed friend and neighbor, who has been long a resident of this township, died last Saturday. He had been out of health for some time, but able to be about until a very short time before his death. Services were held at the home Thursday, interment at cemetery in Coryland. (Abraham Buchanan of Columbia, Feb. 1st, of Bright’s disease, aged 53 years.)
(Coryland News) Abram Buchanan died at the home of his son Irvin near Austinville last Saturday. Interment in the Presbyterian cemetery of this place on Tuesday. TGR 1902
(Local News) David C. COREY, a brother of Attorney H. B. Corey of this boro, died on Friday in New Haven, Conn. He was about 40 years old and a native of Coryland, this county. He was a traveling salesman and had made his home in New Haven for about ten years. He leaves a widow, two sisters and one other brother –Mrs. S. S. Leonard of Mansfield; Mrs. A. P. Noble of Wells, and Mark R. Corey of Elmira. The funeral was held in Elmira and interment was in the Coryland cemetery. TGR 1914
DEERY –JANE O. (DEERY) RICE, age 67, of Gillett, PA, died on Saturday, February 22, 2003 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was born in Elmira, NY, a daughter of the late Harry and Jane L. (Bellows) Deery. Jane was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church and the Wells-Jackson Lions Club Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to sew and quilt for her family and friends. Jane is survived by her son, R. Michael Post of Syracuse, NY; daughters, Tina M. (Gary) Lido of Elmira, Darlene J. (William) Fink of Julian, PA, Margaret A. Riley of Mound City, MO; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Ruth) Deery of Shortsville, NY, H. Martin (Lois) Deery, Clifford (Dawn) Deery of Elmira; sisters, Pauline (Dave) Orr of Albermarle, NC, Helen (Bernard) Tomko of Chicago, IL; and several nieces and nephews. A special granddaughter, Tanya Patnode, was residing with Jane and caring for her during her illness. In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald N. Rice, and her brother, Kelly Deery. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA on Wednesday, February 26, 2003, from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Laurie B. Greenlaw, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Jane’s name to the Wells-Jackson Lions Club, c/o Charles Winter Stein, RR 2, Box 114, Millerton, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette. (Buried Coryland Cemetery).
EDWARDS –CECELIA C. – Mrs. Nelson Wolf died in Columbia Township, Bradford County, December 22, 1880 in the 63d year of her age, wife of Mr. Nelson Wolf, to whom she had been married 42 years and by whom she had five children, three of whom survive her and are married. She left also two grandchildren. Her funeral was largely attended on the 26th at the Presbyterian Church of Aspinwall and was conducted by the Rev. Joel Jones, her former pastor and intimate friend for thirty years and Rev. A. G. Harned, her late pastor, who chose for his text, Psalms 127.2-”So he giveth his beloved sleep.” She had been an acute and constant sufferer for many years, but bore up with wonderful patience and cheerfulness and died surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Her husband has sustained an irreparable loss. The 31st chapter of Proverbs was read as strikingly appropriate, with the remark that to this description of a virtuous woman, she added the higher virtues of the Christian. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also and praiseth her. She early professed the Christian religion and united with the Presbyterian church of Aspinwall of which her husband is honored deacon. No one was more respected in the community and by the ministers of every Evangelical denomination, who were always welcomed to her house and table. She had no enemies for she made none and her memory will long be cherished with respect and affection. (Buried Coryland Cemetery, Wells Twp., Bradford Co., PA)
EICK Robert Holcombe Eick
88, of Towanda, formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Bradford County Manor, West Burlington. Born July 26, 1922, in Three Bridges, N.J., he was a son of William and Mary Case Eick. Bob was a Navy Veteran of World War II serving on the USS Pondera. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, operating his family farm, Rolling Acres Jerseys, Columbia Cross Roads, from 1957 until his retirement in 1988. He enjoyed showing his Jersey cows at fairs, winning numerous awards. Bob was a former member of the Columbia-Gillett Grange, American Jersey Cattle Club and a former leader of the Hill n' Dale 4-H Club. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. Surviving are his wife Evelyn (Foster Hance) Eick, with whom he celebrated 25 years of marriage, on April 20, 2010; five children, William (Sally) Eick, Fred (Carolyn) Eick and Beth (Jerry) Root, all of Columbia Cross Roads, Virginia (William) Kieser of Trout Run, and Raymond (Sally) Eick of Memphis, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Phillips of Wernersville. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois (Dietrich) Eick, in 1981, to whom he was married to for 37 years; a step-son, Joe Hance, in 2009; and his brother-in-law, Orville Phillips in 2005. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Coryland Church, 3028 Hickory Road, Columbia Cross Roads, with Pastor Myra Goss officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Coryland Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to the Coryland Cemetery Association, c/o Velma Beach, Treas., 2785 Checkerville Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 15, 2010
