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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Gray Cemetery, Covington Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

 

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by Joyce M. Tice
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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.

 

SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

HENRY S. PACKARD
Henry S. Packard, age 92, of Covington, Pa., died Tuesday, August 4, 1970. Funeral services were held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Friday at 1:00 p.m. Burial was in the Gray Cemetery, Covington. He is survived by three sons, Hawley Packard, Calvin Packard both of Covington and Willard of Mansfield, Pa.; daughters, Mrs. Bart Lambrinides of Milo, Greece, Mrs. Manford Brockway of Besmere, Pa., Mrs. Canton Bell of Lawrenceville, Pa., Mrs. James Croley of Sarasota, Florida; 20 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.

 

PARTHEMER Rodrick P. Parthemer

age 74, of Covington Twp., PA, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Rod was born May 7, 1937 in Lewisberry, PA, a son of Preston and Effie (Sanders) Parthemer. He was the husband of the late Linda N. Parthemer, who died on October 14, 2010. Rod was a life-time dairy farmer and truck driver. Rod is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Roderick and Susan Parthemer, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA, Keith and Donna Parthemer of Hunt, NY, Kenneth and Tammy Parthemer of Covington, PA, Randy and Naomi Parthemer of Cochranton, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna West and Al of Cooperstown, PA, Debbie and Dave Johnston of Mansfield, PA; step-children, Troy Wood of Port Byron, NY, Harley Wood of Rochester, NY, Harvey (Bobbi) Wood of Mansfield, PA, Loretta Kriner and Tommy of Covington, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Barry and Dottie Parthemer of McClure, PA; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Ron Baer of Bethel, PA, Nancy and John Rosenberry of Manheim, PA, Darnece Simmons of New Cumberland, PA; 35 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home with Rev. James Plank officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.    Star Gazette – April 22, 2012

 

PATCHEN F.M. – F. M. Patchen, aged 71 years, one of Jersey Shore’s best known citizens and business men, died about 8 o’clock last Thursday morning at his home on Allegheny street in Jersey Shore.  Mr. Patchen was the senior member of the firm of F.M. Patchen & Co., and was very well and favorably know.  He came to Jersey Shore about 16 years ago from Covington, where he had been in business and purchased the business of Innes & Shannon, then located on Main street in the Willard block, says a correspondent.  During the year 1907 Mr. Patchen erected one of Jersey Shore’ finest business blocks and moved his store into this building, on Allegheny street, where he has conducted the business since.  Mr. Patchen’s illness began several months ago.  Up until that time he was very active and thoroughly enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially fishing, hunting and trap shooting, the latter being one of his favorite sports, and the one at which he was very skillful.  He was at all times progressive.  He was a director of the Jersey Shore Trust Company and a member of the Masonic lodge.  For many years he was a faithful member of the Baptist church.  Besides his wife he is survived by the following children: F. H. Patchen, of Williamsport; John C. Patchen and W. Howard Patchen, of Jersey Shore.  One sister, Mrs. Fannie Waldo, of Sylvania, also survives.  The funeral services were held Saturday morning at the home at 10 o’clock.  It was a Masonic funeral, and Rev. W.W. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducted the religious service.  The remains were taken to Covington, where other services were held and interment made.   Wellsboro Agitator  30 July 1919 

 

PATCHEN Thomas W
Covington Man Burned to Death - Thomas W. Patchen, a hardware dealer of Covington, was fatally burned with gasoline which he was pouring upon the kitchen fire to hasten breakfast Christmas morning.  He was taken to the Blossburg hospital where he died at 2 o’clock that afternoon.  Mrs. Phoebe Cleveland, a neighbor who was in the room was also burned but will recover.  The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Chas. Waldo of Sylvania.  His wife died about a year ago.  The children are:  P. I. Patchen of Georgia; Mrs. Harry Wheeler of Covington, and Mrs. J. R. Ford and Mrs. Charles Werline of Attica, N. Y.  TGR 1912

 

PATTERSON –MRS. ANNA L. FESSLER, 73 of Covington, Thursday, Nov. 8, 1962.  She was a member of the Covington Methodist Church.  Survived by husband, Charles H. Fessler; daughters, Mrs. Miriam Marvin of Athens, Mrs. Winona Messner of Covington, Mrs. Arlene Kuster of Blossburg, Mrs. Ardis Baity of Laurel Bay, S.C.; sons, Harry and Charles of Covington; brothers, John Patterson, Irwin Coons and Claude Coons of Covington; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  Body at Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Calling hours today and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Gene Callihan, Gray Cemetery, Covington.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1962

 

PEQUIGNOT Mallory R. Pequignot (aka Turtle)

age 3 , of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Mallory was born May 21, 2008 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Alden John and Michelle (Watkins) Pequignot. Mallory loved her pet cats, Ernie and Shelby, and her dog, Maggie Mae. She attended the Middlebury Baptist Church with her family. Mallory enjoyed rock collecting, playing in her dollhouse, riding bike, doing puzzles, spending time with family and friends, playing with her pets and her Big Baby Doll. Mallory participated in the Head Start Program in Wellsboro, PA.  Mallory is survived by her parents, Aldie and Michelle of Wellsboro, PA; a sister, Allie Jean Pequignot at home, a step-sister, Tyresa Adams of Geneseo, NY; maternal grandparents, Bonnie and Thomas L. Watkins of Covington, PA, step-great grandmother, Liz DeHaven of Roseville, PA; paternal grandparents, Alden and Sarah Pequignot of Blossburg, PA; Aunt Jennifer Watkins and special cousin, Paige Cook, of Mansfield, PA; Uncle Mark Pequignot of Mansfield, PA; Aunt Selinna Pequignot (Jim Welty) of Blossburg, PA; special cousin, Savannah Welty of Blossburg, PA; Uncle David Seelye of Mansfield, PA; Aunt Shenane Pequignot of Reading, PA; Great Aunts and Uncles, Rich and Gail Watkins of Liberty, PA, Edward Watkins of Wellsboro, PA, Walter Watkins of Mansfield, PA, Augustus (Kathy Pearson) Pequignot of Blossburg, PA, Sharon (Bill) Hall of Mansfield, PA and Steve (Kathy) DeHaven of Covington, PA, Great Aunt Suzanne (Jim) Brumbach of Sunbury, PA. She was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Sandy Thompson, maternal great grandfather, Kenneth Watkins, several other second cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from Noon to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M. Donations may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington. PA.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 20, 2012

 

PUTNAM Samuel O.
Wellsboro Agitator - October 31, 1923
Samuel O. Putnam, of Covington, one of the best known citizens of Tioga county, died Sunday morning at the state hospital in Blossburg, after a long illness.  Mr. Putnam was 68 years old and is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Mary Holiday, of Holiday, and his sister, Mrs. Helen Whitaker, of Covington.  The funeral will be held from the family residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Mr. Putnam had been active in politics in Tioga County since 1905, when he was elected County Commissioner.  He was a business man and farmer throughout his active life and was unusually successful.  He was a man of sterling character and dependability which won him many friends and later a large political following.  He was a County Commissioner of Tioga County for three terms.  His last activitiy of behalf of the people was the opening of Putnam Park on the state highway between Covington and Mansfield.  This park is located on land which was originally part of his farm.

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Charles C. Redfield, one of the last of the old time country editors in the Northern Tier, died at his home in Mansfield last Thursday morning, after a prolonged illness. Mr. Redfield had been connected with the Mansfield Advertiser at various times during his career, beginning with learning the trade under Ben Goodenough in 1878, and closing with his resignation last April because of ill health. He founded and ran the Covington Sun until it was purchased by the Mansfield Advertiser in 1922, with Mr. Redfield assuming editorial duties at the Advertiser's office. "Charley" had a keen sense of humor and was of a jovial disposition. He transmitted much of this humor to his writing and had a style quite like Will Rogers. The Covington Sun was widely read just to see what "Charley Redfield" had to say. Aside from his writing he made many friends through his genial personality. He was a kind and loving husband and father and won the devotion of his family through the devotion he gave to them.

