Obituaries

Marcia Randal Marsh
71, formerly of Mansfield, PA passed
on September 3, 2021.
Donald Lee Burdick Jr.
80, of Painted Post, NY passed
on September 12, 2021.
Eldon L. Smith Sr.
75, of Addison, NY passed
on September 14, 2021.
Margaret English Livermore
95, passed on September 15, 2021.
Richard L. Wilkinson
78, of Wellsboro, PA passed
on September 15, 2021.
Richard L. Thornton
80, of Southport, NY passed
on September 15, 2021.
Stephen James Lewis
57, of Erin, NY passed
on September 16, 2021.
Kimberly L. Root
54, of Horseheads, NY passed
on September 16, 2021.
Donna Lee Walker
60, of Wellsville, NY passed
on September 16, 2021.
Lorraine B. Miller
of Horseheads, NY, formerly of
Pine City, NY passed on September 17, 2021.
William H. Edmister Jr.
88, of Painted Post, NY passed
on September 17, 2021.
Mark Stephen Carpenter
62, formerly of Caton and Addison, NY passed on September 17, 2021.
Norma J. Ruth
83, of Southport, NY passed
on September 18, 2021.
Brian Scott Hunt
63, of Addison, NY passed
on September 18, 2021.
Beatrice E. “Bee” Stephens
98, of Pine City, NY passed
on September 18, 2021.
Gloria Jean Gibson
80, of Knoxville, PA passed
on September 19, 2021.
William B. McCartney, Sr.
85, of Elmira, NY passed
on September 20, 2021.

Barry Richard
Williammee

age 62, of Covington, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. He was born on March 11, 1959, in Wellsboro, PA, a son of Charles Williammee and Ruth (Kennedy) Wilkins. Barry worked at Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg, PA as an iron pourer and was previously a cook at Eddie’s Truck Stop and at Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA. He was a Marine Corps veteran and served in the National Guard for 10 years. Barry enjoyed music and playing trivia. Barry is survived by a son, Collin, and a daughter, Salem, both of Mansfield, PA; brothers Michael Williammee of Morris Run, PA, and Ervin (Jamie) Williammee of NC.; sisters, Kathy Emmick of Morris, PA, Christine Butler of Middlebury, PA, Gale (Jeff) Wilcox of Tioga, PA, Sharlene Walushka of Allentown, PA, and Kelly Wilkins of Lawrenceville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Gary Williammee, James Williammee, and Joseph Wilkins. In keeping with Barry’s wishes, there will be no services. Burial will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. b

Donna Lee Walker

age 60, of Wellsville, NY, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. She was born on November 20, 1960 in Callicoon, NY, the daughter of Herbert and Mary (Ramsey) Walker. Donna drove tractor trailers and enjoyed animals. Donna is survived by her daughter, Gracie; and her father Herbert of Millerton, PA. She was preceded in death by her mother; and her brother, Kenneth Obrian Walker. In honoring Donna’s wishes, there will be no services. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. B

Joseph Robert
“Joe” Cole

age 88, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. He was born on July 8, 1933, in Pottsville, PA, a son of Joseph P. and Maude (Reichert) Cole. Joe was the husband of the late Patricia (Orlousky) Cole who died on February 6, 2019. He was a US Army Veteran who served during the Korean War. Joe retired from the Pennsylvania State Police after 35 years on the force. After his retirement, he worked at Walmart in security and as a greeter for over 25 years. He was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield, PA, and of the Knights of Columbus. Joe is survived by his daughters, Joan (William) “Joanie” Berney of Reading, PA, and Patricia J. “Patty” Cole of Fishkill, NY; granddaughters, Kaitlin and Megan Berney; sister, several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Patricia, and sisters, Mary O’Neal and Rose Wegman. Friends and family are invited to call from 6 PM to 8 PM on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 24, 2021, with Reverend Bryan Wright as celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery in Elmira, NY, at a later date. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. b

