EDWARDS — a son, Bryson Walter, 9 lbs. 1 oz., Dec. 4, 2011, to William and Sarah Priest Edwards, Cortland, N.Y.
VAN BENSCHOTEN — a daughter, Lane Genevieve, 6 lbs. 10 oz., Nov. 30, 2011, to Jason VanBenschotten and Justine Belles, 847 S. Main St., Groton, N.Y.
VAN GORDER — a son, Derek Jefferey 7 lbs. 7 oz., Nov. 18, 2011, to Rich and Jessica Brown Van Gorder, 5984 U.S. Route 11, Homer, N.Y.
MORRISON — Philamine “Fannie” Morrison, 89, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 6, 2011, in Denton, Texas. A memorial service will be held with her immediate family and close friends in Texas in January, followed by funeral services in the late spring in Cortland.
BEARD — Raymond S. Beard, 93, of The Villages, Fla., died Dec. 7, 2011. Burial will be in the Alexander Harper Cemetery in Unionville, Ohio. Arrangements are by Beyers Funeral Home in Lady Lake, Fla., and Behm Funeral Home in Geneva, Ohio.
KELLER — Thelma Keller, 87, of Stony Point N.Y., died Dec. 7, 2011. Services were held downstate.
LEONARD — Elsie Leonard, of Tully, N.Y., died Nov. 20, 2011. A springtime memorial service will be scheduled at the Tully Community Church. Arrangements were by the Stockbridge Funeral Home, Exeter, N.H.
MOORE — Arthur Glenn Moore, 86 of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Dec. 7, 2011, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Georgetown. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at Smith Funeral Home.
FERRARO — Lillian Ferraro, of Groton, N.Y., died Dec. 6, 2011, at Cayuga Medical Center. Services will be at noon Saturday at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church, 211 Main St., Lopez, Pa. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton, followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m.
MUDGE — Gladys M. Mudge, 72, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 4, 2011. At Glady’s request there are no services.
FOX — Dick Fox, 68, of Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 2011, at Upstate Medical University. There will be no public services. Memorial condolences for the family may be left at www.DonaldLBarberFuneralHome.com
HASKINS — James Haskins, 49, of Smith Road in Canandaigua, N.Y., died Dec. 5, 2011, at F.F. Thompson Hospital. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m Saturday at Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 137 Main St., Candor. A 2 p.m. celebration of life will follow at the funeral home. Local arrangements are under the care of Fuller Funeral Home, Inc.
SPICER — Carla Jean Spicer, 53, of Lisle N.Y., died Dec. 2, 2011, at her home. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. There will be a small reception afterwards at the Killawog Fire Station.
SURETTE — Gerald (Jerry) Maynard Surette, 75, died Dec. 2, 2011, at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y. Services will be at noon on Dec. 17 at the Interfaith Center on Prospect Terrace, Cortland. A reception will follow at the SUNY Cortland Alumni House on Tompkins Street.
GILLETTE — Emmett Gillette, 82, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 1, 2011. At Emmet’s request there are no services. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
MEIDEN — Jules M. Meiden, 77, of Peruville Road, Groton, N.Y., died Nov. 24, 2011 at Cayuga Medical Center.
SALISBURY — Emmett Gordon Salisbury, 60, of Truxton, N.Y., died at the home of his sister. There will be a celebration of his life from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion on Tompkins Street, Cortland.
SLOAN — Edna Maida Christina Erb Sloan, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 2011, at her home. At the request of the family no services are planned.
GILLETTE — Emmitt Gillette, 82, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 1, 2011. At Emmit’s request there are no services. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
HEFFRON — Bruce M. Heffron, 82, of 5076 state Route 281, Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 2, 2011, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial will follow in Virgil Rural Cemetery, Virgil. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
KERR — Ruth S. Kerr, 90, of Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 2, 2011. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Church. A complete obituary will follow in the Cortland Standard. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
NYE — William L. Nye, 65, of Harford, N.Y., died Dec. 3, 2011, at the Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
PARKE — David Johnston Parke, 88, long a resident of Cortland, N.Y., died Nov. 28, 2011. No services are planned at this time.