Archive for November, 2019

Viola Jane Noble 11/27/2019

November 30th, 2019 1 comment

Viola J. Noble

Viola J. Noble, 93 of DeKalb, died on November 27, 2019, at her home, Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, has been entrusted with arrangements.  There will be no services as Viola requested. She is survived by, siblings, Weldon and his wife Roxanne Noble, DeKalb, Neil Noble, DeKalb, Merle and his wife Dancy Noble of DeKalb, Keith “Popeye” Noble, of Canton, Janice Sibbitts of Canton, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by siblings, Morley, Harold and Glenn Noble, Lucy Murdie and Loreen Noble.  Viola was born on February 7, 1926 in the Town of Canton, New York, the daughter of the late, Loys and Jessie Colbertson Noble.  Viola cleaned homes for a living.  She loved taking care of her family and her home.  She enjoyed going for rides in the car. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences can be made at

Jessie K. Wainwright 11/27/2019

November 30th, 2019 No comments

Jessie K. Wainwright

Jessie K. Wainwright, 102, Ellenton, Florida, formerly of Rensselaer Falls, died on November 27, 2019, at her daughter’s home.  In the spring there will be a graveside service in the Rensselaer Falls Cemetery. She is survived by, her daughter Linda Liscum and Antonio Tozzi of Ellenton, Florida, grandchildren, Brandi and her husband Robert Reichenbach of Hampton, Virginia, Evan and his wife Reanda Liscum of Tupper Lake, New York, great grandchildren, Jessie and Haley Reichenbach, Marah and Kelsey Liscum, and step great granddaughter Jenna Leonard.  Jessie was born on August 11, 1917 in Lisbon, New York, the daughter of the late, Howard and Julia McMartin Miller. She married Herbert Wainwright on November 12, 1943, he died on May 28, 2006. She graduated from Alexandria Bay High School, and graduated from Potsdam Normal in 1939, with a teaching degree.  Her career began by teaching in the country schools and ended with her teaching grades K, 1st and 2nd, at Canton Central School, until her retirement in 1972.  Jessie was a past member of the United Methodist Church in Rensselaer Falls, the New York State Retired Teachers, the Local Retired Teachers Association, the Rensselaer Falls Historical Association, and the Rensselaer Falls Library Association.  Jessie loved to spend time with her daughter and grandchildren.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, and being around animals. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rensselaer Falls Cemetery Association or the Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

Janet J. Flight 11/22/2019

November 23rd, 2019 3 comments

Janet J. Flight

Janet J. Flight, 82, of DeKalb, died on November 22, 2019, at United Helpers Nursing Home, Canton.  Calling hours will be November 25, 12 – 2 PM. The funeral service will follow at 2 PM, at the funeral home, Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery. She is survived by, her brothers, Lawrence and his wife Patricia Flight of DeKalb, David and his wife Wendy Corbine Flight, Ogdensburg, nieces and nephews, Diane and her husband Larry Hazelton of Heuvelton, Donna and her husband Frank Anson of DeKalb,  Carol and her husband Malcolm Hubbard of DeKalb, Cathy and her husband Robert Reed of Maryland, Mark Flight and his companion, Shannon Klementz of Wisconsin,  Steven and his wife Pam Fischer of Washington , 9 great nieces and nephews, 17 great nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister, Virginia Fischer. Janet was born on April 14, 1937 in Macombe, New York, the daughter of the late, Ray and Catherine Pray Flight.  She graduated in 1955 from the Hermon DeKalb Central School, in 1956 she graduated from the Watertown School of Commerce.  Her career at Saint Lawrence University began on June 14, 1957 and ended with her retirement on June 30, 1999.  She was the assistant registrar in 1973 till 1981 when she became the registrar.  Janet was a member of the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the DeKalb Hermon, Canton and Colton Senior Citizen’s Clubs, The Red Hat Society, and the DeKalb Historical Association.  She received the Laity of the Year Award in May 2004, and the Special Mission Recognition in March of 2019. Janet loved to travel, knit, exercise three days a week at St. Lawrence University, and read. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the SPCA, Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, or the DeKalb Junction United Methodist Church.

Ruth Ann Copeland 11/14/2019

November 18th, 2019 No comments

Ruth Ann Copeland, 79, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Riverledge Health Care & Rehabilitation Center in Ogdensburg, NY.  She was born on May 3, 1939 in Watertown, New York to the late Harley & Evelyn Lehr Watson. She graduated from Watertown High School.  She later attended Nursing School in the Watertown.
She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the United Helpers in Canton.  She is predeceased by her husband, Elgin Copland. She is survived by a sister, Margaret Sweet, Black River, NY and several nieces and nephews. She is also predeceased by 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
A private graveside service will be held in the South Edwards Cemetery on Saturday, November 23, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held on her Birthday in May.

Edward “Earl” Newcombe Sr. 10/31/2019

November 3rd, 2019 3 comments

Edward Earl Newcombe Sr.

Edward “Earl” Newcombe, 86, of Rensselaer Falls, died on October 31, 2019, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.  Calling hours will be November 4, 4 – 7 PM at the funeral home. The funeral service will be November 5th, 2019 at 1 PM at the Kendrew Methodist Church, Missionary Ron Stiles officiating. There will be a reception at the Rensselaer Falls Fire Dept. after the burial, covered dishes will be accepted, please call Ed Newcombe Jr. at 315-276-5636 with any questions.  He is survived by, his wife Helen, sons, Edward E. and his wife Linda Newcombe Jr. of Rensselaer Falls, Mark M. Newcombe of Rensselaer Falls,  his daughter, Patricia J. and her husband Kevin Mudge of Heuvelton, brothers, Howard and Marion Newcombe of DeKalb Junction, Joseph and Marilyn Newcombe of Connecticut, Charles and Barb Newcombe of Edwards, Lawrence and Pam Newcombe of Whitehall, sisters, Ethel Newcombe of DeKalb Junction, Mary Ames of Canton, Ilene Cole of Ogdensburg, grandchildren, Edward Z. Newcombe, Jason Newcombe, Connor Mudge, Shane Mudge several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Floyd Newcombe, and a sister, Dorothy Newvine. Earl was born on March 24, 1933 in the Town of Lisbon, the son of the late, Lawrence and Marion Bush Newcombe.  He married Helen Anderson on October 7, 1962 at the Kendrew Methodist Church, Rev. Alan Bowering officiating.  He owned and operated Earl Newcombe and Sons Trucking.   Earl enjoyed cutting wood, trucking, working outside, and being a junk dealer. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Rensselaer Falls Volunteer Rescue Squad of Fire Dept., SPCA, Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, or the charity on one’s choice.