RICHARDS - Charles E. Richards, who has been ill for over a year of goiter and very ill the past week, died Sunday evening. He is survived by his widow [Margaret Lawrence Richards]; son, Lawrence; and daughter, Winifred, and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Richards was the partner of his brother, A.J. Richards in the Richards' Brothers Store and was liked by all who knew him. The funeral was held from the late home on Wednesday afternoon. - Wellsboro Gazette, Sept. 10, 1925

RICHARDS - Miss Winifred Richards, 23, one of Covington's most popular young women, died Friday at her home after an illness of several months. Miss Richards was born in Covington, the daughter of Mrs. Charles Richards and the late Mr. Richards. She was a graduate of Covington High School and Mansfield State Teachers College. She was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include her mother and a brother, Lawrence of Covington. Miss Richards was a niece of Mrs. John Weller and Miss Catharine Richards, of Blossburg. The funeral was held Monday at the family home; burial was in the Covington [Gray] Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, Sept. 18, 1941

ROBBINS - 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. [Joyce,
I am sending you two more obituaries.  One for Mrs. Addie R. Gaskill and one for her husband, Dr. S. A. Gaskill.  Both articles have errors and I didn't know if you wanted corrections in them or not.  The one for Addie lists her parents as Dr Enoch Owens, but I believe it should be Enoch Owen Robbins.  Dr. Gaskill is listed as Dr F.A. Gaskill instead of S. A. Gaskill.  I left them as they were printed in the newspaper.  Should I make notations in the future?  These obituaries meant a lot to me because I know my mother talked about the Gaskill's a lot and I believe she was named Addie Pauline Schultz after Mrs. Gaskill.  (Though my mother later dropped the Addie)  I assume  that Addie Robbins Gaskill is related to my family because of Maude Robbins Schultz and the many books I have with the Gaskill name in them.  However I have been unable to show it.  However the deeds I transcribed for you show the land going from Harriet Robbins to Addie Gaskill and to Alfred Schultz. Again, I wish I lived there while I do this research instead of Minnesota.
Thanks again,
Sandra Miller Watters}]

ROCKWELL - , Mary B. - Mrs. Mary B. Goodspeed (SRGP 13841) Mansfield Woman, Passes (1934 - penciled in) Mansfield, Feb. 15.- Mrs. Mary R. Goodspeed, 90, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Everett L. McMurtry on Sherwood street. She had been confined to her bed for the past year, having suffered a hip fracture. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ and the Philatha Class of the Mansfield Baptist Church. Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. McMurtry; a step-daughter, Mrs. Eva Lamberson of Lander, Wyo.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Sidney Smith, of Elmira. The funeral was conducted today at 2 p.m at the McMurtry home by the Rev. D. J. Griffiths of the Baptist Church. Burial was in the Gray cemetery, Covington. [Mary Rockwell's obituary b. 12 NOV 1843,  she married 24 FEB 1874 Canton to Arthur Goodspeed Jr.  Her parents were William Harrison and Sarah Casper Rockwell.  Mary Frost was Arthur's first wife and is  buried at State Road Cemetery.  That accounts for the step-daughters, Eva and Blanche, also a step-son Lyman D.  Mary Rockwell only had the one daughter, Julia.]

ROGERS - Fred E. Rogers, aged 65 years, died June 20, at the family home in Mansfield.  He is survived by his widow, Francelia Johnson Rogers; two sons, Ralph Rogers, of Binghamton, and Ernest H. of Corning;  three daughters, Mrs F. D. O'Dell of Hornell;  Mrs Owen Jenkins, of Ulysses, and Mrs Merle Dewey of Whitneyville;  two sisters, Mrs C. L. Nittrowr of Mansfield and Mrs Bertha Van Devort of Spokane, Wash.  The funeral was held Thursday at Covington; burial in the Gray Cemetery at Covington.

 

ROYCE Helen M. Youmans

Mansfield, PA: age 91, formerly of Blossburg and Covington, died Friday, February 11th, 2011 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Helen was born January 16th, 1920 in Niles, NY a daughter of Frank and Doris (Brown) Royce. She was the widow of Harold H. Youmans, who died in 1994. Helen was a member of the Covington Church of Christ, the Rebekah's, a Pamona Grange member for 50 years, enjoyed reading, Bible study, plastic canvas, and Benedict's Bus trips. Helen is survived by a nephew, Harry (Ann) Youmans of Mansfield, PA; two nieces, Janice (Al) Cappelli of Wellsboro, PA and Joyce Derea of Reseto, PA, several other nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Harold, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Randall. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held following the viewing at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Pastor David Dressler officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. Memorial contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Chapter, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901.   Star Gazette – February 13, 2011

 

SAMPSON - James J. Sampson, 87, of Wellsboro RD4 died Thursday, June 24, 1976, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 1, 1888, in Fallbrook, Tioga County, he was the son of James and Jane Benger Sampson. Mr. Sampson was a member of Marsh Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Carrie K. Sampson; two step daughters, Mrs. Bud [Verna] Lewis of Arcade, NY, Mrs. Rhea Sherman of Wellsboro; stepson, Hugh D. Wilcox of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Wilson of Covington, Adela Barrett of Kenmore, NY; 15 step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Saturday at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. The Rev. Wayne Taylor, his pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 30, 1976

 

SANDERS, Almina Miller – Mrs. Almina Sanders, wife of G.A. Miller of Covington, was born in Liberty, 64 years ago.  She was married to Mr. Miller 48 years ago last August.  She was the mother of two children: Arthur Miller, of Minnesota, and Lee, of South Dakota.  Mrs. Miller had resided in Liberty all her life up to eight years ago when she and Mr. Miller sold their farm and removed to Covington.  She died in the Blossburg hospital Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The funeral was held in The Covington Baptist church Nov. 21; burial in Gray cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.

 

SHORT - ALICE R. SHORT MAYHEW, age 97 of Covington, died September 27, 1976 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born August 29, 1879 in Jobs Corner, the daughter of Tony and Adeline Brown Short. She was the widow of James Mayhew. Friends are invited to call  at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Wednesday evening 7-9 pm. Funeral service is Thursday at 1 pm at the Covington Church of Christ Disciples. Her pastor Rev. Archie Cruikshank will officiate. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington. She is survived by a foster daughter, Harriett of California, and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ Disciples for over 50 years. She was a member of the Covington Grange for over 68 years. She was also a 6th degree member of the Pennsylvania State Grange. She was a member of the W.C.T.U. for 57 years. - Wellsboro Gazette, 29 Sept. 1976, p.12

SLOCUM - Miss Elsie O. Slocum, 68, of Marcy, NY, formerly of Covington, died Jan. 28, 1958. She taught school in Rochester, NY for many years. She was a member of the Covington Methodist Church. Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Stella Walker of Elmira; Mrs. Francis Woodard of Mansfield; Mrs. Ralph E. Torrey of Silver Springs, MD. Private funeral was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Saturday at 10:00 a.m., the Rev. Norman West officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. - Mansfield Advertiser, Jan. 1958

 

SLOCUM, Eva Ingalls – Mrs. Evan Slocum Ingalls, daughter of William and Sophia Slocum, was born March 12, 1857, in Jackson township, Susquehanna county, Pa.  She was married to Erastus Ingalls September 15, 1880, and died October 11, 1919.  Mrs. Ingalls was the mother of the following children:  Raymond C., Thos. H., and Ruth S.  Ruth (Mrs. A.B. Adams), died March 5, 1916.  She joined the Methodist church of Covington in 1886.  The funeral was held Oct. 13, Rev. Mr. Ferguson officiating; burial in the Gray cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 22 October 1919.

