Lois Hough-Perkins

July 24, 1931 ~ May 26, 2018

Lois G. Perkins, age 86, of Trapping Brook Road passed away on Saturday May 26, 2018 at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born on July 24, 1931 in Belmont to the late Earl and Glada Mayo Hough. On February 27, 1954 she married Eugene Perkins who predeceased her in 2005. Lois was a long time resident of Hallsport. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl [Bob] Young of Wellsville; 2 sons, Michael Perkins of Wellsville, and Craig Perkins of Hallsport; 4 grandchildren, 11 grandchildren, and 2 nieces. Lois was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her son Darrell Perkins, 3 brothers, and a sister. In keeping with Lois’s wishes there will be no prior visitation and a private burial will take place in the Hallsport Union Cemetery.

Lois Green-Wheaton

d. March 13, 2018

Lois M. Wheaton, 84, of Wellsville, NY, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Wellsville Manor Care Center.  Services will be private.  Memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, or to SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

Edward Craig

November 20, 1934 ~ August 14, 2016

Edward C. Craig, age 81, passed away on Sunday (Aug. 14, 2016), at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 20, 1934, in Wellsville, N.Y., to the late Edward A. Craig and Ada Robbins Craig.  Ed served his country with the 11th Airborne Division and the 64th Ordinance Battalion. He received his honorable discharge from the Army in 1955. He was a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church. Ed began his career in education before moving on to distinguished positions within the home building industry, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. In his early life he was heavily involved with leadership roles in the Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls. All three of his sons were Eagle Scouts. Ed will be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie Craig; and sister, Sandra C. Aldrich.  He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Craig; mother of his children, Diane Craig; daughters, Linda Bullwinkle and husband, Dick of Pilot Point, Texas, and Cheryl Craig of McKinney, Texas; sons, Kyle Craig and wife, Wynn of Abingdon, Va., Derek Craig and wife, Robin of Kyle, Texas, and Michael Craig and wife, Alicia of Willcox, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Melissa Newman and husband, Michael of Kennesaw, Ga.; brother, Richard Craig and wife, Kathy of Corfu, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.  Visitation with the family will be held from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday (Aug. 19, 2016), at Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, Va. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ralph Kidd officiating. Interment will follow at Elizabeth Cemetery in Saltville, Va., with Thomas M. “Tom” Carter, Jr., Charles Fogarty, Harry L. Frye, Jr., Lloyd Montgomery, Matthew Montgomery and Paul Widener serving as pallbearers. Military Rites will be conducted by the Virginia National Guard and Highlands Veterans Honor Guard.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 18416 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210, or to V.F.W. Post 1994 in Abingdon, Va.

Charlotte Dickerson-Kellogg

September 30, 1932 ~ June 21, 2013

Charlotte M. Kellogg, 80, of Shinglehouse, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 in Absolut of Allegany, Allegany, NY after a long illness. Born September 30, 1932 at home in Alma, NY, she was a daughter of Charles and Lina Harrington Dickerson.  On December 24, 1958 in Pikeville, NY, she married Thomas John Kellogg, who passed away on September 28, 2010.  Mrs. Kellogg was a graduate of Wellsville High School, class of 1952.  She had been employed as secretary to the Dean at St. Bonaventure University in the late 1950’s and the 1960’s.  She enjoyed gardening and being outside enjoying nature.  Surviving are a brother, Carl (Lucille) Dickerson of Belmont, NY; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Christine Carpenter (David) Conner of Allegany, NY.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Kellogg was predeceased by a sister, Ruby Burch; and three brothers, Earl Dickerson, Orville Dickerson, and Arvis Dickerson.  Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Chad E. Shaffer, pastor of Bell Run Union Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bell Run Community Club, 308 Austin Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Joanne B. McDowell-Cassady

August 23, 1933 ~ November 13, 2016

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Joanne B. Cassady, 83, of the Wightman Road passed away in Jones Memorial Hospital on Sunday (Nov. 13, 2016) after an extended illness.  She was born on Aug. 23, 1933, in Burns, N.Y., the daughter of E. Earl and Bernice Dockstader McDowell Sr.  She was a lifelong resident of the Wellsville area and was a graduate of the Wellsville High School. On Oct. 24, 1953, in Wellsville, she was married to Edward W. Cassady, who survives her. She attended the First Methodist Church of Wellsville. She enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, snowmobiling, cheering for the Buffalo Sabres and was an avid outdoors person.  Surviving, besides her husband, Edward, are a daughter, Debra (James) Maxwell of Wellsville; granddaughter, Sarah (John) Farrand of Horseheads, N.Y.; grandson, James Maxwell of Wellsville; brothers, E. Earl McDowell Jr. of Wellsville, Wilbur (Carol) McDowell of Wellsville, and Roger (Ilene) McDowell of Wellsville; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a daughter, Diane Marie, sisters, Ruby M. Dunham, Laura A. McDowell; and brothers, Gerald E., Thurlow S., Robert E., Voloney E. McDowell. Friends may call at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home in Wellsville on Thursday (Nov. 17, 2016) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where the services will be held on Friday (Nov. 18, 2016) at 11 a.m. with Rev. Greg DeSalvatore of the First United Methodist Church of Wellsville officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895 or to a .


