Boonville – Margaret Casey Wetzel, 69, of Potato Hill Road passed away July 8, 2019 at home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Boonville, NY on December 1, 1949 a daughter of John H. and Frances Strobel Casey. Margaret grew up on the Osceola Road, West Leyden and graduated from West Leyden High School in 1968. She moved to Syracuse where she was employed as a secretary for various companies. She married Larry Wetzel on May 22, 1971 at the Rome Lutheran Church. The couple moved to Dayton, Ohio where they raised their family, a son Troy and a daughter Tonya. Margaret was employed as a billing clerk at a local hospital while living in Dayton. Her husband, Larry who was on active duty in the Air Force passed away in 1981. In 2015 Margaret moved to Boonville where she made her home with her sister, Joan Smith. She enjoyed spending time with her family and reading.

Surviving are her children, Troy and Jacque Wetzel and Tonya Wetzel, all of Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; five sisters, Janet Lehman, Brewerton, Jane (Gordon) Abel, Kirkville, Joan Smith, Boonville, Mary (Ed) Fynmore, Boonville and Ruth C. Loomis, Turin; two brothers, Karl (Carol) Casey, Haines City, Fla. and Georg Casey, Elizabethton, Tenn. She was predeceased by a brother Jack Casey in 1978.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions can be to the American Cancer Society. For an online message of sympathy please go to

Lowville\Turin- William {Bill} Jackson, 83, lovingly known as Sonny, passed away on July 5, 2019 at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville surrounded by his family.

He was born in Greig, N.Y. on March 29, 1936 a son of William Andrew and Helen Irene Brown Jackson. He grew up in Turin and graduated from Port Leyden High School in the Class of 1954. Sonny entered the Army after graduating and served in the 505th Missile Battalion. He was honorably discharged in 1956. From 1956-57 he was a telegrapher for the Rail Road System. In 1957 he gained employment with Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in Lyons Falls, retiring as a supervisor in 1990. He married Patricia Hoffman on June 25, 1960 at St. Martins Catholic Church, Port Leyden. The couple settled in Turin where they raised their family. Sonny was a rural mail carrier for the Turin Post office and a custodian for South Lewis Central School for several years. He also sharpened blades, a business he greatly enjoyed. Sonny also enjoyed downhill skiing, bowling, golf and playing cards.

Surviving are his loving wife Patricia; three daughters and two sons in law, Kathleen Jackson, of Culpeper VA. , Theresa and William Croneiser, Turin and Lori and Robert Hastwell, Boonville; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Beverly J. Smith in 2017.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 3 pm at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post St. Boonville with Rev. Lawrence Marullo officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Port Leyden. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, Constableville, N.Y. For an online message of sympathy please go to

GLENFIELD-Harold P. Moody, 75, of Austin Road, Lowville, died early Sunday morning, June 30, 2019, at his home, under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Beaches Bridge Cemetery with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, officiating. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. A luncheon at the Lowville VFW, will immediately follow the graveside service. Any food donations may be taken directly to the Lowville VFW any time after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

He is survived by his wife, Nora; his children, Harold Peter Moody Jr. and his companion Tammy Hudson of Glenfield, Paula J. and Todd Bates of Gouverneur; four grandchildren, Ashleigh Rene McCauley, Taylor Kimberleigh Moody, Kayleigh Amber Moody, and Jackson Oliver Bates; two great- grandchildren, Leionni Tiffany Battle and Malia Haven Battle; his siblings, Raymond and Sandy Moody of Lowville; John and Linda Moody of Carthage; Barbara and Doug Cobb of Fairfield, NJ; Mary Card of Watertown; Joan and John Lorow of Lowville; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by two brothers, David Moody and Ernest Moody.

Harold was born on December 14, 1943 in Lowville, a son of the late Edward and Daisy Northrup Moody. He attended country school in Harrisburg and Lowville Academy and worked on area farms. On July 6, 1963, he married Nora E. Foote at the Lowville United Methodist Church with Rev. Malabar, officiating. He worked for AMF and Payne Jones in Lowville. He was a self-taught carpenter and worked for Harold Loukes for several years before going to work for Kraft Foods in Lowville for 25 years, retiring in 1998. Harold owned and operated his own construction company, Bull and Haul Builders, constructing many barns, garages, porches, camps, and re-modeling many homes throughout the area.

Harold was a member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912 Auxiliary. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. He loved his children and grandchildren. His second home was Lloyd’s of Lowville. He also loved spending time on the hill at camp. Dad was a tough love parent with his children, which taught us to do the same.

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Lee Center- Kenneth Michael Rivers, 58, of Lee Center, a former longtime resident of the Millers Woods Road, Boonville, passed away suddenly in Utica, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. He was born in Rome, on January 3, 1961, a son of Thomas Kenyon and Patricia Rivers. Ken grew up in Boonville, where he received his education at Adirondack Central School, later earning his GED. He was employed at Nash Metal and at Spargo Wire Co. both of Rome, before self-employment in small engine repair.


Ken is survived by his children, Patricia, Leslie, Brittany and Matthew; his step father, Thomas T. Kenyon, Boonville; two brothers, Kevin Duvelow, and Victor Duvelow, both of Utica and his friends, William and Johanne Depan, Lee Center and a longtime girlfriend, Mary Cavanaugh and her children, Trinity and Christian, of Rome and who Ken considered to be his own. Kenneth was predeceased by his mother, Patricia Rivers, in 1998.


Relatives and friends are invited to attend services on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc, Boonville with interment to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville. There are no calling hours. Ken loved animals; memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Rome, P.O. Box 4572, Rome, NY 13440.

LOWVILLE – Betty Martin Blanchard Hoag, 90, of Hoch Road, Lowville, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at her home, under the loving care of her family and Lewis County Hospice.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., 5702 Waters Road, Lowville, with Pastor Wayne Arnold, officiating. Burial will be in the Beaches Bridge Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Lewis County Humane Society, P.O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

Betty is survived by her children and their spouses, Dara and Ed Tracy of Garrattsville, Traci and John Allen of Carthage, Shane and Pam Hoag of Lowville; eight grandchildren; Jon and Mindy Tracy, Edward Tracy, Sarah and Clint Thompson, Karen and Eric Quina, Matthew and Sarah Hoag, Shane Perry Hoag, Heather and Brandon Wensel, Amber and Vincent Honorato; eight great-grandchildren Gavin Tracy; Ethan and Owen Wagner; Piper and Annalise Thompson; Cora and Gabriel Hoag; Kaitlyn Wensel; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband William Hoag; a brother Royal Blanchard; two sisters, Thelma Bongiovanni; Wanda Phifter; a granddaughter, Rebecca Wagner.

Mrs. Hoag was born in Mayfield, N.Y. on December 28, 1928, a daughter of the late Fredrick and Laura Trevet Martin. She was raised by William and Irene Blanchard. Betty was baptized at West Oneonta Baptist Church. She graduated from Morris Central School. She married William Bert Hoag in Morris Methodist Church on October 4, 1947.She was a member of the Morris Methodist Church. Betty and her husband William lived in Morris until 1970, they moved to Lowville, due to William’s job change. Betty was a missionette leader at the Assembly of God Church which she attended in Lowville. She was also a foster mother for many years. Betty loved and enjoyed her pet Kitty Cat for many years. She enjoyed camping, flower gardening, puzzles, bird watching, bingo and doing crafts. She loved to go on bus trips.

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