Frances E. Johnson

age 70, of Mansfield, PA, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, September 11, 2021. She was born on February 27, 1951, in Montrose, PA, a daughter of Bruce and Elizabeth (McCollum) Foote. Frances worked as an aid for Capabilities in Elmira, NY. She enjoyed cookouts and spending time with her grandchildren and her daughter-in-law Deanna Johnson. Frances is survived by her sons, Walter Foote and Jonathan (Deanna) Johnson, both of Mansfield, PA; daughter, Cheyann (Kevin) Bright of North Carolina; grandchildren, Joseph, Cassondra, Jacob, Dawson, Adreanna and Gabriella Johnson, Tyler and Zachary Foote, Rebecca Vester, Erica Donovan, Courtney Brewer and Danee Jo Huston; great grandchildren, Jaeighlynn, Nalanah, and Kayleah Fontanez and Dimitri Jones; brothers, Richard (Mary) Foote of Montrose, PA and LeRoy Foote of Poway, CA; sisters, Barbara Stoltenberg of Poway, CA and Edith Foote of WA. Frances also held a special place in her heart for her nephew Chris Foote of Wilkes-Barre, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Elizabeth (McCollum) Foote; brothers, David and Bruce Foote; and her best friend Robin Johnson. A celebration of Frances’ life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the residence. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. B

Dr. James W. Smith

age 93 of Troy, PA died on Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was the husband of the late Helen S. (Swift) Smith. James was born on November 14, 1927, in New Rochelle, NY, the son of Frank W. and Helen (Stewart) Smith. Doc was a family physician in Troy, PA delivering 440 babies and continued to practice at the Masonic Homes for several years after retiring in Troy. He was an honorably discharged WWII US Army veteran. Doc was a member of Troy American Legion, Troy Lions Club, Troy Masonic Lodge, Armenia Mountain Debating Club. He was the Troy football team physician starting in 1957 and continued to attend every game until the present. In his younger years he was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending that time with his children and grandchildren. He always had a friendly welcome and smile for everyone that he met. He will be remembered by his children and grandchildren for his encouraging words and witty remarks. Doc is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank W. “Wes” (Mary) Smith of Towanda, PA, William “Bill” (Wendy) Smith of Monroeton, PA; a daughter, Patricia (Dave Saar) Smith of Troy, Pa, 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister Lois Thornton. A celebration of life with full military honors will be held later to be announced by the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Troy Trojan Touchdown Club, 3976 Bailey Corners Rd., Troy, PA 16947. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. b

Brenda Louise
“Gidget” Mills

age 53, of Canton, PA, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, September 18, 2021. She was born on July 19, 1968, in Waverly, NY, a daughter of Allen and Betty Taylor of Canton, PA. Gidget was the fiancée of Mark Terry. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved being with people, the beach, camping, and getting a tan. Gidget is survived by her son, Cody (Colleen) Mills of Canton, PA; her daughters, Kylee (Zachary) Mills of Canton, PA, and Trishia Terry of Blossburg, PA; son-in-law, William Whitcomb; fiancé, Mark Terry of Canton, PA; grandchildren, Dahlia, Isabella, Calen, Ashton, Izaiah, Emmaleigh, Chance, Maycee, Elias; brothers, Ronald Taylor of Canton, PA, and Jeff (Wendy) Taylor of Plano, TX; sisters Theresa (Robert) Schweit of Mansfield, PA, Brenda (Robert) Best of Canton, PA, and Bonnie Wilson of Baltimore, MD; brothers, Paul Chapman of Cogan Station, PA, Alden Chapman of Athens, PA,. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tiffany Whitcomb on February 1, 2021; her brother, Duane Chapman; a brother-in-law, Fred Nybeck, Jr., and her husband, Marlin Mills. Friends and family are invited to call from 4 PM to 5 PM on Saturday, September 25 at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow at 5 PM at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. b

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