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November 4th, 2011

James T. Payne, 63

November 4, 2011

James T. Payne, 63, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at home.
He was born Feb. 5, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Earl and Nellie (Hobba) Payne.

He was a mechanic.

Surviving relatives include a daughter, Melinda Pifer and husband Howard of Punxsutawney; two grandchildren, Hannah and Parker; two sisters, Theola Amundson of Punxsutawney and Maxine Novak of Wenonah, N.J.; and two brothers, Kenneth Payne of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and John Payne of Miami, Fla.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Payne; and a sister, Alva Hunter.

Eugene T. Walls, 81

November 4, 2011

Eugene T. Walls, 81, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Jefferson Manor Health Center in Brookville.

He was born July 20, 1930, in Big Run, a son of the late Clyde and Lydia (Craft) Walls.

Nov. 8, 1947, in Big Run, he married the former Nora Mae Knarr, who survives.

Mr. Walls was retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and horses and playing checkers and ROOK. 
He also liked spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with his many friends at Jefferson Manor.

November 3rd

Albert W. Mack, 89

November 3, 2011

Albert W. Mack, 89, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Wellington Heights.

He was born Oct. 26, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Albert J. and Edith (Lewis) Mack.

Oct. 4, 1942, he married Helen McQuown, who preceded him in death May 1, 2004.

Mr. Mack was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He was also a member of the American Legion, the B.P.O Elks No. 301 and the Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society.

An avid bowler and golfer, Mr. Mack bowled two perfect games and achieved a hole-in-one in golf.

November 2nd

Albert W. Mack, 89

November 2, 2011

Albert W. Mack, 89, Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Margaret G. Simpson, 89

November 2, 2011

Margaret G. Simpson, 89, Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville.

She was the daughter of the late Felix and and Carmella (Cataldo) Truance.

Mrs. Simpson was a lifelong resident of Rossiter and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years.

She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Rossiter.

October 31st

Maxine L. Fike, 83

October 31, 2011

Maxine L. Fike, 83, Punxsutawney, formerly of Coolspring, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Wellington Heights.

She was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Hawthorne, a daughter of the late Richard P. and Blanche C. (Radaker) Hartzell.

She married Percy L. Fike, who preceded her in death Sept. 16, 2009.
Surviving relatives include two brothers, Richard F. Hartzell and wife Donna of Linesville, and Robert L. Hartzell and wife Dee of Oxford, Fla.; and two sisters, Wilda L. Prince and husband Hugh of Albany, Ga., and Pauline A. Wilson and husband Tom of Pulaski.

Jean M. Greenlee, 80

October 31, 2011

Jean M. Greenlee, 80, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 30, 1931, a daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy Anna (Icher) McKain.

She married Ralph Edgar Greenlee, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Greenlee was a member of Barton Chapel Church.

She enjoyed crocheting, playing piano and camping.

Pearl M. Grove, 83

October 31, 2011

Pearl M. Grove, 83, Rossiter, formerly of Allegany, N.Y., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at home.

She was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Creekside, a daughter of the late Gaskell and Gladys (Leksell) Travis.

Jan. 9, 1947, she married Robert J. Grove, who preceded her in death March 6, 1998.

Mrs. Grove was a member of the Presbyterian Church, which she cleaned for many years, in Rossiter.

Harry R. Hibbard, 70

October 31, 2011

Harry R. Hibbard, 70, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at his home.

He was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Harry E. and Martha (Kovalyak) Hibbard.

He married Leila (Smith) Hibbard, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Hibbard was an equipment operator for the Borough of Punxsutawney. He was also a former Punxsutawney police officer.

October 30th

Darlene Joy Beer, 64

October 30, 2011

Darlene Joy Beer, 64, Mayport, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Clarion Hospital.

She was born August 23, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Raymond M. and Mary S. (Myers) Beer.

Ms. Beer worked at the Sher-Bren Factory in Hawthorn and also at the Big Run Shoe Factory.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Mary Pauline “Polly” Beer of Mayport.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Beer, Leroy Beer and an infant brother; and three sisters, Shirley Palmer, Dorothy Firment and an infant sister.

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