Ronnie (Ron) E. Campbell, age 69, of Baptist Hill Road, Columbia Cross Roads passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Ronnie was born November 21, 1947 in Troy, PA son of the late James and Florence (Weed) Campbell. He was a graduate of Troy High School. Ronnie and the former Emily A. Cole were married September 9, 1966 and celebrated 50 years of marriage this past year. Ronnie and Emily enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Arizona, Cozumel Mexico and several other places. He could always be found working on a project in his garage. Ronnie was retired from Fairway Spring in Horseheads, NY. In his spare time he enjoyed making maple syrup, horseback riding, fishing, playing horseshoes, camping and spending time with his loving family.
Alexander James Frantz, 39, Wellsboro, PA passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital on Monday, May 29, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Alex was born on September 28, 1977 in Philadelphia, PA, son of Dr. Jerry D. and Alice A. (Gasker) Frantz of Wetona, PA.
He was a Gas Well Leasing Agent with East Resources and was a landscaper prior to that. Alex was a Life Benefactor Member of the NRA, was a member of the Laurel Mountain Friends of the NRA and the Troy Rod & Gun Club. He was passionate about hunting and fishing. His other great love was cooking, and he also enjoyed canning and gardening.
On the evening of May 27th, 2017, Darlene L. Watkins, 62 of Canton passed away quietly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
Born in Troy, Pa. on August 31st, 1954, she was the daughter of Raymond L. and Doris J. (Morgan) Watkins. Darlene was one of the special people that God puts into our lives. In spite of her limitations she was a ray of sunshine and a joy to all who knew her. And now that her life’s journey is complete she rests in the arms of her Lord.
Derek Hunter Pierce, age 21, of Gillett, passed away on Sat. May 20, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident.
Born on Apr. 25, 1996 in Elmira, Derek was the cherished son of Linda Pierce, Gillett; brother to Amanda Morse, husband Alexander Morse; and is survived by his maternal Grandparents John and Shirley Divel, his beloved cousin Katie Parks-Divel, his aunts and uncles, Eddie Divel, Linette and Steve Wintermute, Sue and Don Price, Johnny Divel, Dale and Sharon Roy, and many cousins.
Derek was a graduate of Troy High School Class of 2014.
He was pursuing a degree in criminal justice from Mansfield University.
An outdoorsman, Derek enjoyed hunting and fishing. A private burial will be held at Gillett Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a Gofundme page has been set up in honor of Derek and we encourage those that loved Derek to spend a moment outside in nature to think of him.
Caywood's Funeral Home and Gardens, LLC, Elmira, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Charles Kenneth Lamphere, age 74, Laceyville, PA, passed away, May 19, 2017 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.
Charles was born on August 3, 1942, in Towanda, PA the son of the late John Edward and Mildred Anderson Lamphere. He attended Wysox School. On January 4, 1969, he married the former Sharon Benjamin. Charles worked for Taylor’s, now known as Cargill, for over 30 years. When he wasn’t working at Taylor’s he was working on the farm.
Charles liked to tinker with mechanical toys. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. He also liked to go to Mount Pisgah State Park. He liked to collect things from yards sales and he would even dabble in selling those things. Charles was a family man who loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had an uplifting spirit that radiated through everyone that he met.
Richard "Dick" Morgan, 80 of Canton, PA passed away Thursday evening,May 18, 2017 surrounded by family at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.
Dick was born March 5, 1937 in Shunk to Lester Morgan and Mary (Bohart) Morgan.
After moving to Canton, he graduated from Canton High School and married Christine (Ambs) Rice in 1955 and had a long care in the town as a carpenter, handyman, railroad station worker, farmhand, butcher, and mechanic.
He was known for his jokes and ready helping hand to family and friends.
Mr. Morgan was a long time member of the Canton Moose and competed in many horseshoe tournaments. He also was a lifetime member of the Canton Fire Department.
Dick was known for his love of antique tools and machines. He constantly puttered around his yard on one of his tractors and could often be found in his garage fixing their motors. He had many other hobbies, including playing horseshoes, hunting, challenging friends at card games, bowling, listening to old country music, and playing with his grandbabies.
Richard D. Roan, 82, passed away at his home unexpectedly on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Born October 12, 1934, he was the son of Robert W. and Sylvia M. Cohick Roan. He and his wife Carol (Kate) would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on September 22.
