Gray Cemetery, Covington Township, Tioga
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HANE – Purley Robert Hane, 62, of Covington, died Wednesday, July 12, 1961. He was a carpenter. Survived by wife, Mrs. Gertrude Hane; daughters, Mrs. Seany Starks of Mansfield RD 1, Mrs. Mary Alice Wenner of Alexandria, VA, Miss Elinor E. Hane of Whitney Point, NY; brother, David of Pittsburgh; 11 grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Saturday at 2 PM. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. – Mansfield Advertiser, 19 July 1961, p.7
Wednesday – June 27, 1993
Clarence C HARDING (SRGP 12504)
Clarence C Harding , 82, of Covington R R 1 died Thursday, January 21,1993 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.Born August 30, 1910 in Clarksburg, W.VA, he was the son of Walter and Millicent Swanson Harding.Preceding him in death was his son, Roger Harding on March 19,1992.Surviving are his wife, Pauline Boyce Harding,one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Cindy Harding of Mansfield; seven daughters and sons-in-law: Edward and Jean Knapp, Marcia Rusk, Jamie and Jill Logan,all of Covington. James and Sue Jankowski, Ronald and Phyllis Butler, all of Mansfield, Albert and Karen Hesselbach of Lowman, NY, and Cindy Mayer of Keeneyville; one daughter-in-law, Salema Harding of Hale Center, Texas; two brothers, Louis Harding of Arnot and Charles Harding of Covington; three sisters, Lillian Larrison of Gaines, Frances Bogaczyk and Clara Evans of Wellsboro; mother-in-law, Marie Boyce of Covington;two sisters-in-law, Mary Etta Luke of Mansfield and June Kendrick of Elmira,NY; grandchildren: James Jankowski, Mark Knapp, Angie and Kelly Dean Harding, Timothy Brackin, and Morgan Mayer.Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield on Saturday,January 23.Services were held there at the conclusion of calling hours Saturday,Jan. 23rd with the Rev. Richard Krueger, pastor of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church officiating.Burial was made at Gray Cemetery, Covington. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce firstname.lastname@example.org
HARER - Edward Harer, 68, died Monday, June 7, 1954, at his home,
Covington RD2, following an extended illness. Born at East Point, he was a
farmer most of his life, He was a member of Tioga Valley Grange No. 918,
Mansfield. He is survived by his wife Jane; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Cowan
and Mrs. Blanche Elliott, Covington; three brothers, Robert of Liberty, Lloyd
of Montgomery and Dave of St. Marys, Idaho; three sisters, Mrs. Rosie Herman
Mrs. Mary Vance, Rochester, NY, and Mrs. Lydia Schmelzle, Covington; 6 grandchildren. Services will be at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield at 2 PM Thursday with the Rev. Norman West, pastor of the Covington Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 10 June 1954, p.16
HARER –GERTRUDE ELLEN HARER COWAN, 80, Covington, diedOctober 31, 2000 at home. Born January 4, 1920 in Canoe Camp Creek, she was the daughter of Edward and Daisy Whitney Harer. She and her husband, the late Edgar L. Cowan, would have observed their 59th wedding anniversary on April 21, 2000. Mrs. Cowan was a homemaker and a member of the Covington Church of Christ, Disciples. She was a member of the Lucy Rebekah Lodge #104, Covington and served as treasurer for several years. She was a charter member of the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild. An avid quilter, she taught quilting classes for many years. Preceding her in death were one son, Larry A. Cowan; and one sister, Blanche Elliot. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Richard G. and Melanie Cowan, Jerry L. Cowan, William L. and Sheri Cowan and Robert D. Cowan all of Covington; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol J. and James A. Pratt, Mansfield, Sandra L. and Ronald Chumney, White Pine, TN; Cheryl A. and Robert Adams, Millertown; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two nieces and four nephews; and a sister-in-law. Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, November 4. The family suggests memorial donations be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Buried Gray Cemetery, Covington.)
HARRIS Ruth [SRGP 51919] - Ruth M. Coons, age 92, of
Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Covington, died Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Soldiers
& Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Ruth was born Dec. 27, 1917 in
Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Verne E. and Lola Ellen (Ingerick) Harris. She was
the widow of Irwin F. Coons Sr. who died
Feb. 21, 1999. Ruth was a member of the Covington United Methodist Church. Ruth is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Irwin and Joan Coons, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen and Ralph LeBlanc of Covington, PA, Anne and Gordon Brooks of Arnot, PA; Karen and James Crooks of Covington, PA; 16 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Irwin; children, Mary Jane Lamonski and Margaret Ruth Hilfiger; grandchildren, Travis Makley, Gordon D. Brooks, Dawn Walter, and David Hilfiger; brothers and sisters, Eloise Bennett, Olin Harris, Bill Harris, Bob Harris, Marian Higley, Helen Bentley, and a son-in-law, Roger Makley. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Archie Wetstone officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the Covington United Methodist Church, P O Box 134, Covington, PA 16917. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, May 9, 2010
HARTSOCK - Mrs. Elsie E. Johnson, 67, wife of Purley Johnson of Covington RD, died Tuesday, August 3, 1954 at her home following an extended illness. A native of Liberty, she was born August 16, 1886, the daughter of Levi and Asenath Youdad Hartsock. She was a member of the Church of Christ [Disciple] of Covington, Covington Borough Grange, No. 1016, district grange deputy, and for 14 years secretary of Pomona. She is survived in addition to her husband, by a sister, Mrs. Kenneth Marsh, Endicott, NY, and a brother, Elmer Hartsock, Endicott, NY. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the family home with the Rev. Clifton Dawson, pastor of the Sayre Church of Christ [Disciple] and the Rev. Kent Lattimer officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery at Covington. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1954
HARVEY - BLANCHE A. WILCOX
Mrs. Blanche A. Wilcox, aged 67, died Wednesday night, November 12, 1947, at the Blossburg State Hospital after a short, serious illness. Surviving are her husband, Herrick Wilcox, a son Rev. C. Hildreth Wilcox, pastor of Southside Baptist Church, Hornell, N. Y., a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Zimmer, grade teacher in the Covington school, a foster son, Frank Hart, of Philadelphia, and five grandchildren, all of Hornell. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Pearl Woodard, of Covington, and two brothers, Claude Harvey, of Sullivan, and Paul V. Harvey, of Tioga. The funeral was held at the family home on Saturday afternoon with the house filled to overflowing with friends and relatives. The Rev. Glenn C. Dewey officiated. His message was one of comfort, encouragement and above all the Way of Salvation. At the close of the service Mrs. Wilcox's Sunday School Class of over 35 young people paid tribute as they formed an aisle through which friends, relatives and body passed enroute to cars bearing them to the cemetery. Tribute was again paid at the grave in Gray Cemetery.
