March 23, 1944 - April 18, 2015

Constableville- Everett J. Knoblauch (Knobie), 71, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 in his home surrounded by his family after an eight month battle with cancer.

Everett was born in Johnstown, N.Y. on March 23, 1944, the son of Wellington Knoblauch and Philippa Gray. He attended Ephratah Elementary School and then attended Knox Jr. High in Johnstown, N.Y. Everett married Bessie M. Dillenbeck on December 26, 1963. In his early years he was employed at N.Y. Central Railroad in Selkirk, N.Y. as a crane operator. He then went to Dan Franklins Dairy in Nelliston, N.Y. and on to Glen and Mohawk in Fulton, N.Y. as a milk tank driver for ten years. In 1978 Everett and Bessie purchased a dairy farm in Constableville where they raised and enjoyed their family. Everett was a true trucker as later on he went back to independently driving tractor trailer for multiple companies while his family run the farm. After a few years he parked the truck and worked the farm.

Everett (Knobie) was known by all for his love of hunting. He would bring home the “big” buck every year and was always proud. Everett spent much of his hunting with his best friend and cousin Charles Knoblauch, who passed away in 2007 and great friend, Randy Barrows who passed in 2014. He also enjoyed his family and loved to “visit” with all.

Everett is survived by his wife, Bessie and their three children; Kim (Clifford) Hrim, Kenneth (Karen) Knoblauch and Dennis (BilllieJo) Knoblauch, all of Constableville; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren, who he loved with all his heart. He is also survived by his stepmother, Emma Knoblauch, Fort Plain; three sisters, Pandy Coso, Fay (John) Flanders and Robin Knoblauch; four brothers, Bill (Brenda) Gray, Steve (Sara) Gray, Allen Knoblauch and John Knoblauch; his mother-in-law, Armetta Dillenbeck; a “favorite” sister-in-law, Rebecca (Mike) DeSimone along with five brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Everett is predeceased by his parents, a brother-in-law, John Dillenbeck in 1982 and his father-in-law, Harland Dillenbeck in 2011.

Everett’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be held 10-12 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Lewis County Hospice. A gathering will be held at the Boonville V.F.W. after the funeral and food may be dropped off after 10am Tuesday.

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Robert Davis obit

November 6, 1936 to April 17, 2015

GLENFIELD – Robert J. Davis, 78, of Blue Street, Glenfield, died Friday afternoon, April 17, 2015 at Lewis County General Hospital.

The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville with Rev. Roger Croat, officiating, assisted by Rev. Bruce W. Chapman. Calling hours are from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Turin Cemetery. A luncheon at the Lowville VFW will immediately follow the burial. Any food donations may be taken to the Lowville VFW on Tuesday morning after 10:00 a.m. Contributions may be made to Glenfield United Methodist Church, Widmeyer St., Glenfield, NY 13343; or to 3-G Fire Department, P.O. Box 112, Glenfield, NY 13343.

He is survived by two brothers, David Davis of Boonville; and Clarence and Jean Davis of Glenfield; two sisters, Inez Briggs of Sandy Creek and Gladys Howard of Port Leyden; a sister-in-law, Joan Davis of Lowville; a special cousin, Carol Norris; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by two sisters, Alma Davis, who died at age 15, and Laura Korilla Davis, who died in infancy; four brothers and their wives, Ray & Evelyn, Herbert & Alma, Leonard & Inez and Lansing Davis. He is also predeceased by a sister-in-law, Chris Davis.

Robert was born on November 6, 1936 in Lyons Falls, NY, a son of the late James and Korilla VanAlstine Davis. He graduated General Martin High School in 1956. He joined the Army Reserves while in high school, and served from 1957 until being honorably discharged in 1959. Robert did farm work while in school, and worked for Elwin Rowell in Glenfield before going to work for Hall’s Ski Lift at Burdick’s Crossing. Mr. Davis continued to work with the company when they moved to Watertown in the early 1960’s, and retired from American Tramways of Watertown in 2002.