When Rich was 16 years old he left high school and he and Kate eloped to Winchester VA. He eventually learned to auctioneer, working under his father. In 1963 he and his brother Chuck bought the business from their father and formed the corporation of Bob, Chuck & Rich Roan Inc. In 1989 Rich became the sole proprietor of the business and lead two more generations in the family business. He remained somewhat active in the business until his death. His love of antiques and the great amount of knowledge he had about them was known to everyone. He was fortunate to make many lifelong friends through his business and he appreciated his hard working and loyal employees. He loved to share stories of his travels and experiences.
Rich was a life member of the Wheel Inn, The Red Run Rod & Gun Club, The Republican League, The Ralston Hunting Club and the NRA. He was also a member of the North American Wild Sheep Foundation, Eastern FNAWS, The Williamsport Wheel Club, The Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association, which honored him as Auctioneer of the Year in 2005 and inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2008. He donated his time and talents to raise money for many local charities including the American Cancer Society, Ducks Unlimited, The Less Fortunate Boys Benefit of the Williamsport Wheel Club and The Penn College Foundation.
Donna Elizabeth (Burleigh) Corey, 82, Granville Summit, PA passed away peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY in the presence of her family and Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 14, 2017.
Donna was born on March 11, 1935 on the family farm in Austinville, PA, to her parents Frank and Ruth (Christopher) Burleigh. She attended the Columbia Cross Roads School, then went to Troy High School where she was Valedictorian of the Class of 1953. She then went to the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing and Mansfield University. She graduated and worked for a while until her marriage to Harry Corey, Jr. October 13, 1957 and then went to Camp Lejeune, NC.
After returning to Pennsylvania with her husband Harry, Donna worked for the Bradford County Manor until her health forced her to retire.
Donna loved bowling with the girls on the Thursday night league. Her favorite thing was to make chocolate bit cookies for her grandchildren and church functions. Some of her favorite times were family gatherings on Thanksgiving and cookie baking with the family for Christmas. She was a great card player with her and Harry’s card club and love to win the game Aggravation. Donna loved to go on long car rides and check on the family farm in Austinville where as a girl she loved to hunt with her dad and family. Donna was a lifelong member of the Austinville Union Church and was always seen there helping where she could.
Harley Sharrow, 89, Troy, formerly of Beech Flats in Canton Township, passed away May 13, 2017 at the Bradford County Manor.
Harley George was born February 7, 1928 in Hillsgrove, PA, the only son of the late Beatrice (Bagley) and Harley Edkin Sharrow. He was proud to have served our country as a Navy Seaman First Class during WWII and was a member of the Canton V.F.W. Post 714.
Harley owned and operated the Sharrow General Construction Company along with his son Terry. He was well-known throughout the area for his abilities in the masonry and carpentry trades. In earlier years, Harley enjoyed farming. He also worked for Ingersoll-Rand Corp. in Athens, PA.
Harley had many interests in his life; he especially loved square dancing, camping with his family, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He tended large vegetable gardens and had several animals and pets over the years including a favorite donkey, Poncho.
Surviving are daughter, Gail Ann Williams, Troy; daughter-in-law, Annette (Davis) Sharrow, Canton; grandsons, Joseph Sharrow, Granville Summit and Justin Sharrow, Canton; great grandchildren, Witten and Addalynn Sharrow.
On the morning of Thursday, May 11th, 2017, Gary M. Barnes of Canton passed away quietly at his residence following his courageous battle with a prolonged illness. He was 63 years of age.
Born in Blossburg on October 15th, 1953, he was the son of the late Elwin R. Barnes, Sr,. and Audrey Leonard Barnes (Jennelle).
Known to family and friends as “Bubba”, he was a self-employed handyman and was well known in the Canton community.
He enjoyed hunting, camping at County Bridge Park, Country Music, NASCAR and playing BINGO. Bubba was also known as being a very talented sketch artist.
But with all of his recreational pursuits his favorite activity was mowing lawns. A familiar figure in his ever-present cowboy hat, he’d rather be out working with his beloved tractor mower than be doing anything else.
Bubba was one of those special people who could light up a room with his smile. His friendly handshake and honest straightforwardness endeared him to all who knew him. Though he never married he had all of the devoted family members that any man could want. He especially loved his nieces and nephews very much, and they in turn loved him equally as much. He also knew and loved his Lord, who, on that Thursday morning, took Bubba by the hand and led him home.