HILFIGER - CARLTON H. HILFIGER, (SRGP 15526) 54, of Covington, died Saturday, May 5, 1962 following an apparent seizure at his farm. He was a widely known farmer and cattle dealer. He was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and was active in local farm organizations. He was the son of Mrs. Jennie Hilfiger and the late Harry H. Hilfiger, of Mainesburg, PA. Survived by wife, Mrs. Gertrude Hilfiger; sons, Lewis of Covington, George at home; daughter, Mrs. Lewis Garrison of Wellsboro; mother, Mrs. Jennie Hilfiger of Mainesburg; sisters, Mrs. Oswald Benson of Mainesburg RD, Mrs. Velma Baity of Montoursville, Mrs. Addie Westcott and Mrs. Florence Stonebreaker of Williamsport; brothers, Morgan of Mainesburg, Merle of Troy, LaVerne of Mt. Upton, NY, Mark of Hornell; six grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2 pm, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington.
HILFIGER JOHN DALE, the nine-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Hilfiger, died Friday night, Feb. 11, 1938, after a short illness of chicken pox and pneumonia. Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Lewis, and a sister, Joyce. The funeral was held Sunday at two o’clock from the home and 2:30 from the Baptist church, the Rev. Carl Wheeler officiating. Mrs. Florence Watkins Lacy sang “Safe in the Arms of Jesus” with Mrs. Harold Wilson, accompanist. Burial was in the Gray Cemetery. Little Johnny had won the hearts of many relatives and friends and his funeral was very largely attended. The floral tribute was very beautiful. Mr. and Mrs. Hilfiger have the sympathy of many in this sorrow. Buried in Gray Cemetery
HOLIDAY Mary F.
Wellsboro Agitator - October 30, 1935
Mrs. Mary F. Putnam died at the family home in Covington Sunday, Oct. 27, at 6:15 p.m. She is survived by two brothers, Claude Holiday, of Syracuse and Darius D. Holiday, of Wellsboro, several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held yesterday, Rev. Thomas Sherwood of the First Baptist Church officiating; burial in Gray cemetery at Covington.
Wellsboro Gazette – October 31, 1935
Covington – Funeral services for Mrs. Mary F. Putnam, widow of County Commissioner Samuel O. Putnam, were held Tuesday afternoon at her home here. Mrs. Putnam was 83 in August. Mrs. Putnam died Sunday. Her survivors include two brothers, Claude Holiday, of Syracuse, N.Y. and Darius D. Holiday, of Wellsboro.
HORTON – Matthew F. Horton, 55, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Covington, died Sunday July 30, 1961. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Emory Kelts of Covington, Mrs. Ernest Barnhardt of Johnson City, NY, Mrs. John Stanko of Binghamton, NY and half-sister, Mrs. Annabelle Smead of Williamsport; also several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Dorotha Hall of Mansfield. Funeral service was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday at 1 PM, the Rev. Donald Cronk officiated. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 August 1961, p.3
HORTON Millard E. Horton Sr.
90, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at home. He was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Altoona, the son of Charles and Kathryn Link Horton. Millard was the retired owner of ABC Gaines and a World War II Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Cassin Young, now in Boston Harbor as part of the National Park Service. He was a member of the D.A.V. and the Wellsboro American Legion. Millard is survived by his wife, the former Joanne Nugent; a daughter, Wanda Lynn Gosnell of Dover, Pa.; a son, Millard Horton Jr., of Red Lion; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three step-sons, Steven Kenyon of O'Fallon, Ill., David Kenyon of Middlebury, Vt., Bruce Kenyon of Wellsboro; five step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Craig. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Wellsboro Gazette – September 20, 2011
ROBERT B. HORTON
Robert B. Horton, 77, of Covington, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1980, at his home. He was born Feb. 15, 1903, in Corning, NY, the son of William and Edith Smith Horton. He was a former employee of the Corning Glass Works plant in Corning. Surviving are two sons, John, of Campbell, NY, and James, of Binghamton, NY; a daughter, Miss Carla A. Horton, of Wellsboro, and four grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Gray Cemetery. The Reverend Archie Smith, a pastor from Campbell, officiated. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1981)
HUGHES –MRS. KATHERINE JESSUP, 73 of 1252 Maple Ave., Tuesday, April 7, 1959. She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Charles Grady of Philadelphia, Mrs. Bernard Brown and Mrs. Samuel Josbeno of Elmira; sons, Gordon Jessup of Elmira, Rexford of Olean, Keith of Irving, Tex., Llewellyn of Philadelphia; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Florence Twist and Mrs. Jenny Bennett of Elmira; brother, Fran Hughes of Covington, Pa. Body at Olthof Funeral Home. Calling hours Thursday and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert Homer. Gray Cemetery, Covington. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/8/1959
FANNIE J. WILSON (SRGP 04123)
Fannie J. Wilson, age 100 of Covington, RD 1, died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 1983 at her home. She was the widow of John D. Wilson who died in 1969. She was born Feb. 16, 1883 in Sullivan Township, Pa., the daughter of Charles and Jeanette Ferguson Hulslander. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a graduate of Lock Haven Normal School and taught school in the Covington area for 7 years. She and her husband owned and operated a farm in the Wellsboro area for approximately 40 years. She is survived by four sons, Vern of Tocoma Park, Maryland, William of Covington, Edward of Silver Springs, Maryland, Johnnie of Elmira, 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, at 1 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Wayne Johnston her pastor officiating. Burial in the Gray Cemetery in Covington.
HUSTED, Martha Copp – Mrs. Martha Husted Copp, wife of James Copp, of Covington, died in the Blossburg hospital Wednesday morning, aged 69 years. The funeral was held in Covington Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mrs. Copp was the mother of ten children, nine of whom are still living: Orlando, Asa, Lewis, Stephen, Herbert, Sanford, Jay, Ray, and Mrs. Minnie Haas. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 November 1919.
INGALLS –MRS. CALLIE WILMA INGALLS ERWAY, 36 of Covington Township, Pa. today, July 20, 1953. She was the daughter of Mrs. Clara Ingalls and the late Fred Ingalls and was a lifelong resident of Covington Township. She was a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. Survived by husband, Lyle Erway; daughters, Wilma Jean, Sylvia, Joyce, Vietta, Callie Ellen and Katie Rose and sons, Ivan and Lyleton, all at home; sisters, Mrs. Phoebe White of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Clara Marshall of Venice Center, N.Y., Mrs. Vietta Wheelock of York, Pa.; brothers, Dayton Ingalls of Rowlette, Pa., Clayton of Mansfield, Pa.; several nieces and nephews, many residing in Elmira. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends (Rest missing). Buried Gray Cemetery, Covington. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1953
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, November 12, 1930
Electrus Ingalls, a veteran of the civil war, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Frost, Mansfield, R. D., last Thursday, aged nearly 90 years. He had been ill for several months. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Frost and Mrs. R. C. Cunningham, of Olean, N. Y.; also two grandchildren, Harold Cunningham, of Mansfield, and a young son of Mrs. Frost. Gray Cemetery
INGALLS - HELEN D. FROST: (SRGP 51784) Helen D. Frost, age 86, of Mansfield, Pa. RD 1, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1965. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Otto Marshall officiated. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Survived by son, Lowell Frost of Mansfield RD 1; sister, Mrs. Leona Aldrich of Roseville, Pa.; granddaughter, Mrs. Evalyn Noldy of Stratford, Conn. She was a member of Covington Church of Christ Disciples, Lucy Rebekah Lodge of Covington, North Elk Run Grange.
