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Doris J. Florance, 90, formerly of Hallstead, PA, passed away peacefully Monday, October 1, 2007. She was the wife of Johnny Florance, who predeceased her in 1982.

Doris is survived by her children, Sandra Richardson, Delores Thatcher and her companion, Victor Welch, Sally and Edward Tierney, Kay and Don Butler, Johnnie and Marsha Florance; one brother, Perry Hall; fourteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris was a member of the United Methodist Community Church, Great Bend, PA. She enjoyed volunteering at the Blue Ridge Senior Citizens Center, sewing, crafts, and was an avid bowler.

The family wishes to express gratitude to the loving staffs at SNF and RCA.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 4 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, 5 Susquehanna Avenue, Hallstead, with Pastor Donald W. Littleton officiating.

Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m.



Harold C. Pegg, Sr., passed away Monday night, September 24, 2007.

He lived in Stevens Point for the past 27 years.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce and two daughters, Phyllis Wilkie and Carol Fant and one son, Harold (Bud) Pegg, Jr.

He will be buried in Totowa, New Jersey.


Joseph J. King, a lifelong resident of Susquehanna, died September 26, 2007 at the age of 81 after valiantly battling cancer for over two years. He was the youngest child of Joseph and Helen King, and was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife, Marion and sister, Anna.

Joseph is survived by his children, one daughter and son-in-law, Mary-Ellen and Duane Bronson, Binghamton, NY; one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Nancy King (and Nancy’s family), Corvallis, Oregon; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Loretta King and their son, Pat and his family, Binghamton, NY; one sister, Helen Haggerty and her sons Dan, Jerry, Tim and their families, Boynton Beach, FL; his cousins, Mary Pat Maloney, Susquehanna, PA, Pat and Jack Demer, Binghamton, NY; also his extended family of friends, both young and old in the Susquehanna area.

Joe served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy and was a lifetime member of the Moose Club, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Susquehanna Fire Department. Joe was also a member of St. John’s Church in Susquehanna. He spent most of his life owning and operating the former Susquehanna Beverage beer distributor with his wife, Marion. He was best known as an avid hunter and fisherman and continued fishing until just before his death. Almost every one of his fishing trips came with a story, and blessed with a good memory, he was able to entertain his friends with tales of his many hunting and fishing exploits.

A funeral Mass was held on Friday, September 28 at St. John’s Evangelist Church, Susquehanna.

Arrangements were made by Hennessey’s Funeral Home, Susquehanna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the “Conservation Acquisition Partnership” which is dedicated to provide public access to Pennsylvania's waterways. Contributions may be mailed to Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, CAP Program, P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000.

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