BADEN — a son, Gavin Michael, 7 lbs. 4 oz., Oct. 15, 2008, to Jonathan and Melissa Hudecek Baden, Bridgewater, N.J. The father is a former Homer resident.
BARNHART — a son, Luke Joseph, 7 lbs. 4 oz., Oct. 21, 2008, to Michael and Shelley Oliver Barnhart, Marathon, N.Y.
LUCAS — a daughter, Nellie Elizabeth, 9 lbs. 4 oz., Oct. 13, 2008, to David and Jodi Argyle Lucas, 195 Central Ave., Cortland, N.Y.
MATTIX — a daughter, Nora Abigail, 7 lbs. 13 oz., Oct. 25, 2008, to Peter Emmett and Sarah Jean Wrisley Mattix, 12 Warren St., Homer, N.Y.
ORAM — a son, Colton Michael, 8 lbs. 3 oz., Oct. 23, 2008, to Andrew and Blythe Brown Oram, 1643 State Route 221, Marathon, N.Y.
JONES —Lawrence A. “Larry” Jones, 72, of Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 30, 2008, at University Hospital in Syracuse. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Monday with a service to begin at noon at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland. Burial will follow in the Cortland Rural Cemetery.
CARR — Edward E. “Bud” Carr, 51, of 170 Lafayette Road, Cortland, N.Y., (McLean) died Oct. 29, 2008, at his residence after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial will follow in McLean Rural Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a reception at the McLean Fire Station following the funeral and burial.
DRISCOLL — Greg Driscoll, 59, of Brick Church Road, Union Springs, N.Y., died unexpectedly Oct. 29, 2008, at his home. There are no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are with the Shurtleff Funeral Home, Genoa.
CRUIKSHANK — Milton A. Cruikshank, 72, of North Pitcher, N.Y., died Oct. 28, 2008. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus. Burial will be in NorthPitcher Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.
POTTER — Barrett George Potter, of Alfred, N.Y., died Oct. 22, 2008, in hospice care at St. James Mercy Hospital, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in the Alfred Rural Cemetery at the family’s convenience.
WILSON — Katherine L. Wilson, 68, of 1196 Dryden Road, Ithaca, N.Y., died Oct. 23, 2008, at the Cayuga Medical Center of Ithaca. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the GrotonAssembly of God Church. Private burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church prior to the funeral.
GUERNSEY — Louis R. Guernsey, who resided in Florida, died Oct. 15, 2008, at home. Burial will be in Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander, in the spring.
NEWMAN — Beverly Ames Newman of Tully, N.Y., died at Crouse Hospital Oct. 25, 2008. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tully United Community Church, 5872 Meetinghouse Road, Tully, with a memorial service to follow. Graveside services will be private.
DAWSON — Leon F. Dawson, 88, of Dawson Road, Cortland, N.Y., died Oct. 25, 2008, at the Cortland Care Center. A funeral service will at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, with Mrs. Kathy Young presiding. Interment will follow in the East Homer Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service.