JACKSON MARTIN V
Wellsboro Gazette - January 2, 1936
Martin V. Jackson, 82, died Dec. 20, at his home in Covington, after a short illness. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Jackson. He was twice married; first to Miss Ellen Welch who died in 1913 and in 1914 to Mrs. Edith Smith Horton. Surviving are his widow, two sons, Roy Jackson, of Michigan, and Ray, of Covington; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lucius Lovell, and a step-son, Robert Horton.
JAQUISH Josephine M - [SRGP 55132] Mrs. Josephine M. Wilson, 76, of Mansfield RD 3, died Friday, November 8, 1974, in the Green Nursing Home, Wellsboro. She was the widow of Cyril A. Wilson. She was born in Clearfield County on April 2, 1898, a daughter of Joseph and Christeen Preston Jaquish. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples, Covington. A 1919 graduate of Mansfield State College, she taught school in the Bethlehem and Camden, NJ areas. She was a member of Twilight Chapter 475, Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Dorothy Michaels, of Mansfield RD 3, and a sister, Mrs. Russell Marvin, of Covington. The funeral was at 1 pm Monday in the church. Burial was in Gray Cemetery Covington. The Rev. Gordon E. Abrams, her pastor, officiated.
JAQUISH - Mrs. Lottie G. Marvin, 85, wife of Russell T. Marvin of Covington died Wednesday, November 27, 1985 in the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was born July 4, 1900 in Tioga County, a daughter of Joseph and Christine Preston Jaquish. She was a member of Covington Church of [Disciples]. Mrs. Marvin was graduated from the former Mansfield Normal School and was a retired school teacher. She and her husband were married 61 years last June 5. Surviving besides her husband are a son Russell C. Marvin of Covington, son and daughter-in-law, Richard D. and Joanne Marvin of Covington; 2 grandchildren; a nephew, Duane R. Smith of New York City; a niece, Miss Dorothy J. Michaels of Mansfield. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Covington Church of Christ Disciples with Rev. Ira E. Hindman officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery at Covington. Arrangements by Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main St., Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 4, 1985 MHS 1918
JELIFF Mary (SRGP 74775) - Covington, Aug. 17 - The funeral of Mrs. Mary Jeliff Smith was held at the M.E. Church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E.S. Cole, of Ulysses officiating; burial in the Gray cemetery. Mrs. Smith died of cancer, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.V. Jackson. She had been a sufferer for several years and was confined to her bed the past nine months. Mrs. Smith was 72 years of age and was born in Mainesburg, March 13, 1855, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Nancy Jeliff. She married Armstrong Smith May 16, 1877 and to this union were born two children - Edith [Mrs. M.V. Jackson], and Frank, deceased. She had lived her entire life in this vicinity, and was a member of the M.E. church. The deceased is also survived by one brother, Frank Jeliff, of Corning. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 18, 1927, p.1
JOHNSON Dorothy Jean Johnson Adams
75, of Covington, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born in Blossburg on March 7, 1935, she was the daughter of Fredrick and Laura Gruver Johnson. Dorothy married Rexford Adams on March 25, 1952. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2004. She graduated from Mansfield University in 1989. She was a member of Covington United Methodist Church and the church organist at Covington and Blossburg churches for over 40 years. She worked for Tioga County Social Rehab until her retirement in 2005. She was currently employed as a Putnam Township supervisor. Dorothy is survived by her children, William Adams of Plainfield, Mass., Janet (William) McNeal of York, Barbara (Scott) Miller of Blossburg, Dan (Suki) Adams of Raleigh, N.C., Donna (Ray) Adams of Montague, Mass., Patrick Adams at home, Justin Adams of Covington; also 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rexford; a son, Gene; brothers, William, Robert, and Richard. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Tuesday Aug. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the Covington United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. William McNeal and the Rev. Michele Sommerville. Burial will follow at Gray Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, P.O. Box 2948, Hagerstown, Md. 21741-2984. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 25, 2010
JOHNSON Francelia Zetta
Mrs. Francelia Zetta Rogers, of Knoxville, formerly of Covington, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira on Monday. She is survived by two sons, Ross of Elmira and Ernest of Corning; three daughters, Mrs F. D. O'Dell of Hornell; Mrs Owen Jenkins of Shinglehouse; and Mrs Merle Dewey of Whitneyville; a sister, Mrs William Johnson of Covington; 23 grandchildren and 14 gr-grandchildren. A prayer service will be held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield today at 1:30pm; burial services from the Covington Church of Christ at 2pm, Rev. Clifton Dawson and Rev. William Nottingham officiating; burial in Gray Cemetery at Covington. Wellsboro Gazette 2-17-1949
JOHNSON - MISS NELLIE J. JOHNSON died Friday, June 18, 1937, in the Greene Home, Roaring Branch. She suffered a stroke about ten days before her death. The funeral was held at the home of her sister, Mrs. R. T. MARVIN, Sunday at three p.m., the Rev. H. L. MALTMAN, of Canoe Camp officiating. Burial in the Gray cemetery. Miss Johnson was the daughter of ALONZO L. and KATHERINE STUART JOHNSON. She was born at Covington April 14, 1866, and had lived most of her life except a few years in New York and Norwich where she nursed and did dressmaking. She was a member of the Church of Christ and faithful to her church. She entered the Green home last September. Besides Mrs. Marvin she is survived by a brother, CHARLES JOHNSON, of Mansfield, and several nephews and nieces. The pall bearers were ROSCOE CONLKIN, J. S. BLAIR, W. A. DOUGLAS, S. A. COONS, L. N. AVERY and WILLIAM JOHNSON. The floral tributes were very nice and many will miss Miss Johnson. - REV. PORTER preached a splendid sermon in the Church of Christ Sunday evening. Special music was by Mrs. KENETH YOUMANS and P. D. JOHNSON. REV. MARTIN, who accompanied REV. PORTER, made the prayer. - Among relatives here for Miss Nellie Johsnon's funeral Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. FRED BRINEY and daughter, of Williamsport; Misses ANNE and VERDA JOHNSON, MRS. HARMON MILLER and son, DONALD, of Jersey Shore; Mr. and Mrs. PERRY JOHNSON and three sons, of Corning; WILL STUART and daughter, of Liberty; Mrs. EMMA KELLEY and son, EDDIE STUART and wife, of Elmira; Mr. ELLIS, of the Greene Home, Roaring Branch; Mrs. HELENA WHITTAKER, Mainesburg; FRANK MARVIN, MRS. KATHRYN PARKHURST, MR. AND MRS. STUART JOHNSON and sons, MRS. MAY GOODALL, MR. AND MRS. L. B. WILKINS; MR. AND MRS. ELLERY BESANCENEY, of Mansfield; MRS. FLORENCE WILCOX, of Charleston; MR. AND MRS. NATHAN NILES, of Wellsboro. Submitted by Barbara Conrad
KENDRICK - HUGH KENDRICK, 62, of RD 1, Wellsboro, died September 29 (1929) at his home in Antrim. He was born February 8, 1903 at Covington, PA, the son of Samuel Kendrick and Alma Grandy Kendrick. He was a retired electrician from the Wellsboro Corning Glass Works plant. Survived by his wife, Beryl Myers Kendrick of RD 1; two daughters, Wanda Shanley of roaring Branch and Mrs. Audrey Brown of RD 3, Wellsboro; one sister Jennie Payne, of Covington, and eight grandchildren. Funeral will be Friday at 2:00 pm at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. George Niles officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Calling hours will be Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home. - Wellsboro Gazette, 30 Sept. 1965, p.6
