December 1, 2021

Deaths and births for the week of Jan. 6-11, 2020

Jan. 11, 2020

Deaths

BROWN — Derek M. Brown, 32, of Cortland, died Jan. 8, 2020. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. before the funeral service.

NICHOLSON — William E. Nicholson, 89, of Truxton, died Jan. 6, 2020. There will be no calling hours or services.

Births

HOTALING — A son, Lucas Russell Hotaling, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, born Dec. 12 to Andrea Bilodeau Hotaling and Frank Hotaling Jr., of Solon, at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, Cortland.

Jan. 10, 2020

Deaths

COSTLEY — Eden Lee “Red” Costley, 84, died Jan. 8, 2020. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to the 4 p.m. service time Sunday at Sunset Memorial Services LLC, Whitney Point.

PAYNE — Arthur W. Payne, 89, of Marathon, died Jan. 6, 2020. The family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. until service time at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Services LLC, 2659 Main St., Whitney Point.

POTTER — Betty R. (McMahon) Potter, 86, of Willet, died Jan. 8, 2020. The family will receive friends at the Marathon Memorial Chapel, 4071 State Route 221, Marathon, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be no formal funeral service at this time. A graveside committal service will be held at the Marathon Cemetery at a later time.

WILLSEY — Gordon R. Willsey, 82, of Freeville, died Jan. 7, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and a full obituary will run next week. Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jan. 9, 2020

Deaths

KANE — Donald Kane, 92, of Cortland and formerly of Groton, died Jan. 6, 2020. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret’s Church, 14 Copeland Ave., Homer. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

NEWHART — Veda A. Newhart, 82, of Cortland Park and formerly of West Dryden, died Jan. 7, 2020. Private graveside services and interment in Willow Glen Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.

PAYNE — Arthur W. Payne, 89, of Marathon, died Jan. 6, 2020. The family will receive friends from 3:30 p.m. until service time at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Services, 2659 Main St., Whitney Point.

POTTER — Betty R. Potter, 86, of Willet, died Jan. 8, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Marathon Memorial Chapel, Marathon.

Jan. 8, 2020

Deaths

JOHNSON — Rodney A. Johnson, 76, of Groton, died Jan. 5, 2020. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

McGORY — Bertha “Bert” McGory, 90, of Dryden, died Jan. 3, 2020. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. A reception and time of remembrance will be held immediately following at the McLean Community Church.

RIPLEY — Leighton M. Ripley, 90, of McGraw, died Jan. 6, 2020. Memorial services, with military honors, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the McGrawville Baptist Church, McGraw. The family will be present to receive friends at the church from 2 p.m. until the start of Saturday’s 4 p.m. service. Burial will be at a later date in McGraw Cemetery.

Jan. 7, 2020

Deaths

FITZGERALD — Corneilous R. Fitzgerald Jr. died Jan. 3, 2020. A memorial of life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Homer Community Building behind the Homer Fire Station.

MILLER — Paul L. Miller, 90, formerly of McLean Road, Cortland, died Jan. 5, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home, 5016 U.S. Route 11, Homer. Calling hours will be from 6 p.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home. Interment in Virgil Cemetery will be delayed until spring.

MOORE — Shirley J. Moore, 94, of Cortland, died Jan. 4, 2020. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland.

RIPLEY — Leighton M. Ripley, 90, of McGraw, died Jan. 6, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus.

Jan. 6, 2020

Deaths

MILLER — Paul L. Miller, 90, formerly of McLean Road, Cortland, died Jan. 5, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.

SPANGENBURG — Betty J. Spangenburg, 85, of Cortland, has died. A spring graveside service at the McGrawville Cemetery will be announced by the Wright-Beard Funeral Home. There are no services at this time.