Gene R. Fanton

March 14, 1934 ~ August 3, 2016

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Gene R. Fanton, 82, of 3355 Madison Hill passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at home following a long illness. He was born March 14, 1934 in Wellsville, the son of the late Raymond and Marian (Wells) Fanton. On May 16, 1954 in Wellsville, he married Mary Lou Horn who predeceased him on October 30, 2013. Gene was a 1952 graduate of Wellsville High School. He was a 20 year veteran of the U. S. Navy during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He served aboard the USS Jeffers, USS George Clymer, USS Dale and the USS Dixie. Gene and Mary Lou formerly owned and operated The Belvedere Restaurant, he later worked for a brief time at Turbodyne Corporation in Wellsville and then became a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Wellsville for 13 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion, Frank B. Church Post 2530 VFW, the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601, the Wellsville Elks Lodge # 1495 and the former Christian Temple in Wellsville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family, he was an avid the Buffalo Bills fan, and he loved his animals, especially Tippy his dog and Missy his cat. The extended family was very happy that Gene and Mary Lou purchased the Horn homestead for their residence.  Gene was a loving father to three sons, Gene Fanton Jr., Carl (Kim) Fanton of Wellsville and Jim (Ann White) Fanton of Belmont, 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, two sisters, Beverly “Bunny” Rahr of California and Dorothea “Dottie” Heers of Wellsville, a sister-in-law, Shirley (John) Giopulos of Wellsville, several nieces & nephews and his caregiver, Margaret Hirt. He was predeceased in addition to his parents, by a son, Bill Fanton, a grandson, Carl Fanton Jr., a great grandson, Michael Fanton and a sister-in-law, Cate Horn Tomah. Friends are invited to visit the family on Monday, August 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Tuesday, August 9th at 11:00 am in the Christian Temple / First Congregational Church at the corner of Maple Avenue and Fassett Street in Wellsville with Rev David Potts presiding. Burial, with military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the SPCA Serving Allegany County.


Anita M. Gleason-Keib

August 2, 1934 ~ March 10, 2016

Anita M. Keib, age 81, of Field Street passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Wellsville Manor Care Center. She was born on August 2, 1934 in Wellsville to Kenneth Eli and Ruby Keiler Gleason. Anita was a longtime resident of Wellsville who graduated from Wellsville High School. She worked for the former First Trust Union Bank in Wellsville and for Fleet Bank in Rochester. Anita returned to Wellsville and spent the next several years working for Dresser Rand until her retirement in 2000. She enjoyed gardening, reading and spending time with her family. Survivors include her son Daniel (Sharon) Keib of Wellsville; a daughter Kandra (Kevin) Garwood of Placerville, CA.; 4 grandchildren, Sarah Keib, Ryan Keib, Jade Monarski and Garrett Garwood; 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Loraine (Robert) Moran of Wellsville; a brother, David (Barbara) Gleason of Texas; several nieces and nephews. Anita was predeceased by her parents and her son Joseph Keib. At the request of the family there will be a private service to be held at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with burial in York’s Corners Cemetery. Memorials in Anita’s name may be made to the David A. Howe Library or to the Emerald Hook and Ladder Fire Company or to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Annette Cretekos-Gianas