KILBOURNE – Henry Kilbourne, 83, of Covington, PA, died Friday, July 9, 1954, following an extended illness. He was a member of the Olean Lodge of Elks. He is survived by sister, Mrs. Mary J. Mills of Rochester; nieces, Mrs. Lionell Klugh of Ridgeway, PA, and Miss Margaret L. Mills of Rochester. Funeral was Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Norman West officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington. – Wellsboro Agitator, 15 July 1954
WILLIAM H. KILEY
William H. Kiley, 80, of Covington, died Friday, April 20, 1973, at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Covington on Nov. 11, 1892, a son of Samuel and Amanda Clark Kiley. Mr. Kiley was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples. He was a retired carpenter. Mr. Kiley was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, Covington. Surviving are his wife, the former Addah Richards, two daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Flint, of Lynchburg, Va. and Mrs. Shirley Booth, of Vestal, N.Y.; two sons, Richard, of LaFayette Hill, Montgomery County, and William Jr., of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Elam Wilcox, of Mansfield, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Mon-day, at Kuhl’s, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, with burial in Gray Cemetery. The Rev. Gordon E. Abrams, a retired Baptist minister, officiated,
KILEY - Covington - William H. KILEY, 80, of Covington, died Friday, April 20, 1973, at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Covington on Nov. 11, 1892, a son of Samuel and Amanda Clark KILEY. Mr. KILEY was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples. He was a retired carpenter. Mr. KILEY was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, Covington. Surviving are his wife, the former Addah RICHARDS, two daughters, Mrs. Lorraine FLINT, of Lynchburg, Va., and Mrs. Shirley BOOTH, of Vestal, N.Y.; two sons, Richard, of LaFayette Hill, Montgomery County, and William Jr., of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Elam WILCOX, of Mansfield, 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, at Kuhl's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, with burial in Gray Cemetery. The Rev. Gordon E. ABRAMS, a retired Baptist minister, will officiate. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Submitted by Patricia Warren.
The late Ruby KINGSBURY, 56, , Of Wellsboro and Covington, died Jan. 10 at the Blossburg hospital and was buried in Gray Cemetery Covington. She was born Oct. 4,1888, at Covington, daughter of Dr. Harry H. and Tressie Whiting Kingsbury .Surviving are two brothers, Charles J., of Corning, and Ross H. Kingsbury, of Rochester, and three nephews, Roberts, Richard, and John Kingsbury.Miss Kingsbury was a graduate of Covington high school and Mansfield State Teachers College. For more than 25 years she was a valued employee of the Tioga County Bell Telephone Company . Her first years of service to telephone subscribers were from the Covington exchange. For the past few years she was an operator in Wellsboro. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ, Francelia club, Covington Rebakah Lodge, Past Grands' Association. Funeral services were conducted at the Kingsbury residence in Covington, Rev. Clifton Dawson officiating. Tribute was paid her and last rites administered by the Covington Rebakah Lodge sisters. Pallbearers were: Ralph Baity, Sam Coons, Fred Macintosh, William Douglas, Cyril Wilson, and Verne Elliott. - [Note - clipping from the Wellsboro Agitator, January 18, 1945]
KIRKBRIDE - Edward F. Kirkbride, 82, of Cogan Station, formerly of Covington, died Tuesday, March 10, 1959. Survived by brother, Harry Kirkbride of Weirton, West Virginia; nieces, Mrs. Willard Shink of Cogan Station, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Pauline Fisk of Knoxville. Body at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home where friends may call Thursday 2-4 p.m and 7-9 p.m. Funeral at the Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Donald Cronk officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington. - Mansfield Advertiser, March 1959
LAMB - Fred E. Lamb, age 86, of Covington, PA, died Monday, December 15, 2008 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Fred was born December 9, 1922 in Masten, PA a son of the late Floyd and Emma Walker Lamb. He was married for 59 years to the late Emily Jean (Eberenz) Lamb. Fred was a member of Covington Church of Christ (Disciples), Army Air Core Veteran serving during WWII. He was past commander of Mansfield VFW and a member of the F&AM in Mansfield, PA. Fred was a very talented musician and played the violin, guitar, piano, saxophone, clarinet and accordion all by ear. Fred is survived by his children and their spouses Judy (Ayers) and Earl Brooks of Tioga, PA, Jackie and Donald Davies of Coweta, OK, Tim and Deb Lamb of Covington, PA, Craig and Mary Lou Lamb of Lambs Creek, PA, Laurie and Jerry Hodder of Welsch Settlement, PA; brother Arthur (Jean) Lamb of Big Bear Lake, CA; sister Doris Lamb Scott of Sylvania, PA; 13 grandchildren; several great grand children. Fred was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara Jean Lamb in 1992; sister Ethel Lamb and his wife Emily Jean Lamb in 2005. In keeping with Freds wishes there will be no services. Burial to take place in Gray Cemetery in Covington, PA. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Fred to the Mansfield VFW, 1208 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is handling the arrangements.
JUSTIN O. LANDON, age nine months, diedApril 6, 2002 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Born June 30, 2001 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Jeremy and Lydia Chilson Landon. Besides his parents, Justin is survived by his maternal great-grandfather, Samuel I. Chilson, Mainesburg, PA; maternal grandparents, Bruce and Emily Chilson, Springfield, MO; paternal great-grandparents, Tom and Dora Landon, Grover, PA; Daniel and Nettie Woodward, Troy; paternal grandparents, John and Carol Landon, Canton, PA. The funeral was held April 10 at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, April 10 with the Reverend Kirk Smethers officiating. Interment was in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. Memorials may be made to the Geisinger Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
LANE - BRUEILLY Ruthanne Lane
Age 79, of Asheboro, NC, formerly of Mansfield, PA, diedFriday, January 18, 2008, in NC. Ruthanne was born on January 16, 1929 in Tioga County, PA, the daughter of Harry W. and Mae Lovinia (Lent) Lane. She was a graduate of the Philadelphia School of the Bible and Mansfield University in the field of Education with a Master's degree in Special Ed and Elementary Ed. She taught several years for the Troy Area School District. She was the wife of Richard Brueilly whom she married on June 23, 1951. Ruthanne was a devout Christian, active in many church functions until she was physically unable to do so and moved to Asheboro, NC. Ruthanne is survived by her husband, Richard Brueilly; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steve and Jane Brueilly, David Brueilly; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Regenald Stoby, Diane Brueilly, and Phyllis and James Festa; grandchildren, Tyler Brueilly, Jonathan Stoby and Naomi Stoby, Tracy and Joe Sweely, Mike and Juanita Brueilly, Tim Brueilly, Shawn Brueilly; great-grandchildren, Katlin Brueilly, Grace Brueilly, Faith Brueilly, and Gavin Brueilly. Ruth was predeceased by a daughter and three grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Hill from Cherry Flats Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington Twp., Covington, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/22/2008.
