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Mary Reta Smith, dedicated wife, mother

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Mary Reta Smith, born March 8, 1956, the daughter of Floyd and Joyce Boynton passed away June 18, 2014 at the age of 58.

Mary was taken too quickly from her loved ones after succumbing to a prolonged battle with cancer. She was a dedicated wife and mother who found time to balance a busy work schedule with the demands of supporting and taking care of her family.

She is predeceased by her father and brother, Floyd Boynton, III.

Mary is survived by her husband John; two children, Michael (Randall Wilke) of Orlando, FL and Stephanie of Syracuse; her mother, Joyce Boynton; two sisters, Cheryl Boynton and Wendy (Michael) Whitney.

Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday (today) with a service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Upstate Cancer Center, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, 13210.

William Hamilton Sr., farmer, truck driver for OCO

William Hamilton, Sr., 83, of Pennellville died Tuesday June 10 at home.

He was born in Syracuse, NY and was a lifetime resident of Volney until 2010 when he moved to Pennellville.

As a child he grew up on a farm and later in life he continued to work in farming, and silo construction. Mr. Hamilton was past employed as a truck driver and he retired from OCO, Fulton where he worked as a bus driver and aide for 25 years.

He was a past member of the Fulton Moose Lodge and he enjoyed bowling at the Fulton Recreation Club and Lakeview Lanes.

Mr. Hamilton was pre-deceased by his granddaughter Tabitha.

He is survived by his six children:  Cheryl Hamilton of Pennellville, William Hamilton Jr., of Fulton, Michele Bradley of Fulton, Theresa Akarpinar of Granby, Eric Hamilton of Hannibal, Joanne Taylor of Granby; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Burial will be held privately. Calling hours were Tuesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton.

Margaret Beckwith, spring burial

Margaret Beckwith, 79, of Fulton will be buried at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, June 21,  in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton with the Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating.

Following the burial, a celebration of Mrs. Beckwith’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21st at the Oasis at Thunder Island, Fulton.

The Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S. Fulton, has care of the arrangements.

Fulton Noon Rotary honors students

Each month, the Fulton Noon Rotary Club invites two senior honor students from G. Ray Bodley High School to share lunch and the students receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Rotarians. The students discuss their high school careers and their future plans. The students were introduced by Judy Young, center, club chairperson for Youth Activities. Courtney DeLong, left, will graduate ninth in her class, attend SUNY Oswego and major in wellness education. Her career goal is to be a health educator. DeLong has volunteered in numerous church and community activities and enjoys teaching and performing for her dance studio. Alissa Robinson, right, has taken several Advanced Placement courses and enjoyed her time as a cheerleader. Robinson plans on attending the joint nursing program at Le Moyne College and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, both in Syracuse.
Each month, the Fulton Noon Rotary Club invites two senior honor students from G. Ray Bodley High School to share lunch and the students receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Rotarians. The students discuss their high school careers and their future plans. The students were introduced by Judy Young, center, club chairperson for Youth Activities. Courtney DeLong, left, will graduate ninth in her class, attend SUNY Oswego and major in wellness education. Her career goal is to be a health educator. DeLong has volunteered in numerous church and community activities and enjoys teaching and performing for her dance studio. Alissa Robinson, right, has taken several Advanced Placement courses and enjoyed her time as a cheerleader. Robinson plans on attending the joint nursing program at Le Moyne College and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, both in Syracuse.