 

SMITH Betty Jean
80, died August 24, 2009 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born July 15, 1929 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of Wesley and Leona Emberger Smith. Betty Jean was a US Army Veteran. She is survived by sisters, Faye Tokarz, Marcia Greer and Patty Chaborek, all of Covington, PA, Marcile Cleveland and Lucile Persun, both of Trout Run, PA; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Peggy Smith, June Miller and Sandra Kay Smith. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. Memorial contributions in Betty Jean's memory may be made to the Activity Fund at Broad Acres Nursing Home, 1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Grey Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/27/2009

 

SMITH Chester H. Smith

89, of 150 E. Hill Rd., Covington, died peacefully at home in Covington, PA, Thursday, Dec. 20. He was married for 67 years to Louise (Turner) Smith, who survives. Chester was born June 9, 1923 to the late Oscar and Frances (Soper) Smith. Surviving daughters are Linda (James) Crosby, Lynchburg, VA; Elaine (Thomas) Hazelton, Wellsboro, PA; Barbara Smith (Kathleen Carico), Covington; and Marilyn (Charles) Carlton, Verona, VA.   The 16 grandchildren are Scott, Michelle, Shaun, Lindsay, Lauren, Allison (Crosby); Brian, Julie, Matthew, Mark, Amanda (Hazelton); and Nathan, Jared, Justin, Will, and Logan (Carlton). There are 22 great grandchildren. He was predeceased in death by his parents, brother Richard, daughter Connie Lee Smith, and his sister Marian (Leonard) Ames.  Chet loved spending time with his family while hunting, raising and training horses, making hay for beef cattle, and visiting with friends. He was a skilled mechanic and sold cars for many years. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 until 1945. He was a fighter pilot, trained flight instructor, and 2nd Lieutenant. He worked for Corning Glass and Putnam Oil Company before becoming self-employed.  Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 27 at noon at Bakerburg Community Church. Funeral services with full military honors will follow at 1:00 pm with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating.   Interment will be at Gray Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers; memorial contribution in his memory may be made to Bakerburg Community Church or to Guthrie Hospice. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Funeral home obituary - December 22, 2012

 

SMITH - Duane R. Smith, 85, of New York, N.Y., died on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, N.Y.  Duane was born on May 4, 1924, in Corry, the son of Harry L. and Mary Jaquish Smith.  Prior to his retirement, Duane was employed as a registered nurse with St. Vincent 's Hospital in New York. He was a member of St. Clements Episcopal Church in New York, N.Y. Duane served in the United States Army during World War II, receiving numerous medals and awards. He enjoyed the Martha Graham Dance Theatre, where he frequently performed; Broadway shows and old black and white movies.  Duane is survived by the following cousins, Dorothy J. Michaels of Blossburg, Richard (Joanne) Marvin of Covington, Russell Marvin of Covington, Sara Marvin (Michael) Lord of Selinsgrove and Jan Marvin of Covington.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial will be made in the Gray Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Duane's name to the charity of one's choice.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 30 to November 10, 2009

SMITH - JUNE A. MILLER
June A. Miller, 68, of 2728 Trout Run died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000, at Susquehanna Valley Services. Born May 4, 1932, in Covington, she was the daughter of Wesley and Leona   Emberger Smith. She married Rexford Miller on April 2, 1955. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Steam Valley Bible Church. Preceding her in death was her sister, Peggy Joan. Surviving are her husband, Rexford Miller of Trout Run; three sons, Jan  Wesley, at home, Scott Alan Miller of Blossburg and Peter Anthony Miller of    San Luis, Calif.; seven sisters, Faye Tokarz of Covington, Betty Jean Smith Broad Acres, Wellsboro, Lucille Persun of Trout Run, Marcille Cleveland Covington, Sandra Kay Smith of  Broad Acres, Wellsboro, Marcia Greer of Covington and Patricia Chaborek of Covington; one grandson, Casey Miller; one granddaughter, Laura Miller. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Funeral services were held there Tuesday, Oct. 24, with the Rev. Richard Krueger officiating. Burial was made at Gray Cemetery, Covington.

SMITH - MRS. LETHA L. BARR (SRGP 19112)
 Mrs. Letha L. Barr, 73, Covington, Pa. died Saturday, June 6, 1959.  She was a member of the Methodist Church of Covington. Survivors are husband, John Barr; daughters, Mrs. Adeline Howland of Clearfield, Pa., Mrs. Esther Faulkner of Penn Yan; sons, Wayne Barr of Penn Yan and Chester of Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Smith of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral Service was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday at 4 pm.  Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington.

SMITH Sandra Kay
Age 72, formerly of Covington, PA, died, January 10, 2008 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born December 18, 1935 in Covington, PA, the daughter of Wesley and Leona Emberger Smith. Sandra was employed at Doris Cleveland's Boarding Home. She is a very special friend and sister to Faye Tokarz of Covington, PA, Betty Jean Smith of Wellsboro, PA, Marcile Cleveland of Trout Run, PA, Lucile Persun of Trout Run, PA, Marcia Greer of Covington, PA, Patty Chaborek of Covington, PA; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Peggy Smith and June Miller. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday from 2-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Sandra's memory may be made to Broad Acres Nursing Home Activity Fund, 1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/12/2008.

SOPER -  Mrs. Carlton Hilfiger - Gertrude V. Hilfiger, 75, of RD#1, Covington, died Monday, Aug. 3, 1981, at her home. She was the widow of Carlton Hilfiger. She was born Nov. 1, 1905, at Covington, a daughter of William and Ella Graves Soper. Mrs. Hilfiger was a member of Covington Baptist Church. She also was a member of Covington Grange. Surviving are two sons, Lewis and George, both of Covington; a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Garrison of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Frances Smith of Covington; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery. The Rev. John Truax, her pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 5, 1981   MHS 1924

Caleb M. STOBY was born September 4, 1978 to Reginald and Sharon Stoby. Besides his parents of Easton, he is survived by a brother, Jeremy at home; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Brueilly of Covington; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Reginald Stoby, Sr. of New York City; maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brueilly of Covington. A double funeral and committal services were held on Sunday at the Covington Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Thomas officiating. Burial was in the Gray Cemetery, Covington. (Caleb Stoby and Mary Lou Bruielly died June 19, 1980)

Jeremy David STOBY, 19 of Belton, Texas, formerly of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, May 3, 1995 in Temple, Texas. Born May 23, 1975, in Tunkhannock, he was the son of Reginald and Sharon Stoby. He had attended school in Belton and Temple, Texas. He was a member of Third Baptist Church, Philadelphia. Surviving besides his parents are one brother, Jonathan Stoby, and one sister, Naomi Stoby, both of Belton, Texas; maternal grandparents, Richard and Ruth Brueilly of Covington, maternal aunts and uncles; Stephen Brueilly of Ashboro, N.C., David Brueilly and Diane Brueilly both of Canton and Phyllis Festa of Clark Summit; eight cousins; paternal great aunts, Sylvia Macmurdock of New York, NY.Services were held in Temple, Texas, on Saturday, May 6. Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 10 at Gray cemetery, Covington, with his father Rev. Reginald Stoby, officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield

STOUT - DOUD, Myrtle: (SRGP 39009)  Age 64 of Canada Rood, Covington, Pa., Friday, January 12, 1979 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m., Pastor Eugene B. Wood officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington.  Survived by one sister, Mrs. Hazel Miller of Spencer, N. Y.; one brother, Elmer J. Stout of East Smithfield; mother-in-law, Mrs. Florence Aberle of Covington; many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Mansfield, Blossburg, and Wellsboro. She and her late husband, Wesley owned and operated the Doud Poultry Form on Canada Road in Covington for many years. She was born in Mansfield, January 24, 1914 the daughter of John and Minnie Tillberg Stout.

STRONG MARIE "MAGGIE" INGALLS
Marie "Maggie" 81, of Blossburg, PA, died February 1, 2007 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born in Morris Run on November 19, 1925, Maggie was a daughter of William and Mary (Manikowski) Strong. In addition to her devoted care of family and home, Maggie worked for many years in the food service department at Blossburg Hospital. She was a devout member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving is her husband, Lynden; three children, Janet L. Ingalls of Green Cove Springs, FL, Carol J. McMasters of Virginia Beach, VA, and Michael E. Ingalls of Slaton, TX; five grandchildren; two sisters, Gertrude Ukasiak of Elmira and Martha Strong of Delaware. Mrs. Ingalls was predeceased by her sons, Thomas and Kenneth; and daughters, Patricia and Linda. Friends may call 2-4 p.m., Sunday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg with a vigil at 3:30. Transferal prayers will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 5 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Blossburg. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 138 St. Mary's St., Blossburg, PA 16912.

