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July 15, 2013

Ephraim J. Gifford, 86, Milton

MILTON — Ephraim J. Gifford, 86, of State Route 405, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born May 22, 1927, in Montgomery, a son of the late Ephraim W. Gifford and Beulah E. Nuss. On Feb. 5, 1960, he married the former Doris E. Shoemaker and celebrated 53 years of marriage together.

He was an Army veteran serving in Italy during World War II and was an expert rifleman.

Ephraim retired from Chef Boyardee in 1992 after 27 years of service.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Watsontown and was a former member of the Musicians Union, Williamsport.  

Ephraim enjoyed music and was regarded as the best accordion player in the area. He played with the Bob & Dean McNett band for 20 years and helped run the Radio Corral in Montgomery, bringing in and playing with numerous professional musicians from Nashville. Later in life he played with the George Wolfe Band.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jeffrey W. Gifford, of Milton; one daughter, Renee E. Schweikart; one granddaughter, Amber E. Reed; and two great-grandchildren, Zachary T. and Bethany L. Reed, all of Mifflinburg.   

He was preceded in death by one half brother, Elmer L. Buss.

Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville, followed by the funeral at 11 with the Rev. Paula M. Gustafson of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Lewisburg, officiating.  

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Ephraim’s memory be made to the SPCA, 2801 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821, or to the Trinity United Church of Christ, 602 Main St., Watsontown, PA 17777.

Visit www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com.

 

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    BOWERSOX, CHAD D., 37, of Watsontown. Life celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Washingtonville Fire Hall, 19 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville.

    DERCK, BEATRICE A., of Sunbury. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury, followed by a graveside service in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.

    DINSMORE, ELEANORE F., 83, of Selinsgrove. Celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

    FAUSNAUGHT, JEAN H., 71, of Danville. Visitation from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Visneski Funeral Homem Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg.

    GANTT, WESLEY J. JR., 58, of Middleburg. Visitation from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, followed by funeral at 2.

    HAMMAKER, JAMES L. JR., 86, of Richfield. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown’s United Methodist Church, 33401 Route 35 North, McAlisterville, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Richfield Union Cemetery. George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills.

    HENRY, DORIS E., 76, of Mifflinburg. Memorial service at 7 p.m. today at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Market St., Mifflinburg.

    MILLER, DONALD W., 77, of Hughesville. Visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. today at White Hall Baptist Church, 945 White Hall Road, Danville, followed by the funeral at 11. Brooks Funeral Home, Turbotville.

    NEWMAN, DAVID E., 56, of Middleburg. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sound at Sound of the Gospel Church, Park Road, Selinsgrove. Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg.

    OBERDORF, KENNETH I., 87, of Riverside. Visitaiton from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Brady Funeral Home, 320 Church St., Danville, followed by funeral at 1.

    ROBBINS, RAYMOND D., 90, of Lewisburg. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Roupp Funeral Home, 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Mazeppa Union Cemetery.

    SCHOLL, GEORGE R., 63, of Middleburg. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Covenant Community Church, Middleburg, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Selinsgrove.

    SNOOK, HARRY I., 86, of Weikert. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hironimus Union Cemetery, Weikert. Roupp Funeral Home, Mifflinburg.

    STEIMLING, FREDERICK A., 53, of Cashtown. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. today at Christ Chapel on the Gettysburg College campus, followed by funeral at 11. Burial in Flohrs Cemetery, McKnightstown. Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg.

    WEBB, KENNETH S., 98, of Milton. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by funeral at 10, at Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton. Burial in Twin Hills Memorial Park.

    WORTHINGTON, DORIS S., 84, of Selinsgrove. Visitation from 1:30 to 2 p.m. today at Chapel of Faith, Hope and Love, Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove, followed by funeral at 2. Burial in Salem Cemetery. V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, Selinsgrove.

     

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