Death and Birth Notices

RICE — The Rev. Ronald Floyd Rice, 78, of Otisco Valley, N.Y., died April 1, 2010, after a long illness. Friends may call at Rose Hill Baptist Church, 2609 Rose Hill Road, Marietta, from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday. Following calling hours, a funeral service will commence at 5 p.m. at the church. A burial service will be at Amber Cemetery at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
TALLMAN — Rose G. Tallman, 78, died March 31, 2010. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sempronius Firehouse, Route 41A, Sempronius. Interment will be at a later date at Sand Hill Cemetery in Dresserville.
TEICHERT — John Teichert, 96, died March 15, 2010, in Melbourne, Fla. Graveside services will be held in Savannah, Ga., at 11 a.m. April 10, at Bonaventure Cemetery.
SANDS — Jeremy M. Sands, 26, of Cortland, N.Y., died Jan. 26, 2010. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Glenwood Cemetery in Homer. Arrangements are with the Wright-Beard Funeral Home.

HOLMES — Mariah Rebecca Holmes, infant, of Truxton, N.Y., died March 28, 2010 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Patricks Cemetery, Truxton.
STANFIELD — Fannie (Dimperio) Stanfield, 90, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died March 28, 2010. A memorial Mass was held March 31 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Naples, Fla. Another serivce will be held in Cortland in July.
WARD — Jack Ward, 90, of Cortland, N.Y., died March 29, 2010, at his home in Cortland. Burial took place at the Cortland Rural Cemetery. In honoring Jack’s wishes there will be no calling hours or services.

CARRIER — Edith M. Spaulding Carrier died March 30, 2010. There will no calling hours, funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Briggs Hall Funeral Home, 11 North Main St., Homer. Burial will be at Cortland Rural Cemetery.
HIGGINS — Barbara Onalee Higgins, 84, of McGraw, N.Y., died March 31, 2010, at Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Barth Funeral Home, McGraw. Interment will be in Marathon Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday prior to the service.

CORL-PIERCE — Dorothy Louise Corl-Pierce, 82, died March 29, 2010, at the Cortland Care Center, Cortland, N.Y. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland.
HILL — Welbrey (Bill) A. Hill, 62, of Walpole Road, Groton, N.Y., died March 28, 2010. There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements are in the care of the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
LAVINE — Barbara R. Lavine, 73, of Mill St., Freeville, N.Y., died March 28, 2010, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Perkins Funeral Home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 55 West Main St., Dryden.

ANDERSON — Joyce Ann Currie Anderson died March 27, 2010. Memorial services for Joyce will be held at 3 p.m. April 11 at the First Baptist Church in South New Berlin and 2 p.m. April 18 at the Preble Congregational UCC Church in Preble. Friends may call at those churches one hour prior to the services.
SONNACCHIO — Mrs. Elia Sonnacchio, 95, of 17 Scammell St., Cortland, N.Y., died March 27, 2010 at Cortland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. Prayers of committal will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland.

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