(Coryland News) John GUSTIN of Gilletts died at the home of Chas. Bakers on Judson Hill February 5th, aged 90 years. He was born in New Jersey and came with his parents to this place when a small boy. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Julia Howland and Miss Anna Gustin, the well-known nurse: also two brothers, Timothy Gustin of this place and William Gustin of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Mary Wilson of Troy. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church last Saturday p.m. Rev. Mr. Burrell of Sylvania officiated. The pall-bearers were nephews of the deceased: Fred Watkins, John Wolfe, William Gustin, M. R. Corey, Enoch Kilgore and Jud Kilgore. White lillies from Mrs. Edwin Swayze, sheaf of wheat and smilax from Robert Howley. TGR 1901 (No Tombstone)
HALL Shirley (Hall) Noble
77, of Coryland, Pa., died on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Tommy G. Noble who died in 1988. The couple married July 23, 1954 and had 34 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Coryland Church on the Hickory Road, just past the four corners in Coryland, Pa. The funeral service to honor Shirley's life will be held at noon at the church with Pastor Myra Goss and Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., has been entrusted with arrangements. Shirley was born on May 16, 1935 in Sayre, Pa., a daughter of the late Levi and Alice (Wilber) Hall. She was a Troy High School graduate, Class of 1954. She worked as the cafeteria manager at Mosherville Elementary School for 28 years and always worked alongside her husband and family on their dairy farm. Shirley was a 50-year member of Coryland Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, elder, and trustee. She was also a member of the church's quilting group where they made sleeping bags and quilts for the homeless. Shirley was a lifetime member on both the local and state level of the American Jersey Cattle Association, was a member of the Grand Paraders Square Dancers in Troy, and was on the Bradford County Republican Women's Comminute for many years. She enjoyed the time she spent with her family; especially her monthly visits with the "Wilber Girls." Shirley is survived by her daughter Sharon Noble and friend Bill Chappell; Sharon's daughter Michelle (John) Roupp and their son Damein; her son Stephen (Donna) Noble and their daughter Stephanie (Rich) Havens; her son Terry Noble and his children Jessica Noble and friend Adam King and Jessica's daughter Abigail; Jennifer Noble and her children Lillian and Jackson; and Timothy (Julia) Noble and his sons Thomas (Jamie) Noble and their children Makenna and Karson; Adam Noble and friend Harley Teribury and his son Zeke; her son Stuart (Elaine) Noble and their children Maria Jo, Wesley and Cory, all of the Coryland area; her sister Bette Hall of Troy; her brothers Russell (Rose) Hall of Troy and Larry (JoAnn) Hall of Columbia Cross Roads; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends Linda Noble and her family, Harlan and Jackie Press, Sandy Stewart, Jan Jenkins, Velma Roy, Melba Campbell, Barb and Bob Baker, Bill and Nancy Dibble, and Steve and Judy Burger. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tommy, infant brother David, and her mother and father-in-law LaVere and Frances Noble. Shirley's family will provide flowers for her service. They have asked memorial contributions be made in Shirley's memory to the Big Elm Fire Department, c/o Donna Noble, P.O. Box 249, Millerton, PA 16936; or Bradford County Dairy Promotions Scholarship Fund, c/o Connie Kuhlman, 1848 Babcock Hill Rd., Rome, PA 18837; or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848. Please place on the memo line of the check: for the purchase of audio Bibles on CD and for booklets entitled "My Shepard is the Lord" for other hospice patients to use. Star Gazette – November 4, 2012
KILGORE - Roy, Mrs. Catherine A – aged 70, died in her home in Coryland Monday, Feb 4, 1946 at 6:30 pm. She is survived by two sons, Harold Z Roy and Albert D. Roy, Gillett, 11 grandchildren and on great grandchild. Services will be held at her late home this Thursday at 2:30 pm. Rev. Orey Crippen, Rev. Glenn Dewey and Rev. Russell Camp officiating with burial in Coryland.