June 11, 1932 ~ January 1, 2013


Darlene Mae Brownell-Irish

November 4, 1934 ~ January 4, 2012


Darlene Mae Irish of Irish Avenue went to be with her Lord and Savior at home on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born on November 4, 1934 in Alma to Elmer A. and Dorothy M. ( Jackson) Brownell Sr. On December 4, 1952 she married Cecil E. Irish who survives.Darlene graduated from Wellsville High School in 1952.    She was employed by Wellsville Central Schools as a baker where she retired after 17 years. Darlene devoted her time to caring for her home and family as well as reading and doing cross word puzzles. She was a member and served as an officer of the Shongo Country Chapel.    Surviving besides her husband are; a son, Cecil (Mary) Irish; 3 daughters, Vonda Frazier, Valerie ( Michael ) Macri and Darla (Pete Thorburn) Curtis; seven grandchildren, Jodi (John) Roney, CJ (Katie) Irish, Conner and Cooper Frazier, Danielle (William) Turk, Morgan and Rachel Curtis; 3 great grandchildren; a special niece Jeanna Brownell as well as several nieces and nephews.    Darlene was predeceased by her parents, a brother Elmer A. Brownell Jr. and a granddaughter Amanda Mae Irish.Friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 1 to 3 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Her funeral will be held following the calling hours at 3 pm with Rev. Lewis Mericle presiding. Burial will be in the York’s Corners Cemetery and memorials may be made the National Kidney Foundation at National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY


John A. Graves

May 28, 1933 ~ June 10, 2012

John A. Graves of the Hallsport Road passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at home. He was born on May 28, 1933 in Buffalo and was the son of Forrest and Arabell (Clark) Graves. On February 15, 1965 he married Garnet Layhue who predeceased him on September 4, 2009. John was a lifelong resident of Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1952.He was employed as a truck driver for Joyce Western Pipeline of Andover and later Otis Eastern Service of Wellsville retiring in 1995.He was a past member of the Willing Fire Department and was a member of the Teamster Union. John is survived by a son Stephen of Hornell.  Friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 7 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with Pastor Rich Bendelewski. Burial will take place in Hallsport Union Cemetery and memorials may be made to either the Hallsport Christian Church, 2182 Stout Road, Wellsville, New York or to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.


Rudolph “Rudy” Reinprecht

August 2, 1933 ~ March 20, 2015

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Rudolph “Rudy” Reinprecht, 81, of 3866 Huntington Terrace died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born August 2, 1933 in Olean the son of Anton and Ann (Flicker) Reinprecht. He graduated from Wellsville Central School in 1952, attended Alfred State College, and graduated from Saint Bonaventure University with a BS degree in Mathematics.  He married the former Beryl Bailey in 1954 who predeceased him in 2005 after more than fifty years of marriage. They were the parents of three sons: James (Tina) Reinprecht, MD of Perkasie, PA; Jeffrey (Maria) Reinprecht of Houston, TX and Jon (Laurie) Reinprecht of Watertown, CT.  Rudy served in the United States Army at Langham Camp in England during the Korean Conflict as a Ballistic Meteorologist and maintained a lifelong friendship with those who served with him. He began his professional career in the Engineering Department of Air Preheater in 1956 where he became Manager of Purchasing and Materials. In 1985 he transferred to Combustion Engineering in Stanford, CT where he worked another twenty years. At that job he assisted in setting up a centralized purchasing system for the Corporation.   He was a member of the National Association of Purchasing Managers and a past member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the APCO Management Club. He was a past member of the David A. Howe Public Library Board and a founding member of the Wellsville Jaycees. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Oxford, CT and attended the Christian Temple/First Congregational Church in Wellsville. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 54, Fairfield, CT and a member of the RNC. He was a staunch Republican and expressed himself as such. If there are any Democrats in Heaven, the good Lord will have his hands full!    Rudy expressed the same passion for the Buffalo Bills as he did for politics and had been a fan since 1960. He also enjoyed traveling, gardening, playing bridge and woodworking. He built his house in Scio, NY in 1966. He was never one to sit still.    Surviving in addition to his sons are six granddaughters and a brother, Robert. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law Lura Rouse and Alma (Richard) Harmer along with several nieces and nephews. In addition, he is survived by his companion Sharon W. Hedrick-Ash and her sons, Colonel Townley Hedrick (Mary Elizabeth) and Huntley Hedrick (Patricia) and her grandchildren.    Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A service to celebrate Rudy’s life will be Saturday, March 28th at 11:00 am at the Christian Temple Congregational Church, 289 N. Main Street in Wellsville with Rev. Michael Friday presiding.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SPCA, Hart Comfort House, Jones Memorial Hospital, David A. Howe Library, Christian Temple/Congregational Church or any charity of the donor’s choice.


