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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
E. Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrenceville Borough, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

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Do You Know that 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.


COPP - Alma Leonard, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. She was the daughter of Herbert and Elsie Copp Sr. of Caton, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the East Lawrence Baptist Church, Somers Lane, Lawrenceville. A funeral service will be held immediately after visitation, at the church, with the Rev. Victor Perry officiating. Burial will be in East Lawrence Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, May 20, 2009

 

GRAHAM – Mrs. Mary Rockwell, 92, of Lawrenceville RD1, died Friday morning, April 16, 1954, in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Edward Rockwell. Mrs. Rockwell was born in Lawrenceville Township, on December 4, 1861. She was the daughter of William and Mary Williams Graham. She was a member of the WCTU for 50 years, and was the last charter member of the Lawrenceville Grange. She was a life-long member of the East Lawrence Christian Church. Services were held at the East Lawrence Christian Church at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Glenn Dewey, of Mainesburg, officiating. Burial was in East Lawrence Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator,22 April 1954

 

HEALEY George "Henry" Healey

age 81, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born on May 11, 1932 in Corning, NY, he was the son of George Healey and Julia (Lynch) Healey. Henry was married to Betty Lou (Kilburn) Healey. Together Henry and Betty Lou celebrated 60 years of marriage on August 10, 2013. Prior to his retirement, Henry was employed as a Lyre Operator with Corning, Inc. in Corning, NY. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Henry was a member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He enjoyed helping others. Henry is survived by his wife, Betty Lou of Lawrenceville, PA; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Patrick H. Healey of Lawrenceville, PA, Kenneth and Kathy Healey of Brookline, NH; a daughter, Lucinda I. (Dennis Toth) Healey of Parma Heights, OH; three grandchildren, Justine, Kristen and Andrew Healey and two great grandsons, Nathaniel Healey and Sean Sconyer. Henry was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Lila Healey on November 26, 2013; one sister, one brother and several step brothers. In addition to his siblings, he was also preceded in death by his father, George, mother, Julia, and his step mother who raised him, Priscilla Healey. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held at the East Lawrence Baptist Church on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Rev. G. Victor Perry officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Henry's name to the East Lawrence Baptist Church, 1139 East Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, PA 16929. Burial will be in the East Lawrence Cemetery. Star Gazette – December 13, 2013

 

LUCINDA I. HEALEY, age 58, of Parma Heights, OH, died Saturday, November 29, 2014. She was born January 25, 1956 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of George Henry and Betty Lou (Kilburn) Healey. Lucinda was an assistant Vice-President for Advertising at Creative Marketing Concepts in Ohio. She enjoyed shopping and going out to dinner. Lucinda is survived by her mother, Betty Lou Healey of Wellsboro, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Kathy Healey of Brookling, NH, Patrick H. and Penny Healey of Lawrenceville, PA; her companion of 32 years, Dennis Toth, of Parma Heights, OH; two nieces, Justine (Alex) Kingdon, Kristen Healey; a nephew, Andrew Healey. She was predeceased by her father, George in 2013, and a sister-in-law, Lila Healey in 2013. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, and Friday, December 5, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the East Lawrence Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, PA. Funeral services will follow on Friday at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Eugene Charsky and Pastor Scott Burke officiating. Burial will be in E. Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Lucinda's memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters Donations, 6520 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/2/2014

 