LEWIS - RUTH ROY
Ruth A. Roy, age 94, of Hillcrest Apts., Troy, PA died Saturday, November 23, 1996. Mrs. Roy was the last surviving child of Stephen and Alice Burnham Lewis and was born in Gillett, PA. She was an active member of the Coyland Church and a 75 year member of the Gillett Grange. Mrs. Roy is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Conklin of Troy; son, Loren (Joan) Roy of Gillett; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Watson Roy, also of Gillett; grandchildren, Michael, Brian, Bruce and LaRue Roy, Jack Slocum and Angela Slocum Gernert; two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harold, in 1950; son, Jim in 1949 and daughter Gwendolyn Slocum in 1978. Funeral services were held at the Coryland Church in Coryland on Novemer 25 with the Rev. Duane Johnson and the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Coryland Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Friends may contribute to the Coryland Church Scholarship Fund or the Coryland Cemetery. Donations may be directed to Sue Johnson, RR 1, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR Thursday, November 28, 1996)
TOMMY G. NOBLE, 53, a well-known Northern Tier cattleman of Gillett RD 2, died Saturday, June 11, 1988 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born March 13, 1934 in Troy, the son of LaVere and Frances Manley Noble. Tommy Nobel’s family settled their Wells Township farm in 1832 and for the last 100 years was noted for the Jersey cattle the farm produced. Their breading stock has been sold worldwide. Ironically, Mr. Noble was recently elected president of the Wells-Jackson Lions Club which, with the Prudential Insurance Co., donated $2,230 to buy a “Circle O” cutter which is used in conjunction with the Jaws of Life to cut metal and free accident victims. The cutter was used to free the Nobles. He was a charter member of the Wells-Jackson Lions Club and was a life member of the Dairy Shrine. He was a director of the Pennsylvania Jersey Cattle Club. He was a member of the American Jersey Cattle Club; member of Bradford and Tioga County Jersey Cattle Club, member of the Grand Paraders Square Dance Club and member and former trustee of the Coryland Presbyterian Church. His hobbies included showing Jersey cattle at fairs, collecting and displaying bottles and square dancing. He was an avid hunter. He is survived by his wife of 34 years. Shirley Hall Noble; daughter, Sharon Noble, Gillett RD 2; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Donna Noble, Gillett RD 2, and Terry and Sandy Noble, Gillett RD 2; sons, Timothy Noble of Gillett RD 2 and Stuart Noble, at home; parents, LaVere and Frances Manley Noble, Gillett RD 2; grandchildren; Michelle, Jessica, Thomas, Jennifer, Stephanie and Adam Noble; mother-in-law, Alice Hall, Troy RD 3; sister-in-law, Betty Sandor of DuBois, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Russell Hall of Troy and Larry S. Hall of Sylvania; several nieces and nephews and many friends. He was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Manley and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henson of Towanda and Mr. and Mrs. Walter MANLEY OF New Albany. He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Levi Hall, in 1976 and brother-in-law, David Hall in 1945. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Serchak officiating. Burial will be in Coryland Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a future date at the Coryland Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the 4-H Jersey Youth of Bradford and Tioga Counties, to be used for youth awards at Troy and Whitneyville Fairs. Contributions may be made to the Bradford County 4-H Bradford County Extension Service, in care of Jacob Guffey, P.O. Box 69, Towanda, Pa. or the Tioga County 4-H Tioga County Extension Service, in care of LaRue Thomas, Courthouse, Wellsboro, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
GERALD N. RICE
