W. LeRoy Guthrie
W. LeRoy (Roy) Guthrie, 79, went home to be with his Lord, Monday, Oct. 31, 2005.
Born in Williamsport on Oct. 23, 1926, he was the son of John and Florence Sellinger Guthrie.
Roy was a Marine veteran who served his country in WWII stationed in Guam and also the Korean Conflict.
He retired in 1985 after 38 years from Canada Dry, formerly Tom Boyle Bottling of Williamsport.
After his retirement, his hobby became his passion and he started a new career as a gospel magician. He performed many gospel magic shows in several states.
He was a member of the Korean War Veterans, The Fellowship of Christian Magicians and the International Magicians Society.
He loved his Lord and Savior and was a strong and faithful witness who actively attended both the Picture Rocks Baptist Church and the Hughesville Friends Church.
He is survived by his wife, the former Betty M. Pittenger with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage on July 2, 2005.
He is also survived by five children, Stephen (Linda) of Greenville, S.C., Donna (George) McGarvey of Hughesville, John (Dianne) of Muncy, James (Dorothy) of Montoursville and Cheri Guthrie of Muncy; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nephews; one niece; and one uncle, Gene Guthrie of Iowa.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Betty Walter and Eleanor Greenwill; one brother, Edgar Guthrie; and one grandson, Michael McGarvey.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Christopher Coakley and the Rev. Dan Cale, officiating. Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park with graveside military rites accorded by the Korean War Veterans. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Martha E. Campbell
Martha E. Campbell, 81, of Hughesville died Oct. 31, 2005 at Geisinger Medical Center.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Theodore (Ted) Campbell, who died Dec. 10, 1998.
Born on Dec. 2, 1923 in Sullivan County, she was a daughter of Charles Freece and Celia Elizabeth Vogt Hess.
Martha was retired from the former Boise-Cascade in Muncy. She was a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church and enjoyed playing bingo.
Surviving are a daughter, Carrie (Harvey) Breneisen of Hughesville; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carl (Connie) Campbell of Hillsgrove; seven grandchildren, Michael Campbell, Frank Campbell, Julie Rutledge, Lori Bitler, Leanne Reed, Donald Breneisen and Kevin Breneisen; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Martha is predeceased by two sons, Donald and Carl Campbell; two brothers, Henry and Carl Hess; and a sister, Celia Molyneux.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at McCarty-Thomas F.H., 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Revs. Bernard E. Elliot III, her pastor, and Robert E. Berger, pastor emeritus of the Hughesville Baptist Church, officiating. The family will provide the flowers and suggest any memorial contributions be sent to the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 53, Hughesville, PA 17737.
Hazel E. Van Horn
Hazel E. Van Horn, 98, of Hughesville, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, at her home.
Born July 30, 1907, she was a daughter of Clarence and Pearl Vanbuskirk Burkhart. Her husband of 30 years, Ralph Van Horn, died in 1957.
Hazel attended the Mapelton Community Church and enjoyed quilting and gardening. She was always a hard worker and had worked the family farm from 1937 until 1957.
Surviving are a daughter, M. Leota (James) OíConnor of Hughesville; three sons, Paul L. (Helen) Van Horn of Hughesville, Chalmer C. (Ruth Ann) Van Horn of Muncy and Roland R. (Doris) Van Horn of Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Kimber (Jane) Burkhart of Madison, N.Y.; a sister, Iva (Paul) McCoy of Muncy; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Hazel was preceded in death by her companion of 22 years, Luther Sanders; seven brothers, Harold (Buff) Burkhart, Ralph (Rook) Burkhart, Paul Burkhart, Kenneth Burkhart, Max Burkhart, Cloyd Burkhart and Glenn Burkhart; and two sisters, Dorothy Fenstermacher and Myrtle Welker.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with Pastor Max Walters officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Mapelton Community Center, Highland Lake Road, Hughesville, PA 17737 or Sun Home Hospice, P.O. Box 232, Northumberland, PA 17857.
Brett Meyer, 41, of 2797 Canfield Lane, Montoursville, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at his residence.
Born on Oct. 31, 1964 in Camp Hill, Pa., he was the son of Milton F. and Marie L. DíAmbrosio Meyer.
He is survived by his father of Loyalsock Township; a son, Evan A. Meyer, and daughter, Katie M. Meyer, both of Turbotville; two brothers, Craig and his wife Lynn Meyer of Loyalsock Township, Klayt Meyer of Williamsport; a sister Marchelle Meyer of DuBoistown; five nieces and nephews; and his girlfriend, Tina Emerick.
Brett enjoyed music and his children.
He was predeceased by a brother Kurt.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, with the Rev. Jonathan W. Baker officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends will be received on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Beulah M. Brown
Beulah M. Brown, 103, formerly of Edgewood Avenue, DuBoistown, and the Hillside Assisted Living Community, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, in Rose View Center.
Born Sept. 30, 1902, in Coalport, she was a daughter of Augustus and Betsy Peck Vaughn. She was a homemaker and was a member of St. Johnís-Newberry United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a brother Carl Vaughn (Gladys) of Williamsport, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Brown in 1968, a daughter Helen M. Wool in 2003, three sisters Helen Johnson, Thelma Vonada and Bernice Ulmer, and three brothers Merrill, Charles and Paul Vaughn.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Kraig L. Faust officiating. Burial will be held in Montoursville Cemetery. In keeping with Beulahís wishes, there will be no viewing.
Contributions in her name may be made to St. Johnís-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Frederick J. Karns
Frederick J. Karns, 60, of Dillsburg, died Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at York Hospital.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam war.
He was a founding member of Camp iT.
He is survived by his wife, Geralyn Karns; two sons, Jason of New Cumberland and Dan of Dillsburg; one brother, Richard of Rossville and a sister, Kathryn Lerew of Dillsburg.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Cocklin Funeral Home, Inc., 30 N. Chestnut St., Dillsburg. Viewing will be held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the building fund of the Dillsburg VFW, 22 Franklin St., Dillsburg, PA 17019 or the Armenia Snowmobile Club, PO Box 6, Sylvania, PA 16945.