HILLS James F

Age 81 of Lawrenceville, PA, died peacefully on Thursday January 31, 2013 at The Green Home following declining health. Born on June 13, 1931 in E. Lawrence, PA; Jim was the son of the late, Edgar T. & Martha Froman Hills. From an early age Jim learned the value of hard work. He was a self-employed building contractor. Always eager to lend a hand, Jim devoted his life to helping others and was very proud of his family. Jim married Nellie Wainwirght on August 11, 1951 and she predeceased him on March 27, 2009. His warm smile and gentle way touched many lives. Surviving is his loving family, children, Claude (Judy) Hills, Painted Post, NY and Brooksville, FL; Roger (Debbie Jo) Hills, East Lawrence, PA; Duane Hills, Gaithersburg, MD; Bryan (Shawn) Hills, Corning, NY; and Nancy (Carse, "Mook") Hills Stanton, Bethlehem, PA; eleven grandchildren, Matthew (Jenn) Hills, Courtney Hills, Brian (Jennifer) Madden, Erin (Todd) Terpstra, Amy Hills, Adam (Tara) Hills, Christopher Hills, Craig Hills, Savannah Hills, Zackery Hills and Joshua Stanton; several great grandchildren; special niece, loved as a sister, Jackie Green, E. Lawrence, PA; sisters-in-law, Winona Smith and Helen (James) Paris; brother-in-law, Richard (Shirley) Wainwright; special companion and caregiver, Hazel Conway, Blossburg, PA; several nieces, nephews and cherished family friends. He was a longtime member of the E. Lawrence Baptist Church where guests will be received on Mon. February 4, 2013, between the hours of 12 noon to 2 p.m. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. with his pastor and friend, the Reverend G. Victor Perry officiating. James will rest beside Nellie in the East Lawrence Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the East Lawrence Baptist Church, 57 Cross Rd. Lawrenceville, PA 16929 in his memory to further serve the Lord.    Star Gazette – February 2, 2013

 

HULSLANDER - Charles E. Hulslander [SRGP 83498], 70, of Lawrenceville RD1, died suddenly Tuesday morning at his home. He was born August 7, 1893 in Lawrence Township, the son of Watson and Minnie Benson Hulslander. A member of East Lawrence Christian Church, he was a former employee of Streeter Associates in Elmira, NY. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Bower of Tioga RD1; one brother, Norris of Lawrenceville RD1, and three grandchildren. The body will be removed from the Kuhl Funeral Home in Wellsboro, to the Scureman Funeral Home in Tioga Thursday, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at 1:30 Friday afternoon in the East Lawrence Church, the Rev. Keith Full officiating. Burial will be in East Lawrence Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 6, 1964

HULSLANDER - Miss Lucy M. Hulslander, 65, died at her home in Lawrenceville, PA RD#1, Monday, August 16, 1954, following a brief illness. Miss Hulslander was born November 15, 1888 in the same house in which she died. She was the daughter of Watson H. and Minnie Benson Hulslander. She is survived by two brothers, Norris and Charles, both of Lawrenceville, PA RD#1; a niece, Mrs. Stanley Bower of Erin RD; several aunts and uncles. Following a prayer at 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the residence, funeral services were held at 2 p.m. in the Christian Church at East Lawrence of which she was a member. The Rev. Frank Fuller, pastor, officiated and burial was in East Lawrence Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 26, 1954

MIDDAUGH, Charles H.
Age 85, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Monday, April 9, 2007, in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 14, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the East Lawrence Baptist Church, Lawrenceville, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. at the church with the Rev. G. Victor Perry officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawrence Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles' name to the East Lawrence Baptist Church. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933 is assisting the family.

 

MIDDAUGH Ruth Stemerman

Erin: age 87, formerly of Erin, NY, passed away on Saturday, February 5th, 2011 at the Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. Ruth was born on July 19th, 1923 in Lawrenceville, PA, daughter of the late Charles and Alida (Corwin) Middaugh. Ruth retired from Steele Memorial Library in Elmira, after many years of service. She was a long time member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church. Ruth always had a love for animals, but adored her cats. Ruth is survived by a step-son, Norman Evenden of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Ruth Middaugh; close friend, Margaret Mellons and family. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon Stemerman and step-daughter, Neva Evenden. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 from 1 to 2 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Victor Perry officiating. Interment will take place in East Lawrenceville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – February 7, 2011

O'BRIAN Albert Justin
Age 63, of East Lawrence Road in Lawrenceville, PA, went into the presence of his Lord on Monday, February 9, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Justin was born in Corning, NY on June 7, 1945 to Clayton and Flora May (Fish) O'Brian. He married Bonnie Comfort in 1987. He had been employed by the Steuben County Department of Transportation for 35 years and retired from the Erwin Transfer Station in 2000. He enjoyed archaeological digging at the Cosmore Site in Lawrenceville. Justin was a member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church and loved to sing in the choir. He loved to travel and spend quality time with his granddaughters. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; father, Clayton O'Brian of Corning; a daughter, Tammy (Bill) Grega of Mansfield, PA; one sister, Esther Ryder of Penn Yan; two brothers, Louis (Jean) O'Brian of Bath and LeRoy (Sharon) O'Brian of Corning; two granddaughters, McKenna and Charisma Grega of Mansfield, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 11th from 4 - 7 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, NY and on Thursday, February 12th from 10 until 11 a.m. at the East Lawrence Baptist Church, 1139 East Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, PA with Pastor Vic Perry officiating. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in East Lawrence Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 or to the East Lawrence Baptist Church, 1139 East Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, PA 16929.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/11/2009