Gerald N. Rice, age 80, of Gillett, PA died August 18, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born in Wetona, PA on November 1, 1917, the son of the late Fred B. Rice and Edith (Fuller) Rice of Elmira, NY. Gerald retired from American Bridge in January of 1980 after 39 years of service. Gerald was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church. He served as a member on the board of the Bradford-Sullivan County Lions Eye Bank for 10 years for which he received a Certificate of Appreciation in October of 1997. He was a member of the Wells-Jackson Lions Club for 10 years. He was a member of the Dewbirds Golf Club at the Mark Twain Golf Course, Elmira, NY. In addition to his mother, Gerald is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jane (Deery) Rice, at home; sons, R. Michael (Sandy) Post of Cleveland, NY, John N. (Lenora) Rice of Defiance, OH; daughters, Darlene J. (William) Fink of Julian, PA, Margaret A. (Philip) Riley of Pine City, NY, Tina M. (Gary) Lido of Elmira, NY and Linda M. (Fran) Meyers of Beaver Dams, NY; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter (Helen) Rice of Pine Valley, NY; sisters, Doris (John) Hamberg of Chandler, AZ, Freda Dalia of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Millerton Wesleyan Church on August 21 with the Rev. Laurie Greenlaw officiating and interment to be in Coryland Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Millerton Wesleyan Church, PO Box 9, Millerton, PA 16936. (TGR, Thursday, August 27, 1998)
ROBINSON Gertrude Marie Kobbe
83, of New Albany, Pa., died
on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital of Sayre, Pa. Gertrude was born in Albany Township, Evergreen, Pa., on Dec. 3, 1926, a daughter of the late Harland and Maud Allen Robinson. She was a graduate of New Albany High School, Class of 1945. On June 30, 1945 she married the late LaRue (Tom) Kobbe. He preceded her in death in 1984. She worked for many years at the Rynveld's Son Inc., in New Albany until her retirement. She is survived by daughter, Wanda Sutton, of Camptown; by sons, La Mont (Pat) Kobbe, Lester (Punk) Kobbe and Wanda Spencer of New Albany; two daughters-in-law, Maxine Kobbe of Silver Spring, Md., and Cathy Kobbe of Tunkhannock, Pa.; by brother, George (Lucille) Robinson; by sisters, Martine Kipp and Vida Williams, all of New Albany, Pa.; by six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and 12 step great-grandchildren; by ex-daughter-in-law, Jan Hunt, of Florida; and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents Harland and Maud (Allen) Robinson; by a son, Lonnie La Rue; by grandsons, Kevin Sutton and Gary Kobbe; by a brother, Harland (Bub) Robinson; and by a son-in-law, Fred Sutton. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa., with Rev. Dennis Fox and Rev. Larry Thomas officiating. A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, New Albany, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, October 15, 2010
ALBERT ROY, 50, DIES
Albert D. Roy, 50, prominent Coryland farmer, died suddenly of a heart attack Oct. 20, 1954 at his home, Gillett RD 1. Surviving are his wife, Alice; four daughters Mrs. Elmer Spotts of Gillett, Mrs. C. Faye Simcoe of Columbia Cross Roads, Miss Joyce Roy of Washington, Pa., and Mrs. Willis Kittle of Snedekerville, RD, three sons Lewis of Troy, George of Spring City, Pa., and Lyle at home; 13 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday 2:30 p.m. at the family home. Interment will be in Coryland Cemetery
ROY Daniel T.
51, of Coryland, PA, died on Sunday, October 12, 2008, at his home surrounded by his family. Dan was the loving husband of Naomi J. (Deery) Roy. The couple married August 7, 1976 and had 32 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. A time of reflection and tribute will follow the viewing at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Jonathan Stanley officiating. On Thursday, October 16, 2008, there will be another viewing from 10-11 a.m. at the Coryland Church, beyond the crossroads in Coryland, PA. The Funeral Service to honor Dan's life will be held after the viewing at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church with Pastor Myra Goss officiating, and Pastors Bill Bardow and Jonathan Stanley assisting. Burial will follow the service in Coryland Cemetery. Dan was born on February 18, 1957 in Elmira, NY son of the late Lewis E. Roy and Velma L. (Watson) Roy Beach of Gillett, PA. He was a 1975 Troy High School graduate, and received an Associate's degree in Ornamental Horticulture from W.A.C.C. Dan's true passion in life was flowers; he was a floral designer for various flower shops in the area and several large wholesale flower houses along the east coast. He even studied flower design in Holland and received a Dutch Masters Certificate, and also was awarded the titles of Master Florist and Master Designer from FTD. In the last few years Dan was self-employed, having Roy's Flowers and Greenhouse at his home in Coryland. Dan was a member of Sylvania Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder, youth leader, worship and