LARCOM - Russell W. Larcom, 92, of Wellsboro, formerly of Covington, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2008 at Broad Acres Nursing Home. He was the husband of Bettie Bruner Larcom. Russell was born April 20, 1916 in Covington, the son of the late John and Ruby Bell Larcom. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, Bettie; sister-in-law, Margaret Huff of Corning, N.Y. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. at Gray Cemetery, Covington. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro
LAWRENCE - Mrs. Margaret Lawrence Richards, 84, of Covington, PA, died Thursday, August 7, 1958. She was a member of the Covington Methodist Church. Survived by son, Lawrence W. of Horseheads; one granddaughter, Grace Margaret. Funeral was at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. E. Gene Callhan officiated. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. She was the youngest daughter of William and Hannah Lawrence. She was born September 20, 1874; attended the public schools of Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield Normal School in 1894, after which she taught in Rutland-Covington school district. In 1900 she married Charles E. Richards of Covington and became a partner in the Richards Bros. Store. She was the mother of two children, Lawrence and Winifred. Mr. Richards died in 1925 after a long illness and in 1941 Winifred passed on. Margaret helped to care for her three older sisters as well her mother and outlived them all. She attended the 60th anniversary of her class at MSTC in 1954. She spent the last years of her life in the Brown Convalescent Home in Elmira, where she received excellent care. She died after a short illness on August 7, 1958 - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1958
LEIBY –DOROTHY L. COONS,(SRGP 59632) 87, Covington – formerly of this borough, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. She and her husband, Claude R. Coons, observed their 66th wedding anniversary March 25. She taught for two years at the State Road School, Mainesburg. She was a member of Covington United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Covington Borough Grange. Born April 14, 1911, in Covington Township, she was a daughter of Charles L. and Ruhama Whittaker Leiby. Surviving besides her husband, are two sons, Lanier C. of Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Raymond L. of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Marian Yusko of Horseheads, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by twin daughters, May Louise and Mary Jane. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Scureman’s, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, with the Rev. Archie Cruikshank, her pastor officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 tonight and 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday. –Elmira Star Gazette.
LeVALLEY - Volney M. LeValley, of Covington, who died suddenly of heart disease in Blossburg on Dec. 22, was born in Covington, August 17, 1842. In 1897 he married Miss Adda Copp, who died two years ago. Mr. LeValley is survived by two children -- Mrs. Chas. Hoxie, of Covington, and Grey V. LeValley, of Elmira Heights; one brother, H.W. LeValley, of Covington; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hulslander, of Rochester; one grandchild, Mrs. W.H. Kiley; one great-grandchild, Richard Kiley, and one adopted grandchild, Miss Louise LeValley, of Elmira Heights. Mr. LeValley served through the civil war. He was a prisoner at Belle Isle, and also at Andersonville. He was commander of Mansfield Post at one time, and a Past Grand of Covington Lodge, No.274, IOOF. The funeral was held Dec. 24, Rev. J.O. Smith officiating, the Odd Fellows having charge of the service, M.S. Knowlton acting as Noble Grand and Chas. C. Redfield as Chaplain; burial in Gray Cemetery. - Gray scrapbook clipping, 1921
LeVALLEY Volney M.
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, December 28, 1921
Volney M. LeValley, of Covington, died suddenly last Thursday in Blossburg.
LOUNSBERRY - MRS. FRED COWAN: Mrs. Ruth M. Cowan, 69, wife of Fred Cowan, of Covington RD, died Thursday, April 20, 1972, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a protracted illness. She was born April 2, 1903, in Tioga County, a daughter of Frank and Hilda Scarfe Lounsberry. Mrs. Cowan was a member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters. Mrs. James Hulslander, of Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. Charles Dahlgren, of Mansfield RD; two sons, Edgar, of Covington, and Franklin, of Burbank, Calif.; two brothers, George Lounsberry, of Mansfield, and Frank L. Lounsberry, of Covington; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Reynolds, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Maude Whitteker, of Covington, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday in Covington Church of Christ Disciples. Burial was in Gray Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit Clickner officiting.
LUCAS C. LOVELL
Lucas C. Lovell, 70, of Covington, died Thursday, June 22, 1972, at his home. He was a retired employee of J.H. Williams Tool and Die Co., Buffalo, NY. Surviving are his wife, the former Grace Horton; a daughter, Patricia, at home; and a brother, Walton, of Elmira, NY. The funeral was held Sunday at Shaw and Robena's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Gray Cemetery.
LOVELL, Lucas C., Age 70 of Covington, Pa., at his home, Thursday, June 22, 1972 Funeral services were held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday June 24th. Rev. Kermit Clickner. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington. He is survived by his wife, Grace Horton Lovell; daughter, Patricia, both of Covington; son, Walton Lovell of Elmira; several cousins. Mr. Lovell was formerly employed by the J. H. Williams Tool and Die Co., Buffalo.
LOVELL – Walton Lovell, 64, of Covington, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. Friends are invited to a graveside service Thursday, Aug. 26 at 1 PM at Gray Cemetery, Covington with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. A service of Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. – The Mansfield Gazette, 25 Aug. 2004, p.6A
Walton Age 64, of Covington, PA, died August 23, 2004, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born August 27, 1939 in Rochester, NY, the son of Lucas and Grace Horton Lovell. Walton retired from A.J. Sports. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Lovell, also of Covington. A private viewing will be held at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield. Public graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Gray Cemetery, Covington, with Rev. Richard Berg officiating.
LOWNSBERRY - MRS. FLORENCE LOWNSBERRY FLETCHER, age 57, of Covington, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1964. She was a member of the Covington Methodist church. Survived by husband, William Fletcher; sisters, Mrs. Maynard Reynolds of Mansfield Rd, Mrs. Wayne Whitteker of Covington and Mrs. Fred Cowen of Covington RD 2; brothers, George of Mansfield and Frank of Jackson Summit. Body was removed from Shaw & Robena Funeral Home to the Covington Methodist Church where funeral was held today (Wednesday) at 2 pm with Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington.
MANEVAL – Mrs. Dorothy M. Blair, 69, wife of Paul J. Blair, of Covington RD 1, died, Monday, April 21, 1975, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was born in Liberty on Feb. 10,1906, a daughter of David and Martha Weaver Maneval.Surviving, besides her husband, are her mother, of Covington RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Frances Dailey, of Tioga, and a brother, Arnold Maneval, of Wellsboro.Burial will be in Gray Cemetery.
