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Death and Birth Notices

CUMMINGS — Leona V. Brown Cummings, 82, of Groton, N.Y., died Dec. 26, 2013, at the Groton Nursing Facility. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton. A celebration of her life will follow the visitation at 3 p.m.
HULSLANDER — Donald (Skip) Hulslander died. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Dryden Veterans Home, Route 13, Dryden, at 2 p.m. Jan. 4.
PORTZLINE — Dennis W. Portzline, 65, of Doxer-Foxcroft, Maine, and formerly of Groton, N.Y., died Dec. 25, 2013, at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Zirbel Funeral Home, Groton.

CUMMINGS — Leona V. Brown Cummings, 82, of Cortland, N.Y., formerly of Groton, died Dec. 26, 2013, at the Groton Nursing Facility. Friends may call 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday with a service to follow at 3 p.m. at the Zirbel Funeral Home, 115 Williams St., Groton.
DRAKE — Claude Drake Jr., 76, died Dec. 26, 2013, at Cortland Regional Medical Center. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.
SPENCER — Laura Spencer, 91, formerly of Homer, N.Y., died Dec. 14, 2013, in Durham, N.C. A memorial service will be at the Homer United Methodist Church and Croasdaile Village shortly after the holiday season.

DEMBECK — Alfred W. Dembeck 84, of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2013, in Cortland Regional Medical Center. There are no calling hours or services.
RAINBOW — Elizabeth M. Rainbow, 87, of DeRuyter, N.Y. died Dec. 21, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Church, DeRuyter. Burial services will be delayed until spring in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Friends may call 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter.
WILLIAMS — J. Burdette, “Burt” Williams, 87, of Benson, Ariz., and formerly of Cortland, N.Y., died Dec. 15, 2013. In lieu of services, please send a card or note with your favorite memory to his wife, Betty Williams, 6232 Hill Court, Rio Vista, TX 76093.
YOUMANS — Thelma O. Youmans, 96, formerly of Whitney Point and Dryden, N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2013, at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, followed by a service at noon at Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden. Burial, delayed until spring, will be in Riverside Cemetery, Whitney Point.

MORSE — William “Bill” Morse, 68, of DeRuyter, N.Y., died Dec. 13, 2013 at the Cortland Regional Medical Center. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral Home, DeRuyter. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
WILD — Betty J. Wild, 82, of Homer, N.Y. died Dec. 22, 2013, in Cortland Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be at McGraw Cemetery in the spring.
YOUMANS — Thelma O. Youmans, 96, formerly of Whitney Point and Dryden, N.Y., died Dec. 23, 2013. Perkins Funeral Home, Dryden, has arrangements.

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