Death and Birth Notices

BRANNON — Marion Brannon, 85, died March 28, 2011. Cremation was arranged by Perkins Funeral Home in Dryden. Interment will be in North Loup, Neb., cemetery at a later time. A memorial service is being planned for a future date.
BROWN — David C. Brown, 62, of Marathon, N.Y., died March 29, 2011. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Marathon American Legion, Route 11, Marathon.
CLOUGH — Vernon P. Clough, 68, of E. Freetown, N.Y., died April 1, 2011. A memorial service will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, N.Y., at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.
GATES — Hallie A. Gates, 97, formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died March 30, 2011. A memorial service will be held in Cortland at a later date.

COURT — Bertrand Alonzo “Bert” Court, 89, of Hinman Road, Cortland, N.Y. (town of Summerhill), died March 31, 2011, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave., Groton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.

ATTLESON — Sheila Jeanne Attleson, 46, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 29, 2011. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday, with a funeral to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., Cortland, N.Y. Burial will be at the Cortland Rural Cemetery.
CONGDON — Ronald W. “Ron” Congdon, 70, a native of Cortland, N.Y., died March 28, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday at Creative Faith Ministries in Colorado Springs.

BROHARD — William G. Brohard Sr., 87, of Copeland Avenue, Cortland, N.Y., died March 28, 2011, in the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Donald L. Barber Funeral Home.
KNICKERBOCKER — A memorial service for Sarah Ripley Knickerbocker, 100, who died Jan. 28, 2011, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dresserville Bible Baptist Church, Dresserville, N.Y. Burial will be later in the spring at the Sand Hill Cemetery.

SKEELE — a daughter, Adelynn Alice, 8 lbs. 13 oz., March 21, 2011, to Matthew Skeele and Nicole VanDeuson, 90 River St., Cortland, N.Y.

PIERSON — Heather S. Pierson, 31, of Maple Avenue, Cortland N.Y., died March 26, 2011. A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, with a funeral at 11 a.m., at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland N.Y. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery, Homer, N.Y.

FAIRAND — Helen M. Fairand, 92, died March 27, 2011, at her home on Main Street in Freeville, N.Y. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing. Burial at Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden will be delayed.
FARRELL — Marie Braun Farrell died March 25, 2011, at Rex Hospital, Raleigh, N.C. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke’s Evangelist Catholic Church, 1233 Bayleaf Church Road, Raleigh, N.C. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, N.C.
TERRELL — Margaret Ellen Lear Terrell died March 4, 2011, at Pontiac Nursing Home, Oswego, N.Y. Services were held March 12 at the Herson Funeral Home. Burial at Frear Memorial Park is planned for mid- to late May.

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