Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Sagetown Cemetery, Town of Southport, Chemung County, NY
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
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Sagetown Cemetery Listing 1973

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 
Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice ( 

Sagetown Cemetery Obituaries

Beloved Daughter, Wife, and Mother.  Age 51 of Annandale, Va died on Friday, January 28, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY.  Melody was born November 11, 1953 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Arnold and Elaine Janice Kinner Bliss.  She married Henry M. Forson for time and eternity on January 28, 1977 at the Washington, D.C. Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Melody is survived by her husband Henry M. Forson; daughters and son-in-law; Elizabeth J. & Sterling Gawthrop and Amanda H. Forson; her parents; Arnold & Elaine Janice Kinner Bliss; her brother and sister-in-law James and Carol Bliss and their sons Joseph and Matthew Bliss; her sister Kimberly Potter and her son Mason Potter.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Church following calling hours at 11 am.  Interment will be in the Sagetown Cemetery on Dutch Hill Road in the Town of Southport, NY.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Borad St., Horseheads, NY.      (ESG)

Age 80, of Pine City, NY, Friday, December 16, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Arleigh is survived by his wife, Doris V. Criss.  Predeceased by his son, Philip L. Criss in 1943.  He is also survived by sons and daughter-in-law; Eugene R. and Mary Criss Sr. of Elmira, David Arleigh Criss of Pine City, NY; grandchildren: Eugene Criss Jr., Brian and Rose Criss and Benjamin Criss; great-grandchildren: Heather Criss; very special nephew and niece: Robert and Elsie Wheeler Sr. of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. Arleigh was a retired employee of Westinghouse Corp. with 25 years of service.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm with funeral and committal service there Tuesday at 11:00 am.  Pastor Alex Roducz will officiate.  Interment Sagetown Cemetery, Pine City, NY.    (ESG)

CRISS - Eugene D. Criss - Eugene D. Criss, 55, late of Pine City, died Sunday night in Elmira. He is survived by five children, Mrs. Lee Kinner of Millerton, Pa., Clair, Arleigh, Beatrice, and Clifford at home. Mr. Criss was a farmer and stone mason by trade. The funeral will be held in the Webb Mills M. E. Church Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. E.A. Premru will officiate. Burial in the Sagetown Cemetery.

Helen Balling, age 84 of Pine City, NY, died Tuesday, October 7, 2003, peacefully at home.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Robert Farwell of Pine City, NY; granddaughters Jacqueline Farwell Crowley of Pine City, NY, Janice Farwell of Doylestown, Pa, Maureen (Douglas) Bracher of Freehold, NJ and Theresa (James) Sinisko of Brodheadsville, Pa; also survived by numerous great-grandchildren.  Helen was predeceased by her husband, Lester Balling; brothers Harold, Howard and Harry Deery; sisters Hazel Peterson and Fonda Vanderpoel.  Helen was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home on Thursday, October 9, 2003, from 7 to 9 pm with Funeral and Committal Service there Friday at 11 am.  The Rev. Ann Cassler officiating.  Interment will take place in Sagetown Cemetery, Pine City, NY, at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may make memorials to Meals-On-Wheels of Chemung County, 150 Fox St., Elmira, NY 14901 or the Chemung County Office of Aging, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

WOOD, Nathan N. Dec.2 ( no year)
Nathan N. Wood, one of the oldest residents of this place, died at 4:45 P.M. Sunday of a complication of diseases. He had been an invalid for some time. He is survived by his wife , Anna Wood, who is in the State Hospital for the insane at Binghamton; two brothers, Hiram and Truman, one sister and two sons, Fred and William both of this place, besides several grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Civil War. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 pm., at the Sagetown school house. Burial was in Sagetown Cemetery. (Joyce, This is my ggrandfather. I think there is a mistake here. My ggrandmother was, Martha Jane Appleton.)

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