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James Blackstone

Sep 20, 1956 - Nov 24, 2023

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Saxton, PA

James Raymond Blackstone, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by those he loved most. He was known for his great sense of humor and words of wisdom. He would befriend anyone he met. He married Debra Ann (Foor) on May 6, 1982. They had three children Adam, Aerin and Daniel. He had four grandchildren Alex, Katana, Abel and Gauge. He had many special nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He had a special great niece Aleah, his "Aleah Pet" that helped take excellent care of him along with his s...Read More

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Marianette Edwards

Sep 16, 1942 - Feb 20, 2024

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Saxton, PA

Marianette Edwards, 81, of Saxton passed away at UPMC Altoona Tuesday evening February 20, 2024 after a brief illness with all her children by her side. Born Sept 16, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Thelma (George) Poblett of Baltimore. On May 18, 1963 she was united in marriage to the late Jack R. Edwards of Saxton. Mrs. Edwards is survived by her three sons W. Keith Edwards (husband of Kelly) of Etters, Gary and David Edwards both of Saxton, two daughters, Karen Edwards Snuffer (companion Damon) of York Haven and Rhonda Edwards (companion Ronnie) of Defiance. Mrs. Edwards also have eight grandchildren: Daphne Edwards (fiancé’ Ryan), Alyssa Zelanko (companion Seth), Josh Edwards (husband of Jordan), Keasha Bollman (wife of Jordan), Jared Edwards (husband of Hannah), Morgan Snuffer, Nolan Snuffer, and Ronald Zelanko Jr. and (3) great-grandchildren Kole and Laeklyn Miller and Jayde Edwards. Mrs. Edwards is also survived by (4) siblings, Hazel Marie Miller, Thelma Skopp, Albert “Bud” Poblett (husband of Donna), and Wayne Poblett (husband of Gloria), all of Baltimore, Maryland and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Marianette was preceded in death by son Curtis Edwards, granddaughter Amber Edwards and three siblings, her twin Grover “Butch” Poblett, Donald Poblett Jr (husband of Sandy), and Vergie Theis. Mrs. Edwards was a homemaker who had a heart of gold and spent most of her adult life taking care of the elderly in their home. She enjoyed sitting on the front porch swing, doing puzzle books, listening to Elvis, and having her cats. She also enjoyed visiting her son at the campground in Goldboro, her daughter in York Haven and taking trips with her sons visiting different states. Friends and family will be received Friday, February 23, 2024 from 1:30 to 3:00 at Akers Funeral Chapel, Inc, 715 Church Street Saxton, Pa 16678 Funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Kathy Speck officiating. A graveside service will be held at Grandview Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bedford County Humane Society 182 Bohn Road Bedford, Pa 15522, Saxton Ambulance Division PO Box 10 Saxton, Pa 16678 or Saxton Volunteer Fire Company PO Box 115 Saxton, Pa 16678 Arrangements by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678 Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralchapel.com To to the family or in memory of Marianette Edwards, please