STRONG – Marie “Maggie” Ingalls, 81, of Blossburg, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007 at the Williamsport Hospital. Born in Morris Run on Nov. 19, 1925, Maggie was a daughter of William and Mary Manikowski Strong. Friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4 at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg with a vigil at 3:30 p.m. Transferal prayers were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at the funeral home followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Marys’ Catholic Church in Blossburg. Burial was made in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 138 St. Mary’s St., Blossburg, PA 16912. – Mansfield Gazette, 7 Feb. 2007

THOMAS -MARIE C BOYCE (SRGP 52792)
Wednesday – July 31, 1996
Wellsboro Gazette
Marie C. Boyce, 81, of Covington died Monday, July 29, 1996 At Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro after a long Illness. Born June 27, 1915 in Tioga County, she was the daughter of Ernest and Velma Knowlton Thomas Weiskopff. She was a piano and organ instructor, a choir director, and a teacher of young people who wanted to learn about music. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ, a member of the Women of the Moose#981, Canton, and Lucy Rebekah Lodge  #104 in Covington. Preceding her in death was her husband, Leonard J. Boyce, March 11, 1985. Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law; June and William Stevens of Rock Hill, S.C., Pauline Harding of Covington, and MaryEtta and Andrew Luke of Mansfield; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law , James and Grace Weiskopff of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, July 31 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. At the Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 1, at 11 a.m. at the Covington Church of Christ, Covington. The Rev. Ira Hindman will officiate. Burial will be made in the Gray Cemetery, Covington. Donations may be made to the Covington Church of Christ. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce  geopeg@adelphia.net

Richard W. (Dick) THOMAS, age 49 0f Covington did on Sunday, April 22 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield on Wednesday with the Rev. Gordon Abrams, retired Baptist Minister officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery in Covington. Family has requested that friends may make donations to the heart fund. He is survived by his wife Frances Fay Thomas; two sons, Glen Thomas of Covington and James Spencer of Wellsboro; four daughters, Mrs. William (Carol) Steiner of Spartansburg, South Carolina, Mrs. Duane (Susan) Cummings of Blossburg; Mrs. Michael (Cheryl) Sommers of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Debbie at home; one brother, Russell of Covington, a sister, Mrs Bernard (Dorothy) Mackowiak of Pine City, five grandchildren. He was a member of the Covington Baptist Church and was a construction worker for Sordoni Construction Company. (1973)

RUSSELL L. THOMAS
Russell L. Thomas, 65, of RD 1, Covington, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1992 at Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born in Covington, Oct. 5, 1926, he was the son of Bruce and Edna Thomas. He was a farmer in the Covington area for many years and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Terry Austin of Blossburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Lester G. and Lillie Thomas of Canton; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Bernard Mackowiak of Webb Mills, N.Y.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild, Brittany Schimpf. There were no calling hours. There was a private family service held on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, Blossburg. The Rev. Carl E. Hill officiated. Burial was made at Gray Cemetery, Covington. The family provided the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Chapter.

RUSSELL L. THOMAS, age 65 of RD 1, Covington, PA Thursday, September 10, 1992 at Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA.  There will be no visitation.  There will be a private family service on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA.  Rev. Carl E. Hill, officiating.  Interment in Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA.  The family will provide the flowers and the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Chapter.  Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Survived by 1 daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Terry Austin of Blossburg, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Lester G. and Lillie Thomas of Canton, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Bernard Mackowiak of Webb Mills, NY; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild, Brittany Schimpf.  He was a farmer in the Covington area for many years and an Army Veteran of WW II.  He was born in Covington, PA October 5, 1926, the son of Bruce and Edna Thomas. –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

THOMPSON Myra – MRS. MYRA M. FROST CLEVELAND, 81 of Covington, Monday, Mar. 29, 1948.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Edith McAuley of Summerville, Mass.; son, James Frost of Covington; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The body was removed to the Shaw Funeral Home where friends may call.  Services at the funeral home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Glenn Dewey.  Gray Cemetery, Covington.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/4/1948.  Myra M. FROST CLEVELAND was the daughter of Henry and Juliaette (CLARK) THOMPSON.  Myra's first spouse was Charles D. FROST and Charles death she married Wallace CLEVELAND.  Barb Jones

 

TICE, EMMA- Mrs. Emma A. Breese, (SRGP  00321) 79, late of Seeley Creek, died at the family home Wednesday, July 3, 1935, after an extended illness. Mrs. Breese was a member of the First Church of Christ Disciples, of Elmira. She is survived by her husband; two sons, COLIE, of Pine City, and ELMER, of Elmira; several grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The funeral was held at the family home at 1 p.m. today with the Rev. Allen M. Laird officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington.-Elmira Star-Gazette, July 5. Mr. and Mrs. Breese formerly resided here.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cw100.gifTOWNSEND- The sudden death of Dr. Townsend, as well-known Covington physician, shocked that community last Friday evening. He returned from an extended fishing and camping trip on the preceding Saturday night, and appeared to be in fair health. His death was caused by a stroke of paralysis. He ranked high in his profession and was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of Mansfield Post, G. A. R.

UPDYKE - BRACE, Charlotte
 Mrs. Charlotte Updyke Brace, age 75, of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, April 13, 1971 at Troy Community Hospital.  Funeral services were at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Ira Hindman officiated.  Burial was in the Gray Valley Cemetery.  Survived by husband, Glenn Brace; several cousins.  She was a member of Elk Run Methodist Church; East Sullivan Grange and a member of the Elk Run W.S.C.S.

VAUGHN - Sarah Lena Vaughn, 76, of Mansfield died Thursday, August 26, 1954, following an extended illness. she is survived by one aunt, Mrs. Charles Weaver of Elmira and several cousins. The funeral was held Saturday with The Rev. John Ross Haves of Mansfield Presbyterian Church officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 2, 1954

 

WALKER - Miss [Hannah] Maude Walker [SRGP 88654], 92, of Covington, died Sunday, August 22, 1976, at Age Haven Rest Home, Wellsboro. Miss Walker was a member of the Covington Church of Christ, Disciples. She had been an employee of Mansfield State Teachers College for many years before her retirement. Born September 23, 1883, in Covington, she was a daughter of Milton and Hannah Wilcox Walker. Her only survivors are nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. - Wellsboro Gazette, 25 August 1976, p12

 

WALKER Miss Phyllis L.

Age 86 of the Courtyards at Bethany Village and longtime resident of South Main Street, Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Phyllis was born in Covington, PA, the daughter of the late Lewis and Lucy Corbin Walker. She was retired from Westinghouse Corp., Horseheads, NY and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horseheads. She was predeceased by her sister, Helen West; and brothers, William Walker and Alvah Walker. Phyllis is survived by her nephews, Norman West of MO and John Walker of FL; nieces, Deborah Davis and Barbara Weaver both of FL; her dear friends, Virginia Bell; Barbara Havens, Sandy Taylor all of Horseheads, NY; and many dear church friends who survive and predeceased her who truly were a big part of her family. Family and friends are invited to attend her calling hour to be held Monday, February 11, 2013 from 10-11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Of Horseheads, 2293 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY. Her funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Finch officiating. Burial will take place in the Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. Those wishing may remember Phyllis with memorials to the Horseheads Christian School, 2293 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY 14845      Star Gazette – February 8, 2013

             

WATKINS Edson R. Watkins

95, of Covington, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro.  Edson was born Jan. 30, 1917, in Covington, a son of Ed and Myra E. (Wilcox) Watkins.  He had been employed by Corning, Inc. for over 40 years. Edson attended Covington Church of Christ, was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Wellsboro, and was on a bowling league. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by two daughters, Mary Etta Manikowski of Liberty, Judith Ann Nowak of Mansfield; five grandchildren, Mark (Lisa) Manikowski, Greta (Dan Shanaway) Manikowski, Alan (Lisa) Padleski, Chris (Jennifer) Nowak, Theresa (Jacob) Carter; nine great-grandchildren, David, Rachel, Nathan and Jason Manikowski, ZuZu Shanaway, Annabelle and Waylon Padleski, Isabel and Danny Nowak. Edson was predeceased by his wife, Agnes L. (Haddow) Watkins; brothers and sisters.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 15, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Wellsboro Gazette – March 13, 2012

 

WATKINS - SHERMAN, LENORA (Babe) (SRGP 4565)
Age 69, of Covington, Pa., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1973 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Saturday at 1 pm, Rev. Kermit Clickner officiating, burial Gray Cemetery, Covington.  Survived by husband, Major Sherman of Covington; daughter, Mrs. Elinor Lukens of Linden, Pa.; sons, Robert L. Sherman of Blossburg, Raymond F. Watkins of Covington, James L. Sherman of Covington; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren.  She was born March 30th, 1904 in Covington, daughter of Fred & Grace Cleveland Watkins.  She was a former employee of Blossburg State Hospital.