SCHOONMAKER Hart Jr.
Age 77, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Hart was born October 20, 1930 in New York, NY, a son of Hart and Erma (Aldrich) Schoonmaker, Sr. He was the husband of Mildred S. "Millie" (Boice) Schoonmaker. Hart graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1959 with a BS in Engineering. He worked as an engineer in industry for many years before owning and operating a successful machine shop, TABI for 21 years. Hart was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Town of Newburg American Legion Post 1420, Inc., enjoyed woodworking, gardening, tinkering, computers, transcribing his grandfather's poems, his family and grandchildren. Hart is survived by his wife, Millie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Marcella Schoonmaker of Gansevoort, NY, David and Stefanie Schoonmaker of Apex, NC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lora and Steve Dewey of Painted Post, NY, Susan and William Dwyer of Hollis, NH; six grandchildren, Cahlan, Lauren, Adam, Keri, Michael and Nolan; two brothers and sister-in-law, Robert Schoonmaker of Glenmore, PA, Berne and Ruth Schoonmaker of Brentwood, CA. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. G. Victor Perry, officiating. Burial will be in East Lawrence Cemetery. Due to allergies, the family respectfully declines flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Hart's memory to the East Lawrence Baptist Church Youth Program, East Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, PA 16929.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/11/2008 - 5/12/2008.

TILFORD Ann Harriet Of Bethany Courtyard, Horseheads, NY Age 85, diedon Sunday, June 25, 2006, at Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born September 23, 1920 in East Lawrenceville, PA, to C. Leon and Harriet Hudson Tilford. Ann is survived by her brother, Arch C. Tilford of Middlebury, VT; sister, Leone and Harry Welch of Pine City, NY; many nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by her parents; brother, Hudson Tilford; sisters, Constance, Bernice Adams Jones, Mary Henderson. Ann was retired from Exxon Mobil as an executive secretary in New York City. She had a passion for her family, reading and gardening. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, June 29, 2006, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with funeral and committal services following calling hours (6:00 p.m.). Rev. Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Interment in East Lawrence Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Family will provide flowers; in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Ann's name to East Lawrence Cemetery Association, C/O Joanna Stickler, RD1 Box 307, Lawrenceville, PA 16929, or First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901.

 

TILFORD, George – George Tilford died at his home in Caton Center Tuesday morning, aged 79 years.  Mr. Tilford was born in East Lawrence, being the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tilford, and lived most of his life in this vicinity.  He is survived by his wife, Helen Henderson Tilford.  Funeral was Friday in East Lawrence church.   Wellsboro Agitator, 12 Feb 1919.

   

TILLINGHAST Dorothy
HOBBS  Dorothy Age 80, of Middlebury Center, PA, died at home. She was born on May 28, 1925 in Lawrenceville, PA, the daughter of Ernest A. and Vera (Middaugh) Tillinghast. Dorothy was a general office clerk for the DeWitt Corp. in Pavillion and Westfield, NY for 16 years. She was the wife of the late Earl Kenneth Hobbs for 49 years. Dorothy is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor (George) Sevilis of Bridgewater, NJ, Earletta (Jerry) Swift of Friendship, NY; and one son, David Hobbs of Medford, NJ; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Bernice Davis of Lawrenceville, PA, Pauline Probst of Lawrenceville, PA, Elizabeth (Allen) Collum of Tioga, PA, Beverly Corwin of FL; and one brother and sister-in-law, Albert (Patty) Tillinghast of Lawrenceville, PA; three grandsons, four great-granddaughters, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Bertha and Doris; and a brother, George. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in East Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA.