MANN Edna O. (Mann) Chilson
71, of Covington, died on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at the Carleton Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro. Edna was born on March 9, 1940, in Williamsport, the daughter of John S. and Luelia O. (Hackett) Mann. She and her husband, Roger "Jack" David Chilson, would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Oct. 5. Prior to her retirement, Edna was employed with the Downtown Timesaver as a bookkeeper. Over the years she also served as a custodian at West's Motel and a cook for Eddie's Truck Stop. Edna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband, Roger "Jack," she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Roger D. and Patricia Chilson, II of Beltsville, Md.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Roxie D. and Marvin Shrawder of Danville, Kathy Peoples of Covington; five grandchildren, Savannah Chilson, Trey (Gwen) Shrawder, Tisen Shrawder, Sabrina Shrawder, Robert Peoples and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John Mann. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Chris Schafer officiating. The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Edna's name to the American Heart Association , 613 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702. Burial will be in the Gray Cemetery, Covington. Wellsboro Gazette – September 10, 2011
MARVIN DAVID F
Wellsboro Agitator - October 24, 1923
David F. Marvin died in Elmira Heights on Oct. 10, after a long illness, aged 88 years. The funeral was held from the Church of Christ, in Covington, Rev. D. H. Stoddard, of the Gospel Tabernacle, of Elmira, officiating; burial in the Gray cemetery at Covington. Besides his widow, he is survived by four daughters and thee sons: Mrs. Anna Howland, Mrs. S. M. Gerow, of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Kate Robinson and Miss Isabelle Marvin, of Elmira; Archie and Peter, of Elmira, and John of Rochester. A sister, Mrs. Clara Kendrick, and a brother, R. T. Marvin, of Covington, and a number of grandchildren. About 35 years ago the Marvin family lived on a farm in Copp Hollow and moved to Covington and resided there for some time. The first Mrs. Marvin, who was Anna Cameron, and a son, Will, died in Covington; also a daughter, Bessie. Mr. Marvin married Mrs. Clara Bailey, of Mansfield. About 15 years ago they moved to Elmira Heights.
E. E. Marvin (SRGP 87202) Tioga school official, dies widely known Pennsylvania educators death follows heart attack-in executive Post two years, Edward E. Marvin of Covington, Tioga County's school superintendent and a leader in fraternal and church affairs, died Thursday night in Blossburg hospital, one week after suffering a heart attack while addressing a Blossburg meeting he was 55. Mr. Marvin had been executive in the County school system since April 1934, when he succeeded professor J. G. March Of Wellsboro under home he served 8 years A Former principal-thoroughly grounded in school affairs , he had begun his career as a teacher in Osceola and Little Marsh before becoming principal of the Covington high school, a position in which he served with distinction for several years before being named Mr. March's assistant. Born in Covington, he attended local schools, Mansfield Normal and State College.
As a young man his town for teaching and administration attracted notice and his work had been closely watched by hundreds of friends. Mr. Marvin retained his interest in the individual and success broadened his field and increased his responsibilities. To hand the problems of children were very real and he never permitted himself to become too busy to aid in their solution.Active in Church in addition to his school work, in which he achieved statewide recognition, Mr. Marvin took a deep interest in religious work, being a prominent member of the Covington Church Of Christ. He was also a member all of Friendship Lodge, F. and AM of Mansfield, and the Covington Odd Fellows . Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Celia Blanchard Marvin, a daughter, Mrs. William Achilles, and two sons, Edward and Richard, of Covington; a brother, Lee, of Oregon, and four sisters, Mrs. William Douglas of Covington and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs. Glenn Gillette and Mrs. L. M. Goodall all of Mansfield. The funeral was tentatively arranged for Sunday at 230 at the Covington Church of Christ. And other time will be set if we Marvin can arrange to make the trip from Oregon. The Rev. Myron Kaufman will officiating [Gray Cemetery]
MARVIN, Edward E. (SRGP 87202) - Prof. Marvin Died Thursday - County Superintendent of Schools Suffered Heart Attack - Edward E. Marvin, aged 55 years, of Covington, Tioga County Superintendent of Schools, died at 5 o'clock Thursday evening at the Blossburg hospital, a few days after suffering a heart attack while addressing a meeting at Blossburg. He had been County Superintendent of Schools since April 1934, succeeding Prof. J.G. March, of Wellsboro, under whom he served eight years as assistant superintendent. Mr. Marvin taught in the schools at Osceola and Little Marsh before becoming principal of the Covington High School, which position he filled most efficiently for several years before being elected assistant county superintendent. He was born in Covington, attended the local schools and was graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, Bucknell University, and Pennsylvania State College. In addition to his school work, in which he achieved statewide recognition, Mr. Marvin was a prominent member of the Covington Church of Christ. He was also a member of Friendship Lodge, F&AM of Mansfield, and Covington Odd Fellows and the Grange. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Celia Blanchard Marvin; a daughter, Mrs. William Achilles of Geneva, and two sons, Edward and Richard, of Covington; a brother, Lee of Portland, Oregon, and four sisters, Mrs. William Douglas of Covington, and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs. Glenn Gillette and Mrs. L.M. Goodall, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Sunday at the Covington Church of Christ, Rev. Myron Kauffman officiating; burial at Covington. Prof. Marvin was well known throughout the state and was most highly esteemed by all who knew him. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 1, 1936, p.1
MARVIN - Mr. Harry Marvin died at the residence of his parents, in Copp Hollow, last Saturday morning after a sickness of two weeks with typhoid fever. He was but 22 years of age, and was an excellent young man in every respect, well-educated and of upright character. He had recently been teaching school in his township. The sudden death of so promising a young man just entering upon the active duties of life involves a real loss to the community as well as a great bereavement to his family and immediate friends. The funeral is to be held today. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 4, 1891, p.1
LEVI CROSLEY MARVIN died THURSDAY In the passing of Levi Crosley Marvin, Covington and Tioga county loses one of its oldest and most exemplary citizens. He has been a life-long resident of Covington, and was intimately known and beloved by men, women and children. His death occurred September 15, 1927. Mr. Marvin was born in Covington April 10, 1844. His parents were Richard D. Marvin, of Covington, and Rebecca Landon Marvin, of Liberty. He was educated in the rural schools, and early united with the Church of Christ at Covington, of which he continued to be a faithful working member until his death. He was at one time what was called an "exhorter," and preached about the county considerably. He was a good talker, and what was particularly good about Uncle Levi, he always preached the truth, and lived a practical christian life. He was always on the lookout to do something for somedone. As a husband and father, he was kind and affectionate; as a neighbor, accommodating and as a citizen, public spirited. Being of a free-hearted and optimistic nature Levi Marvin always held absolute confidence in his fellow-men in all dealings, and ever nourished the hope that all his business records might, when finished, bear the stamp of integrity and real manliness, instead of the transparent seal of ill-gained success. Truly, our old friend seems to have lived up to these higher hopes, for where he has been known all his life, his name is above reproach. What a legacy to leave his children! We know that they value it more than riches. On February 16, 1869, Mr. Marvin married Miss Tena Ann Sechrist, of Jackson township, Lycoming county. Of this union seven children were born: Charles, who died at the age of nine years; Mae Ella (Mrs. L. M. Goodall); of Mansfield; Alice Grace (Mrs. W. A. Douglass), of Covington; Ida Belle (Mrs. Charles Johsnon), of Mansfield; Edward Ellis, assistant county superintendent of schools, Covington; Lee Royal, a merchant in Portland, Oregon, Harriet Ann (Mrs. G. M. Gillette, of Mansfield; Besides the above he is survived by his widow, thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Church of Christ Saturday at 2 p.m., and was largely attended. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful, representing a life "unspotted from the world." Rev. H. L. Maltman, the pastor, officiated. Submitted by Barb Conrad
MARVIN Russell C.
