Boonville- Thomas E. Randall, 63 passed away suddenly November 10, 2019.

He was born February 7, 1956 in Rome, NY a son of William and Dorothy Murray Randall. He grew up in Constableville and attended South Lewis High school. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1974-77. Upon his honorable discharge he joined the Steel Workers Union, working in several states. Tom then worked for Oneida Limited, Georgia Pacific and Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper for many years. He also had his own logging and excavation business and then returned to the steel workers union for the past 10 plus years where he retired earlier this year. Tom was a hard worker, had a generous nature and free spirit. In his spare time you would find him cruising on his 1100cc Shadow and having a cold beer. He loved his family with all his heart and soul. Rest easy Tom, we love and miss you.

Surviving are his children, Thomas II and Becky Randall, Boonville, two daughters, Regina and Chad Malone, Lowville and Salym Winter and significant other, Cosmos Craston, Jacksonville, Fl; five grandchildren, Thomas, Colin and Shaylagh Randall, Carter and Stella Malone; four sisters, Patricia and Dave VanDerlinden, Boonville, Carol and Larry Cole, Boonville, Joyce and Mike Smith, North Carolina and Nancy and Robert Royce, Blossvale; brother, William Randall and significant other, Jim Oswald, Poughkeepsie, NY; a special friend, Vikie Koraus whom he loved and cherished for her love and kind caring heart; also surviving is a brother-in-law, John Higby, Constableville; several nieces and nephews and friends, Jeff and Jason Wolf and Eveylen Konopka. Tom was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Janet Higby.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be celebrated from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy please go to

Boonville- Karl R. Kranbuhl, 79, passed away suddenly at Sunset Nursing Home with his beloved wife and family by his side on November 11, 2019.

He was born in Boonville on April 27, 1940, a son of Albert J. and Louella H. Phillips Kranbuhl. He married Mary Ann Marshall on October 16, 1965 at the Trinity Episcopal Church by the bride’s father. The couple recently celebrated 54 years of marriage. Karl was employed for Jeff Scherz Construction and the Town of Boonville for 30 years retiring in 1995. Karl spent many special hours at his hunting camp in Forestport. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsmen and a big fan of the New York Yankees, the New England Patriots, S.U. Basketball and Adirondack High School Sports. He also enjoyed woodworking. Karl had a great love for his nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife Mary Ann; five children, Kerri and Dave King, John and Joy Kranbuhl, Mollie and Lyn Denslow, Penny Kranbuhl and Ben Felshaw and Tom Kranbuhl; his best furry friend, Tucker; one brother, Douglas Kranbuhl and special nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, one sister, Venita Muha and two brothers, Newell J. and Albert Fred Kranbuhl- his best friend.

Karl’s family would like to thank the Sunset Staff and especially C-Wing and Melissa Stouffer who made our days so much easier with all of her loving care shown to Karl. He was the heart and soul of our family, we will miss and love you always.

In keeping with Karl’s wishes services will be private for the family. Spring interment will be in Boonville Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Rome Humane Society, 6247 Lamphear Road, Rome, NY 13440. Arrangements entrusted to Mills Funeral Home, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy please go to