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Mildred L. Smith

Dec 07, 1927 - Feb 15, 2024

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Saxton, PA

Mildred L. Smith passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024 peacefully at home. She was born December 7, 1927 in Baltimore, Maryland and was a 1946 graduate of Everett High School. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, William F. Smith; parents, David A. Spamer and Lillian Smelz Spamer; step-mother Marjorie Spamer; step-father Paul F. Anstine; Son Bernard W. Smith; son-in-law Charles J. Meloy; granddaughter Heidi L. Klahre; and siblings Elizabeth (Bette) Aquiar; David A. Spamer; and Paul E. Anstine Jr. She is survived by her children, Elsie (Charles) Meloy and Sandra (Kenneth R.) Klahre and daughter-in-law Ruth (Venglik) Smith; sister Mary Johnson and brother George (Tom, married to Laura) Spamer; sister-in-law Ella Bussard; as well as grandchildren Sherri (Dirk) Smith; John R. (Ginny) Meloy, William E. Klahre, Brianne N. (Brent) Brennan, and great-grandchildren Jenni Meloy, Annika Meloy, Mazie Smith, Declan Smith, Betsy Brennan, Blake Brennan, and Belle Brennan; great-great grandchildren Silas Woodson and Ruby Mueller; and numerous nephews and nieces. Mildred retired from the Lion Manufacturing Company after 26 years. She attended Community Grace Church. She loved quilting, sewing and crocheting. The family would like to thank Dr. Baer, nurses Kaitlyn Grimes, Stacey Crissy, and caregivers Chelsea Morral, Dana Lowe and Jamie Stiffler for their loving and compassionate care. Friends and family will be received on Monday, February 19, 2024 at the Akers Funeral Home, Inc., 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA from 4-7 P.M. and on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service at the church. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at the Community Grace Church at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jeff Peeler and Pastor Lee Seese officiating. Entombment will occur at Bedford County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates contributions to Community Grace Church, 1216 Raystown Rd, Everett PA 15537. Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Mildred L. (Spamer) Smith, please

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Dolores Ann Mears

Jun 03, 1929 - Dec 25, 2023

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Saxton, PA

Dolores Ann "Sis" (Baughman) Mears, 94, of the Village at Morrisons Cove formerly of Spring Street, Saxton, PA; went home to be with the Lord Christmas morning at 8:05 A.M. She was born on June 3, 1929 in Stonerstown a daughter of the late Charles I. and Annie Belle (Hoover) Baughman. She was the last surviving member of her family. She was united in marriage to Robert D. Mears at the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren on July 24, 1949. Mr. Mears preceded her in death on April 6, 2014. She is survived by daughters Cynthia Watkins wife of Thomas of Broad Top and Melissa Wyles wife of William of Saxton; grandchildren Laurie Watkins of Broad Top, Amy Watkins and fiance Bryan Guerrisi of Marietta, PA, Mandi Foor wife of Bradley, Breezewood, Tyson Wyles husband of Kayla of Export and Ashley Heeter wife of Ryan of Saxton; great grandchildren Abigail Brown wife of Ron, Bryson, Bennett and Alexander Guerrisi, Ryleigh and Karlee Foor, Jaxon and Olivia Wyles and Finley Heeter; and twenty-six nieces and nephews. She also had two special nephews on the Mears side that she was very close to who called her regularly to keep in touch, Richard and Robert. She was preceded in death by sisters Evelyn McClay, Catherine "Noon" Pinkerton, Edna Amick, Betty Roland and brothers Pete, Bobby "Coon", G. Daniel, Clair "Dutch", Donald, Harold and infant Charles. She attended Stonerstown Church of the Brethren her entire life and was the oldest living member. She was a graduate of Saxton-Liberty High School Class of 1947. Dolores worked for Thomas and Hitchens Dental Lab, Dixons Riverside and Retired from the Saxton IGA in 1994. She enjoyed family beach trips and camping with friends and attending family picnics. Sis was an avid Steeler and Penn State Nittany Lions Fan, watching all their games. She also enjoyed Major League Baseball games and watching the Little League World Series. She spent most of the warm months sitting on her patio watching the birds and rabbits. She loved her family and will be missed by many family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Mary Garvey officiating. Friends and Family will be received on Saturday, January 6, 2024 from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service at the church. Burial will be held privately at Dudley Methodist Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dolores to the Saxton Volunteer Fire Company or the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren. Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralchapel.com Arrangements by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678 The family would like to thank the Village Hospice and nursing staff on the 3rd floor for their consideration, care and love shown to our mother. To to the family or in memory of Dolores Ann "Sis" (Baughman) Mears, please

