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April 12, 2002

Barry G. Buley
Control Mgr., 52

Barry G. Buley of Ellenville, a manager of quality control at the Imperial Schrade Co. where he was employed for 33 years, died Monday, April 8, 2002, at his home. He was 52 years of age.
The son of Kathleen Phillips Buley and the late Harold Buley Sr., he was born November 5, 1949, in Kingston.
Mr. Buley was an avid outdoorsman, a member of the Roundout Gun Club and a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his mother of Grahamsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. and Heidi Marie Buley of Otisville; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Lee and Gary Lee Conklin of Hurleyville; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Arnold Buley of Youngsville, Irving and Joan Buley and Harold and Linda Buley, all of Grahamsville, Bruce and Jean Buley of Saugerties, and Roger and Sandra Buley of Lamontville; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Harry Roebuck of Grahamsville, Barbara and Doug Chase of Kingston, Linda and Oliver Moore of Glenford, Louise and Fred Clark, and Gloria and Bob Reed of Hurley; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Ellenville with Pastor Lorraine Ackerman officiating.
Cremation was made at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
Interment of the cremains will be made at the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Woodstock on Tuesday, April 16, with full military honors.

Ollie M. Reeves
Homemaker, 74

Ollie Mae Reeves of Liberty, a homemaker and a longtime area resident, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at her home. She was 74 years of age.
The daughter of the late Thornton and Mary Jamison Reeves, she was born November 5, 1927, in Tyler, Alabama.
Mrs. Reeves was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale.
She is survived by two sons, Lorenzo Reeves of Liberty and Charlie Axle of Alabama; two grandchildren, Sharon Grey and Candice Reeves; four nieces; a nephew; several grandnieces and grandnephews; and several great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Friends may call at the Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., Liberty on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be held at the Friendship Baptist Church in Ferndale on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Willie Smith officiating.
Burial will be made in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church, Ferndale, N.Y. 12734.

Lawrence McVay, 84
Ret. Hvy. Equip. Oper.

Lawrence McVay of Hendersonville, N.C., a former resident of Monticello and a retired heavy equipment operator, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at the Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville. He was 84 years of age.
Mr. McVay served in the Navy Seabees as a heavy equipment operator 1st Class in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II. He was a charter member of the Smallwood/ Mongaup Valley Volunteer Fire Department and a member of IUOE for over 60 years.
He is survived by his wife, Natalie Lorino McVay; five children, eight step-children; 29 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the residence of Teresa Butler, 3 Seven Oaks Rd., Harriman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Jason W. Hawkins, 23

Jason Williams Hawkins of Woodridge died Monday, April 8, 2002, at his home. He was 23 years of age.
The son of Lucy and Jerome Sandiford Hawkins, he was born February 14, 1979, in Brooklyn.
He is survived by his parents, at home; a brother, Jerome Hawkins Jr. of Binghamton; his maternal grandmother, Matilda Degado Sandiford of Puerto Rico; and an aunt, Floella W. Oden of Brooklyn.
Services were held Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Monticello with the Rev. James L. Matthews officiating.
Interment was made in the Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in Woodbourne.

Muriel M. Hall
Registered Nurse, 77

Muriel "Mimi" Murray Hall of Gregorytown, a registered nurse working at the Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton and the Countryside Care Center in Delhi, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at her home. She was 77 years of age.
The daughter of the late Harold and Ida Murray, she was born September 17, 1924, in Bangor, Maine. She was the widow of Ernest Allen Hall who died in February of 1998.
Mrs. Hall received her degree from SUNY Delhi and external regents.
She is survived by six children, Richard Hall of Kingston, Tenn., Anne Shirley Stout of Lisbon, Iowa, Jill Steele of Downsville, Nancy Defazio of Eldred, Mary Fordon of W.P. Air Force Base in Ohio, Vicky Lesh of New Paltz and Robert Scott Hall of Downsville; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the East Branch Community Church in East Branch with the Rev. Earl Pomeroy and the Rev. Paul Cicio officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Branch Community Church, East Branch, N.Y. 13756.

James White Jr.
Ret. Teacher, 59

James F. White Jr. of Liberty, an industrial arts teacher at Newburgh Free Academy for 20 years until his retirement and a former Kingston resident, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., after an illness. He was 59 years of age.
The son of the late James F. and Mary Devitt White, he was born August 20, 1942, in Kingston.
A 1960 graduate of St. Mary's School in Kingston, he served in the United States Army Reserve for four years.
While teaching, Mr. White was a student advisor on projects with students including the construction of a solar powered automobile and a wind-up automobile. He was previously employed at Channel Master in Ellenville and Vestaguard in Port Ewen.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta E. Kavanagh White of the Town of Ulster; two sons, James White and Sean White, both of the Town of Ulster; a daughter, Darlene Gambino of West Saugerties; a brother, Daniel White of the Town of Ulster; a half-brother, John Devitt of Australia; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Wednesday at St. Mary's Church in Kingston.
Burial was made in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial Service For
Rev. George Moody

A memorial service will be held for Rev. George Moody who died March 19, 2002, in Syracuse, at the United Methodist Church, 445 Broadway, Monticello, on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Gene Smith and other attending clergy will officiate.
Rev. Moody and his late wife, Florence, affiliated with the Monticello United Methodist Church upon retirement and established a home in Monticello until their health made it necessary for them to make other living arrangements.

Irene C. Benza
Homemaker, 85

Irene C. Benza of Ft. Pierce, Fla., a former Liberty resident, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Delmar. She was 85 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ferdinand and Anna Lesquier Moutoux, she was born July 10, 1916, in North Bergen, N.J. She was the widow of Joseph C. Benza who died August 5, 1991.
Mrs. Benza was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Liberty.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald J. and Margiana Benza of Delmar; a sister, Edna Hiltebrand of Teaneck, N.J.; three grandchildren, Debra Fineberg, Donald J. Benza Jr. and Scott I. Benza; and seven grandchildren, Samantha and Ross Fineberg, and Timothy, Daniel, April, Brittney and Edward Benza. She was predeceased by a brother, Ferdinand Moutoux and a sister, Anna Beckers.
Services were held Wednesday at the Ramsay's Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Burial was made in the Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Senior Van, 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar, N.Y. 12054.

Grace E. Vogler
Homemaker, 87

Grace Ellen Vogler of North Branch, a homemaker and longtime area resident, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at her home. She was 87 years of age.
Funeral arrangements, under the direction of the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, are incomplete at press time.

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