GLENFIELD - Gordon E. Peebles, 86, died early Sunday morning, November 10, 2019 at Samaritan Medical Center with his family at his side.
Mr. Peebles was born on September 20, 1933 in Rodman the son of the late Dwayne and Helen Louise (Kessler) Peebles. He married Eleanor Schneider, mother of his children, September 1956 and their marriage ended in divorce. 
He married Marguerite E. (Jordan) Dorrity on July 24, 1976 at Forest Presbyterian Church Rev. John K. Sharp, officiating. Their marriage was later blessed at St. John’s Catholic Church. Maggie died on February 21, 2006. 
Gordon was employed by Teal's Express, Inc. in Watertown where he retired from. Gordon and Maggie owned and operated Keystone Manor Bed & Breakfast in Glenfield where they made their home.
He is survived by his five children, Mitch G. (Sue) Peebles; Jeffery E. (Cynthia Bache) Peebles; Kathy A. (Christopher) Cole; Laurie E. (David) Maggio; Penny S. (Kenneth Roussel) Urquhart; his stepchildren, Bertha Dorrity; Ronald L. (Mary) Dorrity; Terry L. (Ann) Dorrity; Dale P. Dorrity; his 12 grandchildren and  9 great grandchildren; his two brothers, Kenneth, and Donald Peebles.
Gordon is predeceased by his step sons, Douglas Dorrity and Harold J. Dorrity Jr., three brothers, Carl, Robert and Richard Peebles.
Gordon was a member of the Teamster Union, Mad River Hunting Club, and served as Councilman for Town of Martinsburg.
The funeral will be at the Sundquist Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 13th at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Mr. James W. Chaufty, Deacon, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, November 12th from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Gordon’s family would like to invite everyone to a luncheon at The Central Hotel, Glenfield, following the funeral service.
Memorials in Gordon’s name may be made to: Parents of Special Children, Inc., Attn: Theresa Familo, 7 Morrill Place, Fulton, NY 13069; in honor of his grandson, Adam.

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REMSEN - Eleanor M. Miller, 82, passed peacefully from this world on November 11, 2019, with family at her side.


Born in Newport, NY on January 8, 1937, Eleanor was the daughter of George P. and Dorothy (Blackman) Cook. A graduate of Poland High, she married Robert “Bobby” Miller on March 19, 1966. Eleanor worked as a bartender in several local establishments as well as at General Electric and Rite-Aid before dedicating her efforts to the paving business she managed with her husband, from which they both retired. Eleanor and Bobby lived in Prospect, NY for many years before moving to Remsen.


A loving mother of four and devoted grandmother of seven, she liked gardening and was active in her local card league. She was a long-time member of the Prospect and later the Boonville United Methodist Church.

Eleanor is survived by her husband Robert, children, Cindy and Kerry Cross, Remsen, Michael and Sheila Piseck, Trenton, Elizabeth Hart, Remsen, and Robin and Robert Carey, Oriskany, brothers Larry and Jack Cook, as well as her grandchildren Michael, Ryan, Shawn, Ty, Michael Craig, and Danielle. She was predeceased by her brothers Paul and Harold Cook and her granddaughter Ashley Cross.


Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St, Boonville. Funeral services will be celebrated at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday at 11 a.m. with interment at Prospect Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in her name may be made to Remsen Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 299, Remsen, New York 13438 or STaR Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 409, Remsen, NY 13438.


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CASTORLAND- Carol J. Wakefield, 83, of State Route 126, Castorland passed away on Friday morning, November 8, 2019 at Lewis County General Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, Naumburg with Rev. Tracy Cook officiating. There will be no calling hours. Burial will follow in Castorland Union Cemetery. A gathering at the Lowville VFW will immediately follow the burial . All are welcome. Any food donations may be taken directly to the Lowville VFW on Thursday evening or Friday morning starting at 10:00 a.m.

Contributions may be made in Carol’s name to the Lewis County Hospital Foundation, in C/O Palliative Care Room, 7785 N. State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Henry J. and Lee Wakefield, of Liverpool, Jayne and Daniel Juby of Castorland, Paula and Leonard Juby of Castorland, Barbara Bowers and Matthew Paige of Copenhagen, Linda and Steven Barrett of Ridgeway, VA; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Sheila Moore of Memphis, TN; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Juanita Moore and Mae Scherer, both of Rochester, and Lucy Moore of Baldwinsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Henry E. Wakefield, who died on March 25, 2019; 7 brothers, Charles, Paul, Mark, Earl, Lyle, Murray, and Francis Moore.

Carol was born on December 27, 1935 in Oxbow, NY, a daughter of the late Murray and Pauline Storie Moore. She graduated from West Carthage High School in 1952. On September 5, 1953, she married Henry E. Wakefield at the Lowville United Methodist Church with Rev. Williams officiating. She raised her family and later worked for Grants Department Store in Lowville for three years. She also provided child care, and sitting with the elderly.

She was a longtime member of Beaver Valley United Methodist Church, Naumburg.

Carol enjoyed knitting, sewing and quilting. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

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