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John Troutwein

Sep 22, 1935 - Dec 17, 2023

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Saxton, PA

John Earle Troutwein, 88, of Saxton, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at his home. Born in Woodvale, PA. on September 22, 1935, a son of the late William and Mayetta (Mountain) Troutwein. He was a teacher at Northern Bedford Cunty Schools and had served in the United States Navy as an E4 during the Korean Conflict. Surviving are a son, William Troutwein, husband of Patricia, and 8 grandchildren, Albert, Shane, Maria, Angela, Thad, Crystal, Lorne, and Edward. A private service will be held by the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. 5010 Railroad Ave. Broad Top City, PA. 16621. Online condolences can be made at www. caheathfh. com. To to the family or in memory of John E. Troutwein, please

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Jean Risbon

Jul 24, 1939 - Dec 13, 2023

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Saxton, PA

Jean Risbon, 84, of Risbon Road, Saxton, Pennsylvania: went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at Conemaugh Memorial. She was born on July 24, 1939; a daughter of the late David and Frances (Swartz) Coy. She was united in marriage to John D. "Moose" Risbon. He preceded her in death on February 15, 2015. She is survived by two daughters: Charlene F. Risbon of Saxton and Anna Marie Watson of Coalmont; three grandchildren: Shawn M. Brode married to Scarlett, Saxton, PA; Natasha Zdrosky married to Timothy, Dudley, PA and Johnathan Watson; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, Cecilia Gracie. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Brad Brode. She was a graduate of Robertsdale High School. Throughout her career she worked at Howard Johnson, Big "D" Discount Store, Seton Manufacturing, and Quality Manufacturing. She liked going to casinos, traveling, fishing, yard sales and above all spending time with her family. She will be sadly missed and loved very much. Friends and family may call at the Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 10:00 A. M. until the hour of service at the funeral chapel. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 11:00 A. M. at the Akers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tim McIntyre officiating. Burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www. akersfuneralchapel. com To to the family or in memory of Jean (Coy) Risbon, please

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Grover Mills

Aug 30, 1931 - Nov 25, 2023

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Saxton, PA

Grover K. Mills, 92, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Colonial Courtyard surrounded by his family. He was born on August 30, 1931 in Monroe Township, a son of the late Reid and Belle (Miller) Mills. He is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Roxanna (Cornell) Mills, whom he was united in marriage to on August 27, 1954 in Winchester, VA. Along with his wife, he is survived by three daughters Karla Levy married to Jim, Karen Glah married to Jim and Rhonda Barkman formerly married to Tom. He was such a proud "pap" of his five grandchildren Jim Levy married to Becky, Josh Levy married to Jackie, Jarod Bowers married to Marissa, Cole Barkman married to Amber and Rachel Gibbons married to Brian; and he was affectionately known as "Pappy Grover" to his seven great grandchildren Millie, Lyla, Kenzie, Colin and Grant Levy, Maximus Barkman and Audrey Gibbons. He is also survived by siblings Marjorie Robinette, Lulabelle Ramsey, Alton Mills and brother-in-law Lynn Cornell. He was preceded in death by brother Teo Mills, brothers-in-law Theodore Ramsey and Junior Robinette and sisters-in-law Linda Mills and Lurain Cornell. Grover was employed with Bedford County Oil for thirty-eight years as a truck driver. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Chapmans Run Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting when he was younger; traveling with "mom", and woodworking, but his greatest enjoyment came from being with his family. He will forever be loved and missed for his kindness, gentleness, thoughtfulness and that "laugh". He was always more concerned with others than himself. A special thank you - first to the staff of Victoria House at Spring House Estates and the staff in the memory care unit at Colonial Courtyard. Both staff's treated not only Grover, but the entire family with patience, kindness and respect. Friends and Family will be received on Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 9:30 A. M. until the hour of service at 11:00 A. M. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 11:00 A. M. with Rev. Robert R. Robertson officiating. Burial will be held at the Everett Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www. akersfuneralhome. com To to the family, please