Joan L. Ludden-Sortore

November 22, 1934 ~ May 5, 2015

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Joan L. Sortore, age 80, of the Lamont Road passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville. She was born on November 22, 1934 in Wellsville to Paul and Florence Flanagan Ludden. On November 5, 1965 in Angelica she married Richard Sortore who survives.
Joan was a graduate of Wellsville Central High School in 1952 and later graduated from Jamestown Community College in 1994 with an AAS Degree. She was employed as a telephone operator in both Hornell and Wellsville until 1966 when she went to work for Allegany County Department of Social Services from where she retired in 1996. Joan was a member of the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church Church in Angelica and currently she is a member of the now Holy Family Catholic Church in Belmont. She enjoyed knitting, traveling and having coffee with her friends. Surviving besides her husband are 2 daughters, Kathryn Sortore of Maryland and LuAnn Sortore [Greg] Kaye of Wellsville; 2 grandchildren Lydia and Fletcher; a sister Jane [Donald] Aiken of Wellsville as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Joan was predeceased in death by 2 sisters, Jean Ludden and Lucille Lynch and a brother, Earl Ludden. Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 4 to 7 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home located at 34 West State Street in Wellsville. The Rosary will be offered at 3:30 pm on Thursday prior to calling hours. On Friday a Prayer Service will be held at 10:30 am in the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. Burial will take place in the Until the Day Dawn Cemetery in Angelica. In lieu of flowers memorials in Joan’s name may be given to either the Hart Comfort House or to the Immaculate Conception School.


Robert G. Hardy

May 13, 1935 ~ October 11, 2006

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Annette K. Cretekos-Gianas

June 11, 1932 ~ January 1, 2013

Annette K. “Yia-Yia” Gianas of Brooklyn Avenue passed away on Tuesday, January 1, at The Pines in Olean. She was born on June 11, 1932 in Wellsville to Kostantinos “Gus” and Sophia Cretekos. On February 20, 1955 in Sykea, Greece she married John P. Gianas who predeceased her on July 23, 2008. Annette was a lifelong resident of Wellsville who graduated from Wellsville High School and attended Keuka College. Annette was a member of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Jamestown and attended St. John’s Episcopal Church in Wellsville where she sang in the choir and was a member of the St. Anne’s Guild. For several years Annette enjoyed being a crossing guard on Brooklyn Avenue where she loved to see the Children. She will be remembered as a very social person who enjoyed being around other people. Survivors include: a son, Dr. Peter Gianas of Starke, FL.; two daughters, Sophia Gianas of Olean and Cynthia Schroeder of Wellsville; 4 grandchildren, Christina, Timothy, Courtney and Michael; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call on Friday, January 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am in the Funeral Home with Father George Zervos presiding. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to either the Friends of the Pines, 2245 West State Street, Olean, New York, 14760. Or to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Roger D. Fleschutz

August 8, 1934 ~ March 12, 2010

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Shirley A. Neu

November 9, 1934 ~ June 24, 2010

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Vernon J. Barlow

May 7, 1933 ~ December 14, 2009

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William E. Marsh

March 31, 1934 ~ November 5, 2010

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James W. Smith

August 5, 1931 ~ October 12, 2009

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Mary Esther Hart-Adams

March 2, 1934 ~ October 18, 2008

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Phyllis M. McAllister-Smith

1933 ~ January 20, 2010

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Patricia Meise-Eakman

August 2, 1933 ~ August 15,  1985


Charles Leonard

June 13, 1932 ~ December 21, 1993


Phyllis Jeanette Knox-McAdoo

December 13, 1933 ~ August 21, 2005


Nancy Ann Brandes-Smith-Sanderfer

August 10, 1933 ~ January 5, 1999


Stella Gowdy-Bower

May 25, 1935 ~ October 21, 2013

Stella Josephine Bower, 78, of Riverside Drive, passed away peacefully Monday (Oct. 21, 2013) at the Comfort House of Allegany County, Wellsville, with her family at her bedside. She was born May 26, 1935, in Wellsville, a daughter of Claude and Alice Quick Gowdy. On Aug. 23, 1952, she was married to Bernard L. Bower, who predeceased her March 11, 2001. She was a graduate of the Wellsville High School and owned and operated Stella’s Beauty Shop, until her retirement.
She was a member of the Scio United Methodist Church, Genesee Valley Chorus, Scio Free Library Board, Amity Friends Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and Olean Chapter of the Supreme Council of the Amaranth. She was chapter chaplain of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by a daughter, Debra (Ronald) Leitzell of Scio; a son, David (Ann) Bower of Painted Post; four grandchildren, Trish (Sean) Haggerty, Jeff Leitzell, Matt (Katie) Bower and John Bower; four great-grandchildren, Gavin, Brielle, Grace and Anna; brother, Newt (Mary Fay) Gowdy; sister, Sara Fitch; a sister-in-law, Donna Bower; a brother-in-law, Ed (Martha) Bower; and many special friends. Friends may call Saturday (Oct. 26, 2013) at the Scio United Methodist Church from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at which time a celebration of life will follow at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Richard Hurd will be celebrant. Burial in the Stannards Cemetery in the town of Willing at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Comfort House of Allegany County, Scio United Methodist Church or Scio Free Library.


