Boonville- Nellie May Gallaway, 92, of Echo Lake Road, wife of Clarence, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019, while surrounded by the loving care of her husband and family, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville.


Nellie May was born on July 4, 1927, on Echo Lake Road, near Boonville, a daughter of Warren and Eve Van Buskirk Williamson. Her younger life was spent on Buck Hill, near North Western, where she received her education at a rural school near North Western and at Boonville Central School. Later Mrs. Gallaway was employed for many years on the cafeteria staff at Holland Patent Central School, Holland Patent. Before moving to her present home in 1991, the couple lived on Smith Road, Town of Floyd for more than 25 years.


On October 30, 1948, Nellie May was united in marriage to the love of her life, Clarence R. Gallaway, at First Presbyterian Church of Rome. Together they enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Alaska. Along their travels Nellie May and Clarence were known for their love square dancing. Nellie also enjoyed berry picking, gardening and using her talented seamstress abilities. For many winters the couple lived in Arizona and in Florida. Where ever Nellie was, she greatly enjoyed swimming.


In addition to her husband of 70 years, Nellie is survived by two sons, William R. Gallaway, Bernard’s Bay, NY, Warren B. (Anna) Gallaway, Marcy, NY. She was predeceased by a son, Ronald Keith Gallaway. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Dawn Gallaway, Kerry Holloway, Lisa (Andrew) Kuhlmann, Amy (Duane) Germond, Jr. and Paula (Robert) Hernandez, thirteen great grandchildren, Stacey, Alexa, Luke, Kaitlyn, Nicole, Andrew, Matthew, Julianna, Duane, III, Hope, Emily, Alex and Zander, and one great great granddaughter, Autumn and many nieces and nephews. Nellie was predeceased by a brother, Howard and by a sister, Marcella.




Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Monday, July 15, at 5:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Redeeming Love Fellowship Church, 9011 State Route 365, Stittville, NY 13469, or to Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy Street, Boonville, NY 13309.

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

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\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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