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James Blackstone

Sep 20, 1956 - Nov 24, 2023

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Saxton, PA

James Raymond Blackstone, 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by those he loved most. He was known for his great sense of humor and words of wisdom. He would befriend anyone he met. He married Debra Ann (Foor) on May 6, 1982. They had three children Adam, Aerin and Daniel. He had four grandchildren Alex, Katana, Abel and Gauge. He had many special nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He had a special great niece Aleah, his "Aleah Pet" that helped take excellent care of him along with his sister-in-law Dotty. He is also survived by four siblings Steve (Cindy) Blackstone, Tammy (Steven) Hoover, Samuel (Debbie) Blackstone and Melody (William) Harris all whom he shared a great bond with. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel J. and Freeda E. (Poland) Blackstone and a niece Robin. Jim dedicated his life to Christ on August 13, 2023. He is so loved and will be missed dearly. Family and Friends may call at the Akers Funeral Home, Inc. , 299 Raystown Road, Everett on Friday, December 1, 2023 11:00 A. M. - 1:00 P. M. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 1:00 P. M. in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Blackstone officiating. Burial will be held privately at the Blackstone Home Place. Online condolences may be expressed at www. akersfuneralhome. com If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of James to the Pleasant Union Church, 105 Cardinal Lane, Everett, PA 15537. To to the family, please

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Henry Hall

Aug 10, 1963 - Nov 22, 2023

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Saxton, PA

Henry George Hall, III, 60, of Piper Hill Road, Hopewell, PA; passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at home doing what he loved farming. He was born on August 10, 1963 in Hopewell, PA; a son of the late Henry George Hall Jr. and Anna Marie (Garman) Hall. On November 23, 2011 in Hopewell, PA; he was united in marriage to Darlene A. (Pittman) Hall. Along with his wife, he is survived by children Kody L. Hall married to Robin, Lancaster, PA; Keyan M. Hall married to Brittany, Martinsburg, PA; Kaila D. Grimes married to Levi, Everett, PA and Henry K. Hall married to Dedra, Woodbury, PA; sixteen grandchildren; siblings Todd Hall married to Carrie, Gina Boor married to Doug and Tina Suess. He was a graduate of Northern Bedford High School Class of 1981. He owned and operated He-An-Ha Farm. Henry loved being a dairy farmer; his farm was a supplier for Land O'Lakes. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and trips out west hunting. He was a supporter of the Elk foundation. Friends and Family will be received on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service at 2:00 P. M. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2:00 P. M. with Pastor Dean Thomas officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www. akersfuneralhome. com If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Henry to the Akers Funeral Home to assist the family with expenses. To to the family, please

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Harry Helsel

Feb 24, 1927 - Nov 19, 2023

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Saxton, PA

Harry David Helsel, age 96, former resident of Wells Tannery passed away Sunday, November 19, at The Village of Morrisons Cove where he has resided the past five years. Harry was born in Wells Township on February 24, 1927, the son of the late Harry and Eva Lowery Barton Helsel. He is survived by his wife of 78 years, Mary E. Parlier Helsel, whom he married on August 5, 1945, in Hustontown, PA. He is also survived by a daughter and three sons: Rena Ritchey and her husband Delbert of Stewartstown; Joseph and his wife Trudy of Wells Tannery; Byron and his wife Janis of Wells Tannery; and David and his wife Beth of Richland, PA. In addition, Harry is survived by nine grandchildren, one step-granddaughter: sixteen great grandchildren, and one great step-granddaughter. Harry was preceded in death by all of his siblings, brother George, stepbrothers Walter and Roy Barton and sisters: Elda Siler, Vesta Marquart, Alice Hann, and Lelia Decker. In 1944, Harry graduated from Robert Smith High School. Following graduation, he became a power shovel operator at local coal mines. In 1945 he was inducted into the U. S. Army and was stationed in occupied Germany from February 1946 to December 1946 serving in close proximity to the Nuremberg Trials. For his service to his country, he was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Following his military service, Harry spent his working career operating heavy equipment. During his later working years, he mainly operated cranes, building pipelines, dams, and bridges. After retiring in 1989, Harry enjoyed working in his metal shop. With his welding skills he was able to fabricate and repair many items (including farm implements, furniture, log splitters, along with inside and outside wood stoves). He was also called upon by neighbors to do digging with his Kubota backhoe or to "smell" for water when people would be drilling wells. Harry also used his retirement years to travel with various family members. His travels included trips with Mary to Nashville, Dollywood, Graceland, and on to Texas to visit a grandson. Other trips to visit family took them to New England and the Boston area and New Jersey. He and Mary especially liked to go camping with their son and daughter-in-law at Frontier Town in Ocean City, MD. Other family members joined them at the campground to help create cherished memories. Another favorite pastime for Harry was taking Mary out to eat at various restaurants. They did this several times a week before Harry had to give up driving. They would usually go in his Ford pickup. Harry was a Ford man most his life. Harry was a member of the American Legion and the International Union of Operating Engineers for over fifty years. A public funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday December 2 at the Presbyterian Church in Wells Tannery. The funeral will be followed by interment at the Presbyterian cemetery in Wells Valley. Friends are invited to a visitation from 10:30 am to 11 am at the church. Arrangements by Akers Funeral Home, 299 Raystown Road, Everett. Online condolences may be expressed at www. akersfuneralhome. com To to the family, please