WATKINS - SHERMAN, LENORA (Babe) (SRGP 4565)
Mrs. Lenora (Babe) Sherman, 69, of Covington died Wednesday, September 12,1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born March 30, 1904 in Covington, a daughter of Fred and Grace Cleveland Watkins. She was a former employee of the Blossburg State Hospital.  She is survived by her husband, Major Sherman of Covington, 1 daughter, Mrs Eleanor Lukens of Linden, PA; 3 sons, Robert L. Sherman of Blossburg, Raymond F. Watkins and James L. Sherman both of Covington 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 1p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. Rev. Kermit Clickner officiated. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington

WATKINS - MRS. LEONORA SHERMAN
Mrs. Leonora (Babe) Sherman, 69, of Covington, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born March 30, 1904 in Covington, a daughter of Fred and Grace Cleveland Watkins.  She was a former employee of the Blossburg State Hospital. She is survived by husband Major Sherman, Covington; 1 daughter, Mrs. Elinor Lukens of Linden, Pa.; 3 sons, Robert L. Sherman of Blossburg, Raymond F. Watkins and James L. Sherman both of Covington; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield.  Rev. Kermit Clickner officiated.  Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington.

 

WATKINS - Lynn A. Watkins, age 69, of Covington, RD, died suddenly Sunday, August 22, 1976 at the Wellsboro Soldiers & Sailors Hospital where he was admitted earlier in the day. Funeral services were held at the Auld Funeral Home in Blossburg on Wednesday with Rev. Richard Ebel officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. He is survived by wife, Ella [Urban] Watkins at home; son, Lee Watkins, New Brighton, PA; daughter, Mrs. Joseph [Sue] Graff, Avis, PA; brothers, Frederick and Edson Watkins, both of Covington, Donald Watkins of Florida; sisters, Mrs. Howard [Ila] Steele of Wellsboro RD, Mrs. Nelson [Edna] Cleveland of Erin, NY; and four grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, 25 August 1976, p12

 

WATKINS - Mrs. Mona Elizabeth Cleveland, 86, died Saturday, September 25, 1954, at the home of her son, Stuart Cleveland, Covington, with whom she resided. The widow of John Cleveland, she was a member of the Covington Disciples Church and Rebekah Lodge. In addition to Stuart, she is survived by another son, Clyde of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Brooks of Covington and Mrs. Lawrence Becker of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, William Watkins of Dundee, NY; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, with her pastor, the Rev. Norman West officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 30, 1954

 

WATKINS, Rosebell - Death of Mrs. Ames - Rosebell Watkins Ames, wife of David W. Ames, died at her home here Wednesday, after a long illness. Mrs. Ames was the daughter of the Late Rumsey and Sophia Welch Watkins and was born in Sullivan Township 74 years ago last April 6th. On October 27, 1877, she was united in marriage to David Ames, of Covington Township. The following children were born to them, Nina, wife of Charles Wheeler, of Blossburg; Earl, deceased; Herbert, at home; Isabelle, wife of Harry Guy, of Blossburg; Eva, wife of Clinton Bowen, of Endicott; Gladys, wife of Harold Sherman, of Mansfield, and Agnes, wife of William Overton, of Hornell, and twenty-three grandchildren; also by one brother, Jay Watkins, somewhere in the West. Mrs. Ames has been a member of Covington Baptist Church a great many years, and was always doing some good for someone in her own quiet way. We cannot recall an old neighbor or friend whom she has not befriended in some way. She was the first to come with her sympathy and kindness to make life just a little more brighter to those in sorrow and trouble, just as long as her health would permit her to do so. We can, surely say, "She mothered us all." Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Thomas Sherwood officiating; interment in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Friends and relatives attending were from Endicott, Hornell, Elmira, Rochester, Mansfield, Blossburg, Cherry Flats, Mainesburg, Liberty and Covington. Submitted by Barbara Conrad

 

WATKINS Thomas L. Watkins

age 57, of Covington, PA, died on Saturday, September 1, 2012 in Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA. Thomas was born on November 19, 1954 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Kenneth and Helen (Bellinger) Watkins. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (DeHaven) Watkins. Thomas was employed for 37 years with Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg, PA. He was a member of the Local 304B union for Ward Mfg., a life member of the NRA and a member of the North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Bonnie, Thomas is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Michelle and Alden Pequignot of Wellsboro, PA, Jennifer Watkins of Mansfield, PA; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Ed Watkins of Wellsboro, PA, Rick and Gail Watkins of Liberty, PA, Walter Watkins of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren, Paige Cook, Allie Pequignot, Tyresa Adams; two uncles, Ed (Lois) Bellinger, Walter (Cora Hakes) Huggler; one aunt, Reva Dunmore; three nephews, Richie Townsend, Anthony (Jennifer Willammee) DeHaven, Kyle (Emily) DeHaven; one niece, Kelly (Kieran) Dougherty and two cousins, Asa and Walter Dunmore. Thomas was predeceased by one sister, Virginia Townsend; one brother, Mahlon Watkins; a granddaughter, Mallory Pequignot on March 17, 2012 and one aunt, Jean Huggler. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11 AM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours on Thursday at 11:00 AM at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Adam Pereira officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Thomas' name to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Burial will be made in Gray Cemetery.  Star Gazette – September 4, 2012

 

WEISKOPFF – Ruth Ernestine Horton, age 43, of Covington, PA, died Sunday, August 14, 1966. Friends may call at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday and Tuesday 7-9 PM. Funeral Wednesday at 1:30 PM in the Covington Church of Christ Disciples, The Rev. Raymond Valemont. Gray Cemetery, Covington. Survived by husband, Robert Horton; daughter, Miss Carla Horton at home; sons, James at home, John of Covington; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Weiskopff of Mansfield; brother, James Weiskopff of Covington; sisters, Mrs. Leonard Boyce of Covington, Mrs. Warren Frost of Penn Yan, NY.

WELCH Lucinda
Wellsboro Agitator - June 11, 1924
--Mrs. Lucinda Cleveland died at the home of her son, Vern B. O'Dell, June 3, aged 81 years.  The funeral was held Thursday, at the Disciple church at Covington; interment in the Gray Cemetery at Covington.

OSMER L. WELCH (SRGP 04370)
Osmer L. Welch, age 67, of Covington RD 1, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, November 5, 1973. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home Wednesday with Rev. Walter Caldwell officiating.  Burial in Gray Cemetery in Covington. He is survived by his wife, Thelma (Douglas) Welch; two sons, Donald E. Welch of Covington, Rev. Eugene D. Welch, Ipswich, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Lillis) Mudge of Wellsboro; five grandchildren. He was a member of the Covington Baptist Church, member of the Covington Grange.  He was a retired farmer.  Born March 2, 1906 in Mainesburg, he was the son of Eugene and Emma Tanner Welch.

 

WHEATLEY – Edward Wheatley died at his home in Covington on April 15th aged 74 years. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday afternoon, and was in charge of the Odd Fellows. The sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Funk, of Elmira, and Rev. Mr. Johnstone, Chaplain of Covington Lodge No. 274 assisted in the services. The interment was in Gray cemetery. Mr. Wheatley had resided in Covington for many years. - Wellsboro Agitator, 24 April 1912

 

WHIPPLE - Mrs. Emersansa LaFrance was born in South Auburn, Pa., Nov. 11, 1846, and died in Covington Feb. 22, 1917. On Nov. 15, 1865, she was married to Dana S. LaFrance, of South Auburn, who dies March 25, 1904. Mrs. LaFrance leaves one daughter, Mrs. Fred Robinson, of Covington; four grandchildren; one brother, A.B. Whipple, of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. C.C. Gillette, of Seabreeze, Florida, and several nephews and nieces. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 7, 1917

WHITE - MRS. LILLIAN W. RICHARDS
Lillian W. Richards, 83, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, died there Thursday, Aug. 13, 1987.  She was formerly of Covington.  Her husband, David R. Richards Sr., died in 1982. Born July 8, 1904, at Etna, Allegheny County, she was a daughter of Howard and Mary White. Mrs. Richards was the second woman to be graduated from Pittsburgh University with a doctorate of philosophy degree. She had been a language instructor at the University for 10 years, and taught Special Education at North Penn High School, Blossburg. Mrs. Richards had served as a secretary for Putnam Township for many years. Surviving are three sons, David R. Jr., of Macungie, Howard, of Mansfield, and Alfred, of Covington; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Pauline Wood, of Jamestown, NY; a sister, Mrs. Amy Hammer, of Minnetonka, Minn., and five grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Burial was in Gray Cemetery. The Rev. Ira Hindman, pastor of Covington Church of Christ, officiated.