Joan Jensen-Eckelman

June 14, 1934 ~ October 11, 1998


Donald Alexander Roeske

November 5, 1931 ~ June 21, 2005


Beverly Jean Main-Willard

March 28, 1933 ~ January 22, 2001


Jean Roberta Roeske-Evans

April 28, 1934 ~ May 5, 1986


Bonita Young-Herron

March 11, 1935 ~ January 10, 2006

Bonita E. Herron “Bonnie,” 70, died on Jan. 10, 2006 at her home in Clearwater, Fla. Mrs. Herron was born on March 11, 1935 in Wellsville, N.Y the daughter of Theodore and Mildred Young. She was a retired 6th grade school teacher and taught at the Wayland Central School. She is survived by her husband Peter E. Herron of Clearwater, Fla.; children, Patrick (Karen) Herron of LeRoy, Michael (Audra) Herron of Mesa, Ariz., Barbara (Keith ) Vadas of Allentown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; sister Sandra (Lou) Seamans of Passadena, Texas; brothers, Theodore (Joe) Young Jr. of Wellsboro, Pa., George (Kay) Young of Passadena, Texas; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call Saturday (March 25) from 1-3 p.m. at the Stephenson-Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 350 Genesee St. in Avon where her Funeral Service will follow at 3 p.m. Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery in Avon. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater FL 33760.


William Sheridan

February 15, 1933 ~ October 5, 1970

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Richard Franklin Ordiway

April 10, 1935 ~ January 19, 2005

Richard “Dick” Franklin Ordiway, 69, of New Bern, died Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at Craven Regional Medical Center. Dick was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church where he served on various committees including the Administration Board and the nomination committee. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, St. John No. 3. He was originally from Wellsville, N.Y. and graduated from Alfred University with a degree in engineering. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He worked many years as an engineer for Weyerhaeuser and was the owner and operator of Rollerland Skating Rink for 34 years. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Ordiway. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church with Masonic Rites with the Rev. Danny Allen and the Rev. Charlene Pierce Guider officiating. Entombment will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife, Virgil D. Ordiway of New Bern; one daughter, Tammy O. Holton and her husband Donald of Greenville; two brothers, David Ordiway and his wife Connie of New Bern and Lewis Ordiway and his wife Betty of New Bern; and three grandchildren, Courtney, Crystal and Hunter Caraway. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cotten Chapel. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 309 New Street, New Bern, NC 28560.


Patricia Ruth Merrick-Voohrees-Lawton

January 6, 1934 ~ April 18, 2002


Avelyn Wolfe

April 12, 1933 ~ August 27, 2000


James Clinton Wood Sr.

June 9, 1934 ~ September 29, 2005


Carolyn June Snyder-Dixon

August 9, 1934 ~ June 1987


Dorothy Louise Dannheim-Dedrick

January 17, 1934 ~ April 1997


Donna Joyce Martin-Widger

November 20, 1932 ~ October 12, 1995


Shirley Rose Armour-Miller-LaValle

September 20, 1934 ~ November 21, 2015

Miller 81, of Tampa, passed away Nov. 21, 2015. She is survived by her son, Scott Miller; daughters, Lynn Miller and Pamela Thomas; brother, William Armour Jr.; sister, Sharon Armour; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted 12 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 25, in the Adams & Jennings Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10 am, until the service time followed by a private burial (family only) in Lutz Cemetery.


Phyllis Mae Barnes Rosell

March 5, 1934 ~ November 24, 2000


Margaret Lathrop-Grover

1934 ~ February 3, 2013


Robert J. Gibbs

April 9, 1934 ~ March 12, 1957


Joseph Patrick Beauseigneur

March 17, 1934 ~ August 20, 2000


James Robert Erwin

January 26, 1934 ~ October 22, 2007


Richard Eugene Cooper

January 24, 1934 ~ June 25, 2002


Richard Raymond Neu

September 24, 1934 ~ May 12, 2005


Douglas Moore

January 13, 1934 ~ August 28, 2007


Elaine Lois Bennett-Graves-Rifenburg

January 26, 1935 ~ November 3, 1987


Charles Clark Kelsey

October 28, 1934 ~ March 20, 2005


Duane Arthur Deyo

November 15, 1933 ~ October 14, 1995


Wesley James VanSkiver

October 24, 1933 ~ May 19, 1991