music leader, and was involved in the Steven Ministry. He was a former member and still attended Coryland Church. Dan is survived by his wife. Naomi; his mother, Velma; his children, Brennon D. (Tabitha) Roy, Sarah E. Roy, Osiana P. Roy, and Avilon G. Roy, all of Coryland; grandchildren, Morgan Jean and Kylee Maree Roy, Timothy White and Kathryne White of Mansfield; brothers, Dean (Linda) Roy of Roy, UT and Darrell (Julie) Roy of Gillett; sisters, Denise (Jay) Malin of Grottoes, VA. Dan's extended family includes Connie and Walter Beers, Deborah and Larry Eighmey, Cindy and Kelly Oldroyd, Doug and Karen Beach, along with many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many good friends. Dan was preceded in death by his father, his brother, David Roy, and his sister, Dawn Roy. Contributions may be made to the Sylvania Presbyterian Church Benevolence Fund, PO Box 84, Sylvania, PA 16945; or to Coryland Church Benevolence Fund, RR 3 Box 38C, Columbia Crossroads, PA 16914. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/15/2008
Harold Z. ROY, 50, of Coryland, Pa. unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, 1950, at Troy. He was a life resident and prominent farmer of Coryland. Survived by his wife Mrs. Ruth Lewis Roy; son Loren Roy; daughters, the Misses Gwendolyn and Phyllis Roy; grandson LaRue Roy, all at home; brother Albert Roy of Coryland. The body is at the family home, where funeral will be held Saturday 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen, Coryland Cemetery.
ROY James A-aged 23, of Gillett, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 11, 1949. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; a son, LaRue, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Roy; sisters, Gwendolyn and Phyllis; brother, Loren, all of Gillett. Funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Russell Camp officiating. Burial in Coryland Cemetery.
LEWIS E. ROY age 67 of Troy RR 3 died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 19, 1996. He was born in Coryland Jan. 24, 1929 the son of the late Albert and Alice Roy. He was a township road foreman for many years. He worked at E. A. Ward Excavating. He was a member of Coryland Church. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Velma (Watson) Roy; son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Linda Roy of Fredericksburg, Va.; son, Darrell Roy of Coryland and Valarie Clark Roy of Columbia Cross Roads; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Naomi Roy of Coryland; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Jay Malin of Grottoes, Va.; nine grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Elmer Spotts of Phoenix, Ariz., Eleanor and Bob Zeigler of Gillett, Catherine and Bill Kittle of Columbia Cross Roads and Joyce and Tom Taylor of Tucson, Ariz.; brother and daughter-in-law, Lyle and Cressie Roy of Pontiac, Mich.; Aunt Ruth Roy of Troy; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn in 1959; a son, David in 1964 and a brother, George in 1967. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held at the Coryland Church on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Duane R. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Coryland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Coryland Presbyterian Church Cemetery Association in care of Loren Roy, RR 1, Gillett, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
EUGENE J. SLOCUM
Eugene J. Slocum, 65, of Troy, PA died Sunday, June 2, 1991 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira. He was born May 6, 1926 on the Maple Ridge Farm in Millerton, PA. Mr. Slocum was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Coryland Presbyterian Church. He was president of the Coryland Cemetery Association and a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee, AARP and the Wheel Inn Club. He is survived by a son, Jack A. Slocum of Troy; daughter and son-in-law, Angela M. Slocum and David Gernert of Mechanicsburg, PA; sisters, Marion Louis Bennett of Millerton and Betty S. Cook of Stillwater, ME; brothers, Wallace Slocum of Montour Falls, NY and Wilbur Slocum of Easton, MD; one nephew, several nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Funeral services were held June 8 (11 am) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Coryland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Coryland Cemetery Association in care of Loren Roy, RD 1, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR, Thursday, June 6, 1991)
SPOTTS Elmer C.