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Corrin Colledge

Mar 04, 1937 - Nov 14, 2023

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Saxton, PA

Corrin Wilbur Colledge, 86, of Breezewood, PA; passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital. He was born on March 4, 1937 in East Providence Township; a son of the late Grant Elton and Myrtle Beatrice (Winters) Colledge. On June 25, 1963 he was united in marriage to Sharon LaVerne (Brantner) Colledge. Along with his wife of sixty years, he is survived by children Kelly Cooke (Joe Bracken) St. Inigoes, MD, Stacey Colledge, Waldorf, MD, Andrew Colledge (Sharon) Breezewood, PA; grandchildren Brittany Cooke, Joey Bracken, Samantha Bracken, Kathryn and Billy Whalen, Krista Hinish (Caleb), Brandi Colledge, Tom Colledge (Nicole), Joe Welch (Kelly); great grandchildren Kyle Nelson Jr. , Peyton Murphy, Harper, Reagen and Emerson Hope Hinish (Emerson is due in January 2024), Lincoln and Laura Burkholder, Marceles, Aubrielle and Axen Welch; siblings Arlin Colledge (Lena) Breaux Bridge, LA, Jean Christopher (Ron) Beverly Hills, FL, Robert College(Donna) Everett, PA; several nieces and nephews and his "Adopted" family - Don, Kathy, Zach, Aaron, Eli Claycomb and family. He was preceded in death by daughter Terri Colledge, granddaughter Logan Rathburn, grandsons Kevin Cooke and Josh Claycomb; siblings Doris Foor, Gerald Colledge, Myrna Cogan, Patricia Lobb and Nyle Vincent Colledge. Corrin attended Everett Area High School. He loved hunting and fishing, playing cards at family reunions, and singing in the choir. He loved his family. The babies always had a special place in his heart. On Sunday afternoons he loved listening to the radio whether it was the NASCAR races with Mark Martin as his favorite driver or listening to the Pittsburgh Steelers football or Pirates baseball. Mr. Colledge was a lifelong farmer on the farm where he was born & raised. He also worked as a mechanic at Gateway Truck Stop prior to retiring from driving tractor trailer for Wal-Mart. He was a member of the Rays Cove Christian Church and had 21 years of perfect attendance. Friends and Family will be received on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at the Akers Funeral Home, Inc. , 299 Raystown Road, Everett, PA from 5-7 P. M. and on Friday from 10:00 A. M. until the hour of service at the church. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11:00 A. M. at the Rays Cove Christian Church with Pastor Tom Smith officiating. Burial will be held at Rays Cove Christian Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www. akersfuneralhome. com If friends so desire memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Colledge to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The family would like to give a special thanks to family, neighbors, friends and hospital staff for all the kindness and aid shared over the past couple of years. To to the family, please

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