WHITTAKER - CARRIE R. STRONG
MANSFIELD--Carrie R. Strong, 86, of Mansfield, died Friday, Jan. 28, 1994, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Her husband, John Strong, died in 1986. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. Born April 27, 1907, in Canoe Camp, she was the daughter of Nelson and Emma Whittaker. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Schoonover, of Mansfield, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 3 pm Tuesday at Wilston's, 18 North Main St., with the Rev. Deborah Casey officiating.  Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 3 pm Tuesday.

WILCOX, HAROLD D. (SRGP 77632)
Age 71 of 366 N. Main St., Mansfield, Friday November 30, 1973 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Monday 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Tuesday at 1 pm.  Rev. Walter Caldwell officiating.  Burial in Gray Cemetery in Covington.  Survived by wife, Viola Wood Wilcox; one son, Richard Wilcox, Millerton, RD 2; daughter, Mrs. Mason (Laura) Terry, Mansfield RD 1; brother, Morris Wilcox Del Ray Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Nelson of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Alberta Clark, Covington, RD 1; three grandchildren.  He was a member of the Covington Baptist Church, retired in 1967 after 18 years service with Ingersoll-Rand.  Born May 23, 1902 in Covington, son of Erwin and Carrie Larcom Wilcox.

HAROLD D. WILCOX (SRGP 77632)
Harold D. Wilcox, age 71 of 366 N. Main St., Mansfield, died Friday, November 30, 1973 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Tuesday at 1 pm with Rev. Walter Caldwell officiating.  Burial was in Gray Cemetery in Covington. He is survived by wife, Viola Wood Wilcox; one son, Richard Wilcox, Millerton, RD 2; daughter, Mrs. Mason (Laura) Terry, Mansfield RD 1; brother, Morris Wilcox Del Ray Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Nelson of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Alberta Clark, Covington, RD 1; three grandchildren. He was a member of the Covington Baptist Church.  He retired in 1967 after 18 years service with Ingersoll-Rand.  He was born May 23, 1902 in Covington, son of Erwin and Carrie Larcom Wilcox.

WILCOX –MRS. HATTIE E. SAMPSON age 84 of Mansfield RD 1, Saturday, Dec.2, 1967.  Friends may call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Calling hours Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Kermit Clickner.  Gray Cemetery, Covington.  Survived by sons, James and Leon, both of Mansfield RD 1; sisters, Mrs. Lena Nelson of Norwood, Pa., Mrs. Alberta Clark of Covington; brothers, Harold Wilcox of Mansfield, Morris Wilcox of Florida; daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Sampson of Mansfield RD 1; two grandchildren; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sampson; two great-grandsons.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/4/1967



Herrick WILCOX - Obituary
Born Aug. 5, 1878, Married May 1, 1902, Died Oct. 13, 1954
Funeral Services for Herrick Wilcox. Funeral services for Herrick Wilcox were held Saturday, October 16, at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Glen Dewey, of Mainesburg, officiating.After an illness of nearly four years, Mr. Wilcox died at the Blossburg State Hospital Wednesday afternoon, October 13, at the age of 76.At the age of 23, he married Blanche Harvey, who preceded him in death by seven years.  He established his new home on an adjoining farm in Sullivan Township. Mr. Wilcox operat­ed this farm until he moved his fam­ily to the Daly farm in Covington which he purchased in 922.Two children survive the death of their father: Hildreth, owner and director of the Meteor Ranch Bible Con­ference located at Upper Lake, California, and Mrs. E. B. Zimmer, of Covington. Besides his two children, Mr. Wilcox is survived by a foster son, Frank Hart, of Upper Darby, Pa., five grand­children, one great-granddaughter, and two sisters, Mrs. Roscoe Conklin and Mrs. Elmer Conklin, both of Covington.Since the death of his wife, Mr. Wilcox has made his home with Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Zimmer, in Covington. Until his sickness, Mr. Wilcox was very busy .in church activities and ever sought opportunities to be of help to those around him.

 

WILCOX Herrick Theron [SRGP 4630]

Herrick T. Wilcox, 77, died at his home in Covington last Wednesday, following an extended illness. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elisha Zimmer, with whom he resided; one son, the Rev. C.H. Wilcox, Upper Lake, Calif.; one foster son, Frank B. Hart, Philadelphia; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services were held Saturday at Mansfield, with the Rev. Glenn Dewey, pastor of the Bakersburg Church, officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery at Covington. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 21, 1954, p.10

WILCOX –MARJORIE M. CHILSON, 76, (SRGP 09927) of Covington, Pa., died Monday, April 27, 1998, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  She was born June 19, 1921, in Mansfield, Pa., a daughter of Theron M. and G. Violet (Clemens) Wilcox.  She was the wife of Samuel I. Chilson for 62 years.  Mrs. Chilson was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ (Disciples) and a past member of the Canyon Squares.  Mrs. Chilson is survived by her husband Samuel; six sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Edna Chilson of Covington, Sam and Virginia Chilson of Corning, N.Y., Richard and Cindy Chilson of Brockport, N.Y., Martin and Cindy Chilson of Riverside, Calif., Lawrence and Rita Chilson of Hemitt, Calif., Bruce and Emily Chilson of Mansfield, Mo.; five daughters and sons-in-law, Stella and Leo Sargent of Mansfield, Pa., Nora and Gerald Walter of Durham, N.C., Dora and James Tice of Mainesburg, Pa., Linda and Dan McDonald of Granville Summit, Pa., Leota and Duane McClure of Covington, Pa.; two daughters-in-law, Shirley Chilson and Etta Mae Chilson both of Mansfield, Pa.; two sisters, Genevieve Teachman of Painted Post, N.Y., and Sue Burley, Mansfield, Pa.; a brother, Walter Wilcox of Mansfield, Pa.; 80 plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by sons, Roy L. Chilson in 1997, Mahlon Chilson in 1993; two grandsons, Roy L. Chilson, Jr., in 1981, and Bono McDonald in 1996; a sister, Eleanor McKay in 1997.  Friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., on Friday, May 1, 1998, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 1998, at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kirk Smethers officiating.  Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington, Pa.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Canoe Camp Church of Christ (Disciples) S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. or the North Penn Home Health Agency, Rush St., Blossburg, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

WILCOX - Mrs. Maude E. Sampson, 79, of Wellsboro RD4 died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1962. She was a member of Covington Baptist Church. Survived by husband, James J. Sampson; sisters, miss Eva Mae Wilcox of Salem, Ohio, Mrs. Anna Blanchard and Mrs. Minnie Hutcheson of Covington. Funeral was Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Wellsboro, with the Rev. Hyman Dann and the Rev. William Lincoln officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. - Mansfield Advertiser, October 1962

MORRIS WILCOX
Morris Wilcox, age 73, of Hartington, Ontario, Canada, and Delray Beach, Florida, formerly of Covington, died on Saturday, October 6, 1979, in Hartington, Ontario. He was born July 21, 1906 in Mainesburg, the son of Erwin and Carrie Larcom Wilcox. He was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples of Canoe Camp.  He owned and operated the Lazy Acres Cottages at Hartington, Ontario.  He lived at Canoe Camp Creek and owned a dairy farm for many years which is now owned by his grandson, Gordon Wilcox. He is survived by his wife, Louise Mason Wilcox; son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Sylvia Wilcox of Mansfield; grandson, Gordon Wilcox of Covington; granddaughter, Lucille Wilcox of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 11 am at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with Rev. Deborah Casey officiating.  Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington

WILCOX - THERON M. WILCOX, (SRGP 03534) age 71, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, July 28, 1964. He was a member of the Covington Borough Grange. Survived by wife, Mrs. Violet Wilcox; son, Walter of Mansfield RD 3; daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Teachman of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Marjorie Chilson of Covington RD 2, Mrs. Eleanor Tubbs of Painted Post, Mrs. Sue Burley of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Ruth Griffin of Mansfield; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral there Friday at 1 pm, the Rev. Otto Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington.