Age 75, of Covington, PA, died on Friday, September 3, 2010 in Broad Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Russell was born on April 26, 1935 in Blossburg, PA, the son of the late Russell and Lottie (Janquish) Marvin. Russell was a co-owner of Marvin's Market of Covington until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of the Covington Church of Christ Disciples and served as a church deacon. Russell is survived by his brother, Richard (Joanne) Marvin; two nieces, Sara (Michael) Lord of Selinsgrove, PA, Jan Marvin of Covington, PA; one cousin, Dorothy Michaels of Blossburg, PA and the family companion dog, Jake. In addition to his parents, Russell was predeceased by a cousin, Duane Smith. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 6, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA and from 10:30 AM to 11 AM on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at the Covington Church of Christ Disciples, Covington, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at the church at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Russell's memory to the Covington Church of Christ Disciples, PO Box 185, Covington, PA 16917.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 4, 2010
MARVIN - Russell T. Marvin, 86, of P.O. Box 61, Covington, died Monday, March 26, 1990, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Dec. 2, 1903, in Putman County Township, he was the son of Tilly Richard and Mary Johnson Marvin. He owned and operated Marvin’s Market in Covington from 1918 until 1989. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lottie G. Marvin on Nov. 27, 1985. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Russell C. and Richard D. & Joanne Marvin, all of Covington; and two granddaughters. Calling hours will be held at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Wednesday, March 28, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, March 29, at 11 a.m. Rev. Ira E. Hindman will officiate. Burial will be made at the Gray Cemetery in Covington. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Covington Church of Christ Memorial Fund. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 28, 1990 MHS 1918
MASON – Mrs. Althea L. DeHaven, 57, of Covington, died Sunday Nov. 24, 1985 at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1928 at Covington, Tioga County, PA, a daughter of Ambrose and Mildred Clark Mason. Mrs. DeHaven was a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Steven of Arnot; a daughter, Mrs. Boneva Watkins of Covington; her stepmother, Mrs. Velma Mason of Troy; and 5 grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 PM Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1985 at the church. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington. The Rev. Richard Krueger, her pastor, will officiate. – Wellsboro Gazette, 27 Nov. 1985, p.12
MASON Ambrose A., 75, of Covington R.D. 1, died Saturday, December 20, 1975, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born August 24, 1900 in Blossburg, a son of Ambrose and Cora SHOPHERD MASON. Surviving are his wife, Velma JONES MASON, one daughter, Mrs. Althea DeHAVEN, Covington; one step-daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Grace) GAIGE, Canton; one step-son Vernon HUNGERFORD, Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Florence COWAN, Elmira; Mrs. Maurice (Louise) WILCOX, DelRay Beach, Florida. Nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Covington Grange, a retired 25-year employee of Corning Glass, Wellsboro Division; a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be at the Kuhl Funeral Home Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. His pastor Rev. Mark THOMAS will officiate. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Submitted by Patricia Warren
MASON LOUISE R. WILCOX
Louise R. Wilcox, 82, of RD 1, Covington died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1989, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born August 8, 1907, in Covington Township, she was the daughter of Ambrose and Cora Sheppard Mason. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ Disciples, Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge #291, the 55 Plus Club and Green Thumb Garden Club. Preceding her in death were her husband, Morris in 1979, and nine brothers and sisters. Survivivg are a son, Theodore Wilcox of RD 3, Mansfield; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield today, Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 9 pm. Services will be held there Thursday, Oct. 5, at 1 pm. The Rev. Ira Hindman will officiate. Burial will be made in Gray Cemetery, Covington.
JAMES MAYHEW, 54 of Covington, Friday, Aug. 18, 1961. Survived by wife, Mrs. Alice Mayhew, daughter, Miss Harriet Leah Mayhew at home. Body at Shaw * Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m. the Rev. Norman West. Gray Cemetery, Covington. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/19/1961
Everett L. McMurty, (SRGP 03877)died at his home on Sherwood Street
Monday evening about 9:45. He had been ill for several months, but had
continued his work in his shoe repair shop several hours a day. He had worked
part of the day on Monday.
He was born in Fillmore, NY, Aug. 1,1877, the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Williams McMurty. On August 22nd, 1900, he married Miss Julia Goodspeed, of Covington, and a resided for the next 15 years on a farm near Covington.. He then moved to Covington where he was superintendent of the cheese factory for the next three years. From 1918 to 1921 he conducted a grocery and hardware store in Covington. In 1921 he came to Mansfield and opened a shoe repair shop, which he had conducted since. A member of Mansfield Lodge of Odd Fellows, he was prominent in the work of that order,, being vice president of the Board of Directors at the time of his death. He took a great interest in the Odd Fellows Orphanage of Sunbury, and was a past district Deputy grand master of the Odd fellows of the southern district of Tioga County. He was also a member of the Church of Christ., disciples, Covington, and of the Covington Boro Grange.
He was an ardent sportsman on an active in the sportsmen's club. In civic affairs he took an active interest and was twice elected Burgess of Mansfield borough. As an avocation he took up the manufacture of violins, being a rather good violinist himself. He has made several violins, doing all the work by hand.
Everett McMurty was well liked by all who knew him. He was a man of integrity, and congenial friend.He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Sidney Smith, of Elmira, and one brother, Frank McMurty, of Fillmore, New York. This brother was the oldest of six boys in the family, and the only one surviving.
The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Shaw Funeral home, the Rev. E.J. Griffith of Mansfield Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the gray Cemetery, Covington.
DeWitt William "Bill", Jr. Age 88, of Covington, PA, died December 20, 2006 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 23, 2006, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Masonic Service will be held at the conclusion of the viewing at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the American Heart Association. www.buckheitfc andcrematory.com
MILLER - G. ADAM MILLER, 91, died at 4 pm last Friday (Feb. 21, 1936), at his home here. Surviving are two sons, LeRoy Miller of Minneapolis, Minn.; and Arthur Miller, of Bagley, Minn.; a daughter, Mrs. Emma Crist of Liberty, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday by Rev. R. L. Hall of the M. E. church; burial in gray cemetery, Covington. - Wellsboro Gazette, 27 Feb. 1936, p.2
MILLER, SYLVIA JEAN (SRGP 18651)
Sylvia Jean, aged three months, daughter of Lloyd and Naomi Ames of Elmira, died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jud Ames of Covington, on March 9, following an illness of pneumonia and chicken pox. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miller; one brother, Harry Edward, age 2; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jud Ames of Covington and Delos Miller of Elmira; four great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Ames and Mr. and Mrs. Mort Managan of Covington; two aunts, Mrs. Lucille Sampson and Miss Donna Ames; six uncles, Ronald, Leonard, Vaughn, William, Harold and Glenn Ames. The funeral was held from the Covington Baptist Church Friday, March 11, Rev. Carl Wheeler officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery. The pall bearers and flower girls were four boys and four girls from the fifth and sixth grades of the covington school. They were; flower girls: Doris Youmans, Eleanor Hane, Gertrude Tafelski, Marion Lisowski; pall bearers were: William Haverly, George Edward Wheatley, Robert Managan and Malcolm Carson.