Age 82, of Phoenix died on April 24, 2009 at Hospice of the Valley Unit in Phoenix Baptist Hospital with family in attendance. He is survived by his wife of 64½ years, Barbara Roy Spotts; daughters, Alice (Gilbert) Finnerty, Gouveneur, NY, Rose (Ken) Esty, Phoenix, Amy (Dennis) Buck, San Marcos, CA, Cathy (Gary) Careaga, Phoenix, Linda Sobotka, Bedias, TX, Karen Wright, Killeen, TX, Sharon (Robert) Pierce, Elmira, NY; 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; sister, Betty Hoobler, Gillett, PA. He was born May 25, 1926 in South Williamsport, PA, he was a dairy farmer and an avid gardener. He also worked for Westinghouse and Hardinge Bros. before he retired in 1988. He liked to hunt and fish. He was predeceased by a sister, Marion Strasburg, Williamsport, PA and a brother, Richard of Idaho. He was a member of Maryvale Baptist Church in Phoenix, where he had served as a trustee, deacon and custodian. There will be a viewing at Hansen Chapel, 8314 N. 7th St., Monday, April 27, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a short service conducted by his Pastor, Rev. Thomas Davitt. A graveside service will follow later at the Coryland Presbyterian Cemetery, Coryland, PA, officiated by Rev. Donald Rockwell, his former pastor. Donations may be made in his memory to Maryvale Baptist Church, 5702 N. 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017 or Hospice of the Valley PCU, Phoenix Baptist Hospital, 2000 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85015. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/26/2009
UPDYKE - Mrs. John J. Ayres, formerly Flora L. Updike, of this place died at her home at Coryland about one o'clock on Wednesday afternoon of last week, aged thirty-three years. Her illness was of just six weeks duration, and of intense suffering which she bore with true christian fortitude, resigning herself to the will of Almighty God. The cause of her death was a complication of diseases which baffled the skill of many eminent physicians. Deceased was always of a pure Christian character and became untied unto the dictates of the Baptist faith many years ago, which she lovingly embraced to the last. The funeral occurred at eleven o'clock Friday forenoon at the Coryland church, and the sacred edifice was filled to its utmost capacity with sorrowing friends and relatives. Rev. Fisher Wilson, of Baptist Hill, officiated and paid a glowing tribute to the exemplary christian life of the deceased. The pall-bearers were Tim Gustin, Ed. Warner, Edson West, William Henry Jewell, Wilmot Gordon and Elisha Moore. Deceased leaves a kind husband, John Ayres, of Coryland; a devoted mother, Mrs. Phoebe Updike, of this place; one sister, Mrs. Lyda Sisson, of Armenia, Pa., and three brothers, John F. and Lincoln A. Updike of this place, and Clark A. Updike of Armenia, besides a large circle of acquaintances to mourn her untimely demise. The remains were tenderly laid at rest in the Coryland cemetery.
NELSON WOLF, a prominent farmer of Columbia township, was born in Columbia township, this county, August 11, 1815, and is a son of Michael and Elizabeth (Furman) Wolf. He was reared in Columbia township, where he has always resided, and occupies the old homestead of his father, which he partly cleared and improved. He married twice: his first wife was Cecelia Edwards, of Columbia township, by whom he had four children: Sarah J. (Mrs. Dayton Shepard), DeWitt, Mattie (Mrs. Harry Chase) and Miranda; his second wife was Phebe Ferguson, also of Columbia township. Mr. Wolf is a member of the Presbyterian Church; politically he is a Republican. - H.C. Bradsby
RENSELEAR WOLF, farmer, of Columbia township, P. O. Virtus, was born in Columbia township, this county, May 7, 1813, and is a son of Michael and Elizabeth (Furman) Wolf. His father was a native of Connecticut, of German parentage, and located in Columbia township in 1813, and soon after settled on what is known as the Wolf settlement, and, with the assistance of his sons, cleared and improved the farm now owned and occupied by his son, Nelson, and died there. His wife was a daughter of William and Abigail (Halleck) Furman, pioneers of Columbia township, and by her he had eleven children, as follows: Abigail (Mrs. Robert Early), William, George, John, James, Michael, Martha, Renselear, Nelson, Horace and Maria (Mrs. Henry Gifford). Our subject was reared in Columbia township, where he has always resided, and cleared and improved the farm of 120 acres he now occupies. He married twice: his first wife was Emma, daughter of Obediah Brown, of Columbia township, and by her he had one daughter, Alice (Mrs. Abram Joralemon); his second wife was Martha, daughter of James Fries, of Columbia township, and by her he had two sons: Jacob and James. Mr. Wolf is a leading and well-known citizen of the township; in politics he is a Republican.
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