LYMAN W. WILKINS, 87 of Mansfield Wednesday, Mar. 10, 1948.  Survived by wife, Katherine; daughter, Mrs. Horace H. Beach; four grandchildren.  Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ, Canoe Camp.  Covington (Gray) Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1948

 

WILLIAMS, Stephen Cochran – On Sunday morning last Stephen Cochran William passed from a life here to the Great Beyond.  Funeral services from the home, conducted by Rev. W.E. Wells; burial in Gray cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919

 

WILSEY, Sarah Jane - Mrs. Sarah Jane Wilsey Hughes died Tuesday morning, April 6, 1937, at the home of Mrs. Erwin Twist in Elmira, where she has been ill for the past four years. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon. Prayer service at the home at 1 o'clock and at the Church of Christ here at 3:30 o'clock. Burial in Gray Cemetery. She is survived by six children: Mrs. Twist, Mrs. Mary Zachariah, of Free Water, Oregon; Mrs. Jennie Bemett, and Mrs. Kathryn Jessup, Elmira; Mrs. Bell Wheeler, of Big Flats, and Frank Hughes, of this place, and grandchildren and great-grandchilren. Mrs. Hughes resided here and in Covington township before going to Elmira. She was a good woman and she was always glad to see her friends in Elmira. She was aged about 87 years.Submitted by Barbara Conrad
 

WILSON CYRIL A. [SRGP 82096] 
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 30 Jul 1970
Cyril A. Wilson, age 66, of Covington, Pa., died Saturday, July 25, 1970 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Covington Church of Christ Disciples. Burial was in the Gray Cemetery at Covington.  Survived by wife, Josephine; stepdaughter, Miss Dorothy Michaels of Mansfield, Pa.; mother Mrs. Fanny Wilson of Covington, Pa.; four half-brothers, Vern Wilson of Tacoma Park, Md., William Wilson of Covington, Edward Wilson of Silver Springs, Md., John Wilson of Elmira.  Mr. Wilson was a member of the Covington Church of Christ Disciples and served on the board of deacons for over 35 years. He was also a member of the Friendship Lodge, F&AM, the Mansfield, the Williamsport Consistory, the Zebulun Royal Arch Chapter of Mansfield, the Covington Boro Grange and the Independent order of Odd Fellows at Covington.  Memorial gifts may be given to the memorial fund at the Covington Church or to the American Cancer Society.

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JAMES W. WILSON
 James W. Wilson, 79, of Covington, died Sunday, October 8, 1972, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Covington Twp. on July 27, 1893, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Covington Grange. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; a daughter, Mrs. Rexford Beuter, of Charleston; two sons, George S. and Harold J., both of Blossburg, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Shaw and Robena's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield.  Burial was in Gray Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit Clickner, pastor of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, officiated.

WILSON- Virginia Mae Wilson Bartholomew Woodard, 71, of Route 15, Blossburg, died Monday, Jan. 26, 1996, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born July 17, 1924, in Lindley, N.Y., she was the daughter of Chester and Isa Bartholomew. She was a cook for a number of area restaurants and enjoyed crocheting in her leisure time. She was a social member of the Blossburg Legion and V.F.W., a Member of the Arnot Sportmen's Club, and Hillside Rod and Gun Club, and the "Over the Hill Gang." Preceding her in death eas her husband, Paul O. On Feb. 3, 1992, and son, Frank Jessie, in 1969. Surviving are six sons, Clarence of New Baltimore, Mich., Paul L. Of Shinglehouse, Clifford M. Of Cady, Ky.m Robert W. Of Junstion City, Kansas, Leonard "Butch" of Carthage,N.Y., Frank Alan of Port Matilda; eight daughters, Constance R. Breeding of Ft Walton Beach, Fla., Pearl E. Woodard of Spring Belle, N.Y., Isa L. Woodard of Tempe, Ariz., Pamela J. Woodard of Blossburg, Ida A. Woodard of Elmira, N.Y., Theresa Ellison of Ft Meade,Md., Penny Monks of Liberty, and Elizabeth F. "Sue" Woodard of Mechanicsburg: 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 15 brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Feb 1, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wm. Zwieharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. Funeral services will be held there Friday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m.. The Rev. John Shypulefski will officiate. Burial will be made in the Gray Cemetery, Covington. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Central Region, 116 South Allegheny St., Room 309, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Submitted by C.V. Woodard

WILSON William D. [SRGP 81224]
Age 94, of Covington, PA, died peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro, PA. He was the husband of the late Nada J. (Marshall) Wilson who died on November 25, 1999. William was born on December 30, 1913 in Wellsboro, PA, a son of John and Fannie (Hulslander) Wilson. William was an auto mechanic for over 75 years and was the owner and operator of Wilson's Garage in Covington. William is survived by six daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Burdett Chamberlain of Lawrenceville, PA, Donna and Donald "Tiger" Johnson of Sayre, PA, Phyllis (James Skaehill) Wilson of Tucson, AZ, Joanne and Richard Marvin of Covington, PA, Cindy and Matthew Weiskopff of Covington, PA, Cathy and Steve Morley of Fillmore, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald "Buster" and Donna Wilson of Blossburg, PA; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Verne Wilson of Tacoma Park, MD, Johnny and June Wilson of Elmira, NY; and a sister-in-law, Lola Mae Wilson of Silver Springs, MD. William was preceded in death by two brothers, Cyril and Edward Wilson. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 3, 2008, from 1 to 2 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, April 3, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial will be in the Gray Cemetery, Covington, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2008.

WILSON - William D. Wilson, 94, of Covington, died Sunday, March 30, 2008 at the Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was employed as an auto mechanic for over 75 years and was the owner/operator of Wilson’s Garage in Covington. Survivors include six daughters, Dorothy Chamberlain of Lawrenceville, Donna Johnson of Sayre, Phyllis Wilson of Tucson, Ariz., Joanne Marvin and Cindy Weiskopff, both of Covington, Cathy Morley of Fillmore, N.Y.; son, Donald Wilson of Blossburg; two brothers, Verne Wilson of Tacoma Park, Md. Johnny Wilson of Elmira, N.Y. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 3 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating.  Burial will be in Gray Cemetery, Covington. - Corning Leader, 31 Mar 2008

WOODARD, Frank Jesse, age 23, of Blossburg, Pa., Saturday, August 9, 1969 by accident. Friends may call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday 6 to 9 p.m., Funeral there Tuesday 9 a.m., Rev Maurice Eniwistle. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Survived by parents, Mr. And Mrs. Paul Woodard, Blossburg; brothers, Sgt. Clarence Woodard, in Korea, Sgt. Paul Woodard, Ft Benning, Ga., Sgt. Clifford Woodard, Stuart A.F.B., Tenn., Robert Woodard, Pennsylvania State College, Leonard Woodard, at home; sisters, Mrs Constance Breeding, Misses Pearl Elaine, Isa, Pamela, Ida, Therasa, Penny, all at home; paternal grandfather, Frank J. Woodard, Sylvania, Maternal grandmother, Mrs. Isa Bartholomew, Wellsboro. Pa.. Submitted by C.V. Woodard

WOODARD - IRENE M.W. FROST
                Irene M. Woodard Frost, 83, of Covington died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at  home.  Born Dec. 18, 1916, in Tioga County, she was the daughter of Frank and Pearl  Harvey Woodard.  She was a farmer, homemaker and quilter.  Preceding her in death were husband, Leonard M. "Curley" Frost, in January 1999; and one daughter, Eleanor Hutcheson, in 1990; and two sons-in-law, Eugene Tomlinson in 1989 and Terry Williams in 1997.   Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard M. and Ruth Frost of  Jacksonville, Fla., Harold M. and Kathy Frost of Mansfield and Clifford M. and  Shirley Frost of Mansfield; three daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta M. and  James Roupp of Ocean City, Md., Arlene M. Williams of Gillett and Josephine  M. and Kenny Miles of Mainesburg; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Baker of Elmira, N.Y.; and nephew, James Woodard of Elmira Heights, N.Y. Calling hours were held Thursday, Nov. 16, at Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Funeral services were held there Friday, Nov. 17.  Burial was made at Gray Cemetery, Covington Township.