MOORE - SPEARY, Anita F. [SRGP 69317]
Age 85, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro, PA. Anita was born August 18, 1923 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of Willis and Alice (Winters) Moore. Anita was a retired school teacher from R.B. Walter Elementary School. She was a member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ (Disciples) and had served as the organist. She enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. Anita is survived by her son, Edward Speary III of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren, Edward Speary IV, Willis Speary and Wesley Speary; a great-grandson, Harley David Speary; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Vivian Moore of North Carolina, Cecil and Nancy Moore of Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Speary II in 1968. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow the viewing at Noon on Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Sharon Littrell officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA.
NAYLOR - MRS. ESTHER CLEVELAND
Mrs. Esther Cleveland, 73, of 102 Riverside Park, died at 12:45 pm Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1974, in the Williamsport Hospital, where she was admitted Dec. 24 as a medical patient. She was the widow of Claude Cleveland. She was born at Morris Run on June 10, 1900, a daughter of Henry and Erma Shaw Naylor. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sam Sadler, of Fort Worth, Tex, Mrs. Mitstifer, of Liberty, and Mrs. Leonard Rumsey, of Land O'Lakes, Fla; a sister, Mrs. Harriet Corsier, of Bergen, NY, 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. The Rev. Kermit Clickner, pastor of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples, officiated.
NEAL - MRS. DOROTHY NEAL MARVIN, 56, of Covington RD, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, 1962 after suffering a seizure while working in the yard at her home. Mrs. Marvin was a nurse at Blossburg State Hospital for many years. She was the widow of Radford Marvin. The couple operated the Marvin Hotel in Blossburg. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Blossburg and a graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, Sayre. Survived by brother, Ernest Neal of West Point, NY; niece, Mrs. Edgar Carlson of Blossburg. Funeral service was held Saturday at 2 pm at the Auld Funeral Home, with Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Mansfield Advertiser, 26 Sept. 1962, p.5
NOBLE - MARGUERITE MUNSON
Marguerite E. Munson, 79, of Tioga, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 1996, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 10, 1917, in Wellsboro, she was a daughter of Clarence and Zoredo Nobles. She had been an employee of the Ward Foundry for over 30 years. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Tioga. Preceding her in death were her husband, Howard L. Munson, in 1977, a brother, Arthur Nobles, and a great-granddaughter, Christine Davy. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Howard L. and Naomi J. Munson of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Faith and Lynn Sherman of Mansfield, Beverly and Lewis Cummings of Carlisle, and Marilyn and Jon Wheeler of Tioga; 21 grandchildren, Cheryl Mase, Brenda Route, Kathy Roupp, Lewis Turner, Gregory Turner, Terry Turner, Glenda Beck, Deborah Fischer, Christopher Munson, Bonnie Conway, Gloria Neaman, Lucinda Munson, Shela Cokely, Donald Davy, Michele Johnson, Kirk Wheeler, Thomas Davy, Alan Wheeler, Jennifer Kerstetter, Krista Wheeler, and Jon Wheeler; 29 great-grandchildren, and a sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Donald Dibble of Wellsboro. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held immediately following the calling hours Wednesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Julien Weil, her pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Gray Cemetery, Covington. Memorial donations may be made to the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Box 249, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.
NUGENT - Francis Nugent, 79, of Covington, died Thursday, March 7, 1996, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 26, 1916, in Wellsboro, he was the son of James and Sarah Gartland Nugent. He was a retired Journeyman Mechanic. Surviving are his wife, Arlene Curtis Nugent; a daughter, JoAnn Horton of Wellsboro; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be made in the Gray Cemetery, Covington. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 13, 1996
OLDROYD FLORENCE ELIZABETH WOODARD
Florence Elizabeth (Oldroyd) Age 61, of Columbia Crossroads, PA, diedon Sunday, December 17, 2006, at home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2006, and again from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21st at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service will be held after the viewing, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, with her Pastor, Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Following the service, burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA.
OLDROYD FLORENCE ELIZABETH (OLDROYD) WOODARD, 61, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., diedon Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service will be held after the viewing at 11 a.m. Thursday with her pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Marple, officiating. Following the service burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington, Pa. Florence was born on Feb. 2, 1945, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, a daughter of the late Clayton H. and Eleanor M. (Balmer) Oldroyd, who lived in Columbia Cross Roads. Following graduation in 1962 from Troy High School in Troy, she was employed LeValley McLeod Inc., Elmira, N.Y., and for a brief period of time also worked at the First National Bank in Mansfield, Pa. Florence married SP4 Clarence V. Woodard of Blossburg, Pa., on Feb. 12, 1966, and accompanied him on his military assignments to Fort Eustis, Va.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Mannheim and Aschaffenburg, Germany; and Selfridge ANG Base, Mich., where he retired from the U.S. Army. She moved back with her husband to her family homestead in May 2006. Florence was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She enjoyed a good cup of tea, talking with relatives and friends, watching her favorite soap operas, gardening and volunteering at her children's schools. She was a member of Austinville Union Church in Austinville, Pa. Florence is survived by her husband; two daughters, Lynnette (Stephen) Lepley of Goldsboro, N.C., and Christina Woodard of New Baltimore, Mich.; one granddaughter, Teal Lepley, also of Goldsboro; three sisters: Priscilla Jackson-Six, of Elmira, Alice Truffa of Aberdeen, Md., and Mary (Charles) Dekle of Van Etten, N.Y.; an aunt, Marjorie Oldroyd of Columbia Cross Roads; an uncle and aunt, James and Phyllis Kibbe of Beaver Dams, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, her son, Terry Allen Woodard, who diedon June 18, 1992, preceded Florence in death. Contributions may be made in Florence's memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. or to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Ste. 250, Dallas, Texas; or to the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), 4600 East West Highway, Suite 525 Bethesda, Md. –Towanda Daily Review
DEE HAROLD OLNEY
Dee Harold Olney, 80, of Covington, died Friday, January 25, 1974, in a Buffalo, NY, Veterans Administration Hospital, following a long illness. He was born September 28, 1893, in Covington, a son of William and Mary Clemons Olney. Mr. Olney was a veteran of World War I. He was a widely known fisherman. Surviving are a son, Robert, of Westfield, a brother, Frank, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and three grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Gray Cemetery. The Rev. Basil Houghtaling, pastor of the Free Methodist Church, West Bingham, Potter County, officiated.
Dee Harold Olney, 80, of Covington, Pa., died Friday, January 25, 1974 at the Veterans Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m., Rev. Basil Houghtailing officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery in Covington. Survived by one son, Robert Olney of Westfield, Pa., City Route 2; one brother, Frank Olney of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; the grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War I. He had been an avid and well-known fisherman for a number of years. He was born September 28, 1893 in Covington, the son of William and Mary Clemens Olney. He was a member of the Friendship Lodge No 247 F – A.M., Mansfield, V.F.W. Post No 8730 of Bloomsburg and the Austin-Cox American Legion Post No. 478, Mansfield.
OWENS - Wellsboro Gazette
March 3, 1944
Mrs. Addie R. Gaskill
Mrs. Addie Robbins Gaskill 88, died Monday in a convalescent home near here. She was the widow of Dr. Albert Gaskill, formerly of Covington and the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Enoch Owens. Services will be held at the Bastian funeral home at 1:30 P.m., today. Burial will be in Covington Cemetery.