October 21, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of July 15-20, 2019

July 20, 2019

Deaths

OLIVER — Edith Regina “Reggie” Oliver, 95, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Cortland, died July 17, 2019. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. July 27, at Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville, Va. Monaghan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VERGASON — Russell R. Vergason, of Newark Valley, died July 15, 2019. Sunset Memorial Services has the arrangements.

July 19, 2019

Deaths

BOSSARD-MORRISON — Lorena Bossard-Morrison, 63, of Cortland, died July 16. Friends and family can call between 4 and 6 p.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home in Cortland with a memorial service immediately following.

July 18, 2019

Deaths

BROWN — Charles “Charlie” Brown, 68, of Henrietta, formerly of Cortland, died July 16, 2019.

SPEICHER — Krista Marie Speicher, 31, died July 14, 2019. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A memorial service will be held at Wright-Beard at 1 p.m. Saturday.

July 17, 2019

Deaths

COATS — Betty J. Ellsworth Coats, 95, of Cortland, died. A calling hour will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday with a funeral service to begin at 3 p.m., at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.

DAVIS — Oscar Davis, Jr., 69, formerly of Cortland, died July 9, 2019. There are no services.

LOCKWOOD — Georgia Lockwood, 79, of Cortland, died July 14. A memorial service will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

SMITH — Martha Jane (Torrey) Smith, 81, formerly of Cortland, died July 14, 2019. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cortland Rural Cemetery.

July 16, 2019

Deaths

DEXTER — Gary A. Dexter, 75, of Cortland, died July 13, 2019. Services, with Marine Corps honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Elmwood Cemetery, Route 281, Preble. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 Route 11, Homer.

SMITH — Martha T. Smith, 81, died July 14, 2019. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, with a service at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. A full obituary will follow.

SMITH — Richard M. Smith, Sr., 59, of Tully, died July 14, 2019. A time of gathering will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. July 22 at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 Route 11, Homer.

WATTS — Douglas Watts, 60, of Cortland, died July 13, 2019. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

WHITE — Paul J. White, 80, formerly of Truxton, died July 14, 2019. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Hartwell Funeral Home, 461 Route 281, Tully, with a service to follow at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

July 15, 2019

Deaths

PIZZOLA — Frances A. Pizzola, 57, of Cortland, died July 12, 2019. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Church in Cortland. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Church.