WOODARD - Paul O. Woodard, 69, of Blossburg died Monday, Feb. 3, 1992, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after being stricken at home. Born June 14, 1923, in Frost Settlement, Tioga County, he was the son of Frank and Peral Jessie Harvey Woodard. He retired in June 1981, after 35 years with Corning Glass, Corning, N.Y.. He was a member of Blossburg Rod and Gun Club, Arnot Sportman Club and Wellsboro Loyal Order of Moose #1147. He was preceded in death by a son, Frank Jesse Woodard, a Vietnam veteran in 1969. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Virginia (Ginnie) Bartholomew Woodard; six sons, Clarence Woodard, of New Baltimore, Mich., Paul L. Woodard, of Shinglehouse, Clifford Woodard, of Hopkinsville, Ky., Robert Woodard, with the U.S. Army in Germany, Leonard (Butch) Woodard, with the U.S. Army in Carthage, N.Y., Frank Woodard, at home; seven daughters, Constance Breeding, of Ft Walton, Fla., Pearl Woodard, of Buffalo, N.Y., Isa Button, of Tempe, Ariz., Pamela Woodard, of Mechanicsburg, Theresa Ellison, of Jacksonville, Ark., Penny Monks, of Mechanicsburg, and sue Woodard, at home; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one sister, Irene Frost of Covington. Calling hours will be held at the Adams-Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 309 Main St., Blossburg, on Wednesday evening, Feb. 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 6, at the funeral home at 11 a.m.. The Rev. John Shypulefski, pastor of Blossburg First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be made at Gray Cemetery, Covington. Submitted by C.V. Woodard

YOUMANS Elwyn "Peck" Age 91, of Covington, PA, died, August 19, 2006 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born June 25, 1915 in Covington Twp., he was a son of Fred and Lottie (Ferry) Youmans. He was a member of the Covington United Methodist Church. Peck was a talented auto mechanic. He enjoyed camping and Square dancing but his main interests was the love he shared with family. Surviving are his children, Donna Minyo of Covington, Shirley (Robert) Homan of Watsontown, Frederick (Janice) Youmans of Covington, Keith (Bernadine)Youmans of Morris Run, Kevin Youmans of Cambridge Springs, PA; a daughter-in-law, Kimberly Youmans of Waterford, PA; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Bernice (Revie) Youmans; a son, Howard Youmans; sisters, Irene Youmans, Laura Peake, Margaret Stratton, Bertha Rolfe, brothers, Vernon, Kenneth and Fremont Youmans. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Covington United Methodist Church, with pastor Sherry Good, officiating. Burial will be held in the Gray Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Covington Methodist Church, P.O. Box 134, Covington, PA 16917.

YOUMANS, FREEMONT M.
 Age 75 of Covington, Pa. Wednesday May 29, 1974 at the Soldier's & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.  Friends are invited to call at the C. Brainard Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Saturday 1 pm.  Rev. Kermit Clickner officiating.  Burial Gray Cemetery, Covington.  Survived by two brothers, Kenneth of Wellsboro, Elwyn of Covington; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Y. Peak of Wellsboro RD 3, Mrs. Margaret Y. Stratton of Wellsboro, Mrs. Bertha Cleveland of Warsaw, NY.  He was a member of the Church of Christ in Covington; formerly owned and operated a number of sawmills in the area.  He was born August 23, 1898, Mansfield, the son of Fred and Lottie Ferry Youmans.

 

YOUMANS Kenneth F. [SRGP 51722] - Kenneth F. Youmans, age 80, of 130 East Ave., Wellsboro, died on Sunday morning, June 12, 1983, at his home, following a long illness. He was born Nov. 29, 1902 in Richmond Township, the son of Fred P. and Lottie Ferry Youmans. He is a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, a member of the Church of Christ at Covington, and a 50-year member of the Arbon Lodge 489 IOOF, Covington. He is survived by his wife, Celia Frost Youmans; one daughter, Mrs. Neuman [Joyce] Peterson of RD3, Wellsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Milton [Laura] Peake and Mrs. Ralph [Margaret] Stratton, both of Wellsboro, Mrs. Bertha Kerwin of Varysburg, NY; one brother, Elwyn Youmans of Covington; four grandchildren, Thomas Peterson, Cranford, NJ, Kent Peterson, Newfield, NY, LuAnn Peterson Howey, RD3, Wellsboro, and Bonnie Brigham Phillips, Columbus, Georgia; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro with the Rev. Ira E. Hindman, his pastor, officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery at Covington. Friends may make contributions to the Church of Christ at Covington, or the American Lung Association. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 15, 1983, p.12 

 


? MRS. LETHA L. BARR
 Mrs. Letha L. Barr, 73, of Covington, Pa., Saturday, June 6, 1959.  She was a member of the Methodist Church of Covington.  Survived by husband, John Barr; daughters, Mrs. Adeline Howland of Clearfield, Pa., Mrs. Esther Faulkner of Penn Yan; sons, Wayne Barr of Penn Yan and Chester of Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.  Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Calling hours; today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Monday at 4 pm, Gray Cemetery, Covington.

? Mrs. Rose Marie Brevoor, wife of William J. Brevoor, of Mansfield RD1, died Friday, November 5, 1965, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Surviving besides her husband is a sister, Mrs. Margaret York, of Newark, NJ.  Funeral was Tuesday with burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 11, 1965

? LUCINDA COONS - The funeral of the late Mrs. Lucinda Coons was largely attended from the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon. Rev. Henry Crossley officiated. Mrs. Florence Watkins Lacy, accompanied by Mrs. A. J. Richards, sang two selections, "God's Way is the Best Way," and "Shadows". Burial was in the Gray Cemetery. Paull bearers were Claude Wilcox, Thomas Frost, P. D. Johnson, William Fletcher, Edward Knowlton, and Leon Knowlton. Mrs. Coons will be misssed as she was a faithful and active worker in the church and grange. Relatives and friends from out of town attending the funeral were; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Connelly and daughter, James Connelly, Mr. and Mrs. William Reed, of Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Niles, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Patterson, Mrs. Cora Secor, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Clara Snyder, Buffalo; Manford Smith, of Flushing, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Schanbacher, of Elmira; and Mrs. Longwell, of Mansfield. (NOTE FROM JMT - SRGP:  I can't help but think that this is Lorinda PACKARD who married Harry COONS. Her mother was Lucinda ROBBINS who married John PACKARD - Harley CONNELLY would have been first cousin of Lorinda PACKARD. Please contact Joyce M. Tice to confirm this) Submitted by Barbara Conrad

? BARBARA J. GEE, 69 of Covington died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born April 16, 1933 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of her stepfather and mother, Walter and Ruth Mahosky.  She retired after 29 years of service from Northwest Savings, formerly Commonwealth Bank and Trust Co.  She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ and Twilight Chapter #475 OES.  Surviving are her husband, Leonard; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Shalane Gee of Mansfield, Gary and Darlene Gee of Ridgebury; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; two half-brothers and five half-sisters.  Calling hours will be held at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Services will be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Covington Church of Christ with the Rev. Kirk Smethers officiating.  OES services will precede the funeral service.  Burial will be made in Gray Cemetery, Covington.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorial may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –McKay Scrapbook

? HAZEL E. INGALLS age 70 of 8 Purple Street, Wellsboro, Pa., Sunday, August 27, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.  Friends may call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, pa., Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services there Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. John Shypulefski officiating.  Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington, Pa.  Survived by sons, Lynden Ingalls of Blossburg, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Wilbur (Mavis) Copp, Mainesburg, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Glen Hoffman, Williamsport, Pa.; 6 grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/29/1972

 

? MARY KIRKBRIDE – Mrs. Mary Kirkbride departed this life on March 19, after an illness of several weeks, aged 67 years.  The funeral was held Friday, Rev. W.E. Wells officiating; burial in the Gray cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 19 March 1919.

 

? MRS. LILLIAN RENNELLS
 Mrs. Lillian Rennells, 72, of Covington, died Feb. 9, 1956. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church.  Survived by husband, B.R. Rennells; sons Leon Love of Covington and Henry Love of Greencastle, Ind.; sister, Mrs. Ellen Packard of Covington; six grandchildren. Funeral was held Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. William C. Sarber officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington.

 

? ZYLPHA SMITH

Mrs. Zylpha Smith departed this life on Wednesday, aged 69 years.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. R.P. Browell on Friday; interment in the Gray cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919

 

? JANE WHEATLEY

Mrs. Jane Wheatley, widow of the late Edward Wheatley, died at her home in Covington Dec. 27, aged 74 years.  She was born in Charleston.  The funeral was held Dec. 30, Rev. Mr. McGarvey, of Corning, officiating; burial in Gray cemetery.  She is survived by one son, Albert.  Wellsboro Agitator, 8 Jan 1919


 

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