TILLINGHAST – Dorothy Hobbs, 80, of Middlebury Center, died at home. She was born May 28, 1925 in Lawrenceville, the daughter of Ernest A. and Vera Middaugh Tillinghast. Dorothy was a general office clerk for the DeWitt Corp. in Pavilion and Westfield, NY for 16 years. She was the wife of the late Earl Kenneth Hobbs for 49 years. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Eleanor (George) Sevilis of Bridgewater, NJ, Earletta (Jerry) Swift of Friendship, NY; one son, David Hobbs of Medford, NJ; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Bernice Davis of Lawrenceville, Pauline Probst of Lawrenceville, Elizabeth (Allen) Collum of Tioga, Beverly Corwin of Florida; one brother and sister-in-law, Albert (Patty) Tillinghast of Lawrenceville; 3 grandsons, 4 great granddaughters; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Bertha and Doris; and a brother, George. Family and friends were invited to call today, Wednesday, April 5 at Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. Services were held following calling hours with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial was made in East Lawrence Cemetery, Lawrenceville. – The Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2006, p.6A

TILLINGHAST Pauline L
PROBST  Pauline L. Age 88, of the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA, formerly of R.D. #1, Lawrenceville, PA, diedMonday, April 3, 2006, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born November 18, 1917 in Lawrenceville, PA, the daughter of Ernest and Vera Middaugh Tillinghast. She worked for many of the local merchants in the Lawrenceville area for several years. Pauline enjoyed collecting antiques. She is survived by son, Ralph Tillinghast, Corning, NY; stepson, Eugene Barton, Lock Haven, PA; sisters, Bernice Davis, Lawrenceville, PA, Mrs. Al "Elizabeth" Collum, Tioga, PA, Beverly Corwin, FL; brother, Albert "Patty" Tillinghast, Lawrenceville, PA; sister-in-law, Fueral Harsch, Wellsboro, PA; ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney in 2001. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Victor Perry officiating. Memorials may be made to the East Lawrence Baptist Church in Pauline's memory.

WAINWRIGHT - HILLS, Nellie W.
A longtime resident of the East Lawrence, PA community went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday afternoon, March 27, 2009 following a brief illness at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA at the age of 80. Nellie was born on April 7, 1928 in Knoxville, PA daughter of Chauncey B. & Margaret E. Brennan Wainwright. She married James F. Hills on August 11, 1951. Together they set a Christian example to others by the love and commitment they held for each other. Nellie held a strong faith and in serving the Lord, was the Organist for many years at the East Lawrence Baptist Church where she was an active member. A housewife devoted to her family, Nellie enjoyed crocheting, traveling and camping. In addition to her home, Nellie was also employed at one time by Elmira Bank & Trust Co., Artistic Greetings and as a Bookkeeper for the family contracting business. Surviving is her loving family who cherish her memory, devoted husband, James F. Hills; children, Claude (Judy) Hills, Painted Post, NY; Roger (Debbie Jo) Hills, East Lawrence, PA; Duane Hills, Lufkin, TX; Bryan (Shawn) Hills, Corning, NY; and Nancy (Carse, "Mook") Hills Stanton, Bethlehem, PA; eleven grandchildren, Matthew Hills, Courtney Hills, Brian Madden, Erin (Todd) Terpstra, Amy Hills, Adam (Tara) Hills, Christopher Hills, Craig Hills, Savannah Hills, Zackery Hills and Joshua Stanton; three great grandchildren, Madison Hills, Brianna and Sophia Madden; sisters, Winona Smith, Lawrenceville, PA and Helen (James) Paris, Tioga, PA; a brother, Richard (Shirley) Wainwright, Trout Lake, WA; several nieces, nephews and cherished family friends.   Guests will be received at the East Lawrence Baptist Church on Monday afternoon, March, 30, 2009 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with her pastor and friend, the Reverend G. Victor Perry officiating. Nellie will be interred in the East Lawrence Cemetery at her families convenience. Memorials may be directed to the East Lawrence Baptist Church, 57 Cross Rd. Lawrenceville, PA 16929 in her memory to further serve the Lord.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/28/2009 - 3/29/2009

WAINWRIGHT - HILLS, Nellie W.
Guests will be received at the East Lawrence Baptist Church on Monday afternoon, March, 30, 2009 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with her pastor and friend, the Reverend G. Victor Perry officiating. Nellie will be interred in the East Lawrence Cemetery at her families convenience. Memorials may be directed to the East Lawrence Baptist Church, 57 Cross Rd. Lawrenceville, PA 16929 in her memory to further serve the Lord.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/30/2009
 

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