In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wood carving. In his youth he was a boy scout. Mr. Davis enjoyed embroidery, flower and vegetable gardening.

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August 12, 1914 - April 13, 2015

Boonville- Ruth V. Hughes, age 100, a long time resident of East Schuyler St., widow of Cleo, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabiliation Center, Boonville, where she had resided since March of 2015.

She was born in Remsen, on August 12, 1914, a daughter of C. Ray and May A. Humphrey Harvey. Ruth moved to Boonville, with her family in 1922, and graduated from Boonville High School, with the Class of 1932. There after she continued her education attending Tarkio College, Tarkio, MO, where she met her future husband, and love of her life, Cleo L. Hughes, whom she married on December 25, 1934, at the home of the bride, on Summit St. Boonville. In 1952, the couple moved to their present home. Ruth was owner and bookkeeper, first for C. Hughes Ford Motor Garage, in Boonville, and later for C. Hughes Hardware, also Boonville. Together, they operated their businesses and enjoyed a very adventurous life. Mr. Hughes died on December 18, 1979.

Mrs. Hughes was a 90 year member of the Boonville United Methodist Church, where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher for several years, taught in Vacation Bible School, was a member of United Methodist Women, and had served on various church boards. She was also a member of Salma Chapter OES, Boonville, Boonville Historical Club and she enjoyed reading.

Ruth is survived by two daughters, Mary Lucille (Guy) Bush, Edinburg, TX, and Nancy H. Scherz, Boonville; nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many great great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Young, Lincoln, NE, and Barbara Schweinsberg, Boonville. She was predeceased by sisters, Margaret Hays, Mary Wendt, and Rae Marcy and by one brother, Robert Harvey.

Her Funeral will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Boonville United Methodist Church, where Pastor Daniel Richter, will officiate. Interment will be later this spring in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville United Methodist Church.

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September 12, 1926 - April 17, 2015

NEW BREMEN - Elise L. Thomas, 88, formerly of State Route 812, died late Friday evening, April 17, 2015 at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility where she was a resident for a short time.

Mrs. Thomas was born September 12, 1926 in Galveston, Texas, the daughter of the late Lancelot C. and Christine (Thomas) Atwell. She married Robert F. Thomas on June 22, 1964 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Elise and Robert made their home on Rte. 812 in New Bremen. She was a home care aide for local patients and families. Robert died on February 2, 2007.

Per Elise’s wishes there will be no services. Her private burial will be in New Bremen Rural Cemetery.  For an on-line message of sympathy, please visit

September 29, 1959 - April 12, 2015

Boonville- Robert D. Marmon, Jr. passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, NYC, on September 29, 1959, and grew up in North Bablyon, LI, where he graduated from high school with the Class of 1977. While in high school he became an accomplished trumpet player, playing in the North Babylon High School Band. He furtherd his education by earning his Bachelor Degree as an Art Major, graduating in 1981, from Dowling College, Oakdale, Long Island.

Soon after he graduated from college, he moved to Port Leyden, NY., where he felt very much at home. For several years Mr. Marmon was employed in the finishing department at Ethan Allen Furniture Factory, Boonville, before a disabliity made it impossible to continue working. Before moving to Boonville, he had made his home with his maternal grandmother, Mary Marmon in Port Leyden.

Bob loved the North Counrty, where he greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and just sitting by the Moose River drawing and painting. He also enjoyed bowling.

Mr. Marmon was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Boonville Rod & Gun Club.

He is survived by one son and daughter in law, David and Amanda Marmon, Cold Brook; two grandchildren, Alexis and Mason, three sisters, Carolynne O'Neal, TN, Loraine Woodcock, MI, and Anne Marie Maloney, New York City. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert is also survived by his faithful canine companion, "Sammy" who he loved dearly.

His Funeral will be on Friday at 5 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where visitation hours will be from 2-5 p.m. on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central New York Chapter of AFSP, P.O. Box 283, Pheonix, NY 13135, or to the Dodge Pratt Northam Foundation for the Youth Summer Art Program.

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